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March 25th, 2010, 03:54 PM #31
Everywhere I look it has that release coming out in July. Might it have outdated information? Yeah, but it might be just what it is, a different version with a different publication date, one that is coming soon too.
Why would they do this? I don't know... why do some book in the UK release paperback and hardcover simultaneously, while in the states it usually don't?
March 25th, 2010, 07:08 PM #32
For their own, highly confused, reasons Solaris decided to issue 'placeholder' covers for their new books, followed by the 'real' cover a couple of months later. This has seriously confused Amazon, who have had to create entirely new entries for the new covers.
As far as I can tell, the covers and dates I posted are the accurate ones.
March 25th, 2010, 08:18 PM #33
I wonder if they're simply releasing two different formats, or if they had planned to release one way initially, and now those plans are scratched.
Amazon is not the only one carrying both versions on their site, with different prices too.
I guess we'll have to wait and see I guess for the time being.
March 25th, 2010, 10:34 PM #34
IIRC ISBN numbers can sometimes change if the cover artwork is changed, and the 'old' editions can sometimes float around on Amazon for a while before being deleted.
Paul has also confirmed the split in books: Hawkwood's Voyage and The Heretic Kings will comprise the first omnibus, whilst The Iron Wars, The Second Empire and a partially-rewritten Ships From the West will make up the second.
March 25th, 2010, 10:57 PM #35
March 27th, 2010, 02:33 PM #36
I've waited, what seems like, forever for these omnibus editions. This summer is turning out to be rather nice indeed.
June 8th, 2010, 10:51 AM #37
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June 8th, 2010, 03:02 PM #38
I had ordered the first book from bookdepository, but just cancelled it yesterday... I'm still confused about which books are which. I've tried to confirm with multiple sites with the ISBN numbers, and they all have particular variations that give me zero confidence in what I'm buying.
June 8th, 2010, 03:18 PM #39
It's this one:
The ISBN-13 is 978-1-906735-70-8
The ISBN-10 is 1906735700
It's the one on the official Solaris website and on the back of the book itself (see above image).
At least, that's the British one. What the American one is seems to be unclear.
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June 8th, 2010, 03:24 PM #40
I guess I had ordered the right one. But one of the things the put me off was the page count in bookdepository, which is less than the one in the solaris website. Just a lot of little details like that that no website could agree upon.
And for example, if I use the ISBN-13 from the solaris website for Century of the Soldier on Bookdepository it brings me to a page that is titled The Heretic Kings, though it has the Century of the Soldier cover.
Amazon, Bookdepository, etc. just have a complete mess at the moment with the product details... particularly for books that are supposed to be released in 2 months or so. Makes little sense to me.
June 8th, 2010, 03:31 PM #41
However, whilst various ISBNs point at different editions of the book due to placeholders and early copy, there is only one, big paperback edition of each omnibus that is going to be in existence. Even if you ended up ordering the 'wrong' edition via Amazon or Bookdepository, you should receive the right book because they'll only be selling the one edition. Worst case scenario is that the website will 'cancel' the order and not take your money, so you can then re-order the correct edition.
They have been confusing about this, it has to be said, by releasing early placeholder cover art which seems to have bemused Amazon's order-tracking system.
June 8th, 2010, 03:39 PM #42
June 9th, 2010, 07:13 PM #43
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guys i think the numbers are both correct, the difference is if it is the US or the UK Edition (i had this problem with another Solaris book)
Hawkwood and the Kings:
US ISBN-13: 978-1906735715 (placeholder cover Amazon)
UK ISBN-13: 978-1906735708 (More updated cover but not final cover Amazon UK)
Century of the Soldier:
US ISBN-13: 978-1907519093 (Amazon)
UK ISBN-13:978-1907519086 (for some reason now called "The Heretic Kings" Amazon UK)
Amazon.com usually lists UK titles but only as "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available", that is why both editions are listed there
Because the Book Depository has both US and UK editions you have them both listed
with the usual discount of 25% discount to $5.99 for a US paperback preorder
and of 48% to $5.99 for a UK paperback preorder
also just for comparison the Solaris released book for last month
"Banners In The Wind" by Juliet E McKenna, has 2 ISBN-13 Numbers both in stock
US: 978-1906735753 (Amazon.com), UK: 978-1906735746 (Amazon UK, listed as "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available" on Amazon.com)
or "Dark Lady's Chosen" by Gail Martin, US: 978-1844168316, UK: 978-1844168309
and you can see this for most Solaris books
Last edited by Phoenix555; June 9th, 2010 at 07:27 PM.
June 29th, 2010, 12:45 PM #44
June 29th, 2010, 06:03 PM #45
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For those in the know, is Kearney likely to manage a third book in the Sea Beggars series?