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Old 01-02-2018   #21
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Re: The Boke of the Divill

I eventually pre-ordered, and I have still not seen the book.
To be honest, I know little about this publisher.
I have also grown wary of presses with lengthy production schedules.
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Re: The Boke of the Divill

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I eventually pre-ordered, and I have still not seen the book.
To be honest, I know little about this publisher.
I have also grown wary of presses with lengthy production schedules.
It took 2.5 weeks for mine to arrive after pre-ordering.

Dark Regions is incredibly frustrating with their constant production schedule issues and kickstarters and all that mess.
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Re: The Boke of the Divill

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I eventually pre-ordered, and I have still not seen the book.
To be honest, I know little about this publisher.
I have also grown wary of presses with lengthy production schedules.
I've learned to accept it. Most, if not all, of the people who work for small presses have plenty of outside obligations. It's reasonable to assume they are not making a living publishing books. Everything related to the writing as well as publishing of weird fiction is purely a labor of love, so I'm not at all surprised by late deadlines and such.

Some people (such as myself) battle a great deal of depression during the holiday season, so that might be a significant factor as well.

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Re: The Boke of the Divill

I have books that have been on pre-order for half a decade. I would add to what Mr Veech said: small presses are labors of love not only for their proprietors but also for their authors... and their readers. The economics of small presses are profoundly influenced by the emotional considerations of all parties involved.
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I have books that have been on pre-order for half a decade. I would add to what Mr Veech said: small presses are labors of love not only for their proprietors but also for their authors... and their readers.
I hear you, and this ain't exactly my first debutante's ball.
From one indie house (not Dark Regions) I have 20 preorders alone.
My oldest outstanding preorder is now 13 years old.
I simply do no have a relationship with the DR press.
With most presses, one can - within reason - exchange comments with the publisher.
Dark Regions is less communicative.
At least, that is my experience.
Other members may have had numerous lively exchanges with the honchos in charge.
Me? The less response, the less I am likely to order more.

Nevertheless, has anyone received their Boke Divill HC yet?
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Re: The Boke of the Divill

I too preordered a HC of "The Boke of the Divill," but believe that it was always slated for publication in the spring.

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Re: The Boke of the Divill

Now, while Egaeus or Swan River certainly are small labors of love, Dark Regions is a much bigger business that aims at much wider audience - not to mention that they publish a lot of "straight" horror, by a number of well known contemporary authors, rather than just ultra-niche limited editions. So, same excuse cannot be applied to them.
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Re: The Boke of the Divill

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I have books that have been on pre-order for half a decade. I would add to what Mr Veech said: small presses are labors of love not only for their proprietors but also for their authors... and their readers.
I hear you, and this ain't exactly my first debutante's ball.
From one indie house (not Dark Regions) I have 20 preorders alone.
My oldest outstanding preorder is now 13 years old.
I simply do no have a relationship with the DR press.
With most presses, one can - within reason - exchange comments with the publisher.
Dark Regions is less communicative.
At least, that is my experience.
Other members may have had numerous lively exchanges with the honchos in charge.
Me? The less response, the less I am likely to order more.

Nevertheless, has anyone received their Boke Divill HC yet?
13 years!? I was thinking in terms of months, not years.

"In a less scientific age, he would have been a devil-worshipper, a partaker in the abominations of the Black Mass; or would have given himself to the study and practice of sorcery. His was a religious soul that had failed to find good in the scheme of things; and lacking it, was impelled to make of evil itself an object of secret reverence."

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Re: The Boke of the Divill

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Now, while Egaeus or Swan River certainly are small labors of love, Dark Regions is a much bigger business that aims at much wider audience - not to mention that they publish a lot of "straight" horror, by a number of well known contemporary authors, rather than just ultra-niche limited editions. So, same excuse cannot be applied to them.
Normally, I order directly from the publisher and avoid the evil that is Amazon but in the case of "The Boke..." I was so annoyed about this kickstarter mess and the endless delays that I ordered it there and I got it within two days.
Anyway, we have talked so much about the publishing side of it, I'm wondering what those who have already read it make of it.
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Re: The Boke of the Divill

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Anyway, we have talked so much about the publishing side of it, I'm wondering what those who have already read it make of it.
Well, there's a couple of reviews and ratings on GR.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-of-the-divill
It sounds alrightish (if different from what I expected).
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