June 01, 2010
Due to a pretty odd mistake at the printer, the first 1000 copies of TDPL will not have the name of the author on their cover. (The name still appears on the back cover and the spine.)

The history of printing is rife with rare printing mistakes that have become collector's editions. Preorder now to be among the first 1000 readers who get the authorless TDPL edition.


Andrei
June 01, 2010
On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:59:32 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org> wrote:

> Due to a pretty odd mistake at the printer, the first 1000 copies of TDPL will not have the name of the author on their cover. (The name still appears on the back cover and the spine.)
>
> The history of printing is rife with rare printing mistakes that have become collector's editions. Preorder now to be among the first 1000 readers who get the authorless TDPL edition.

*cough* marketing ploy

;)

-Steve
June 01, 2010
On 06/01/2010 01:04 PM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:59:32 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu
> <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org> wrote:
>
>> Due to a pretty odd mistake at the printer, the first 1000 copies of
>> TDPL will not have the name of the author on their cover. (The name
>> still appears on the back cover and the spine.)
>>
>> The history of printing is rife with rare printing mistakes that have
>> become collector's editions. Preorder now to be among the first 1000
>> readers who get the authorless TDPL edition.
>
> *cough* marketing ploy
>
> ;)

Wish it was a ploy! It's a mistake, which my editor and I joked about reframing as a positive.

Andrei

June 01, 2010
On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:11:04 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org> wrote:

> On 06/01/2010 01:04 PM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:59:32 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu
>> <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Due to a pretty odd mistake at the printer, the first 1000 copies of
>>> TDPL will not have the name of the author on their cover. (The name
>>> still appears on the back cover and the spine.)
>>>
>>> The history of printing is rife with rare printing mistakes that have
>>> become collector's editions. Preorder now to be among the first 1000
>>> readers who get the authorless TDPL edition.
>>
>> *cough* marketing ploy
>>
>> ;)
>
> Wish it was a ploy! It's a mistake, which my editor and I joked about reframing as a positive.

Yes, I got it :)  My assertion was not serious as well.

"Buy within the next hour, and we'll send you a second TDPL ABSOLUTELY FREE!! (+$49.95 S+H)"

I hope at least you get royalties for those, even though your name isn't on the front cover :)

-Steve
June 01, 2010
On 01/06/10 18:59, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Due to a pretty odd mistake at the printer, the first 1000 copies of
> TDPL will not have the name of the author on their cover. (The name
> still appears on the back cover and the spine.)
>
> The history of printing is rife with rare printing mistakes that have
> become collector's editions. Preorder now to be among the first 1000
> readers who get the authorless TDPL edition.
>
>
> Andrei

I've already preordered, do I still get the collectors edition?

Robert
June 01, 2010
On 06/01/2010 01:21 PM, Robert Clipsham wrote:
> On 01/06/10 18:59, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Due to a pretty odd mistake at the printer, the first 1000 copies of
>> TDPL will not have the name of the author on their cover. (The name
>> still appears on the back cover and the spine.)
>>
>> The history of printing is rife with rare printing mistakes that have
>> become collector's editions. Preorder now to be among the first 1000
>> readers who get the authorless TDPL edition.
>>
>>
>> Andrei
>
> I've already preordered, do I still get the collectors edition?

Most assuredly, unless you're outside of the US. The publisher is trying to avoid sending any copy outside the States so as to not confuse foreign markets. I think I should try to actually convince my editor to not do that.

Andrei
June 01, 2010
On 01/06/10 19:26, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Most assuredly, unless you're outside of the US. The publisher is trying
> to avoid sending any copy outside the States so as to not confuse
> foreign markets. I think I should try to actually convince my editor to
> not do that.
>
> Andrei

Awwh, I'm not in the US... You should definitely make sure they don't, I want my limited edition copy! :D

Robert
June 01, 2010
On 06/01/2010 01:44 PM, Robert Clipsham wrote:
> On 01/06/10 19:26, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Most assuredly, unless you're outside of the US. The publisher is trying
>> to avoid sending any copy outside the States so as to not confuse
>> foreign markets. I think I should try to actually convince my editor to
>> not do that.
>>
>> Andrei
>
> Awwh, I'm not in the US... You should definitely make sure they don't, I
> want my limited edition copy! :D
>
> Robert

I forwarded your note to my editor.

Andrei
June 01, 2010
On 01/06/10 19:47, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> I forwarded your note to my editor.
>
> Andrei

Excellent! :D I look forward to their response :)
June 02, 2010
On 06/01/2010 02:44 PM, Robert Clipsham wrote:
> On 01/06/10 19:47, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> I forwarded your note to my editor.
>>
>> Andrei
>
> Excellent! :D I look forward to their response :)

Addison-Wesley Longman decided to honor outstanding worldwide orders from the authorless stock.

Andrei
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