Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby DaveC » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:17 pm

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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:06 pm

And from me as well Jonny. :mrgreen:
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby RoninJonny » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:56 pm

Thanks you two! :D (and sorry DaveC for it being a late thank you, didn't see your post until Who's Wee Dug posted for some reason).
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Re: Eric Discussion, regarding the edition

Postby OldBaron » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:40 pm

Hi,

I tried several times to create a new topic, but I couldn't, don't now why (bug?)...
My question concerns the edition. I just started collecting the books reissured by corgi, but Eric doesn't seem to be included in the list. Guards!Guards! was published by Corgi November 5, 2012, Moving Pictures as well. There seems to be a new edition of Eric called The Illustrated Eric, would this be the equivalent I'm right now so desperately looking for?
I would like to have all the books from the same edition, that's why I'm asking...
Sorry if this question was already answered once, at least I couldn't find anything about it...
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:58 pm

Hi OldBaron - the software doesn't allow a new member to start a topic until they've made another post. This is because we were getting so many spammers trying to sell us handbags and Viagra. :lol:

Eric wasn't published by Transworld, the parent company of Corgi. It originally came out as an illustrated edition with artwork by Josh Kirby. It was a softcover large format book. Later a version without the illustrations was released, but Transworld still didn't and doesn't own the rights to it, so they cannot issue a new version. It's all very complicated, as the version without the illustrations was published "in association with Corgi".

Welcome to the site - I hope that answers your questions. :)
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby OldBaron » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:11 pm

Hey Tony,

thank you for your fast reply :-) why handbags?!? anyway...
So, what you're saying is basically I started to collect the wrong edition?!? ... :/ Well, maybe some day they got the righs for it! Then I probably go with The illustrated Eric, as its style seems to be quite the same. It will always bother me though -.-
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:21 pm

The Illustrated Eric isn't in print any longer - you'd have to get a used copy. :)

There are a lot of folks who started collecting the "black" editions only to find they couldn't get Eric.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby =Tamar » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:48 am

Tonyblack wrote:The Illustrated Eric isn't in print any longer - you'd have to get a used copy. :)
There are a lot of folks who started collecting the "black" editions only to find they couldn't get Eric.

There's an opportunity for them: to create a wraparound dustjacket in their preferred style to hide their non-black copy of _Eric_. Now, what would be a typical cover image, given the mundane images used on the black covers? A treasure chest? A Meso-American step pyramid? A Trojan horse? An ancient Greek helmet? No, too striking. How about... a dull grey stone disc with a hole in the middle. No, that's too dull even for the black covers. Maybe a parrot...

Seriously, though, it is an opportunity. It doesn't even have to be limited to the black covers. Everyone with access to paper and methods of making an image on it can make dust-jackets for the books in their preferred style.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:05 am

The odd thing is, you can get the audiobook of Eric with a "black" cover design. So they've evidentially given it some thought. :)

Eric Black Cover?
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby =Tamar » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:51 pm

Tonyblack wrote:The odd thing is, you can get the audiobook of Eric with a "black" cover design. So they've evidentially given it some thought. :)

Eric Black Cover?


Well, there you are: print it out and glue it onto a black piece of paper and make a cover.

The funny thing to me is that they had a "click to look inside" thing for an audiobook - so I tried it and it gave the first 7 pages of the paperback, with the Josh Kirby cover.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:11 pm

=Tamar wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:The odd thing is, you can get the audiobook of Eric with a "black" cover design. So they've evidentially given it some thought. :)

Eric Black Cover?


Well, there you are: print it out and glue it onto a black piece of paper and make a cover.

The funny thing to me is that they had a "click to look inside" thing for an audiobook - so I tried it and it gave the first 7 pages of the paperback, with the Josh Kirby cover.

Or get a printing place to enlarge it for you and make a dust jacket from it.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:55 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forums here and wondered if I could get your opinion on something.

Back in December of last year I bought Eric for my Kindle when it had newly became available on Kindle. (I already own a paperback copy and was just buying it for my Kindle purely for collection purposes) However unbeknownst to me at the time the Kindle version has a huge error partly due to the fact that the ending is missing entirely. Has anyone else had this problem and did Amazon send you out a replacement copy with all the errors amended?

Thanks. :D
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:16 pm

Welcome to the site, UA88! :D

I hadn't heard about that problem. Have you tried contacting Amazon?
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby UnseenAcademical88 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:24 pm

Thanks Tony :D

I have contacted Amazon and they sent me out a replacement copy to my Kindle but it still had the same errors unfortunately. I suppose its not all bad as I've got a paperback copy of the book. It could just purely be a publishing issue on the Kindle edition as I know Eric wasn't published by Terry's usual publishers, Transworld.
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Re: Eric Discussion **Spoilers**

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:57 am

Try emailing Lynsey Dalladay at Transworld?

Or contact her on Twitter, which I believe she's on?
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