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Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby BrokenChinaDolli » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:06 am

I noticed there was a thread about there being no black cover for Eric, but I'm also having trouble finding the covers for Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal. Apparently they do exist as I have seen a picture of both, but I have not come across them in any book stores or online stores. Is it possible for someone to direct me please?
Does anyone know whether there will be black covers coming out for The Wee Free Men , A Hat Full Of Sky and Making Money books? There might be a reason behind them having no black covers but I'm not aware of it.
(I apologise if these questions have very obvious answers and I'm just being an idiot.)

Any 'help' would be nice!
I dread to think of my collection all mis-matched! >_<
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:03 pm

Monstrous Regiment

Hi there BrokenChinaDolli and welcome to the site. :D Above is a link to Play.com and a black cover copy of Monstrous Regiment. Making Money isn't out in paperback of any format yet - it comes out in October, but I don't know if that will be the same for the black covers as well.

You might want to contact Transworld the publishers of the books and ask them directly as they'll have the answers for sure. :D

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:14 pm

From the Transworld site:

Making Money

Going Postal

I don't think the so-called 'children's books' are available in the black covers. They certainly don't show up on the Kids At Random House site.

Hope that helps. :D
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:22 pm

welcome to the site brokenchinadolli :)
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Postby winther » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:01 pm

Just to clarify...

Going Postal, Monstrous Regiment, Night Watch and Thud are all going to be released in their black cover versions in October 2009.

Making Money will surely be released in this edition as well with time.

The childrens books (Wee Free Men etc.) haven't been released in black cover edition.


Hope these bits of info are useful to you :)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:28 pm

ummmm, what is a Black Cover?
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby kakaze » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:24 am

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:ummmm, what is a Black Cover?


Aparently it's the same book, but in a new black and white cover.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:34 am

They've been around for quite a few years now and are less 'busy' than the traditional covers. Some people prefer them in the same way that some people prefered the 'adult' covers on the Harry Potter books.

And they look pretty good all lined up on your shelf. :wink:

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Postby DaveC » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:00 pm

I think I prefer these covers for their uniformity on a shelf. I don't have them, though, as i've been buying mine cheap from charity shops or ebay when I can and don't see these around much apart from as new.

The only ones I have bought new are UA, as it was only £3.79 pre-order paperback on Amazon and this week in the 3 for 2 in Waterstones Night Watch, Last Hero and Going Postal, as I hadn't ever seen these second hand.

Wow! that got a bit off topic, from cover preferences to budget and buying preferences!
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Black Cover Update

Postby winther » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:27 am

I thought I'd post an update for all of you who buy these black cover editions.

I ordered and received black cover editions of "wee free men", "hat full of sky", "wintersmith" and "thud" today. So they are out there :)

Also, I know "The Amazing Maurice" is also available in black cover. I just haven't ordered it yet :)

As for the rest of the discworld books, i have seen them in black cover, but they haven't been released yet. They are "night watch", "monstrous regiment", "going postal" and "making money". Fingers crossed that they will be released soon.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:32 am

Thanks for the update, winther! :D
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The Last Hero - Black Cover

Postby Anewor » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:18 pm

I'm trying to source a copy of The Last Hero in the fabled Black Cover for my husband.

So far I've found all of the books up to here in the Black covers (except of course Eric) but I'm struggling to find this one now too.

Has anyone any ideas or info?
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Re: The Last Hero - Black Cover

Postby DaveC » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:22 pm

Anewor wrote:I'm trying to source a copy of The Last Hero in the fabled Black Cover for my husband.

So far I've found all of the books up to here in the Black covers (except of course Eric) but I'm struggling to find this one now too.

Has anyone any ideas or info?


Hi Anewor!

It won't be out in a black cover because it was made by a publisher to the other books. It's a bummer, I know... :cry:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:37 pm

The Last Hero is a very large format book (28.2 x 24.1 x 1.5 cm)
with illustrations by Paul Kidby. It's not a typical novel like the others and therefore I doubt if it will ever be available in the Black covers.

Sorry about that, Anewor. It does come in paperback or hardback though and there's actually more illustrations in the paperback version. :)
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The Last Hero - Black Cover

Postby Anewor » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:40 pm

Thank you DaveC! I'm so confused over these black covers. Is there a list or guide somewhere as to which will/are in black covers etc? It seems to me that some are coming out LATER in the black cover, is that right?

I've just gone through Amazon and bought those I need for the rest of the set (whilst I can still get them!) and registered to be emailed when they get stock of the ones I'm missing, but there are still some others that don't seem to be available in black covers:

Once More, with Footnotes
Where's My Cow?
I shall wear Midnight
Unseen Academicals
Scouting for Trolls
Raising Taxes

Any ideas/advice about them?
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