Next "Enemies" Edition: Hardback or More Trade Paperbacks?


Travis McGee
September 20, 2003, 01:26 AM
I'm almost sold out of my initial printing of 1,100 copies of Enemies Foreign and Domestic. I have to make another order, probably 2,000 copies this time. My question is this: do you thing I should order the next edition in hardback, for a cost of about $28, or tell the factory to make another 5.5 X 8.5 inch "trade paperback" edition, which will still retail for $20? I have to decide in about a week.

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September 20, 2003, 01:28 AM
Trade paperback.

September 20, 2003, 01:42 AM
can i trade my paperback for a hardbound?


i would bet a bunch of the first rounders would buy the upgraded copy and loan out the now thumbed trade paper version...

September 20, 2003, 02:25 AM
I like hard back. I am just about ready to order a copy, read the preview on the site. (very good, can't wait to finish it!) I'm moving in a month, and was going to wait till all my address change stuff stablizes before ordering...

Rough idea when will the second edition be printed? If you go hardback, I'll definately wait for one of those.

September 20, 2003, 04:51 AM
Paperback. You want to reach non-gun owners with your work as well. :cool:

If I was a non-gunner and I was "mildly" taken by the cover and storyline, I dont believe I would be willing to shell out $28. :rolleyes:

September 20, 2003, 06:21 AM

You have a check inbound! Mailed last Tuesday. I'll take a trade paperback, (and maybe a hardbound later).

Semper Fi

Henry Bowman
September 20, 2003, 09:20 AM
Which will be more valuable (collectable) in 15 years? A first edition signed paperback or a second printing, first hardback version?

I'm expecting you to be (more) famous one day.

September 20, 2003, 03:48 PM
My opinion?

Solidify your base. Sell at a price that is not onerous. 20 is doable.,.. 30 for an untried author and an unknown book seems a little high.

I'd think getting the word out to MORE people will cause MORE buzz and therefore get you more sales in the long run.

This last week I started reading MY copy of your book. I decided to start from the beginning so I could get the subtelties of the story rather than starting on chapter 20 where we were forced to leave off online.

Of course this was the week work decided to screw with my sifts and I have an enourmously painful case of eye strain so I am only up to page 92 on the re-read. (Having read up to page 201 on Your Website ( ) and I am totally enjoying the book and wondering where the story will lead me.

Guys, if you have not gotten a copy of Mr. Bracken's book, you need to get that 20 out of fast cash at the ATM and send it to him.

I have a feeling that this book will be what Unintended Consequences COULD have been had it not been for the sorid morals of the main characters in UC and some of the nearly wholesale "turner Diary"esqueness of condemning every person associated with LE and the Federal Government that UC participated in.

Order A Copy ( from Matt's Website Or and you'll find yourself engrossed in a damn good read.

Just my opinion... having not yet completed the book!

September 20, 2003, 04:23 PM
I will order a couple more for friends of whatever you decide.


Travis McGee
September 20, 2003, 04:26 PM
Sounds like another edition in trade paperback is the way to go. Maybe when that is half sold, I'll make a small run of hardbacks, and offer both versions at the same time.

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