For those who missed the news, we’ve changed our name from LetterPress Publications to Lividian Publications. Our new website address is Lividian.com and my new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org — although the old addresses will continue to work for a while. Read that complete update here!
Revival Artwork Portfolio Updates:
Everything has arrived for the Deluxe Artwork Portfolios for Revival by Stephen King, and I’ve been shipping orders since last week.
On Tuesday, August 18, our order management system sent everyone who preordered directly from us a “Your Preorder Is Ready For Payment” email with a personalized payment link. If you preordered directly from us and did not receive the email, please double-check your spam folder and email me if you don’t see it.
I ordered some special packing supplies for the retailer orders, and those orders will be shipping out to the retailers by the end of this week. Please keep in mind some of the retailers are at least a week’s travel time from us when the USPS is actually running smoothly, so please give them a little time and patience to receive their orders and then process things on their end.
Also, there will inevitably be direct orders that are not paid for, and if you’d like to be notified first of any cancellations, please email me and let me know which edition you’d be interested in.
20th Century Ghosts Limited Edition Update:
The signed and slipcased Limited Edition hardcover of 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill is moving along nicely at the printer.
Last month, the printer created a dummy book, which is now with the slipcase maker, who is finalizing the case sizing. The dummy book is a hand-made blank book that uses the same materials as the real books, so the slipcase maker can get started sizing the slipcases without having to wait on the real, finished books.
Bluelines (the interior page proofs) will be headed my way in the next two weeks, so that’ll be the next major milestone.
20th Century Ghosts Lettered Edition Update:
The Lettered Edition is moving along nicely, and I’ve already approved the bluelines (interior page proofs) for this edition. (You can see some photos here!)
I’m working with our hand-binder and our case maker to confirm the hand-marbled endpapers are going to work for our purposes, and then I’ll be ordering those for him.
As with Revival last year, the printing and binding for 20th Century Ghosts will be handled by two different book printers and two different book binders for the two different editions. This means the Limited Edition and the Lettered Edition will be two completely separate printings, which allows me to publish this Lettered Edition in the same fashion as the Lettered Edition of Revival.
The Lettered Edition will be printed on a new FOUR-color printing press, and because the heavier paper stock we’re using for this edition can handle all the ink needed for the four-color interior artwork, we’re printing that interior artwork as part of the main book block with the rest of the pages instead of as separate tip-ins.
This also allows us to include two additional pieces of artwork: the frontis from the Limited Edition and a bonus piece of interior artwork. This printing process turned out beautifully for Revival, and feedback from collectors was enthusiastic, so we’re very excited to be able to do this again for our first Joe Hill project.
As planned, each of the 52 copies will feature an original piece of artwork by Vincent Sammy, which he completed earlier this year.
One other 20th Century Ghosts Update:
In case you missed the news last month, the Limited Edition and Lettered Edition of 20th Century Ghosts will have different page counts. The Lettered Edition is 512 pages since we’re printing the artwork as part of the page design, and the Limited Edition is 480 pages because the artwork tip-ins don’t count as pages in the design file.
Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!