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DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« on: November 13, 2009, 01:29:22 PM »
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Today we’re announcing the publication date for the two new editions of Lifting Shadows: 30th November 2009.

The books are currently being printed, and they’ll be sent out from our warehouse in the days immediately after the publication date. The delivery time will vary depending on where you are in the world, but you should receive your order in plenty of time for Christmas.

The publication date will also mark the end of the pre-order period. So orders placed after 30th November will no longer benefit from the 15% discount  on the Classic Edition. If you haven’t placed your order yet, now’s the time to buy.

Finally, if you have already placed your order, please take a moment to check that we have the correct shipping details for you.

It’s a little while since the first orders were placed, so if your address has changed since ordering you’ll need to let us know. You can update your details online using the weblink at the bottom of your confirmation email. Please note that any amendments to your shipping address must be made by 23rd November 2009
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 01:33:16 PM »
Yay! :D

Though there is already a sticky thread about the book Rich :lol Although admittedly a lot of people ignore sticky threads.

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 01:45:57 PM »
Yay! :D

Though there is already a sticky thread about the book Rich :lol Although admittedly a lot of people ignore sticky threads.

Which is exactly why I did it! Sorry man. Couldn't resist. I just don't want any unhappy DT fans who will moan at me if they missed out on the discount  ;)

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 01:58:36 PM »
:lol Nah it's all good, Nick swapped the stickies around and I posted an update in that one linking to here, so hopefully we have everyone covered. :biggrin:

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 09:41:20 PM »
Awesome timing makes for a great birthday present for me. I have quite a few things that I want to read over holiday break and this is at the top of the list. Can't wait!

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 10:43:45 AM »
In case this makes a difference to anyone, the publishers are adding Paypal as a payment option for the book . . .

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 10:47:24 AM »
For what it's worth, that actually makes a pretty big difference for me--probably the difference between not getting it and (now) getting it.
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 11:12:11 PM »
So when do you sign the limited editions? I've always been curious about where in the publishing process the books are signed
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 05:52:18 AM »
I was sent a stack of 2000 pieces of paper, which were all signed, then sent back to the printers. They then crop the pages and bind them into the book!

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 04:41:04 PM »
I was sent a stack of 2000 pieces of paper, which were all signed, then sent back to the printers. They then crop the pages and bind them into the book!
How many pens, markers did you have to use?

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 08:07:57 AM »
Went through two sharpies . . .

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 10:09:35 PM »
If anyone is interested in my 1st edition of Lifting Shadows I am selling it on ebay so I can save up for this next semester of college.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230404797947&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2009, 04:00:03 AM »
Last three days to secure a pre-order discount, so if you were thinking of ordering then you might as well save some money!

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2009, 04:34:57 PM »
If anyone is interested in my 1st edition of Lifting Shadows I am selling it on ebay so I can save up for this next semester of college.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230404797947&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

Sorry if this goes against the rules to post this.  I don't remember it being something we couldn't do though. 

The words book was never read.... :(
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2009, 11:57:06 PM »
Very excited for this now heading into the week of release. Hoping to get my copy second week of December or so
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2009, 11:25:54 AM »
If anyone is interested in my 1st edition of Lifting Shadows I am selling it on ebay so I can save up for this next semester of college.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230404797947&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

Sorry if this goes against the rules to post this.  I don't remember it being something we couldn't do though. 

The words book was never read.... :(

LOL!

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2009, 11:26:35 AM »
Very excited for this now heading into the week of release. Hoping to get my copy second week of December or so

Release date is tomorrow. In the warehouse by middle to end of next week, and then sent out to you all!

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2009, 11:49:13 AM »
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2009, 12:20:22 PM »
Had my parents order it as a Christmas present a few days ago. I'm very interested to see who gets the Golden Book. Good luck to everyone that preordered, and if someone on here gets it, please post.  :D Hopefully I win, but I'd be almost as happy if any of you get it  ;D
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2009, 12:46:18 PM »
The publishers have posted a video of the first copies to arrive in their office being unpacked:

https://liftingshadows.com/2009/11/30/dream-theater-uncovered/

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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2009, 02:26:46 PM »
Cool!

I'll be waiting at my mailbox for the next two weeks, that's for sure!
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2009, 12:07:47 AM »
So they'll be shipped the week of the 7th-11th or sometime this week. Sorry, Rich, I am kind of confused
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2009, 01:28:46 AM »
The Classic Edition should be shipped this week. Once the publishers / distributors receive the limited, leather edition (which should be the end of this week/ beginning of next) then they will ship too

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2009, 04:56:12 AM »
The pre-order discount ends today at 5pm UK time (GMT)

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2009, 07:53:48 AM »
Here's the first pic of the limited edition!


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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2009, 07:54:57 AM »
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2009, 12:48:21 PM »
 :hefdaddy Those look great!
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2009, 01:16:42 PM »
Wow...I knew I should have ordered the limited edition.
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2009, 02:01:27 PM »
Production problem eh..

Looks like the Count of Tuscany didn't want the world to know about his story.

Seriously though, I am fine with the wait, it gives me something to look forward to
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2009, 02:43:12 PM »
Production problem eh..

Looks like the Count of Tuscany didn't want the world to know about his story.

Seriously though, I am fine with the wait, it gives me something to look forward to
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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2009, 02:43:59 PM »
Incidentally, there are still copies of the limited edition available . . .

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2009, 02:45:54 PM »
Production problem eh..

Yeah - only a delay of a few days. They needed to make sure the books were properly shrink-wrapped but nothing major. More info here:  https://liftingshadows.com/2009/12/02/lifting-shadows-hot-off-the-press/

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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2009, 02:59:46 PM »
I'd hardly even call that a "production problem" :lol

Looking forward to getting my copy in time for Christmas. My present to myself :D

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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2009, 05:37:33 PM »
Wow, cool pictures that would be a neat place to work.

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Re: DT Book Lifting Shadows Release Date Info
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2009, 04:36:37 AM »
Footage of the limited edition being unpacked at the publishers is now online over at:

https://liftingshadows.com/news/