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Barlow arrives at Cemetery Dance Publications…

Unlike in the original novel, though, it took THREE trucks to get him to our warehouse!

'Salem's Lot delivery

Carrie by Stephen King: A Quick Warehouse Photo of the Numbered Artist Edition

Cemetery Dance Publications has been shipping the Gift Edition and Numbered Artist Edition of Carrie by Stephen King for a few days now. Here’s a stack of the Numbered Artist Edition books in the warehouse waiting to be traycased:

Carrie by Stephen King Artist Edition

When Shipping Goes Horribly Wrong (Part Two)

Last month, our wonderful printer called us about the arrival of the slipcases for The Dark Man by Stephen King, which had shipped to them directly from our slipcase maker.

They wanted to let us know that a few cartons appeared to have been damaged in transit. That’s not the end of the world, it happens from time to time, and the damage didn’t look too bad.

Then they called back a few minutes later because they realized that the slipcase maker had shipped three pallets… and FOUR pallets had arrived.

We hadn’t mysteriously gained more slipcases in transit, of course. The extra pallet was all of the cartons that had been ripped off their original pallet somewhere along the way.

There was much more damage than originally realized, but luckily, there were just enough extra slipcases produced so that all of the books in the 5,000 copy run of The Dark Man would have one… but it was close!

The Dark Man Slipcase Damage

The Dark Man Slipcase Damage

The Dark Man Slipcase Damage

The Dark Man Slipcase Damage

When Shipping Goes Horribly Wrong (Part One)

A Gaylord shipping container (or “bulk box”) is basically a giant cardboard box with a lid for shipping a bulk product on a pallet. Here’s what they look like:

Tin House Summer IssueWe’ve seen them before at other warehouses, but it’s not how products are shipped to us. At least not normally.

A few weeks ago, another publisher’s distributor accidentally shipped 450 copies of their publication to us in a Gaylord.

And this is how they arrived:

Tin House Summer Issue

Tin House Summer Issue

Tin House Summer Issue

The cherry on top of this mess were the copies with boot prints, which told us that the container had spilled open somewhere in transit:

Tin House Summer Issue

The publisher was horrified to see how the copies arrived, of course, and quickly replaced them, but it was a surprising way to start the day!

Scenes from the Cemetery Dance office: Shipping The Talisman/Black House Slipcased Set

A recent day in the Cemetery Dance Publications warehouse:

the talisman black house slipcased set

Shipping The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King Scribner Hardcover

Our good friends at Scribner are publishing The Dark Tower: The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King on April 24 and we’re starting to pack our preorders so they can be shipped out on Monday:

Continue reading Shipping The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King Scribner Hardcover

The Dropper by Ron McLarty

Approval copies of The Dropper by Ron McLarty have arrived and the rest of the copies will be shipping next week: