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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Differences between US and UK editions Reply with quote

According to Amazon, in the US and UK, the American edition has 640 pages and the British edition has 896 pages. This suggest if you want a more complete text (or an extended version) you should buy the British version. Am I correct in this assumption?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon is notorious for getting page counts of unreleased books wrong, so I would take anything it says with a grain of salt. Other than spellings, there shouldn't be any textual differences between the books, but the pagecounts--due to printing differences between the editions--will probably differ (though I doubt by as much as the sites currently suggest).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you go to the publishers sites, Gollancz/Orion the UK publisher says 800 pages - Putnam/Penguin the US publisher says 640 pages.

www.orionbooks.co.uk/HB-32932/Fatal-Revenant.htm

us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780399154461,00.html
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what the ---?!
Can someone shed some rela light on this?
I may have to order a UK edition then! Can the type face be THAT much larger?...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just font and typeface. In the US edition the typeface is quite small relative to the UK edition.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seareach wrote:
It's just font and typeface. In the US edition the typeface is quite small relative to the UK edition.
Can this explain a 160 page difference? If the authors 1000 page plus manuscript is edited independently by both publishers, it could be the Gollancz editor cut less!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuartfanning wrote:
Seareach wrote:
It's just font and typeface. In the US edition the typeface is quite small relative to the UK edition.
Can this explain a 160 page difference? If the authors 1000 page plus manuscript is edited independently by both publishers, it could be the Gollancz editor cut less!


I assure you: the editing is collaborated between US and UK publishers. The only differences between the two are spelling of certain words. The typefaces for both are significantly different. At a guess I'd say the UK is about a 12 font and the UK looks about a 10!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Brits need a bigger font because:
The fog is thicker there.
It's harder to read by candle.
They don't want reading glasses.
They eat scones and maramite.


Now the Canucks use a flashlight.
The light reflects all around the igloos.
Great read with Moosehead by the size.

The Aussies read while fending off Roos, dingo's and toads.


The Yanks will be reading the 3 pt font with alot of pictures for translation.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Brits need a bigger font because:
The fog is thicker there.
It's harder to read by candle.
They don't want reading glasses.
They eat scones and maramite.


Now the Canucks use a flashlight.
The light reflects all around the igloos.
Great read with Moosehead by the size.

The Aussies read while fending off Roos, dingo's and toads.


The Yanks will be reading the 3 pt font with alot of pictures for translation.


j/k all


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuartfanning wrote:
When you go to the publishers sites, Gollancz/Orion the UK publisher says 800 pages - Putnam/Penguin the US publisher says 640 pages.

www.orionbooks.co.uk/HB-32932/Fatal-Revenant.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i believe SD addressed this in the gradual interview and he did say it was a typeface/font issue. (although, he may have been referring to another book, not necessarily Fatal Revenant... read too many of the GIs so it's kind of a blur)

i don't think that it differs except in the spelling of some words (color/colour, etc) but, i can understand the concern. for a similar reason, i did purchase the british editions of harry potter.
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