Factory Special Edition Update - Jamie Bamber News
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Factory Special Edition Update
I don't mean to spam your Flist, but I want to let you all know where we are at with orders. So far I have 85 which goes without saying is far short of our goal of 1000. There are two and a half days left and I do expect to get many more e-mails, but we better hope we have a lot of Jamie fans who are procrastinators.

I did e-mail Howard about the order status and inquired about shipping to Japan and Australia because I have had questions about that. Unfortunately, he was on his way to catch a plane and I don't think he saw my question. Right now I am assuming that Factory will ship to those countries so if you are thinking about ordering, please let me know. If for some reason they won't ship there, I shall try and see if I can work something out for people.

Once again, thanks to all of you for all your efforts.

ETA: I did ask Howard about the possability of people ordering a regular edition of the magazine and I'm guessing he missed the question because he was in a hurry or perhaps doesn't know the answer himself at this point. As soon as I hear anything I'll let you know. Just keep the orders coming until we've exhausted all options. And if you wouldn't be intersted in a non-Jamie cover issue, mention it in your e-mail. My assumption is you would like a copy for the article and pics regardless of the cover.


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indigo419 From: indigo419 Date: March 15th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Asta, is it possible to just get copies of the regular edition of the magazine? I.e., one without Jamie on the cover? I assume that the interview with him will still be in the regular edition, anyway. I'm guessing people would still be pretty happy to get a copy of the mag with him in it, whether or not he's the cover boy.

Can they just add on a hundred (couple hundred) copies to their regular print run? (I skimmed your previous posts and didn't see that mentioned as an option.) We could still pay for the cost of the magazine, but there wouldn't be a need for a special limited-edition run.

If this has already considered and discarded as an option, please ignore! :0)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 15th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
That was another question I had asked him. It's possible he didn't answer my questions because he didn't know the answers himself and will be asking when he gets back to London. I did reply that, when he had a moment, if he could let me know if that was an option. I'll update again as soon as I hear anything. :)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 15th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
OK, I just edited my post. I didn't want to get people's hopes up if Plan B is not an option, but if I thought of it and you thought of it I'm sure many others will as well.
melian_eresseie From: melian_eresseie Date: March 15th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I thought of it too, and I don't want to get people hope, but in the first email I received Howard told me that if Jamie fans wanted a copy of the magazine with Jamie in then they could email subscriptions and they could find out how many extra copies they had to print for people who wanted it.
The idea for a special limited edition came lately. So I think it could be possible to have the regular edition, that was Howard first offer.
But of course we have to wait his reply to be sure of it.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 15th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Ah. Good to know. That wasn't clear in his e-mail to me. But I think it's important that we find out how many people are interested to give them a clear idea of how many copies (and it seemed that the individual e-mail thing wasn't working well for them). I wouldn't want to miss out because we couldn't give him a number or have them lose money because they printed too many. With any luck, we'll have this sorted out by tomorrow. :)
melian_eresseie From: melian_eresseie Date: March 15th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
We have to know how many of those who subscribe for the special edition are anyway interested in the regular edition, in case the special one wouldn't be doable. We could ask to write it in the e-mail, for those who haven't send it yet. And... contact those who already sent it?
Let me know so I can help you in doing this, and drop a line to the sites that are collaborating (one is BSG italian official fanclub) telling them to update the informations.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 16th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I just tweaked my post again for people to state in any future e-mails if they wouldn't be interested in a non-Jamie cover version. I know I'd still buy copies regardless if he is on the cover and I think many would feel the same. But, yeah, there could be some who wouldn't. There are a few people I wished to respond to and I may ask them what their feelings are about a non-Jamie cover.
falconer17 From: falconer17 Date: March 16th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC) (Link Me)
too bad that we might not make the 1000!
i'd be interested in a regular edition as well but then i'd take only one copy.

what about the poster thing?
we could make that work, couldn't we?
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 16th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I 'polled' about five folks last night about a non-Jamie cover issue. The three who requested multiple copies said they wouldn't want extras, but would definitely want one. One guy I contacted who found out about the magazine from a forum I wasn't even aware of and apparently is a newer fan said he would still want a copy. And one person I haven't heard back from yet. But, yeah, I think it's safe to say people would still want a copy.

I only had about five people express interest in the posters. Perhaps because people are assuming they would be pretty pricey. Howard had no idea what they may cost. And, again, we would need a large order.
falconer17 From: falconer17 Date: March 16th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
it would be really great if we at least could get our hands on the regular issue! and i thought again about the poster thing... don't really need one 'cause i don't know where i could put it up anyway.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 16th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Just because I'm a collector, I'd probably get one if one was made available, but I doubt it would ever get put up. I do have autographed photos and a few magazine covers framed and on the walls, but a poster might be overwhelming. The nice thing about the magazine is that there are articles to read and it is a collectors item, even without him on the cover, and it's easily stored. ;)
falconer17 From: falconer17 Date: March 16th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The nice thing about the magazine is that there are articles to read and it is a collectors item, even without him on the cover, and it's easily stored. ;)

i hope we can get it! :-)
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