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Now my Book of Counted Sorrows set is complete! Or is it?

March 15, 2015

Back in September I posted a photo of my “complete set” of The Book of Counted Sorrows editions. I need to stop saying that any part if my collection is “complete.” (Just as much as people need to stop claiming “I’ve read everything Dean’s ever written/published.”) Because, recently I found, and was able to obtain this:
Book of Counted Sorrows B&N ebook ARC
This is a printed trade paperback advance reader’s copy / uncorrected proof of the Barnes & Noble ebook edition from 2001. Yes folks, this is a printed ARC for an ebook from 2001!
Just to let you know, in my day job I’m heavily into ebooks and ereaders, the issues involved with them, and training people how to use them. Forget back in 2001 when ebooks were just a twinkle in the reader’s eye, even today, a print ARC of an ebook is practically unheard of.
This has got to be one of the most obscure items I have in my collection.