Short Stories & NovellasPoetry

The Book of Counted Sorrows

Advance Reading Copy

Release Date: 2001
Copyright: Introduction © 2001 by Dean Koontz
Poetry © 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 by Nkui, Inc.
Poetry © 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 by Dean Koontz
Format: Print trade paperback of the Barnes & Noble eBook edition.
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Digital
Page Count: 175
States: On cover: “Advance Reading Copy | Uncorrected Proof | Not For Resale”

eBook

Release Date: September 10, 2001
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Digital
Page Count: 162
Original List Price: $4.95

Limited Edition Hardcovers

Release Date: May & July 2003
Copyright: Copyright © 2003 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Charnel House
Page Count: 131

Numbered

1250 signed and numbered copies
“Exquisitely Printed with Custom Fonts on Mohawk Superfine & Frankfurt White
Bound in Linen with a Pictorial Front Board, Slipcased”
Original List Price:$100.00
ISBN:0-327389-16-9
States:"FIRST EDITION"

Lettered

26 signed and lettered copies
“Hand Bound in Full Morocco Leather with Four Color Leather Inlays
Housed in a Hand Made Silk Bound Traycase with an Inlaid Glass Top”
Original List Price:$2000.00
ISBN:ISBN: 0-327389-17-7

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: 2008
Copyright: Introduction © 2001 by Dean Koontz
Poetry © 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 by Nkui, Inc.
Poetry © 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Dogged press
Page Count: 131
Original List Price: $30.00
States: "First Trade Edition"
This edition was issued in an unsigned print run of 3,000 copies and was sold on DeanKoontz.com. The first printing has light gray boards. A second printing of an unknown number was released with dark gray boards and states “Second Printing 2009”.

Notes

Articles relating to eBook publication

“Digital Book Turf Battle Escalates Over Royalties” – The New York Times, Jan 4 2001

“September 11 Aftermath” – Locus #490, v47 no5, November 2001
Mentions the release of this title as having been released on September 11th. In fact, it was released the day before.

“A Barnes & Noble Exclusive: Dean Koontz’ First eBook; 20 Years in the Making, The Book of Counted Sorrows is Released as Barnes & Noble Digital’s First eBook” – Business Wire, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:54 AM EST

“Barnes & Noble ends e-book sales: Bookseller cites sluggish sales, limited technology as reason” – The Associated Press – September 9, 2003

Articles relating to the previous non-existence of the book

Charles R. Anderson, Editor “The Exchange”.  RQ (Reference Quarterly). #34, no2, Winter 1994. p142
Paragraph on the non-existence of the book.  Mentions ad in Locus (April 1994)

“Notice of Copyright Infringement” – Locus, #399, v32, no4, April 1994. (See additional details in Appendix E.)

Notes

The eBook version of this title was released for the Microsoft eBook Reader and for the Adobe eBook Reader.

A review of the eBook edition in Fantasy & Science Fiction (3/1/2002) list a price of $4.95 while a review in Publishers Weekly (10/22/2001) lists a price of $6.95. (I paid $4.95.)

A full-page ad for the Charnel House editions appears in the Holidays 2002 issue of Useless News.

The Spring 2003 issue of Useless News includes “The Book of Counted Sorrows: A Further Explanation from Uncle Dean”

Holidays 2007 issue of Useless News says the Dogged Press edition is selling for $35 while the Spring 2008 issue of Useless News lists a price of $30.00.

Other editions:

Dogged Press – Second printing

Last updated on July 11th, 2018