[bksvol-discuss] Re: A Technical Question

  • From: "Roger Loran Bailey" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "rogerbailey81" for DMARC)
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  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:11:28 -0500

Based on what I remember of the Ace doubles I don't think it matters which half you do first. There was nothing to indicate that one half was primary over the other. Both had a title page and a copyright page as if they were stand alone books that had just been glued together.

On 11/17/2015 3:39 AM, Gary Petraccaro wrote:

I have one: Son of the Tree (I think), forget what the other half is. Which half should I do first, or should I submit it both ways <grin>.

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*From:* Evan Reese <mailto:mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Ah, yes, those were the Ace doubles. I’ve never seen one, but I’ve
read about them.
*From:* Judy s. <mailto:cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:54 AM
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*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: A Technical Question
I don't even want to think about how that would have to get
handled -- LOL -- yes, old and quirky books and reprints have very
odd things.

I can't remember which publisher used to do it, in the 1960s or
1970s I think, but they published a series of paperback science
fiction novels that each contained two complete books. They
printed them as if you had taken two books, rotated one 180
degrees and put it back-to-back with the other book, and then
glued them together (figuratively speaking). That's the weirdest
I've run into! When you reached the end point of one novel, you
had to turn the book over, and rotate it 180 degrees and start at
the 'new' front cover to read the other novel.

Judy s.
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On 11/12/2015 1:30 AM, Valerie Maples wrote:
I did once, and only once, but it was pre-Bookshare volunteering
or very early on and I remember being stunned. If it was early, it was either a reprinted Nancy Drew double book or a 4 pack from
within a Robin Guinn series we considered doing when we were
having a tough time getting one of the books in the series. Usually an omnibus has a single unique number.
When you work in old and quirky books and reprints, you find very
odd things. LOL
On Nov 11, 2015, at 11:04 PM, Judy s.
<cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Valerie, have you ever seen a volume/omnibus book that contained
multiple isbns for separate books within it? That's a new one
on me. I haven't seen it done that way. Given that I've only
ever seen a miniscule fraction of all the ways publishers put
out books, it wouldn't surprise me, though.

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