O You Lucky Brits!

by wjw on March 8, 2010

Oh to be in England now that This Is Not a Game is there!

Yes! The British paperback of TINAG is now available!

Michael Grosberg March 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

You don't get a second life… That's a GOOD tagline.

Ken Thomas March 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Good looking cover, too.

Dave Bishop March 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm

This Brit has, of course, read it. I bought the large format pb with the, not very distinguished, silver cover (fortunately the contents were highly distinguished).

Matt March 10, 2010 at 10:50 am


Do the Brits edit American books the way American publishers edit British books? I know I am often annoyed at many of the changes made by American publishers and would rather read the original, British slang and all. Besides, I think colour should be spelled with a "u" anyway.

Anyway, if they do edit it, what sort of changes are made?

Anonymous March 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Yep, I'm another Brit who bought an import copy – nowadays it's often cheaper to buy a second hand US copy and pay postage than to buy in the UK. I'd rather buy a new UK copy, but not if I have to wait for this kind of delay.

dubjay March 11, 2010 at 4:39 am

How the Brits edit American books depends on how much time and money they want to spend. Some publishers have given me a careful copy-edit in which all American usage is changed to British, and some British publishers just buy the American plates and print the American version with the copyright notice changed.

Anon, I can understand you buying a foreign edition if money or timing considerations are a factor, but please bear in mind that if you buy a =used= edition of any kind, I receive no money!

Kindly send me a couple bucks, okay?

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