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MHI in Leatherbound Hard Cover?

Okay, here is something a little crazy for you to consider.  A bunch of people have been asking me about the possibility of a hardcover copy of Monster Hunter International.  I ran this past the publisher, and she said that it was a possibility eventually, as this has happened with other Baen series that have become really popular (like Miles Vorksogian and Honor Harrington), however, I’ve still got a way to go before that, and an omnibus edition once there are more MHI books out is more likely first.

But…  a limited run of these would be a possibility:

http://www.eastonpress.com/intro2.asp

So, the question is, how many of you would be down for a leather-bound, fancy, signed edition of Monster Hunter International?   The downside is that you pay for quality, and it would run about $50.  No, you don’t get to pick what kind of monster the leather is made out of.  (but if anyone asks, you can tell them that it is real minotaur). 

So what I need from you is to post in the comments here if you would buy one of these.  Please, only post if you really would pony up the money, because I need to get an actual idea if this is doable or not. 

Thanks.

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118 Comments on "MHI in Leatherbound Hard Cover?"


Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I’m a book and DVD edition snob- I’d definitely pony up the cash, and especially for a signed copy.

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Jay
5 years 6 months ago

I would get one.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Absolutely. Count me in! $50 is chump change for something as awesome as this!

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Count me in.

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Janir
5 years 6 months ago

Yeah, I’d be down for that for $50. (signed pls!)

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I do believe that I’d be down for it….. That’d make a good gift for my wife for Christmas, and could start reading it to my son this coming year…..

I’ve already got the signed paperback in the case with a patch, a signed leather bound version would be nice

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Stew
5 years 6 months ago

Oh yeah! Sign me up!

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Cheryl Lemos
5 years 6 months ago

I would pay for a signed leatherbound copy.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Dang, she likes to spend my money! J/K!

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Rich
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in for one too! that would round out the collection of the first MHI nicely!

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Erik Althoff
5 years 6 months ago

I would buy a hard cover. My paperback edition is on permanent loan it seems.

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Kirk Keller
5 years 6 months ago

I’d love one and would be ESPECIALLY appreciative if you could reference that ever faithful Kimber .45 when you sign it.

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Ryan Horst
5 years 6 months ago

Larry, I’m definitely up for one of these!

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steven l simmons
5 years 6 months ago

I would buy one of these. you need to come somewhere out east so I can get it autographed.

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Adam Willingham
5 years 6 months ago

I know I would as well as several of my friends.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Hey Larry. I am in for a copy, two if we can get them by Christmas.

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Robert
5 years 6 months ago

I’d be game for a leatherbound signed copy.

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James Pugh
5 years 6 months ago

I’d buy it and deduct if off my tax returns!! – just kidding…. I would pay the $50 for it

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I’m a sucker for stuff like that, so count me in.

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AutoFan
5 years 6 months ago

My son and I have read MHI twice, and the book is getting dog-eared. I’d buy a signed, monster-bound copy like you are describing in a heartbeat.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I would go for that definitely. My husband would love it.

Kate

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Julie
5 years 6 months ago

I love leatherbound books; I’d pay up for one!

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

My first edition is looking a bit frayed.

I’d pony up for a collector’s one. I’ll see if anyone else who read it is interested.

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Ron
5 years 6 months ago

Yes, I would pay for a collector edition…

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Uh… Isn’t this doing it backwards? Aren’t the books supposed to come out in hardback first, then in paperback?

(grin)

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Erik
5 years 6 months ago

I would definitely pay for a hardcover. They last longer, and my paperback is already showing wear.

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mike
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in.
Bonus question: Would there be a Collector’s Edition Patch to go with it ???

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I’d love to get a nice hardback edition. That way I can loan out the pb to unsuspecting friends. ;)

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Madrocketscientist
5 years 6 months ago

I’d get one, I already loaned out my Vanity Press copy

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WyldHare
5 years 6 months ago

What were you thinking?? Those things are collectors items!
Tell them to go buy their own paperback! ;D

Larry, I would probably buy one depending on WHEN they came out (if I have the cash at the time- right after the holidays would be no, midyear would be yes..)

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Mitch Gurowitz
5 years 6 months ago

Yes, I would be happy to shell 50.00 for a quality edition. Especially if it is signed and has a lower number than Eric Shelton’s.

Besides, Eric would only tie it to his truck and drag it behind in the desert to see how durable it is.

;-)

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Casey
5 years 6 months ago

I would be very very interested in 2 Leather bound signed copies.

I was very sad the Austin signing didn’t work out. Please come back to Texas if you get the chance.

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Phil
5 years 6 months ago

Sign it and I’m in. I made the mistake of loaning out my Vanity Press copy to one of my sisters and she put a nice crease on it.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

TXGunGeek and MisbeHaven would be down for one to add to the library.
BTW, the autographed copy we got for my shooting boss and his wife got some feedback. She finished it Saturday and picked up another book to read then put it down because it wasn’t as good as MHI.

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Thomas
5 years 6 months ago

Yep! Would get one, even if it would most likely end up costing me double on account of this being northern Europe.

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Nick
5 years 6 months ago

Down for one, especially since I gave away all my Baen copies.

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Pat
5 years 6 months ago

Christmas is just around the corner, sounds like a great idea. Put me down for one.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Damned skippy I want a copy. Although I think Minotar would be inappropriate. Troll or ogre would be more fitting.

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John Wagner
5 years 6 months ago

Shoot yeah! I love the Easton Press stuff (I have quite a few of them in my library right now). I would def pony up for one. If the timing was good, maybe even two!
I WANTS IT! I NEEDS IT!

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Stephen Luoma
5 years 6 months ago

Agent Archer will definatly be getting one….

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AJD
5 years 6 months ago

Absolutely I would pay $50 for this!

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Klassh
5 years 6 months ago

Absolutely! Be a great gift also!

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ansel chin
5 years 6 months ago

You’d have to put me down for 2 copies. And, of course I’d pay a bit more for them to be signed.

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Curly
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in!!!
POD Copy + BAEN Copy + Leather Copy is a perfect Trifecta.

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Michael
5 years 6 months ago

Oh hell yes!

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Kresh
5 years 6 months ago

I would buy one… if I could get it signed.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Absolutely sir, please keep us informed.

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James
5 years 6 months ago

Absolutely!!! Sign me up for one

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Kristopher
5 years 6 months ago

You need an even more special edition ….

http://www.humanleather.co.uk/

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James
5 years 6 months ago

I’d buy one especially if it were Signed.

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Martin Goodman
5 years 6 months ago

Larry,
I’m cool with that. I’m a signed edition snob too.

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Mike
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I would pay that for such a signed edition.

However, in my current economic situation (recently unemployed), coming up with the 550 clams might be a bit difficult, if not improbable.

What kind of lead time are we talking about, here?

Daniel
Pagan Blacksmith

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Brad Johnson
5 years 6 months ago

Dude – like you have to even ask?

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perlhaqr
5 years 6 months ago

The Easton Press books are nice. I’d drop $50 on a signed leatherbound edition. But that’s pretty near the top end of my “discretionary luxury item” scale. (Yeah, I’m a fuckin’ cheapskate.) So it couldn’t be much more than that before I’d have a hard time pitching past my my “I don’t really need that” filter.

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Vaarok
5 years 6 months ago

Fifty bucks, if it’s signed, count me in.

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Justin
5 years 6 months ago

I would love a leatherbound copy! I am definitely in.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Signed? Yep, we’d be down for one!

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andy-in-japan
5 years 6 months ago

Hell yes.

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dogzard
5 years 6 months ago

Oh, hellz, yeah. How soon?

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jeremy powell
5 years 6 months ago

i’ll bite, especially if it’s signed.

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Tim Otway
5 years 6 months ago

I’d take one.

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TJ
5 years 6 months ago

I’m down for at least 2. You have to tell me that it’s made from real Werewolf hide first though. :)

Seriously, I’d love to support this.

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Thor
5 years 6 months ago

Yep,. I like the idea of a special edition patch paired with it as well.

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KMM696
5 years 6 months ago

Hell, yes, I’ll take a copy!! Well worth $50 or $60 to me.

Kevin

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Matt Power
5 years 6 months ago

I’ve already purchased several copies… Please put me down for a leather-bound version.

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HeathJ
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in. Be nice to have a hardcover version for my “nice” shelf.

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Kendrick
5 years 6 months ago

It it’s $50, maybe up to $60 autographed and delivered I’d take one. Much more than that and I just won’t be able to justify it in my mind.

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Steven Whited
5 years 6 months ago

Yes, I would order one. A signed copy with a special edition patch as a perk would be great!

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Matthew Hutchins
5 years 6 months ago

Yes, yes 1000 time yes.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in…

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

There is no way I would miss it. I have both softcover editions and would be all over this. Would pay some more for autographed, even!

Where do I send the money?

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Thom Z
5 years 6 months ago

Count me in for 2. I have a friend that needs one as well. Hope to see you next week in SD.

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1withabullet
5 years 6 months ago

count me in! Do it in a cool ‘grimoire’ style with silver bindings and I’ll buy two.

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WEKM
5 years 6 months ago

That would definatly get me to buy two.

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Bobby
5 years 6 months ago

Put me down for one as well. I was wishing it was in hardcover when I was halfway though the original MHI print edition. Both the orginal print run and the newer paperback version are on my shelf next to Lovecraft, Howard, Butcher, and Zelazny, among others.

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Riley
5 years 6 months ago

I would like one. The question is will the wife let me get it.

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Jim
5 years 6 months ago

$50 for a signed copy….leather bound?

Sign me up. (I’ll also take a patch if we’re getting the books directly from you, and you have an extra one or two!)

–Jim

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Joel
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in for two, especially if they’re signed.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I’d get it.

…I just have to save up the money first. Poor college student, ya see, haha. ^.^;;

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scott rogers
5 years 6 months ago

I would definitely buy one and put it in the safe with the original. I bought a new print to reread and it took 3 days cause I’m getting old and lazy. Can’t wait for the next books.

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WEKM
5 years 6 months ago

Not only would I buy one; I would buy one, sew my MHI patch to the cover and display it top, front and center of my book case.
Possibly even two! Christmas is right around the corner after all.

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Sebastian
5 years 6 months ago

I’d definetly buy it.

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Dave S
5 years 6 months ago

Absolutely in.

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Thore
5 years 6 months ago

Yup, count me in. Especially if signed is an option.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Sure, mark me down for one. I could always class up my bookshelf

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sabre22
5 years 6 months ago

I would pay $50.00

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Nelson
5 years 6 months ago

Count me in.

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Tom Stone
5 years 6 months ago

Where do I send my check?

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I would, without a doubt, drop a fifty on this.

Do it.

tweaker

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SMD
5 years 6 months ago

$50 for a leather-bound (hopefully signed) edition? Sounds like an awesome deal!

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theAxe
5 years 6 months ago

I’m the kind of person who would wait and get a nice leatherbound hardback set of all 3(or however many there end up being) for $150 or whatever assuming good paper and font. I’m not a fan of nice looking leatherbound books with cheap paper. If you’re only doing the leatherbound edition of MHI 1 then I’d probably just buy 2 more paperbacks for replacements when my current one wears out.

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Bob
5 years 6 months ago

Hardcover and signed by the Larry himself? I’m in.

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FlyingMike
5 years 6 months ago

You can set aside one for me.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

If LabRat didn’t already comment, us nerds are down for a copy to preserve our already-acquiring-battering self-published original.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I would take 2

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I’d pony up for a leather bound book. Throw in a patch for a book marker please!

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Mark S
5 years 6 months ago

I would definately get one! The patch from the first printing would be incredible for us that missed that publishing!!!

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Jordan C
5 years 6 months ago

I would pony up for it!

Good price, great book, very classy…

Jordan

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Arnold T
5 years 6 months ago

I’m in for one!

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Paul G.
5 years 6 months ago

Count me in. It would find a place of honor along side my data books & Barnes silver bullet reloading manuals… Keep up the good work Larry!!!

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Wes
5 years 6 months ago

Yep, I’m down.

We just need to get Cor-Bon to make some PowRBall with silver instead of lead, then we’d be SET.

Wes

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The Northwestern Diamondback of THR
5 years 4 months ago

Don’t forget some of the special MHI silver .308, buck and slugs… who made Milo’s Breacher rounds of choice, anyway? (Yeah, I mean the ones that take basketball-size holes outta sides o’ beef and blow fresh vampires in half with one shot…)

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The Northwestern Diamondback of THR
5 years 4 months ago

Forgot in above post: anyone have ideas about building Mordechai & Milo’s dreidl-loads to actually fire?

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Ben
5 years 6 months ago

Hell yes I’d buy a couple at that price point. I’ve been telling you this since your self published edition…….

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AutoFan
5 years 6 months ago

So when do we hear yea or nea? Christmas is just around the corner and I could really use this to answer the “what do you want for Christmas?” question. Hell, I’ll buy a couple (at least) for presents for others.

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JimH
5 years 5 months ago

Has this happened?

I am in.

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Jay
5 years 4 months ago

Any update.. if this this might be go?

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Ben
5 years 4 months ago

Larry-

Lunch. Discussion. Soon.

Guest
4 years 11 months ago

Im a bit late but I am wanting this BAD.

Jim

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Scaramouche
4 years 6 months ago

I’m more than a bit late, but sure!

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Bubba Man
4 years 6 months ago

Signed, leather, acid free paper.

Yep, I’d spring for that.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Larry, any word on the leather covered special edition? I’d go for that! Autographed, acid free paper, genuine monster hide cover.

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Richard Taylor
4 years 21 days ago

I would be interested.

Guest
4 years 19 days ago

Larry, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again……..YES!

Hey my copy of ‘Hard Magic’ arrived yesterday, I’m stealing time from my gunsmithing to read it. Just a few pages in but very interesting! And THANK YOU for the very nice personal enscription.

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peavybob
3 years 8 months ago

I’m interested

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Nelson
3 years 5 months ago

Yeah! I’m definitely down for that. And yes I would love a patch. Oh just an idea,,, how about a real serviceable high quality kukri with the MHI patch etched on it? Most of us would buy that too.

Guest
3 years 5 months ago

I like the kukri idea, too! Good one, Nelson. For that matter, how about licensing the MHI logo to be custom etched into 1911s?

Larry, how about revisiting this with Baen?