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Charlie the Choo Choo Anomaly 1st Print HC  $199.95 
9781534401235ANOM

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(Dark Tower series) CHARLIE THE CHOO CHOO. Anomaly First Printing Edition.

by Beryl Evens (aka Stephen King).

Charlie the Choo-Choo hard bound book by Beryl Evans was originally given away at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con as an exclusive.

She is fictional character created by Stephen King and originally from The Dark Tower series.

In July 2016, as part of a deep-dive viral promotion for The Dark Tower, Stephen King fans at San Diego Comic-Con swarmed to get copies of an intense-looking children’s story called Charlie the Choo-Choo. There was no barcode, so those copies will only be available in collector markets, and only about 150 of the hardbacks were handed out. Within hours, they were turning up on eBay for between $1,600 and $5,000.

An affordable edition was released to the public on November 22nd, 2016.

We have discovered that the very “first” printing of Charlie the Choo-Choo by Stephen King, under his pseudonym Beryl Evans, was inadvertently printed without the Simon & Schuster information on the back, and without a UPC for a short print run. A UPC sticker was applied to correct this, but the Simon & Schuster information was left off. We also discovered that the printing of the interior also has a different printing numbered line.
The printing numbers shows as thus: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
The copyright page features ISBN 9781471163777 - this does not correspond to the US or UK edition. Both feature different ISBNs. Looking this ISBN up the master list has no information applied to it. The copyright page in this edition is slightly shorter, and very different than the regular first edition. It begins that it was printed for Great Britain in 2016, and then states it was printed for the US in 2016, again, different than the regular first printing.

 

This anomaly edition was obviously a mistake, and they stopped the presses to correct this error. After correcting this mistake, the publisher continued the printing of the first print run. This updated first printing still show a first, but the line now reads: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1, which is the back and forth numbered line version. The UPC and Simon & Schuster publisher information placed in the bottom right and left corners on the back as it was supposed to appear.


With this information we’ve only discovered there are a handful of these but we’ll probably never know the exact quantity. This means both the interior and the cover were printed independently of other editions with these anomalies, making this the true first printing. The first printing of this book is just over 30,000 copies (this would include the Anomaly printing), according to my publisher source direct from Simon and Schuster. Again, no information of how many Anomaly copies were printed before they caught the mistake, but it couldn't have been many. As I publish this in early December the publisher informed us that Charlie the Choo-Choo has just gone into a third printing.

- Dave Hinchberger, proprieter, Stephen King Catalog.

Postage price includes Insurance and is packed well, in a box for secure delivery.

1st Print Anomaly hard cover, Simon & Schuster. Sealed. As New / As New. Sealed. CCC

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