The edition is the printing of that book. First Second is a division of Macmillan Publishers. You may not be able to tell from this photo, but the two are noticeably different in color because they were printed in two different countries. Somewhere on your copyright page — typically on the bottom — there will be a list of numbers that count backwards from 10. The 2nd printing will have a few corrections in spelling and grammar so it is not a 2nd edition. Some chapters have been deleted — not because they were bad, but because they didn’t fit the overall flow of the book. Dave still has a few copies for sale on this website, as well as plenty of copies of the second edition. You’d never look at those two and go, ‘I can’t tell these apart!’. I wrote book on baseball that was published in 2013. When you hold up two of the same books that are different editions, you’ll be able to tell the difference. Thank you. Two years later, now, a second printing has been announced. In the revision process, many chapters were re-edited, with improved writing and tighter endings. So you can run out to a store on the publication date of a book and still only be able to find a copy from the second or third printing. My publisher apparently printed 4,000 copies all of which have now been sold. If you're going to use it for a course, you need the most current edition, for certain. First UK edition/first US edition: These terms refer to the first printing of a book in a country where it was not originally published.Though first US/UK editions are collectible, the true first edition is almost always the most desirable. Thank you. So if you ask the printer to print 10,000 copies of a book and then you sell them all and go back and ask for another 7,500 copies, the first 10,000 copies was the first printing; the next 7,500 copies was the second printing. Most of what the stores have in stock right now is second edition, as it came out last month (late last year for Kickstarter backers). My publisher apparently printed 4,000 copies all of which have now been sold. (I can’t tell whether these people are reading a first printing or a first edition — from the State Library of Victoria.). So sometimes you’ll get two books from different printings but in the same edition that have slightly different colored ink. Stay up to date on the latest travel tales, writing tips, and more! Review Macmillan. Follow Globejotting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! That edition was released in March, 2008. The 2nd printing will have a few corrections in spelling and grammar so it is not a 2nd edition. Which edition is best for you? Thanks for the information. (Your e-mail address will absolutely never be shared, sold, or traded for camels.). Things like paper stock, cover stock, and printer can change with different printings. You can withdraw your consent at any time. But they’re still the same edition! He released his self-edited first edition in June, 2006. Dave's online writing and travel courses get RAVE reviews! An edition is when you make a significant change to a book. The purpose of bringing out a new edition of a science book is to update the information in it. Reprint Publishers and Book Clubs . Contains nine stories not found in edition two. Dave Fox won the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop Book Proposal Contest in 2004 for his synopsis of “Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad.” The prize: a package of services from a “print-on-demand” self-publishing company. Dave Fox is a writing coach with more than two decades of experience, and a Transformation Academy certified life coach. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Other chapters in the last section were folded into a new final chapter, which replaced the original ending. If the numbers only go to 7 (like on the copy of Adventures in Cartooning below), it’s the seventh printing. Edition two went through a more thorough editing process, and it’s got a more playful interior design. at home and abroad. A new edition might change the cover image or the cover stock, the trim size, add an introduction or some back matter. And Dave’s written some! You should now be able to find out for yourself! I wonder if that is correct. What happens if you need to reprint an edition that has already been printed ten times? As below: the hardcover and paperback editions of Mark Siegel’s Sailor Twain. or even all of those things. Loster: Hilarious Travel Tales Rescued from the Elusive First Edition of “Getting Lost.”. A printing is one print run of a book. Approximately 700 copies of the first self-published edition were printed. What a strange convention to count backward from ten. Learn how to write extraordinary travel journals or read about hilarious misadventures It's true that a first edition may have one or more printings and that a second edition will normally be noted only if there are actual changes, usually major, in the text. Follow the links below for special discounts! He has also just released the short e-book, Loster: Hilarious Travel Tales Rescued from the Elusive First Edition of “Getting Lost.” “Loster” contains all of the short chapters cut from the second edition, as well as the original ending, and is available from Amazon as a low-priced “Kindle Single.”, More About “Getting Lost” ~ Order the Book. We frequently get e-mails from people asking about first printings and first editions of books, and sometimes there seems to be some confusion about whether or not they’re the same. Check out the two copies of Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints below. Can’t decide? So does this mean that you can have only ten printings of a single edition? If you’ve got big writing goals, dreams you want to achieve but you’re not sure how to get there, or if you’re struggling with something and you need help turning things around, Dave can help you create a path to more fulfilling and authentic life. The sixth edition of this book is 8 years old. But for a collector, a first printing is the only true first edition. Cluttered with nifty sketches in the margins. You'll get all the latest news and your friends will think you're scintillating! If they are successful, an additional printing is ordered and that is the second edition. It’s basically the page full of text in the book that is not part of the actual story. Dave's online writing and travel courses get. Two years later, now, a second printing has been announced. That’ll be the page that has all the publication information like the copyright line, where it was printed, who the publisher is, etc. A first edition is the first printing of a book. edit: if you want to see it, here's the official change log for 1st Vs 2nd edition A year later, Dave signed a deal with Inkwater Press to publish a professionally edited second edition. Many of the short essays in the last section of the book were cut from the second edition — not because they were bad, but because they did not fit the flow of the rest of the book. Follow Globejotting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! How can you tell? He released his self-edited first edition in June, 2006. Edition one has rougher editing, but it contains bonus chapters and it’s cheaper. The “first English edition” is a book’s first appearance in Britain, while the “first edition in English” is the first English-language edition of a book that first appeared first in a different language.