Sacred Clowns [Uncorrected Proof, paperback, 1993]

Sacred Clowns [Uncorrected Proof, paperback, 1993]



Date Published: 
Publication Details: 

New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the advance reading copy of Sacred Clowns. The eleventh book in Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mystery Series, Sacred Clowns features the newly formed Special Investigations Office team of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police.

This copy of Sacred Clowns is the advance reading copy created for review, and the cover gives instruction for the literary reviewers:

    " Reviewers are reminded that changes may be made in this proof copy before books are printed. If any material from the book is quoted in a review, the quotation should be checked against the final bound book."

This edition gives insight into a usually unseen process of promoting a book before publication. An advanced reading copy is the uncorrected proof that is distributed, without charge, to: journalists, book sellers, and celebrities for review and for promotional purposes. This is usually done a half a year in advance of the book release, both so any issues can be corrected and so any celebrity endorsements can be printed on the dust cover

  • Title Page Transcription:
    TONY | HILLERMAN | [half circle decorative rule] | [decorative rule] | SACRED CLOWNS | [half circle decorative rule] | [decorative rule] | [publisher's logo] | HarperCollinsPublishers
  • Contents:
    [i-ii] brief synopsis of Sacred Clowns and introduction for Tony Hillerman, [iii] half title SACRED CLOWNS, [iv] Also by TONY HILLERMAN, [v] title page, [vi] publisher's imprint and copyright FIRST EDITION, [vii] dedication, [viii] blank, [ix] half title, [x] AUTHOR'S NOTE, 1-306 text, [307-310] blank
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 21.2 x 13.6.
    • Binding: Pale blue paper covers with publishing information printed on the front and the author, title, and publisher printed vertically on the spine in black.
    • Collation: [i-x] 1-306 [307-310]
    • Price: Not Applicable
CSWR 2013: A