Hi booklovers! I am working on a new thing and I’d love your advice ツ

Specifically, I’m working on a new list of upcoming (or available) special editions of books that anyone can buy. For a long time I’ve maintained a compendium of books with sprayed or stencilled edge treatments, but over the past year I found it was getting overrun with book club editions that were only available to people who subscribed to these clubs – making the list more exclusive than I’d ever anticipated.

I also get asked a lot where I find out about my “fancy” books (which helps me take advantage of preorder discounts and avoid paying a premium to flippers). This information comes from a lot of different sources, so I thought compiling it all into a list for you would be the most useful service I could provide here.

The list isn’t finished yet, but I’m at a stage where I’d love some feedback so I thought I’d make it public anyway. Is this list useful to anyone? Should I keep going with it, or is the information easily accessible/collated elsewhere? Does the structure and layout make sense to you?

Thanks so much for any suggestions.

Daisy x


Daisy

I'm the founder and operator of the Beautiful Books website ツ

19 Comments

Ross Allen · 5 November 2021 at 1:13 pm

I would really appreciate a list as you have described, I only have a small library but I like to make sure they are all high quality and beautiful editions, your posts/videos always help!

Angharad · 1 October 2021 at 11:43 pm

Yes, this would be incredibly useful, thank you!!

Mitali · 21 September 2021 at 9:31 pm

You are a wonderful book collector/lover.

    Daisy · 27 September 2021 at 8:34 am

    Aw, thanks 💕

Selina · 20 September 2021 at 9:08 am

This would be extremely useful. Thank you!

Feriel · 13 September 2021 at 1:54 am

This is awesome so please continue ! I’m from France. I love collector’s editions but I have hard time finding them before their sold out if I’m aware of their existence in the first place lol

    Daisy · 14 September 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks so much for commenting- you’re exactly the sort of person I’m hoping this list will help 💕 it’s hard keeping up with new editions and so frustrating to find out about them only after they’ve sold out!

Gabe · 10 September 2021 at 9:00 am

Please do continue to compile the list…it would be most helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    Daisy · 14 September 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I will keep going with regular updates 💕

      Eirini · 18 September 2021 at 6:44 am

      I have honestly no suggestions. I just wanted to leave a comment to let you know that THANK YOU for putting all this together. It is super useful!!
      After going through it I went to waterstones and placed a 9 book order xD
      I can imagine it took a lot of effort but please do not give up!
      Thank you again!!

        Daisy · 19 September 2021 at 4:12 pm

        Thanks so much ❤️! Appreciate the feedback, I’ll keep it going 😃

          Eirini · 26 September 2021 at 6:08 am

          I actually have a suggestion!
          I am not sure if that is feasable or worth it (work wise)
          But it would be nice to be able to mark what you update each time such as one does not need to go through the whole list every time. If a filter would be too complicated maybe a sign like a small giff with ‘new’ or ‘updated’ like a symbol basically. Not sure what you think about that 🙂

          Daisy · 27 September 2021 at 8:33 am

          Thanks! That’s a good idea – I’d love to add a filter but I think my site is a bit too basic for that. I could try a “new” symbol though – I update a couple of times a week, so how long do you think would it make sense to leave the symbol up for?

          Daisy · 27 September 2021 at 8:36 am

          The other thing I was thinking of was bringing back my newsletter more regularly – I could also include recent additions there? (Always welcome feedback from readers on what’s useful ツ)

Talia Gabbai · 7 September 2021 at 3:59 am

I love these lists, i original only searched for sprayed edges, but I found great books in your new list, so i will probably keep checking this new list now. Thanks!

    Daisy · 8 September 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks! That’s really helpful, appreciate you taking time to comment 💕

Francis · 6 September 2021 at 12:22 pm

Awesome – it’s really helpful to have all this in one place – please do keep it up! ❤️ (I like the fantasy and sci fi titles the best.)

    Rachel · 11 October 2021 at 8:12 am

    Absolutely keep the list, I love helpful sites like this.

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