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Little Egret Press

Post by steve28fishing » Wed Dec 21 2016 21:01

Bought some really good books from them over the years.

They now seem to be printing a new book every week ... most of them reprints of their originals
and some strange prints.

Must be cheap to print the amount they are churning out.

Don't think I will deal with them again .. the words long and bargepole spring to mind.

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by Luke » Thu Dec 22 2016 01:00

They fill a niche I guess. The cheap paperbacks are there for those readers who don't want to pay a three figure sum for an out-of-print limited edition hardback.

Wayne, the new man at the helm of LEP, is reprinting a lot of titles but the actual number of copies printed is quite small. Enough to meet the demands but probably not enough to swamp the market in the long term.

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by davelumb » Thu Dec 22 2016 09:09

Luke wrote:
They fill a niche I guess. The cheap paperbacks are there for those readers who don't want to pay a three figure sum for an out-of-print limited edition hardback.
People who want to read the books rather than collect them. :wink:

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Post by steve28fishing » Thu Dec 22 2016 12:00

Yes Dave .... but look at the tiny volume of sales he has on e bay for example and it appears that not many people want to read these reprints either

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by davelumb » Thu Dec 22 2016 13:23

If the production costs are low enough it might still be commercially viable. But I don't see why LEP churning books out is a reason to avoid dealing with them.

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by steve28fishing » Thu Dec 22 2016 15:16

Probably made a wise decision though just revisited an earlier thread on the last LEP pike book the Incompleat Piker .. don't think your comments were too complimentary

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by LB » Thu Dec 22 2016 15:40

Daves comments were more about the author?

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by davelumb » Thu Dec 22 2016 17:07

LB wrote:
Daves comments were more about the author?
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Post by dannytaylor » Thu Dec 22 2016 18:07

Luke wrote:
They fill a niche I guess. The cheap paperbacks are there for those readers who don't want to pay a three figure sum for an out-of-print limited edition hardback.

Wayne, the new man at the helm of LEP, is reprinting a lot of titles but the actual number of copies printed is quite small. Enough to meet the demands but probably not enough to swamp the market in the long term.
I've bought a couple if there reprints and I'm glad they have 're run them as Luke says I don't want to be paying three figure sums to read a book and it gives me an opportunity to enjoy books that I otherwise could not justify the cost of.

I think they have a new pike title planned for the new year.

Has anybody read "grim" a pike tale, what did you think?

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by steve28fishing » Thu Dec 22 2016 19:45

Perhaps I should shop at Lidl .... what's it like ?

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by davelumb » Thu Dec 22 2016 19:47

steve28fishing wrote:
Perhaps I should shop at Lidl .... what's it like ?
I didn't know they sold angling books.

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by steve28fishing » Thu Dec 22 2016 19:55

Lots of paperbacks Dave apparently should be right up your street ... very cheap as well .. ten for a fiver and some free Polish sausage thrown in

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by davelumb » Thu Dec 22 2016 20:05

steve28fishing wrote:
Lots of paperbacks Dave apparently should be right up your street ... very cheap as well .. ten for a fiver and some free Polish sausage thrown in
Sounds a better deal than a book wrapped in sausage skin leather. :thumbs:

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by Luke » Thu Dec 22 2016 22:55

I used to shop at Tesco. Now shop at Lidl. All the money I save gets spent on fishing books.

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by mario123 » Sun Feb 04 2018 16:06

some of the books they have printed recently have been very good

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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by Will Smith » Fri Apr 06 2018 20:55

Luke wrote:
I used to shop at Tesco. Now shop at Lidl. All the money I save gets spent on fishing books.
That kinda went buy completely unnoticed, very funny.
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Re: Little Egret Press

Post by martin(rockape) » Thu May 03 2018 20:00

Bugger all wrong with reprints I have 2 or 3 from LEP and pleased with them.

I read books and as much as i prefer a nice shiny new book the contents read are still the same as a dog eared and battered book. So a reprint gives me a nice new shimy book and much cheaper than an original print which maybe silly money.
At the moment most of my books fishing and other subjects are original and some seem to be selling anything from double to 4 times the price, the thing is i would have to get someone to buy it at this inflated price and should i do so i would obviously be down on a book.

Everyone to thier own, but enjoy reading your books thats ultimately what they are for wether they are brand new, well worn or reprints.

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