Recently publishers have been milking series for all there worth by having tons of extra content like coloring books, novellas and special editions with bonus content. While I always want more content in my favorite series and I used to love these special editions I think it’s beginning to get out of hand, it gets to a point were there’s to much extra content.
I missed out on getting the Barns and Noble exclusive edition of The Heir because I didn’t know it existed until I had already preordered it from Amazon so know I do my research. When I went to preorder The Crown I found out there were two different special editions one with a bonus epilogue and a poster the other with fan art. I love books with pretty end pages but I decided to get the one with the bonus epilogue and I’m glad I did because it added to the story but why couldn’t it have had the epilogue and the fan art in one book I could have gone without the poster. I don’t want to spend money on two different editions of the same book.
I’ve encountered the same problem with Empire of Storms only this time it’s worse because there’s three different editions and they all have a completely different short story. There’s the one from Target which has a poster, the one from Barns and Noble which has fan art and, finally the one from WHSmith UK which doesn’t have any other extra content other than the short story. I’m most likely going to get the one from Barns and Noble because I want the fan art.
I understand that publishes want to make money but having three different special editions is completely ridiculous. I’m not even very excited for the short stories because I’m so annoyed by how many editions there are, and since I know nothing about what the short stories are about I can’t buy the one I think I’ll like most. I think there should have been two special editions one for the US and one for the UK.