We've thought long and hard about the editioning of STRAYLIGHT books. Our tactic (if you can call it that) is to print as many copies of each publication as we can afford (our mothers having taught us that debt is bad). That this approach leads to limited editions is a byproduct of our fiscal responsibilities and not some cynical attempt to create rarity. We're not that interested in books as a fetish (though we are interested in making sure our publications look and feel, for lack of a better word, nice).
Which brings us to Back to me., by Christina Riley. We printed 100 copies, which sold out in less than a month and a half. This book really struck a cord and the reviews were excellent. As a result STRAYLIGHT has decided to produce a 2nd edition. This new iteration of Back to me. is slightly smaller than the 1st edition (8x8 inches as opposed to 8.5x 8.5), is printed on slightly less weighty paper (80lb stock as opposed to 100lb) and is not signed or numbered, but contains all the original images.
The 2nd edition will, like the 1st edition, come with an original 5x7 inch print . . .
So, you might ask, "Why should I get a 1st edition of any STRAYLIGHT publication if you will be doing 2nd editions?"
First of all, we may not do 2nd editions of every sold out publication, it depends. And the 1st editions will always be bigger, printed on nicer paper and numbered. We're not into creating rarity, we want anyone who wants to have and to hold a STRAYLIGHT publication to have the opportunity. But the 1st editions will always be more special.
Back to me., 2nd edition, is now available for pre-order. Delivery expected early September. Order your copy here.