May 082005
 

Word from Jim:
“Just thought I’d let you guys know that the first run of Dead Beat sold dry in three days. They’re sending the book back to the press for another run, which is fairly unusual for hardbacks, according to my editor. Neat stuff!”
Later:
“15k on the first run. New copies can come out anywhere from a week to a month later. Note that there are still copies available, but they’re all in the pipeline from distributors to stores, and the orders to restock ate up the tiny surplus copies. If they handle it right, there shouldn’t be a problem with actually acquiring the book from the bookstore-customer standpoint.”

 Posted by on 2005/05/08 at 2:40 am

  61 Responses to “Dead Beat’s first run sells dry”

  1. I read Dead Beat a few weeks ago and it was great! I loved how Thomas explained to Harry just how bad it is for him. Poor Thomas. I was surprised about Bob having a bad side. Who knew our favorite spirit was such a bad ass!? Butters rocks! Can we keep him, Jim?

  2. I read Dead Beat in about a day and truly enjoyed it. I got my boss and my younger brother hooked on them. Two more to the dark side; yay me. Did Kincaid give Murph the bruises and broken wrist, and if so, will the next book involve Harry turning Kincaid into a fine paste? One thing confused me: Harry ordered Bob to forget about the heap big bad magic stuff and never to bring it up again. Why did Bob spill the beans? Keep us posted on the SciFi developments. 🙂 Oh, and could you change your poll? Pretty please? It’s been up since Blood Rites came out.

  3. I ran into this book purely by chance. Something about the cover of Deadbeat drew me in. There is always that moment of magic about books that draw me in like this. I read that first novel, the 7th in the series, thinking it was the first, but still loved it. I got back and bought all the paperbacks, and now am coming up for breath with book 6.

  4. A friend of mine (who I conviently lured into Jim Butcher fandom a few months ago) and I were anxiously awaiting the release. I knew what the official date was, but we decided to see if our local store was one of the few shelving the books before that date. Lucky us…they were! Great read, Jim. Butters joins the list of my favorites, as does Ramirez.

  5. Jim, just gotta let you know that it takes a lot to do what you do and we all appreciate it. As for a movie in which i think we should do i have some great ideas to start a screen play on ‘Storm Front’. Screw the sci fi channel, blow potter out of his 4th grade robes and put Dresden on the big screen.
    ‘Dead Beat’ rocked out.

  6. Finally, Morgan returns. I’m a bit late in posting on it, but wow. Book read like a dream, and the twists were fantastical. Keep up the beautiful work.

  7. Thanks for another great book, and a great serie. Abit late on my comment since i read it about 1 month ago or so. Was lucky to find it on a online bookstore i usually buy my books at so had no trouble getting a copy of it. Only bad thing is that they didn’t have a paperback so now my collection is looking kinda odd with 1 hard back and the rest small papaerbacks 🙂
    Thanx to rommie for making me read this serie. It’s a rare thing to find new good books these days 🙁
    Hoping to see more of Thomas in the next book. He is a fun character, could have done more in this book but… it’s all good!
    keep em coming Mr. Butcher.

  8. I haven’t finished Dead Beat yet, too busy with the new house but anyways, where I am has been awesome. Not that I should be shocked by the past 6 books. Truly an awesome and extremely talented man Jim is. And the way he writes Harry, I’ve found myself saying stuff along the lines of Hell’s Bells on more than one occassion. Keep up the outrageously great work!!!

  9. Dead Beat was a real disappointment, because it was over far too quickly! The Dresden Files were the books that enticed me into reading after 30+ years on the planet. It has been a while and I am still looking for books to fill the time while waiting for a new Dresden book. Every thing that I read is compared to Dresden and nothing is measuring up. Jim, I would not want Harry or his world to be compromised due to a

  10. What a fun read this was! Zombie Sue…brilliant! Harry as a warden…fabulous! I liked how so many characters made an appearance. I really missed Murphy though. This needs to be on TV! I’ll add my voice in hoping that the SciFi deal happens soon. Keep up the great writing J.B!

  11. Oh Mr. Butcher, you are a clever one!*grin* I am back in Harry Dresden-induced bliss after so long without him!
    I’m in the middle of Dead Beat right now, so I’m trying to close my eyes as I skim down through these comments. Spoilers! ARG! *snerk*
    I do love what I’ve read so far, and can literally not put it down. I do miss Murphy though, but hope to see her more in the next book. God, please tell me Harry’s coming back for another adventure!
    Spectacular, sir! Absolutly a wonderful ride with my favorite, snarky Wizard Hero!

  12. When i first saw Storm Front, i was like “this looks kinda sketchy..”, but its a bad ass series and i literaly read all of them in under 5 days, it was great. Can’t wait for next one, i wanna see what happens ‘tween murphy and harry(cuz i felt a connection before that pr*ck kincaid asked her to travel with him), how harry handles his fallen angel(lol, i wanna see some as* sh*t goin down:)) harry pimp-smacking that black court vampire bi*ch, and harry beating the crap out of kinkaid, ya know, just for sh*ts and giggles. Its gonna be crazy, can’t wait.

  13. When i first saw Storm Front, i was like “this looks kinda sketchy..”, but its a bad ass series and i literaly read all of them in under 5 days, it was great. Can’t wait for next one, i wanna see what happens ‘tween murphy and harry(cuz i felt a connection before that pr*ck kincaid asked her to travel with him), how harry handles his fallen angel(lol, i wanna see some crazy as* sh*t goin down:)),harry pimp-smacking that black court vampire bi*ch, and harry beating the crap out of kinkaid, ya know, just for sh*ts and giggles. Its gonna be crazy, can’t wait, peace out.

  14. Brilliant, sir…stunning descriptions and gut-busting Snarkyness that Joss Whedon himself would be proud of! I just finished Dead Beat (took me under 2 days, literally couldn’t pull my nose out of it – even at work!)
    Facinating twist of events with Harry deciding to make use of the Fallen one within him, I hope he doesn’t come to regret it. Thomas came out in this one to be more brotherly to Harry, I’m really feeling Thomas grow on me! Hope to see more of Murphy next time, and would love to be a fly on the wall if and when Harry and Kincaid have “words” about her! *evil grin*
    Wonderful bad-guys, necromancers are! I adore a good bad guy for my hero to throw the Uber-magic against. And, who wouldn’t have loved to see people’s faces as Harry rode Sue through the streets of Chicagoland! *grin*
    Congratulations on your first hardback publishing Jim, You deserve it! Thanks for all the hard work, and I hope and pray we can continue to follow Harry on more adventures to come!
    Cheers!

  15. I got into Harry Dresden for something to do while waiting the last six weeks for Harry Potter HBP to hit the stores. Dresden 1-7 only took 3 1/2 weeks to read and I am really ticked I am out of the books and have nothing else interesting to read. Everything else I pick up just isn

  16. i think dead beat was really funny because of butters i never forgot POLKA WILL NEVER DIE!!! lol and bob was so COOL plus the wardens i was so shocked to hear what the red court did i have a feeling that the next book will be mostly about the fight between the white council and harry and the white council and the red court i can’t say how happy your making my mom she just loves your books and so do i i don’t really like to read unless it’s about magic manga or fantasy books like dragons and stuff but this is really good keep writing please i’ll be waiting for your next book

  17. I saw “Furies of Calderon” at the local library and enjoyed reading it. Not on my tops list, but it was worth reading. I thought I’d check out more from the author, and saw “Dead Beat” on the racks, and… read all of last night to finish it. Wooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooo! Thanks, Jim, for such an excellent read. Look forward with great anticipation to inhaling the earlier Dresden books.

  18. I love the Dresden series.
    Many thanks to Mr. Butcher and that guy working at Waldenbooks who suggested I read Storm Front. Dead Beat kicked it into a whole new level with Sue. Reanimated Dinosaurs rock!!! Can’t wait for th next book in the series.

  19. You should give kickbacks to Waldenbooks. A lady working there suggested Storm Front to me.

  20. Hey Books A Million in OKC had a girl who recommended the Dreseden novels to me after she saw me lurking around the Laurell K stuff. I bought the first and read 4 more in a month now Im starting Blood Rites. Awesome!!! Thanks for the lunch breaks and late nights filled with a new wizard on the block.
    P.S. I love the insider pop culture jokes all though the novels KEEP THEM COMING

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