|Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun|
Subject: Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
by Urulókë on 2009/3/4 11:42:49
all of us have bought a book that we have no intention of physically reading. So we're all nuts!...
Can't agree more! And I love being nuts. Well, at least "Tolkien nuts". Those people who collect other books really are nuts.
Khamul also said
Another point that Rowns raises (or at least alludes to) is: why not just ignore the initial clamour, and pick up a copy at a later date; either discounted, or even on the second hand market. It won't cost you any more money.
For this, I would like to clarify that I am specifically talking about S&G if it is released at 500 copies. And, to be completely honest, even S&G will be selling on the second hand market at a premium (i.e. above list price) somewhere down the road - it will be a stunning book as far as construction, the content will be good, and it will be signed by a highly desirable author - it just may take a few (or many) years to find 501 people who want to own one long term. Plus a few will be lost to damage or postal gremlins.