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Re: HarperCollins proclaiming www.tolkien.co.uk
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"HarperCollins has launched two new e-commerce sites offering readers unique editions of work by JRR Tolkien and limited edition natural history titles.

Charlie Redmayne, director for digital development at HarperCollins UK, said that e-commerce was a "key part" of the publisher's strategy for digital growth. "It presents a channel whereby we can reach dedicated niche audiences," he said. "It gives us a chance to sell differentiated products direct to fans in a targeted, cost-effective way that reaches an audience with content we know they love."

The two sites follow an experimental online store launched last year offering fans of JRR Tolkien a limited edition of the Children of Hurin. Redmayne said the publisher sold £100,000 of books in just over three months. "In research we carried out the fans told us they wanted more- more unique Tolkien titles and more range. So we listened and are excited by the opportunities this store creates.”

The Tolkien site, at www.tolkien.co.uk, is live now and will focus on selling special editions of the Lord of the Rings' author's work that are not available from other outlets. Its first special offer is a deluxe edition of Tales from the Perilous Realm, which is illustrated and signed by Alan Lee and priced £60."

After the initial failings with the website, I hope that it suceeds, but I wonder why they have not considered setting up an advisory panel for the website from Tolkien Fans' such as ourselves, to get feedback on new issues, limited editions and book prices. I am sure that people on this site would be happy to provide feedback to them on these areas.

Posted on: 2008/12/16 3:27


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"HarperCollins has launched two new e-commerce sites offering readers unique editions of work by JRR Tolkien and limited edition natural history titles."
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/72727-page.html

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Posted on: 2008/12/16 1:31


Re: Happy birthday to Beren
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Aye, yes, now you think I forgot Beren's birthday, but I already congratulated him on one of our Dutch language boards.

Posted on: 2008/12/15 18:38
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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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This is old information since others have already posted similar news, but I wanted to share the official response I got from HC on the signed Tales book:

"Dear Jeremy - I'm very sorry for the confusion caused about the book. I can confirm it is not a numbered edition - it is simply signed by Alan Lee. Please accept our apologies for any confusion caused - the appropriate Hobbit will be dealt with accordingly.

Best regards

Chris Michaels
Publishing Brand Manager
HarperCollins"

Posted on: 2008/12/15 13:17
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I have created a separate forum for discussions of signatures/autographs and other handwriting samples, since I was having a hard time myself figuring out the best place to discuss these in the older forums - sometimes they were on books, sometimes on letters, etc.

I have moved some of the older discussions to the new forum, and will do a full pass later this week for archival purposes.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, etc.

Posted on: 2008/12/15 12:14
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