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Tolkien bookplates for sale
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I have acquired what may be the last two sets of Tolkien Alphabet bookplates from the Bodleian Library. If anyone is interested, I'm selling them each for £6 plus p&p. Email me at andrew at avro707 dot force9 dot co dot uk

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Posted on: 2009/5/23 5:35


Re: Arda Reconstructed
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Thank you for the comments, everyone.

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Posted on: 2009/5/23 5:32


Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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My beef with HC all along is that they are not a retailer, but they are playing half-assedly at being one. I don't actually think we should cut them too much slack because they have *chosen* to operate outside of their normal space, without being properly prepared to do so. It's important not to confuse whether they produce good books (as they evidently do) or whether they are good at retail. The two issues have been confused on this thread, but they are totally unrelated.

Retail operations are just completely different than wholesale, which is why the retailer gets to charge an extra 30-50% for their trouble (and still might only just manage to turn a profit).

All that said, if HC can get to the point where they consistently manage to send my parcels to the correct (and complete) delivery address, adequately packaged, then that's *all* I really care about. If they can manage to fix that, I'm cool with them.

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Posted on: 2009/5/22 15:20


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Rowns wrote:

I am not aware of any major publishers that run a smooth retail operation, really... most don't even try.


That's an excellent point, Rowns. I think we all get used to the type of service we receive from retail specialists, like Amazon, and then just assume everyone should be running things the same way. I am guessing that HC does not dedicate many personel to the retail branch of the business, not to mention that HC is not exclusively a J.R.R. Tolkien publishing company. I suppose we should be happy that they focus on Tolkien as much as they do, and since nearly all of their books can be obtained through Amazon, it is only the exclusive editions that are in question.

Posted on: 2009/5/22 5:19


Re: Gorgeous Custom Silmarillion
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Really very, very nice. Well done to all concerned. I wish I could afford it!!!

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