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Re: Children of Hurin released early
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I agree it can spoil it, but I wonder what the Estate could have done to stop this, booksellers have the book and they want to sell it, and it is in a lot of stores. They don't really care about arbitary deadlines.

I hope that people like me who do have the book, do not spoil it for people who don't, we'll see.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 15:36


Re: Children of Hurin released early
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I know about seventeen stores now who are selling the books... lovely how a world wide release can be spoiled!

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Re: Children of Hurin released early
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That's interesting, I am sure that Foyles will have got into serious trouble with the Tolkien Estate for selling the book before the embargo.

I hope that the Tolkien Library is taking orders for books and delivering on Tuesday so they do not also get into trouble for breaking the embargo.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 15:25


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It seems to me that you have an excellent (I can't repeat that enough) gathering of information, that you have chosen to organize solely in chronological order. If/when you are comfortable, having these sorted in other orders as well (I wouldn't want to lose the ability to sort them chronologically) would be nice. Totally up to you where you want to spend the time!

I seem to be much better taking other peoples information into my database than entering my own (something to do with the fact that the scanner is attached to my 3-year old's computer, so I never get to use it), if you would prefer to put your time elsewhere. Seems like we have so many people generating content AND developing websites, there must be a way to streamline our efforts.

[added note: I don't mean to imply pulling tolkienbooks.net into my site - just offering services for website tinkering if it would help]

Posted on: 2007/4/12 14:15
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If you were subscribed to the old mailing list then you will carry on receiving the updates from the new service. The emails may come from a different email address though so spam filters might intervene. I just have to run a few tests to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Thanks to Rowns for suggesting Wordpress - it took a while to adapt to my needs, but seems to be doing the trick.

I hope to get the whole of the main bibliography running from a database, but it will take quite a while to achieve - there are over 1000 html pages at the moment, and I think that there will be 300 or 400 additional items when I have all the letters, artwork and 'miscellanea' on there as well. I have started work on the 2000-Present section and this will hopefully be completed by late April or early May.

Can I get a few opinions from you all?
I have started to add details of published letters, artwork, interviews and recordings, etc but am worried that this type of material is swamping the books by Tolkien or contributed to by Tolkien. See the 1963-1967 section for instance.
Any thoughts?

Also, does anybody miss the forwards, backwards and up arrows used on the static pages? I use them to navigate a lot, but I am flicking through pages looking for problems and mistakes. I can set something up, but wonder if anybody else uses them much.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 13:33



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