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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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[Thanks for that info. Rowns]

I wasn't really talking about the Super-deluxe editions in particular though. My point was, that if US buyers could purchase HoME deluxe editions (books which HM must hold the rights for in the US?), why is this any different? (particularly if HM have no intention of releasing their own Super-deluxe; couldn't they allow distribution in this case?)

The HoME deluxe editions don't constitute new editions as such (Yes/No?); they didn't even have a new preface or introduction. So surely HM held the rights to distribute these in the US?; or conversely HC didn't hold the rights for them in the US, and US customers would have had the same problem as they have now? (with CoH Super-deluxe). But you could buy them and get them sent to US!

Is this warped logic? Or is it simply that rights issues are different for individual titles? (Is HoME example exceptional because of the titles being collected together?). Or is it something more specific; like the fact that HC are distributing the titles themselves? (and not through a wholesalers).

BH

Posted on: 2007/11/28 4:38
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Re: Outrageous offfers
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Hmmm, no sale on either of those auctions (shocking!)

Two offers were declined on the Italian auction, though. Hopefully they were sane offers. Sometimes you just have to walk away from a good book at an outrageous price...

Posted on: 2007/11/27 17:32
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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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The HoME deluxe editions were released through the normal UK wholesale distribution channels. I got mine through Amazon.co.uk (shipped to the USA). Sometimes shipping is cheaper getting the books through Amazon.ca, as it seems that the UK editions are more regularly available there than the US ones (I don't think Houghton Mifflin owns the Canadian distribution rights.)

I don't know how the other super-deluxe signed editions were put out in prior years, though. Anyone recall?

Posted on: 2007/11/27 17:22
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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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[Sorry one last thing...] So how were HoME deluxe editions released? Were they available to US buyers direct at the time?

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Re: Amazon.co.uk has Children of Húrin Super Deluxe
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The prices on Amazon were lower.

LotRs was available for £70 when it came out.
CoH for £39.60
Silm. just came out for £42.
[=£151.60]

I didn't buy the Hobbit from Amazon, but I'm pretty sure it was available for around £40 aswell. Point is, you could have easily got a new copy (1st imp.) for <£50. Giving a total of <£200 (for a full new 1st imp. set). Seems like a pretty poor release.

I concede the point regarding US/UK releases (Deagol! ). I didn't check! However besides Amazon themselves I'm not sure if any small dealers would pay any attention to this (would they?).

Obviously money is the main issue though...

BH

Posted on: 2007/11/27 15:52
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