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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I seem to remember an article somewhere with David Brawn, where he was asked why HarperCollins had not issued a Deluxe (not Super-Deluxe) edition of Unfinished Tales. They did not think there was a big enough market for the book.

In the case of the new book, I agree with Stu in that people bought multiple copies of COH as investments, which turned out to be very poor investments because of the discounting that they did.

Collectors and dealers are not going to do the same thing with this new book, people will be very wary about buying multiple copies, or even single copies at full price.

If Unfinished Tales is not right for a Deluxe edition (I disagree and think it is) then this is not the right title for a Super-Deluxe Edition, they should have just done a Trade and Deluxe.

Posted on: 2009/2/24 22:49


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I'm also assuming that the 'bizarre' reason that this book is not featured at all on tolkien.co.uk, is that Harper Collins have to take the site down for a week every time they make a change to it.

Posted on: 2009/2/24 22:35


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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That's interesting.

I wonder what HC will do when the 'limited' copies are sold.

Are they going to use the 50th Edition cover again with impression number 5 and above, or more likely sell the book with the new cover as impression 5?

Posted on: 2009/2/23 11:32


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I have just ordered a copy.

Out of interest does it state that it is limited to 500 copies in the book?

Andrew

Posted on: 2009/2/23 5:17


Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I think this book appeals to a smaller market than the Super-Deluxe COH. So to sell 500 copies without heavy discounting could well be impossible for Harper Collins.

The fact that they have a track record now of offering large discounts on the online store, means that people like me who would have bought two copies, will buy one when it comes out and wait for the discount for the second copy, but if it was limited to 250 copies I would buy two at full price.

I hope they remember to ask the artist or Christopher Tolkien to number the copies this time as well.

Posted on: 2009/2/22 1:57



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