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Re: ...and another one
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It sold for £150

Posted on: 2008/12/3 1:10


Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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I have rung today, asked why they ignored my email, no response. Did not seem to know what was happening, the web site has technical difficulties apparently!!!!, asked them to send me a signed and numbered edition, they said they will ring me tomorrow, we will see.

Posted on: 2008/12/2 8:03


Re: PLEASE help.. Signed copy of the Hobbit
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I personally don't think that this is genuine for the reasons that Deagol mentioned.

Tolkien signatures are a minefield, lots of very convincing fakes exist, as an example if you look at this copy of the Lord of the Rings, the note looks very convincing, but I have the exact same copy of that note and it is very hard to tell that it is not a genuine signature.

You could and try and sell your book as a 'signed' book but the lack of provenance would put off any serious bidders. I think you should keep it, with the belief that it may be signed by Tolkien, but you will never know for certain.

Beren, another regular, on this board posted an article on his website about signatures and it is well worth reading if you have not already seen it.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/fascimilesignatures.htm

Posted on: 2008/11/29 10:48


Oversized copy of the Lord of the Rings
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You would need a big bookcase to contain this copy of The Lord of the Rings

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_moreau/418008212/

Posted on: 2008/11/29 4:56


Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt
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There are some rumors on the web that Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt may be in trouble.

"Publisher Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt has put the word out to its some of its editors to stop acquiring new manuscripts, Publishers Weekly reports. Agent Jonathon Lazear tells the industry rag, "I've been in the business a long time and at a couple of houses I worked at, when things were bad, we were asked to cut back. But I've never heard of anything so public."

What exactly this will mean for the general public remains to be seen. According to Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt's vice president of communications, Josef Blumenfeld, "it's a symbol of doing things smarter; it's not an indicator of the end of literature." That makes sense.

Except that he continued, "We have turned off the spigot, but we have a very robust pipeline."

Metaphor alert! The spigot is the thing that delivers a liquid, like water, to the consumer. The consumer relies on a spigot to dispense water when needed. A pipeline conveys a liquid (like water or oil) from its source to -- well, to a series of intermediaries, with the end goal of delivering to the consumer. Through the spigot.

Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt may have a robust pipeline of books in progress -- that's great! But to be clear, what they've done is ceased to buy raw materials (temporarily, they say, in some areas, and this ban can be superseded). They haven't turned off the spigot, which would mean they've stopped selling books. That would be bad for business."

Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacke ... 8/11/publishing-indu.html

Posted on: 2008/11/29 0:15



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