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Re: The Wonders of...
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That's about £900 too expensive.

I don't like Hyraxia books. Have pointed out errors on their listings before. They don't reply or correct (in my experience).

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These have to be a fairly strong contender for HarperCollins' worst hardback set. I've put in quite a bit of effort in the past trying to convince people not to pay a lot of money for these, and to simply wait for cheap copies (edit: or better still, just don't bother with them at all).

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Re: New Book Releases
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Qweniden wrote:
I mean that if the content of all the editions is essentially recycled (bar the Alan Lee illustrations, I guess), I won't personally value the book enough to have a Super Deluxe edition of it


I can honestly say without sarcasm that I am envious of people who don't have the completist sickness. If a book is within the scope of my collecting parameters and I can afford it (and often even if I cant afford it) I HAVE to have it.


Probably a lot of people go through that phase, but having collected Tolkien to a greater or lesser extent for 35 years, that phase is long gone for me! Now I'm only interested in buying it if it is actually *good*. B&L may well be good, but the description doesn't give me much confidence as yet that it won't be another round of drab brown Alan Lee illustrations tacked onto previously published material, with a bit of new connecting filler. I'm in the phase of collecting where I can't justify hundreds of pounds for something I will probably very rarely look at. I reserve the right to change my mind if the book turns out to be better than I'm expecting, of course!

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Re: LOTR Arts
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I don't understand why you didn't just photograph the actual books in your collection?

If it was my site, I'd probably lose the main banner with the Movie imagery off the front page. It is quite sluggish and glitchy, plus.... I imagine that also potentially poses some copyright issues. I guess it depends on what you are trying to achieve with the site, but I personally find unnecessary motion and panning, etc, on web pages irritating. I'd much rather have a simple, clean interface. I'd say focus on the real content, more than the fluffy whizz-bang stuff that people might only look at once.

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Khamûl wrote:
Stu, I don't really follow your comments about content; surely these Super Deluxe editions are just going to have the same content as the standard release? They're never going to add any special content; all you're going to get is fine binding (you'd hope) & a CT/artist signature(s). Do you just mean you want to wait & see what the B&L content actually is?

BH


No, I'm not expecting any additional content in an SD vs in a standard edition - I mean that if the content of all the editions is essentially recycled (bar the Alan Lee illustrations, I guess), I won't personally value the book enough to have a Super Deluxe edition of it. I don't mind being a victim of marketing to some extent, but I don't have a good feeling about B&L as yet, and splashing 15 pounds on some content I already have with a new cover is obviously a different siutation than spending 350 pounds on that same content.

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