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Re: Beren and Lúthien
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Berelach wrote:
HarperCollins tells me they were not aware of this. It does seem like those stickers were just on the Waterstones copies like you guessed. The '1' after the '978' indicates a US country code so I would have thought that maybe they stickered the copies used for international orders, but that doesn't explain why some are being sold from within the UK.


Interesting - thanks for doing the legwork. I expect waterstones just needed a different number for their warehousing as they were selling them at a different price than the unsigned copies, rather than first-come first served. I guess they must just have a block of ISBNs for this kind of thing.

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Re: Wavy pages
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Berelach wrote:
That worked really well Stu, thanks!


Excellent!

Posted on: 6/19 13:44:46


Re: Beren and Lúthien
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Do all of the jackets have the following ISBN sticker? This is the jacket from one of the Waterstones copies, which I think has its own ISBN.

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Re: Wavy pages
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Thank you both, that's very helpful! It has been very humid in New York recently, kind of off and on... might finally be time to get a dehumidifier.

Yes it was my B&L, signed. I'll leave Waterstones alone... I'm thankful to have been able to get it so easily.



You might not get it perfect, but you will probably be able to get it to the point it is barely noticeable. I had a standard edition TftPR a few years back that was insanely wavy when I got it, and I raised the humidity with fanned pages and then dropped it back down again with a load of heavy medical texts piled on top. Not perfect, but perfectly acceptable result.

Posted on: 6/18 16:04:50


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It is caused by humidity changes in transit or storage. Unless the book was obviously poorly packaged, I think it is just something one needs to accept with long distance book purchases. That said, if it was new from Amazon, I'd hit them up for a replacement. It isn't like they are a corporate good citizen.

You might find running a shower without the extractor fan running and increasing the humidity on the book a little, then allowing it to dry slowly in another room causes the waves to drop out. Obviously you don't want it wet, just exposed to a slightly higher humidity for a few minutes and then slowly bring it back down over a few hours with something heavy on top weighing it down does the trick.

Posted on: 6/18 15:07:01



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