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Re: Ignore, just a test
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Urulöké wrote:
Have any of you peeked at the auction page recently? Been making some changes over there to make it more useful. More coming.


But does the auction page have any cats on it? For me, that is the key question.

Posted on: 2013/8/25 0:43


Re: Ignore, just a test
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Well, if no one is going to post anything sensible into this thread, here is one of my cats helping out with some sour cream....

Phew, that is the internet fixed.

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Posted on: 2013/8/23 17:13


Re: New Book Releases
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Trotter wrote:

Stu wrote:

Trotter wrote:
I suspect it is the same Pocket book as last year, but with a film cover on it. If so I doubt it will be on Stu's Xmas list.


Bah!!! Humbug!!! etc.



Stu wrote:
Yep, won't be getting that one!


I was right

Urulöké wrote:

I don't think most of the regulars here are the target market for movie tie-in editions... Is a nice painting on the cover if you are a movie fan.


Ok, but the bookcover for me is nowhere near as good as J.R.R. Tolkien's cover, so why not stick with one of the acknowledged best Dust jackets ever made?



I'm definitely predictable!

I think the main issue I have with the branding of the movie stuff is that I really don't like the movie logo at all. The Lord of The Rings branding wasn't quite as nasty, but the Hobbit title looks horrible. And hell will freeze over before I buy a book that has "Now a major motion picture" on the cover!

Posted on: 2013/8/17 19:17


Re: New Book Releases
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Yep, won't be getting that one!

Posted on: 2013/8/16 17:35


Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
I broadly agree.

The CoH bookplates are a slightly troublesome example though. These were pre-signed but actually stuck in by the publisher (as has been said) at the point of purchase. Nobody (although, I'm sure there may have been one or two) received these signed bookplates loose with the book they purchased in Piccadilly, London on publication day. Sophistication, maybe; but certainly of publisher origin, & not some later cobbled together cut-letter + book nonsense. So, I certainly agree these belong together. The bookplate certainly doesn't belong in any other book.

That said, I think it's really splitting hairs, for example, to suggest Christopher signing a pile of loose sheets in the South of France that would later be bound into a completed book (i.e. the signed limitation pages of all "super" deluxe editions), is really that different from him signing a little sticky piece of paper, as with CoH. These seem more legitimate, but CT certainly never had a book in hand. A 1977 Silmarillion flat-signed at Museum St. prior to its release is, on the other hand, a proper signed book.

BH


From my perspective, I don't think there is a great deal of difference between the two scenarios that you describe. The key for me is that there is an intent for the book and the page (or the book and the plate) to be together -- it isn't just some random mismatched pairing to make a fast buck.

Posted on: 2013/8/15 20:49



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