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Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Trotter wrote:
I am looking for companies that can produce exceptional facsimile dust jackets for Tolkien books.

Does anyone have any recommendations?


I'm wondering if the best thing is to find a decent local printing firm with good equipment and a good selection of paper stock, and then just build the source file for the jacket yourself (using scans, photos, etc -- as available). I've mulled this over myself a few times, and I think most of the work is in the creation of an accurate electronic representation of the jacket, which may be quite time consuming, depending on what you have to base it on (assuming you don't just have a perfect example to duplicate and need to do some retouching).

I'm working on the assumption that you want to re-jacket rare stuff, rather than books for which facsimile jackets are already readily available?

Posted on: 2014/6/28 14:45


Re: New Book Releases
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Urulöké wrote:
I think the foil was removed for this impression - see HarperCollins quote (my emphasis added):

The Companion jacket has been redone in light grey with a red ring – we were never entirely happy with just how dark the original brown and purple jacket turned out – and the three individual books have had their ‘50th Anniversary edition’ strapline removed from the front and the copper foil has been replaced with tasteful colours which tone in with the artwork. It’s a subtle difference, but one that I hope will be regarded as an improvement.


http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=13612#forumpost13612



Thanks for that - I should have re-read the quoted bits again before asking the question!

My One volume turned up today, 99% undamaged. Slight bump through the cardboard box to the plastic slipcase - but not enough to worry about. I think many, many of these books will be damaged to some degree in the post - they are too heavy for Amazon packaging. The inner cardboard carton is all that saved mine.

The plastic slipcase is much nastier in real life than in the pictures. On the plus side, mine does seem to be a reasonable fit - the book slides in and out without any problem. It just looks absolutely crap. I think the decision to put so much of the text onto the slipcase, rather than on the boards of the book was a poor one by HC, as it means that the slipcase can't be considered as disposable wrapping, even though that is all it is. Definitely not a GBP 60 book - I guess the expected Amazon 40% discount has been built into the RRP.

Posted on: 2014/6/26 21:15


Re: New Book Releases
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Any idea at what impression the spine lettering changed from the gilt to the orange and white coloured printing that can be seen on the 6th impressions?

Posted on: 2014/6/25 23:16


Re: Amazon Refund
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Onónion wrote:
Thanks for the response, Stu, that makes sense. Maybe I should hope they send the wrong item or a damaged copy... :p


They send out so many books that get damaged, it certainly wouldn't be a surprise to anyone...

Posted on: 2014/6/21 19:09


Re: Amazon Refund
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Onónion wrote:
I've bought the new LotR 60th anniversary box set on Amazon, but see Bookdepository now has it for €20 less. I tried to cancel my order with Amazon, but they said it was not possible as the package was ready to be dispatched.

If I return the box set, will I get the shipping costs and return shipping costs refunded too?



If you are using a prepaid return label, they will deduct the return shipping costs from your refund as the return is not due to something that is their fault (you have changed your mind). I believe they will also not refund the portion of your initial purchase price that was the shipping component. Makes sense, really - you change your mind, you pay the costs -- otherwise they would be out of pocket and their giant profits that they don't pay any tax on would be reduced...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custome ... ?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200572810

Posted on: 2014/6/21 3:51



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