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Re: New York Times Article - Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

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I will try and dig up the article I read recently for more interesting reading, but in the meantime:

a) I don't think Amazon has a policy for what third party sellers can price merchandise at, so someone asking $2630.52 probably does not violate anything. If they don't actually have a copy to sell, well then that is a violation. (Some resellers price like this, then just buy a cheap copy when someone orders their overpriced listing).

b) Most of these overpriced copies are actually part of a money laundering network. Bad guy steals a credit card number or buys one from a darknet site dealing in stolen numbers. Bad guy lists a vastly overpriced copy of some random paperback on Amazon. Bad guy creates a throwaway Amazon account using stolen credit card. Bad guy buys the book he listed using the stolen card, transfers the funds out of Amazon, and now has legitimate laundered funds for 70% of the transaction. If you read the article carefully linked by Trotter above, you will note the following...
She noted that her blog had gotten an explosion in traffic from Russia. “Maybe Russian hackers do this in their spare time, making money on the side,” she said.
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New York Times Article - Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/tec ... perback-book-pricing.html

Amazon said in a statement that “we actively monitor and remove” offers that violate its policies.

I have never seen them do this.
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Re: Third edition of The Annotated Hobbit - 2019

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Confirmed with HarperCollins that a British edition will follow the US one. No additional details at this time.
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Re: Third edition of The Annotated Hobbit - 2019

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I am sure they will update with a more accurate description before publication.
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Re: Third edition of The Annotated Hobbit - 2019

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Will probably get it anyway.
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Re: Third edition of The Annotated Hobbit - 2019

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And for the close observers - yes, that is the same description quoted above as for the revised edition from 2002. The page count for the 2002 edition was 399 pp. so there are approximately 17 additional pages of material in this new edition, but no information yet on what.
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Third edition of The Annotated Hobbit - 2019

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Amazon has listed a new entry for the forthcoming third edition of The Annotated Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien and Douglas A. Anderson.

Revised for the thirtieth anniversary of publication, Douglas A. Anderson has drawn on new sources of criticism and newly discovered writings by Tolkien himself to ensure that The Annotated Hobbit is the definitive explication of the sources, characters, places, and things of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic. Integrated with Anderson's notes and placed alongside the fully restored and corrected text of the original story are more than 150 illustrations showing visual interpretations of The Hobbit specific to many of the cultures that have come to know and love Tolkien's Middle-earth. Tolkien's original line drawings, maps, and color paintings are also included, making this the most lavishly informative edition of The Hobbit available.


https://amzn.to/2JquENC

No cover art is available yet - I am reaching out to Houghton Mifflin for more information and will share when available. I am assuming there will be a UK edition as well.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (March 19, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1328497593
ISBN-13: 978-1328497598
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Re: Bodleian - Marks of Genius

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Wellinghall provided me the info I needed, thanks!

Catalog item 45 - one page description (p. 140) including a detailed image of the lower right corner of the Hobbit dustjacket, with the full dustjacket reproduced on p. 141.

Brief mention of the catalog item in the introductory essay.
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New York Times article on Tolkien's languages

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Congratulations are in order for Carl Hostetter for his prominent mention in the New York Times today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/boo ... ings-elvish-language.html
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Re: 1957 'Carnival of Books' interview acetate

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Well OK then....
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