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Re: New Book Releases
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Trotter wrote:
They sent me an email today, but are still in denial that it has been published but it has.

Dear Trotter
Thank you for your response. Unfortunately the publication of this item has been pushed back due to errors with the item and the publishers have not yet advised a new publication date. Please be assured that our stock controllers are in close contact with Harper Collins and will be kept informed on when this item will be available. Amazon currently do not have stock and are showing an estimate of 1 to 2 months.
As advised, we do not currently have a date but will let you know any updates we receive. I hope this information helps.
Regards,
Customer Service


I am not going to use Speedyhen in the future, for preorders, Amazon seem to be a better bet, as they get stock.


But surely we know why they didn't get stock, as this has been explained by HarperCollins, right? There were only limited copies that were undamaged, and these went out. If the numbers were really quite limited, not surprising they would just send them all to Amazon, rather than send a small handful to each retailer.

This doesn't seem like Speedyhen's fault, especially if HC are telling them that they pushed it back (given HC can't supply any copies).

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Re: New Book Releases
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They sent me an email today, but are still in denial that it has been published but it has.

Dear Trotter
Thank you for your response. Unfortunately the publication of this item has been pushed back due to errors with the item and the publishers have not yet advised a new publication date. Please be assured that our stock controllers are in close contact with Harper Collins and will be kept informed on when this item will be available. Amazon currently do not have stock and are showing an estimate of 1 to 2 months.
As advised, we do not currently have a date but will let you know any updates we receive. I hope this information helps.
Regards,
Customer Service


I am not going to use Speedyhen in the future, for preorders, Amazon seem to be a better bet, as they get stock.

Posted on: 11/9 9:03:18

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John Garth's Tolkien and the Great War Kindle edition on sale (today only?)
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John reports that the eBook version of his World War I focused biography is on sale today for £1.99 for those so inclined. Not sure when the price will go back up, could be in just a few hours - sorry for the late notice!

There is no English eBook version in the USA, and it appears other regions are also not on sale - so this is for UK readers only.



Posted on: 11/8 10:07:17
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Re: Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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As the page was pulled down (and will likely change), I wanted to archive what the original text was for the collector's edition. I've added some highights of the "premium" features called out at the time. None of this should be taken as indicating what the edition will actually contain when released. I have been told that the updated webpage for ordering will be back online in January.

Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth (Collector's Edition)
£275.00
Product Code: BK0002

The collector’s edition of Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is a unique keepsake of the Bodleian Library’s landmark exhibition on the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bound in cloth and hand-finished, the cover reproduces a vignette of the main exhibition image of Bilbo's arrival at huts of the Raft-elves, exquisitely recreated using a silkscreen process. The book is printed with special endpapers reproducing Tolkien’s drawing of Mirkwood.

The collector’s edition contains five unique facsimiles of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work printed on fine Italian paper, including Tolkien’s painting of the dustjacket for The Hobbit, complete with his marginal notes and the original publisher’s comments; two sides of a manuscript page from the Lord of the Rings, one with the drawing of Shelob’s Lair; the Tower of Orthanc, drawn on the back of a student’s exam paper on Chaucer (never before printed showing both sides); the 1936 Father Christmas Letter and Envelope bearing North Pole stamp (one of a series created over twenty-three years for his children), complete with a Christmas Card depicting Polar Bear’s bath which overspills, wetting the children’s gifts on the floor below; and the newly discovered map drawn by Christopher Tolkien, with J.R.R. Tolkien's annotations, from which Pauline Baynes painted her Poster map of Middle-earth.

The facsimiles are all produced to a very high standard, faithfully reproducing every detail of the originals kept in an underground safe in the Bodleian Library. They are presented in a custom-made envelope, bearing the author’s initials, matching the box and the outer carton, which also bear Tolkien’s initials. A six-page leaflet describes and interprets each facsimile item.

Each of the seven authors contributing to catalogue has signed the hand-numbered limitation page, guaranteeing authenticity and making this a truly unique edition for collectors. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies and is expected to be in high demand.

ISBN: 9781851244997

Catherine McIlwaine is the Tolkien Archivist at The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.


The signed limitation page has been confirmed as no longer planned, and in addition the limitation is 600 copies not 500.

Posted on: 11/8 9:41:36
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Re: New Book Releases
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Had an email today from Speedyhen about my order.

Good afternoon,

I chased the publisher to find out when this will be published but I am afraid they still do not have a publication date. I wanted to make you aware of this and will of course keep you updated if there are any changes.

Kind regards,

Customer Service


They seem to think it has not been published yet, though it has, and it looks like they got no copies, only Amazon appear to have got them on the 2nd of November.

I have pointed out that it has been published and perhaps they might want to have a chat with HarperCollins about why they got no copies but Amazon did last week

Posted on: 11/8 6:47:22



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