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Re: New Book Releases
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Earl wrote:
So true! I am actually turned off by this and am in no hurry to purchase it anymore.

And for that matter, I am glad I haven't shelled out my hard earned money on the first editions of the previous books. I am a completist, and knowing that one of these is an inferior quality book ruins the "collector's appeal" of the entire series for me. I will probably just wait to purchase this when I get it really cheap, if at all.

Boo!


It doesn't really bother me from an entire series perspective (although I fail to see any reason for this to be a deluxe edition at all, frankly). Being Chinese printed AND having construction issues, I can't say it feels like a worthy purchase for me. I can't see this being a big seller, somehow.

Posted on: 2016/10/21 1:24


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Yes, I am sour they printed Kullervo Deluxe in China. The Italian Hobbit Facsimile got my hopes up.



I think you are right to make your voice heard on the matter. It is disappointing from a quality and ethical perspective. It is the details that always seem to be wrong as the Chinese inevitably cut corners (quite literally in the case of this slipcase -- they need to cut curves!).

I guess they will make more effort on the first prints as they know HC will be paying more attention, and subsequent prints will be worse. That's just the way it works in China, unless you are 100% on top of the supplier and rejecting their sloppy work.

Posted on: 2016/10/20 14:40


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Father Christmas Letters incorrectly claimed to be a paperback. Year might have been wrong as well. That was a little while back, mind.

Posted on: 2016/10/20 12:22


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Earl wrote:
Thanks very much for the pics, Trotter!

The book does look very nice indeed, especially lined up alongside the rest of your editions in the series. It's also rather exciting knowing there'll very soon be yet another one of these.

By the way, I may be nitpicking, but doesn't the slipcase have a more "boxy curve" rather than a "curvy curve"? What I mean to say is there seems to be four distinct cuts that make up what (I think) is usually just a single smooth curve.

EDIT: I promise I am not as crazy as my post might indicate


Nah, you aren't crazy. I noticed that right away. On the plus side, at least the sides of the slipcase aren't wafer thin, as that is something we have seen before on this series.

The other thing that is noticeable is that the HC logo and the JRRT logo are higher up than on all the other books. The title is also a little to the left. I'd be interested to see it next to FoA, as that also has the slightly reduced size logo. I think is appears to be positioned better on FoA.

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I suspect the Chinese printing allows for fairly small print runs -- not quite POD, but maybe only low hundreds. I think the limited print run for these could easily go another decade!

Posted on: 2016/10/19 14:09



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