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Re: New Book Releases
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Those S&Gs over at Folio seem to be selling well. They appear to have sold 95 of them so far.

Maybe there is a lesson in marketing here?

Posted on: 10/31 12:59:26


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Trotter wrote:
I'm happy with the edition. The covers look like the 1st Impression's, and HC have got the black and red colour changes correct. They are not exactly the same, but then they are not facsimiles. The slipcase is very good, the books fit perfectly which has been an issue on some of the other recent books, such as the facsimile Hobbit, which is quite hard to get out of the case.

The printing is ok as well for me, and the binding is ok, will probably do a review for the Tolkien Society's Amon Hen magazine this week, so would appreciate any feedback.



Interesting. I've seen pictures where it does indeed look passable (for a somewhat-pointless too-small-to-be-useful gift edition). I wonder if it is like Kullervo Deluxe where some were OK(ish) and some were just flat-out horrible. Hopefully my set will turn up soon and I judge for myself.

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How did you find the books, themselves? Were your copies any better put together (given we seem to see quite a bit of variation in some of the cheap chinese prints)?

Posted on: 10/30 14:47:22


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remy wrote:
Don't think they price discriminate based on location. Price shows £350 for every location I tried using a VPN

I think Khamul referenced a flyer from the Folio Society with a special offer price of £250



Ahh, fair enough. Still, very cheeky to claim this is a special price (on the website), when in fact it is not.

Posted on: 10/29 15:21:37


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MInd you, looking t their website, they price-discriminate based on location, so the priceI see is £350, and the "exclusive saving" I see is, in fact, £0.

That said, they seem to have sold 16 copies.

Posted on: 10/29 13:17:27



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