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Letters from Father Christmas Deluxe Edition in planning stages

Letters from Father Christmas Deluxe Edition in planning stages

Sep 22, 2018 (edited)

In the past few days, Amazon.co.uk has started showing that a new edition of Letters from Father Christmas is planned for release on September 19, 2019 - one year from now. The details are of course quite sparse and contradictory (the listing says it is both a paperback and a deluxe slipcased edition) so I asked HarperCollins if there was any news they could share. The response I received was
It’s true - FCL is joining our range of uniform deluxe editions.


We will have to wait for more information, but hopefully the art reproductions will get the deluxe treatment and we can enjoy adding this to our collections!

Info (subject to correction of course):
Letters from Father Christmas
Deluxe Slipcased edition
£60.00
192 pages
Planned release date: 19 Sept. 2019
ISBN-10: 0008327726
ISBN-13: 978-0008327729

https://amzn.to/2DkzQ7W

(Thanks to Jeff Hawboldt for pointing me to the Amazon listing!)
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Dec 30, 2018
I hasten to add, I personally think the deluxe editions are decent; but I agree, as others have said, that they're nothing particularly special in respect to historical book production standards.
Dec 31, 2018

Khamûl wrote:
I hasten to add, I personally think the deluxe editions are decent; but I agree, as others have said, that they're nothing particularly special in respect to historical book production standards.


They give collectors something to do/collect/talk about/complain about, while we're waiting for the next solid publication.
Jan 2
True. There are two different things at play here - the content that HC is permitted to publish and the manner in which they publish the content they are permitted to.

So... It looks like the answer might be “no, because HC doesn’t really care about collectors anyway” 😃 Ah well, it was worth a shot asking here anyway. I always feel there’s no loss in making my opinions heard; whether they are taken or not, at least I can say “I tried!”

Hope everyone has had a great New Year’s Day. All the best to y’all for 2019 😎
May 23
(edited)
Amazon Australia has an image of the cover (not final!) on their Deluxe edition listing.

I assume this might be the cover for the hardcover edition, if at all. It looks pretty boring, and I’d have thought they’d want to go with a more interesting cover.

But they also botched up the deluxe HoME in this series, so who knows.

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May 23
Reply from HC

the clue is in the roundel…!

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May 24
Haha yes. I did see that and did say “not final”. I was just speculating it may be used for the hardcover since it seems more than a placeholder, having Tolkien’s Father Christmassy handwriting and all

Any luck asking them when we might get to see the deluxe motif and colour?
Aug 19
Does anyone have an inkling on when we might see an updated / closer to final design on the upcoming FCL Deluxe edition?
Aug 20

Velmeran wrote:
Does anyone have an inkling on when we might see an updated / closer to final design on the upcoming FCL Deluxe edition?


Based on the past couple of releases, I'd guess fairly close to release.
Aug 20
I don't know if I can contain my excitement.
Aug 20

Khamûl wrote:
I don't know if I can contain my excitement.


Mine is (also) definitely quite well contained. I consider the deluxe editions like a lottery, and I'll be the winner when they stop dragging them out. I'm just living the sunk cost fallacy, and I should just sell all my first prints of these to some schmuck and move on, really. Selling books = mucho hassle, though.
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