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Palgrave Macmillan book sale

Nov 22 (edited)
2019/11/22 17:05:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Palgrave Macmillan is having a site-wide sale where all of their books (hardcover, softcover or ebooks) are all priced 10.00 each in your local currency (so for me they are $10 each, in the UK they are £10 each, in the EU they are €10 each, etc.) Worldwide shipping is included in the price and there is no limit to the number of titles you may purchase as far as I can tell. I don't have information for how long this sale lasts, but I will update this post if I can find out.

The price may not reflect the sale price immediately, but if you add books to your cart and then apply the code "CYBER19PAL" from the cart, they will adjust accordingly before you check out.

Do note I am focusing on the Tolkien related titles in this post (for obvious reasons) but everything they publish is on sale.

You can see all the Tolkien related titles from this search page:
https://www.palgrave.com/gp/search?query=tolkien

Some highlights (note that links currently go to the US version, but the site will let you set your locale once the page loads).

Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History:
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9780230219519

Stuart Lee & Elizabeth Solopova, The Keys of Middle-earth:
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137454683

Jane Chance, Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages:
http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781403969736

Dimitra Fimi, Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy:
http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137552815

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Nov 23
2019/11/23 19:04:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Bibliophiles who care about such things should note that some (at least that I looked at) of Palgrave/Macmillan's titles (including HBs) are POD. It's not like they're having a fire sale of physical stock here; which, when you think about this kind of discounting, would make more sense.
Nov 23
2019/11/23 22:18:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for the tip Urulókë!!
Nov 24
2019/11/24 9:30:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
If you have any suggestions on the non-Tolkien books, but that can have an interest for the Tolkien research, I take them !
Nov 24
2019/11/24 18:19:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Druss wrote:
If you have any suggestions on the non-Tolkien books, but that can have an interest for the Tolkien research, I take them !

This is not complete by any stretch, but I think these might be of interest (maybe not directly Tolkien related but still great books):

Fimi, Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137552815
(Winner of the 2019 Mythopoeic Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies)

Drout, Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literature
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137325808

Drout et al, Beowulf Unlocked
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319306278

Williamson, The Evolution of Modern Fantasy
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137515797
(Winner of the 2016 Mythopoeic Society Award for Myth & Fantasy Studies)

Sumpter, The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9780230518056
(Winner of the 2011 Mythopoeic Society Award for Myth & Fantasy Studies)

I've seen these recommended elsewhere but don't know them personally:

Guanio-Uluru, Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137469687

Lesnik-Oberstein, Children’s Literature
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781403917379

Anyone else find good books you recommend?
Nov 25
2019/11/25 12:53:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Anyone else having trouble on this sale?

I ordered by invoice and because half of the books I ordered were missing on the invoice from Springer Nature (the German branch, evidently) I went back to the Palgrave website to check on my account.

And I can't login to check as the website happens to be down. ;)
Nov 25
2019/11/25 13:22:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Olwe wrote:
Anyone else having trouble on this sale?

I ordered by invoice and because half of the books I ordered were missing on the invoice from Springer Nature (the German branch, evidently) I went back to the Palgrave website to check on my account.

And I can't login to check as the website happens to be down. ;)

I can't access the site either, for a couple of days now. I ordered a few items and received email confirmation but since then the site keeps crashing out.
Nov 25
2019/11/25 14:26:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
When I ordered my books, I kept getting website errors but refreshed the page and they eventually worked. Looks like they need to do some work on the website. It does appear to not be working at all at the moment

I was also surprised to get emails from Springer Nature about my purchases, had no idea that they appear to be the holding company for Palgrave, though Springer Nature is mentioned on the website, it was not prominent enough for me to take notice of.
Nov 25
2019/11/25 16:06:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Uh, I binned emails from "Springer Nature" (am I meant to understand who they are?) thinking they were spam. They looked like typical phishing emails for random "purchases" I made. Well, that's annoying.
Nov 25
2019/11/25 16:14:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Uh, I binned emails from "Springer Nature" (am I meant to understand who they are?) thinking they were spam. They looked like typical phishing emails for random "purchases" I made. Well, that's annoying.

They think you do, sad that no-one at these companies thinks to reply with an email address from the company that you bought it from 😡😡😡
Nov 25
2019/11/25 16:23:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I've now managed to check back in with Palgrave; however, it does not hold my order, just my account info like email and address.

Odd for a "bookshop", to say the least.

I have now received three invoices:

1. The first with the amount to pay (half of what I ordered.)
2. + 3. : Blank invoices at 0,00€ for ... Idk reasons?

They are funny.

And obviously totally overwhelmed by their "sale."
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