The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King/Two Towers/Fellowship of the Ring
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Jun 15
2022/6/15 8:15:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It was a bit of a messy release even before Covid and the publishers imprint change but I can tell you this, the US release has better images than what we have in the UK. The resolution is much better in some cases.
Jun 15
2022/6/15 15:02:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm in (somewhat regular) contact with the HarperCollins USA team, which is using the Mariner imprint for Tolkien titles in the USA going forward. The plan has always been to release all twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth in eBook format, and it is proceeding, but I am sure there are complications caused by the acquisition of the US market from Houghton Mifflin last year. I will see if I can get an updated status.
Jun 15
2022/6/15 17:07:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I was hoping for all in one version. But I'd like it with volume 0 - UT and volume 13 - Nature of M-e.
Jun 15
2022/6/15 19:40:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Mariner/William Morrow are all the same publisher at this point and HMH is basically a different company (HarperCollins didn't buy that imprint). All highly confusing - but I imagine if you contact Mariner or William Morrow they would likely be able to help you with regards to when things might become available. tbh, even HarperCollins might be worth a shot. I can't imagine Peoples wouldn't get a Kindle release in the US.

Looks like William Morrow and Mariner are imprints of Harper Collins... the Harper Collins website allows searches to be constrained to their various imprints, and those are among them (along with about a dozen variations on "Harper" and/or "Collins"). "History of Middle Earth" publications of any kind are a bit sparse on the HC website. A keyword search turns up everything involving "Tolkien" (not just from that particular series of books), as well as a large volume of apparently unrelated stuff. But eBook/Kindle editions of volumes 6/7/8/9 are listed there. No information on volumes 10/11/12.

I have emailed them (they don't make that particularly easy, you have to rummage the fine print). We will see what ensues.

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