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Dec 5, 2022
2022/12/5 13:14:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I only buy the standard hardbacks with dustwrapper and think they are beautiful books although yes there are some issues with quality. The covers rub easily (so I cover them instantly with a transparent and paper wrapper) and there's the odd issue with marks on the paper. Personally I am most interested in the content and whilst I want them to last, I am not assuming they will hold any value. At (on average) £15-25 per unit they are not exactly a huge investment vs the pleasure they give me.
Dec 6, 2022
2022/12/6 0:43:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Was fortunate that Brian and Alan were willing to take the time. Also big thanks to Trotter for the assist!

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Dec 14, 2022
2022/12/14 19:30:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Coming to an eBay listing near you...

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Dec 14, 2022 (edited)
2022/12/14 19:40:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Coming to an eBay listing near you...

I wonder if this is a sign they printed more copies than the market is absorbing... I wonder how these will be distributed (given rather late for a launch event)?
Dec 14, 2022
2022/12/14 19:59:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Coming to an eBay listing near you...

I wonder if this is a sign they printed more copies than the market is absorbing... I wonder how these will be distributed (given rather late for a launch event)?

Same here, we're checking with HarperCollins about it.
Dec 15, 2022
2022/12/15 4:07:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Coming to an eBay listing near you...

I wonder if this is a sign they printed more copies than the market is absorbing... I wonder how these will be distributed (given rather late for a launch event)?

Same here, we're checking with HarperCollins about it.

Not sure why, but I find the idea of a book-plated edition more compelling than a flat-signed one. probably just because you can set a number of copies and that is that once the bookplates run out. Be interesting to see what they do here, though I think there will be no shortage of Sibley/Lee signed copies.
Dec 15, 2022
2022/12/15 9:38:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Coming to an eBay listing near you...

I wonder if this is a sign they printed more copies than the market is absorbing... I wonder how these will be distributed (given rather late for a launch event)?

Same here, we're checking with HarperCollins about it.

Not sure why, but I find the idea of a book-plated edition more compelling than a flat-signed one. probably just because you can set a number of copies and that is that once the bookplates run out. Be interesting to see what they do here, though I think there will be no shortage of Sibley/Lee signed copies.

Well, if the book becomes a collectors item in the future we can remove the bookplate so that it becomes the rare unsigned edition
Dec 15, 2022
2022/12/15 10:22:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Coming to an eBay listing near you...

I wonder if this is a sign they printed more copies than the market is absorbing... I wonder how these will be distributed (given rather late for a launch event)?

Same here, we're checking with HarperCollins about it.

I have heard back from HarperCollins and these bookplates are to fulfil outstanding signed Forbidden Planet orders, as Alan & Brian did not have time to sign all the copies at the Forbidden Planet event.
Dec 15, 2022
2022/12/15 10:28:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:



I have heard back from HarperCollins and these bookplates are to fulfil outstanding signed Forbidden Planet orders, as Alan & Brian did not have time to sign all the copies at the Forbidden Planet event.

Interesting. The Deluxe came back into stock briefly last week at Forbidden Planet and I ordered a copy. Presumably will arrive with a signed bookplate. Will have to see.
Dec 15, 2022
2022/12/15 10:35:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think this is probably just for people who pre-ordered signed copies, but let us know if you get a bookplate, fingers crossed.
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