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An updated what?

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Khamûl wrote:
The manner in which HarperCollins have chosen to distribute these signed standard editions is bizarre, as always. Clearly some booksellers have signed copies; MF (as discussed) has quite a few signed copies. (Don't recall quite how many he stated he had; if he stated). Every Waterstones in the country has signed copies on their shelves too. Caitlin is attending Oxonmoot, where she'll sign copies. Yet the official HarperCollins website claims they only have a hundred signed copies ("Exclusive Offer: The first 100 copies sold will be signed by the illustrator") --& that their offer is exclusive! In what possible way is this exclusive? It would be good if they were, but they ain't. Signed copies will be ten-a-penny & freely available to whoever wants one. I don't really see the point in this claim.

Anyways... was in the town today & walked into, the aforementioned, old Waterstones. Couple of signed ones there, so bought another one! Anyone want a unsigned copy?

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Yeah, but if you look at what else they have marked as 'Exclusive', they have stuff like the HoME slipcased set, which was available all over the place (I got mine from BD) and there a couple of really silly ones in there. I think they still have a bit of work getting the values correct in the database.

I love the way they hide some of the on-screen values using JavaScript, so various internal flags show up until the script hides them when the script runs.


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wellinghall wrote:
I am reminded of a time when unsigned Terry Pratchett books were jokingly rumoured to be rarer than signed ones. One notable fan went to a con with a couple of unsigned books in his bag, which someone snuck out, got pTerry to sign, and then snuck back in ...

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And Jemimia Catlin is only 26, so she most likely has a lot of years ahead of her to sign those copies that she hasn't signed already!


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Urulöké wrote:
I think there is some minimal positive value in leaving the sticker on - if for no other reason, in the unlikely event that someone starts forging her signature, this would be a good indicator of a real signed copy. More seriously, though, it is a valid "state" from the publisher, so I am sure that Findegil will mention it in the updated bibliography.


That's what I figured. It is a valid state and most people will pull the stickers off, so it may end up being the only rare state of the book. Not that it really matters, beyond feeling smug about leaving it on in 30 years time.


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So are all these signed copies the standard edition? No signed deluxe copies?
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