August 4th, 2006, 10:19 PM
Can any of you Brits help this Yankee?
Can any of our brethren across the pond in the UK answer a question for me. I'm looking to order The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie in an upcoming order from amazon.co.uk (gotta import my Jon Courtenay Grimwood and Mark Chadbourn - the US publishers just won't give these guys hardcover releases).
The amazon.co.uk page lists the book as being a paperback. I think that it is actually a hardcover release.
Can anyone confirm this for me?
amazon.co.uk link showing a paperback
amazon.ca link showing a hardcover
I would post the link to the US release, but hey wouldn't you know - they're not releasing it here (and if they do it'll probably be a softcover release)
Thanks for your help!
August 5th, 2006, 04:51 AM
As you said, it does say paperback...but there is no way that they would charge Ł18 for a paperback.
So, either it is hardback and not paperback as they say, or they've made a typo with the price. I would think this is unlikely, so would assume it is hardback not paperback.
August 5th, 2006, 06:13 AM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
On amazon UK, there are currently two editions of the Blade itself. I have the (very nice) trade paperback, which is this one:
I checked the ISBN.
The one you linked to is the hardcover, so that's the one to get if you don't want the trade.
August 5th, 2006, 08:37 AM
And Sorry I'm late to this one, Dr B - my copy is a hardback copy, price £18.99.
The ISBN is 0575077859, if it helps.
I've just reviewed it; enjoyed it very much. (LINK HERE. (Don't think there's any spoilers - I try very hard not to include them!)
August 5th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Great thanks guys!
I figured as much, but I wanted to make sure before I placed my order.
Nice review Hobbit!
August 5th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Thanks, Doctor B. Hope your hunt is successful: be interested to read what you think.
August 6th, 2006, 07:49 AM
I noticed the last Mckillip book was listed as a paperback, but as far as i knew it was only out in hardback and was way overpriced. I msged amazon, and they checked, and changed the listing to Hardcover.
So they do make mistakes, but you can just ask them.
August 12th, 2006, 01:50 PM
I received the book. It was hardcover. Thanks for your help guys!
August 12th, 2006, 04:08 PM
GOOD! Nice cover too.
Let us know what you think when you're done!
August 13th, 2006, 07:58 AM
Ah, Amazon, you tell them and tell them . . .
Alas, no US deal as yet, softback or otherwise, but perhaps if we all cross our fingers and wish really, really hard . . . no?
I guess our cousins across the pond will have to rely on Amazon for just a little longer.
Dr. B, hope you enjoy the book. Glad it turned out to be the hardback - that version is 25% better written.
Hobbit, many, many thanks for the review. Always great when someone likes your book, but somehow it's even better when they tell a lot of other people too.
As for everyone else, Buy the Blade Itself
You don't have to read it, but you must buy it
Preferably in Hardback
August 13th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by Joe Abercrombie
Thanks for stopping by the forums. I'm glad I went with the hardcover then.
August 13th, 2006, 01:11 PM
There's a difference in *writing* between hard/soft covers? That's...unusual.
BTW, why order it from the UK? Or is it cheaper than ordering it from Canada?
Last edited by Decado; August 13th, 2006 at 01:14 PM.
August 13th, 2006, 03:00 PM
LOL. I could be wrong, but I think Joe's joking.
Thanks for the visit, Joe.
August 16th, 2006, 07:43 PM
Just a bit of a question here, do english people prefer to be called Poms, Pommie B*ds or Brits?
August 17th, 2006, 08:56 AM
I can't speak for everyone, but I much prefer Pommie Bastards...
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