Black Sleeve Editions

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Black Sleeve Editions

Postby solemn_eyed » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:31 pm

Hello everyone!
I came to read the Discworld Novels very late (I had to learn proper English first, it's no good in translation). When I first started buying the books, I started with the black sleeve editions. Unfortunately, I found that they have only been published up until Thief of Time. Amazon-Germany tells me that the others are going to come out in 2035 (right...!) and Amazon-UK isn't any more helpful.
Does anyone know anything about the Black editions? I'd really like to read Going Postal before I watch the film and I'm kind of keen on it, so I don't want to wait until 2035...
(Yes, I know it's stupid to judge a book by it's cover, but I like it neat. I also sort the banknotes in my purse after value and the right way up and everything at my lab bench is colour coded.)
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Postby Ook! » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:26 pm

In the UK Waterstones seem to stock the whole series in black cover.

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/search/terry+pratchett/0/0/?pageNumber=0

Although i do agree with the principle of not judging a book by its cover, the DW books have a great amount of collectability, and having a complete set is always nice...

if not, ebay may be your friend, (although me and ebay don't see eye to eye)

Best of luck hunting. :D


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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:00 am

You might try Play.com as well. They do free delivery to Europe. :D

You can't get Eric in the black covers as it was originaly published by a different publisher and The Last Hero is a picture book and therefore not available (as far as I know) in the black covers.

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:27 am

Apparently you CAN get The Last Hero with the black covers. :shock:

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With the link to Play.com - if you work your way thraough the pages, you'll find pretty much all the black covers on the various pages. :)
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Postby solemn_eyed » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:05 pm

Thanks! Unfortunately neither of these websites have Going Postal in stock. I wonder what's up with that!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:22 pm

How strange. :? I can only assume that with the TV show a lot of people have rushed out and bought the book.

It really is available (normally) in the black covers and, indeed, Waterstones do normally carry it.

This is what it looks like:

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You may have to be patient until they get more stock in. I even looked on the Transworld site (they publish Terry's books :shock: ) and they didn't have it either.
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Postby solemn_eyed » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:55 pm

How odd!
I have now checked all the other books that are not available on Amazon, and apart from Going Postal they are all available on Waterstones. This I don't get, either. It kind of annoys me, because I have to pay 6 pounds delivery costs for two books... I don't get why Amazon doesn't have any books from Nigh Watch to Making Money.
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