Folio Society - Ian Fleming Special Editions

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  • DragonpolDragonpol http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2019 Posts: 13,255
    shamanimal wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    shamanimal wrote: »
    I don't know how they knew my birthday.

    They have people everywhere. ;)

    Hyperbole.

    It was meant to be hyperbole.

    I can only think that perhaps you had to enter your date of birth somewhere when ordering the books for the first time? Presumably they simply stored that information and had an automated email set for the birthday date?

    Fom retail experience I know that even coffee loyalty cards ask for your date of birth now when you register them online (so you can get a free coffee on your birthday) so perhaps the Folio Society has a similar marketing strategy arrangement? Otherwise, how would they know your birthday? That's assuming of course that they are not as ridiculously well connected as Quantum was in QoS! :)

    But perhaps there is another explanation...who knows?
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,129
    Maybe they are florists?

    (I did have to enter my date of birth when registering however)
  • DragonpolDragonpol http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2019 Posts: 13,255
    royale65 wrote: »
    Maybe they are florists?

    (I did have to enter my date of birth when registering however)

    As I suspected, that's the answer then. That's quite a clever marketing ploy from the Folio Society in that case.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    Just ordered a copy of MR. Eagerly awaiting its arrival.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    00Agent wrote: »
    If they don't do any big changes to their release schedule, or add a third book per year, it will basically be March > October > March > October for the next 3 years.

    Is this right, TB came out last March? I thought it was the summer, but I may have forgotten. Another Folio in March and then NTTD in April... sweet!
  • Agent_47Agent_47 Canada
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    I would love to pick these up but they are just so expensive to collect. Might have to settle for a couple favourites and call it a day.
  • MinionMinion Don't Hassle the Bond
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    Agent_47 wrote: »
    I would love to pick these up but they are just so expensive to collect. Might have to settle for a couple favourites and call it a day.
    My current plan is two a year, which will spread the cost out over time. I’ll probably strategically order when they divvy out free shipping vouchers, for birthdays and Black Friday.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited December 2019 Posts: 28,736
    I’ve just been ordering them sporadically. I’m in no hurry. I’d probably be much more aggressive about it if I wasn’t disappointed in the flimsy slip cases (which have already been discussed in detail). The books themselves are top notch productions.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited December 2019 Posts: 5,103
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    00Agent wrote: »
    If they don't do any big changes to their release schedule, or add a third book per year, it will basically be March > October > March > October for the next 3 years.

    Is this right, TB came out last March? I thought it was the summer, but I may have forgotten. Another Folio in March and then NTTD in April... sweet!

    Yes it came out in march.
    Folio only released one Fleming book in May, which was in the first year they did two (2017, Dr. No). Since then they switched to march, and kept it consistently.

    You can also check page 7, bottom post.
  • Posts: 156
    My better half has bought me LALD as a christmas present. I love it. Fay’s paintings are wonderful. Some convey danger, some convey eroticism, all convey a 1950s ambience. Best edition of LALD I’ve ever had.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    My better half has bought me LALD as a christmas present. I love it. Fay’s paintings are wonderful. Some convey danger, some convey eroticism, all convey a 1950s ambience. Best edition of LALD I’ve ever had.

    Yeah I love the artwork for LALD. I was a little disappointed by TB, so it was great to see LALD be so great.
  • I've been given Goldfinger for Xmas!

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    Between you and me, I'd have preferred Moonraker, so that I'd have the first four, but I'm not complaining!
  • Posts: 11,840
    shamanimal wrote: »
    I've been given Goldfinger for Xmas!

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    Between you and me, I'd have preferred Moonraker, so that I'd have the first four, but I'm not complaining!

    Very nice indeed!!! :-bd
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 1,967
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    Finally began my collection, thanks to Santa this year :D looking forward to picking up more!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I guess it's time to order two more.
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    I got LALD.

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    To compare with their previous LALD

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  • Posts: 156
    The artwork in that old LALD one looks terrible!

    Whoever made the decision at Folio to commission Fay for the current artwork deserves a medal.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Great photo, @shamanimal!

    I also received LALD, and read it from cover to cover on Christmas Day with occasional meal breaks, because what are holidays for?
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "Better cold with them on, than dead with them off, I always say."Moderator
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    I was given LALD for christmass too. They look so good, I don't know if I want to read them, to be honest. Just out them away nice and safe.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    Moonraker was waiting for me under the Christmas tree. Would have preferred LALD so I can read them in order, but looking forward to reading it none the less.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    00Agent wrote: »
    Here's a list with all release dates of the whole Folio collection so far, so it's easier to see the pattern.

    DD/MM/YYYY
    14/10/2015 - Casino Royale
    10/10/2016 - From Russia with Love
    19/05/2017 - Dr. No
    11/10/2017 - Moonraker
    07/03/2018 - Goldfinger
    17/10/2018 - Diamonds are Forever
    06/03/2019 - Thunderball

    .
    So, we're possibly 3 weeks out from a new Folio Bond...my money’s on FYEO.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    I'm hoping so. I'm really looking forward to the FYEO illustrations.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited February 17 Posts: 5,103
    Yeah based on my calculations we should get the announcement for a new release on wednesday the 26th, with the release one week later on the 4th of march. Both might happen a week later though. But we won't have to wait much longer.

    Personally i would be happy with FYEO. But it could also be TSWLM.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    00Agent wrote: »
    Personally i would be happy with FYEO. But it could also be TSWLM.

    March.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,103
    ggl007 wrote: »
    00Agent wrote: »
    Personally i would be happy with FYEO. But it could also be TSWLM.

    March.

    Oh for sure.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I'm hoping so. I'm really looking forward to the FYEO illustrations.

    Oh please let's have Bond on a motorbike!
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited March 4 Posts: 5,103
    Well, uhh, i guess i am back then. Happy 5000th post to me (which was supposed to be my NTTD review)

    On a positive note, Folio is releasing the next Fleming novel next wednesday.
    So keep your wallets ready. Now that we don't have to spend money on movie tickets, this will be easier to afford i guess.



    My best guesses would be either FYEO or TSWLM, but yours is as good as mine.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    At least we can count on Folio Society’s schedule!
  • Posts: 152
    A pic on Facebook seems to confirm its TSWLM.
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