Folio Society - Ian Fleming Special Editions

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  • Red_Snow wrote: »
    They generally have free shipping on Black Friday or if you order 5 or more books.

    I just checked and unfortunately it still only offers the paid shipping options no matter if I add 5 or even all 10 Bond books.

    It isn’t Black Friday.
    But if anything does come up it would be a great opportunity to pick up the whole collection.
    The best option I’ve found is to buy them one by one each month or so, then it gives you a chance to go through each new one, revisiting the story and looking at the art. If you buy the whole collection at once you run the risk of letting them just be a collection rather than a series of great books. ;)

    Oops I thought they meant you get free shipping on BF *or* your order 5 or more. Oh yeah I’d totally prefer to buy them one at a time like that, but the $30 shipping is a total killer. I’d end up spending 50% more on an already pricey collection if I got them that way.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    True, that’s a good point about the shipping. I’ve been lucky to get a few as gifts but yeah, I suppose you’re right, the all-at-once approach is probably correct.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    I held off the first couple years these came out because of the price.... once I bit the bullet I’ve never regretted it. I love the books (Fleming) so much, to get them in nice hard back with beautiful illustrations, I figure it’s a once in lifetime thing... no publisher after the Fleming era ever did as nice reprints as the originals, so this is really something to collect. I think a lot of people may regret not getting them if/when they discontinue them.

    It’s been smart (or happenstance with the illustrations) to have these come out 2 a year because it’s makes the cost easier to swallow (in spite of the shipping). And it’s also been a joy to look forward to each new release and wonder which one it will be. Also, VERY helpful to have these to look forward to in the long wait for NTTD.

    We can probably start the speculation for the next one since I think it’s due late March?
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    DoctorNo wrote: »
    I held off the first couple years these came out because of the price.... once I bit the bullet I’ve never regretted it. I love the books (Fleming) so much, to get them in nice hard back with beautiful illustrations, I figure it’s a once in lifetime thing... no publisher after the Fleming era ever did as nice reprints as the originals, so this is really something to collect. I think a lot of people may regret not getting them if/when they discontinue them.

    It’s been smart (or happenstance with the illustrations) to have these come out 2 a year because it’s makes the cost easier to swallow (in spite of the shipping). And it’s also been a joy to look forward to each new release and wonder which one it will be. Also, VERY helpful to have these to look forward to in the long wait for NTTD.

    We can probably start the speculation for the next one since I think it’s due late March?

    That was my original thinking with regards to the cost of the books individually. Sure with shipping each individual one you're spending more, but are you more likely to spend a huge amount once to get them all? Or $100 every 6 months to collect them as you go? It's basically simple financing.
  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
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    I received Thunderball as a Christmas present! OHMSS would’ve been more appreciated but that’s okay! XD
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    DoctorNo wrote: »
    We can probably start the speculation for the next one since I think it’s due late March?

    Early March more likely, first week usually. I hope the pandemic won't delay anything.

    I think it will be YOLT, at least I hope it will be, just to complete the Blofeld trilogy.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    Yes I assume YOLT too, though if they finally dropped in FYEO, I’d be just as happy.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    Red_Snow wrote: »
    They generally have free shipping on Black Friday or if you order 5 or more books.

    I just checked and unfortunately it still only offers the paid shipping options no matter if I add 5 or even all 10 Bond books.

    @SomethingThatAteHim Have you purchased any books from them before?

    All the emails and brochures that I receive from them advertise five or more free shipping. Plus you receive a free diary valued at $35 if you by something in Nov - Dec.
  • Red_Snow wrote: »
    Red_Snow wrote: »
    They generally have free shipping on Black Friday or if you order 5 or more books.

    I just checked and unfortunately it still only offers the paid shipping options no matter if I add 5 or even all 10 Bond books.

    @SomethingThatAteHim Have you purchased any books from them before?

    All the emails and brochures that I receive from them advertise five or more free shipping. Plus you receive a free diary valued at $35 if you by something in Nov - Dec.

    Nope, I’ve never purchased anything from them before.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    matt_u wrote: »
    I received Thunderball as a Christmas present! OHMSS would’ve been more appreciated but that’s okay! XD

    Any part of the Blofeld Trilogy is great! ;) I have OHMSS but not Thunderball, so that's on my list of must-gets before the others, and then hopefully the crown jewel of the series, YOLT, comes next!
  • Posts: 484
    I’ve been lucky to get a few as gifts

    Me too. I’ve bought the few which haven’t been presents.
    DoctorNo wrote: »
    I held off the first couple years these came out because of the price.... once I bit the bullet I’ve never regretted it. I love the books (Fleming) so much, to get them in nice hard back with beautiful illustrations, I figure it’s a once in lifetime thing... no publisher after the Fleming era ever did as nice reprints as the originals, so this is really something to collect. I think a lot of people may regret not getting them if/when they discontinue them.

    This, 100% this. I have regretted not buying some other things in the past, thinking “I’ll get that later” and then kicking myself when it’s unavailable. I’m not allowing that to happen to me over Fleming’s novels.
  • Yeah I certainly don’t want to miss out on these. I have a lot of the Fleming books in old signet paperbacks which I love the covers to, but they obviously aren’t particularly nice quality and definitely not sturdy so it would be good to get the complete collection in a more premium format. Might buy them in batches of 4 or 5 over a couple years to split the difference between spending a shitload all at once and having to pay shipping every time and taking too long to collect them that they go out of print.
  • Are they really THAT expensive just in shipping alone? Because I really want to get some of these too.
  • edited January 4 Posts: 102
    Are they really THAT expensive just in shipping alone? Because I really want to get some of these too.

    If you live in the US, the standard shipping is $30 which is almost half the cost of just one of these books, so unless you have a free shipping code or something, it makes more sense to me to buy several at once to minimize repeating that expense if you plan on collecting them all.

    Personally I couldn’t justify spending nearly $100 per book no matter how nice they are. 65 is already pretty steep.
  • I received a $20 off voucher from them so I went ahead and ordered the first five (chronologically) books. Excited to get them!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I received a $20 off voucher from them so I went ahead and ordered the first five (chronologically) books. Excited to get them!

    Awesome! How did you get the voucher?
  • There’s a link to sign up for the digital catalogue that also gives you a welcome coupon (so maybe you can’t get it if you’ve bought books from them before?). The sign-up appears to be broken right now since I didn’t get either a digital catalogue or coupon from it, but a quick customer support email got one to me.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    There’s a link to sign up for the digital catalogue that also gives you a welcome coupon (so maybe you can’t get it if you’ve bought books from them before?). The sign-up appears to be broken right now since I didn’t get either a digital catalogue or coupon from it, but a quick customer support email got one to me.

    Nice... might have to try this.
  • My order arrived! They’re even more lovely in person, I’m happy to say. Of the first five I’ve actually never read Casino Royale or Diamonds are Forever, so I’m excited to come to those ones fresh.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    My order arrived! They’re even more lovely in person, I’m happy to say. Of the first five I’ve actually never read Casino Royale or Diamonds are Forever, so I’m excited to come to those ones fresh.

    Excited for you! Two great novels! Is it the first five that you bought all at once?
  • My order arrived! They’re even more lovely in person, I’m happy to say. Of the first five I’ve actually never read Casino Royale or Diamonds are Forever, so I’m excited to come to those ones fresh.

    Excited for you! Two great novels! Is it the first five that you bought all at once?

    Yup — Casino Royale through From Russia With Love.
  • Posts: 1,035
    Folio started doing this series, two a year starting in 2015.
    NTTD will be released in Oct along with (presumably) TMWTGG, which would be the last of the full Fleming novels.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    If Folio can keep the release schedule of the last couple years, we should have the next book announcement in exactly 3 weeks from now, with the release one week later.

    Something nice to look forward to.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    00Agent wrote: »
    If Folio can keep the release schedule of the last couple years, we should have the next book announcement in exactly 3 weeks from now, with the release one week later.

    Something nice to look forward to.

    Fingers crossed for YOLT. Which books are we still missing?
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    00Agent wrote: »
    If Folio can keep the release schedule of the last couple years, we should have the next book announcement in exactly 3 weeks from now, with the release one week later.

    Something nice to look forward to.

    Fingers crossed for YOLT. Which books are we still missing?

    YOLT, TMWTGG, and both short story collections.
    I'm guessing we get the novels this year and the short story collections next year.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I wonder if there's even a slim chance of getting COLONEL SUN. I suppose not.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I wonder if there's even a slim chance of getting COLONEL SUN. I suppose not.

    Here's certainly hoping. That would be nice. It deserves its place as a companion to the Fleming canon.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I agree. I feel that it holds a unique place.
  • mrlynxmrlynx Maine
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    It could happen; they republished it as a hardcover in the US a few years ago and re-released it as a paperback to complement a new boxed set. Not that this belongs here, but a modern retelling wouldn't be out of place in the Dynamite series. Honestly, if enough folks talked about it on social media IFP could greenlight it - they listen. I'd love to see an epic Fay Dalton cover of Bond and Ariadne on the ship.
  • Posts: 2,135
    Colonel Sun should be a no-brainer for the Folio Society, which has already published Amis's Lucky Jim. It's the only Bond continuation novel with a real literary reputation.
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