Un importante aggiornamento circa la Limited Edition di The Children of Hurin: da pochi minuti è possibile ordinarla anche se non si vive nel Regno Unito, unica eccezione gli Stati Uniti. Il modulo d’ordine disponibile sul Tolkien Store non è stato aggiornato. Tuttavia è già possibile ordinare fino a tre copie del libro via email o telefono. Questo il testo integrale della email inviata da HarperCollins ai proprio clienti:
Dear Tolkien Community Members,
Since we opened the Tolkien shop yesterday morning, the phenomenal demand for the book outside the UK that has come in over the last 24 hours has shown us that we hadn’t planned properly for this exciting new offer. We knew that the support for J.R.R. Tolkien amongst his fans was huge: but it’s bigger even than we had gauged, and we now want to give as many of you as we can the chance to buy the book. So, from this point on, the great news is that the book is now on sale across the globe, and details on how to buy it are below.
For fans throughout the rest of the world, we’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize for not having resolved the detail beforehand of how we might sell this special limited edition to you. We simply weren’t ready for the overwhelming response to this book – we will be in future, and we are listening to your justifiable concerns. We hope by taking this step we have shown we want to work with the Tolkien community in our publishing.
Unfortunately, the one exception to this is that we are legally restricted from selling copies to residents of the United States. The rights to sell all Tolkien’s works in the States are not owned by us, and for us to sell books to his American readers is something we’re just unable to do.
If you do want to get your hands on this book, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can supply us your the quantity of each of our three products you want, your delivery address and, if you would prefer us to take your order by phone, a contact telephone number, one of our customer services representatives will contact you asap within UK working hours to take your order.
Once again, we’re really sorry for any frustration this may have caused, and hope this helps to put things right.
Executive Business Manager