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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#256 Post by Effen Vida » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 1:47 am

I ordered both the special edition and standard hardback (one to read, one to treasure), I'm yet to receive shipping notices for either.
I tracked my package from the link in the original order confirmation email from Waterstones...took me to a page stating my order was "processing". Ridiculous.

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#257 Post by Andie » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 9:32 am

I only ordered the standard edition through Book Depository, but have already had an email on Oct 29th to say the book's on its way. I'm quite sure it'll arrive weeks before the same thing from the OS, based on many previous transactions with Book Depository - LOL
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#258 Post by PETHEAD72 » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 9:55 am

Patrick Bateman wrote:
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 7:10 pm
Faber and Faber is clearly the publishing equivalent of EMI.

Hello there—

I'm afraid I'm writing with bad news.

You recently ordered a copy of a special edition of Neil Tennant's One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem (9780571351572) from faber.co.uk.

But we made a mistake. The particular version of the book you ordered, 9780571351572, should never have been available for purchase on our website; it was intended to be sold directly from the band's website. But due to a technical error on our part, you were able to order the book and now it's publication day and you are expecting your book and we do not have it to send you, and you never even received a message to say your order had been cancelled.

To be clear: your order was cancelled, which means you were never charged for your purchase.

I'm really sorry. It's a human error, and it's ours, and there's not much more to it, really.

We want to try and go some way to make amends, so we are going to be sending you a free copy of the normal edition of Neil's book. But we'll also be including something a little special: one of a very limited number of letterpress prints that Neil made of his own lyrics at the London College of Book Arts earlier this year. They're beautiful little things – there are some pictures attached.

They will go out on Monday, direct from our offices here.

Again, I'm really sorry. I really hope you enjoy the book when it arrives.

Best wishes,

Ian
I got this email as well patrick,how limited can these really be if they are going to give them to everyone who was left unbelievably disappointed!
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#259 Post by Synthrobot » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 11:11 am

Mines still at Amazon, not dispatched yet. 😳

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#260 Post by Marie loves PSB » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 1:14 pm

tucky101 wrote:
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 8:06 pm
Well I’ve got mine.

Took the day off work, went down to London on the train, went to London review bookshop and bought one. Guy behind the counter told me all their copies were signed.

Only cost me a £40 train fare.....😂

"Tucky101" you should be called "Lucky101"! lol.... :lol: You did well there! Still no word from "Coles" book shop about mine.

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#261 Post by Marie loves PSB » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 1:20 pm

Patrick Bateman wrote:
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 7:10 pm
Faber and Faber is clearly the publishing equivalent of EMI.


We want to try and go some way to make amends, so we are going to be sending you a free copy of the normal edition of Neil's book. But we'll also be including something a little special: one of a very limited number of letterpress prints that Neil made of his own lyrics at the London College of Book Arts earlier this year. They're beautiful little things – there are some pictures attached.


Think so too - that is the least they could do! What on earth has gone wrong with this all? It is not really difficult is it?

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#262 Post by One of the crowd » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 4:18 pm

I reserved a copy of the standard edition at Waterstones Norwich last Saturday morning and picked it up at 18:20hrs the same evening.

Some may have seen a facebook post with said copy and bottle of Corona
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#263 Post by alig » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 4:52 pm

Human errors happen all the time everywhere. Stop whinging already. You still got a free copy and some extras for crying out loud!
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#264 Post by PETHEAD72 » Fri 02 Nov 2018, 5:40 pm

alig wrote:
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 4:52 pm
Human errors happen all the time everywhere. Stop whinging already. You still got a free copy and some extras for crying out loud!
You are missing the fact that it took them months to realise it shouldn't have been made available on the website,confirmation emails sent of orders placed,no mention at all that a mistake had been made,fans thinking they managed to secure a copy,after all only 500 special edition's were produced.
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#265 Post by Pod » Sun 04 Nov 2018, 4:39 pm

Has anyone received their special edition yet?
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Neil Tennant announces new book

#266 Post by rashomon » Sun 04 Nov 2018, 10:06 pm

Special edition or not

Surprised to see so little buzz about this book here. Thought there would be some Pethead reviews by now ....

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#267 Post by PSB-90 » Sun 04 Nov 2018, 10:19 pm

Yeah me too. Seems as though there's been so much angst about the logistics of getting the book that the actual thing itself - which is of course very lovely - has been completely neglected. Bizarre really. (Particularly surprised, incidentally, to see no mention of the book whatsoever on geowayne, given that that the lyrics are basically the entire raison d'etre of the site.)

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#268 Post by Pod » Sun 04 Nov 2018, 11:25 pm

rashomon wrote:
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 10:06 pm
Special edition or not

Surprised to see so little buzz about this book here. Thought there would be since Pethead reviews by now ....
I’ll comment on it when I’ve seen it - not arrived yet.
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#269 Post by Tom Angel » Mon 05 Nov 2018, 9:01 am

I'm unsure what you can say about a book of lyrics we already know by heart.

It's nice item, and I ordered a signed one at a reasonable price from a site someone kindly posted link to on here. But I"m not exactly running down to the postman every morning.
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#270 Post by Dog » Mon 05 Nov 2018, 11:13 am

Tom Angel wrote:I'm unsure what you can say about a book of lyrics we already know by heart.

It's nice item, and I ordered a signed one at a reasonable price from a site someone kindly posted link to on here. But I"m not exactly running down to the postman every morning.
I think each set of lyrics is annotated with Neil’s comments Tom.
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