Carry On Up The Amazon

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This is a big shut-out of thanks to everyone who posted a review of ‘The Casebook of Bryant & May’ on Amazon, only to find no book there. It would seem that the very lovely limited edition volume is still not up on Amazon because, thanks to a change in their working practices, Amazon needed all books and publicity shipped to another depot, then promptly lost the lot in Wales, the only country you have to pay to get out of.

So our excellent publishers did everything they could to get the Amazon site sorted out, only to be let down by the megalithic corporation that’s aiming to take over publishing. We’re hoping the book gets posted as soon as they find out what they’ve done with them. Meanwhile, it’s still available here.

And some good news – PS are so happy with the book that they’d like to commission further volumes. We’d like to continue with them and take the series in brave new directions as a comic….

17 comments on “Carry On Up The Amazon”

  1. Mike Cane says:

    Well, you know my standard response is coming here…

    *taps foot* *waits for electronic edition*

    Hey, we have *tablets* now, you know.

    *taps foot some more*

  2. Dan Terrell says:

    I went out searching for the book on Amazon.com and it wasn’t there from 1 to zed. Went on Amazon.UK and it was there, but only a single copy (which is still shown waiting a buyer as of today). Began drafting a review, went back and there were three excellent reviews – all posted the same day, so figured I’d hold off to avoid a flash-mob reviewing effect.
    You really need to hope you can get things worked out further because I ordered my copy in October and paid to reserve a copy. The U.S. comic book company gladly took my money, then in February this year cleared my account, said they were not getting the book, and I had credit toward any other book. Didn’t want any other graphic novel. Now, it’s around and around with them.
    As a dedicated U.S. fan of your elder pair, I ordered the slipcase-less edition from your publisher, received the book, greatly enjoyed it, and then got the bill on my card for book and postage. Around $75.00 which is really a bit steep for annual purchasing. Amazon.com would have brought it in for less surely. ($75.00 is equal to about 5 new B&M full-length U.S.-edition novels!)
    The Case Book’s price will certainly be a factor in selling a great book/series over here. And it deserves to sell nicely.

  3. admin says:

    Dear Mike –
    You can have all the electronic comics you want, but nothing will beat the feel of this. It’s really big, so it’s like being a kid again as you turn the high-gloss pages, not knowing what you’ll see – and when you riffle through the drawings, you get a sense of something extra no e-version will ever duplicate. You can try it once without being branded a Luddite, you know!

  4. Sally-Ann says:

    Now I know why I could not find it on Amazon – just purchased directly from the publishers, thanks for the link.

  5. Matt says:

    Its an amazing Comic I loved it. Will review it when its up…..Roll on the next one.

  6. Glad to hear that there are possibly more cases to come. Except that having bought the LE of the first one, I kind of have to continue that way with the set 🙂
    As you say, the comic form could allow for experimentation. That would be fun! Like an ambiguous tale where the reader is never quite sure whether Bryant and May are avatars of Gog and Magog or if it’s in someone’s (possibly the perpetrator’s) head.

  7. Mark F says:

    Unless they’ve moved the toll booths recently I think you have to pay to enter Wales not to leave it 😉

  8. John Howard says:

    Good news about further editions. Luckily I got mine directly from PS and when I hadn’t received mine whilst others were gloating, I got a very nice response from them in reply to my gentle chase. Nice company to deal with and, like Dan, will go and post my review in the morning.

  9. admin says:

    Thanks Mark F – I’ll tell my brother he was wrong!

  10. Evelyn Sawyer says:

    We got our copy of The Casebook graphic novel the old fashioned way from Forbidden Planet this afternoon, only disappointment is that bio for Janice is the one for Colin Bimsley! Poor Janice!

  11. Dan Terrell says:

    Told my niece, who’s early 20’s, about Bimsley bumping Janice aside and she wrote back: “Ha! Another case of a thoroughly capable professional woman being bumped aside by a male colleague! So typical. It happens in life AND in graphic novels. Ask Super Girl and Wonder Woman. Tell Janice to wear flats and get out and march.”
    Yes, my niece does realize Janice is a fictional character.
    So let’s sum up: fuzzy candy tossing by B&M fans outside Admin’s publisher’s building, check; post-university young women outside Bimsley’s flat with megaphones and signs, check; and Oh, yes, the Bryant and May flash mob….

  12. Reuben says:

    I note Amazon are using a picture of the slip case edition which I don’t think is what is being offered there.

    Anyway roll on the next edition!

  13. Dan Terrell says:

    Another check.
    I have written my promised review of the Case Book, but since it’s on Amazon.UK there is a possible two-day delay. As I a number of reviews on Amazon.com already that shouldn’t be an obstacle. Put in a good word and all that. If there is I’ll redo. There are five reviews now, I think.
    Wait a minute! Stop the press!
    I think I just saw – for the first time – two typos magically correct themselves – without my help! – and red underlining, too.
    Have you turned a on Spellcheck feature, Admin? Helen! Helen, relief may be on the way.
    Happy Dance music now. A little TRAIN to take me out, please.

  14. Dan Terrell says:

    But the “have” wasn’t spotted, rats.

  15. Helen Martin says:

    Leave things out and spell check doesn’t care, you’d have to have a grammar check for that – and the underlining is green. I just typed spellcheck as one word and, as usual, it red squiggled it. Perhaps spell check had just given up on you, Dan.

  16. admin says:

    Evelyn, you can have a Janice bio by emailing me, and I’ll send it to you.

  17. Evelyn Sawyer says:

    Thank you Chris, but I have to show my utter ignorance and apologise that I can’t find an email address for you anywhere, so have sent you a message on Facebook instead to identify who I am. Clearly the interactive web is not for me….

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