How can I find the Tolkien slow-read discussion in book form?

0

How can I find the Tolkien slow-read discussion in book form?

Comments

  • 1

    Yep, that should be it. I was just thinking I should mention it to the recently-reappeared @Ray_Otus , since he was the one who originally suggested putting the discussions into a book.

  • 1

    I wasn’t part of that slow read, so I’m not affected. But I’m curious that someone can just scoop up our conversations and sell them. Did I give up the right to the intellectual property of my contributions here when I didn’t read the terms?

  • 1
    edited October 25

    IIRC, we all talked about it, and it is being sold at cost, so no profit. I am sure someone could object and it would have to be taken down, but I am also sure the only people who bought it are us...

  • 1

    BTW, thank all of you! That was it! :D

  • 1
    Yes, there is no mark up. I make nothing off this book. The only cost is to Lulu for printing, binding, and shipping. I did my best to contact everyone before Google Plus shut down to get permission. If I missed anyone, I deeply apologize. Please contact me and we can discuss next steps.
  • 1

    No apology necessary. Like I said, I wasn’t involved in that slow read, and it sounds like everyone who involved was okay with the arrangement. Sounds fine to me.

  • 0
    > @WildCard said:
    > No apology necessary. Like I said, I wasn’t involved in that slow read, and it sounds like everyone who involved was okay with the arrangement. Sounds fine to me.

    Also, this slow read was the only time we've done such a thing, and the driving motive was the imminent closure of Google + (to non-corporate users). We felt at the time - and I for one still do - that losing all that
    for that particular reason, would have been a real shame. I don't recall any similar proposal that we prepare any other discussion in the same way, but if we had such a desire, I'm confident that everyone's sensibilities would be respected.
  • 1

    Yes! I remember that! We were going to lose it all, it was a great discussion - maybe the best we ever had! I am very glad we did it!

  • 1

    It's a nice little piece of club memorabilia, and I'm very glad to have a copy. It'll outlast anything else we do. @RichardAbbott contributed photographs (back cover and interior) and @Ray_Otus drew a very fine front cover (which actually started out as an OSR piece with dwarfish figures and completely unrelated, but I said it reminded me of the scene where Sam and Frodo descend from the dark tower into Mordor - and so Ray revised it to what we see here). @Michael_S_Miller collected the text, laid it all out. It's a nice effort.

    BTW, I think the product can only be found by sharing the link. If you search for it on Lulu, you won't find it. It's just a private publication among friends.

    But, if someone did decide to copy our conversations and publish them (and someone easily could - it's a public forum), would we really have any recourse?

  • 1

    All this sounds great. I just didn't know about it, as I didn't participate in that slow read.

Sign In or Register to comment.