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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about the same way through the book as anti seems to be; superbly researched and written, I applaud you both.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much appreciated!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
[ Richard Bates was the story editor? He stayed on through series 4 as I recall?


Richard left at the end of the videotape era.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:

Thanks! I don't think of it in terms of being hard or easy - we just enjoyed ourselves getting to the bottom of any number of mysteries!
Spoken in the true spirit of a Steed and Keel (and indeed a Blake and Tinker, or Holmes and Watson!). Though I'm enjoying reading your adventures more, at present! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh how lovely you are writing another book on the prequel, Police Surgeon. Well no doubt will have more questions, as I am just getting into the juiciest parts. Do you have a sense if the Frighteners is representative of the Steed Keel relationship? I saw it awhile ago so I cannot recall humour being part of it. Seemed so very serious. I am sorry Alan, as I should probably ask this when I finish the book, but am quite curious.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm, I find the episode The Frighteners also serious, however when I watched the Girl on the trapeze, there felt comedic touch. Very Happy Of course it can be assumed that since the plot revolves around a circus, where Kenneth J. Warren appeared as clown (he is good in this role & brings a smile together with his helper on circus circle Wink ), it made its influence, but I think the some scenes is also imbued with a ease, it gives me a reason to think that there were funny episodes.
Well, I think, it's like in subsequent seasons, the genre of each season was not unequivocal, there were thrillers, science fiction, detective, drama, comedy and more. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, this is a surprise, but (I have to confess Rolling Eyes Wink ) I still have not ordered book With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes, as in the past weeks did some necessary purchases at Ebay. Wink
But I'm going to order book in the coming days, November is the last month of keeping on stock my current large parcel.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denisrigg wrote:
Umm, I find the episode The Frighteners also serious, however when I watched the Girl on the trapeze, there felt comedic touch. Very Happy Of course it can be assumed that since the plot revolves around a circus, where Kenneth J. Warren appeared as clown (he is good in this role & brings a smile together with his helper on circus circle Wink ), it made its influence, but I think the some scenes is also imbued with a ease, it gives me a reason to think that there were funny episodes.
Well, I think, it's like in subsequent seasons, the genre of each season was not unequivocal, there were thrillers, science fiction, detective, drama, comedy and more. Smile

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I just wish that we had more episodes to really better see the Keel/Steed dynamics.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free shipping until midnight on Tuesday 11th November. The price you see is what you pay... except...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lulu are running an unprecedented promotion until 2nd December, offering 35% off with the code SAVE35

Fill yer boots for Christmas!!! Or even someone else's stocking! Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I was doing well a day or two ago with 15% off! Should've waited!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an outstanding offer. I've never known Lulu to go above a 30% discount before now.

Pity hardly anyone is taking advantage of the offer, though!

If this is to become a series of books, sales need to pick up sharply. Perhaps people just don't want to find out the truth behind the production of the series?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all about the reach of advertising I expect. Back in the days when there were (relatively) cheap ways to insert an ad in a wide-circulation magazine like "Dr Who Monthly" it was a lot easier to reach cult TV fans. Nowadays (besides the new incarnation of the Who rag) there aren't the mags. There is Starburst, I suppose, but advertising in it might be uneconomical. Word of mouth only goes so far, though I'm happy to shout about it to my Facebook friends (which means you'll be shouted at too, Alan Smile).

Rodney's had some success with Amazon pushing his latest books to US independent booksellers. Thousands of copies sold, I think? Ask him how he does it!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
It's an outstanding offer. I've never known Lulu to go above a 30% discount before now.

Pity hardly anyone is taking advantage of the offer, though!

If this is to become a series of books, sales need to pick up sharply. Perhaps people just don't want to find out the truth behind the production of the series?
It's a seriously riveting book with a lot of style. The picture cover and illustrations alone make it so very artistic. It is discouraging to hear that with the fact it is completely unique it is not selling as well as you'd hope. I hate marketing and am sure you know much more than I, but I really think Alan there is a market for the book.

Anyone that buys the audio from Big Finish would want this book. And from my understanding those are selling quite well. Aren't they planning on finishing the entire season?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the support, you two. Smile

I have to admit the sales have been sobering. Perhaps there are just too many books coming out about The Avengers lately and fans are getting blasť about them?

There's a remarkable deal running this weekend and I have to be honest, if this doesn't cause a spike in sales, then I may as well give up on The Avengers as a viable reference book series.

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Lulu have officially lost all reason and are offering an astonishing 50% off all hardcovers at their site.

Just type in the code HC50 at checkout to make massive savings.

Our hardcovers are the versions we're particularly proud of and it's great that people can currently pick them up more cheaply than the paperback versions!

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Acclaimed books about The Avengers, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and more besides, all in hardcover and half-price until Monday 24th November!
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Alan wrote:
Thanks for the support, you two. Smile

I have to admit the sales have been sobering. Perhaps there are just too many books coming out about The Avengers lately and fans are getting blasť about them?

There's a remarkable deal running this weekend and I have to be honest, if this doesn't cause a spike in sales, then I may as well give up on The Avengers as a viable reference book series.

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Lulu have officially lost all reason and are offering an astonishing 50% off all hardcovers at their site.

Just type in the code HC50 at checkout to make massive savings.

Our hardcovers are the versions we're particularly proud of and it's great that people can currently pick them up more cheaply than the paperback versions!

http://www.hiddentigerbooks.co.uk/

Acclaimed books about The Avengers, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and more besides, all in hardcover and half-price until Monday 24th November!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan's books on Season 1 are superbly written. I'm sure that similar books on the filmed seasons would sell very well. Unfortunately, the videotape era, particularly Season 1, has very limited interest in the US, where most Avengers material sells.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My reviews of both The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes and With Umbrella, Scotch, and Cigarettes.

http://suddenlyashotrangout.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-strange-case-of-the-missing-episodes-book-review/

http://suddenlyashotrangout.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/with-umbrella-scotch-and-cigarettes-book-review/

I'd encourage any Avengers fans to buy the books.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
I may as well give up on The Avengers as a viable reference book series.



Don't give up, Alan. Similar books on the filmed era will sell like hot cakes. It's simply that there is a limited market for a season which barely exists in its visual form.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodders wrote:
Don't give up, Alan. Similar books on the filmed era will sell like hot cakes. It's simply that there is a limited market for a season which barely exists in its visual form.


You are probably quite right, Rodney. Typically, Series 1's very missingness is what has fired my obsession since even before Girl on the Trapeze was found.
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