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Houghton Mifflin’s 2003 LoTR Catalogue

June 4, 2003 at 9:10 pm by Demosthenes  - 

We’ve known about Houghton Mifflin’s upcoming releases for a while, but they’ve just recently released this catalogue detailing when they’re coming out and the sort of promtional activities they’ll be undertaking as the film release approaches.

Cover Of Houghton Mifflin's 2003 Release Catalogue

But what can you expect for 2003? According to HM, their promotional goodies will include:

  • Consumer Sweepstakes: Win a trip to a special screening event
  • Select author and cast appearances
  • Promotion at fantasy conventions
  • An Authorless event kit: The Return of the King, 0-618-34954-5 / NC / June. Includes character guides, trivia, and more
  • Bookmarks 0-618-34963-4, NC (pack of 25)
  • Permanent in-store display banners.
  • Tolkien catalogue: full-color, annotated, all titles through 2003
  • On-line features at
  • A Teach Tolkien campaign

And the releases themselves? Check these out!

The Lord of the Rings Book/Bookends Gift Set – $75.00 [Pre-Order]
J.R.R. Tolkien
November – 16″ w x 9 1/2″ h x 8 1/2″ D (box)
Display box shows all set pieces through clear windowpane. Includes a hardcover edition of The Lord of the Rings one volume with unique jacket

Houghton Mifflin's USA Promotional Schedule

And don’t forget you can still help pick the cover for this Limited Edition hardcover book inside The Lord of the Rings Book and Bookends Gift Set. And if you enter, you could win one of ten gift sets!

The Maps of Tolkien’s Middle-earth – $29.95 [Pre-Order]
Brian Sibley
September – Boxed Set – 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 – D
4 folded large format, full color maps with an illustrated 64 page book

Houghton Mifflin Release - Maps Of Middle-earth

The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond
$70.00 Boxed set [Pre-Order]
Reader’s Guide – $35.00 [Pre-Order]
Chronology – $35.00 [Pre-Order]
October – Tolkien/Biography – 800 pages each – 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 – D

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Visual Companion – $18.95 [Pre-Order]
Jude Fisher
National lay down: November – Film – 80 pages 10 1/2 x 12 1/4 – D
Color photographs throughout

Houghton Mifflin Release - Tolkien Companion And Guide

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – $9.95 [Pre-Order]
Andy Serkis
National lay down: November – Film
Age 8 and up – 112 pages – 7 7/16 x 9 11/16 – D
Full color throughout

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare
Chris Smith
$18.95 PA [Pre-Order]
$29.95 CL [Pre-Order]
National lay down: November – Film – 160 pages – 8 7/8 x 11 3/8 – D
200 color illustrations

Houghton Mifflin Release - Weapons And RoTK Photo Guide

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Photo Guide – $8.95 PA [Pre-Order]
Edited by David Brawn
National lay down: November – Film – Age 8 and up – 48 pages
9 11/16 x 7 7/16 – D – Full color throughout

The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
PreBoxed Set MTI 2003 – $35.00 PA [Pre-Order]
The Fellowship of the Ring MTI 2003 – $12.00 PA [Pre-Order]
The Two Towers MTI 2003 – $12.00 PA [Pre-Order]
The Return of the King MTI 2003 – $12.00 PA [Pre-Order]

The Lord of the Rings
$20.00 PA [Pre-Order]
$38.00 CL [Pre-Order]
July – The bestselling one volume edition with movie tie in art for The Return of the King

Houghton Mifflin Release - LoTR with RoTK Coverart

And if that’s not enough for you, check out Turgon’s comprehensive run down of Tolkien releases from the latest issue of Greenbooks! [More]

Posted in Old Special Reports on June 4, 2003 by

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