Post by inflatabledalek on Sept 14, 2016 18:34:04 GMT
Presumably the first four are the trial and issue 5 would be the "Real" issue 1? That would tie in with people not getting charged for basically the same issues twice thing from other partworks... but it's really badly phrased.
Mind, that's nothing compared to the reply to the nice "Would someone involved with the partwork [this was before I knew Furman was editing] be interested in doing an interview on my website to help promote this great sounding project?" email I sent to their customer service. Which I will share when I get on a machine I can cut'n'paste on...
Post by inflatabledalek on Sept 14, 2016 20:13:18 GMT
So the email I sent:
Hi There; I was most interested to read of your new Transformers partwork. I run a blog predomonenty devoted to the Marvel Transformers comic at thesolarpool.weebly.com/transformation.html I was wondering if anyone involved in putting this project together would be interested in doing an interview via email (or even audio as I'm also involved in a Transformers Podcast tfarchive.com/fandom/features/podcast/) to talk about the series and your plans for it. I understand British partworks usually go through a trial period before a formal nationwide launch, assuming this will be the case here said interview could be published to coincide with that launch, or indeed at any point of your choosing. I have previously interviewed IDW Transformers author James Roberts on two occasions, this piece on his work on the Marvel UK IDW books should give you an idea of how I work: thesolarpool.weebly.com/addendum-11.html I would love to be able to help to promote this project with the fandom as there's something very exciting about getting the series back on newsagents shelves, and I hope you will be amiable to my suggestion; All the best; Stuart Webb.
And sure, it's chancing my arm and may not even have been the right email adreess to use for such a question. But if they're dealing with customer queries there presumably have to be some real people on the other end who could manage a better reply (even if it's "No") than this:
Post by inflatabledalek on Sept 16, 2016 12:53:01 GMT
Whatever glitch got into their email seems to have been sorted as I got a coherent reply today saying they're not looking to do promotion now, but to check back in 2-3 months. So presumably they'll know for sure what it's doing by Christmas.
Today in Asdaland I saw another new Hachette collection: Spider-Man. Appears to be the same format as the Transformers one. I wonder if I am in the test area for that but not Transformers? I could weep.
I've never been so apprehensive about my regular Saturday morning walk to Smiths. What will I find!?
So Mr Dalek's email translates as 'we'll think about publicising it if we decide to run with it'. If there are several being trialled now this sounds like a knockout fight for the traditional new year part work launch window. We need a Spider-Man smear campaign.
Boy at school was reading the first 40k book, so I confiscated it to have a look. That is a nice new template they have for those. I can't see that being a one off; there are going to be more book series coming I'm sure.