Waterstones Bookstores in the UK will release today* their exclusive hardcover “Limited Collector’s Edition” of SilverFin, the bestselling first Young James Bond novel by Charlie Higson.
SilverFin Limited Collector’s Edition
Only 999 copies of this collector’s edition will be published worldwide. All will be numbered and signed by author Higson and will come in a special slipcase. The price is £25.00.
The SilverFin Limited Collector’s Edition will be a Waterstones in-store exclusive. This means you must go to a Waterstones bookstore in order to buy the book. The number of books each Waterstones will carry will vary according to the size of the store, but all Waterstones high streert stores will receive at least one copy.
John Webb, Children’s Book Buyer for Waterstones, provides CBn with this first tantalizing description of the book itself:
“The cover is similar to the paperback’s ‘eel’ design, but the only text is the SilverFin logotype, Charlie Higson’s name underneath and ‘Limited Collector’s Edition’ below this. The jacket of the hardback inside is a souped up version of the paperback jacket, with the eels picked out in holo-foil and the logos foiled and embossed. Each book has been flatsigned by Charlie and numbered xxx out of 999 (yes, there’s going to be a 007 out there somewhere, and a 006 for those Sean Bean fans!). The numbering has been specially designed to look like it has been stamped on, Secret Service-style. The first advance copies turned up at our offices yesterday and they are beautiful!”
Young Bond fans and Bond book collectors are encouraged to call or head out to your local Waterstones bookstore ASAP as quantities of the SilverFin Limited Collector’s Edition are likely to sell out very quickly.
Charlie Higson’s second Young Bond novel, Blood Fever, will be released on 5 January, 2006.
*Update (10 October, 2005)
Bond fans in the UK are reporting that many Waterstone Bookstores are saying they’ve yet to receive their allotted quantities of the SilverFin Limited Collector’s Edition. CBn has confirmed with Ian Fleming Publications that there was a last minute shipping delay. It now looks like the book will ship mid-week this week and should be out on sale by the weekend (October 15-16). IFPL has promised to keep CBn informed should there be any further delay.