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New James Bond Encyclopedia is released in the UK, flops in Amazon chart

06-Sep-2007 • Collecting

At the end of last year, MI6 hinted that a new 007 encylopedia was in the works, and news officially broke in June. Today (6th September 2007), the book ships in the UK and retails for £25.00. The hardcover measures 9.25 x 6.25in and runs for 320 pages.

In the USA, "The James Bond Encylopedia" will be released on 15th October 2007 and will retail for $40.

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The title may sound familiar to Bond fans, as there was an unofficial "The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia" published back in 1990, and then later updated and re-issued in 1995 and 2002. Written by Steven J. Rubin, the last edition covered every film up to and including "Die Another Day".

Disappointingly, the new official publication comes up short on content with only 320 pages, whereas the previous unofficial volume weighed in at over 500. The twist this time around is that the new official encyclopedia will include over 2,000 pictures, which although leaves even less room for text, will look glossier than previous publications.

This new official variation seems to have failed to pull in the regular Bond audience though, as the title ranks a lowly #1,888 in the Amazon book rankings on the day of UK release.

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