So, today is the release day for the American hardcover edition of THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBIT (replacing the original two-volume set). Unlike the original American edition, this is a one-volume book, like the recently re-released British edition. It's been available in the UK as an e-book all along; now it's available over here as well.
--John R., v. pleased to have my book reprinted. I put a lot of work into it and I'd like people like me who are interested in such things to have it readily available.
--'He who dies with the most copies of THE HOBBIT wins'