Any way to find out if a book is going to be reprinted? (the book is Tim and Tobias if anyone has any great ideas)

(40 Posts)
Fillyjonk Wed 03-Dec-08 14:11:44

Ds is starting to read, and I think he'd love these. It is exactly his sort of thing.

BUT BUT BUT apparently they are out of print and there are no plans to reprint.

I was wondering if it is possible to contact say the publisher and find out? Would a publisher respond to a question like this? Would I speak to a minion with no idea anyway?

Thoughts please. There was a reprint but they are all sold out (have tried various websites-a few are showing as in stock but then I get an email saying...sorry)

IIRC they are Harry Potter in reading book form. But they are on abe for shock £60 shock

Jimandthehiddensheeple Sun 08-Nov-15 01:15:04

These are on PDF on eBay now I just bought them last week and they're just how I remember them. I'd be quick though I doubt they'll be around forever.

Jimandthehiddensheeple Sun 08-Nov-15 01:11:59

These are on PDF on eBay now I just bought them last week and they're just how I remember them. I'd be quick though I doubt they'll be around forever.

dazlyn Wed 08-Jul-15 19:45:51

what kind of price would you be willing to pay for the collection that I have? I did put them on eBay last month, but a hoax bidder bid on them (I presume to allow another seller the sole rights to their own listing?) I am in a tug of war with eBay at the moment as they billed me £80 which was the final value fee for them, and then credited it to my selling account, but I rarely sell on eBay sad Depending on where you live, I could possibly arrange to meet you with them and to collect payment?

gambit410 Mon 20-Apr-15 13:52:27

Does anyone still have these available?

eitta2012 Mon 16-Mar-15 20:22:34

can I help with tim & the hidden people for anyone wats the tim and hidden people books send email to me at

cluedoqueen Fri 02-Jan-15 11:22:19

i am reluctantly selling my collection of tim and the hidden people books.
i have had these for nearly 25 years. they are dated 1982/1983 however book a2 is a first edition. please email me if interested.

LKBen Mon 15-Dec-14 21:38:14

Hi if anyone knows of where I can get a set please let me know....I would love to get them for daughter as I think they really fire the imagination...Or would anyone be willing to make a copy as they're out of print now...I would be happy to pay....let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks a million, laura

totoro7ssidekick Thu 18-Sep-14 21:38:23

I remember these! Such a pity they are not available...I would love to read them with my kids...

samsswampy Thu 18-Sep-14 21:31:56

I'm looking for any of the books if anyone can help me!

VivaLeBeaver Thu 22-May-14 10:43:17

I've got one. Magic in the wind. In as new condition. Bought it a few years ago brand new and never read it. Its paperback. Is it likely to be worth something?

onetiredmummy Thu 22-May-14 10:39:04

Oooh I still shudder when I think of the Stump People! I would love to have these!

beaudelairefleur Wed 14-May-14 16:08:23

Hi all you fellow Tim & Tobias Lovers!

Firstly, I am looking for the publisher who owns the rights to these books in 2014. I've contacted a lot of publishers and used the online ISBN search, to no avail. If anyone can help I'd love to hear from you.

Secondly, as for buying the books, I recently bought the whole of Series A, B and C from the Sheffield Oxfam, via ABE Books. They cost £300 per series and they have no stamps, no damage, they're immaculate. Yes, I know, it was a lot of money but for me, what price can I put on my childhood?! The Charity shops are very aware of what price these books now fetch.

Thirdly, Mrs Woolf & the Moonfruit website. Is this website coming soon and do you have a Tim & Tobias website presence, if so, I'd love to know.

BTW: the other Net site listed in this thread doesn't exist anymore

Lastly, these books need to be out there and republished. The amount of interest out there is phenomenal, the publishers are missing a trick!

Beaudelaire Fleur

dazlynn do you still have any of the books available to buy? Feel free to message me on xx

samari123 Wed 23-Apr-14 17:18:08

I'm still trying to collect Tim & The Hidden People Books. I've got the 1st 2 sets series A & B, except book 1 of series A which I lost along time ago.
Can you please help me?

acfc1 Sun 09-Mar-14 21:47:41

Dazlynne, I would certainly be interested, if they haven't been snapped up already?

Kind regards

acfc1 Sun 09-Mar-14 21:47:17

I would certainly be interested, if they haven't been snapped up already?

Kind regards

dazlynne Thu 20-Feb-14 14:42:08

I have the whole four series' a b c and d, as well as the extended books, if anyone are still looking for these books and would be interested in purchasing them, I can put a buy it now on to eBay.

Jeej2008 Mon 30-Dec-13 21:07:23

Hi you still got any books left

batgranny Sun 16-Sep-12 15:25:20

Just in case anyone is still looking for information on the tim and the Hidden People books I've started a website at . It's got as much information as I could find on the books all collected in one space. I have a few of the pages of some of the books available to view as well. If anyone can help me out filling in the blanks that would be great!

MrsvWoolf Sun 24-Apr-11 00:41:37

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MrsvWoolf Sun 24-Apr-11 00:36:26

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jez1974 Fri 22-Apr-11 22:19:37

hi there anyone who has any of the tim and tobias books for sale please could you contact me via e mail as im looking for the complete collection. unfortunatly im starting from scratch. e mail

abiduk Fri 04-Mar-11 15:11:40


I am very interested in getting hold of these books because I loved them as a child and would love to read them to my children. If anyone has any spares or is willing to sell them please let me know.

Thanks very much

knackeredmum1 Sat 08-Jan-11 21:53:16

Hi All

I have done an audit of the books I have. If any of you are interested in buying.

I got them from a school that was closing down so they do have school stamps and a sticker on the spine but they are in good or very good condition

Series A - C are all either 2nd or 3rd impressions and are dated between 1976 and 1979. So am looking for £25 each.
Series D are all 1st editions and are dated 1980 so am looking for £40 each.

If I find any of the MISSING ones, I will let you all know.

Series A
A1 Tim and Tobias - MISSING
A2 All the fun of the Fair
A3 Tim Meets Capt Jory
A4 Riding in to danger - MISSING
A5 Tim and the witches
A6 The Highway Man - MISSING
A7 Magic in the Yard
A8 The Key

Series B
B1 The return of the Key
B2 Capt Jory Lends a Hand
B3 The Stump People
B4 Watchers in the Yard
B5 Red for Danger
B6 At the House of the Safe Witch
B7 Tim in Hiding
B8 On the Night of the Full moon

Series C
C1 The pool by the Whispering Trees - MISSING
C2 Tim in Trouble
C3 On the Road to the North
C4 Riding into Danger
C5 Mandrakes Castle
C6 Escape by Night - MISSING
C7 Three Fires on the Dark Tower
C8 Tim Rides the ghost Bus

Series D
D1 News from the north
D2 The Cry in the Dark
D3 The Shield Stone
D4 The Storm over the Sea
D5 The Cave of the Wind Witches
D6 In Diaman's Cave - MISSING
D7 Danger on the Moor - MISSING
D8 At the Hill of the Stone Prison - MISSING

djqcquinn Tue 27-Jul-10 12:39:31

Hi all,

I was just wondering that if anyone has the full set of the Tim and the Hidden People Collection whether they would consider making PDF books from the originals; as I personally have struggled very hard to be able to find the vast majority of them all.

(I lost them in a recent house move) and now am having to trawl the internet to try to find them, on eBay thay are selling for what can only be called rediculous prices.

I'm sure it would help many people out there if these books were available as PDF's.

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