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For Sale
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:08:52 PM »
Well, I hopped on Amazon and bought the book.  If I don't like it, I expect a full refund -- which I will take out of your hide.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 01:23:37 PM »
Man... Amazon sucks.  I just got my confirmation email, and I won't get the book for almost two weeks.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 01:32:10 PM »
/me makes note to self, don't order from Amazon
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 01:42:31 PM »
that would be UPS. Amazon told me that I could have it tomorrow if I wanted to pay overnight.

Yes, TOMORROW. Not a theoretical overnight, but if I ordered by like, 6:30 my time, I'd have it on Tuesday April 26.

Amazon's usually pretty good. They give you long projections, but if you order through them, not through the "marketplace" they bust their humps to get it out much faster.

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Re: For Sale
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 02:08:44 PM »
It just seems a little misleading -- when I chose shipping options it said standard was 3-5 days, but when I got the confirmation email, it said I wouldn't get the book until May 4th to 6th.  That's way more than 3-5 days.

(Not that it matters -- I don't have any time to read right now.  It just annoys me.)
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005, 02:23:05 PM »
Yeah, 3-5 business days would usually be later this week. I concur. That's lame.

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Re: For Sale
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2005, 02:47:39 PM »
Man! Why didn't I concur?
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2005, 03:39:53 PM »
because that's lame.

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Re: For Sale
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2005, 03:57:55 PM »
Well, then, I think I'm the first to have actually bought it and have it in my hot little hands. They had 4 copies at my old B&N, and someone had already bought one by the time I got there. I talked it up to my old coworkers while I was there, and one shortlisted 8 more copies of it (shortlisting means they made sure that they'd order 8 more copies--which means he plans on reading it and recommending it). It's on display in the New Science Fiction and Fantasy section.

I have to go hunting for another book that wasn't at that B&N, so I'll see how many they have at Coolidge Corner when I drop in over there. I might stop by at the independent bookstore down the street on my way home just for fun.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2005, 05:31:13 PM »
Well, I called two local B&Ns and they both said "uh, that doesn't come out until next month." Grrr...

I may just go Amazon if I decide on something else to get with it to get super saver. Maybe when I get home from work...
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2005, 06:42:49 PM »
By the way, the cover looks *much* better in person than it does on a computer screen. I've always loved the artwork, but the addition of text seemed busy on-screen. But the raised lettering separates the title and author name from the background, so it's much better that way. Plus, it isn't swallowed up in a black background the way it is on Brandon's site. I love the color combinations on the spine, back, and title. Very nice. And the olive binding with the cream endpapers--very nice design. Totally the same as Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes, a middle grade novel that nearly won the Newbery last year. You've even got head and footbands, and a much better grade of paper than you normally see with Tor's books. I love the Aons at the beginnings of the chapters, and the part opener pages, and the display text within the book.

All in all, a beautiful book design.  They really did a good job with it.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2005, 06:51:09 PM »
I was very impressed with the way the book turned out--inside, out, and all around.  Thank you so much everyone for the support!

If you read the book and like it, it sure would be nice to have a few more reviews up on Amazon.com. . . .
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2005, 07:31:16 PM »
Well I checked to see if my local B&N had it and it wasn't in.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2005, 08:32:56 PM »
Our B&N just got them today and I've got mine on hold.  I'll probably go get it later tonight.  Can't wait to finally read this story.

Edit: Just got it and I agree with stacer, a beautiful design.  I love the little pictures on the top of the inside cover.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2005, 08:42:56 PM »
The bad news is, our B&N doesn't have it yet; the good news is, you'll be on the shelf next to Salvatore, which I'm sure will be good for business.
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