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Re: For Sale
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2005, 09:48:48 PM »
Do you have any local signings planned yet, or will we have to throw you a party or something?
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2005, 12:15:39 AM »
Now, you're going to come and have a signing in your home state of Idaho . .. right?
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2005, 01:30:02 AM »
I'll go looking for a copy tomorrow. Won't be able to buy it though, a tad broke I am. But I do still want a copy of the Russian texted version.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2005, 09:54:46 AM »
Yesterday afternoon around 4, I bought my copy!  Cost a bit more than it would have through Amazon - but hey, it's for a good cause, right?

This book is very pleasing.  I'm only on chapter 14, since I had to go to bed early, but I am completely enthralled with it. So much so that I'll probably give up my computer time today and read instead.

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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.


I called B&N to see whether it was in, and the clerk who helped me was on a mobile phone.  She walked through the stacks, looking for the book, and I heard her say, "Sanderson... Sanderson... that should be right after Salvatore...."

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Re: For Sale
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2005, 10:35:42 AM »
I wimped and went Amazon, since I'm buying at least two copies the savings will really help me.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2005, 11:08:34 AM »
Funny thing is, all the copies at the Pru B&N were in the new SF/F display, so there wasn't a copy under Sanderson. The other B&N I went to yesterday (in search of a different book) had 3 on a display table and one under Sanderson in the stacks.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2005, 11:19:26 AM »
I looked for it yesterday cause everyone was saying they were buying it, etc... but I didn't see it at any store I went to.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2005, 11:34:49 AM »
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Funny thing is, all the copies at the Pru B&N were in the new SF/F display, so there wasn't a copy under Sanderson. The other B&N I went to yesterday (in search of a different book) had 3 on a display table and one under Sanderson in the stacks.


The B&N I went to was more like your second one: there were three copies in the New SF/F display, and one on the shelf under Sanderson.  That one copy was the one the clerk pulled to hold for me.  When I noticed the gap on the shelf, I moved a copy from New to fill it.  Y'know, just in case anyone else goes to look for Sanderson.

(If/When I buy more copies, I'll buy through Amazon.  Considerably less expensive than B&N.  Stupid Question: Does the author receive the same royalty either way?  Or would it be better for him if I continued paying full retail at B&N?)

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Re: For Sale
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2005, 11:48:03 AM »
I think Amazon takes a smaller percentage because they buy in such bulk. But it probably varies.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2005, 01:15:11 PM »
I would THINK the author gets the same amount...though the publisher definitely gets less...unless I'm totally wrong, I always thought royalties were based on the list price on the book...umm...thinking about it, I could be totally wrong...

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Anyway...I decided to get mine through Amazon...with some manga for the free shipping. It's good to support your local bookstore, but...*sigh*
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2005, 01:38:31 PM »
Yeah, that sounds right, Ookla. Don't trust a word I say in the next two weeks, by the way. I'm really fuzzy-headed lately.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2005, 01:39:00 PM »
I should buy mine at the Read Leaf, just to spite The Man.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2005, 01:41:45 PM »
Yes, because tha man is all about Red Leafs.
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2005, 02:08:17 PM »
(Psst, Gemm: If the man liked red leafs, then supporting them would in no way spite the man. Just letting you know.)
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Re: For Sale
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2005, 02:35:59 PM »
I just put a copy on hold at the Orem B&N!  They said they had two more on the shelves...if anyone's interested.  
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