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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2009, 06:47:28 PM »
How is that interesting??
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2009, 07:49:29 PM »
Patterns regardless are interesting...anyways disregard the question as the subject is off topic
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2009, 07:27:41 PM »
Book plates are something he wants to do, what' holding him up is what to charge for them.  He wants to make sure his costs are covered for shipping  + cost of the plate but he feels that price is too much just for a sheet of paper with his name on it.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2009, 07:57:30 PM »
Seems that a good "set point" number is $9.95  another would be $12.79.  These are arbitrary numbers, but people respond positively to them when buying personalized items. BS needs to remember that the price needs to be high enough to discourage people from buying them and reselling on EBay, and should also offset the time he spends signing them.  His time is currently worth a good deal of money and it's false humility to refuse to charge for it.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2009, 08:45:00 PM »
Well, not to mention the foreign rates have to be taken into consideration. Brandon has a lot of foreign exposure (and will be getting even more). just building a full table of rates would be a chore. Also, he would have to package the plates in a way that prevents them from being bent (both foreign and domestic). This in turn ups the cost of materials and shipping. There is actually a lot that goes into this stuff. Also, he would have to possible make variable rates depending on the size of the novel (HB vs PB vs Trade vs other random foreign sizes/US money making schemes).

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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2009, 09:05:39 PM »
What Steve said.

I was thinking that 3.5x4 would fit any format from mass market to coffee table.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2009, 10:16:05 AM »
I would pay whatever price he was charging.

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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2009, 10:30:15 AM »
I would have to agree Cathar.  It would certainly be cheaper for me than travelling all the way over there which I am seriously considering.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2009, 11:07:37 AM »
I would pay whatever price as well becuase the closest he comes to me is NYC and DC.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2009, 04:47:19 PM »
I don't think hes ever been within a 500 mile radius of me... which sucks...hopefully this will be remidied on his GS tour...one question can you bring books for him to sign that aren't what hes is touring for?
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2009, 05:31:33 PM »
if the book has his name on it, he will sign it for you.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2009, 05:36:24 PM »
Don't ask him to sign anything by another author, but books with his name are fair game. I have been lucky enough to be in an area where I can attend signings regularly and he has always been very gracious.

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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2009, 05:57:28 PM »
Yeah, he's really good about signing books. The only WoT books he'll sign are the ones with his name on the cover - a few people at other signings have asked him to sign books 1-11 and he politely refused.
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009, 06:02:44 PM »
It was an impolite request.  So good for him about politely refusing.  How crude, "Here someone else wrote this material, but I want to rub your nose in it so would you sign it for me?"  Or, "Hey didn't you used to weigh about 80 pounds more have grey hair and wear glasses?"
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Re: Book Plates
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2009, 06:20:07 PM »
the people I saw asking were pretty cool about it. in fact I haven't seen anyone rude to Brandon at signings thus far. Brandon has a rep as a nice guy which is well deserved.
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