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Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« on: September 23, 2009, 02:22:20 AM »
So, having tried for the last month to find a copy of Alcatraz 3, I've come to the conclusion that either a) Scholastic is being much stricter than usual with the release, or b) my local bookstores suck and just aren't selling it yet. And the local bookstores of all my friends and extended family. So, I'm wondering if anyone else has managed to get their hands on it yet, and if so, where at?
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 03:58:29 AM »
I ordered a copy from my local bookstore and haven't received it yet. This is the same bookstore that got me Warbreaker a week early, so I would guess option a.

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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 04:07:55 AM »
Personally, I have always seemed to find amazon's listed date for a book to be very accurate as to when that book will first be available ... so I am not expecting to see this one until October 1st.

Has anybody else had a different experience?

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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 06:42:54 AM »
The reason why we're so confused is because for the last two they started popping up a full month ahead of time.

And I've checked around here and none of the bookstores have gotten it in.  It's a good thing for EUOL though since that means all the sales will count towards bookscans.
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 03:54:07 PM »
Ok, so it's not just me then. That's good to know.
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 07:28:45 AM »
b)

The book was already seen in the wild two weeks ago.
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 10:42:49 AM »
In the wild where?  Anywhere here in Utah?  Anywhere I can get a copy...?
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009, 06:40:16 AM »
I know for sure in New York. There have been other reports, not nearby. But it turns out there probably will be a release party around Oct. 1.
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 07:02:21 AM »
at the byu bookstore i would assume?
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 08:45:21 AM »
I dunno, the last two Al book release parties were at B&N.  When should we expect more info?
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2009, 04:34:51 PM »
Yeah, not BYU. More news when it gets closer.
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 08:05:15 PM »
I can also confirm a sighting at the BYU Bookstore as of today  ;D
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2009, 10:39:18 PM »
Hey ook, has EUOL started signing any yet, or is he saving that for the release?
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2009, 01:32:56 AM »
I don't think he has signed any yet. He will probably wait until that date but I'm not positive.
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Re: Scholastic tightening up with Alcatraz 3 release?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2009, 03:30:31 AM »
Well, my little sister got a copy from Barnes and Noble here today! So look around again if you've been trying to find it.
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