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Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« on: March 31, 2010, 09:11:42 PM »
I've just about given up on local bookstores.  I like to support them, but they never have what I want.

I've been to three places now (2 B&N and a Borders)  looking for the paperback copy of warbreaker and haven't had any luck.  None of them had it.  They weren't sold out, it wasn't in the back, they just didn't get them yet.  I could of ordered one on amazon and had it by now, it's really bad that these places don't.

They at least had a few copies of the Mistborn books (including the paperback sets) and one had 2 copies of the hardcover warbreaker, but the selection was generally quite bland.  I'm pretty sure that with how many of Brandon's books I buy a year I alone would almost be able to cover their quota.

It's getting to the point where I'm just about to stop checking and getting everything from amazon.

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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 10:49:22 PM »
It's strange, because Tor printed a disturbingly large number of copies of the paperback (though this is probably explained by Walmart taking copies). (Check Walmart, by the way.)
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 03:30:43 AM »
Yeah, I found it at a Walmart (last Thursday, mind, but not the point)

However, on that note Peter, what is the quantity of this disturbingly large number of copies?
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 10:19:31 AM »
Yeah, I found it at a Walmart (last Thursday, mind, but not the point)

That KILLS first week sells.  You should have waited!  Not like you haven't already read it. *rolls eyes*
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 10:38:38 AM »
I got it at Barnes and Noble the day before I thought it was supposed to be out. I refuse to set foot inside a Wal-Mart, so was quite happily surprised to see it earlier than I thought in an actual book store.
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 10:39:33 AM »
The BYU bookstore has a stack of them on the Permanent Brandon Display towards the front of the Sci-fi/Fantasy section. Say what you will about the selection at the BYU Bookstore, but one thing they always have is Brandon's books. I suppose professors have perks. :P
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 12:12:45 PM »
you can just order them online. with the discounts, the shipping cost adds back to be about what it costs at a bookstore.

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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 04:51:26 PM »
Miyabi, I'm not sure Walmart is counted by Bookscan anyway. And NYT already fudges their numbers.

guessingo, the idea is to keep local bookstores in business.
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 05:07:38 PM »
so new york times uses estimates to get their numbers? can't they just use a service to give them sales?

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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 05:34:52 PM »
They collect their own numbers from NYT-reporting stores. Then they apply voodoo.
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2010, 06:16:53 PM »
Found it at a B&N. I have yet to find a locally owned/run bookstore in Orange County, Mission Viejo area. Other wise I'd support them like crazy.

On a side note: The prologue was bloody freaking genius, coated with awesome, dipped in chocolate. (it was my first taste of SA so it blew me away) I'm really going to enjoy this series, I can tell.
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2010, 08:39:12 PM »
I don't know if this helps anyone, but as an employee at Borders, we just got our first copy in yesterday, in paperback, and we only got one copy. If you check Borders, they probably have it now.

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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2010, 11:03:53 PM »
One copy is bad. Sheesh.

Joshua (Brandon's agent) said on Twitter: Warbreaker @brandonsandrson pb on sale Tuesday. Should be on the "stepladder" right when walk into B&N, and on new pb table at Borders
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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010, 01:00:06 AM »
I haven't seen it around yet, but I think that's because it's yet to be released in New Zealand ;)

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Re: Anyone else having trouble finding Warbreaker locally?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2010, 02:14:59 AM »
Found it at a B&N. I have yet to find a locally owned/run bookstore in Orange County, Mission Viejo area. Other wise I'd support them like crazy.

On a side note: The prologue was bloody freaking genius, coated with awesome, dipped in chocolate. (it was my first taste of SA so it blew me away) I'm really going to enjoy this series, I can tell.

That is the perfect description! I was trying to find a way to tell a friend how freaking awesome the prologue was, and that is definitely the right way.

Also, I haven't seen it at Borders yet. A friend who I've recently converted to Sanderson fandom was there yesterday to pick up a copy of "The Well of Ascension" and he didn't see any. Borders is always behind on these things... at least for books I am interested in. 
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