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A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« on: April 21, 2010, 05:44:41 AM »
So there's this shelf in the BYU bookstore where they keep all of Brandon Sanderson's books.  Nice big happy display.  Hardbacks, paperbacks, signed and numbered copies of Warbreaker, The Gathering Storm, Alcatraz, it's all there.  I walk by here from time to time, just so that if anyone happens to glance at them going by I can heartily recommend them.  Now the tragedy.  I went by today, and while the pile is still there, the shelf has now been invaded by a pile of Stephanie Meyer's books.  Brandon Sanderson and Stephanie Meyer, on the same display shelf.  Maybe I'm making too big a deal about this, but this is eating my soul. :'(
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 07:30:57 AM »
This is Blasphemy!!! This is MADNESS!!!
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 07:57:40 AM »
what the...


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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 08:18:44 AM »

I just died a little inside. . . .
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 10:13:23 AM »
hrmmmm college bookstore selling an instructors novels. . . .seems almost like nepotism. :)
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 05:08:20 PM »
So there's this shelf in the BYU bookstore where they keep all of Brandon Sanderson's books.  Nice big happy display.  Hardbacks, paperbacks, signed and numbered copies of Warbreaker, The Gathering Storm, Alcatraz, it's all there.  I walk by here from time to time, just so that if anyone happens to glance at them going by I can heartily recommend them.  Now the tragedy.  I went by today, and while the pile is still there, the shelf has now been invaded by a pile of Stephanie Meyer's books.  Brandon Sanderson and Stephanie Meyer, on the same display shelf.  Maybe I'm making too big a deal about this, but this is eating my soul. :'(

Welcome to the business of economics, tragic but true, Stephanie Meyers out sold Brandon's books so I'm not surprised that happened.

Still, we can moan and bewail the tragedy, or maybe launch a protest and have a book burning –only kidding  ;D

Me, I'm probably a traitor to this cause though because I've read both authors and enjoyed them, though Brandon's is a little more to my liking than teenage vampire romances –I skipped many a pages of Twilight when the lovey-dovey stuff became too much.

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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 09:47:53 PM »
/cry
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010, 04:03:59 AM »
hrmmmm college bookstore selling an instructors novels. . . .seems almost like nepotism. :)

I think it's only nepotism if they put professors' books on a class's required reading list. :)

...Which has actually happened at my university. But it gave me an excuse to purchase and read Anne's novel, so I didn't mind. :P

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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 09:13:12 PM »
hrmmmm college bookstore selling an instructors novels. . . .seems almost like nepotism. :)

I think it's only nepotism if they put professors' books on a class's required reading list. :)

...Which has actually happened at my university. But it gave me an excuse to purchase and read Anne's novel, so I didn't mind. :P

This happens a lot in my classes.  Generally it involves a reference book for a programming language though, so it makes sense.
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 01:50:59 AM »
One of our English professors put a novel by one of our creative writing profs on her required reading list for a Canadian literature class. I don't think professors are allowed to use their own books for their own classes, though.

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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 04:39:21 AM »
I had a number of classes where the professor wrote the textbook. It's pretty common.

Brandon used Elantris as a textbook once, though only after the students picked it.
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2010, 04:41:30 AM »
Huh. Maybe it's different here, or maybe I was just way off-base on that one.

Come to think of it, I did have a class last year in which the professor used an edition of The Mill On The Floss that he had edited. *shrugs*

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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2010, 06:29:15 PM »
The Sci-Fi instructor at UTD is required by the school to include his book in the curriculum.
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 06:20:43 AM »
The shelf is now occupied by a few copies of Warbreaker, TGS, and a big ol' pile of Fablehaven.
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Re: A Tragedy in the BYU Bookstore
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010, 07:21:45 AM »
The Sci-Fi instructor at UTD is required by the school to include his book in the curriculum.

Huh. That's a new one.