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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Happy Birthday Brandon....:D
« on: December 22, 2006, 05:18:54 AM »
Lanternpost wishes you a sincere Happy Birthday.

And Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and New Year.

Heck, even Chanukah, and Boxing Day!  You do good work.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Sales Numbers
« on: July 31, 2006, 01:24:17 AM »
Thanks, everybody.  All cleared up.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Sales Numbers
« on: July 06, 2006, 11:45:47 PM »
My question would be whether or not TOR ever provides books sales, even to author.  Every year, or more often.  Would anyone know?  That way, all would be official.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Sales Numbers
« on: June 09, 2006, 06:42:37 PM »
Ookla, didn't you mention previous that Nielsen Bookscan is normally seventy percent accurate?  I noticed that according to their list, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold 7.02 million copies but according to Wikipedia at 13.5 million which could be trash if not for the fact that NB reported it sold 4.1 million first day when it sold 6.9 million.

Point:  Hardcover Elantris might have sold ten, eleven thousand copies?  ???

Paperback sales are incredible right now.  Who knows.  Mistborn 2, an NYT bestseller?  I guess we'll have to wait and see.  And help.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alcatraz News
« on: May 06, 2006, 05:26:19 AM »
Little, Brown.

I mean look at the success of The Historian.  Okay, much different kind of book.  They don't necessarily publish a lot of popular books but that occasional title . . . you know . . . becomes VERY popular.  Of course, Stacer would know a lot more about that than I would.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alcatraz News
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:17:32 AM »
Forgive my ingnorance.  Again.  But were they intended to be children's books originally?

And congratulations on a big contract.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alcatraz News
« on: April 26, 2006, 01:26:05 AM »
Don't do it!  Don't doo-OO-oo-OO-oo it.  Go with Harper Col-LINS!  Or Houghton.  The art is pinnacle!  But money is nice.  And Garth Nix is a very good author.  But there is enough YA fiction in the world, darn it! :-X

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Agents and Editors
« on: February 11, 2006, 02:24:44 PM »
Thank you very much!  That's awesome.  Everyone's been very helpful.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Agents and Editors
« on: February 09, 2006, 09:05:02 AM »

Thanks for pointing that out, Ookla.  I mispelled it.  Twice.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Agents and Editors
« on: February 08, 2006, 07:32:36 AM »
Sorry.  I should have made myself more clear.  The foreign rates.  Those seem to differ greatly, usually its 20-25 percent.  But I've seen it for as little as 15 and as much as 30 and I was wondering where Mr. Blimes internationally.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Agents and Editors
« on: January 30, 2006, 02:43:47 AM »
Wow!  This forum folder has really taken off since the last time I left a reply.  

I was wondering.  A question for EUOL and anyone else who might know:  How much does your agent, Mr. Blimes, charge, both domestically and internationally?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Hum....
« on: January 06, 2006, 02:24:47 AM »
Congrats, Mr. Sanderson.  Perhaps this will spur the success you've earned.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Crazy Germans...
« on: December 26, 2005, 03:21:20 PM »
I am really disappoint that TOR does not utilize the trade paperback more often.  Three releases of Elantris would give Brandon more attention and sales than two.  More book sales, more money in the pocket.  And not only because of book sales.  What is an author's earnings off of an eight dollar paperback?  Between thirty and forty cents?  When the author is likely to make close to ten percent with trade paperbacks.  Of course the publisher would probably make a little more too, which is all the more reason to make the books available in trade paperback a full year before mass market.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Agents and Editors
« on: December 12, 2005, 12:27:05 AM »
How long, does it take for a book to see print after an agent agrees to represent the author, hypothosizing, of course, that the agent would be able to strike a deal?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Story Idea of the Day
« on: November 18, 2005, 03:20:27 PM »
The idea of posting stories is great (something everyone else has said already), but you never know when you might need some of them for minor elements in your stories.  And you might not care if you use something you've already given away, either, as long as its not often.  I would be a bit nervous about giving so much away.  Of course that's just me.   I do enjoy reading them, though.

As for additional content, does anyone here read Neil Gaiman's blog?  I read his blog every chance I get and find it very interesting.  And something like that, EUOL, with your story ideas, your blog would still retain a strong element of uniqueness.

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