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Eudaimoniac

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Books in Denmark
« on: March 29, 2008, 01:12:04 PM »
Dear Brandon Sanderson and others who might be able to help or has information.

I live in Denmark.

About 18 months ago me and my wife went to USA to visit with my sister sho was there working for roughly a year. While browsing a Barnes&Nobles (I would give my right arm for shops like that in Denmark. Here you are not allowed to read the books, unless you are going to buy them, they are NEVER more that on storie (floor ?), and they close at 5 pm.) i stumbled upon Mistborn. As my presence here can attest to, i was instantly captivated and loved the entire universe and what Brandon does with the characters.

I was poorly disappointed when the second installment was published. At that time, i was back hope in Denmark, and so was my sister, so as i usually do when i want an english book (and i always read in english, so it's fairly often) i went to my bookstore and asked for Brandon Sandersons books. They hadn't heard of you, and you were not on the shelves. I then asked if they could order you book home for me, and she looked you up in their computer. You did not exist. Naturally i protested and said they you did indeed exist, and that you did write books, and that i really really would like your newest one. She calmly looked at me and told  me that you were not in their system. 

Disappointed i had to go home. Since then i have visited 23 different bookstores, and the answer is always the same. They doubt your existence (if you are not in their system, you do not exist...), they doubt that i have spelled your name correctly and that is the reason you do not 'pop up'. I have even had your book with me as proof and evidence, but that is just rewarded with a glance i would rather not interpret.

Finally, i got a breakthrough. Not as big a breakthrough as the possibility to get your book, but a breakthrough as to an explanation to your non-existence. The deal is that danish bookstores (or about 98% of them i was told) all order foreign books from the same place, and that place, the different authors/publishers had to be a member of or registered with or something. Sadly, you are not. So when i want a book you have written, i am in nu luck with the bookstores.

So in the interest of danish readers (well... mostly me  ;) ) i would like to ask if it is possible that you would or could become a member of that place. I don't know if that is it's name or what, but the portal my bookstores use is www.gardners.com.

Yes, i am aware that i can purchase it over at amazon.com, but i am a financial irresponsible person. I cannot own a Visa or the like, without expecting having to pay off on that for the rest of my life. So i do not have the option to buy it over the Internet. While my sister stayed in USA she made some friends, and she (if somewhat reluctantly) persuaded them to buy a copy of Well of Ascension and mail it to me, but i cannot keep doing that.

I really really hope this is a minor thing easily remedied. I really really hope this can be fixed somehow. I think i might be able to strongarm my sister one final time (saving that one for Mistborn 3) but it would be so much better to go to my bookstore and get it (and the 3 alcatraz, and elantris, and, and, and..)

Sorry for the rambling, and i hope i can order your fantastic book in my bookstore in the future.

 - Rasmus Bergstrøm
   Denmark

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Re: Books in Denmark
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 01:40:31 PM »
this was intended for Brandon sanderson. I cannot delete it however.
I have reposted it in his section instead of here.