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Old 09-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #166
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I think Amazon's doing *something* to them... it says it's got 19 days in the top 100.
Kindle books available for pre-order often show up on that list well before they actually come out. :shrug
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #167
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People thinking Amazon is tampering with the sales figures are grasping at the shortest of straws.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #168
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Heard an interview/discussion of this on NPR this morning and it sounded very interesting, something I might like to read (was never much interested in reading H.P. -- please don't shoot me) but I'll be d*mned if I'll pay $18 for the ebook. That's outrageous!

Now if it were E.L. Doctorow or John Irving ....

Just downloaded the sample and read the first few pages.....it's a pass...


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Old 09-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #169
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I don't doubt it's the #1 book on amazon. But without number sold, we don't reallly know how well it is really doing.

Analogy: the #1 movie this week is a far cry from #1 movie in first week of June.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #170
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Heard an interview/discussion of this on NPR this morning and it sounded very interesting, something I might like to read (was never much interested in reading H.P. -- please don't shoot me) but I'll be d*mned if I'll pay $18 for the ebook. That's outrageous!

Now if it were E.L. Doctorow or John Irving ....

Just downloaded the sample and read the first few pages.....it's a pass...

There is no way that I will buy the ebook at $18. I'll wait for the price to come down or try and get the ebook from my library.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:46 PM   #171
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I'll wait for the price to come down or try and get the ebook from my library.
The person in front of me at my neighborhood library was yesterday reserving the paper edition. I just checked, and they have 308 queued requests.

After perusing the review in yesterday's New York Times, you would have to hold a gun to my head to get me to read this book. But I know that's not a real popular newspaper on this board
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #172
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What do you mean by 'another'?
She hasn't written any. No book containing magic whilst treating it with such astronomic amounts of logical inconsistency like the HPs do deserves to be called Fantasy. Say it's a sociocritical allegory or whatever - fine.
But to call it Fantasy is an eye-bleeding statement to read.
Harry Potter is fantasy. It may not be the kind you prefer to read, and you may have issues with the quality, but it most certainly is fantasy.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:58 AM   #173
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Preorders count towards sales. That is why it has 19 days in the top 100 but is only out a day.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:17 AM   #174
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The price of the book on Amazon is 8.55$ and B&N Nook version is 17.99$
Logic?
No. That's not correct. The new Rowling eBook is an agency eBook. So at Amazon it is also $17.99. This is of course, in the US.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:36 AM   #175
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I think Amazon's doing *something* to them... it says it's got 19 days in the top 100.
They are probably including presales.

I am not interested, it is nota genre I read. I read that it is not selling as we'll in physical book stores but that can easily change. It was selling on par with any other release and stores knew it wasn't Potter so they did not over stock.

As for the length of the Potter novels, I read that she is thinking of a "directors cut" for book 7. She is not fully happy with it and thinks it could be tightened up. Even with all the money she made the deadline got to her and she did not want to delay the release. At least she knows that there are issues with the book.
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I think Amazon's doing *something* to them... it says it's got 19 days in the top 100.
My guess is that it includes pre-orders.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #177
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No. That's not correct. The new Rowling eBook is an agency eBook. So at Amazon it is also $17.99. This is of course, in the US.
In that case I would like somebody to explain to me - how come it is an agency ebook in US, but is not an agency book in India? On Amazon India it's listed as Amazon price and it is 8.55$.
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In that case I would like somebody to explain to me - how come it is an agency ebook in US, but is not an agency book in India? On Amazon India it's listed as Amazon price and it is 8.55$.
Just because the US publisher is an agency publisher does not mean the Indian one is, too. Remember, it's a different territory.
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Kindle books available for pre-order often show up on that list well before they actually come out. :shrug
Which means they've got almost three weeks of sales data crammed into one day; of course it's selling well.

That's one of the tricks of the trade that I don't think is available to self-publishers.
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Just because the US publisher is an agency publisher does not mean the Indian one is, too. Remember, it's a different territory.
You mean Hachette Digital is agency publisher in US, but a non agency one in India? Because it's the same publisher for both the territories
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