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Old 09-29-2012, 12:16 PM   #181
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I don't know, it could have something to do with the contract they signed for India. My point is that the whole rationale behind geographic restrictions is that sales in different territories are bound by different agreements.

That certainly seems to be the case here.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:59 PM   #182
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Same international business, different national contracts, different prices.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #183
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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
We've had this conversation before. It isn't the NYT that's unpopular "on this board," but rather the NYT as a symbol of New York City with a few extremely vocal members of this board who coincidentally live in the great state of Texas. I've even read comments here that characterized all New Yorkers as foul-mouthed cretins.

I'd appreciate it if we kept the New York Times bashing out of these discussions. It's always unfair to paint an entire state or city population with the broad brush of a stereotype.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:50 AM   #184
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Which means they've got almost three weeks of sales data crammed into one day; of course it's selling well.
Not sure what you mean by all the data crammed into one day. It's literally been shown on the chart for 19 (now 20) days (it didn't just appear on the 25th) and has climed presumably with as sales have increased just like anything would on any kind of bestseller list.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #185
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I am surprised to see that the book is not on the NYT "Bestseller" Fiction list.
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-...tion/list.html
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #186
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I am surprised to see that the book is not on the NYT "Bestseller" Fiction list.
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-...tion/list.html
This is why, from the bottom of the page: "Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 22, 2012."

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:04 AM   #187
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I am surprised to see that the book is not on the NYT "Bestseller" Fiction list.
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-...tion/list.html
Maybe this is why:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19759117
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:36 AM   #188
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Spent £12 in the UK on it. Pre-ordered and delivered within twenty minutes of the global launch. Well worth the premium to read it in sync with the reviewers. Good chunky book (I guess - on my Kindle it's as slim as anything) and worth the hype IMHO. Suspect it is very British oriented, as many of the issues it deals with (very well) are our domestic problems, and would be specific to our country.

Spent a good chunk of the weeked reading it - cheaper than going to the movies on a per minute basis. No complaints, and she's sold me her next book.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:37 AM   #189
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...oh, and our version seems to have dodged the formatting issues - which would have annoyed me!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #190
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Her comment this week about how sex has no place in fantasy cracked me up. Someone needs to alert George RR Martin, Jacqueline Carey and many others forthwith.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #191
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Her comment this week about how sex has no place in fantasy cracked me up. Someone needs to alert George RR Martin, Jacqueline Carey and many others forthwith.
I've read A Song of Ice and Fire and don't remember anyone having sex near a unicorn. So if there are no unicorns witnessing human copulation in any of his other books, George RR Martin is perfectly safe.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #192
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And this after somebody like Eddings once said, one of the things he disliked with Tolkien was, that his characters seemed to end below their necks...
That lady should better read some fantasy written by people who were or still are magnitudes better than she is.

Fantasy-writing tipps by somebody who isn't able to construct a logically coherent magic system for her own setting. BWAHAHAHAHAH

Ye gods if authors start listening to HER about how fantasy should be - that would be a reason to start avoiding the genre.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #193
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And this after somebody like Eddings once said, one of the things he disliked with Tolkien was, that his characters seemed to end below their necks...
That lady should better read some fantasy written by people who were or still are magnitudes better than she is.

Fantasy-writing tipps by somebody who isn't able to construct a logically coherent magic system for her own setting. BWAHAHAHAHAH

Ye gods if authors start listening to HER about how fantasy should be - that would be a reason to start avoiding the genre.
Or make room in their garage for the new Rolls Royce.

She might not be the world's best writer, but the world seems to regard her as a damn good story-teller. There are two requirements for creating a good novel. The ability to write well, and the ability to tell a good story. You can make do without one of them. Guess which one?
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Sometimes there's a difference between a best-selling novel and a good one. The main difference is that a good novel also has to be written well.

But even a bestseller has to flow in a way that keeps the reader engaged. The prose doesn't always have to be good, but the narrative connected to the prose has to exert a gravitational pull on the reader that works in tandem with the plot.

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