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Old 09-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #136
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The price of the book on Amazon is 8.55$ and B&N Nook version is 17.99$
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Hrdcover £9, kindle £11.99! Epub on Kobo is also £11.99
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #137
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Has anybody else noticed that the formatting is atrocious? The font size is forcibly too small, but the chapter headings are much larger whether you have publisher defaults on or not. It's unreadable. I'm not exaggerating, it's absolutely awful.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #138
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The price of the book on Amazon is 8.55$
I'm not seeing that price... maybe it's only for specific countries? Do you have a link to it?
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #139
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I'm not seeing that price... maybe it's only for specific countries? Do you have a link to it?
yes, seems country specific...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Casual-Vac...8755528&sr=1-1
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #140
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Pfff... $18 for Kindle edition in US... I won't be reading this book for a while. At least the Kindle edition is a few $ less than the hardcover.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #141
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The eBook is currently number 2 on both B&N and Amazon's Top 100 lists despite the price.

As Hachette is one of the settling publishers in the US I wonder if the price will change when their new contracts start going into effect.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #142
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Here is a nice review round-up for anyone who is interested. I think the BBC is being charitable in calling the reactions "mixed." Seems like only one of these reviewers really loved the book.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19740849

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #143
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It's $17.99 on Kindle now. Too much for me.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #144
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They ran out of epub/mobi copies that's why the price skyrocketed


Seriously though, not my cup of tea; you may count me in when she writes another fantasy book, though...
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #145
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The reviews on Amazon fall into three main categories: reviews of the books, people complaining about the price (1 star) and people complaining about the price complaining reviews (5 stars).
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #146
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The reviews on Amazon fall into three main categories: reviews of the books, people complaining about the price (1 star) and people complaining about the price complaining reviews (5 stars).
So nothing out of the ordinary then.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #147
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My fiance and I are huge Harry Potter fans, and have been excited about the new book from JKR, but, at that price, we're not going to be buying any time soon. Also, if the price was more "normal", we'd likely have bought two copies (hard cover, and ebook. We read ebooks, but like having hard covers of our favorites). So, they go from having 2 potential sales, to being just an ebook sale at best. Hell, with some of the HP books, we have 3 or 4 copies (paperback, hard cover, limited editions, and ebooks). Oh well, their loss.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #148
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The reviews on Amazon fall into three main categories: reviews of the books, people complaining about the price (1 star) and people complaining about the price complaining reviews (5 stars).
Amazon really need to employ some staff to deal with their 'reviews'.... there must only be about three people who've read the book in amongst almost 40 reviews.

* From amazon.co.uk, where the hardcover is on offer and is available for £3 less than the ebook - glad it's not a book I'm interested in buying!
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They ran out of epub/mobi copies that's why the price skyrocketed


Seriously though, not my cup of tea; you may count me in when she writes another fantasy book, though...
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.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #150
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Too expensive and I don't feel any great certainty I'll like it. I know she figures her name will get her a lot of sales at that price, and it's probably worth it for her, but it will cause some of us who would otherwise buy it to pass the book by.
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