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Old 07-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #61
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To be fair, some of the libraries had the book before the news broke. One of my libraries had only one copy and a few people on hold. Now there are 60 copies and more than 200 people on hold.
The Seattle Public Library has 1 copy with 347 people on hold ...and the Pierce County Library has 30 copies and 8 are still available. It pays to belong to multiple libraries
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #62
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The Seattle Public Library has 1 copy with 347 people on hold ...and the Pierce County Library has 30 copies and 8 are still available. It pays to belong to multiple libraries
EEK! 30 copies of an unknown authors work? Or is it a twitter thing?

The VPL has only 1-2 copies each for the Harry Potter series and a hold list for each. What's up with that?

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The Seattle Public Library has 1 copy with 347 people on hold ...and the Pierce County Library has 30 copies and 8 are still available. It pays to belong to multiple libraries
Wow! At the rate some people read (and taking into account persons who don't utilize the early return option), I can't begin to imagine when the 347th person will get the book.

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EEK! 30 copies of an unknown authors work? Or is it a twitter thing?

The VPL has only 1-2 copies each for the Harry Potter series and a hold list for each. What's up with that?

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I'm almost certain the 30 copies would be a twitter thing, as you say. A lot of libraries are probably now scrambling to add more copies.
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So then the author's biography as stated in the book is a complete fabrication.
That is the "fiction" element.
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I'm almost certain the 30 copies would be a twitter thing, as you say. A lot of libraries are probably now scrambling to add more copies.
Some of us are now scrambling to add it to our "burn bin."
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #66
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Wow! At the rate some people read (and taking into account persons who don't utilize the early return option), I can't begin to imagine when the 347th person will get the book.
Not long; just a mere 20 years from now
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #67
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Wow! At the rate some people read (and taking into account persons who don't utilize the early return option), I can't begin to imagine when the 347th person will get the book.



I'm almost certain the 30 copies would be a twitter thing, as you say. A lot of libraries are probably now scrambling to add more copies.
But why? Will they go out of business or have their grants reduced if they do not have the latest trend? Are they afraid of looking like librarians? I'm afraid to ask how may copies of 50 shades of Grey they have.

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #68
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I'm afraid to ask how may copies of 50 shades of Grey they have.

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Well, the library I referred to upthread has only 90 copies of FSoG
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #69
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I'm afraid to ask how may copies of 50 shades of Grey they have.
One of mine has 247 copies (27 avail) and another one has 136 copies (27 avail).
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That is the "fiction" element.
Some day an English prof will get tenure calling it a framing device.

Here's another case:

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[Stephen] King steadfastly denied any connection to [his pen name of Richard] Bachman and, to throw fans off the trail, dedicated Bachman's 1984 novel Thinner to "Claudia Inez Bachman," who was, supposedly, Bachman's wife.
As far as I can see, it would be impossible in today's publishing world to have a pseudonym and not provide a necessarily fictional bio squib.
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How can anyone think that this was supposed to be a secret when the bio stated "'Robert Galbraith' is a pseudonym"?

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As it turns out, one of The Sunday Times’ writers had read The Cuckoo’s Calling recently and tweeted her appreciation of the book. Shortly after, an anonymous person replied to her on Twitter and told her that J.K. Rowling was the real author.

When the editor replied to the Twitter user asking “How do you know for sure?” the user said “I just know,” and then proceeded to delete all of their tweets as well as the account.

From there, The Sunday Times decided to dig. They connected the dots between the publisher and editor of The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling (they’re the same), and sent the two books plus Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to linguistic experts who found “significant similarities” between the three.
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Kate Mills, fiction editor at Orion Books, admitted she had turned down the crime novel, which she described as "well-written but quiet".

"So, I can now say that I turned down JK Rowling. I did read and say no to Cuckoo's Calling. Anyone else going to confess?" she tweeted.
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Wow! At the rate some people read (and taking into account persons who don't utilize the early return option), I can't begin to imagine when the 347th person will get the book.
Won't be that long, e-libraries can easily add more copies when the hold list grows. My library added 40 copies today, so I started reading the ebook this afternoon. Very good so far, character driven with a focus on relationships and not nearly as campy as the character descriptions and names would suggest.
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JK Rowling has published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith interestingly I had recently added the book - The Cuckoo Calling to my wishlist.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...#ixzz2YypSLl1b

I hadn't purchased it as it was agency and too pricey, has any one here read it thoughts?
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Anyway I whish her good luck with this book, I think Rowling received a lot of undeserved criticism for her last novel The Casual Vacancy.
I agree. Maybe she had no other way but to write under a pseudonym. This would have been too much for some people.

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