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Book Day & Spoiler Rules [Mar. 22nd, 2011|07:01 am]
e_moon60
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Of course I'm excited about having Kings of the North out in the world today.    But out of courtesy to those who are eagerly awaiting it, and don't want spoilers, please do not post spoilers in comments.   We need a spoiler-free zone for those who don't get the book right away, or can't read it right away.

What counts as spoilers?    Anything new about the characters or what happens.    "I like the part where X deals with Y--" is a spoiler.   "I like X's character development" (without specifying what that development is) is not a spoiler.

Announcements of arrivals are always welcome--I (and my agent) like to know when books become available in different places.    I'm particularly interested in books found at Borders stores, in light of stores closing and open stores reportedly having fewer books.

Thanks! 
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-22 01:48 pm (UTC)
Whoopee!
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[User Picture]From: keristor
2011-03-22 01:26 pm (UTC)
Mine arrived (Orbit UK edition, in Cambridge UK) via Amazon UK yesterday, I'll be starting to read it this evening. Interesting size book, it seems a tad larger than the usual MMPB size although I don't have earlier books from the same publisher here to compare (hmm, if Amazon's sizing is right then it's about 0.4cm taller than Paladin's Legacy).
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-22 01:46 pm (UTC)
The Orbit paperbacks are distinctly larger than US MMPBs, more what I think of as "trade paperback" size, though many US trade paperbacks are larger. Compared to the mmpb of _Surrender None_, the Orbit UK _Kings_ is 3 cm taller and 2 cm wider. (Measurement may be compromised by a) my copy of the US mmpb being old and possibly frayed at the page edge and b) my ruler does not have zero at the end, and holding two books level while trying to get the zero line to line up with their tops or sides is less exact than I'd like. But close.)
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2011-03-22 01:49 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! My copy is allegedly en route from Book Depository. I'll try to get to some book shops in the next few days to get pix 'in the wild'.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:00 am (UTC)
Oh, good! Looking forward to them. It'll probably be the weekend before I get anything up (staring at a tomorrow that looks like a horse-race.)
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[User Picture]From: ladymurmur
2011-03-22 02:17 pm (UTC)
I am waiting for my turn on the library's reserve list. Sadly, my book budget constraints require that actual personal acquisition waits for the paperback release.
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[User Picture]From: ladymurmur
2011-03-22 02:18 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on release day!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: gotica
2011-03-22 02:18 pm (UTC)
Amazon US said they shipped it out today at 12pm WST (Aust)

Yay!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:01 am (UTC)
Let me know when it shows up, if you don't mind.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:01 am (UTC)
I'll hold 'em while you explain in calm tones why spoilering is wrong.
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2011-03-22 03:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Release Day!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm having a chocolate truffle tonight to celebrate.
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[User Picture]From: silverbackbutch
2011-03-22 03:29 pm (UTC)

Happy Release Day!!

I'm waiting for it to arrive at my local independent bookstore. I ordered it weeks ago, but it didn't arrive in yesterday's shipment. They are tracking it down to make sure they know where it is. I'm thinking it should arrive with the shipment tomorrow.

So I (not very patiently) wait. Ditto on the throttling spoilers...

Thank you again for writing such great material, books that I read & re-read, and can't put down. And thanks for working on the next books!!!!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:03 am (UTC)

Re: Happy Release Day!!

(groan of dismay) Lost shipments suck large granite boulders.
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[User Picture]From: kriz1818
2011-03-22 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yay release day!

I managed to secure a copy last night at my local B&N - after a first store employee couldn't find the copies that Inventory said were there, a second one volunteered to take a second look, and found it!

It's been playing merry heck with my plans to Get Things Done today, believe me. And I'm in awe of how many criss-crossing plot threads you were dealing with in this one. I mean, I remember you mentioning that a while back, but it's another thing to see it in action, as it were.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:04 am (UTC)
Yay, for second store employee! That's the kind of person we all want working in bookstores!!

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From: llennhoff
2011-03-22 04:16 pm (UTC)
As the lucky sod who won an ARC of the book here, I've been waiting with baited breath for an opportunity to post some thoughts. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer. :>) When you start a thread where spoilers are permitted, I'll be there.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:05 am (UTC)
I waited two weeks last year, didn't I? At least one week. But yes, there will be a Spoiler-specific thread, clearly marked to keep people from stumbling through the door into the middle of the play.
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[User Picture]From: incandescens
2011-03-22 06:28 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that I found/bought a copy of it in Forbidden Planet in London on Sunday, two days ago.

(I suppose that technically I should have waited for the proper release date, but come on. I'm only human.)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:06 am (UTC)
Hey, if the store puts it out, there's no reason for you to deny yourself--it's their responsibility to wait until the right day. As long as you aren't spoilering it for others, and you haven't.
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[User Picture]From: zenfrodo
2011-03-22 07:54 pm (UTC)
TODAY!! TODAY!!! TODAY!!! SQUEEEEEEE!!!

(you deserve someone getting fangirl on your stuff once in a while.)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! Every once in awhile I can stand some fangirl squeeing. (Oh, be honest, Self: You know you like it!!)
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From: baobrien
2011-03-22 08:39 pm (UTC)
On the Borders front, I called around yesterday to see if I could reserve a copy in store. My local (smaller) Borders didn't expect to have it, the larger mall store was able to reserve a copy for me for tonight.

So I'm going to be a happy reader, just need to finish a little more work and pick it up!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:08 am (UTC)
Hurray for the larger mall store. I found only one Borders outlet (Borders Express in Temple Mall) and they had only one copy, which had sold by the time I drove over there.
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[User Picture]From: joyslin
2011-03-22 08:50 pm (UTC)
The electronic copy I pre-ordered from B&N was available at 12:30am. I promptly downloaded it.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:08 am (UTC)
Yay!!
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[User Picture]From: jon_d_r
2011-03-22 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'll be picking mine up this week. The weekend should be gorgeous so I think I'll be out back under the aspen with my dogs and the book.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-23 03:10 am (UTC)
Oh, the shimmering of aspen leaves...and the book...and dogs...well, it would depend on which dogs. (Some dogs will sprawl happily and let you read. Others start by sitting on your foot and then work their way up to putting many pounds of large dog in your lap, and some simply wart you unmercifully and constantly: PLAY with me!)
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