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Post  ChrisColferFan1 on 3/23/2014, 7:12 am

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Post  Glorfindel on 3/23/2014, 11:45 am

^Amazon.co.uk has the release date of the audiobook of TLoS3 also set on July 8th.  neutre 


Wow, to see all that hard work printed and nicely in a stack of papers.....Chris must feel so accomplished.  wub

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Post  fantastica on 3/23/2014, 3:00 pm

guess he's ready to narrate them.  neutre 
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Post  bayth on 3/29/2014, 6:38 pm

He's recording the audio book today:

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Post  Glorfindel on 4/5/2014, 11:37 pm



Start preparing your lama/TLoS/Brian gifts and ask a day off from work in July, folks.  bounce

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Post  ColferInspired on 4/6/2014, 1:32 am

This is wonderful news.  bounce
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Post  ColferInspired on 5/19/2014, 8:49 am

Just thought I would put this here as well as this relates to this book as well.


Writers Feel an Amazon-Hachette Spat - NYTimes.com

The world’s biggest bookstore is a bit smaller these days.
Amazon’s secret campaign to discourage customers from buying books by Hachette, one of the big New York publishers, burst into the open on Friday.
The uneasy relationship between the retailer and the writing community, which needs Amazon but fears its power, immediately soured as authors took to Twitter to denounce what they saw as bullying.
Among Amazon’s tactics against Hachette, some of which it has been employing for months, are charging more for its books and suggesting that readers might enjoy instead a book from another author. If customers for some reason persist and buy a Hachette book anyway, Amazon is saying it will take weeks to deliver it.
The scorched-earth tactics arose out of failed contract negotiations. Amazon was seeking better terms, Hachette was balking, so Amazon began cutting it off. Writers from Malcolm Gladwell to J. D. Salinger are affected, although some Hachette authors were unscathed.
On both sides, the stakes are high. Amazon controls about a third of the book business, which means big publishers cannot live without it. But Amazon risks alienating readers as well as authors, and undermining its carefully wrought image as the consumer’s friend.
“What we are seeing is a classic case of muscle-flexing,” said Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, an e-book discovery site. “Kind of like Vladimir Putin mobilizing his troops along the Ukrainian border.”
As accusations flew, the two antagonists kept a low profile. Hachette stressed it was shipping orders promptly and yet Amazon was still showing the books as being unavailable. Amazon, as usual, declined to say anything at all.
[url=http://The scorched-earth tactics arose out of failed contract negotiations. Amazon was seeking better terms, Hachette was balking, so Amazon began cutting it off. Writers from Malcolm Gladwell to J. D. Salinger are affected, although some Hachette authors were unscathed. On both sides, the stakes are high. Amazon controls about a third of the book business, which means big publishers cannot live without it. But Amazon risks alienating readers as well as authors, and undermining its carefully wrought image as the consumer%E2%80%99s friend. %E2%80%9CWhat we are seeing is a classic case of muscle-flexing,%E2%80%9D said Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, an e-book discovery site. %E2%80%9CKind of like Vladimir Putin mobilizing his troops along the Ukrainian border.%E2%80%9D As accusations flew, the two antagonists kept a low profile. Hachette stressed it was shipping orders promptly and yet Amazon was still showing the books as being unavailable. Amazon, as usual, declined to say anything at all.]Read more at nytimes.com[/url]

Very important to note, Chris’ books are through Hachette. And on a quick search, Grimm Warning is going for $18 at amazon and $11.80 at Barnes. TLOS2 will ship in 1-3 weeks from amazon, and immediately from Barnes.
Might I suggest, not buying his book from Amazon this summer?dontbefanci.tumblr
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Post  Kurt addict on 5/19/2014, 2:09 pm

ColferInspired wrote:Just thought I would put this here as well as this relates to this book as well.


Writers Feel an Amazon-Hachette Spat - NYTimes.com

The world’s biggest bookstore is a bit smaller these days.
Amazon’s secret campaign to discourage customers from buying books by Hachette, one of the big New York publishers, burst into the open on Friday.
The uneasy relationship between the retailer and the writing community, which needs Amazon but fears its power, immediately soured as authors took to Twitter to denounce what they saw as bullying.
Among Amazon’s tactics against Hachette, some of which it has been employing for months, are charging more for its books and suggesting that readers might enjoy instead a book from another author. If customers for some reason persist and buy a Hachette book anyway, Amazon is saying it will take weeks to deliver it.
The scorched-earth tactics arose out of failed contract negotiations. Amazon was seeking better terms, Hachette was balking, so Amazon began cutting it off. Writers from Malcolm Gladwell to J. D. Salinger are affected, although some Hachette authors were unscathed.
On both sides, the stakes are high. Amazon controls about a third of the book business, which means big publishers cannot live without it. But Amazon risks alienating readers as well as authors, and undermining its carefully wrought image as the consumer’s friend.
“What we are seeing is a classic case of muscle-flexing,” said Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, an e-book discovery site. “Kind of like Vladimir Putin mobilizing his troops along the Ukrainian border.”
As accusations flew, the two antagonists kept a low profile. Hachette stressed it was shipping orders promptly and yet Amazon was still showing the books as being unavailable. Amazon, as usual, declined to say anything at all.
[url=http://The scorched-earth tactics arose out of failed contract negotiations. Amazon was seeking better terms, Hachette was balking, so Amazon began cutting it off. Writers from Malcolm Gladwell to J. D. Salinger are affected, although some Hachette authors were unscathed. On both sides, the stakes are high. Amazon controls about a third of the book business, which means big publishers cannot live without it. But Amazon risks alienating readers as well as authors, and undermining its carefully wrought image as the consumer%E2%80%99s friend. %E2%80%9CWhat we are seeing is a classic case of muscle-flexing,%E2%80%9D said Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, an e-book discovery site. %E2%80%9CKind of like Vladimir Putin mobilizing his troops along the Ukrainian border.%E2%80%9D As accusations flew, the two antagonists kept a low profile. Hachette stressed it was shipping orders promptly and yet Amazon was still showing the books as being unavailable. Amazon, as usual, declined to say anything at all.]Read more at nytimes.com[/url]

Very important to note, Chris’ books are through Hachette. And on a quick search, Grimm Warning is going for $18 at amazon and $11.80 at Barnes. TLOS2 will ship in 1-3 weeks from amazon, and immediately from Barnes.
Might I suggest, not buying his book from Amazon this summer?dontbefanci.tumblr

I ordered the book in march from Amazon didn't think anymore about it, but after reading this comment I went online to check and they are giving a delivery date of the 1st August ! So I've cancelled and gone else where, I had ordered two books from them as gifts but if they are not going to pay fair then they have lost a sale. I have ordered a signed copy from Barnes and noble and I would have got that quicker! America to England

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Post  fantastica on 5/19/2014, 5:38 pm

ColferInspired wrote:Just thought I would put this here as well as this relates to this book as well.


Writers Feel an Amazon-Hachette Spat - NYTimes.com

The world’s biggest bookstore is a bit smaller these days.
...  [/url]

Very important to note, Chris’ books are through Hachette. And on a quick search, Grimm Warning is going for $18 at amazon and $11.80 at Barnes. TLOS2 will ship in 1-3 weeks from amazon, and immediately from Barnes.
Might I suggest, not buying his book from Amazon this summer?dontbefanci.tumblr

thank you so much for posting this. amazon using its market power to bully suppliers - sounds like a typical Anti-Trust case? well, hopefully it gets sued for all these nasty behaviors. I would love to NOT buy anything from it if possible, so thank you for letting me know that BnN has a much better deal. Love to give my money to a competitor.

shame on you greedy amazon!
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Post  fantastica on 5/19/2014, 5:44 pm

^ btw the $11 Barns & Noble version is SIGNED so preorder today before the supply runs out!
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Post  Georgette888 on 5/19/2014, 6:02 pm



That is St. Louis County Library.
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Post  Buenos on 5/19/2014, 6:49 pm

Book tour dates!!


The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning Book Tour
This July, come meet Chris Colfer and celebrate the release of The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning. See dates and locations below where Chris will be signing copies of his best-selling series.
July 8: 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble, Union Square
New York, NY

July 9: 6:00pm
Watchung Booksellers
Montclair, NJ

July 10: 4:00pm
Barnes & Noble 
Burlington, MA 

July 11: 7:00pm 
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL

July 12: 12:00noon
Barnes & Noble
Skokie, IL

July 13: 11:00am
Books & Books
Coral Gables, FL 

July 13: 7:00pm 
Little Shop of Stories 
Decatur, GA

July 14
Washington, DC
details to come 

July 15: 7:00pm
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis, MO

July 16: 7:00pm
Red Balloon Bookshop
St. Paul, MN

July 17: 4:00pm 
Powell’s, Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR

July 19: 2:00pm
Barnes & Noble, The Grove
Los Angeles, CA
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Post  Jellyrolls on 5/19/2014, 7:09 pm

Hoping to make it to the Burlington, MA stop.

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Post  Georgette888 on 5/19/2014, 7:11 pm

Some states he hasn't been before, aren't there? He definitely hasn't been to Georgia, for example. :-)
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Post  bayth on 5/19/2014, 7:50 pm

panik As posted in the other thread.  AAAAAAAAUUUUUUGGHHHHH!  He's coming to Beaverton, Oregon.  About 4 miles from my house.  OMG!  I can't believe it.   panik wub The city is SW of Portland.
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Post  Glorfindel on 5/23/2014, 8:49 pm

(Double posting in the TLoS main thread.)

The war between Amazon and Hachette continues: 

Amazon Tensions With Book Publisher Boil Over

Growing tensions in the book publishing industry have led Amazon to block pre-orders from Hachette, the publisher home to popular writers such as Malcolm Gladwell and James Patterson.
The move by Amazon is the culmination of an ongoing contract dispute between the two, with Hachette believed to be taking a stand against Amazon demands for better terms. Numerous upcoming books from the publisher are now listed as "currently unavailable" on Amazon, the New York Times found.

Amazon has come under pressure recently to generate greater profits from its massive revenue stream. One way to do this is to push companies that sell products on its platform to offer a greater share of the money generated from e-books. This puts publishers in a difficult position of relying on Amazon for sales while trying to negotiate revenue sharing.
The blocked titles include preorders for J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel The Silkworm, written under the pen name of Robert Galbraith, which is set to be released on June 24 in the United States.

In some cases, prices have risen dramatically, with the audio version of the upcoming book from Anne Rivers Siddons, The Girls of August, now costing $62.99 on preorder. The hardcover and e-book are not available.
Authors took to social media to encourage customers to go through Barnes & Noble or independent booksellers.


Amazon had been using various tactics to make Hachette offerings less appealing, removing discounts and allowing for shipping delays. The moves have drawn varied criticism as well as concern over the power that the company wields over publishers.

(more at the source)
The audiobook of TLoS is now priced at £50.50 ($85,00 USD / EUR56.53)   schockeed   at Amazon.co.uk.

This is f*cking ridiculous.  :angry:


The audiobook only costs:
- $16.87 at barnesandnoble.com (USA)
- £15.98 at waterstones.com (England)
- EUR19.49 at bol.com (The Netherlands)
- EUR21.69 at ebook.de (Deutschland)

So I strongely suggest people who haven't ordered TLoS3 yet to do so anywhere else but at Amazon.

-ETA-
People are saying that the hardcover book of TLoS is "currently unavailable" on Amazon now. But you can still pre-order the book at the same online stores as listed above, or simply at your local bookstore.

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Post  Kurt addict on 5/24/2014, 2:19 am

I've already cancelled my order at amazon and gone elsewhere, my pre ordered book tlos3 released on the 8th July would not be delivered until the 1st of August at the earliest, which is ridiculous, I remember pre ordering Harry potter and I had it the day before the release date, so it's just tactics and dirty ones at that!


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Post  ColferInspired on 5/24/2014, 3:22 am



A Grimm Warning is currently no. 1 Barnes & Noble bestseller at Kids section.
and no. 7 overall

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Post  Glorfindel on 5/24/2014, 12:35 pm

^That's great!  hola  hola 


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Post  Glorfindel on 5/24/2014, 3:29 pm

It's at #3 now in the overall category at B&N.  neutre

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Post  Kurt addict on 5/24/2014, 3:42 pm

I don't understand why Amazon don't realise the damage they are doing to their reputation with these ridiculous tactics, I have cancelled book orders with them and I am sure a lot if other people have, when you pre order something you expect a fast delivery not a delayed delivery when you can go and get it in your local shop on the release date, I'm pretty sure they will lose a lot of money with this stupid game they are playing and it will make me consider any other purchases!

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Post  Glorfindel on 5/24/2014, 4:36 pm

^I think Amazon is counting on Hachette losing more money than them in this conflict.

Both parties lose money because of Amazon's sabotage: Amazon because people cancel their orders and order their books somewhere else. And Hachette because less people will buy their books as they are more difficult to obtain them, or because costumers think they're sold out ("currently unavailable") or are too expensive (like TLoS3' audiobook).

But Amazon is a much bigger company with more financial security and reserves than Hachette, so they play the tactic of wearing their enemy out untill Hachette (might) have to give in.


What would really be damaging for Amazon is if the public opinion completely turns against them, but this would mean more and nationwide (even international) coverage of what's going on, and so far I haven't seen that (tumblr is a start but it's only a limited community).

Maybe Hachette could put out adds in which they explain the situation and ask people to order their books from other stores than Amazon, so their book sales don't suffer too much, but they might not have the money for it and it might even be illegal to actively advertise against another company.


BTW: another online bookstore in the US is booksamillion.  fanny2

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Post  Kurt addict on 5/24/2014, 5:16 pm

I am lucky I have lots of options to purchase books I used amazon cause they where competitive and convenient but I don't have to rely on them U.K. Has an array of stores I can purchase books from as well as online services, in the scheme of things my refusal to play their game won't make a lot of difference to amazons revenue but word of mouth. Can go very far, I had ordered three tlos3 and one from Barnes and Nobel ( signed one for me  blushh 

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