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*dramatic flounce of annoyance* - Walking on the Edge
I don't really have a plan...
*dramatic flounce of annoyance*
I went to B&N tonight to pick up Nation, and also because the nice floor manager said I could put out some flyers for the NADWCon and also bookmarks in the books. At first (when I called) it seemed like Nation wouldn't be on the floor until tomorrow, despite the Sept. 30th release date, but then we spotted them - a whole TWELVE of them - in one of those box-displays (you know, 4 rows of 3 with a sign on top that's the book cover). So I went ahead and put bookmarks in 11 (and bought the last) and left the other ones on the info desk counter, which was all they were allowed to let me do. So that was all fine and dandy, although I was surprised to see so few copies. The manager said that ordering more would depend on how well it did, and also something like, "Well, because it's a YA book..." So I guess they don't order as many for those? I dunno. Of course with Terry, "YA book" doesn't really mean as much, but the floor manager wasn't to know that.

Anyway, the FLOUNCE OF ANNOYANCE comes in here: on the way out, I noticed that 1) the 3rd book in that worthless dragon cycle thing by Christopher Paolini had it's own table right near the front; and 2) RIGHT next to the door was a table with hardcover editions of all of the Stephenie Meyer books.

...and Nation is relegated to a 12-book box display along the wall of the escalator.

Barnes & Noble, UR DOIN' IT WRONG.


OK, I realize it's not all B&N's doing, but still. Why? WHYYYYYYY do two crappy book cycles get their own fancy tables near the front door, and the newest book by a man who's the top-selling adult fiction author in the UK and who's sold over 60 million books (I believe is the last known figure) relegated to a little box display?

It just ain't right.

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Trixie feels: annoyed *flounce*

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poinsley From: poinsley Date: October 1st, 2008 12:01 am (UTC) (current file)
I saw that Eragon "movie" a few years ago. In the evening! So that was 2 hours and $9 I'll never get back. My friend wanted to see it. I didn't let her pick the next movie.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 1st, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (current file)
I can't believe some things actually get published. *sigh*

Yeah, I heard the movie was terrible. Heh.
addygryff From: addygryff Date: October 1st, 2008 12:28 am (UTC) (current file)
What's the world coming to? D;
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 1st, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC) (current file)
lesbiassparrow From: lesbiassparrow Date: October 1st, 2008 03:19 am (UTC) (current file)
Sadly the horrid Eragon people probably are willing to stump up the money to push their crap (probably have to) and Pratchett's publisher relies on people wanting his books. A bit odd, still, that they didn't have a big display.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 1st, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, I know it's the publishers that go for the tables or whatnot, but I still just think by now, Pratchett should always have a big display when launched. Heh.
bitter_sweet05 From: bitter_sweet05 Date: October 1st, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC) (current file)
The world doesn't work the way it should... Sadly, they go by what's popular with the tweens over what's really good... >_< Hooray catering. It means massive failure for intellect.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 1st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC) (current file)

Well, we'll show them by...only buying the good books! Viva la revolution!!
virginia_belle From: virginia_belle Date: October 1st, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (current file)
Wha? That's so fraustrating. If it makes you feel any better, Pratchett got treated better by Borders down here.

I so do not get the Eragon phenomenon. I tried to read one of the books while killing time during the HP7 release party, and it just didn't do much for me. I'd love to have someone who likes these books explain the draw, though.

bitter_sweet05 From: bitter_sweet05 Date: October 1st, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC) (current file)
Apparently, since we've seen the last of the Potter books, my family saw fit to buy me the first two Eragon books... they're still on the shelf, spines perfectly intact, untouched. I can't get into them... my friend was crazy obsessed, I couldn't understand it... although, truth be told, she's quite insane, so... that could be it. lol
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 1st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC) (current file)
Next they'll be buying you Twilight!
bitter_sweet05 From: bitter_sweet05 Date: October 2nd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC) (current file)
LOL actually, my friends already made me read Twilight. ;) That last book... was torture. The only character out of the books that I actually liked was the werewolf, and he got treated like shit. But I finished it! And I survived! And... I get to be part of the "in-crowd"! Hooray. *goes off to kill self*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 2nd, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hee! I'm still *planning* to do it at some point. ...Maybe.

Just to witness the awfulness first-hand.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 1st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC) (current file)

Yeah, I don't know - I guess "it takes all kinds to make a world," eh?
nixve From: nixve Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (current file)
Christopher Paolini and Stephenie Meyer just make me want to cry. guh, why can't anyone see that their writing is crap!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: October 2nd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC) (current file)
Well, some people can. BUT NOT ENOUGH!! :)
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