Sunday, May 7th, 2017 10:08 am
marthawells: (Reading)
[personal profile] marthawells
Went to Murder by the Book yesterday to sign the preordered copies of The Murderbot Diaries. (this was a preorder signing thing arranged by the publisher.) I found out they had ordered 20 copies and only gotten the books in Saturday morning. When their order hadn't arrived, they called the publisher and found out the book was sold out and someone else had gotten their order. So the publicist went around to the offices at the publisher and collected enough copies to fill the order to get it to them on time. Also, it looks like Barnes & Noble and Powell's sold out their orders.

(This sounds really good but I'm cautiously optimistic. I've been doing this for about 23-24 years, and there have been a lot of time when you get told things like this and it really doesn't amount to much in the end.)

Anyway, then we went to get Indian food for lunch and it was delicious.

Date: Sunday, 7 May 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: The Eighth Doctor rubbing his chin contemplatively. Text: "This calls for cake" (DW: Calls for Cake)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I'm used to comics where sold out is bad because it just means they didn't print enough because they thought it would do poorly, but hopefully it's better for books. Still seem to have decent e-sales, and almost all the buzz I've seen is very positive (commenters over at 770 like it, for example).

Date: Sunday, 7 May 2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
stardreamer: Meez headshot (Default)
From: [personal profile] stardreamer
One of those copies at MBTB was for me! I haven't started it yet because there's a library book I need to finish first, but it's next up after that.

See you at ComicPalooza!

Date: Sunday, 7 May 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
okrablossom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] okrablossom
I am going to jump up and down and cheer and be all-out optimistic for you! :)

Date: Sunday, 7 May 2017 08:56 pm (UTC)
anne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anne
I've been seeing so many 😍 comments, all over the place! You hit it out of the park.

Date: Sunday, 7 May 2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
jamethiel: A woman sits in front of a bookshelf, hiding the lower half of her face with an open book (Reading)
From: [personal profile] jamethiel
Well, I bought it the other day (ecopy), devoured it, and immediately recced it to my friends and I know at least four of them have bought/read it. I hope it's a huge success!

Date: Monday, 8 May 2017 04:24 am (UTC)
esteefee: (cyborg)
From: [personal profile] esteefee
Well, then I will be not-so-cautiously optimistic on your behalf because I devoured it and am on my second reading and have been reccing it all over the place. I hope the publisher has to work overtime on reprints. :D

Date: Monday, 8 May 2017 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bravolimapoppa3
Well, I hope it will be good, not just sound good.

BTW, hope to see you at MBTB in July (Mother's Day trumps a con - mixed marriage of geek and non-geek).

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