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Fun at the bookstore

Postby TheDukester » 15 Jul 2009 16:30

So I just got back from my local B&N, where I saw this under "Herbert":

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And — whoops! — it looks like I might have mis-filed some stuff or something. This is how it looked when I left. I guess something must have happened ... I must be really bad at re-shelving stuff. Sorry about that, Keith.

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Jul 2009 17:17

:lol: Nice work.

I was thinking of printing out a huge stack of cards to stick inside the covers of the new books, nothing too offensive, just recommending that people start with DUNE.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby GamePlayer » 15 Jul 2009 17:43

That's hilarious. Book store terrorism is on the loose! Blame those awful talifans :wink: :P
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 15 Jul 2009 18:39

Yeah, all five of me. :roll:

:D

Nice Internet Prove™, Dukester! ("Pix or it didn't happen!") :banana-ninja:

Oh. But since you didn't also provide one of the store exterior, indicating location and that it REALLY WAS A STORE, the Talifan Population PooPooers® ("There are only five!") will claim I set up the shot in the uni library. (We have some wooden shelves and the ceiling design IS fairly close. :? )

Oh well, better luck next time. :(

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Rakis » 15 Jul 2009 21:42

Very nice, Dukester... :)
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Postby Freakzilla » 15 Jul 2009 23:47

Outstanding. :)
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Schu » 15 Jul 2009 23:47

:D

I'd kinda like to get "Mc" stickers, to put front of the massive words of Dune on Mcdune books, with maybe another one for underneath saying "mmmm mmm mmm mm it's hack time!"

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Postby TheDukester » 16 Jul 2009 00:31

SandChigger wrote:Oh. But since you didn't also provide one of the store exterior, indicating location and that it REALLY WAS A STORE, the Talifan Population PooPooers® ("There are only five!") will claim I set up the shot in the uni library. (We have some wooden shelves and the ceiling design IS fairly close. :? )

What's funny is that even my iPhone — which is about the most crap-tastic picture-taking device known to man — is helpful enough to record all kinds of information every time the shutter closes:

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(That's actually dead-on, too ... that little pin is right where the store is ... spooky)

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Memo to Kevin: on your next "15-mile hike" (uh-huh; whatever), take one shot before setting out. Take another upon finishing. Post images of the tags for both. In theory, the little pins will be about 15 miles apart and the time-stamp will reflect however long it takes for a pudgy blowhard to travel that far. It's easy; I just did it when I covered up your books ... uh, wait ... I mean when some local punks covered up your books and I just happened to be there taking pictures. Yeah, that's it.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 16 Jul 2009 04:52

:lol:

My apologies for doubting you and your iPhone.

He probably doesn't have one of those yet. Or that will be his excuse. ;)

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Postby SadisticCynic » 16 Jul 2009 09:03

TheDukester wrote:(That's actually dead-on, too ... that little pin is right where the store is ... spooky)


Now check if there's a (giant) pin through the roof of the store, then it'll be creepy!
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Apjak » 16 Jul 2009 12:03

I would have just accidentally filed them in Young Adult and not under Herbert behind some other author's Endcap if I was going to be a bookstore terrorist at the 91st and Metcalf Border's in Overland Park KS this afternoon.
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Postby Freakzilla » 16 Jul 2009 12:07

I think they should be filed under A for Anderson. Shouldn't dual authors be listed alphabetically? :wink:
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Ampoliros » 16 Jul 2009 12:11

being familiar with bookstores, I can tell you the picture was taken in a Barnes & Nobles. Since Brian Herbert's name comes first on the books it will still be under Herbert, but as you can see in the first picture the books were shelved incorrectly, having KJA's books in between Frank's. At our store I make sure the Bh/KJA books are shelved first, followed by Franks series.

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to have a 'Staff DOES NOT Recommend' display.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby TheDukester » 16 Jul 2009 12:21

Apjak wrote:I would have just accidentally filed them in Young Adult and not under Herbert behind some other author's Endcap if I was going to be a bookstore terrorist at the 91st and Metcalf Border's in Overland Park KS this afternoon.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes, if ... if you were going to do that this afternoon.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Hunchback Jack » 16 Jul 2009 16:11

Great work Dukester (and cool iPhone trick; must remember that one).

You may have just inspired me.

Edted to add: hey, what did you use to look at the GPS info from the photo?

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby DuneFishUK » 16 Jul 2009 16:14

Excellent work :)

My local shop doesn't usually have enough FH books to do that :(

(I guess that means they sell better than nu dune :P )

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Postby TheDukester » 16 Jul 2009 18:12

Hunchback Jack wrote:Edted to add: hey, what did you use to look at the GPS info from the photo?

iPhoto. And then I just took a screenshot and cropped it to fit on a messageboard.
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Rakis » 16 Jul 2009 22:55

SadisticCynic wrote:
TheDukester wrote:(That's actually dead-on, too ... that little pin is right where the store is ... spooky)


Now check if there's a (giant) pin through the roof of the store, then it'll be creepy!


:lol:

Freakzilla wrote:I think they should be filed under A for Anderson. Shouldn't dual authors be listed alphabetically? :wink:


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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Ampoliros » 17 Jul 2009 11:59

technically they should be filed under "Shit We Wont Have In The Store 3 Years From Now."
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandRider » 17 Jul 2009 15:53

Freakzilla wrote:I think they should be filed under A for Anderson. Shouldn't dual authors be listed alphabetically? :wink:


i've had a number of drunken arguments w/ kids
in bookstores about that.

if Kinky's elected guvner next year, I'll get that done.

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 17 Jul 2009 20:39

File 'em under Anderson and no one will ever find them. :lol:

The true value of the Herbert name.

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 17 Jul 2009 20:45

Speaking of bookstores: http://www.bookrevue.com/dune.html

DUNE GIVE-AWAY!

The first 50 people to buy their copy of The Winds of Dune at Book Revue will receive an awesome Dune slingsack back pack!

AWESOME!

(WTF's a slingsack back pack? :? )

DUNE!!!
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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Hunchback Jack » 17 Jul 2009 23:12

I think it's a misprint - it should be sligsack. A back pack made from a slig's scrotum.

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby SandChigger » 18 Jul 2009 00:21

Oh dear, still in a mood, huh? :lol:

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Re: Fun at the bookstore

Postby Hunchback Jack » 18 Jul 2009 00:23

Getting over some jet-lag. No ill effects, but it makes me extremely intolerant of KJA blurbs. :)

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