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Re: HBO's Game of Thrones (Partial SPOILERS)

Postby Robspierre » 07 Jul 2011 23:31

A Dance With Dragons hardcover has just gone back for it's 6th printing five days before release.....

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Postby Ampoliros » 08 Jul 2011 00:22

I have mine on pre-order. now that you mention that I'm going to check the copies we get in to see what printings we got
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Postby Serkanner » 08 Jul 2011 04:31

I have started the third volume yesterday and I am completly sucked into it already.
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Re: HBO's Game of Thrones (Partial SPOILERS)

Postby SadisticCynic » 08 Jul 2011 07:57

So, the Hardcover is coming out soon; am I goning to have to wait a year to get the paperback? :(
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SadisticCynic wrote:So, the Hardcover is coming out soon; am I goning to have to wait a year to get the paperback? :(


I surely hope not because I know I can not wait a year ... I will buy the HC if necessary, but I rather don't.
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Re: HBO's Game of Thrones (Partial SPOILERS)

Postby JustSomeGuy » 08 Jul 2011 12:23

Robspierre wrote:A Dance With Dragons hardcover has just gone back for it's 6th printing five days before release.....

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I'm guessing it's unusual for a book to get six printings before it's release date. Is it? How often does something like that happen?
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Postby Omphalos » 08 Jul 2011 13:29

JustSomeGuy wrote:
Robspierre wrote:A Dance With Dragons hardcover has just gone back for it's 6th printing five days before release.....

Rob


I'm guessing it's unusual for a book to get six printings before it's release date. Is it? How often does something like that happen?


Think Stephen King in the 80's. That means that vendors are pre selling the living shit out of this one. For the sixth book of a highly popular series, Id be surprised if the initial run were less than the hundreds of thousands.

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Postby Mandy » 08 Jul 2011 14:05

You guys have probably seen this one already



But maybe not this one... pretty awesome, imo.

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Postby Mandy » 08 Jul 2011 14:27

OH also, Gwendoline Christie has been cast as Brienne. http://grrm.livejournal.com/227044.html
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Postby Serkanner » 08 Jul 2011 15:58

Mandy wrote:OH also, Gwendoline Christie has been cast as Brienne. http://grrm.livejournal.com/227044.html


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Postby SadisticCynic » 08 Jul 2011 16:44

Serkanner wrote:
SadisticCynic wrote:So, the Hardcover is coming out soon; am I goning to have to wait a year to get the paperback? :(


I surely hope not because I know I can not wait a year ... I will buy the HC if necessary, but I rather don't.


Look at the release dates at Amazon.co.uk: linky :(
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Postby Ampoliros » 08 Jul 2011 17:19

Too hot to be Brianne. Size is right though.

We got our copies of Dance of Dragons in today. The Receiving manager choose to mock me with that info. Technically we aren't supposed to open the boxes until Tues. morning and we can't sell them before that date.

Technically, I know where the tape guns are and the receiving manager is off tomorrow...
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Postby Robspierre » 08 Jul 2011 18:49

Amazon.de (Germany) screwed up and an employee shipped around 180 copies early. Publisher and GRRM not happy.

Speculation is the hardcover has now around 500,000 copies printed. The first volume has sold over 1 million copies in PB so there is the potential to move close to 1 million copies in HC.

The MMPB of Game of Thrones hit #1 on the MMPB best selling lists, first time that title has hit #1.

The Hastings Books, Music, Video chain is having chain wide midnight release parties for A Dance With Dragons.

I'm going ot hit Bubonicon this year at the end of August and get my extra set of HC's signed by GRRM.

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Postby Mandy » 08 Jul 2011 19:43

Tor has a good "where Everybody is" thing for anyone who hasn't had the chance to read the series over again http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/07/where- ... ons-begins


Also, if you'd like to read a list of the POV chapters you can do that here http://pastebin.com/ZCaThQUr
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Postby Spicelon » 08 Jul 2011 22:42

Mandy wrote:Tor has a good "where Everybody is" thing for anyone who hasn't had the chance to read the series over again http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/07/where- ... ons-begins


Also, if you'd like to read a list of the POV chapters you can do that here http://pastebin.com/ZCaThQUr


I have a spreadsheet somewhere that listed all the POV chapters by book and by total. Been a long time since I've seen it though.

And thanks for the Tor link, that is exactly what I need!
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Postby Serkanner » 09 Jul 2011 04:22

SadisticCynic wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
SadisticCynic wrote:So, the Hardcover is coming out soon; am I goning to have to wait a year to get the paperback? :(


I surely hope not because I know I can not wait a year ... I will buy the HC if necessary, but I rather don't.


Look at the release dates at Amazon.co.uk: linky :(


Ouch ... a hard cover it will have to be I suppose.
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Postby Mandy » 10 Jul 2011 19:47

I finally ordered A Dance with Dragons today.. squeee :)
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Postby Tleszer » 10 Jul 2011 20:04

I'm still not sure if I'll go to the signing on 7/14. I can't seem to reschedule my eye exam. :cry:
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Postby Spicelon » 11 Jul 2011 10:24

My pre-order of ADwD from Amazon shipped yesterday. Yay me!!
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Postby Ampoliros » 11 Jul 2011 11:28

I work a half-day tomorrow and then I'm on vacation. Perfect timing!

oh and an employee discount certainly helps against the frikkin 35.00 HC cost.
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Postby Mandy » 29 Jul 2011 15:04



Spoilers for season 1 only.
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Re: HBO's Game of Thrones (Partial SPOILERS)

Postby SadisticCynic » 29 Jul 2011 17:12

I wonder how silly Dany (the actress, I mean) feels sitting there naked and muddy pretending to have dragons on her shoulder. :)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 31 Jul 2011 15:39

SadisticCynic wrote:I wonder how silly Dany (the actress, I mean) feels sitting there naked and muddy pretending to have dragons on her shoulder. :)


Not quite as silly as sitting there naked pretending to have on suckling her I'd guess? :D
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