Lois McMaster Bujold
lbujold at myinfmail.com
Tue Jan 27 19:03:54 GMT 2009
Mary Piero Carey mcarey at starklibrary.org
Tue Jan 27 16:59:32 GMT 2009
Argh! Double Argh!! My copy has not come in at Borders! The sweet lady
I talked to has NO IDEA where they are, as her system shows no copies
ANYWHERE at any Borders. "Well, the publisher must have moved it back"
she says. "No, I don't think so," says I. "I know of people who have
their copy, when does it show as arriving?" "There is no arrival date
showing" she says.
<Wailing & Gnashing of Teeth!>
I don't want to be snowed in tomorrow without the book!
Mary Piero Carey
*** Where computer systems prove confused or uncooperative you can
always try asking them to search by ISBN. For Horizon it's
Of course, she broods, it's also possible that Borders as a chain didn't
order the book at all... I second the Argh!, with a few extra
Lesson: pre-order, early and often.
Btw, I stopped in at Uncle Hugo's here in Minneapolis this morning to
sign some stock for them, to supply them till I get back on Feb. 7th for
the in-store signing. *They* have a hundred copies. So if folks want
to mail order from there, you could get a signed copy.
Hugo's, alas, does not represent the world at large. Don the owner was
telling me that although the Steph. Meyer thing sold half a million
hardcovers last year, Hugo's only accounted for two of those sales. We
all live in the long tail, I guess. (Which at least is getting better
served these days, I must note.)
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