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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #810 on: June 25, 2016, 10:31:20 AM »
I think they're lovely, but I still prefer the ones I've read.

These almost seem like fantasy covers for people who don't read fantasy, no?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #811 on: June 25, 2016, 10:32:21 AM »
I think they're lovely, but I still prefer the ones I've read.

These almost seem like fantasy covers for people who don't read fantasy, no?
Hmm idk, the Sanderson one is pretty nice, and Scott Lynch has so many good covers already its hard to compete, but that's a nice one too.


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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #812 on: June 25, 2016, 11:14:07 AM »
I think they're lovely, but I still prefer the ones I've read.

These almost seem like fantasy covers for people who don't read fantasy, no?
Hmm idk, the Sanderson one is pretty nice, and Scott Lynch has so many good covers already its hard to compete, but that's a nice one too.

They're nice. Which for me is damning with faint praise. My main problem is that they are completely generic. I wonder if the artist ever read the books or even new anything beyond the title.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #813 on: June 25, 2016, 09:54:14 PM »
The Lies of Locke Lamora one is lovely.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #814 on: June 26, 2016, 01:55:46 AM »
10th Anniversary Hardback Editions from Gollancz of The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Blade Itself, The Final Empire and The Stormcaller.




http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/06/cover-reveal-the-10th-anniversary-editions/
Can't beat the original UK covers for Abercrombie, and I'm not keen on the Lies one, but then again my favourite Lies cover is the US mmpb, which everyone else hates. However mine is signed by the author, so it now doesn't get read. I had to buy a new copy to read.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #815 on: June 26, 2016, 08:26:42 AM »
my favourite Lies cover is the US mmpb, which everyone else hates. However mine is signed by the author, so it now doesn't get read. I had to buy a new copy to read.
You don't read your signed books?? Why? Do you destroy books by reading? ;D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #816 on: June 26, 2016, 08:44:33 AM »
my favourite Lies cover is the US mmpb, which everyone else hates. However mine is signed by the author, so it now doesn't get read. I had to buy a new copy to read.
You don't read your signed books?? Why? Do you destroy books by reading? ;D
I read most of them, but that one is an mmpb copy that has been read 16 times and travelled from Australia to Europe, back to Australia and then to England and back again. It has a personalisation by Scott that I couldn't get anywhere else because it references a conversation at Worldcon 2014 and the last time I read it, the book showed the signs of wear and tear. It's best that I have a separate copy for reading and throwing in my bag to read at work and take around with me (I never go anywhere without a book to read). I take pretty good care of my books overall. I loaned one to a friend once and he asked me if I'd actually read it because it was in such good condition.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #817 on: June 30, 2016, 11:04:06 AM »
my favourite Lies cover is the US mmpb, which everyone else hates. However mine is signed by the author, so it now doesn't get read. I had to buy a new copy to read.
You don't read your signed books?? Why? Do you destroy books by reading? ;D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #818 on: July 01, 2016, 06:28:49 PM »
For all the Shakespeare fans out there who wants to know how he would cope with Cthulhu

Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #819 on: July 01, 2016, 06:41:48 PM »
For all the Shakespeare fans out there who wants to know how he would cope with Cthulhu

Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu

https://www.moorereppion.com/shakespeare-vs-cthulhu-pre-order/

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #820 on: July 01, 2016, 07:33:01 PM »
For all the Shakespeare fans out there who wants to know how he would cope with Cthulhu

Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu

https://www.moorereppion.com/shakespeare-vs-cthulhu-pre-order/

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #821 on: July 12, 2016, 01:59:12 PM »
For those that don't journey down to the lower portion of the forum, the Favorite Antagonist Book Battle is now live.  We have 32 antagonists participating in this battle and the first eight matchups are up.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/fantasy-faction-book-battles-favorite-antagonist-bracket-discussion/

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #822 on: July 24, 2016, 07:06:29 AM »
You know the kindle/ebooks deals, where for a day or so certain titles are really cheap?
Why can't they do the same for paperbacks?
Amazon and Waterstone's would advertise a book at £2/3 on that day, for example.
Doesn't it work because of delivery charges?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #823 on: July 24, 2016, 09:06:41 AM »
You know the kindle/ebooks deals, where for a day or so certain titles are really cheap?
Why can't they do the same for paperbacks?
Amazon and Waterstone's would advertise a book at £2/3 on that day, for example.
Doesn't it work because of delivery charges?

I think because effectively e-books cost nothing to produce. They are just data. (I know there are some expenses like royalties etc) but effectively a publisher won't make much of a loss selling them for 99p for a day or month whilst they would with physical books. Also Waterstones are not competing on price, they simply can't do it. If you want cheap paperbacks you go shopping in a supermarket or an online seller like book people or amazon. When you shop in Waterstones, you shop there for the experience. Knowledgeable staff that recommend books, a coffeee while you browse etc. @Nestat will be able to tell you more.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #824 on: July 24, 2016, 09:42:45 AM »
Yeah, you do have a point.
I do try to support the actual physical Waterstone's shop as much as possible, that's why even when I buy online I always use the 'click and collect' because that shows up as the shop's sales and not online (and I get the stamp ;D).
They usually match Amazon prices too, although lately it seems that both places aren't doing as many discounts as before.

(and 'cheap physical book places' never have much fantasy anyway hehe)
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