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Postby Nekhrun » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:10 pm

I just wanted to remind people that Amazon has message threads as well. Keep the OH missionaria alive across the net and give your opinions of the new Dune. I just wrote my review for Hunters. In my hatred of Sandworms I completely forgot about it. Chig remains fairly vigilant over there.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:12 pm

I forgot about this too. What a fun playground that can be, too!
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:03 pm

There hasn't been much activity on the Dune pages I check (Sandworms and The Science of Dune [no reviews yet], Hunters only rarely), so I've been branching out into Kevin's other book pages, along with hassling IDiots on the science-vs-Jayzussssssah discussions. ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:11 pm

Make sure you are the first to enter a review and start a comment about Paul of Dune too!
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:30 pm

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Postby Mandy » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:08 pm

I was going over there almost every day so I could vote on the reviews and make comments on some of the silly 5 stars. BET you guys don't know which one I was :) I was using someone else's Amazon account.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:54 pm

Mandy wrote:I was going over there almost every day so I could vote on the reviews and make comments on some of the silly 5 stars. BET you guys don't know which one I was :) I was using someone else's Amazon account.


I can guess. I do not remember the name at all, or even if it was a real name or a handle, but there was a very vocal user whose profile said that she was an African American woman. I think her picture has her in a white and blacked striped shirt. Was it that one?
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:19 pm

Hang on, I made her a "Person of Interest" and even sent her an Amazon Friends request. Mandy using her account would explain why she didn't respond....

Queotic. Was that her, Mandy? ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:37 pm

SandChigger wrote: Mandy using her account would explain why she didn't respond....


Of course! Who would pass up the chance to befriend yoooooouuuuuu! :roll: :P
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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:11 am

Some of the Golden Compass threads were pretty funny with the Jebus freaks going on and on about the movie.

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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:20 am

Omphalos wrote:
SandChigger wrote: Mandy using her account would explain why she didn't respond....


Of course! Who would pass up the chance to befriend yoooooouuuuuu! :roll: :P

Wahl yeah, I mean...what do you mean? :shock:

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Postby Mandy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:46 am

Hehe.. no I wasn't posing as an African American. Meh.. my posts weren't that exciting anyway. :P
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:02 am

SandChigger wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
SandChigger wrote: Mandy using her account would explain why she didn't respond....


Of course! Who would pass up the chance to befriend yoooooouuuuuu! :roll: :P

Wahl yeah, I mean...what do you mean? :shock:

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Just that youre soooooo groovy, man! :P
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:03 am

Mandy wrote:Hehe.. no I wasn't posing as an African American. Meh.. my posts weren't that exciting anyway. :P


Ah. Too bad. I thought I was right. That girl was vocal and made a lot of sense, IIRC. Which one were you?
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Postby Mandy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:57 pm

Wow.. I hadn't been over there to read the reviews or the comments on the reviews (my favorite part!) in months. That Queotic is pretty awesome. You guys should try to find a way to get her here.

I think I was Carol S. I only commented a few times on the more ridiculous 5 star reviews. I remember one guy gave Sandworms 5 stars before he ever read the book. He gave it 5 stars based on the cover art and the books timely arrival :roll: Way to go USPS!!!
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Postby Eru » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:50 pm

Omphalos wrote:Make sure you are the first to enter a review and start a comment about Paul of Dune too!


I reviewed PoD months ago and posted on Chig's MySpace blog:

"Herbert and Anderson have done it again! A complete lack of any depth beyond that presented in 'The Matrix' makes this latest turd to spew from their diarrheal minds a must buy for every pants-wearing monkey with even the most limited reading comprehension skills. It shall be gushed over for the next decade by sycophantic fan-boys whose capacity for rational thought rivals that of a turnip."
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Postby Eru » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:53 pm

Oh, yeah. Here's a link to the blog:

SANDWORMS and PALL OVer DUNE...
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:40 pm

:D


Mandy! I remember that review you mentioned. I actually reported that one as inappropriate. I wonder if it's still there....
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:43 pm

Eru wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Make sure you are the first to enter a review and start a comment about Paul of Dune too!


I reviewed PoD months ago and posted on Chig's MySpace blog:

"Herbert and Anderson have done it again! A complete lack of any depth beyond that presented in 'The Matrix' makes this latest turd to spew from their diarrheal minds a must buy for every pants-wearing monkey with even the most limited reading comprehension skills. It shall be gushed over for the next decade by sycophantic fan-boys whose capacity for rational thought rivals that of a turnip."
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~The MistahBlu Review of Paul of Dune~


:lol: :lol:

Only, it will probably be worse than that. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:43 pm

SandChigger wrote::D


Mandy! I remember that review you mentioned. I actually reported that one as inappropriate. I wonder if it's still there....


Im sure it is. :roll:
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Postby Nekhrun » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:27 pm

Although fewer in number, the customer reviews are a little more accurate at the Barnes and Noble website average review...2 stars. Harriet still has one of course.

It says on a few of them that the publisher spent $250,000 marketing this book, with the word DUNE in large letters on it and Byron likes to state that somehow the books are selling of their own quality. I guarantee, if I had that much money to blow on getting the message out about something all of you would want to see what it was.
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:01 pm

$250,000 National Marketing Plan

* National on-sale date: August 21st, 2007
* National television advertising on the SciFi Channel
* National print advertising in The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, and USA Today
* National publicity to include television and radio satellite interviews and regional author signings
* Internet publicity to include special series website
* Extensive print advertising in science fiction/fantasy publications
* Targeted print advertising in military and military base publications

* Special autographed copies available in 10-copy carton (8/07; 0-7653-1866-0, $279.50/$349.50 Can)

Please note that quantities are limited. As will all orders, orders for this title are subject to availability. No order (or any part thereof) is deemed accepted until shipment.

* 9-copy floor displays available (8/07; 0-7683-1864-4, $251.55/$314.55 Can)
* 24-copy mass market floor display for Hunters of Dune available in July (7/07 [snip])
* 27-copy mixed mass market Dune floor display available in July ([snip])
* Available on unabridged CD from Audio Renaissance ([snip])


From the Advance Uncorrected Proof back cover. ;)

I was probably in five or six bookstores while back in September. I didn't see any of those displays anywhere I went.

(Which is probably a good thing...I might have done an Eru-style projectile vomit all over. :mrgreen: )
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:39 pm

SandChigger wrote:
$250,000 National Marketing Plan

* National on-sale date: August 21st, 2007
* National television advertising on the SciFi Channel
* National print advertising in The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, and USA Today
* National publicity to include television and radio satellite interviews and regional author signings
* Internet publicity to include special series website
* Extensive print advertising in science fiction/fantasy publications
* Targeted print advertising in military and military base publications

* Special autographed copies available in 10-copy carton (8/07; 0-7653-1866-0, $279.50/$349.50 Can)

Please note that quantities are limited. As will all orders, orders for this title are subject to availability. No order (or any part thereof) is deemed accepted until shipment.

* 9-copy floor displays available (8/07; 0-7683-1864-4, $251.55/$314.55 Can)
* 24-copy mass market floor display for Hunters of Dune available in July (7/07 [snip])
* 27-copy mixed mass market Dune floor display available in July ([snip])
* Available on unabridged CD from Audio Renaissance ([snip])


From the Advance Uncorrected Proof back cover. ;)

I was probably in five or six bookstores while back in September. I didn't see any of those displays anywhere I went.

(Which is probably a good thing...I might have done an Eru-style projectile vomit all over. :mrgreen: )


They must have sold them all in Canada, where they would get those strong Canadian Loonies.
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