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Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SandChigger » 10 Jun 2011 09:41

Took their sweet time, huh? :roll:

http://www.amazon.com/Sisterhood-Dune-B ... 556&sr=1-1

Now showing a release data of January 3, 2012.

We're going to leave this one alone, right? I think someone (Amp?) suggested we just ignore it and not start any pre-release discussions?

Are we agreed on that? Or can we have some fun? :twisted:
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Serkanner » 10 Jun 2011 10:02

It's a dilemma. One part of me says to forget teh morons and the shite books, on the other hand a bit of (making) fun (of) never hurts. I think I will give it a preview 5 star rating ... it does have DUNE on the cover, no?
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Postby Ampoliros » 10 Jun 2011 11:56

Well I think its best to let all the initial reviews speak for themselves (as with Hellhole).

Let's face it, the book is guaranteed to have at least one thing that absolutely fails to mesh with Frank's complete theme badly enough to make us froth at the mouth. We all know the Mantra "Idiotic, 1d, vapid". The books have also been on a crash dive in sales, so I say let it fail on its own, then after a few days/weeks we can add our own wisdom & snark.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Robspierre » 10 Jun 2011 13:48

Will the cover have multiple hot asses on it to increase sales?

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Postby Freakzilla » 10 Jun 2011 13:58

I think they should put tits on this one.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 10 Jun 2011 14:50

Freakzilla wrote:I think they should put tits on this one.

Tits on the front, arse on the back ... upside down.

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Postby Freakzilla » 10 Jun 2011 14:56

DuneFishUK wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I think they should put tits on this one.

Tits on the front, arse on the back ... upside down.


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Postby Ampoliros » 10 Jun 2011 18:34

Well its titled "Sisterhood"...

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Postby Freakzilla » 10 Jun 2011 19:55

That's EXACTLY how I picture the BG. :shock:
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Postby JustSomeGuy » 10 Jun 2011 21:48

Daaaaaaamn! I'd buy that book... for a dollar... and if there was no one looking.
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Postby JustSomeGuy » 10 Jun 2011 21:50

Must stop looking at that picture. It's wrong! Wrong! :shifty:
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Postby Robspierre » 10 Jun 2011 22:23

Yawn. Pretty tame if you ask me...

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Postby SandChigger » 10 Jun 2011 23:42

(You're thinking she'd look hawter in one of your skirts, right? ;) :P )

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Postby SandChigger » 11 Jun 2011 13:55

TheKJA has Twatted that the book will be released in March 2012, same date for both US and UK.

Amazon UK is still saying February 2012, and Amazon US is saying January 2012.

Since Anderson is the OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN FOR DUNE ON THE WEB, I'm guessing he's got his finger on the throbbing pulse of the big Dune vein and therefore knows what he's talking about.

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Postby Sev » 11 Jun 2011 14:26

The website of the U.K. publisher, Slimy and Shyster, still had the release date as September 2011 up until yesterday - now I can't find any mention of the book on the entire website :dance:
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Postby Robspierre » 11 Jun 2011 19:08

SandChigger wrote:(You're thinking she'd look hawter in one of your skirts, right? ;) :P )



I was thinking more of a mini-kilt, which is different from a school girls skirt.

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Postby Serkanner » 11 Jun 2011 19:33

A skirt is a skirt is a skirt ... and when it is a short skirt .. I LIKE IT!
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Postby blipper » 12 Jun 2011 06:54

Ampoliros wrote: The books have also been on a crash dive in sales


Is this true? Has there been any published articles that chart any decline in sales? Any mainstream criticism that predicts a coming end to this nightmare? Anything? A crumb?

btw - has anyone called out either of these two idiots at signings on their embarrassing and shameful behaviour?

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Postby SandChigger » 12 Jun 2011 10:56

No, because the people in the media concerned with or interested in this sort of thing have no balls and don't want to damage their potential future access. To these jerks or others. (Someone gets a rep for being the shark that ate Anderfuck & Booboo alive, they might find it harder to get interviews with other authors down the line.)

We've got several summaries of information gleaned from the Web (publishers' sites, etc.) here, though. Look for posts by Sev and The Dukester. (Anyone got ready links?)

As for calling them out at a signing... Andercoward has been surrounding himself with those 501 Lesionaire Star-Wars storm-pooper cross-dressers for a while now... supposed to be scary, maybe?

Anyway, why get asked to leave a bookstore or possibly be detained by security or police? The majority of people attending their shit events are going to be fanboys & girls, anyway, and a lot of them aren't too fucking bright. I've no interest in losing teeth or getting my glasses broken, you know.

Still, it would be fun to just sit there where they could see you, with a "Paul was born on Caladan" Tee on. Making them nervous and possibly fuck up would be worth it. :lol:

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Postby Ampoliros » 12 Jun 2011 11:58

Plus, disrupting a signing really doesn't further our argument. I don't care so much what KJA does with his writing time as long as it isn't raping Dune for money.

Or War of the Worlds....20,000 leagues under the Sea...
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Postby Sev » 12 Jun 2011 12:09

If you want links, there's this one from TheDukester - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2189

and this classic - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2583
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Postby Freakzilla » 12 Jun 2011 12:36

At a Dragon Con panel I asked if FH outline or notes specifically said M&D were robots from the Butlerian Jihad.

After he thanked me for the spoiler, the panel moderator pointed out to him that this was a topic of much controversy.

The long-winded answer was of course, no, just that they had a connection to the BJ.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 12 Jun 2011 15:47

SandChigger wrote:No, because the people in the media concerned with or interested in this sort of thing have no balls and don't want to damage their potential future access. To these jerks or others. (Someone gets a rep for being the shark that ate Anderfuck & Booboo alive, they might find it harder to get interviews with other authors down the line.)

Also they are not interested enough to dig down further than the corporate bullshitspeak. They can't see past the flogged-to-shit persona of KJA as the award winning internationally best selling author who holds the record for the universe's largest single author book signing. It doesn't matter that all those facts are half-truths or worse, it means he has a fanbase - who might come and read your little article and boost your pageviews or click your ads if you appease them.

He doesn't get any negative reviews from reputable reviewers, because reputable reviewers won't waste their time on him. In the rare occasions that they do (Sandworms iirc) they end an otherwise scathing review.. "but the fanboys will lap it up" again pandering to this perceived idea that fandom exists to be appeased.

They have played all their cards that previously contributed to sales. The optimism of House Atreides is gone, and the hopes for Hunters and Sandworms have been dashed. All that remains now are the loyalists and the completists - which is why the hacks ditched Heroes in favour of something they think will be more saleable.

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Postby Freakzilla » 12 Jun 2011 16:45

He shouldn't be seen in the same room as a cactus.
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Postby SandRider » 12 Jun 2011 20:07

No, because the people in the media concerned with or interested in this sort of thing have no balls and don't want to damage their potential future access.


I don't think I agree with this at all ... I don't think anyone in the actual "media" takes McDune seriously ....
there was interest after the first few books, it was almost a Story, Famed Writer's Son Takes Up Mantle, but it
was too quickly realized that all Brian could carry was a wine glass back to to the couch ... they started treating
it like the serial StarWars books, and that was the right call ....

the "reviews" are actually just "publication notice" promos, blurbs from TOR, and I assume there is some type
of ad revenue/kickback contract type of thing .... the actual "publishing world" doesn't consider McDune to be
real "books", the big "scifi" websites give the new books lip service for a few minutes around the publication dates ...

the only type of reviews or interviews Chigger is talking about here are done by sweaty kids with home-made "fan-sites";
they believe being on good terms with hacks like tehKJA bolster their "credibility" ...

the only "story" now would be an "scandal expose", and it's too small of an audience and too trivial of an issue
to make it worthwhile to the actual "media" to pursue ... unless something ups the ante, like Brian shooting himself
in the face with Dr. Thompson's shotgun, or a crazed "Talifan" blowing up Keith's Camry ...
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