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Old Feb 13 2007, 03:31 AM   #41
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PETER!!! PETER!!! PETER!!!! Where is that documentry available???? OR is it yet????


We seem to still have a decent amount of Anne's books available in our local Barnes and Noble, and other smaller new and used bookstores. Most all of the other books are found on the internet somewhere.

BOOK NOTE: We have lately been told that unfortunatly many of our local smaller book stores are going out of business because of all the volume of business that is done on the internet with used and rare books. One of our most favorite used book stores is going under because of it. He use to carry a number of out of print McCaffrey books in the past...he still has a few but even he is not
re-stocking any books these days.
Thats why if the bookshops can't get it I use ABE books- because the sellers there tend to be bookshops- though it also meant I had no problems buying weyrsearch from a guy who specialised in Analogs for £1.90 (about $4) as he could have looked it up.
I don't particulary like amazon unless its a DVD or something which I know will be unavailable esp as they taske forever to get things that shops can get in days ie the cd that arrived at the record store in 2 days rather than 6 weeks
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Old Jan 12 2010, 05:02 AM   #42
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It's interesting for me to read your comments in this thread and that you're having trouble finding the books. I can tell you a little about the business end of this problem with availability of titles. We used to get everything published by Transworld when there was an editor there (also a Diana, like Anne's lovely agent, Diana Tyler) who not only bought our collabs and of course everything Anne wrote solo, but edited them so they were in British English instead of American English for the Brit editions. However, Diana T. informed my agent that Transworld declined to buy Catalyst because the other collabs had disappointing sales. They would buy the Pern ones with Todd, but none of the other series. I am hoping our Barque Cats will make them very sorry but I suspect from reading your remarks the reason they're not selling is--duh! nobody can find them. The online sales and big outfits like Amazon as well as Barnes and Noble and Borders here do hurt independent bookstores badly, as do used book sales, but with the economy the way it is, of course people go for the least expensive way they can to get their fix. Since I can deduct books on my taxes, I feel I can justify the expense of finding out what's new on Amazon and then ordering it from my local independent bookseller. I pay more, true, though I do not pay shipping and handling when I buy locally, but it supports other authors and lets me "vote" by contributing to their numbers: numbers being sales figures for anyone who has not heard writers like me whine about them before. Whether or not a publisher buys a new book or book idea from you mostly depends not on the quality of the book so much as your sales figures on previous books. It's a long strange story I will not go into. But the only way to have your own taste represented in the market is to buy books you think you'd like or by your fave authors new--hardback or paperback doesn't matter, but they need to be new. Used doesn't count with publishers or retailers, and of course, neither do library checkouts although libraries at least buy THEIR copies new and can tell by checkouts about demand for a title and might buy more copies if there are lots of patrons checking out a title.
When I was roaming around over there in the UK while working with Annie there was a nice specialty SF/F store (and comics I think) that carried American published books as well as ones that had been bought by Brit publishers. Forbidden Planet? There was one in Dublin, I think, and Edinburgh and London as well and some other places too but they may have gone the way of other independent bookstores by now.
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Old Jan 12 2010, 07:54 AM   #43
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We've a Forbidden Planet in Wolverhampton but it's mainly a gamers store with X-box, PS2/3 and Wii games discs; and SOME related books and memorabilia.

For new books we've got W.H.Smiths and Waterstones, the latter being good at ordering things. And we've a good second hand store (I sold him around 400 books last summer) who not only has a house full but has now exanded into three stalls at our indoor market. He usually has around 2 dozen 'Annes'.
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I guess Forbidden Planet must have had more books when I was there. It was the only place in the UK I saw my own solo books.
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Before xmas, the local second-hand bookshop near my mum's had only 6 AMC books (including collaborations), I grabbed one but that was all. As for the ones nearest me, the eastern version had lots but that was 6 months ago and the western one, I haven't been to in ages, always had trouble getting hold of AMC books I've had to relieve my fix through ebay at the moment.
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