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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-07-07 10:54
Subject: [books] Things that make me smile
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Tags:books, mainspring, publishing, texas, travel

Here in DFW terminal C, I popped into the Hudson Bookseller concession. What to my wondering eyes should appear but a certain paperback, displayed faced? The mass market paperback of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ], over two months after its release date, still available on the very competitive airport bookstore shelves.

Photographic evidence:


Sometimes this game is worth the silliest little candles.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-07-07 18:02 (UTC)
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That's very, very awesome!
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User: jess_ka
Date: 2008-07-07 18:07 (UTC)
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calendula_witch: Books
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2008-07-07 18:09 (UTC)
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Ooh! Cool!
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S. Boyd Taylor
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2008-07-07 19:35 (UTC)
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Glad the old DFW didn't let you down.
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When life gives you lemmings...
User: danjite
Date: 2008-07-07 20:18 (UTC)
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Looks like success to me!

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2008-07-07 20:18 (UTC)
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I went through DFW the end of May (and never again, if I have anything to say about it thank you) and saw it there. I didn't realize it was, er, remarkable. I figured, Bookstore, Jay Lake novel, The Usual.

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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-07-07 20:26 (UTC)
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Faced out even.
That's bookseller love right there.
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User: ex_kaz_maho
Date: 2008-07-07 20:48 (UTC)
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Keyword:coffee's bitch
I bought Mainspring from the new releases section of Forbidden Planet in London just a couple of weeks ago... All face out and everything. *g*
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dinogrl: You Rock simpsons
User: dinogrl
Date: 2008-07-07 21:10 (UTC)
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Wow. That is sooo cool! Did you offer to autograph the books so they could put them on the counter and sell it as their featured selection?
(leave it to me to think marketing angle)

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User: ex_chrisbil
Date: 2008-07-07 22:42 (UTC)
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Jay! You wrote the elusive book thirteen of the Wheel of Time?!? (heh - that's good positioning even just from that point of view, regardless of thoughts on the WoT!)
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Paul Weimer
User: princejvstin
Date: 2008-07-08 00:46 (UTC)
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Hah. Good show. Didn't see it in Boston or MPLS, on my recent trip, though.
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