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    • CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2009
    Unwrapped mine this morning. Settling in for the evening, going to crack it open and enjoy.
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
    Mine arrived last Thursday. It seems like It made a long long way from Sweden (¿?).
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2009 edited
    Bah, time to order it myself!

    Edit: from Lulu's website
    Your order may not arrive by Dec. 25th.

    No shit, sherlock!
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2009
    What a fun read. Thanks for this.
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2010 edited
    It's one of those books that gets the mind thinking.
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2010
    Hooray, I received my copy! Something for me to read at lunchtime, rather than venturing out into the cold.
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2010
    Oh; I tried the sweet potato recipe. It was delicious! I used elephant garlic instead of the regular stuff, and it imparted a milder garlic flavor. I bet you could substitute butternut squash for the potatoes, too.
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    It took almost 2 months to get here, probably because of the customs.

    I'm very impressed with the quality of it, this being the first POD book I put my hands on.

    Now, to enjoy it!
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    I lent the book to a friend - he read one passage and insisted he buy his own copy, because he needed to "give this guy my money so he can continue to take drugs and write."
    No kidding.
    (but, as pointed out in the "Interrogation" thread, Our Fearless Leader is not nearly as self-medicated as we all suspected.)
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2010
    Bought my print copy earlier this week, happy to help fuel the smoke and Redbull habit.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2010
    Canadian here; probably going to pick this up when I get paid. Any Torontonians know shipping costs?
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2010
    @mattDemers: here's the costs for mine from my receipt:

    Subtotal: $15.54
    Shipping: $6.99

    Tax: $1.13

    Total: $23.66
    • CommentAuthorhfeenstra
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
    It's a lovely little thing. I look forward to Knock John.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
    I got it for my birthday in January . Brilliant piece of work, might even see if I can crowbar the ideas about the Matrix into my philosophy essay.
    • CommentAuthorltwill
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010
    any chance of E-book availability?
    • CommentAuthortcatsninfan
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2010 edited
    @Warren or anyone who has bought the book

    What is the print/paper quality like? I think it's pretty easy to tell the difference between a book that was printed through a traditional publisher like Random House and a POD thing that was printed for some motivational speaker or marketing guru--although, I suspect the marketing gurus might use some cheap ass POD service just to cut as many costs as possible.

    I've been thinking about going the POD route with something of mine for awhile but don't know what the quality will be like. I've seen comments about print quality online elsewhere but I don't know these people, they might not know what the hell they're talking about.

    @Warren specifically

    Also, why didn't you pursue the Amazon listing through Lulu? Too difficult to set up, or were you interested in seeing what numbers you could get solely through Lulu?
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    This print/paper quality is solid, through and through. Anybody with more personal POD experience can chime in with corrections, but LULU produces a sturdy, well-bound book. They also offer an "economical" version, I believe, which would likely be flimsier - perhaps the "motivational speaker" style binding you mentioned.
    @Anyone in the know. Doesn't Amazon only carry books if they can get them at 60% off cover price? Or did my brain just imagine that piece of publishing trivia?

    EDITED TO ADD: I think I am wrong. Looks more like a 15-20% cut. Unless I am wrong again.
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    I'm not in the know, but it's hard to say. That sort of margin would be basically unheard of (I work in a bookshop and the largest margin I've seen is 45%, and that's from small publishers who are probably just happy to get their wares seen), but at the same time Amazon would have incredible buying power these days.

    I'd be interested to know as well.
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    Too difficult to set up, or were you interested in seeing what numbers you could get solely through Lulu?

    The latter.
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2010
    Oddly enough, my wife, while generally not a fan of comics, speculative fiction, or any of the other "weird shit I'm into" started reading Shivering Sands this past week. She likes it, hey Mikey.