August 3rd, 2006, 08:18 PM
pellinor in the united states
...which is where i live.
when i first recieved [amazon.com :]] 'the naming' [which i will now refer to as 'the gift'] two weeks ago, i had never heard of it. that is a very bad thing, because, as i repeatedly point out to everyone i know, i am the queen of fantasy. [and poetry, for that matter] none of my fantasy friends had ever heard of it either. also very bad.
so i cracked open the book, and didn't stop reading at all. exept to ride [horses]. eventually the book was taken away from me because i was being antisocial, meaning, whenever someone came up to me, i yelled 'go away i am reading'.
since then, i have read 'the gift' 6 times. i am in the middle of a seventh as i... speak? type. go multitasking!
but, as i get back from summer activities, i go to people, and say, 'read this book. or die trying not to'. then i show people the website. i can rant about this book for hours trying to get people to read it.
i have searched everywhere in my area for people who have even just heard of it. no one has.
now, let me ask you, fellow pellinor fanatics, WHY DOES NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES APPRECIATE OR EVEN READ THIS BOOK!!!!???? -eats caps-
okay. random post here. but, just had to get that out.
so, anyone who has anything to say about pellinor in the US, pleasepleaseplease talk about it here. i do not like being so alone in my fanaticism.
Last edited by aedhe; November 22nd, 2006 at 10:10 AM.
August 3rd, 2006, 09:10 PM
I am alos amazed more ppl have heard about it, I myself nvr would have found out about it unless, being the book freak that I am go to booksamillion/barnes and nobles and just brwose for books. I think they should get more publicity or something to get more ppl reading them. They are really good books, if we could get them going around ppl, would be all over them. Its like when everyone is reading this one book at the same time, we need to get a bunch of ppl to read them so it starts circulating and then those ppl tell other ppl to read them as well. anyways, (stops 4 breathe of air) I hate to say that americans are lazy and just dont want to read there are plenty who arent and all, I myself am obsessed with books! But these days, less and less ppl (regretablly) read for fun and all, its kinda sad actually, Anyways, Dont' get me wrong, im not saying all americans are lazy or anything(considering i am american! ) but alot of my friends would rather do anything than read for fun. But then again, I have a lot of firends just like me as well, so it just varies I guess, anyways, now i am rambling as usual, i think they just need more publicity...or not more...but SOME!!!! I DONT THINK THEY HAVE GOTTEN MUCH US PUBLICITY WHICH IS THE MAIN PROBLEM, ANYWAYS, HAVE TO GO, SCHOOL 2MORROW...OOPS, stupid caps locks, k, bye
August 3rd, 2006, 09:12 PM
Aedhe, welcome to the forum!! U can introduce ure self at the introduction thread, and we'll give ya a complementary straight jacket! Just ask to speak to Bridie!
August 5th, 2006, 02:46 AM
Books of Pellinor
Hello aedhe and piglover - the Pellinor books are actually very new in the US - The Naming only came out there last year and The Riddle is just due for release - and it is a HUGE market, with hundreds of books coming our every year. It's difficult for any new author to get any notice, and I am pleased that there is any, to be honest! It's had very good reviews and a fair bit of notice for a newbie. I am very happy with my publisher, who are right behind the books. What makes the real difference is readers like you - people enthusiastically telling others about them. If you keep doing that, eventually more and more will hear about them!
August 5th, 2006, 09:09 AM
August 5th, 2006, 01:21 PM
its a wonderful life
August 5th, 2006, 01:48 PM
I have a fun idea! Stupid, and if you're a minor or are in school theres a small chance you'll be able to do it, but....
Everbody who lives in the United States, camp out at/outside your local
Barnes&Noble / Borders / Bookstore of Choice
the night before the Riddle comes out [August 8th, according to Amazon.com, but might be different]. Bring absolutely everybody you know, whether they like fantasy or not. Then as soon as it opens, rush into it and scramble to find the book. Buy it. Get everybody you know to buy it. Get the first copy of it! WOOT! Then you will have the book as soon as possible.
Alternatively, you could try to arrange one of those midnight-stay-up-late-and-get-book-at-twelve-a.m.-midnight-therefore-getting-it-as-soon-ashumanly-possible things they have for the Harry Potter books, you could do that. But It'd be hard on such short notice. And whoever owns the store porably wouldn't do it because it's a virtual unknown.
RAN-dom! But, thats me, ADHD and all.... :]
August 5th, 2006, 02:13 PM
its a wonderful life
That sounds cool im strange and might actually do that midnight camping thing . I wonder if sleeping outside a bookstore is considered loitering.
August 6th, 2006, 04:10 PM
August 7th, 2006, 11:50 PM
i love the whole camp out idea !...and the idea of telling 5 people. Oh...and its true, a lot of people, check that, most of the people i know don't read! its crazy!! reading is amazing
August 10th, 2006, 09:01 AM
ardina the moon child
the only reason i found the books was because i was looking for somthing to read cause i'm also a big book worm:we dont have loads of book shops where i am i think theres about 2 *sob*cause i would spend all my time in them if i could.
Last edited by tifa; August 10th, 2006 at 09:05 AM.
August 10th, 2006, 09:53 PM
I think therefore I am
Last edited by StarLily; August 12th, 2006 at 09:19 PM.
August 11th, 2006, 04:49 PM
i only saw one copy on the shelf in books a million..it was slightly depressing...but still..one is better than none..and if that person spread the word...then so on and so on..there is hope!!!!
August 11th, 2006, 05:04 PM
what i do to get the boooks notice is this.
- move the books from where they are placed on a shefl to the center of the book case at eye level with the covers showing instead of the spines. this way its more noticeable
- i walk up to where they are in a shop and if someone is there i look at the books and then sigh lovingly. either the person will not acknoledge you or will then look at the books after youve gone.
- Go to where they are in the shop when someone is there. look at alod of random books then ask them if they have anything they could reccomend. after theyve spoken go "oh well i highly reccomend these books *get out a copy of the gift* i recon this authors the next Tolkien!
August 12th, 2006, 03:32 AM
- the return of the dot point!
- bridie it sounds like a plan
- i am so doing that first idea next time i go to the book shops
- mmm dot points
- moira, where are you?!?!
- dot points rule!
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