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Who fucked up: the publisher, the distributor, or the book store?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Ski Mask, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    I was in the book store yesterday and picked up a copy of: "Understanding Power: The indespensable Chomsky" a book of discussions chomsky had (from various sources) covering a wide range of topics. Now heres the strange part:
    Its not being released until February 2002

    The copyright inside the book is 2002, the website with all the extensive footnotes (www.understandingpower.com) is simply a index page with "Comming 2002!" and amazon.com is taking pre-orders for its release in february. How the fuck did copies wind up on the shelf already? Its easy enough for somthing like this to happen a week or two early. All it takes is a clerk not reading the "Do not display until _____" note that the publisher included, but this is more than a month ahead of schedule. I didn't know they'd be recieving copies that early.

    Any ex-bookstore employees (or current ones for that matter) want to shed some light on this?


    maybe you travelled through time!
  3. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    that would explain all the hovercars then....
  4. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    i would figure your bookstore for some reason got some advance 'promo' copies or something, and put em up for sale. if there were just a couple, this would explain it... if they had a whole huge display with a life sized cardboard cutout of chompsky holding up a lobster in a party hat or something, i dont know, its prolly some other shit...

    seeking/i got another natalie poster in the mail today
  5. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    yea, I dont know what the hell kind of answer I expected to get...no question really. Somone fucked up and put them out early. I was just pissed cause the damn footnotes are ONLY online and I cant check them yet. Good book so far...
  6. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    I don't know exactly, but I'd lean towards a conspiracy. That guy has alot to say on alot of things that the American government wants quiet right now. Just read a booklet of his about government propaganda, he definately knows some dangerous shit. Ese, you should send me that after you're done with it, i'll send you like your next twenty updates to your website.:eek:
  7. usedtolove

    usedtolove New Jack

    Joined: Sep 19, 2001 Messages: 48 Likes Received: 0
    i used to work at borders..so heres my take..a worker put hem out way to early....and they could get in a shit load of trouble for it..but yeah a worker wasnt paying attention..and you now have an exclusive
  8. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    Read it and put that shit on ebay! you might get a few bucks off it. Then buy a new one in Feb if you must.
  9. wakassOATH

    wakassOATH Guest

    thats weird that it was already out, maybe its like magazines you know they always come out a month and a bit before the accual time they are supposed to
  10. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    just dont tell my manager it was me. hell kick my ass.
  11. daus

    daus Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2001 Messages: 868 Likes Received: 0
    They are called uncorrected proofs or advanced copies. Usually the publisher will release many of these to bookstores and critics to get some reviews going and to see if the bookstore will be interested in stocking the book. They are good finds and are usually worth a bit more than the original. Hold on to that one.