Book's success

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Rrty

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I received an email from Cemetery Dance touting the great success of Gwendy's Button Box. Congratulations! As I said in the other thread, this is an excellent story, and the commercial appeal is well-deserved.

I'm curious if Bev Vincent knows how many units were sold of the book, maybe on a combined physical/digital basis? What would be the next bestselling project in Cemetery Dance's history, both on a King-related and non-King-related basis? The email said this was history-making for the company.

Exciting news...
 

Rrty

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Hmmm, uh...let me see if I can answer this one myself.

Publishers Weekly says that, at this point in the release, through May 28, Box has sold over 16,000 copies. I'm fairly certain that represents physical sales only, but am not certain (as someone else on the board mentioned in a good response to a question about e-sales, forget who it was, King's readership probably is older and eschews e-books -- at least, and specific to this case, the part of King's readership that would actually buy a short story in hardcover form is most likely older fans; point being that any collective sales figure probably has a small amount dedicated to e-sales, but don't quote me on that). The audiobook isn't on the list this week, but I believe, if memory serves, it sold a little over 400 copies...which isn't that strange considering audiobooks don't seem to be a big phenomenon these days. As a bonus, End of Watch mass paperback has moved over 85,000 copies at this point. I'd supply a link, but it eventually goes away, so to see the source, go to Publishers Weekly and check out the Bestseller section. By the way, Neil Gaiman seems to be doing well with his latest book, as is James Patterson, who has two books on the hardcover list that have sold well over 100,000 copies. What a business model.
 

Paddy C

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I have a copy of the Hodder & Staughton version in my shopping basket at Book Depository. Is there much of a difference compared to the Cemetery Dance version? They have both available at BD and, to be honest, the main reason for ordering the version that I did was a question of price.
I get paid tomorrow so I plan on fulfilling my order in the morning.
 

doowopgirl

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I have a copy of the Hodder & Staughton version in my shopping basket at Book Depository. Is there much of a difference compared to the Cemetery Dance version? They have both available at BD and, to be honest, the main reason for ordering the version that I did was a question of price.
I get paid tomorrow so I plan on fulfilling my order in the morning.
I got my copy from Book Depository and I think the paper quality is not as fine, but otherwise I was very pleased with the overall quality of the book. I will alway choose book depository when possible.
 

Paddy C

All Hail The KING...
Sep 18, 2017
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I got my copy from Book Depository and I think the paper quality is not as fine, but otherwise I was very pleased with the overall quality of the book. I will alway choose book depository when possible.
I first used Book Depository website when looking for a copy of James Herbert's The Rats and haven't looked back since much to the annoyance of Waterstones, I imagine.
I used to go to Waterstones every pay day but Book Depository saves me money to be honest.

My copy of Gwendy's Button Box is on it's way and can't wait to read it.
 

doowopgirl

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Aug 7, 2009
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dublin ireland
I first used Book Depository website when looking for a copy of James Herbert's The Rats and haven't looked back since much to the annoyance of Waterstones, I imagine.
I used to go to Waterstones every pay day but Book Depository saves me money to be honest.

My copy of Gwendy's Button Box is on it's way and can't wait to read it.
We haven't had a Waterstones in Dublin for a long time. Stuck with the eejits in Easons which is why I love Book Depository.
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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I first used Book Depository website when looking for a copy of James Herbert's The Rats and haven't looked back since much to the annoyance of Waterstones, I imagine.
I used to go to Waterstones every pay day but Book Depository saves me money to be honest.

My copy of Gwendy's Button Box is on it's way and can't wait to read it.
We haven't had a Waterstones in Dublin for a long time. Stuck with the eejits in Easons which is why I love Book Depository.
While looking up a pic for the word "eejit" aka numpty, I ran across this and thought it was funny!



This is a new one to me!
 

GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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I got this a few weeks ago (an ARC) and really enjoyed it. Gwendy is a great character and it was fantastic to share another adventure with her. Look forward to the third book.
....I have an ARC as well and have gotten a little over halfway through....just about to go knock out a few more pages before I start snoring....it's a good quick read, and I like me some Gwendy...only quibble is that he referenced a "tin of Red Man" in a pocket......that's a pouch man, a pouch.....
 
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