Sleeping Beauties Book Tour

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RichardX

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I think it may be because people whould bring in their entire collection of king books, and if you have them all that's 70 books plus for your ur friends. Etc
I'm sure they would but that isn't the option. It would be buy the new book from the store sponsor, get one book of your choosing signed. The difference would be it could be a book of your choosing instead of limited just to the new book. It would check all the boxes for everyone. The book store gets their book sale. King signs only one book per person - so it wouldn't take him any longer. And the customer gets whatever book they like signed. Not relevant to the current tour though which appears to be all pre-signed events.
 

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I'm sure they would but that isn't the option. It would be buy the new book from the store sponsor, get one book of your choosing signed. The difference would be it could be a book of your choosing instead of limited just to the new book. It would check all the boxes for everyone. The book store gets their book sale. King signs only one book per person - so it wouldn't take him any longer. And the customer gets whatever book they like signed. Not relevant to the current tour though which appears to be all pre-signed events.
I don't disagree with this idea and have brought it up before when talking to various venues but they more often than not say that they would prefer to keep it to the book sold for the event being the one to be signed.
 

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I don't disagree with this idea and have brought it up before when talking to various venues but they more often than not say that they would prefer to keep it to the book sold for the event being the one to be signed.
Hey! Who's the 'boss lady' here, huh? You snap your fingers and make 'em JUMP!! ;;D:congratulatory:
 

RichardX

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I don't disagree with this idea and have brought it up before when talking to various venues but they more often than not say that they would prefer to keep it to the book sold for the event being the one to be signed.
I would assume that is because they don't understand that they still get their money for selling the new book regardless of the book signed. Otherwise it is seemingly impossible to think of any reason that they would care. With as many rules as are enforced in some of these events it would not appear to be difficult to limit to one book per person regardless of the book. Sometimes it is just a matter of nuance. I went to a Mexican restaurant once and ordered a bean and cheese burrito. They told me they didn't serve them. So I ordered a side of refried beans, a tortilla, and some cheese and asked them if they could put the beans and cheese in the tortilla.
 

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I would assume that is because they don't understand that they still get their money for selling the new book regardless of the book signed. Otherwise it is seemingly impossible to think of any reason that they would care. With as many rules as are enforced in some of these events it would not appear to be difficult to limit to one book per person regardless of the book. Sometimes it is just a matter of nuance. I went to a Mexican restaurant once and ordered a bean and cheese burrito. They told me they didn't serve them. So I ordered a side of refried beans, a tortilla, and some cheese and asked them if they could put the beans and cheese in the tortilla.
I have a hard time believing that's the reason since there's no charge for a signature. Since the ticket is for the purchase of a book regardless, that logic wouldn't hold. I think it has a lot more to do with that they don't want to complicate matters for their staff who would have to be the enforcers.
 

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I would assume that is because they don't understand that they still get their money for selling the new book regardless of the book signed. Otherwise it is seemingly impossible to think of any reason that they would care. With as many rules as are enforced in some of these events it would not appear to be difficult to limit to one book per person regardless of the book. Sometimes it is just a matter of nuance. I went to a Mexican restaurant once and ordered a bean and cheese burrito. They told me they didn't serve them. So I ordered a side of refried beans, a tortilla, and some cheese and asked them if they could put the beans and cheese in the tortilla.
It might be an inventory matter. They may not want the added expense of stocking extra copies.And which SK books would they increase in stock? What do they do if that title doesn't sell. And as Mod said, staff.
 

RichardX

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It might be an inventory matter. They may not want the added expense of stocking extra copies.And which SK books would they increase in stock? What do they do if that title doesn't sell. And as Mod said, staff.
People would bring their own book if they wanted a different book signed. They would still have to buy the new book from the store to get a ticket as they are already required to do (i.e. buy the new book, get any one book signed). So there would be nothing extra for the store to stock. They would also sell the same number of new books which makes the store, publisher, and King happy. And King would sign exactly the same number of books. The ONLY difference in the process is that the customer could decide which one book they wanted signed. Many would stick with the new book but some might prefer an opportunity to get another book signed.
 

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People would bring their own book if they wanted a different book signed. They would have to buy the new book from the store to get a ticket as they are already required to do (i.e. buy the new book, get any one book signed). So there would be nothing extra for the store to stock. They would also sell the same number of new books which makes the store, publisher, and King happy. And King would sign exactly the same number of books. The ONLY difference in the process is that the customer could decide which one book they wanted signed. Many would stick with the new book but some might prefer an opportunity to get another book signed.
OK, I understand now.
 

Rrty

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Not sure if this has already been brought up, but in terms of the sign-the-new-book rule, what about returns? Say someone buys a new book, and gets another book signed, there's no real way to stop someone from returning the new book (there really isn't). Granted, a store could play the odds, and perhaps statistically returns would be low, but usually when someone sets up a rule like this it is done because of the qualitative logic of the rule itself, not the statistical reality of it (I'm guessing, anyway).

Plus, I would think the idea would be that the new book is actually in the hands of buyers. The hope is the buyers will read the book and enjoy it. Generate word of mouth. And then watch/read whatever derivative projects come of it (book sequel, streaming series, comic book adaptation, etc.).

However, please understand, I do sympathize. I understand why someone would want another book signed. Also, if I don't understand something about the situation that would make my reply illogical relative to the parameters in place, please forgive.
 
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