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Old January 18 2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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Heads up, Takedown available!!!

Just noticed that my usual online retailer has started selling Takedown! Which means other online and brick and morter retailers will probably have it in stock as well.

Quite curious about this one, haven't read anything by John Jackson Miller yet.
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Old January 18 2015, 10:31 AM   #2
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Just had a look at all my regular sites including the most famous in the world & its still showing as pre-order only on all of them
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Old January 18 2015, 12:50 PM   #3
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

Really? I always order through a Dutch retailer called bol.com, and there it's showing as available. I just checked Amazon, and that still shows as pre-order, like you said.

Kinda odd.
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Old January 18 2015, 12:55 PM   #4
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

But bol shows it with a delivery time of 5-10 workdays (at least for me), so it basically is on preorder as well, as amazon will have it as shipping within 24 hours once they have it in stock.
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Old January 18 2015, 01:16 PM   #5
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But bol shows it with a delivery time of 5-10 workdays (at least for me), so it basically is on preorder as well, as amazon will have it as shipping within 24 hours once they have it in stock.

Bol doesn't usually stock books like this themselves, they order in for every book someone orders. Makes sense, since the market for TrekLit in The Netherlands is less then stellar.

However, often when I post about a book being available on Bol, others chime in that they've seen either copies in stories or available online aswell.
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Old January 18 2015, 02:18 PM   #6
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

Like I said in my post on the coming soon thread for Takedown, I have mixed feelings about this because I wasn't a big fan of Miller's first Trek story Absent Enemies. Having read Miller's notes on his website I think he's taken the criticism about characterizations and continuity onboard and Takedown should be better.
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Old January 18 2015, 07:09 PM   #7
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

I got shipping confirmation on my copy Friday, so I expect it well before the official release date.
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Old January 19 2015, 08:55 PM   #8
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

A store in my Wisconsin area broke the street date, as well; I wonder if there isn't some different date somewhere in the supply chain. However you got it, enjoy!

(And yes, Takedown is quite different in tone from Enemies, given the subject matters.)
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Old January 19 2015, 11:17 PM   #9
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

Good heavens, I haven't even finished The Missing yet. I've often been suprised at how quickly the novels reach the Netherlands these days, we tend to match the UK release dates with at most a delay of 1-2 days. So thanks for the heads-up.
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Old January 20 2015, 02:15 AM   #10
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

Interesting. I noticed that since August, B&N have really tightened the shelf-date for the Star Trek books. I remember them coming out nearly 10 days early a few years ago, but it had normalized the Thursday/Friday before release. Ever since Seekers came out, my local B&N has only gotten the books the day before release.
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Old January 20 2015, 02:42 AM   #11
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I think in general mass-market paperback street dates tend to be looser. Perhaps due to the money riding on hardcover releases, the advance boxes I get of those have "Do Not Sell Until..." stickers on them that you could see from orbit.
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Old January 20 2015, 03:53 AM   #12
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

I thought book release dates in general weren't really adhered to unless it was a "big deal" release, like Harry Potter where book stores open up at midnight to mark the event.

And even then, with online pre-orders it's pretty much par for the course to get them before release date. I remember my mother pre-ordered the last Dan Brown novel and it arrived a week before release date.
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Old January 20 2015, 08:01 PM   #13
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Good heavens, I haven't even finished The Missing yet. I've often been suprised at how quickly the novels reach the Netherlands these days, we tend to match the UK release dates with at most a delay of 1-2 days. So thanks for the heads-up.
Tirius, where do you get your TrekLit?
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Old January 21 2015, 01:25 AM   #14
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Re: Heads up, Takedown available!!!

Mostly through bol these days, though sometimes they show up at the largest local store here (Broese in Utrecht). I used to get them at one of the bookstores on the station, but they stopped selling them about just over a year ago. They had to cut down on their book section when the shop had to move for the station's reconstruction.

I tend to prefer buying at local stores, as they sometimes struggle to survive in the current online shopping climate. Sadly, they don't always have them on the shelf.
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Old January 21 2015, 02:12 AM   #15
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Mine arrived in Australia yesterday!
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