Snuff Sampler From Waterstones

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Snuff Sampler From Waterstones

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:36 pm

On ebay I've just bought a 22 page Snuff sampler, exclusive to Waterstones for 2 pounds + 2.50 pounds postage.

A bargain! :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:41 pm

What's a snuff sampler? Is it just a chunk of the book? :?
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Postby RJH » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:27 pm

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Postby David Brown » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:00 pm

Oh, I hope I didn't do anything I shouldn't have, only it said "Exclusive Free Sampler" on the cover, so I just picked one up, and used it to order the book.

And yes, it is a small chunk of the novel, taken from the uncorrected proof, which shows, at least once.
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Postby meerkat » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:06 pm

Pratchett fan as I am, excited as I got thinking it came out in August and not September, ...
Why buy a tiny bit of the book? What purpose is there in it, other than to get money, and great and honoured as Sir pT is, I just find it a bit, 'coin grabbing'. It's not so long now to September, what's the mad rush? After all, it would it not spoil the book? A bit like reading the last chapter first? And besides, is it signed?

I won't be buying it! I'll be a little saint, with slipped halo, and wait for the book to come out!
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:23 pm

I'm with you on this Meer. I don't want to read any of it until the actual book comes out. I'm quite happy to wait and certainly don't want one of these. :D
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Postby AgProv » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:34 pm

Is this as opposed to the Chapter One extract to be found here?

http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/snuff/
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Postby David Brown » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:34 pm

Well, I've checked mine, and it's definitely marked "NOT FOR SALE". So I'm relieved to find that I didn't shoplift it, after all.

Publication date is 13 October, by the way, not September.

And there is a bit more of it than that.
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Postby LilMaibe » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:38 pm

You paid for a free sample?
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:47 pm

Well, pooh lives in Japan so he can be excused spending £4.50 I guess :wink:
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Postby David Brown » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:48 pm

LilMaibe wrote:You paid for a free sample?


I didn't, but everyone else did, it seems. I imagine the Ebay vendors picked theirs up free of charge.

It did occur to me that they might have value in the future, because they are the kind of thing that people throw away, but I didn't expect anyone to be paying for them now, when they are freely available, both in the sense of being widely obtainable, and that of being without cost, in Waterstones still.
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Postby RJH » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:22 pm

I collect anything Discworld so as I could not get hold of a free one, paying a couple of quid to add to my collection is fine, we all enjoy Discworld in our own ways, just cause others won't not get it, does not mean everyone feels then same.

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I won't read it when it comes it will sit on my bookshelf with the rest of my unread collection :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:40 am

"Theatre of Cruelty" was published in a WH Smiths free mag yonks ago and to buy it now costs possibly 20 quid.

Anyhoos, I collect the proofs and samplers and this sampler will go with my other samplers;

Good Omens
Sourcery
Science of DW 1
Last Hero
Sea and Little Fishes

...and my 29 UK proofs. :D
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Postby pip » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:02 am

Only 29 :roll: :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:18 pm

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