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Heart-Shaped Box in Russia

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:22 am
by igor
The novel has just been published in Russia, it hit the bookstores a couple of days ago. 10,000 copies were printed. I thought you might be interested to see what its front cover looks like :D
Here it is
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The news travels quickly I must say because the publishing house advertises the book with a slogan "a novel by you know whose son" :D

Re: Heart-Shaped Box in Russia

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:10 am
by Janice
igor wrote:The news travels quickly I must say because the publishing house advertises the book with a slogan "a novel by you know whose son" :D


That makes me kind of sad. Why couldn't they just have said "#whatever NY Times Bestseller" or something?!? I mean, it's great that lots of people are reading Joe's work, but I hate the marketing ploy.

So, the 'you know who' thing - is Joe's dad like Voldemort now?!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:11 am
by joe_hill
Well, I like the cover. Not too wild about this line they're using to sell the book, though. Completely aside from the fact that I think my publishers should sell HEART-SHAPED BOX on its merits, and not on my parentage, their tag-line makes it sound like Voldemort is my father.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:13 am
by joe_hill
Okay Janice that was kind of phreaky. I think by way of some weird message board voodoo we just posted the exact same idea at the exact same time.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:17 am
by joe_hill
Wait, WTF? You aren't hiding outside my window, in the bushes... spying on me are you?!? Or accessing NSA satellites to read my mind?

Hell, a black helicopter just roared past over the house. Where's my tinfoil hat when I need it?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:20 am
by val04463
Is that guys's name really Igor!! :shock:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:41 am
by Mercy
Nice to meet you Igor, Very cool cover. LOL at Janice & Joe, you know they say great minds think alike right? Although doesn't Janice work in the military???? Hmmm, maybe you should go for the tin foil hat Joe. :?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:58 am
by Dana_Jean
Hi Igor. Or is it pronounced, Egor?

Now, help me with the bags.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:22 pm
by val04463
Igor..I wasn't being sarcastic or rude... your writing is impeccable and I welcome you to the board..

Do you have a deep voice and huge hands and feet..

Whoops..sorry..I'm very shallow!! :oops:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:25 pm
by Janice
joe_hill wrote:Okay Janice that was kind of phreaky. I think by way of some weird message board voodoo we just posted the exact same idea at the exact same time.

We-elll, since I posted a whole minute before you, maybe you've got some secret Voldemort-like superpowers that pick up my brainwaves from wherever you are. Maybe those Russians are on to something...

Wait, WTF? You aren't hiding outside my window, in the bushes... spying on me are you?!? Or accessing NSA satellites to read my mind?

Hell, a black helicopter just roared past over the house. Where's my tinfoil hat when I need it?


See, now I've got to call in the MIB to have a talk with you, Joe. The little gray men don't like it when you dust off the tinfoil accessories. :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:41 am
by igor
Hi everybody again

val04463
that is OK, I am really from Russia and however strange that might seem my name is Igor. It is not uncommon Russian male name :D

Dana Jean
Igor is pronounced as spelled or the way they say it in any Frankenstein movie :D Egor is another Russian male name.

Janice
oh, no it was not me in that black helicopter...really...I swear :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:50 am
by LauraK
Welcome, Igor, and thanks for posting the Russian cover- I really like the horned-heart. :twisted:

Have to say I'm not a big fan of their tag-line ploy. Can't you Avada-Kedavra someone, Joe, and make them stop doing it?

(Btw, are we all going to have to get some sort of tattoo-mask-robe-ensemble and call you My Lord to continue being followers, er.....I mean, fans?)
;)

LK

Welcome, Igor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:28 am
by Barry_Wood
I too welcome you, Igor. I think you might be our first Russian member, though I'm not sure.

A big wave from eastern Canada. Thanks for posting the cover of Joe's book.

:D

Barry