Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Michael Crichton's Pirate Latitudes UK Trailer
The marketing department at Harper Collins UK sent me a link for a video trailer for Pirate Latitudes:
Pirate Latitudes UK Trailer
Also on YouTube is:
The Making of Pirate Latitudes, a short video on the making of the promotional trailer.
The promotional video is very well done and really whets my appetite for the novel. Though I have to suppress my scream at the end when it reads:
“Available from 16th November”
Pirate Latitudes is also scheduled for release on Monday Nov. 16 in France and Germany, according to the Amazon France and Amazon Germany websites.
I still don’t have an answer from Harper Collins as to why Pirate Latitudes is coming out in Europe eight days before it is scheduled for release on Tuesday Nov. 24 in the US. Perhaps the publisher wants the US edition to come out right before the Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping. The Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the entire year. Some say the name comes from retailers getting back in the black on that day. But for retail store employees, the name tends to reflect our mood at the end of that extremely hectic day.
Whatever the reason, I’m going to be very irked if I have to wait eight days longer for Pirate Latitudes because I live in the US. (In fact, “very irked” is an understatement.)
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