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.)

Links and more info on Michael Crichton at:


Sach said...

I get what you mean, Marla, but there's always worst things. You just have to wait 8 days, but I had to wait a LOT longer for NEXT, when I was still in Sri Lanka. Probably I would have had to wait a month or two, but luckily Ingrid bought a copy and sent to me so the wait wasn't as long as it was supposed to be!
But yeah, I get you, I too am eagerly waiting for it!

Marla Warren said...

Michael Crichton is an American author, so his books should come out in America first. If he was a British author I would have no problem with the book coming out in Europe first.

Oh well, I'll just have to live with it.

eriks said...

Sorry Marla, I have it pre-ordered in Amazon Germany, so if they are quick in sending it, I might be able to beat you in reading it! Well, I promise I won't post any spoilers.... :-)
Anyway, this 8-days lead might be about the only advantage of being in Europe at all nowadays!