On the home page of Michael Crichton’s official website is this announcement:
Michael Crichton’s Pirate Latitudes
Paperback Now Available and Online
Very exciting news. The paperback edition was released in US bookstores September 28.
But what’s very interesting is that the paperback edition of Pirate Latitudes was, according to Amazon, available on April 1 for the UK, France, and Germany. It was also available in Canada as of April 30. I do know the paperbacks did in fact come out then, because I started seeing secondhand ones for sale on Ebay early in May.
As I mentioned in my post on October 20, 2009, the hardcover edition of Pirate Latitudes was released in Europe on November 16 – eight days before the US release on November 24.
The paperback release is not as big of a deal (as I’m assuming the die-hard fans have already read the book by now), but the question remains:
When it comes to Pirate Latitudes, why are US book buyers being treated like bastard stepchildren?
Let’s just hope Europe doesn’t get to see the Pirate Latitudes film first.
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