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post #51 of 96 (permalink) Old 08-29-15, 11:10 AM
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At the end of the day, though, they're putting out a luxury product that no one is forced to purchase.
Very true. I think we're starting to see a change amongst the readers though. When they started releasing the likes of Brotherhood of the Storm and Aurelian they sold out instantly. Nowadays we're seeing the LE books hang around on the BL site for months. I think we might well see the same thing with this.
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And they can cling to that justification while their audience shrinks as they grow sick of skyrocketing prices, scattershot releases, lack of communication, and shriveling content.

It says something when the first edition of Talon of Horus actually brought their servers to a screeching halt and was basically sold out as soon as it became available, while they're still trying to sell a book by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, one of their most beloved and acclaimed authors, about Ragnar Blackmane, one of their oldest and fan-favorite characters.

It says something when people used to pitch fits at their pricing and policies, their increasingly evident contempt for the customer, and now it gets met with nary a shrug and a blase "I'll pass."

The antithesis of love is not hate, but apathy. That applies to businesses as well. Of course outraged customers are an issue, but you know what? Those customers are still engaged, and still invested. When your customers just go, "Meh" and move on by, you've really lost them: they're disengaged, they're no longer invested, and it's one very small step until they're no longer your customers.
Spot on, csw.

And I'd like to reiterate: I don't think this is a good business model. I love Dembski-Bowden's writing, but I cannot wrap my head around Black Library's priorities. This is the latest in a line of stories that feature half the page count of the average modern novel for twice the price, while citing fancy packaging as literally the only justification for the added cost.

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Good story, very throwaway though. 55 was steep but I enjoyed it and I haven't bought a BL book in ages so wasn't too put off by it.
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half the page count of the average modern novel for twice the price,.
Oh behave P. It's far more than twice than the price!
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Could anyone summarise the plot? With spoilers preferably
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Had to test that. Been a while since I posted spoilers on a mobile.



Probably not a spoiler but Jarlsdottyr from emperors gift gets a mention as she was last seen by the wolves fighting alongside flesh tearers so she's not very popular with the wolves anymore.

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Probably not a spoiler but Jarlsdottyr from emperors gift gets a mention as she was last seen by the wolves fighting alongside flesh tearers so she's not very popular with the wolves anymore.
Is it said that she's not in the favour of the Wolves anymore? Or just that she was with the Flesh Tearers.
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