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RandyDrx 05-06-2021 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2397038)
Pre-orders have taken Meghan’s book The Bench to the top of Amazon’s list of books for Children and young readers. That’s within 24 hours of the news breaking about the book’s June release.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/lat...bench-24041792

Meghan can thank the Sussex Squad for that, some of them on Twitter actually admitted that they plan to bulk buy her book.

An Ard Ri 05-06-2021 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2397084)
The Queen has sent a birthday message to great grandson Archie wishing him a Happy second Birthday.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ssage-24048777

William and Kate at KP and Charles and Camilla’s Clarence House account also sent birthday wishes.

Very public birthday wishes from his great grandmother, grandfather and Uncle /aunt in law.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57006672

Osipi 05-06-2021 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by RandyDrx (Post 2397087)
Meghan can thank the Sussex Squad for that, some of them on Twitter actually admitted that they plan to bulk buy her book.

Know what that says to me? A fool and his money are soon parted. I can see being a fan and supporting the Sussexes but bulk buying a book? Hope these people know a lot of kids. :biggrin:

Denville 05-06-2021 05:40 AM

I dbout if they're buying the book because they think its great...

Nico 05-06-2021 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by RandyDrx (Post 2397087)
Meghan can thank the Sussex Squad for that, some of them on Twitter actually admitted that they plan to bulk buy her book.

Sometimes i think the humanity is just simply doomed ...

Betsypaige 05-06-2021 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Claire (Post 2397075)
Personally I hope all parties will be able to patch up the situation. Even Meghan and her family. Heard the same about Edward saying that he was grateful that his children are able to spend time with their grandfathers, as his were nothing more then pictures to him.

I really hope that they are able to resolve this - especially for the children. I was recently reminded that parents who breaks their own paternal bonds unusually see their children break theirs.

I think we all want to see that...but, I donít want that to happen (nor do I think it could) unless Harry frankly deals with the issues he clearly has with his father. Thereís nothing Charles can do, IMO - heís loved and supported his son all along. Until H resolves his feelings, I donít see him ever making overtures to C. Even if the wounds are repaired, Iím not sure things will ever be the same; Harry said things that canít ever be unsaid.

I would love to see Meghan and her father reconcile, too....but Iím not optimistic.

Betsypaige 05-06-2021 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Kataryn (Post 2397086)
Today is Archie's second birthday. Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and both The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall congratulated the little boy on twitter in public. They could have congratulated him in private. For me this is a message that Archie will always be their grandchild and nephew and that they want to have contact with him.

Well of course they love Archie and would love to see him...who thought that wasn’t the case ? Why would they send birthday wishes in private when they always do so publicly?

Claire 05-06-2021 06:03 AM

Sad part about Amazon sales and stats is that it records the sale but not the return & refusal. And since Amazon has such a generous return policy. Well.

I was in the main return depot in the UK last year and the amount of Finding Freedom were like a mountain. People brought them to register the sale and then returned them on delivery. They even buy in bulk so buy over 200 books and then return them. Most still are in the plastic. Unfortunately these books go straight to pulping. Such a waste. I hope that these aren't the same people doing this, but I expect they are.

Curryong 05-06-2021 06:07 AM

I havenít seen any fan of the Sussexes on Twitter planning to bulk-buy Meghanís book. I have however seen discussions online between a poster from Bluebird Books and other people about maybe buying two and donating one in Meghanís name to libraries and to charities who see parents of small children who canít buy books. Several people thought that was a good idea.

Lee-Z 05-06-2021 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 2397090)
Very public birthday wishes from his great grandmother, grandfather and Uncle /aunt in law.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57006672

Prince of Wales *and* Duchess of Cornwall :flowers: if you read these threads you'd think P.Charles was single :smile:

Happy birthday to Archie, maybe he's already looking forward a bit to having a little sister soon :flowers:

Osipi 05-06-2021 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Claire (Post 2397101)
Sad part about Amazon sales and stats is that it records the sale but not the return & refusal. And since Amazon has such a generous return policy. Well.

I was in the main return depot in the UK last year and the amount of Finding Freedom were like a mountain. People brought them to register the sale and then returned them on delivery. They even buy in bulk so buy over 200 books and then return them. Most still are in the plastic. Unfortunately these books go straight to pulping. Such a waste. I hope that these aren't the same people doing this, but I expect they are.

Initial sales could go through the roof but IMO, the success of a book lies in how many printings it goes into. The kind of books that if you have a first edition in hardback, you hold onto it. :biggrin:

Curryong 05-06-2021 06:33 AM

Finding Freedom is going into a paperback edition this June and has already been translated into 14 different languages.

Alison H 05-06-2021 06:47 AM

Of course they're wishing Archie a happy birthday. Whatever wrongs anyone else has done, none of it is Archie's fault. He's just a little kid.

Betsypaige 05-06-2021 07:01 AM

Iíve even seen an article or two state that Charles snubbed Meghan by choosing a photo sheís not in....🙄🙄🙄

Itís sad that Charles had - everyone else, also - to use a very old photo of Archie.

Denville 05-06-2021 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Alison H (Post 2397118)
Of course they're wishing Archie a happy birthday. Whatever wrongs anyone else has done, none of it is Archie's fault. He's just a little kid.

They dont wnat an open breach so they've sent the congrats publicly....

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Originally Posted by Claire (Post 2397101)
Sad part about Amazon sales and stats is that it records the sale but not the return & refusal. And since Amazon has such a generous return policy. Well.

I was in the main return depot in the UK last year and the amount of Finding Freedom were like a mountain. People brought them to register the sale and then returned them on delivery. They even buy in bulk so buy over 200 books and then return them. Most still are in the plastic. Unfortunately these books go straight to pulping. Such a waste. I hope that these aren't the same people doing this, but I expect they are.

why do poeple go to such trouble? why would anyone buy a book and then return it?

Mirabel 05-06-2021 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Leopoldine (Post 2397056)
The book.

Do any of you remember the books you liked as a young child? I liked Amelia Bedelia and Dr. Seuss's "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins".

I loved the Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, had the entire series.

Also the Bobbsey Twins, The Secret Garden and A Little Princess.

Alisa 05-06-2021 07:26 AM

Oh no. No new photo of Archie for his birthday?

Fem 05-06-2021 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2397128)
why do poeple go to such trouble? why would anyone buy a book and then return it?

Because it's still a registered sale. So then someone can write a tweet that the book is number 1 on Amazon, but a big amount of the books will be then returned - and depending on the policy, reused in some way or simply destroyed. It gives people the impression that the book is successful, even when it's not the case.
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Originally Posted by Kataryn (Post 2397086)
Today is Archie's second birthday. Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and both The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall congratulated the little boy on twitter in public. They could have congratulated him in private. For me this is a message that Archie will always be their grandchild and nephew and that they want to have contact with him.

I think it's kind of sad that the only photos of Archie they could use are *almost* two years old.

Obviously they had to make a public post to not fuel the "rift" rumours. I believe the Sussexes wedding anniversary will be given the same treatment. And before someone says anything - that is NOT me saying that they don't want to wish a happy birthday to Archie, but come on, Twitter is not the best way to wish a two year old a happy birthday :lol: Maybe there will be a zoom call or at least presents and cards sent beforehand.

Erin9 05-06-2021 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2397112)
Finding Freedom is going into a paperback edition this June and has already been translated into 14 different languages.



I havenít read the book, nor do I plan to put time or money into doing so (Thanks to all who did!), but isnít the book full of ďsources sayĒ......? Isnít that the majority of what this book is based off?

Erin9 05-06-2021 08:41 AM

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex and Family, News and Events 4: April 2021 -
 
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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2397110)
Initial sales could go through the roof but IMO, the success of a book lies in how many printings it goes into. The kind of books that if you have a first edition in hardback, you hold onto it. [emoji3]



The success to me is also if it is actually a classic. It was billed as an extraordinary debut, an instant classic...very, very gushing. Like a lot of things with the Sussexes, it sounded over the top. (Though I fully get the why of it.)

If it becomes the next Anne of Green Gables or The Secret Garden- (which takes time) then Iíll agree with the glowing assessment of this book in childrenís literature.

But really- people are buying on name recognition.


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