Get The Latest Stephen King Book At Your Local Phone Booth

from the Stephen-King-and-his-weird-book-promotions dept

Stephen King seems to have a thing for doing odd book promotions. He, of course, made lots of news for his various attempts at publishing ebooks (with varying degrees of success or failure depending on who you talk to). Now, the latest, is this plan to allow people with PDAs to beam a section from his latest book to their Palm devices as they walk by certain telephone booths in Manhattan. There will be posters near the telephone booths telling you can beam part of the book to your PDA and explaining how it works. I wonder how long it will be until someone hacks the system so that it downloads porn instead...

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    Joe Schmoe, 19 Mar 2002 @ 2:23pm

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    Ok, I really appreciate the effort to try something new to stimulate the ebook phenomenon, but I can't help but fear that this will just turn into another failure that the publishing industry can enlist as an excuse for not advancing ebooks. :(

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      Yar, 19 Mar 2002 @ 2:30pm

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      Ebooks fail on their own merits. This is just an example of King caring more about publicity than writing good books. At least this time he's not blatantly gouging his readership.

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    sb, 19 Mar 2002 @ 5:41pm

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    what a stupid god damned idea
    PR stunt
    idiots

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