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vs how many more books were sold due to the show? Those box sets (and a ton of hardcover ADWD) were selling like hotcakes to people who had no interest before the show. HBO didn't want the show to go forward if they couldn't end it and with the way print media is dying, I'm sure the publishers would take a fat royalty check + a bunch of new sales now over a possible reduction in sales on the final two books in the future.

 

The show has been great for the books. As I pointed out that makes the publishers even more determined to protect the franchise because as munchausen says...

 

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... but I bet the royalties from the tv series dwarf what they're making selling the books.

 

They're making 100 million dollars from the sale of the 15 million or so books. Who's going to fuck that up for a few million dollars in royalties?

 

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Lefty, get your point from the publisher's perspective. But why would HBO shackle themselves to a contract where they're reliant on a guy that takes up to 6 years to get an installment completed? I suppose they could simply cancel the show in the event any serious problems come up. As of now they're gauranteed a 4-5 years of great press and ratings (i'm actually not sure of the numbers for GoT relative to other/previous HBO shows). They may just walk away if Martin puts them in a bind. What if some viewers switch/cancel their subscriptions, it was bound to happen at some point anyway. Plus there'll always be another show to bring new viewers to the channel.

 

4.4 million viewers on the last episode, that's why. HBO needs martin more than the publishers/martin need hbo.

 

It going to be interesting as the show is a slog to produce and will be more and more expensive as the main actors demand more compensation for giving up a decade of their lives.  HBO will be faced with a tough decision - shut it down or end it quickly. And I don'r believe the latter will be an option. 

 

Here's what I think - everyone will deliver their end. Martin probably has reams of chapters ready to go. The show will slow down next year and still have two massive books to get through.  

 

If I could engineer it I would have the final book and the show dovetail into a perfect simultaneous release. It will be a geek's wet dream.  

 

lefty

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I would be frantically turning the pages while trying to follow what's going on onscreen
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Or stitch could just spoil it for you.

 

lefty

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If I could engineer it I would have the final book and the show dovetail into a perfect simultaneous release. It will be a geek's wet dream.  
lefty

that would be amazing.
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Or stitch could just spoil it for you.
lefty

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The sudden death of James Gandolfini has made me even more terrified that GRRM is going to drop dead soon.
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The sudden death of James Gandolfini has made me even more terrified that GRRM is going to drop dead soon.

RIP james. frown.gif

he was one my favorite actors, and ill miss seeing his work.
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Also doubt Martin would piss off his core fans.



lefty

What little I know of his history suggests you may be giving him too much credit.
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Maybe. I don't follow the guy and have only read asoiaf and Sandkings, but isn't he a fanboy at heart? Attending all the conventions to geek out with the lads? 

 

lefty

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Maybe. I don't follow the guy and have only read asoiaf and Sandkings, but isn't he a fanboy at heart? Attending all the conventions to geek out with the lads? 

lefty

Well, apparently now he has the choice of hanging out with female porn stars looking to get cast in the show or convention fanbois.
Edited by lawyerdad - 6/28/13 at 6:08pm
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It's going to be another of these situations.

 

 

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ZOMG BOOK RELEASE UPDATE!!!!

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My sister just told me she auditioned for a role for season 4.
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^ Where are the auditions?
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She's in London, so I'm guessing around there.

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did she get a call back?
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