Chapter 1600: A paranormal event takes place around the world!
Translator: Legge Editor: Legge
The next day.
In the morning.
After Zhang Ye washed his face, he ate breakfast before returning to the study.
When the door closed, he opened up the game ring’s inventory to retrieve the Lucky Medal and put it on. The Lucky Medal instantaneously shattered as a stream of white light shot out of it, rippling in all directions through the entire world.
The Lucky Medal had been activated.
Counting down: 57 hours.
Then Zhang Ye sat down in front of the computer and started waiting!
Give me more sales!
All he wanted was that!
At crosstalk comedian Tang Dazhang’s house.
Today, his wife and child were both at home.
His wife asked, “Old Tang, do you have any performances scheduled for today?”
Tang Dazhang was looking at the computer and smiling absentmindedly. He said, “No, hur hur.”
“Why are you so happy?” his wife wondered.
Tang Dazhang chuckled and said, “The sales for Gone with the Wind are no longer moving. Several of the world’s literary giants have finally appeared and are fighting him. They have already snatched away quite a bit of the market share, so his chances of getting the Nobel Prize are as good as gone.”
His wife said in a speechless manner, “Your feud with him was so long ago.”
Tang Dazhang rolled his eyes. “I’ll be at odds with him my entire life! Hmph!”
His wife advised, “He’s still bringing glory to the country. Besides, I’ve heard that this novel is pretty good. A few of my friends and colleagues are all reading it.”
Tang Dazhang said anxiously, “Don’t you dare buy it. I’ll take it up with whoever does!”
His wife said, “I know, I know, I won’t buy it.”
Tang Dazhang harrumphed, “I won’t let him gain any increase in his book sales, not even by a single copy!”
Ding dong. The doorbell rang. It was a courier.
His wife smiled and said, “The technical books our son ordered are here.”
A large box of books that looked extremely heavy was delivered.
But when they opened it up, they were dumbfounded!
Gone with the Wind!
Gone with the Wind!
Gone with the Wind!
There were a total of 53 books inside, and all of them were Gone with the Wind!
Tang Dazhang spat out a mouthful of blood!
His son said in shock, “I, I didn’t buy these!”
His wife was stunned. “Did they send it to the wrong address?”
His son hurriedly contacted the seller online. In the end, the seller turned out to be black-hearted. After haggling for a long time, they still refused to accept a return on the items!
Tang Dazhang was so furious at this!
Over fifty copies of Gone with the Wind?
Do you fucking expect me to open a bookstore!
The enraged roar of Tang Dazhang rang out inside the house. “Zhang! Why the hell do you keep haunting me like this!”
At a bookstore.
Seto Kyoko and her friends were out window shopping.
“Isn’t this the English edition of Gone with the Wind?”
“Weren’t you the editor for Zhang Ye’s One Piece comic?”
“Do you want to buy a copy?”
When Kyoko heard this name, she shivered from head to toe. She said angrily, “Don’t mention him. I’ve sworn that I would never read another work by this great eunuch! Let’s go, let’s go!” A moment later, someone in front bumped into her, pushing her into the bookshelf that Gone with the Wind was displayed on. It shook from the force, and a copy of Gone with the Wind slid into the bag that she was carrying, unnoticed.
They returned to the office.
When Kyoko got back, she opened the bag and discovered the book in it.
“When did I buy this?”
“Heavens, what’s going on?”
She felt like she had seen a ghost and quickly threw the book aside.
But after thinking about it, she felt that since it had been bought, she couldn’t let the money go to waste.
Kyoko clenched her teeth. Her English was pretty good, so she ended up flipping through a few pages. Once she did that, she found herself unable to stop as she got more and more fascinated by what she was reading.
It was time to start working again. The other editors gradually arrived back at the office as well.
“Ah, Kyoko, what are you doing?”
“Why are you reading Zhang Ye’s book?”
Kyoko almost burst into tears. “I don’t know how I ended up buying it.”
Many of the editors cast her a contemptuous glance before placing the things in their hands down. Some of them had bought boxed lunches back, while others went out to buy comic magazines to read. All of a sudden, a lot of people exclaimed in shock!
A female editor shouted, “Ah, why is there a copy of Gone with the Wind in my bag?”
A male editor said, “Damn, why do I have a copy too?”
Another female editor said, “Oh my God, I’m sure I bought a copy of Bangalore’s new book. That bookstore employee is too unprofessional. How could he get me the wrong one?”
Everyone was dumbfounded!
It was as though they had all encountered a ghost!
At a publishing company, the editors were currently holding a meeting.
The editor-in-chief said, “Let me say this: There isn’t a need to promote Gone with the Wind any further. The momentum for this book has weakened, and besides, it was written by a Chinese guy. Our focus will still be on the sales of our own domestic books. Isn’t that American writer vying for the Nobel Prize in Literature? There’s no reason for our publishing house to not support it. Therefore, I want all aspects of our marketing and publicity efforts to focus on the American writer’s book. We can attempt to sell a few of the Japanese and Indian writers’ novels as well.”
“I will arrange it right away.”
Everyone responded positively.
Suddenly, an employee ran in and panted, “This is bad!”
The editor-in-chief kept a straight face. “What’s the matter, Will?”
Will said in panic, “Our guys at the printers got it wrong!”
The editor-in-chief was startled. “Got what wrong?”
Will said in tears, “The novels scheduled for printing have been mistakenly printed as Gone with the Wind!”
“What?” The editor-in-chief shot to his feet. He said in a trembling voice, “How many copies were printed by mistake?”
Will did not dare tell him. “Um, uh—”
The editor-in-chief roared, “Speak!”
Will wiped his sweat away. “A million copies!”
The editors in the conference room nearly fell out of their chairs!
The editor-in-chief saw red!
A million copies?
A million copies were wrongly printed?
How many years would it take to sell all of that!
A female editor quickly asked, “So, Chief Editor, the direction of the marketing you wanted us to take, should we go ahead and implement it as you said? If there’s nothing else, we’ll get back to our work.”
However, the editor-in-chief surprised the room. “Implement, my ass! I want all of the publicity and marketing efforts to fully focus on Gone with the Wind! Push it! Sell it! Put it on sale! Make sure to sell them all!”
Everyone was horrified!
On this day.
The entire world was in chaos!
Some people returned home to find a copy of Gone with the Wind in their bags.
Some people placed orders online and realized that they had bought the wrong book after it was delivered.
Some publishing houses printed the wrong books and ended up approaching other publishing houses they had a better relationship with to help them share the burden so as to reduce their losses. As a result, the replies they got shocked them ever more: Eh, you guys mistakenly printed Gone with the Wind too?
Mistakenly printed it too?
What the fuck is going on?!
What the hell is this!
On this night, the entire world felt like they had encountered a paranormal event!
On the same day.
Gone with the Wind’s sales figures broke records once again!
The sales of the novel had nearly come to a standstill under the assault of the other Nobel Prize nominees’ works. 7.3 million. 7.4 million. The rate of sales crawled to a slow. It had lost the momentum it had at the beginning. But on this day, the sales of Gone with the Wind exploded again. It blew up so greatly that it chilled everyone in the world!
8 million copies!
9 million copies!
10 million copies!
It surpassed 10 million copies in sales!
Now, the population of the world was stunned!