Chapter 100 – Sales Volume (4)
“Young lady, you came late.” The owner pointed at the guy in athletic wear nearby and said, “Do you see that? They’re all from the athletic department! The group of guys were like robbers. Before my magazines were even hauled out of the car, they bought all the magazines away!”
Li Jun glanced over and saw that the athlete walking in the front row and happily holding a copy of 《Real Me》was her ex-boyfriend!
Bastard! Even though we’ve broken up, he continues to be my love rival! As expected, dating will delay my chasing after the celebrities!
Li Jun was fuming with anger. She was forced to ride her bicycle and hurry to the other major magazine booths in the university city. There were tens of thousands of people in the university city, and countless magazine booths. There’s no way that the other magazine booths wouldn’t have copies, right?
In the end, she went to each one of the booths and got only three lonely copies. Don’t mention going back to give them to the greedy guys in class, but it wasn’t even enough to share with her roommates.
This didn’t just happen within this particular university city.
From north to south, east to west, whether online or offline… almost everyone had immersed themselves in this popular discussion.
However, there were some people insulting the magazine cover and others complaining.
There were quite a few students and parents who criticized Su Jin’s cover, saying that she was too exposed and dared to shoot a magazine cover naked. What was with this poor conduct?! Especially the posters hung on the magazine booths with 1:1 ratio, making it extremely clear for everyone to see. It’d be such a bad influence on children, should they see this!
And Su Jin’s anti-fans… Well, this bunch was nitpicking and finding faults in even the minor details, saying that no one could recognize her after photoshopping the picture. The photographer must be a bald head for taking on such a task. They went on to even say that she was shameless and must have slept with everyone in the magazine company…
The unbearable comments, Su Jishi simply laughed them away.
“There are tens of thousands of stupid people in the world. But it’s fine. As long as there’s more people who like me than hate, that’s enough.”
When A-Shan heard this, he raised his arms and exaggeratingly said, “Good girls can’t curse!”
“How many times do I need to remind you that I’m not a ‘good girl’?”
She was arrogant, unrestrained and full of confidence. She wasn’t a ‘good girl’ according to the standards. So what? That’s how she was. That’s how Su Jishi was.
Fang Xie had only then received a call from the magazine’s chief editor. The Publishing Department had already calculated the total sales and the number was not just the highest of the year, in fact, it had broken the record for the last five years!
Fang Xie was extremely excited and said, “Sister Su, A-Shan, Xiao Xia, guess the number of printed copies there were for this issue of 《Real Me》?”
《Real Me》was a monthly magazine and there was a fixed 200,000 copies per issue. Before this, the highest number of printed copies was last year’s 《20th Anniversary Luxurious Special Collection》.
Xiao Xia took a calculated guess. “500,000?” Her eyes widened at her own words. “There’s definitely 500,000 copies, right?”
Fang Xie nodded and smiled. “A bit higher.”
A-Shan immediately said, “600,000! That’s a lucky number!”
Xiao Xia and A-Shan glanced at each other and said in unison. “800,000!”
“That’s right!!” Fang Xie yelled and said, “As of yesterday, there are a total of 800,000 sales! Although we didn’t manage to hit 1 million, no one has ever hit this number before!”
Seeing that the trio was genuinely happy for her, Su Jishi glanced at them and was stunned. She suddenly couldn’t help but laugh as well.
Because of her personality, Su Jishi wasn’t interested in the entertainment circle at all. If there was the time to scroll through gossip within the entertainment circle, she would rather research the factors of the ore. She was determined that if she worked her way up the entertainment circle with the name “Su Jin,” she was basically just cleaning up the mess for her sister. Besides, there wasn’t a bright future for her two months after entering the entertainment circle, but she had seen all sorts of bizarre people already. This strengthened her hatred towards the entertainment circle.
But when she freely chose a theme for the shoot and immersed herself into the job and finished it, she had done better than she’d expected… In this moment, she was engulfed by a huge sense of accomplishment.
This honor didn’t just belong to her, but also her team, cooperative partner, and fans. Everyone had worked together to create this legend and miracle.
It was said that the entertainment circle was the place where dreams become real.
Su Jishi understood now.
This place wasn’t as bad as she thought… right?
Seeing that Su Jishi hadn’t been saying anything and just faintly smiling at them, Xiao Xia asked in confusion, “Sister Su, aren’t you happy?”
“Happy, of course I’m happy.” Su Jishi said, “The last time I was ever so happy was when my paper was forwarded 20 times.”
Xiao Xia didn’t understand and asked confusedly, “Paper? Sister Su, when did you write a paper?”
Oh no! Fang Xie thought. Xiao Xia didn’t know that Su Jishi wasn’t the Su Jin of the past. Are, are, are they going to be exposed now?
Who would have expected Su Jishi to say in a proper and calm manner, “I wrote one in my dream.”
Fang Xie: “….”.
Xiao Xia snorted and acted cute. “Sister Su, you have a great sense of humor!”
Fang Xie hurriedly wiped the sweat off his head and shifted the topic, saying, “Ok, ok, let’s continue to talk about business.”
He took out his phone and scrolled over and stopped at a newly installed app. “Ok, for 《Real Me》, besides having a hard-copied magazine, there is also an electronic version. However, the electronic version wasn’t complete before. There weren’t many that knew about it. Using the hype that Su Jin’s photoshoot has created, 《Real Me》pushed for the electronic version. Not only were there HD pictures that people could save on their phones, there were also highlights. Highlights from when you were riding a horse on the racecourse and some interactions between you and Linda Hu.”
Su Jishi wasn’t really interested. “So?”
“So…,” Fang Xie said, “People need to buy the electronic version as well. They just need to log into their WeChat to pay. It’s only $5 for the magazine and those rich fans can buy it many times.”
As he said this, he brought up the reward rankings in the app.
“Sister Su, look at the #1 on the rankings. Don’t you find the username that brought 5,000 electronic magazines to be familiar?”
Su Jishi curiously looked down and glanced at the sparkling rankings.
Oh! This WeChat id “Mr. Mu” is indeed familiar.