Chapter 98 – Sales Volume (2)
“One has never seen a more philistine team than this. The four major publication companies have kicked the other smaller magazine companies to the side. What? It was trying to ascend to heaven with this one magazine, hoping that the sales volume would break through one million?”
In reality, the actual sales volume had been decreasing. At the peak of sales, it had indeed broken through the record of making millions from the magazine, but as the gossip spread on the internet, the fashion magazine had only printed about 200,000 copies.
If they were unable to invite a famous domestic celebrity for an interview for the cover of the magazine, the sales volume would achieve a certain level. However, if they were able to invite a top-tier celebrity, it would be even better. Right now, the fans were passionate about ‘collecting data’ for their idols. No matter high or low the rankings were or even if it was just a periodical, they were competitive. If you bought 300,000 copies, I’ll buy 400,000 copies. If they didn’t spend any money, that means that they weren’t ‘genuine’ enough. The fans each bought about 8-10 magazines and after they received the copies, they gifted the copies to friends and colleagues. While they were at it, they promoted their idols.
But despite how much the fans could buy, the highest record for the sales volume was only about 500,000 copies. When the person above said the sales volume had broken through a million, they were clearly praising Su Jin more than they should.
《Person above: Responding to your post for the last time and please don’t cause any more ruckuses. I know that many fans don’t believe this, but it’s ok. The magazine is about to be published, so once the pre-order is activated, you guys will know if I am saying the truth or not.》
That was how gossip worked. No matter whether it was mostly true or mostly fake, as long as there was a twinge of truth, everyone would believe that the entire post was true.
Quickly, the post became the chaotic battlefield of anti-fans. Su Jin’s anti-fans all believed that she was a straw bag and thought she had eyes above her head. However, her loyal fans quickly retorted and pasted the other artists’ comments regarding Su Jin from different interviews, proving that she was a polite, understanding, humble, and an outstanding artist. She was definitely not how the user in the post had described her to be.
At the same time, numerous fans had surged into Su Jin’s manager’s Weibo, and overnight, there were 20,000 comments insulting Fang Xie.
《What exactly is the studio doing? Neither are you guys opening a Weibo account for our Jin Jin nor have we ever seen you standing up and clearing her name. When is this stupid company closing down?》
《I’ve never seen such an irresponsible team! I’ve never seen such an irresponsible manager! The studio’s Weibo never participated in any promotion and such. Besides forwarding, what else can you guys do? You guys can do jack!》
《#FangXiehasdiedsuddenly?# I’ve had enough of you guys. Jin Jin has been on the first cover of four major magazine companies’ and the studio did nothing about it. Hide, hide, hide! Do you guys think you guys work underground? Why do we need to obtain this piece of information from the anti-fans?》
As they say, fans only tend to do three things daily: report presence, talk nonsense, and scold the company, team, and manager. If they lack any one of them, then the day isn’t considered complete. Especially the manager. They are always the one shouldering the blame and no matter what happens, the fans will always scold the manager first. That makes them feel better.
This night, the passionate and angry fans had formed groups and took turns insulting the manager. After they refreshed the Weibo, a new pinned picture that they had never seen before had barged into everyone’s gazes!
The white horse was standing quietly in the center of the grassland, slightly raising its head, maintaining a graceful stance. On its back was a naked woman with jet-black hair interwoven with flowers, scattering on her shoulder. Her hair had concealed the majority of her body, leaving just a patch of shocking snow-white skin.
Su Jin glanced at the camera and at the same time, the audience behind the camera. She looked serene but there was some sort of charm within her eyes, waiting for people to interpret her mood.
The normally innocent Su Jin was actually naked on the horse’s back! And yet, no one felt that she was being obscene as they were only able to see how pure, confident, and clean she was.
This picture was the cover picture of this week’s 《True Me》. Fang Xie sure knew how to scheme. Besides this picture and a pre-order link, he said nothing.
Everyone had different reactions.
I became a groundhog that only knows how to “ahhhhh.” I’m only in charge of chipping in and buying as many copies as I can afford to!
Did Su Jin change her style? The cover is too beautiful. Although I haven’t taken a look at the fashion magazine in a while, let me buy a copy of this magazine so I can look at this picture.
Damn! I don’t know what to say. This is awkward.
Su Jishi thought… I understand photoshopping the pastureland into grassland and the bikini to my bare body. But he doesn’t need to photoshop me into such a pale-white person, right?