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Old 08-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by llasram View Post
None of Chabon's books seem to be available as e-books. Is he anti–e-book?
When a book isn't available in an electronic edition, I normally point the finger of blame at the publisher first. I don't recall hearing Chabon had an opinion one way of the other.

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Asimov’s has an electronic edition (through Fictionwise), but only has the most recent few issues available for sale – I’m not sure if this a policy they’ve settled on or because they’ve just started doing an electronic edition. They do however have all the Hugo-nominees (and Nebula winners) they ran available for free from their web site.
And Fictionwise also makes them available, in plain text and Mobi formats.

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F&SF also has an electronic edition (again through Fictionwise), and appears to have every issue they’ve done electronically available for sale, running several years back.
What's the earliest edition they carry?

Best Short Form Editor Gordon Van Gelder edits F&SF, and bought it from the former publisher a few years back. Gordon is a very sharp guy, and I suspect he saw that part of the future would be digital. I wouldn't be surprised if F&SF appearing in digital format on Fictionwise didn't coincide with his taking ownership.

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This has me wondering how SF-award e-book coverage over the past few years compares with that of general literary awards. I’d have thought it would be higher, but looking at this, perhaps not.
You mean, expecting more SF in ebook form than general literature?

I wouldn't. For most publishers, SF is simply a fiction genre they publish, along with mysteries, horror, romance, et al. Whether ebook versions are available will depend upon the publisher, not the genre. Baen is a notable exception, both as a specialist in SF/Fantasy, and in commitment to electronic books.
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