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Old 06-26-2007, 10:41 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by angelyne View Post
I just got my new Sony Reader and I'm pretty excited!.

Could any one of you recommend good online stores that have large selection of current of Sci Fi and Fantasy books in a format that requires minimal conversion to the Sony format?

I already know about Baen, and I find that their selection is not very current. In any case they don't seem to carry my favorite authors.
Welcome to the Reader family! I'm not sure exactly what you mean by 'a large selection,' but Fictionwise seems to carry a fair bit of SF and Fantasy. Some is really new, some older. It comes from a wide variety of publishers. You'll likely find something there that you like. Just be sure that you stick to what they call 'multi-format' books -- these are the ones with no DRM (which means you can convert them for the Sony Reader with appropriate tools). DRM-full books won't do you any good.

When you say 'I already know about Baen, and I find that their selection is not very current.' you show that you don't really 'know about Baen'... other than their existance, that is.

See, Baen is a publisher, not a bookstore. Thus, the books that they carry are the ones they publish. Selection right up to the moment -- books available there 2 weeks before they hit the shelves. Pretty current! Never out of stock, never out of print. Everything they've published since December 1999. What they don't have -- mostly* -- is books from other publishers. Not 'cause Baen doesn't want to carry them, but 'cause the other guys are not yet clueful enough to realize that Baen's sales model (low prices, no DRM, multi-format) really works. [The mostly* is there because Baen has recently branched out to offer eBooks from the backlists of authors they didn't publish in DTF. They'd be happy to carry your favorite authors too, but can't get the rights. Sigh. If you want an earful, ask about Baen, Tor, and Holzbrink sometime.]
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