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Old 07-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #151
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I seriously doubt it..
Okay, but I warned you!
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #152
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I'm putting all my books up at Kobo right now! Just uploaded the second Molly book. Everything else is pending approval.

Kobo just opened up to self-published authors (who didn't want to go through Smashwords) last week. I've been busy prepping files and having my books converted into epubs. I also went through the third Molly book, which had problems as an e-book, and cleaned it up.

All of these books should appear next week. All will be DRM-free, which I'm very vocal about. And I have to tell you, I think Kobo has it going on. I love their website; I love the people who work there; and I love that Wired magazine gave their reader its editors' choice award.

And it's epub, which I'm starting to really, really love.
This is good news. I look forward to getting First Shift from Kobo.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:06 AM   #153
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You do seem to know a lot about me. Since I *do* know how to remove DRM, I don't whine. And you know, I've long ago past my whining stage. Life is to short to bitch about things you have no control over. If you and Jon want to worry about these things, you both can worry for me.
I know how to remove DRM. I just don't want to bother with it. And have an ePub that is a baldy codded calibre conversion... Yurk !

And i was speaking of "can't" as in "drm hadn't been hacked and there's no way anyone can remove it".

Good to know hugh. Maybe i shall remember to get wool at some point. When i'm done reading the books i've bought
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:07 AM   #154
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I heard from Random House last week that they are hoping to have that up in the next two weeks. They took over the rights to the series in the UK/Australia/NZ markets. Their focus has been on getting WOOL ready for the hardback release; now they're shifting their focus to FIRST SHIFT to have that up as an e-book.

Look at it this way: Your wait for SECOND SHIFT will be much shorter than for everyone else!
WOOHOO!! 2 weeks (hits page refresh constantly). I can't wait.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #155
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I'm torn between reading Wool or Divergent.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #156
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I'm torn between reading Wool or Divergent.
Read Wool Omnibus and then Divergent after.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #157
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Read Wool Omnibus and then Divergent after.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #158
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I'm torn between reading Wool or Divergent.
I have read both and I preferred Wool. If you're a teenage girl, you will like Divergent better.

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #159
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According to Hugh, he doesn't care about readers who do not have a Kindle. So please, don't buy this at least until it's available elsewhere in ePub. To release it in ePub a month later is just wrong.
Please cite your source. I don't believe that Mr. Howey ever said such a thing.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #160
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Please cite your source. I don't believe that Mr. Howey ever said such a thing.
I never would. I happen to own a Kobo and a Droid tablet. My wife has a Kindle. I write on a Mac and use the iBookstore and iTunes regularly. I worked in a Barnes and Noble for two years while in college and spend most of my money in their awesome stores. Sony gets all my money via my PS3 and PSP. I certainly don't play favorites.

However, if B&N reached out to me about doing some promotions, I would be jumping up and down and dancing a jig. I've never heard from them. I get emails from the teams at Kindle, the iBookstore, and Kobo all the time. They work with indies no differently than they work with their major publishers. As long as we make readers happy, they don't care how we published or with whom.

I'm hoping B&N chooses to do something similar with my books. I've had my works up on their site longer than I have at Kobo or the iBookstore. In fact, I left the Kindle Select program *because* I wanted to support Nook owners. I was getting a sprinkling of emails from people with other devices begging me to leave Select, which would mean giving up a ton of money every month from the lending library. I did this anyway. I've been losing money every month in order to not be Kindle-exclusive. I keep hoping this money will be made up by purchases in other outlets, but it isn't even close. I do 95% of my sales on the Kindle store. And so, in supporting owners of other devices, I've taken a huge pay cut (we're paid for every "free borrow" by Amazon).

I keep hoping this will turn around, but from what I've been told, piracy is much more rampant with epubs and on other devices. Kindle owners, for whatever reason, tend to spend more money. I get emails from people now and then who have "sampled" my book from download sites. They paypal me a few bucks and compliment the work. I enjoy this, and don't believe in fighting piracy (all my books are DRM-free to make it easier on the end-user to do what they want with them). Still, it is a concern.

All this rambling is just to point out that I do support all devices and all users. And I've made decisions to assist them which have had a negative impact on my earnings. Amazon wanted I, ZOMBIE for a 90-day window. I wasn't going to do that to my tiny other fraction of readers who read on something else. We agreed to 30 days. And somehow, fighting my primary distribution network (and payer) in order to make life better for those who provide only a fraction of my ability to write for a living makes me a bad guy.

I don't see how I could possibly win.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #161
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Funny name for a series of books, but I totally loved this dystopia fantasy series. Any fans out there for Wool?

Wool 1,2,3,4,5, is actually a series of short stories about a civilization living in an underground silo (all 141 floors), where bad behavior is punished by exile to the surface. Short reads, but totally fascinating.

I actually purchased the Wool 1 by mistake for 0.99 on Amazon.com, and what a good mistake that turned out to be.
Just started reading this last night.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #162
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Keep churning out stuff like Wool and trust me... we'll all win.

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Too ass-kissy?? Oh well... the sentiment was sincere even if the delivery was slightly cheesy.
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