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Old 11-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #31
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Just one more reason why I am glad that I have downloaded and stored ALL my books in Calibre. I will of course miss FW and I also will go through my entire library and ensure that I have all the books purchased on the site in Calibre.

RIP FW! I think we all knew it was just a matter of time.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #32
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FW was the store which got me into buying commercial eBooks in the first place (prior to them, I just read public domain stuff). Now, though, they're just... irrelevant. I wonder how long any of the non-specialist independents (eg BooksOnBoard) can survive.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #33
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FW was the store which got me into buying commercial eBooks in the first place (prior to them, I just read public domain stuff). Now, though, they're just... irrelevant. I wonder how long any of the non-specialist independents (eg BooksOnBoard) can survive.
Not long, I fear.
I'm actually surprised they've lasted this long.
Unless the majority of the mainstream publishers go DRM-free their business model has limited growth potential.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #34
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19 of my 440 transfered. I didn't expect 440 new books to show up in my B&N account as some titles are duplicates due to the eReader copies they gave when OverDrive dropped them, but I thought it would be more than 19. What did transfer seems completely random and strange. One of the books is from a now defunct publisher and a couple others are with different publishers now than the versions in my account. I wouldn’t think they’d be able to get the rights to do that. Also they transferred one or two books from various publishers, but there are tons more from the same publishers that they didn’t transfer in fact B&N is now trying to sell me books I have in my FW account based on the few that did transfer.

I hope more than the 19 transfer over (although I do have backups of my FW account) otherwise the whole transfer thing seems pretty pointless.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #35
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Out of 156 books, five transfered over. Of course B&N found five books that are not in my Calibre library - because I hated them so much they were deleted with glee. What are the odds of only picking books I despised?

Luckily I only did the transfer out of curiosity as everything was previously backed up.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:24 AM   #36
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Has anyone seen any new books appear since the initial transfer?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:29 AM   #37
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A list of books unavailable for transfer...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/contai....asp?PID=45600


So far I don't see anything from my account on the list.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #38
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I clicked on the transition link and it claims my email doesn't match their records.
The same email address they sent me the fictionwise shutdown notice to which is the same email address for my (vestigial) Nook account.
Ah, B&N is still B&N, even when they try to do something right.
Mind you, I never bought anything from Fictionwise I couldn't de-DRM and promptly did so, but still...

I'll try again later but I have no expectations of any change.
I am in the same boat. Anyone tried emailing them about this?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #39
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I only had two books come over in the initial transfer. Though the page *did* say that it would take some time. I figure I'll wait until Monday before I bug support.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #40
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I am in the same boat. Anyone tried emailing them about this?
B&N user support has a reputation that suggests it would be futile.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #41
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I find myself wondering if they're also excluding books that were bought for effectively 'free' as part of one of FW's long-ago deals - the ones where you got free micropay money with a purchase to spend on other ebooks. That might go some way to explaining why out of nearly a hundred books, I'm seeing perhaps a dozen at best.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:20 PM   #42
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Is it possible some of those books simply aren't available to B&N in the first place? I've never used them, so I have no idea how wide a range of books they have compared to Amazon.
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Is it possible some of those books simply aren't available to B&N in the first place? I've never used them, so I have no idea how wide a range of books they have compared to Amazon.
No - I have a large number of books that are available to B&N, and that aren't on their exclusion list, that haven't transferred over.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #45
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