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Old 08-21-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Terry Goodkind finally an eBook Author

A lot of people on the forum have been asking for Terry Goodkind's books to be available as eBooks. Wizard's First Rule is now available at BooksOnBoard (in Mobipocket only at the moment) for only $6.88; it's also available at Amazon for $7.18.

This is only the first book in his epic series, but I for one hope the rest do come out and soon.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Mobipocket.com has it too. Hopefully Fictionwise will carry it starting Monday. Been waiting for this for a while.

Thanks for the info!

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Old 08-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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Ah, Objectivist fantasy e-books... I hope Zindell's Requiem for Homo Sapiens gets digitized so they can have a philo-SF e-book smack-down.

Anyone else notice the weirdness that this e-book appears to be published by Rosetta Books -- although not listed on their Web site? And additional weirdness that Goodkind's p-book publisher is apparently Tor?

Hmm...
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:31 PM   #4
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Rosetta Books does a lot of the ebook translations. Not all that good sometimes. But there we go.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #5
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Sony doesn't have it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:39 PM   #6
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Sony doesn't have it.
True, but it is an easy DRM removal/convert to LRF.
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I decided I was seven-dollars-curious re: the whole "Kindle exclusive" vs. "on BooksOnBoard" thing, so I tried to buy it from BoB. Result:

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Error Code: -4
Error Description: Unable to insert a new transaction: book not available for purchase.
Please copy and paste this error in an email to support@booksonboard.com.
So -- Kindle only! Hooray! *dies*
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #8
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I decided I was seven-dollars-curious re: the whole "Kindle exclusive" vs. "on BooksOnBoard" thing, so I tried to buy it from BoB. Result:



So -- Kindle only! Hooray! *dies*
Kucking Findle! It's not fair. :P
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:51 AM   #9
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Actually, it isn't fair to have Kindle only eBooks. It isn't fair to have any eBooks just for a specific device. it is garbage like this that will keep pBooks going.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:55 AM   #10
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Amazon is ruining eBooks.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:18 AM   #11
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Don't you think that it would be a good idea to wait and hear from BoB's support what the reason is that the book can't currently be bought before leaping to conclusions about sisister machinations by Amazon? It could well be no more than an error in BoB's database for the book.
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Don't you think that it would be a good idea to wait and hear from BoB's support what the reason is that the book can't currently be bought before leaping to conclusions about sisister machinations by Amazon? It could well be no more than an error in BoB's database for the book.
The eBook is no longer on BoB's site any longer. I did email support and I'll see what they have to say, but my guess is that it was a mistake and should not have been there.
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True, but it is an easy DRM removal/convert to LRF.
From lit to lrf yes, however, mobi is a lot more difficult I believe.
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And what evidence do you have that Amazon have ANYTHING to do with this?
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Goodkind always deeply believed that the power of novels is connected in part to the physical experience of reading a printed book, and so for years he refused to permit electronic editions of his work. But a hands-on demonstration of the Kindle turned him into a believer that here at last was a technology which provided that powerful reading experience. So, for the first time ever, the opening book in Goodkind's Sword of Truth saga, Wizard's First Rule, is now available exclusively for Amazon Kindle from Rosetta Books Publishers.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/post/PLNK19MGVCS74KOB6

I think the words "exclusively for the Amazon Kindle" have a lot to say about it.
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