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Old 04-17-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hammett Nominee Specials

Hello,
To celebrate the nomination of Leading Lady by Heywood Gould for the Hammett Prize for excellence in crime writing, his site is offering 99¢ downloads of the Leading Lady audiobook and other ebooks on the site, Fort Apache, The Bronx, Cocktail, Corporation Freak. All these books are also available on Kindle, but they are $7.99. Here is the link

http://heywoodgould.com/pages/?p=213

If the link does not work the site is www.heywoodgould.com.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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What format are these eBooks in? The site doesn't say and I will not purchase something I may not be able to use.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:36 AM   #3
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I just see Heywood Gould saying "gees a lot of people downloaded these ebooks when I offered them for free how about I charge 99c and see how it goes this time"

They were pdfs when they were free and the audiobook was mp3.

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Old 04-18-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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Yes, pdf for books and mp3 for audiobook.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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Thanks Patricia1, unfortunately pdf = no sale for me.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:56 PM   #6
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PDF means he doesn't understand eBooks and that is really a shame.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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I would like to correct this. I am looking at the advice on these forums and will research how to convert these books into a true eBook format. My Kindle is on order. I look forward to joining the ebook community.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #8
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Yes, this is a sale. The free book offer was only for the holidays.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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hi tolmitch and welcome to the forum ! if i've understood correctly, you're the author Heywood Gould ? we're always very pleased to welcome new authors to our community and thrilled to see more and more of you getting interested in ebooks !!

i'd recommend that you start learning about the epub format first ; it's the new industry standard format, natively readable on more and more devices (including sony prs 505 and 700, and the iphone using the stanza app) and very easy to convert to other formats, such as mobipocket (drm-free mobipocket can be read on many devices, including the kindle). please take a look in our epub forum to learn about the format and don't hesitate to ask questions ! we've got plenty of knowledgeable and friendly people who are happy to answer !

if you're looking for a very easy way to make an epub book, i recommend you try the wysiwig interface at feedbooks ; if you don't want to make your book available through their distribution plateforme (currently they don't support paid distribution, only free, although they plan to add that feature in the future) you can simply create your book, then ask for a preview in the format of your choice (epub, mobipocket, pdf...) but don't publish it.

and don't miss our writers' forum as well !
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:04 PM   #10
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To answer the question on the site, ePub to cover the Sony devices and Mobi for the others (as an aside, our understanding is that Mobi won't license their format for use on readers with another DRM-capable format, which is why the Sony doesn't have use it.)

Note that both should be possible with the same 'source' HTML file, for instance, using Calibre and Mobipocket Creator.
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To answer the question on the site, ePub to cover the Sony devices and Mobi for the others (as an aside, our understanding is that Mobi won't license their format for use on readers with another DRM-capable format, which is why the Sony doesn't have use it.)
exactly.

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Note that both should be possible with the same 'source' HTML file, for instance, using Calibre and Mobipocket Creator.
...or feedbooks can also do that (enter the text once, all formats generated on the fly from the same source), the main difference being the online interface.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:13 PM   #12
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Thanks for the great advice. We are talking about all the different options.
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