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Old 02-04-2010, 10:59 AM   #31
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I didn't include my email address because I was more interested telling the publishers what I want than I was in a $250 prize.

Dude! Don'tcha know, it's all about the money!
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:01 AM   #32
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Dude! Don'tcha know, it's all about the money!
For the publishers it is.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #33
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Hey, I ain't too proud to not take that money. I would have filled it out regardless, but heck, that can buy me a lot of romance novels
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #34
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Done. Totally forgot to mention geographic restrictions though, so I'm mentioning them here.
I did it... TWICE (forgive me, I know I'm shouting)... It's so, so... unright!!!
In that question about what would reduce my downloading ebooks I don't pay... they should add this option:
- If there were not geographic restrictions...
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #35
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Added my 2 cents to the survey. Here's hoping the publishers will actually listen. Of course, the cynic in me expects that they won't.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:51 PM   #36
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I did it... TWICE (forgive me, I know I'm shouting)... It's so, so... unright!!!
In that question about what would reduce my downloading ebooks I don't pay... they should add this option:
- If there were not geographic restrictions...

Thanks, then one of them was for me! I can't believe I didn't remember to complain about them
Geographic restrictions make no sense in the age of the internet. At all.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:55 PM   #37
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I forgot to mention geographic restrictions too, but the cost + drm + quality + lack of books as ebooks to begin with were at the front of my mind.

Geographic restrictions are annoying, but I can also see why companies are having such a bad time getting over them. In time I think those will be solved though with publishers/retailers asking for world wide distribution rights. I hope so anyway.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #38
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I covered geo-restrictions as a subset of 'If the damn book were commercially available in the first place.' in comments.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #39
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:31 PM   #40
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Filled out the form/survey. Wrote a bunch of notes about DRM, business models, and the like. Lectured them a bit on "business 101" -- please PLEASE pass that on to the publishers.

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:19 PM   #41
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You have my 2 cents worth! Good luck with your presentation!
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:39 PM   #42
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The response has been tremendous. Already we have over 1000 entries. Thank you!
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #43
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I'm going to go way out on a limb here, and guess that the vast majority weren't speaking particularly favorably about publishers or pricing.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #44
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Hi all! Jane from Dear Author here. Mobile Read said it was okay for me to post this here.

Survey link here
If you've got a Dreamwidth account, you're welcome to post an announcement/link at the ebooks community. If not, I'll be happy to post it for you this evening. (I don't have access during the workday.)
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:28 PM   #45
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I've posted this (and the link, of course) in an italian forum... Hope there's a lot a "recommendations" for publishers... :-)
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