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Old 03-31-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Fictionwise no longer selling certain books?

I've just logged into Fictionwise and noticed that my Wishlist now only has about a third of the titles I had previously added. From about 100 books it now only lists 27 - the majority of those being Multiformat titles.

Anyone else noticed this? It seems as if they aren't selling books from certain publishers anymore.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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My books are still in my bookshelf and I can still download them even though a lot are no longer for sale.

Penguin Group
Simon & Schuster
Harper Collins
Macmillan

I can say that these publishers are no longer listed. But I do think they will be listed again under the new agency model.

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Old 03-31-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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I saw this too. If I had to bet money I would say that they are working on their system re: pricing changes going in to effect tomorrow (it's tomorrow, right?). Time will tell though.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:21 PM   #4
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^ I hope so. A bunch of the stuff I was about to pull the trigger on is gone. G-O-N-E, gone.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:26 PM   #5
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I also hope it is only temporary. There were some items I was planning to buy as soon as funds became available.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Wow. You're right. I'd built up a wish list of over a 100 books (scuppered anyway by the geographic restrictions). It's now down to just 35.

At first I thought it might be that they'd got rid of titles that I couldn't purchase due to geography, but nothing so useful.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:42 PM   #7
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Ah, it's the group of the 5 publishers pushing the agency scheme, of course. Their titles are unavailable while they sort out the new infrastructure.

Whether the new versions will reappear in our wish lists when they get them back up remains to be seen.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
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Ah, it's the group of the 5 publishers pushing the agency scheme, of course. Their titles are unavailable while they sort out the new infrastructure.

Whether the new versions will reappear in our wish lists when they get them back up remains to be seen.
The problem is that we cannot purchase from these publishers on the last day before the new pricing. So really, they've stolen a day from us.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:50 PM   #9
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My wish list also has shrunk considerably, by about 30%. If they don't replace those items I'll never remember what they were. Oh well, it's not like there aren't plenty of other books to buy. The publishers' loss. I suppose the authors' loss too. I still have 76 books in my wish list, so that will keep me busy for a while.

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Old 03-31-2010, 03:03 PM   #10
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Ack! All but 3 books are gone from mine. I'll never find them again. I'm not sure I even remember what they are. I agree that this is the publisher's loss, but still, what if I had wanted them today? That does seem a bit unfair. I am more and more feeling these days like Fictionwise doesn't much value my business. I am buying more and more often from Kobo instead.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:06 PM   #11
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My WL has dropped to 16 titles from around 50, too, but I'm willing to take a wait and see stance on this. It IS annoying that they've taken away the last day of availability from us, I agree.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:00 PM   #12
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How frustrating, I really wanted to buy one the removed books _today_. It's the third tome of a trilogy and I'm engrossed in it, and now I don't know when I'll be able to read it.

BTW what does agency model mean?

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It looks like I lost a book or two from my wishlist as well.

I suspect it's not just fictionwise that's seeing some glitches from the change. I spent a chunk of yesterday,March 30, trying to buy Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs. I know it showed up in hardcover, and Amazon had it for $9.99. Mobipocket and Diesel had it for $24.99, but nobody else did. The publisher is Penguin. Under the assumption that they're just holding it back until after April 1st, I went ahead and got it from Amazon this morning while I still could.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:23 PM   #14
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How frustrating, I really wanted to buy one the removed books _today_. It's the third tome of a trilogy and I'm engrossed in it, and now I don't know when I'll be able to read it.

BTW what does agency model mean?

Thanks.
I'd check to see if Kobobooks.com has it. They still have a $2 off coupon that can be applied through today.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:45 PM   #15
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Hmm. My wishlist's about 30% the size it was last I checked it. Oh well, it's not like I can buy most books I want there any more anyway.
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