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Old 08-14-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and I can't seem to find the Request Area... I am currently looking for Alaska by James A. Michener. In EPUB format if possible. I already find some epub, lrf, txt, pdf versions on the net but always in Spanish or badly rendered...

Can someone point me in the right direction...
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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Doesn't seem to be in eBook format yet (legally).
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
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The only thing I could suggest is going somewhere like Amazon and putting in a request for it to be converted into a Kindle edition. They do listen to requests as several I've requested (and I'm sure others have as well) have later been converted into ebooks.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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Really? Its not converted yet...
The book have been written in 1988...
All his other books already exist in ebook format.
How does this work? Is it automatic for a writer to be converted to electronics or does it depend on customer request?

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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Unfortunately no, it doesn't happen automatically.

It depends upon who has the legal right to sell an eBook to a person in your Geographic location and whether or not he/she is interested in pursuing the matter.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:19 PM   #7
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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You have to wait for a while to get it available on your device.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:04 AM   #9
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I just requested that it be available for the Kindle, and I'd never even HEARD of it!

(sigh) Let this be a lesson to you. Don't click something unless you know what it is.

oh, yeah... The other thing? READ the date before you click [Submit].
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I just requested that it be available for the Kindle, and I'd never even HEARD of it!

(sigh) Let this be a lesson to you. Don't click something unless you know what it is.

oh, yeah... The other thing? READ the date before you click [Submit].
Well, another request for it to be made into an ebook certainly can't hurt. I don't know how quickly it will be but I imagine the more requests they get the more likely they are to see if the publisher can/will allow it to be converted.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #11
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With the comments about Michener's books being available, I went to B&N and found that Alaska, Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii, Texas, Poland and Sayonara are all missing. How disappointing ... Tales, Hawaii and sayonara are three of my favorite books and I look for them every few months.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #12
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Yep, looks like they are 'holding back' the popular ones. Typical.

Frquixote, I'd suggest that in the future you make your subject title more specific to the topic.
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With the comments about Michener's books being available, I went to B&N and found that Alaska, Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii, Texas, Poland and Sayonara are all missing. How disappointing ... Tales, Hawaii and sayonara are three of my favorite books and I look for them every few months.
Good news for Michener fans -- Texas, Alaska, and Hawaii are all slated to be released in ebook format by Random House over the next few months. They still have a ways to go converting all titles to digital format, but at least there is some progress. I am looking forward to adding some of these titles to my library.

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http://www.randomhouse.com/book/sear..._auth=Michener

Click "Ebook" next to the appropriate title for individual release dates.

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Old 10-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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You're welcome, Kenny.

I always wonder why some books are so slow to make it into ebook format. In the case of Michener, I'm guessing his estate just wants things done slowly over time. Maybe it is also not so easy to convert some older books to digital format, so the publisher takes its sweet time.

I don't think anything sinister or litigious was going on with the Michener books, such as what happened to Harper Lee. Now that is a sad story. Her previous agent took advantage of an aging Lee to steal the rights for To Kill A Mockingbird and its royalties. Earlier this year, Lee and her attorneys wrested the rights back, and they are now suing for some of the royalties the agent received when he was holding the rights. I would think that any ebook for TKAM will have to wait until all this litigation is over with. Unfortunately, that means it could be many more years before this great book is officially released as an ebook.

There was an interesting article about the sad and sordid behavior of Lee's agent -- and other agency misbehavior -- in a recent Vanity Fair. An excerpt can be read here:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/20...ute-royalties#

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