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Old 09-04-2008, 07:24 PM   #61
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:19 PM   #64
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:34 PM   #66
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How many are dupes and self-published?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:37 PM   #67
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How many are dupes and self-published?
Duplicates have their own AISN number so they aren't really duplicates (same with paper versions). Self-published titles also have their own AISN.

I have found no way to separate the self-published books from those issued by publishing houses but my impression is that they are a very small percentage of the total.

You may want to send a note to Amazon and ask them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #68
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How many are dupes and self-published?
I'd like to know that as well
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:11 PM   #69
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I bought the Kindle for academic books - I need a large library and will probably be moving to a different country eventually. Bit of a leap of faith as the selection is currently quite poor. Anyway, I'm going to add a couple of semi-random searches to the lists here periodically to see how the more specialized part of their library is improving (unless anyone objects...)

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Manifolds 58
"riemannian manifolds" 13
"Complex Analysis" 65

That's pretty good growth from the last time I looked if I remember correctly. Not sure how the publishers are deciding on their priorities though - the number of books available may have increased, but none of the notable gaps I noticed last time have yet been filled.

precalculus 5
"college algebra" 2

I am *amazed* at the lack of undergraduate level titles. Amazon are really missing a trick here. Or, perhaps, greedy publishers are - do they not realise that it's in their best interests to promote these formats? After all, you can't resell a Kindle book at the end of the semester.
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #70
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To be honest, since most academic eBooks are PDF, the new DR from iRex would be your best choice at the moment.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:18 PM   #71
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I may well be missing a huge ebook store somewhere (let me know if so!), but I can't say I've seen many of the titles I'd be interested in available in PDF, or indeed in any format/location other than at Amazon!
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #72
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How many are dupes and self-published?
Exactly! Anyone can submit "a book" and Amazon will count it in the total Kindle books available. If they were to separate the published by authentic publishers vs. self-published, I think we might see how many titles are truly available. That said, Amazon does have quite a few 'real' titles!
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Exactly! Anyone can submit "a book" and Amazon will count it in the total Kindle books available. If they were to separate the published by authentic publishers vs. self-published, I think we might see how many titles are truly available. That said, Amazon does have quite a few 'real' titles!

I was just about to post something similar
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #74
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I just noticed that when I order the books from "low to high" pricing in the Kindle Store, nearly all of those very cheap (mostly porn-ish) titles have been removed. Less expensive classics are now showing up on page 2 instead of page 100 and something. I know people have been complaining about these titles and asking that they be separated out from the more normal titles. Looks like Amazon has listened.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:43 PM   #75
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I was on a Kindle site today and found an article where an Amazon spokesperson indicated that they realize the value of an ereader for students.
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/a...ves/146874.asp
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