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Old 02-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #16
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I bought three for a total of just over $5. And that's all I'm buying.

Fortunately, this coupon came along just as I was once again updating my calibre library, so "I already have too many ebooks" was still fresh in my mind. Kind of killed my urge to shop.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #17
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How long have we been waiting for such a coupon?

021012 - 60% off all eBooks! Expires: Feb 14

Here I'm off, to get some of the follow-up books from the ones I got during January ...

New Analog, Asimov's etc. are there!
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #18
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What is secure reader? I buy the multiformat
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #19
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Thanks managed to rinse the secure reader titles through calibre

Only picked up a few so far mainly just filling in the missing series books from the recent Harlequin sale. BTW if anyone has picked up the two free Nina Bruhns New Orleans series from the KDP slushpile the third Sweet Suspicion is available from fictionwise
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:47 AM   #20
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It's a DRM format with the extension of PDB. It doesn't has indentation but has a working TOC, Bold, Italics...etc It converts very nicely in Calibre. you will need the "tools" to do this but it's not necessary if you want to read it say on your PC. Like B&N epub as it uses your credit card number as the unlock key. There is desktop reader program that you can install and mobile apps like for Android or Apple devices.

It's been around alot longer so say some books you can find there that aren't available anywhere else anymore. I found a few Amazon topaz books in Secure Reader format.
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This is very fortuitously timed as just last week I got around to reading some of the George Alec Effinger I'd been buying last year when it was new release 15% off + 50% or greater coupon.

I'd been mainly going on his reputation and association with Barbara Hambly, one of my favourite authors, and the fact that I really liked his Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson short stories but otherwise had not read and decided after finally doing so that I liked his work enough that I wanted to read more and buy the lot when the next 60% coupon appeared.

And lo and behold, it has! Thanks to the OP for sharing.

Preliminary purchases below. I mainly just picked up the interesting-looking new release stuff which will probably never be cheaper and the things which I'd already determined last year from having sampled early-in-series that I did in fact want to get the rest.

I'll do the next round of "early-in-series" sample-volume getting and continuing-series-fills once the next batch of new releases are out tomorrow.

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1.70 - 1 Whispers [MultiFormat] by Suzanne Rock
2.80 - 1 Adrien English Mysteries [MultiFormat] by Josh Lanyon
2.38 - 1 The Virgin Billionaire's Reversal of Fortune [MultiFormat] by Ryan Field
2.38 - 1 Demon Lovers: A Succubus and Incubus Anthology [MultiFormat] by Kilt Kilpatrick & Inara Lavey
2.38 - 1 In Bed with the Boss [MultiFormat] by Andrew Grey
1.70 - 1 Fortune Cookie Karma [MultiFormat] by L. F. Crawford
1.70 - 1 Spiders From Memory [MultiFormat] by Frances Pauli
1.60 - 1 Test of Faith [MultiFormat] by Aleksandr Voinov & Raev Gray
2.80 - 1 Infected: Bloodlines [MultiFormat] by Andrea Speed
2.80 - 1 Infected: Life After Death [MultiFormat] by Andrea Speed
2.80 - 1 Sticks & Stones [MultiFormat] by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
2.80 - 1 Fish and Chips [MultiFormat] by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
4.00 - 1 Death In Florence [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 Relatives [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
2.00 - 1 The Blind in Darkness [MultiFormat] by Stephen Lewis
2.00 - 1 Murder at Spouters Point [MultiFormat] by Leslie Wheeler
2.00 - 1 The Dumb Shall Sing [MultiFormat] by Stephen Lewis
2.00 - 1 The Sea Hath Spoken [MultiFormat] by Stephen Lewis
2.00 - 1 Murder at Gettysburg [MultiFormat] by Leslie Wheeler
4.00 - 1 The Exile Kiss [Budayeen 3] [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 A Fire In The Sun [Budayeen 2] [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
1.60 - 1 Old Scores [Chris Norgren 3] [MultiFormat] by Aaron Elkins
4.00 - 1 Live! From Planet Earth [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 Heroics [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 Felicia [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 What Entropy Means to Me [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 The Nick of Time [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
4.00 - 1 The Bird of Time [MultiFormat] by George Alec Effinger
2.04 - 1 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March-April 2012 [MultiFormat] by Dell Magazine Authors
1.36 - 1 Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, April 2012 [MultiFormat] by Dell Magazine Authors
1.36 - 1 Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2012 [MultiFormat] by Dell Magazine Authors
1.36 - 1 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 2012 [MultiFormat] by Dell Magazine Authors
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85.56 - Total


I freely admit I got some of the "Ravenous Romance" books, especially that "Virgin Billionaire" thing, almost purely for the lulz.

Apparently there's an entire series of those which are soap-opera-plotted like a line-up of classic Harlequin clichés (time-travel! evil twin! secret baby! Amish escapades! "sexcellent" adventures!), complete with the appropriate type of ADJECTIVE-NOUN-POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE-NOUN title, only all happening to the same m/m couple in an LGBT milieu.

I sincerely hope that it is both well written and cracktastic enough to pick up the rest of the set for the lulz during a future FW extreme-discount coupon sale. And possibly also the same author's gay porno parody mashup of Pygmalion and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil because I'm now kind of morbidly curious about that.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #22
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Yes, definitely recommend Effinger's When Gravity Fails etc.


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1.36 - 1 Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2012 [MultiFormat] by Dell Magazine Authors
1.36 - 1 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 2012 [MultiFormat] by Dell Magazine Authors

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Yes, definitely recommend Effinger's When Gravity Fails etc.
Thanks to all the recommendations lately I've picked a *bunch* of Effinger's books (both novels and short story collections). Will start Gravity Fails as soon as I finish Before They Are Hanged.
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I have no experience with Fictionwise, so I have two questions.

I have a Kobo Vox, what is the best way of getting Fictionwise e-books onto it?

I am in Canada, and I see it's a Barnes & Noble company. Do they sell internationally?

Thanks so much.
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Yes, they sell internationally, but some books are geo-restricted.

For your Kobo, buy MultiFormat books (DRM-free) and sideload the ePubs in the regular manner. "Secure eReader" will need to be stripped and converted.

They've a pretty good selection of quality older backlist science fiction/fantasy if you like midlist authors who've generally fallen out of favour with the regular publishers/reading audience. Here's a set of publisher imprint recs/links I once did for FW-available sf stuff, and here's a more recent post with some more catalogue links included, which you may or may not find useful.

Hope this helps.
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I have no experience with Fictionwise, so I have two questions.

I have a Kobo Vox, what is the best way of getting Fictionwise e-books onto it?

I am in Canada, and I see it's a Barnes & Noble company. Do they sell internationally?

Thanks so much.
If you buy multi format there will be an epub option. If you buy Secure Reader you will need Calibre + Tools to convert to epub or you can install their reader app and use that without converting.
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"Secure eReader" will need to be stripped and converted.
Or use the eReader Android app (not great, but it does work).
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They've a pretty good selection of quality older backlist science fiction/fantasy if you like midlist authors
Thanks so much, to you and Blossom both.
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