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Old 07-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #136
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It's called whining and I hate whiners.
So if you were one of the many people out there who do not know how to convert eBooks, you'd be happy if eBooks were released in a format your device cannot accept? I think you would not be happy.

This is not a matter of I want this now. It's a matter of if we allow exclusivity then we all lose out in the end.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #137
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It's called whining and I hate whiners.
What if there's a book you REALLY want to read, and it's available as ePub only ? Admitting you can't remove DRM and convert, you would whine too.

Still didn't bought wool even if it's available now, went to read other books in the meantime.
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Thanks for asking. I am very interested to find out how Hugh responds. I had a look and it's not like he's gone with the Kindle KDP and we have to wait 90-days. So I don't actually see why he's doing it this way.
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Does this mean that Hugh is putting up all of his eBooks over at Kobo middle of September or just the zombie one?
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So if you were one of the many people out there who do not know how to convert eBooks, you'd be happy if eBooks were released in a format your device cannot accept? I think you would not be happy.

This is not a matter of I want this now. It's a matter of if we allow exclusivity then we all lose out in the end.
It's so wonderful of you to worry about all those epub device owners who don't know about DRM, but you know... Most of those epub device owners never use any ebook store but they're devices store and if they're smart enough and curious enough to check out Amazon, they're probably smart enough and curious enough to ask around find out how to read it. I'm sure there is a number of books that are epub only that I never see. Don't know, don't care.

But you go worrying about all those Kobo/Nook/Sony readers. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.
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What if there's a book you REALLY want to read, and it's available as ePub only ? Admitting you can't remove DRM and convert, you would whine too.
You do seem to know a lot about me. Since I *do* know how to remove DRM, I don't whine. And you know, I've long ago past my whining stage. Life is to short to bitch about things you have no control over. If you and Jon want to worry about these things, you both can worry for me.
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Does this mean that Hugh is putting up all of his eBooks over at Kobo middle of September or just the zombie one?
I'm putting all my books up at Kobo right now! Just uploaded the second Molly book. Everything else is pending approval.

Kobo just opened up to self-published authors (who didn't want to go through Smashwords) last week. I've been busy prepping files and having my books converted into epubs. I also went through the third Molly book, which had problems as an e-book, and cleaned it up.

All of these books should appear next week. All will be DRM-free, which I'm very vocal about. And I have to tell you, I think Kobo has it going on. I love their website; I love the people who work there; and I love that Wired magazine gave their reader its editors' choice award.

And it's epub, which I'm starting to really, really love.
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Thanks for asking. I am very interested to find out how Hugh responds. I had a look and it's not like he's gone with the Kindle KDP and we have to wait 90-days. So I don't actually see why he's doing it this way.
Amazon has been amazing to me. If I had to live off my sales everywhere else combined, I'd be back at the bookstore and getting a lot less writing done. I also like the lending library, which gets people in with the lure of your book being free. I want to do some promotions with I, ZOMBIE (free days), and this is the best way for me to do that.

The good thing is, as you astutely noted, it's only for 30 days instead of 90. I don't know that I'll do this with other books going forward, but it was an opportunity I wanted to try out. I'm really stumbling my way through all this self-publishing stuff, but I've been rewarded for taking risks so far, for trying new things.

Besides, I'm just saving everyone the awfulness that is I, ZOMBIE. By the time it comes out on other devices, you'll see the Amazon reviews and know to pass on it.
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I seriously doubt it..
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First Shift is still not available in the Oz Amazon store. Anyone know if/when it will be?
I heard from Random House last week that they are hoping to have that up in the next two weeks. They took over the rights to the series in the UK/Australia/NZ markets. Their focus has been on getting WOOL ready for the hardback release; now they're shifting their focus to FIRST SHIFT to have that up as an e-book.

Look at it this way: Your wait for SECOND SHIFT will be much shorter than for everyone else!
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