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Old 11-25-2012, 07:52 AM   #196
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Really?
Well, yes. It seems ridiculous to have made a rod for their own backs. There's no external time table for the transfer. They could have closed down Fictionwise for new purchases while leaving the downloads available for months.

But even then it seems that technically it's a simple matter to get 90% of the transfers done, given that book title and author are readily available. No doubt there are some instances where the title and author don't match across databases, but the matching should only need to be done once for each title, not for each copy of the book.


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My suggestion is to expect nothing: download and strip DRM ASAP, make multiple backups both on- and off-site, and then sit back with some popcorn to watch the show.
This is certainly sensible advance, and I have now got all but my 8 Microsoft LIT books and 2 USA-only eReader books downloaded and de-drmed. I think the LIT ones are now gone for good, unless they get transferred to B&N.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #197
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Well, yes. It seems ridiculous to have made a rod for their own backs. There's no external time table for the transfer. They could have closed down Fictionwise for new purchases while leaving the downloads available for months.
Exactly.
Self-inflicted wounds are a B&N specialty.

As you say, if they have solved the licensing issues the technical issues shouldn't be leading to the kind of problems we're seeing. (The emails they send link you you to a site that doesn't recognize your email address as valid? Seriously?)

Conversely, if they weren't sure they had all the plumbing in place, why set such a tight deadline, thereby raising the urgency and anxiety level of the customers? Oh, I'm sure there is a valid reason somewhere for the deadline--they may have to vacate the premises because their lease is up or some such--but it does *look* like shoddy planning through and through.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #198
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Personally, I didn't even bother checking out the email. All 112 of my Fictionwise multiformats have been downloaded and backed up. I *really* don't want to depend on B&N for anything.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #199
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Be aware, unlike newer versions of ereaders, with the eBookwise, it's an either/or situation. If you insert the card, the eBookwise will display the contents of the card, and not what's saved in the hardware. (Unlike my Sony, for example, that will show the combined contents of the SD/MemoryStick cards *and* what's saved in the machine's drive).
I can't speak for the eBookwise directly, but on my old REB1100, I was able to see both (used the RB format). The eBookwise seemed to be an REB1200 (which used IMP) in an REB1100 shell. The REB1100 was my first ereader.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #200
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I clicked the link again today and I'm still getting a message saying I'll receive the email with the code from B&N the week of the 19th. That's not possible as it's no longer the week of the 19th.

I've found the phone number on the B&N site and shall be giving them a call on Monday or Tuesday.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #201
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I clicked the link again today and I'm still getting a message saying I'll receive the email with the code from B&N the week of the 19th. That's not possible as it's no longer the week of the 19th.
I have the same problem. No new email since the first one.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #202
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112, that's a lot of purchased e-books in one place !

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Personally, I didn't even bother checking out the email. All 112 of my Fictionwise multiformats have been downloaded and backed up. I *really* don't want to depend on B&N for anything.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #203
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112, that's a lot of purchased e-books in one place !
"That depends." My eReader.com bookshelf page shows 156 purchases from March 2001 to September 2008. That's only about 20 books a year, which isn't a huge number. Note that some of those 156 were freebie offers that I grabbed but haven't read. Also note that for a whole lot of that time, there really weren't that many choices to buy an ebook from.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #204
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I have the same problem. No new email since the first one.
I just wonder why no code since they had over a week to get it out. I have checked my spam folder as well and nothing at all.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #205
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112, that's a lot of purchased e-books in one place !
Not really. I've got well over 400 books from Amazon. And there's a few here who have *way* more than that.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:55 PM   #206
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Not really. I've got well over 400 books from Amazon. And there's a few here who have *way* more than that.

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112, that's a lot of purchased e-books in one place !
I've had 278 purchases in the last 18 months. FW allowed me to try out authors without very much expense. I'll be buying a lot fewer books and trying to borrow more. I'm going to miss FW very much.

And I haven't received my code but I downloaded in mobi, epub, pdf and lit just for good measure.
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I just wonder why no code since they had over a week to get it out. I have checked my spam folder as well and nothing at all.
They probably figured that no code was better than a broken code, like others of us received.
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