Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #61
cromag
Surfing the alpha waves ~
cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
cromag's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,429
Karma: 12152598
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey
Device: Jetbook Lite, Jetbook Mini, Netbook, and two Androids
I've got 192 ebooks at Fictionwise, but I download and back-up at purchase so this is mostly an intellectual exercise. I have a few ebooks from FW that weren't/aren't available at B&N -- I haven't checked the list yet, but I wondered what would happen to them.

I do liberate my ebook purchases, but it was always just a whole lot easier to buy them that way from the start. I'll miss that.

Otherwise, I've seen this before. I was a big fan of Amie Street, an online music vendor, until Amazon bought them for the sole purpose of shutting them down and directing their customers to Amazon. Their servers were jammed at the end, too.
cromag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #62
Moe The Cat
Bear Melt
Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Moe The Cat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Moe The Cat's Avatar
 
Posts: 748
Karma: 2143153
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Device: Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 (both with Cyanogenmod 11), Blackberry Z30
B&N does maintain a list of titles that can't be transferred from Fictionwise. Perhaps the people who are reporting Fictionwise titles that refuse to show up on their B&N account might find the reason here.
Moe The Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #63
curtw
Outside of a dog
curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
curtw's Avatar
 
Posts: 577
Karma: 1345718
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Device: iPod Touch, Kindle 3, Nexus 7, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moe The Cat View Post
B&N does maintain a list of titles that can't be transferred from Fictionwise. Perhaps the people who are reporting Fictionwise titles that refuse to show up on their B&N account might find the reason here.
Nope. Checked the list before starting the account transfer process. None of my books are on the list, but only three of 121 have appeared in my nook account (so far; customer service asked that I give them 24 hours for everything to show up).
curtw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 03:50 PM   #64
fjtorres
Grand Sorcerer
fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,463
Karma: 58205207
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 26 kly from Sgr A*
Device: PRS-T1, KT, PB701/IQ, K2, PB360, BeBook One, Axim51v, TC1000
I'm wondering...
(I know that trying to make sense of senseless screwups is futile but I like banging my head against walls from time to time.)
What DRM were the files that *did* transfer originally encumbered with?
ADEPT, maybe?
fjtorres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #65
simplyparticular
Breecisely
simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.simplyparticular ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
simplyparticular's Avatar
 
Posts: 573
Karma: 1383380
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York
Device: PW2 & PRS-T2
The 2010 agency launch broke my .pdb iPhone workflow, and led to my apprenticing myself to Calibre, so I've already backed up the majority of my FW and eReader bookshelves.

I haven't gotten the FW email yet, but I did get the one for eReader. I purchased 180 titles from 2003 through 2009. Exactly ONE has transferred

It's one of those Daily freebies promos, not even one I paid for. I've read it, and I disliked it. ETA it was a eReader DRM.

But when I look up some of the books I'm missing on the list that was linked upthread, they aren't on that list either.

Ah well, I avoid B&N and Amazon because I'm still bitter about what they did to FW/eReader and Mobi/Stanza. The early Nook adopters begged B&N to transfer over those bookshelves and we were told no, so I was going to give B&N partial credit for finally doing it, but I'll hold off the applause for now!

Back to shopping from Kobo, reading on my Sony or iDevice, and borrowing from the libraries.

In spite of the entire eBook industry trying to deter me, I still like eReading.

Last edited by simplyparticular; 11-16-2012 at 05:49 PM.
simplyparticular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 03:54 PM   #66
AnemicOak
Bookaholic
AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AnemicOak ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
AnemicOak's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,209
Karma: 28693709
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Minnesota
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
Quote:
Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
I'm wondering...
(I know that trying to make sense of senseless screwups is futile but I like banging my head against walls from time to time.)
What DRM were the files that *did* transfer originally encumbered with?
ADEPT, maybe?
Here's the breakdown for my 19...

Multiformat - 18
LIT - 1
AnemicOak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #67
jhowell
Zealot
jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'jhowell can spell AND pronounce 'liseuse.'
 
jhowell's Avatar
 
Posts: 137
Karma: 39769
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Florida
Device: iPad 2, Kinde PW II
Quote:
Originally Posted by InStim View Post
I have the "email doesn't match issue also. My address is the same on the Fictionwise and B&N accounts, and they had the proper address in the link supplied in the email.
I also have this problem. I have only made a few Fictionwise purchases. I wonder if they meant to instead have a message saying that none of my books can be ported over to BN. I guess I'll check back here later for more news.
jhowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #68
ladyplf
Member
ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyplf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 19
Karma: 485356
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: palm,pocketpc,nextbook 7
Wow, I can't say that I'm surprised about ereader.com but I am about fictionwise although since my pocket pc died and I moved to android I haven't been to either site to shop. I did visit fictionwise just to see what was new but everything that made that site likable was already gone and they couldn't compete with Amazon.com's prices.

The best thing about fictionwise was the unsecured ebooks which I could read on any device anywhere but those days are just gone. It was fun while it lasted but the future is Amazon.
ladyplf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #69
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,425
Karma: 87104680
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
I've just received the following e-mail from FW (I'm in the UK):
That looks to me like Fictionwise thinks you're in the US (note the reference to December 21st as the end date, while for outside US it's said to be 31st January).
pdurrant is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #70
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 63,221
Karma: 41342835
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Onyx T68, N7,
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
That looks to me like Fictionwise thinks you're in the US (note the reference to December 21st as the end date, while for outside US it's said to be 31st January).
Actually you may well be right. I think I did change my address to a US one to get around the earliest form of geographical restrictions which they imposed. That probably explains, too, why my books have been migrated to the US B&N .
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #71
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,425
Karma: 87104680
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Actually you may well be right. I think I did change my address to a US one to get around the earliest form of geographical restrictions which they imposed. That probably explains, too, why my books have been migrated to the US B&N .
Well, you can always move back to the UK at some point, I suppose.

Indeed, I suggest that anyone outside the US or UK with a fictionwise account should immediately 'move' to the UK (or the US - but perhaps that boat has sailed).
pdurrant is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #72
chilady1
I devour books!
chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chilady1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
chilady1's Avatar
 
Posts: 754
Karma: 1285226
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: iPad Air, Kindle 3, iPhone 5s
Just finished confirming all of my books from FW in Calibre. Of the 562 books purchased/freebie - only 20 weren't in Calibre. That's pretty good.
chilady1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #73
FourGold
Opinionated
FourGold will become famous soon enoughFourGold will become famous soon enoughFourGold will become famous soon enoughFourGold will become famous soon enoughFourGold will become famous soon enoughFourGold will become famous soon enough
 
FourGold's Avatar
 
Posts: 26
Karma: 542
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Woodstock,GA
Device: iPhone 5,Kindle Fire HD,Sony PRS 350,Nexus 10,Nook ST Glow,Kindle Pape
I was able to bulk download my existing Fictionwise library. I have been meaning to strip the DRM from my oldest purchases but had never done it - doing it now ! I had forgotten how long ago I joined Fictionwise- my first purchase was 2001! I didn't even have a hand held device until 2003 (Franklin eBookman ). It's sad to see them go...
FourGold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #74
curtw
Outside of a dog
curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.curtw ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
curtw's Avatar
 
Posts: 577
Karma: 1345718
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Device: iPod Touch, Kindle 3, Nexus 7, Sony PRS-T2
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnemicOak View Post
Here's the breakdown for my 19...

Multiformat - 18
LIT - 1
for me, it's 113 Multiformat, and 8 Secure Mobipocket. The three that have transferred were all Multiformat.

P.S.

It looks like the Fictionwise 100-book bulk download limit has been waived. I got all of my Multiformat books in one go. For those of you with 600+, it might make things easier...

Last edited by curtw; 11-16-2012 at 06:02 PM. Reason: added postscript
curtw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #75
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 36,742
Karma: 17806730
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
B&N bought them and then destroyed them. I'm going to sit back and wait for the same thing to happen to them! Rot in hell B&N!
B&N did not destroy Fictionwise. Apple with the help of the agency publishers helped to destroy Fictionwise. Even though B&N bought Fictionwise, the business model that Fictionwise used before agency was not viable. So because of this, they could not really compete. It's a shame that Apple and the others took down a really good eBook store in their attempts to derail Amazon.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forced shut down UchihaNaru Astak EZReader 1 05-01-2011 09:49 AM
v3.0 has me shut down..... lmoore348 Sony Reader 1 09-06-2009 12:18 AM
Automatic shut off? Stacey34 Sony Reader 8 03-14-2009 06:11 AM
Shut-down? scrappnjoyce Sony Reader 9 01-09-2009 11:12 AM
MobiPocket Shut Down!? MatthewStorm News 218 09-04-2007 01:58 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.