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Old 02-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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Sounds like a good reason to not bother with grabbing anything there to me.
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Sounds like a good reason to not bother with grabbing anything there to me.
Agreed. I have bought books from there to say thank you but to suddenly make all my previous library not downloadable they've lost my business.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #18
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Agreed. I have bought books from there to say thank you but to suddenly make all my previous library not downloadable they've lost my business.
Being forced to use their apps is bad enough, but it sounds like you also have to be connected to the internet to read? No, just no.
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Being forced to use their apps is bad enough, but it sounds like you also have to be connected to the internet to read? No, just no.
I second that that No. Here's their Facebook page if anyone wants to complain.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #20
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I guess you can go sit at the library and read online?

And yes, I agree... on both points.
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I guess you can go sit at the library and read online?

And yes, I agree... on both points.
Well I will just have to get them epub from Nook now. I am happy that some of the christian publishers on Amazon are starting to replace topaz with KF8 books. So I might not need the epub version much longer.
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Heads up! I just read over at DA that's Samhain has pulled their titles from Books on Board due to non payment. We also know Hachette titles are missing from their store just to name a few.

At this point I would be sure to backup all your past purchases. This can't be good but it looks like BOB could be on it's way out.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #23
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Heads up! I just read over at DA that's Samhain has pulled their titles from Books on Board due to non payment. We also know Hachette titles are missing from their store just to name a few.

At this point I would be sure to backup all your past purchases. This can't be good but it looks like BOB could be on it's way out.
The non-payment/books pulled thing took place over a year and a half ago so it's not recent (& we only have one side of the story). Samhain titles now come from a distributor instead of direct and BoB has current Samhain titles for sale and pre-order currently.

Although reading about that makes me wonder if the Hachette titles that are NA or missing altogether have to do with non-payment to some distributor, except it then seems odd that it appears to only affect Hachette titles (distros handle titles from most/all pubs, not one). I may be a contract/agreement issue between Hachette and BoB due to the switch from Agency to non-Agency or a contract thing between Hachette and a specific distro.


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Always something that should be done immediately after purchase, but a good reminder none the less.
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The non-payment/books pulled thing took place over a year and a half ago so it's not recent (& we only have one side of the story). Samhain titles now come from a distributor instead of direct and BoB has current Samhain titles for sale and pre-order currently.

Although reading about that makes me wonder if the Hachette titles that are NA or missing altogether have to do with non-payment to some distributor, except it then seems odd that it appears to only affect Hachette titles (distros handle titles from most/all pubs, not one). I may be a contract/agreement issue between Hachette and BoB due to the switch from Agency to non-Agency or a contract thing between Hachette and a specific distro.



Always something that should be done immediately after purchase, but a good reminder none the less.
Poison Pen books are missing from there as well. We only know one side because BOB isn't talking. They just say it's a publisher issue.
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Poison Pen books are missing from there as well. We only know one side because BOB isn't talking. They just say it's a publisher issue.
I haven't seen where BoB has been asked and said it was a publisher issue can you point me in the right direction?
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I haven't seen where BoB has been asked and said it was a publisher issue can you point me in the right direction?
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And according to the respone I got it is possible that the distributor has changed the availability. Hopefully, everything will be sorted out soon.
I may have to spend my BoB rewards dollars just in case. Its also titles from Orbit, Ace, and some old Regencies from Interpress (or something like that) which were in my Wishlist.
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I haven't seen where BoB has been asked and said it was a publisher issue can you point me in the right direction?
Personal email. Basically said what the post above me says. Something fishy is going on. Somebody ask on Facebook on the 28th I will keep my eye out on their response.
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I was able to download a free book from Christianbook a few minutes ago.
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I still have my Download link. We are talking about christianbook.com correct? I was able to download No Safe Harbor, which was a freebie today.
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