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Old 07-23-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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I want "Oliver Wiswell," and I'm tired of waiting!

I read this Kenneth Roberts novel a long time ago, and I would really like to read it again. I demand that the author's estate get their act together!

After all, most of his other work has finally made it to ebook!

I demand this now!

Right now, I tell ya!
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:56 AM   #2
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:52 PM   #3
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"Northwest Passage" is my favorite. Sadly not in ebook yet. Thanks for reminding me of this author

I think I'll start with his available ebooks and wait for the rest to follow.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:14 PM   #4
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Is this legitimate? It seems odd.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/oliv...=2940020469082
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:51 PM   #5
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It does seem a bit fishy. The "Publisher" listed is the original publisher and hasn't been known by that name since 1946. The ebook has a pub date of 1970 which can't be right. Combine that with no kind of cover image and things do seem odd. I "bought" it since it's free thinking I'd take a look at the actual book for copyright info and stuff, but even though it shows up in my library on the website the download button isn't working (which seems to happen off and on a lot with B&N).

EDIT: It won't download in the Win 8 Metro app either.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:45 AM   #6
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I got this because it was on a legitimate website and also because I wanted to test it. Plus, it was free.

It doesn't work. It won't open on my iPad. It says there's a problem with the file.

When I put it in calibre, as an alternative, it wouldn't open either.

I deleted it.

This is an apparently bogus file. That's about all I know.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:05 AM   #7
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I just bought it to see if it would download and install to my Nook HD+. It showed up as ready to download. When I touch the screen to start the download it starts and then goes back to zero downloaded. Deleted from Nook and B & N.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:12 AM   #8
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I just emailed B & N about this and will post as soon as I get their answer.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:03 PM   #9
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #10
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They asked to restart my HD+ and if that did not work to move the book to the Nook Cloud and then download it again. Neither worked. Waiting on their response...............again.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:23 PM   #11
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Next email asked me to make sure I had the newest update. I do and am now waiting for their next reply.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:52 PM   #12
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....keep us informed, please.

I would really like to read it (assuming it's even in a readable format)!

It's probably some horribly converted scanned PDF.

And, it's probably not even legal!
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:59 PM   #13
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The last email I have received was at 2:13 PM. I am still waiting for their next move. I can not even download it to my computer.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #14
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:24 AM   #15
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I'll book my flight right now.
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