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Old 06-09-2008, 10:49 PM   #16
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This series is one of my favorites and I'll be buying the new one, regardless. I'm just not boycott material .
Personally, I think that one can swing more weight with Amazon by complaining about something you've bought instead of boycotting. But maybe that's just my personality.
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I did send off email to St Martins Press and got a receipt acknowledgement, but nothing further so far.

I also sent email to Amazon and got a reply back this morning which completely missed the point - they didn't take the time to read the mail.

So I called and talked to an unctious-toned rep this morning who supposedly was on the Kindle Support team and he'd never heard of Topaz formatting. When I tried to tell him the effect it had and that it ended up undermining their hardware, he assured me that their engineering department reviewed all formatting and they must feel that it falls within permissible perimeters.

So, boycotting is the only solution!!

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Old 06-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #18
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Jim,

Don't know if you've soured on St. Martin's/Julia Spencer-Fleming because of this, or not, but the good news is that the newest book is in standard Kindle/mobi format. Or at least the sample is, and I've never seen the sample and the actual book in different formats.

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Old 06-12-2008, 04:00 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info, Tracey. I haven't soured on the novels at all, just in the formatting of some of them.

I'll probably buy the latest one, but those formatted in Topaz I'll get from my library and read.

It'd be interesting to know why they've reverted to the normal Kindle formatting, wouldn't it.

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Old 07-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #21
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The first two books in Julia Spencer-Fleming's cozy mystery series starring Clare Ferguson (a priest assigned to St. Alban's Episcopal Church in upstate NY) are available for free at Amazon. The fourth book in the series is only $6.99, but for some reason, they don't appear to have the third available in the Kindle store. Go figure! But, you don't want to miss out on the freebies.

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&sear...pencer-Fleming
Actually it's the fifth book in the series All Mortal Flesh that is missing. I won't spoil it for you, but I read a synopsis, and the 5th book is very important to the ongoing romance. So even though the 6th book is available as a Kindle edition, I don't want to read it before reading #5. The fifth is available in paperback form, but I've taken a vow not to buy anymore paper books unless they use a lot of color or pictures/photgraphs.

http://www.juliaspencerfleming.com/ shows the order of her books. I have emailed both her and the publisher to suggest they Kindle All Mortal Flesh, but have not received a reply.
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I really liked these two free books, but I didn't like the Topaz version. As people said here, it was too slow. I even looked at fictionwise and they only have book 1 and 6. I assume all but those at amazon are topaz? If so I won't be buying them.

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Go figure! But, you don't want to miss out on the freebies.
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Hi Elsi, thanks for taking the time to let us know about these free books!


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The dreaded Topaz strikes again!!!!
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Hi tlrowley, I looked at the thread about whether people will buy Topaz books or not. I'm still in the dark--what exactly IS Topaz?

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Actually it's the fifth book in the series All Mortal Flesh that is missing. I won't spoil it for you, but I read a synopsis, and the 5th book is very important to the ongoing romance. So even though the 6th book is available as a Kindle edition, I don't want to read it before reading #5. The fifth is available in paperback form, but I've taken a vow not to buy anymore paper books unless they use a lot of color or pictures/photgraphs.

http://www.juliaspencerfleming.com/ shows the order of her books. I have emailed both her and the publisher to suggest they Kindle All Mortal Flesh, but have not received a reply.
The fifth book is now available in Kindle format. I bought and read it last month. Having now read all 6 books in the series, I'm frustratedly waiting for the next book to be published.
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Hi Elsi, thanks for taking the time to let us know about these free books!




Hi tlrowley, I looked at the thread about whether people will buy Topaz books or not. I'm still in the dark--what exactly IS Topaz?



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Read about TPZ in the wiki.

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