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Old 09-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #211
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Here is a response directly from Terry.
Many thanks for that - I'm inclined to buy the book just for the courtesy of Terry's reply.

Sometimes in our eagerness to assert our rights as readers we can lose sight of the fact that the author has the right to regard a book s/he has sweated over as a work in its own right, not just a 'part' of something.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #212
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Many thanks for that - I'm inclined to buy the book just for the courtesy of Terry's reply.

Sometimes in our eagerness to assert our rights as readers we can lose sight of the fact that the author has the right to regard a book s/he has sweated over as a work in its own right, not just a 'part' of something.
I agree with Terry's assesment of WFR. It stands alone. Actually after I read it I had no idea there was more. There were no loose ends. The story ended well. It was only on a subsequent trip to the book store that I saw there were more novels set in the same universe with the same characters. Hence my 12 year journey with the Sword of Truth.

I highly recommend WFR! Even if that is the only one in the "series" that you read.

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Old 09-28-2008, 11:58 AM   #213
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LOL, Pizza money! and you guys wonder why there are not more e-books!
With respect, I think you're missing the point. With Amazon ebook sales running at 12% compared to pbook sales of the same work, obviously ebook royalties are a fraction of those for pbooks - it has little or nothing to do with royalty rates.

On the other hand, ebook sales are growing exponentially - which is certainly not true of pbooks. You may not think a 12% hike in income for no extra work is significant but many of us would. And next year it will be more...
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I highly recommend WFR! Even if that is the only one in the "series" that you read.
I'll take your word for it and wait with bated breath for it to appear in a format I can read!

Oops, isn't that where we came in?
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:50 PM   #215
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I'll take your word for it and wait with bated breath for it to appear in a format I can read!

Oops, isn't that where we came in?
lol, yes it is. And yes you will get it in other formats.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:54 PM   #216
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lol, yes it is. And yes you will get it in other formats.
Once the Amazon deal is up, what other formats will WFR appear in?
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:54 PM   #217
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Once the Amazon deal is up, what other formats will WFR appear in?

I have no idea. I do not work for the company that manufactures the e-books.

Why not ask them?
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:21 AM   #218
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Zedd: Thanks for the info. We really appreciate it. And thanks to Terry for taking the time to give us a great response.

Just to chime in on the whole "series" discussion:

As someone who has the whole Sword of Truth series in pback format, I will definitely buy WFR as soon as it is available in mobipocket format. I look forward to watching for the rest of the series to follow and will buy each of them as they become available.

I will say though that if I had not already read the series, I would wait for the rest to come out before buying WFR. Even though I agree with Terry that WFR stands on it's own, if I like the characters and story (and let me just say that WFR rocks!) then I WANT to read the rest. I agree with a previous poster that said the pback buying phase of my life is over.

Thanks again Zedd.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:38 PM   #219
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Interesting a very long on-going discussion...
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:13 PM   #220
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wow, I will lose all respect for this board if you are going to pronote that hell hole.

I have no problem with people not liking Terry's books, but those guys are the worst sort of internet trolls.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #221
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wow, I will lose all respect for this board if you are going to promote that hell hole.

I have no problem with people not liking Terry's books, but those guys are the worst sort of internet trolls.
Do not worry, we are not going to be promoting that forum. All we'll have here is a link to it in this thread.
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Is Wizards First Rule going to be available in other formats for other reading devices other than the Kindle come February 21, 2009? That will be the day after the six month exclusive deal is over. There should be no reason it should not be available in other formats on that date. There is plenty of time between now and then to get it ready to go.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:00 AM   #223
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We can just hope. I guess it will also depend on the sales it got in Amazon.
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We can just hope. I guess it will also depend on the sales it got in Amazon.
It would have had a lot better sales had it not been an Amazon exclusive. So I hope they don't base their decision to release it in all the other formats on a bad decision.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #225
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If sales at Amazon were not what was hoped, it might well be because they only released the first book. There are a lot of Kindle users who really hate starting a series with only the first book available.
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