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Old 08-26-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Where Can Henry Melton Sell His E-Book?

I recently ran across an e-book that looked fairly interesting: a juvenile adventure story called Emperor Dad by Henry Melton. The problem is its availability: it is currently available only as a PDF, a Kindle e-book, or as an Apple App Store "appbook"—a book-and-reader-progam in one that is, of course, limited to working on the iPhone only. I won't buy e-books in PDF, I don't have a Kindle, and, though the "appbook" is only $5, I'm hesitant to buy something that I can only read on this one device.

When I suggested that he try seeing if Fictionwise could carry it for him in a more widely-used e-book format, he replied that Fictionwise insisted on exclusive electronic rights, meaning that all other formats of the e-book would have to go. (This seems a bit odd to me—doesn't Fictionwise carry all sorts of Baen Webscription e-books?—but perhaps it's a small-publisher thing.)

In the interest of getting him to sell it in a format I can actually use, I figured I would see if folks here had some idea of other e-book vendors he might try checking to see if he could place his e-book with them.

Suggestions?
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Anyone can self-publish with MobiPocket - see their web site for details. Rates are similar to Amazon, I believe.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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If the pdf won't work for you have you tired contacting the author. He does have a website and a twitter account.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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Daffy, did you read the second paragraph of my message?
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:40 PM   #6
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Daffy, did you read the second paragraph of my message?
Sorry, I read it too fast.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:26 PM   #7
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Hmm, as Harry Said, Mobipocket may be a good bet, especially as He is already selling it for the kindle. From What I remember, they do allow self publication from individual authors and Publishers .

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Old 08-27-2008, 03:50 AM   #8
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If I remember well, the possibility of going through Baen, with non-exclusive rights, has been mentioned in the thread about Jeffrey Carver :
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28129
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