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Old 11-21-2008, 07:06 AM   #1
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Update on recent 'mobipocket only' issue at Fictionwise

Awhile ago, a bunch of people noticed some new titles at Fictionwise which were only available in mobipocket. Some of these became available in other formats later.

Anyway, I emailed several authors at that time and heard back from one of them (well, her assistant) assuring me that she was very concerned that fans were unable to buy the book in the format they had been accustomed to, and that she would look into it for me

Well, kudos to Kelley Armstrong's assistant for following through. I got an email yesterday which said:

"Here is what I found out: It was a mistake. The retailer had a problem with their system and many titles were temporarily unavailable in some formats, but they should have resolved that now, and you should be able to get it in your format. Sorry for the long wait to receive your answer."

So, it is not an plot by Evil Amazon to take over the word with their proprietary format after all And the book I wanted is now on sale, so bonus.

I said when this all broke that it was a lost sale as I for sure would have bought the book were it available in eReader format. I am true to my word. Now that is *is* available, I did buy it. And it pleases me that one of my favourite authors actually did care about their fan enough to look into this for me. Thanks, Kelley Armstrong's assistant!

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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thank you for the update ! i'm glad to hear that it's not an evil plot for world domination. and also that some authors are concerned enough to look into such things. good news all around.
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You know that you could have kept this quiet a bit longer. I was actually starting to make headway on my wishlist. Now all that may fall by the side if I need to see which of my wanted lists went back to usable formats.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:58 AM   #4
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Yet Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Series are in secure mobipocket only.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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Yet Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Series are in secure mobipocket only.
In many of the other cases, ebooks were MOBI only at FictionWise but Books on Board (say) had multiple formats. In this case, everyone seems to have only MOBI.

At FictionWise, Palgrave Macmillan and Macmillan still seem to be MOBI only.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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yeah

Yeah I noted that this showed up a few months ago commented on: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28475


They do seem to release in other formats after a few weeks. I figured it was the publisher issue, as ooposed to an author issue.



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Old 12-01-2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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Now we have a new issue at Fictionwise. Some of the new eBooks are not showing up at all.
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