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Old 12-13-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Angry BoB / country of residence

While I knew that BooksOnBoard demanded a country of residence, it has not bothered me much. Untill today, that is. When trying to buy a book by Brent Weeks, I was told that I could not do so, untill I switched my country of residence
While I appreciate that BoB left us the option to switch the country of residence, I am very unhappy with the practice of prohibiting me to download/ purchase a book based on where I live ( surely this is driven by the publisher not BoB, but they nearly lost me as a customer anyway...)

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Old 12-14-2008, 06:19 AM   #2
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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The Brent Weeks ebook was presumably US-only. However, mobipocket.com usually lists country restrictions on each ebook's web page and its three Brent Weeks ebooks have no such restrictions. See for example Orphan's Destiny by Robert Buettner, which is another Orbit ebook that is restricted.

Has anyone come across any non-US-only ebooks on BoB? In other words, is there a downside to registering as a US resident?
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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