|12-13-2008, 05:09 PM||#1|
Muncher of ebooks
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fürth, Germany
Device: Pocketbook 360
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...)
Last edited by kaas; 12-13-2008 at 05:51 PM.
|12-14-2008, 11:32 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3, Kobo Glo HD
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?
|12-14-2008, 07:00 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Device: iRex iLiad, Onyx Boox 60
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