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Old 07-17-2009, 06:21 AM   #31
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That's why I regularly replace the bottle... And my bottle isn't really exposed to sunlight while standing on my desk. When I go walking I take my metal bottle... (I don't like those sports bottles, they give the water a plasticy taste...)
You might want to try bottle made of ... surprise, surprise ... glass ;-)
No plastic aftertaste, no metallic aftertaste, you can use one bottle for years, and years and years
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:32 AM   #32
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You might want to try bottle made of ... surprise, surprise ... glass ;-)
No plastic aftertaste, no metallic aftertaste, you can use one bottle for years, and years and years
Nice, take a glass bottle with you in your backpack... No thanks...
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:18 AM   #33
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Totally off topic but that is not a very healthy thing to do. I can't remember the exact details but it has something to do with the type of plastic used in these store bought "one use" bottles breaking down over time, specially if exposed to sunlight.(bringing the bottle while taking a walk for example)
This is largely an "urban myth". See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuse_of_water_bottles

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http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/plasticbottles.asp

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Old 07-17-2009, 07:24 AM   #34
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CJ Cherryh is in the process of setting up her own Ebookshop (called Closed Circle) so that she can sell her ebooks to her readers.
Nice idea! Would be great if any programmer might create an out-of-the-box solution for an affordable price for an author's online shop with customer log-in, rating system and the option to offer downloads in multiple formats.
This may encourage other authors to give self-publishing a try without worrying too much about a software solution.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:56 AM   #35
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Nice idea! Would be great if any programmer might create an out-of-the-box solution for an affordable price for an author's online shop with customer log-in, rating system and the option to offer downloads in multiple formats.
This may encourage other authors to give self-publishing a try without worrying too much about a software solution.
It would be better if there was a sort of "one-site-for-them-all", where authors could "publish" their books to. That way, we, the users, don't have to register every site! The owner of the site would take a small percentage to keep the site up and running and upgrade the software if needed.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:14 AM   #36
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That is actually quite a common thing. When a book becomes "unavailable" for purchase from an eBook store it is very often because the publisher no longer has the right to sell it.
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I got this from ereaders.nl...

So, one of the publisher organizations suggested to define a minimum amount of yearly downloads as "sold out"...

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Oh, that electronic version of that book is sold out!

Could DRM make it possible to number copies?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:25 AM   #37
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It would be better if there was a sort of "one-site-for-them-all", where authors could "publish" their books to. That way, we, the users, don't have to register every site! The owner of the site would take a small percentage to keep the site up and running and upgrade the software if needed.

Hmmmm...sounds great...lets give it an name. 'Uitgeverij' would be a nice one. For the people who don't speak Dutch it literaly translates as: Hand it Out place
The more common translation is 'publisher'

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Old 07-17-2009, 08:41 AM   #38
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Hmmmm...sounds great...lets give it an name. 'Uitgeverij' would be a nice one. For the people who don't speak Dutch it literaly translates as: Hand it Out place
The more common translation is 'publisher'
How is it pronounced? "out-geh-vreej" ?

The idea of an ebook coop has been bantered about on this site for quite a while. But some authors do not want the additional chores of managing the sales of their work and rely on agents, most often publishing houses, to just bring in the bacon. Most are artists and have no salesmanship talent. To each his own.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:42 AM   #39
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The idea of an ebook coop has been bantered about on this site for quite a while.
Would that be like a chicken coop?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:46 AM   #40
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i suspect he meant coop in the sense of "cooperative" : noun : a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit, typically organized by consumers or farmers.
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Sorry! Co-op...

Do you know if DRM allows ebook copy numbering?
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Sorry! Co-op...

Do you know if DRM allows ebook copy numbering?
I don't see why they couldn't. When you download a DRM-protected LIT book from FW, for example, it's "personalised" with your order number.
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I don't see why they couldn't. When you download a DRM-protected LIT book from FW, for example, it's "personalised" with your order number.
Then that can explain an ebook seller being out of stock.
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