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Old 01-10-2010, 02:58 AM   #1
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Aarrgggghhh! Fictionwise

Tonight I searched Fictionwise for books in the .epub format... Everything was Erotica, bar a few, and they were only available in US or CA...
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:53 AM   #2
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Hi, Lene. Yeah, FW doesn't like us here in Oz. I've been very frustrated by the geographical restrictions they have - not sure if it would work, but possibly getting a bank account/credit card on a US bank might be a way of getting around it.

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:01 PM   #3
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Tonight I searched Fictionwise for books in the .epub format... Everything was Erotica, bar a few, and they were only available in US or CA...
I have the same problem, FW doesn't like people from Europe either Almost all Multiformat eBooks have no geographical restriction though. What I do to make my search a bit easier and less disappointing is choosing Multiformat first and then check the eBooks in that section.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:33 PM   #4
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Well, you can choose "Deadtown", Urban Fantasy and no geographical restrictions I'm happy to find a place where I can buy non ePub books, the problem usually now.

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:29 AM   #5
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
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Hi, Lene. Yeah, FW doesn't like us here in Oz.
They hate us in Albion too
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:12 AM   #7
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It it starting to look like they hate everybody not from the North American continent and they dislike those in the northern part of the North American continent...
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To be fair, it's not Fictionwise, but the publishers who hate us non-Americans.

As a reader outside of the USA who won't purchase books with DRM I find it quite a challenge to find ebook retailers who will take my money.

Baen Books works for science-fiction (and has some pretty well-known authors).
There are plenty of places to get free public domain books too.

Maybe someone should do up a list of places that sell books without geographic restrictions (or DRM for that matter).
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To be fair, it's not Fictionwise, but the publishers who hate us non-Americans.

As a reader outside of the USA who won't purchase books with DRM I find it quite a challenge to find ebook retailers who will take my money.

Baen Books works for science-fiction (and has some pretty well-known authors).
There are plenty of places to get free public domain books too.

Maybe someone should do up a list of places that sell books without geographic restrictions (or DRM for that matter).
you should make this suggestion over at News and Commentary
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #10
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #11
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hahaha - I've thought of that too. At the moment http://www.cyberread.com/ has been the place to get books that FW refuses to sell me. Also I have on occasion changed my country.... oops slip of the finger.... and bought from FW that way - only because I had credits and nothing to spend them on....
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