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Old 03-31-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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nyt Notable books on ebookwise

I have been frustrated at times finding books for my reader. This has as much to do with being able to sort the wheat from the chaff as what is actually available. This morning I decided to go through the 2007 list of the New York Times notable books(http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/bo...ooks-2007.html) and see which could be found at ebookwise.com. Of the 100 books listed 33 were on ebookwise, which was better than I expected. I chose 2007 because I thought there'd be a greater chance of them being online than a later list.
I hope others find this helpful. Anyway here is the list:

Fiction and Poetry:
After Dark
by Haruki Murakami -Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b460...urakami/?si=43)

Bridge of Sighs [Secure]
by Richard Russo - Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b514...d-Russo/?si=43)

Falling Man [Secure]
by Don DeLillo - Scribner
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b462...DeLillo/?si=43)

A Free Life [Secure]
by Ha Jin - Random House, Inc./Pantheon
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b523.../Ha-Jin/?si=43)

House of Meetings [Secure]
by Martin Amis - Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b44424/?si=43)

In the Country of Men [Secure]
by Hisham Matar - Dial ->Random House, Inc./Dell
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b43487/?si=43)

Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories [Secure]
by Rebecca Barry -Simon & Schuster
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b46155/?si=43)

The Maytrees [Secure]
by Annie Dillard -Harper Collins, Inc
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b47205/?si=43)

Mothers and Sons: Stories [Secure]
by Colm Toibin -Simon & Schuster, Inc./Scribner
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b43260/?si=43)

On Chesil Beach [Secure]
by Ian McEwan- Random House, Inc./Nan A. Talese
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b47186/?si=43)

Remainder [Secure]
by Tom Mccarthy - Random House, Inc./Knopf Publishing Group
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b43787/?si=43)

Then We Came to the End [Secure]
by Joshua Ferris - Hachette Book Group
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b440...-Ferris/?si=43)

Throw Like a Girl: Stories [Secure]
by Jean Thompson - Simon & Schuster
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b46974/?si=43)

Time and Materials [Secure]
by Robert Hass - Harper Collins
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b516...rt-Hass/?si=43)

Twenty Grand [Secure]
by Rebecca Curtis - Harper Collins
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b48087/?si=43)

The View from Castle Rock [Secure]
by Alice Munro -Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b417...e-Munro/?si=43)

What is the What [Secure]
by Dave Eggers -Random House, Inc./Vintage
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b530...-Eggers/?si=43)

Nonfiction:
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal [Secure]
by Ben Macintyre -Random House, Inc./Crown
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b50570/?si=43)

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic [Secure]
by Joseph J. Ellis - Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b523...J-Ellis/?si=43)

Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race [Secure]
by Richard Rhodes- Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b51669/?si=43)

Brother, I'm Dying [Secure]
by Edwidge Danticat -Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b50574/?si=43)

The Diana Chronicles [Secure]
by Tina Brown - Random House, Inc./Doubleday
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b47286/?si=43)

Down the Nile: Alone on a Fisherman's Skiff [Secure]
by Rosemary Mahoney -Hachette Book Group/Little, Brown And Company
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b48072/?si=43)

Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans [Secure]
by Jean Pfaelzer- Random House
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b46654/?si=43)

The House That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty [Secure]
by Wilfrid Sheed - Random House
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b67782/?si=43)

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone [Secure]
by Rajiv Chandrasekaran - Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b40737/?si=43)

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA [Secure]
by Tim Weiner - Random House, Inc./Doubleday
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b491...-Weiner/?si=43)

Leonard Woolf: A Biography [Secure]
by Victoria Glendinning - Simon & Schuster, Inc./FREE PRESS IMPRINT
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b42138/?si=43)

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court [Secure]
by Jeffrey Toobin -Random House, Inc./Doubleday
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b51224/?si=43)

Ralph Ellison [Secure]
by Arnold Rampersad - Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b45617/?si=43)

Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter [Secure]
by Phoebe Damrosch - Harper Collins
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b51071/?si=43)

The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West [Secure]
by Mark Lilla - Random House, Inc./Knopf
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b74076/?si=43)

Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton [Secure]
by Sara Wheeler - Random House
(http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b456...Wheeler/?si=43)
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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At the moment, the Random House books are available; the ones by other publishers have been removed from the listings. (Presumably, this is related to the agency pricing switchover, and they'll return, with new prices, tomorrow or as soon as the coding is worked out.)
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Weird. They were all there this morning.....
What is "the agency pricing switchover?"
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Five of the six big publishers have decided to switch their ebook sales to "agency pricing," which means that instead of selling them to bookstores and allowing the bookstore to set the final price, the bookstore acts as an "agent:" The publishers sets the price, and the bookstore gets 30% of that price. No discounts are allowed.

This is because of their contracts with the new iPad ibookstore (not yet live); Apple's contract requires that publishers it carries don't have lower prices for those books in any other bookstores. Amazon is not happy about it.

The effects are rippling around the ebook world, because the agency pricing goes live tomorrow, and ebook stores are scrambling to make their software fit the new contract requirements. (They could, of course, choose to just stop carrying books from those publishers. It's possible that some of them will.)

We know roughly how the new pricing will work, including how it ties to print prices, but for how it'll actually change ebook stores, there's mostly a lot of speculation.

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Very interesting.Thanks for the info Elfwreck.
It's funny that I chose today to put together this list, at the same time as books were being taken off the site. Probably the worst possible time to put together an accurate list.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:58 AM   #6
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Project Gutenberg

Well on the bright side you can still download most of the classics through Project Gutenberg since they are text or html files. So while currently there are less new books out, there are still plenty of public domain ones.

I recommend H Beam Pipers "Little Fuzzy" at Project Gutenberg, a very good sci-fi book concerning how can you tell a species is sentient.

NYT list is over rated anyway *grins* Though I did really enjoy Malcom Gladwells Outliers, which is currently not available through Fictionwise.

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I think none of these books are available now on ebookwise or fictionwise. What's going on? Are there other sources to buy current mainstream books for this device?
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Currently no one is putting out mainstream ebooks for this device, that I know of. You can convert the ebooks to read them on this device.

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