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Old 08-11-2009, 11:21 AM   #106
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If that means I sell fewer books, so be it.
I've heard pretty mediocre things about this book, and her attitude here is a turn-off for me. Very... elitest. Back in the day she probably would have been one of those people who frowned upon paperbacks and only allowed her work to be released in hardback. Pfffff.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:35 AM   #107
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I still think we should give the old lady a break, she probably hates computers, too. We all know what happened to dinosaurs, it is just a matter of time.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:43 AM   #108
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E-books have allowed me to read books I would have otherwise not looked at or paid attention to on a book shelf or because authors offer them up here..I also have become choosier about the books I have in print and buy more hard covers...I think that e-books can also allow us to appreciate those special books, the leather bound, books passed down through families. The e-books and ebook readers in 15 years will be incredible to us. Can't wait
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #109
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Well, it's all moot for me now. Rachel McAdams, one of the stars of the film, appeared on "The Daily Show" last night, and blabbed three absolutely major spoilers, pretty much killing whatever intrigue it might have had for either reading or viewing. As a result, I think I'll wait until it's on Showtime.

(just FYI, to demonstrate my love/hate relationship with spoilers, I was the creator of the moviepooper.com web site.)

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Old 08-14-2009, 12:27 PM   #110
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(just FYI, to demonstrate my love/hate relationship with spoilers, I was the creator of the moviepooper.com web site.)
I'm guessing that's nothing like RunPee.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:37 PM   #111
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I'm guessing that's nothing like RunPee.
I'm at work, so I'm assuming it's not too safe to go there. Moviepooper is completely SFW. It is intended to ruin your potential enjoyment of the movie in as few words as possible.

Three years ago, I sold the site to the owner of The Movie Spoiler, where he gives a "long form" plot summary. they're both fun sites.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:48 PM   #112
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Nah, it's fine for work. It lets you know when it's safe to take a bathroom break while at the movies.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:54 PM   #113
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Nah, it's fine for work. It lets you know when it's safe to take a bathroom break while at the movies.
cool! Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:52 PM   #114
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Yes, reading a pbook can be a pleasing experience, aesthetically. I especially love very old books. But if the story and the writing are good in themselves, the form of the book shouldn't matter much. One soon forgets and becomes lost in the world the author has created.

BTW, I found her reply very patronising. I don't think I invaded her privacy by posting the exchange, as I had told her about the forum, so she could fairly assume that her response would be reported here.
I think the expectation of privacy among strangers is less than amongst friends. Basically, don't write anything you wouldn't sign your name to especially when talking to people you don't know.

I agree her response set my hackles up.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:19 PM   #115
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Interestingly, I just saw pdf scans of this book (TTTW) for sale on eBay.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:54 AM   #116
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Hope you reported the sale as illegal?
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:58 PM   #117
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #118
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You can report any sales to eBay that are unauthorized copies of media:

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Old 09-01-2009, 12:51 PM   #119
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Okay, in an above message I mentioned that I emailed the author. I'm gobsmacked by her response I deleted my email details etc from the following and have put them in the correct order (mine first):

To: Niffenegger, Audrey
Subject: ebooks: selling your books in e-formats?

Hi,

I'm a member of the MobileRead forum which is for those of us who prefer to read books in e-format. As yet, there is no legal way to purchase "The Time Traveler's Wife" in ebook format. Perhaps you could suggest to your agent/publisher that it be made available in various e formats for those of us who love our kindles, Sony ereaders, mobi's etc.

Just a suggestion,

Catherine

Dear Catherine,

I'm sorry, but I've devoted my life to physical books (I helped found the Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts) and e-books = dematerialised books. E-books imperil book design, typography, and other art forms that I care about. E-books are also not helpful to bookstores, and I love bookstores. So even though I understand that many people prefer e-books, I am not planning to issue my books in that form if I can avoid it. If that means I sell fewer books, so be it.

Thank you for your interest in my work, and for taking the time to write to me.

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I wonder whether she has now changed her mind...
http://ebookstore.sony.com/comingsoo...try/index.html

Or has nobody told Sony that she doesn't like E-books!!!

(Sorry if this has been posted before but I haven't read through the whole thread!)
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:54 PM   #120
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I wonder whether she has now changed her mind...
http://ebookstore.sony.com/comingsoo...try/index.html

Or has nobody told Sony that she doesn't like E-books!!!

(Sorry if this has been posted before but I haven't read through the whole thread!)
Ha... good find. But, I'm guessing she is not even aware of this. But, if she where I am sure she would refuse all royalty payments from any sales of it.

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