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NookaholicAC
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Registered: ‎04-27-2012
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Series trouble

I want to read Ann Charles Jackrabbit Junction series. There are only 2 in the series at this time. Why is the first one, Dance of the Winnebago not available on Nook? Kindle has it.

I get so frustrated sometimes that Kindle has books that Nook doesn't. Makes sense to me that if Nook has the second in the series, that it should also have the first. It is times like this that I find myself wishing I had a Kindle instead of a Nook.

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kamas716
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Registered: ‎09-28-2011

Re: Series trouble

At a guess, I'd say the publisher made a deal with Amazon for a period of exclusivity.  When I look at the Corvallis Press website it says BOTH of the books in the series are available through Amazon Only.  Since the 2nd shows 'Coming Soon' for other epub retailers and it's already availble through B&N, I don't think they do a great job of updating their website.  The best recommendation I can give you is to contact the publisher and express your wish to have the titles in epub format.

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MacMcK1957
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Registered: ‎07-25-2011

Re: Series trouble

It's the publisher's choice, not B&N.

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geertm
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Re: Series trouble

Take a look at this page http://www.corvallispress.com/?page_id=52

According to this information both books are Amzon only. As the second books is now available in ePub, at the moment the publisher is probably working on an ePub version of the first book.

B&N depends on the publisher for an ePub verson of books. If the publisher does not release an ePub version of a book, then B&N cannot sell it.

So do not blame B&N, blame the publisher.

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junonia-shell
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Registered: ‎05-24-2011

Re: Series trouble

I have all the Ann Charles books in that series and the Deadwood series. At one time or another, they were all offered for free through Amazon. They come in the mobi format and I just converted them to epub and sideloaded them on to my Nook. Great books by the way!

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Tim40744
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Registered: ‎07-07-2010

Re: Series trouble


junonia-shell wrote:

I have all the Ann Charles books in that series and the Deadwood series. At one time or another, they were all offered for free through Amazon. They come in the mobi format and I just converted them to epub and sideloaded them on to my Nook. Great books by the way!


Since the Amazon page has "Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited" on the product details section, there's no DRM added. That's a plus for Corvallis.

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NookaholicAC
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎04-27-2012

Re: Series trouble

Thanks everyone. I contacted the publisher as suggested and will now see if I get a response.

I do not know how to download e-books from different sites. I guess it is time that I learned.

Thanks again, your advice is appreciated.

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kamas716
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Re: Series trouble

Well, it appears Dance of the Winnebagos by Ann Charles is not only available now, but it's also on sale today for $0.99.

 

Dance of the Winnebagos  

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gb18
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Re: Series trouble


NookaholicAC wrote:

Thanks everyone. I contacted the publisher as suggested and will now see if I get a response.

I do not know how to download e-books from different sites. I guess it is time that I learned.

Thanks again, your advice is appreciated.


The root of this problem is:  I want to read a book.  I don't care or even want to know who published it. I just want to buy it.  Who will take my money and sell it to me?

Freedom is not free.