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Kimbe
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James Patterson's New Book

Why is James Patterson's new book "Worst Case" not available as e-book?

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AmyK67
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Re: James Patterson's New Book

Most books release as ebooks later. Anything from a few days to a few weeks, from what I have seen.

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Jenniisme
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Re: James Patterson's New Book

I'm noticing this as well, I'm kind of unhappy because I can't seem to find a bunch of books that I have wanted to read. No Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.

 

*sigh*

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Ed_Mart
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Re: James Patterson's New Book

Amazon lists "Worst Case" as availble in Kindle format on May 2 for $8.82, B&N doesn't list it yet.  This is because the publishers think by delaying the release of the ebook they will sell more hardcover dtb's at full price.  Doesn't bother me, before ebooks I almost always waited for the paperback anyway.

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violetangel
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Re: James Patterson's New Book

 


Jenniisme wrote:

I'm noticing this as well, I'm kind of unhappy because I can't seem to find a bunch of books that I have wanted to read. No Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.

 

*sigh*


 

Don't hold your breath waiting for Harry Potter.  As has been discussed ad nauseum on these boards, Rowling refuses to let her books be put into eBook format.

 

‎"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anyone but oneself." -Virginia Woolf
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BBBoutique
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Re: James Patterson's New Book

I can play the waiting game. I have only purchased one hardback over the past year, and that was my favorite author whose whole collection I have on my shelf.  I am a fan of the public library.  If the authors/publishers would just go ahead and release the ebooks, they would be making way more money off of me.  I paid $260 for an ereader, I will not be going out and purchasing a hardback or paperback ANYTIME soon.  In the meantime, my money will be going to the authors/publishers that have them available.

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BeckyJoBM
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Re: free books

I thought there were suppose to be more free books, not very many that I care to read.

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Critteranne
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Registered: ‎12-25-2009
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Re: free books

There are a lot of free e-books on B&N available from Google Books. They don't show up in the free e-books section, but they'll show up in searches. They can be anything from public domain classics (Sherlock Holmes, Jane Austen, etc.) to old poems and essays.

 

The quickest way to find them is to search on the B&N web site (because you can sort by price). Go to the subject you want from the Browse Ebooks by Subject page:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks/browse.asp?cds2Pid=29168&linkid=1539612

 

Then pick the category you want, and under Sorted by, click Price. The free ones will show up at the top (if there are any free books in that category). Then "buy" the free e-book, and next time you start your nook and connect to the network, they will be in your Barnes & Noble Library.There are scads of them -- although sometimes there are multiple copies of the same title (scanned from different libraries). Luckily you can adjus the list to view up to 100 titles at a time.

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Critteranne
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Re: James Patterson's New Book

If you're lucky, you might win a free advanced reader copy on James Patterson's site:

http://www.jamespatterson.com/sweepstakes.php

 

Hey, it's worth a try. :smileyvery-happy:

 

His FAQ also includes a customer service for Hachette Book Group. Maybe if enough fans call and point out that they won't be buying the delayed e-books or the hardbacks, the publisher will re-think its policy.