14 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2013 6:58 PM by Anonymous08

    Fictionwise

      I've never bought books from fictionwise, but I just had a thought.  Kobo has already posted that they will no longer be able to offer promos on books after 4/1/10.  So what's gonna happen w/ fictionwise and their "micropay rebates"(I think that's what they're called)? What will happen to all the rebates you currently have? I'm thinkin ya'll only have a couple of days to redeem those. Sorry if this was already posted and I missed it.

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          YvonneReviews

          I just joined Fictionwise and have a lot of rebates.  Is this true? Should I be spending all my rebates between now and tomorrow????

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              I don't know if you'll lose them or not. I was asking since no one has brought it up that I could tell. @FrogAlum have you heard anything? I know you use Fictionwise.

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                  I doubt they could take them away.  But they could "lose" their value if they are no longer offered and if prices remain the same or are increased.  On many new releases Fictionwise is often double the cost of other sellers but the plus was always the credits.  Without those, the books are left as just being high priced.  It would be even worse if they raised the pricing on them above what they already are.

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                      YvonneReviews

                      You would think there would be some kind of notice about this from Fictionwise.  If the rebates stopped, I can't imagine still buying from them since almost all the books I want are cheaper at B&N.  It was the rebate part that got me.

                       

                       

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                        I think they will be priced the same as everywhere else after 4/1. I mean I'm not sure, but it makes since. If the publishers are setting the price then I would think everywhere ebooks are sold will be the same price across the board with the exception of the publishers that aren't participating in the agency model. Maybe it won't effect the rebates b/c that's kinda sorta like a gift card.  It would def be worth emailing them about so that if ur gonna lose them u can use them before Thurs.

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                        FrogAlum

                         

                        naylorchic wrote:

                        I don't know if you'll lose them or not. I was asking since no one has brought it up that I could tell. @FrogAlum have you heard anything? I know you use Fictionwise.

                         

                         

                        I haven't heard a thing, just waiting to see.

                         

                        This would be a huge legal headache, changing the value of something midstream (rebates already banked) is big trouble for anyone.

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                            FrogAlum

                            Well, this is interesting:

                             

                            I just checked the authors being rebated this week (as that included April 1 and beyond) and members of the "Agency 5" are being rebated, Mary Higgins Clark, for one, is published by Simon and Schuster.

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                        Doug_Pardee
                        naylorchic wrote:

                        what's gonna happen w/ fictionwise and their "micropay rebates"(I think that's what they're called)? What will happen to all the rebates you currently have?

                        BooksOnBoard has announced that they will not be able to offer rebates on 'Agency 5' titles, but that rebates you've already earned and (implied but not stated) rebates that you will earn on titles from other publishers' titles can be used to buy any e-book, including 'Agency 5' e-books once those are back up (they're hoping Tuesday the 6th.)

                         

                        I'd expect that Fictionwise will be in the same situation.

                        • Fictionwise Changes - can someone explain what it means?

                          I realize that another thread (maybe two) has already been posted, but I didn't know if my message would be seen.  I just found out about the end of the Fictionwise Buywise Club.  I realize that they will honor my membership until it expires (Feb. 2011).  I saw that some people are asking for a prorated refund on their membership, but I don't understand why.  I have roughly $250 in rebate credits, so I am afraid to cancel my membership.  Can someone explain to me what the benefit of cancelling would be?  I'm just confused why someone would cancel if they could still get the benefits until the end of their membership period.  Thanks for your input.

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                            Well, I am certainly glad I did not follow up with joining fictionwise.  I got two of their free books to test the download protocol, and could never get them on my nook (or ereader for that matter).  I figured I would go back when I had more time/energy to work it out.  Now this.  I will wait until the dust settles, if it ever does.

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                                Frankly I'm not sure why the publishers were ever dumb enough to bother with wholesalers for ebooks.  It's like they can't even imagine a non-physical product.

                                 

                                And Fictionwise is going bonkers today.  I preordered a book 5 days ago for 17, it's now 27 for club members and 32 for everyone else - 6 dollars MORE than the list price.  Also that puts them at 18 more than Amazon and 13 more than B&N.  At those prices, I'm not sure if people are going to take FW.com seriously at all.  I got a reasonable price at 17 but damn, I wouldn't even consider them otherwise.

                                 

                                And thankfully I downloaded all the books I've purchased from them, not a single one is available anymore.  Thanks apple.

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                                checkout the list of unavalable fictionwise titles here:

                                 

                                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/container/nook_full.asp?PID=45600