9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2010 6:39 PM by SweetTooth

    Click to tell publishers

    mpebbs

       

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      I was adding this to my wishlist when I saw that it was not available in nookbook, then I looked down and there it was...click here to tell the publisher you would like this in nookbook. WooHoo, common sense prevails occasionally!

        • Re: Click to tell publishers
          wordsandmelodies

          Hah!  It's not the only one!  I'm going through my list of desired ebooks and requesting them right now.  Thanks for bringing this up!

          • Re: Click to tell publishers
            Critteranne

            Hurray! Now if only I remembered which books I wanted to ask for. :smileywink:

            • Tell the publisher.....option now available
              JohnP51

              I noticed today that there is now a link on each DTB's product page (books for which there is no NOOKbook available) that says, "Tell the publisher you want this in NOOKbook format". Thank you B&N.

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                They  need to do everything Amazon does and more, if they want to remain viable for a long while.  I'd suggest they also add a way to easily report any technical problems with an eBook. You'd click on a link associated with the book (perhaps only in your B&N library), and it would open a form for you to fill out.  I've had a *number* of B&N eBooks that don't play nice with my nook, and those issues should be resolved as easily and directly as possible.  Phone conversations should not be necessary for such problems.

                 

                • Re: Click to tell publishers
                  SweetTooth

                  I noticed this the other day as well and went promptly to my wish list of non-nookbook books and clicked the links for all of them.  Much easier than replying to the "Can't find your ebook" thread.  Here's hoping that the publishers are responsive.

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                      CyborgQueen

                       


                      SweetTooth wrote:

                      I noticed this the other day as well and went promptly to my wish list of non-nookbook books and clicked the links for all of them.  Much easier than replying to the "Can't find your ebook" thread.  Here's hoping that the publishers are responsive.I

                       

                      I've done the same to a few of my favorite DTB's. However, there's some that I won't do it, simply because I know even though I click on it and no matter how many people clicked on it, it won't be available simply because of contract reasons (if the author died, and there's no clause talking about electronic books, which will take a while to figure out legalities.), or if the author simply do not want it available as an eBook.  Harry Potter for example. There will be thousands of people requesting that book, and it's OBVIOUS that people want it, but will it happen? No. Will it EVER happy? Maybe.

                       

                      That's why I don't keep my hopes up when I click on that button. I just do it just in case, especially books that are not available and shouldn't be a 'reason' why there's no eBook.

                       

                      Hope I'm making sense. 

                       

                      I DO want to know if it's really that effective? Or it's just there to "make people happy, and shut up about requesting books".   I want to see proven RESULTS due to that. If not, then what's the point?

                        • Re: Click to tell publishers
                          SweetTooth

                           


                          CyborgQueen wrote:

                           


                          That's why I don't keep my hopes up when I click on that button. I just do it just in case, especially books that are not available and shouldn't be a 'reason' why there's no eBook.

                           

                          Hope I'm making sense. 

                           

                           

                          Makes sense to me.  I have the same attitude.  I clicked the links 'just in case.' In case the publishers really are interested in knowing whether a certain book has an audience waiting for it in ebook format.  It's easy enough for me, and no skin off my nose if the publishers don't care or contracts deny ebook availability.

                           

                          The link just makes it easier to make your wishes known, without actually knowing the results.  One day maybe the books will be available, and perhaps then I will feel like I had a small role to play.  Most likely I will just be happy to find a book I was looking for finally appear in ebook format.

                           

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                        sharno22

                        I love this feature!!!  I just clicked on at least 10 books that I want and have several more long lists I will work on right away! Thanks for setting this up for us B&N!