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wizkid August 10 2008 04:30 AM

Greater than the Sum: Where is the Kindle Version??
 
You would think this would be the first thing to hit, but I can't find it. Anyone have an update on the status of this book on the kindle?

ATimson August 10 2008 05:08 AM

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The ebook of Fearful Symmetry was over a month late; I have no reason to expect Greater than the Sum to be any less late than FS was (and every reason to suspect it will be, given S&S's mishandling of the ebooks over the last two-ish years).

wizkid August 11 2008 10:53 PM

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Sucks to hear this. KRAD, what is up with this? Is this just how it works?

KRAD August 12 2008 12:12 AM

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^ I have no frapping clue. I didn't have a clue when there was an original eBook line, and I don't even have that now....

JWolf August 18 2008 09:22 PM

Re: Greater than the Sum: Where is the Kindle Version??
 
According to the S&S website, the pBook edition isn't even available even though it's sitting here on my desk. If they cannot even get that right, don't think the eBook will be available any time soon. They still don't think the pBook is available.

wizkid August 18 2008 09:35 PM

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JWolf wrote: (Post 1958712)
According to the S&S website, the pBook edition isn't even available even though it's sitting here on my desk. If they cannot even get that right, don't think the eBook will be available any time soon. They still don't think the pBook is available.

I guess buying the paper version won't be bad. I can't wait any longer to see what happens after PD's BD mess.

ATimson August 19 2008 12:08 AM

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JWolf wrote: (Post 1958712)
According to the S&S website, the pBook edition isn't even available even though it's sitting here on my desk. If they cannot even get that right, don't think the eBook will be available any time soon. They still don't think the pBook is available.

No, they just think that they're out of stock. (Note the lack of a "pre-order" button that other forthcoming titles have, and that previously it did have an "order now" button like MU2 does.)

Marco Palmieri August 19 2008 02:15 PM

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ATimson wrote: (Post 1959417)
No, they just think that they're out of stock.

With good reason. The first printing of Greater Than the Sum sold out last week.

Christopher August 19 2008 02:36 PM

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Yay!

JD August 19 2008 06:40 PM

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Wow, I'm glad to see that the book is selling so well. So does that mean the entire first printing has sold out, or just the ones at S&S's online store?

JWolf August 19 2008 06:47 PM

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Marco Palmieri wrote: (Post 1961200)
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ATimson wrote: (Post 1959417)
No, they just think that they're out of stock.

With good reason. The first printing of Greater Than the Sum sold out last week.

Very nice! Now when can we expect the eBook?

Idoliside August 19 2008 06:48 PM

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JWolf wrote: (Post 1962278)
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Marco Palmieri wrote: (Post 1961200)
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ATimson wrote: (Post 1959417)
No, they just think that they're out of stock.

With good reason. The first printing of Greater Than the Sum sold out last week.

Very nice! Now when can we expect the eBook?

been delayed, that sold out too...

Defcon August 19 2008 06:51 PM

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JD wrote: (Post 1962240)
Wow, I'm glad to see that the book is selling so well.

Since we don't know how many books were printed in this printing, the fact that it is sold out doesn't really give any indication how it is selling other than it took about a month to sell what the people at Pocket thought would be a reasonable quantity of books for a first printing of Greater than the Sum.

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So does that mean the entire first printing has sold out, or just the ones at S&S's online store?
I would assume that means that Pocket has no books left in their warehouses.

JD August 19 2008 07:29 PM

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Yeah, but it still must have sold fairly well for the entire first printing to have sold out in just a month.
I just looked and it's even the number one Trek book on Amazon.

Marco Palmieri August 19 2008 08:28 PM

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JD wrote: (Post 1962240)
Wow, I'm glad to see that the book is selling so well. So does that mean the entire first printing has sold out, or just the ones at S&S's online store?

It means that warehouse inventory was quickly and completely depleted, and that a rush second printing is necessary to meet the exceptionally high reorder activity.

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JWolf wrote: (Post 1962278)
Now when can we expect the eBook?

I can't answer that with any greater specificity than "soon." It isn't an aspect of the publishing process over which I have any influence.


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