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Old July 24 2008, 02:30 PM   #16
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Re: Where have all the ebooks gone?

Trent, I was actually singing the chorus to that yesterday, but couldn't come up with good enough lyrics for the rest of the song. I'd almost gotten it out of my head, but you just wedged it back in there. Thanks.. I guess.
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Old July 24 2008, 02:31 PM   #17
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Hi Trent,

Was kinda hoping to. Awesome lyics, btw.

...to bad I can't add a subtitle to my original post: "Holding out for an eBook"

So, has anyone else noticed Simon & Shuster's website situation?
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Old July 24 2008, 02:43 PM   #18
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Hi Trent,
So, has anyone else noticed Simon & Shuster's website situation?
I checked out the link you posted, it does seem odd that now there is no Fearful Symmetry ebook noted on their pages, while other books like GTTS list an ebook. I'm not sure about buying books/ebooks from their store, as I'm still an old fashioned, "spend an hour or two in the bookstore kind of guy", rather than one who buys them online (unless I have to). And ever since I bought my Kindle, all my ebooks come from Amazon. So my familiarity with purchasing through S&S amounts to pretty much nil. However, I thought I'd read here that others had purchased their ebooks directly from that website.

I had really hoped that KRAD would have popped in here by now to help shed a little light on the whole subject.
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Old July 24 2008, 02:47 PM   #19
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Re: Where have all the ebooks gone?

Damnit Trent, I had just gotten to the point where I didn't hear that song after each time I read the thread title.
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Old July 24 2008, 02:54 PM   #20
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Trent that was well done.

As for the ebooks, at least you used to be able to buy them, there are no stores in the UK that sell Trek Ebooks. And getting them from fictionwise cost more due to currency converstions.
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Old July 24 2008, 03:08 PM   #21
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I'm surprised... the song I was thinking of was, "Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?"
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Old July 24 2008, 03:17 PM   #22
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Wonder if this is significant or a snafu?
Snafu. While the format links have disappeared from the search results, if you go to an individual book's page you'll still see the purchase links.

My guess is that they pulled the page because, for whatever reason, it's been a month since the "release date" and yet there's no book yet.
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Old July 24 2008, 03:25 PM   #23
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OK. Looks like a snafu. All the links to purchase are back up. They were definitely gone for a short period this morn.

That was wierd.
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Old July 24 2008, 04:23 PM   #24
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I'm surprised... the song I was thinking of was, "Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?"
Yeah, same here. Generation gap, perhaps...
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Old July 24 2008, 04:25 PM   #25
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I'm surprised... the song I was thinking of was, "Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?"
Yeah, same here. Generation gap, perhaps...
I thought of that one too.
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Old July 24 2008, 04:46 PM   #26
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Brynthe2 wrote: View Post
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Hi Trent,
So, has anyone else noticed Simon & Shuster's website situation?
I had really hoped that KRAD would have popped in here by now to help shed a little light on the whole subject.
I doubt that KRAD has much more knowledge about the situation, since a) his (editorial) involvement with Pocket Books e-Book line ended with the end of the original line AFAIK and b) even when he was the editor of said line he stated repeatedly that he had little to no influence on when these e-Books would be "going live" once he had turned in the final manuscripts IIRC.
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Old July 24 2008, 06:56 PM   #27
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Damnit Trent, I had just gotten to the point where I didn't hear that song after each time I read the thread title.
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I'm surprised... the song I was thinking of was, "Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?"
Don't know that one.

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Old July 24 2008, 10:16 PM   #28
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We'll bypass my depression over this younger generation and their ignorance of Pete Seeger and move onto my perceived knowledge...

As Defcon said, editorial has no control over these things, and eBooks tend to be at the bottom of the priority list, and the eBook department at S&S is small and overworked.
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Old July 24 2008, 10:36 PM   #29
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Well, I'm not a complete Phillistine: I like "Old Time Rock and Roll".

EDIT: A friend informs me that I got this Pete Seeger bloke confused with Bob Seger. So I guess I am a complete Phillistine.

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Old July 24 2008, 11:00 PM   #30
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That kind of music just soothes the soul, I hear....
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