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Old December 3 2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

So, I browsed through S&S' website and found this:

Star Trek: The Original Series: The Continuing Missions, Volume I


collecting The Rings of Time, That Which Divides, DTI: Forgotten History; Available on or around January 29, 2013

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Khitomer Accords Saga

collecting Plagues of Night, Raise the Dawn, and Brinkmanship; Available on or around January 22, 2013

Star Trek: Destiny: The Complete Saga

collecting Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls

Beside the fact that I don't know how legit those are (no cover image a month before the release), the only one where it would really make sense to get it as an ominibi is the Destiny one since there you'll have a decent price advantage, but with the others you safe only one dollar or so in contrast to buying the single eBooks.
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Old December 3 2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Interesting. If that is legit I might just have to download the TOS one, I haven't bought any of those yet.
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Old December 3 2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

Twenty-three dollars? Pass.

You save $.98 American. Is this Simon & Shuster's gift to the fans?
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Old December 3 2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

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Twenty-three dollars? Pass.
The Destiny one is listed for $11.99, but yeah there isn't really much to gain with the other two.
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Old December 3 2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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Twenty-three dollars? Pass.
The Destiny one is listed for $11.99, but yeah there isn't really much to gain with the other two.
I had skipped the Destiny listing because it is so much older than the other two.
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Old December 3 2012, 10:34 PM   #6
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

If it gets me reprint royalties, I'm all for it. Although Forgotten History is a bit of an odd choice there since it's not quite as standalone as the other two, tying in to both Ex Machina and Watching the Clock. (Though it has a bit of a nod to The Rings of Time too.)

Oh, and the plural is "omnibuses." Omnibus is a plural adjective in Latin -- the suffix is the dative plural -ibus, not -us -- so it's only a singular noun in English (short for "omnibus volume"), and thus is pluralized per English rules.
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Old December 3 2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

I know that was debated in the past, but I couldn't remember which one was the right one. Omnibi just looks way nicer than omnibuses, so I chose that one taking the 50/50 chance (and failing).

I can't alter the thread title any more, so a mod will have to change it.
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Old December 3 2012, 11:06 PM   #8
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Wow. To me "omnibi" looks and sounds horribly wrong. Keep in mind that the word "bus" is short for "omnibus [vehicle]," and the plural of "bus" is "buses," not "bi." (Just imagine the confusion if it were. "Hey, do those guys drive buses?" "They're bi." "I'm not asking about their personal life!" Or: "Do they drive bi?" "No, they pull over at the bus stop.")
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Old December 3 2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

Omnibuses just looked kind of clunky to me.

Next time I'll just write "Sammelbände".
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Old December 3 2012, 11:51 PM   #10
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Try "omnibus editions."
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Old December 4 2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

hmmmm...

If I were to guess, I'd bet they were just throwing several ebooks together as one file and not doing much more. I hope I'm not right but I bet I am. LucasBooks (Random House) has released a handful of these ebook omnibus editions like the over the past few months. They were literally the same ebooks, all with their own covers, title pages, etc. all crammed together under a new (cheap) cover. Nothing really to offer anyone that already owned the separate books but a very slight savings to any first-time buyers.

Now, the one that catches my eye is the Destiny omnibus. Is this an ebook version of David's recently released and slight improved and updated version or is this just the three original ebooks crammed together in one file like I mentioned above?

I guess we'll see. Let's all hope for the best.

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Old December 4 2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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A while ago I promised I'd buy both the omnibus version and the standalone editions of Destiny and generate errata; hold me to that come January.
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Old December 4 2012, 09:23 PM   #13
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Next time I'll just write "Sammelbände".
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Old December 4 2012, 10:37 PM   #14
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

Wonder if we'll see a collection of Slings and Arrows?

Or a paperback, damn it.
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Old December 5 2012, 04:48 AM   #15
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We still haven't heard about any trade paperbacks for next year. Although I'd rather see more Myriad Universes, or something themed like Seven Deadly Sins.
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