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Old September 7 2008, 11:19 PM   #901
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Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

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Egad, Marco!

At this rate, by the time it comes out in stores, we'll be able to read it all online for free!
Well, it's a big, complex story, with lots of different things going on. We just thought that releasing a block of consecutive chapters would clear up some misconceptions about the project and give people a better sense of its actual scope.
For those of us that do like reading eBooks, will the eBook editions actually be out on time? This is too big a project (IMHO) to be late again.
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Old September 7 2008, 11:21 PM   #902
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Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

*sigh* No sense in asking that question here, as there is nobody posting on this board who controls when the eBooks go live. *sigh again*
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Old September 7 2008, 11:25 PM   #903
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Where were all these rabid ebook fans two years ago??
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Old September 7 2008, 11:28 PM   #904
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Where were all these rabid ebook fans two years ago??
Waiting for suitable devices to come to market ?
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Old September 8 2008, 02:44 AM   #905
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Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

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*sigh* No sense in asking that question here, as there is nobody posting on this board who controls when the eBooks go live. *sigh again*
Keith,

If your the editor of the E Books, don't you have a say of when it goes live?
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Old September 8 2008, 02:49 AM   #906
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^ Yes, because that's exactly what he meant when he said, "there is nobody posting on this board who controls when the eBooks go live."
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Old September 8 2008, 02:49 AM   #907
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1) I'm not the editor of the eBooks, and never was. I was the editor of the line of original eBooks, but that line no longer exists.

2) Even then, I had no say over it. That's a production matter, not an editorial one.
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Old September 8 2008, 02:50 AM   #908
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*sigh* No sense in asking that question here, as there is nobody posting on this board who controls when the eBooks go live. *sigh again*
Is there anyone we CAN ask, through any available email or phone number?
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Old September 8 2008, 02:50 AM   #909
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*sigh* No sense in asking that question here, as there is nobody posting on this board who controls when the eBooks go live. *sigh again*
Keith,

If your the editor of the E Books, don't you have a say of when it goes live?
One can deduce that since Keith said that "nobody posting on this board [has control over that]". And he himself does indeed post here, that he does NOT have control over that.

And not to mention Keith didn't edit this project...

Edit: wow three people beat me.
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Old September 8 2008, 03:51 AM   #910
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*sigh* No sense in asking that question here, as there is nobody posting on this board who controls when the eBooks go live. *sigh again*
Keith,

If your the editor of the E Books, don't you have a say of when it goes live?
One can deduce that since Keith said that "nobody posting on this board [has control over that]". And he himself does indeed post here, that he does NOT have control over that.

And not to mention Keith didn't edit this project...

Edit: wow three people beat me.
Yes, but there's no such thing as repeating information too often for it to sink into Man of Steel's noggin.
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Old September 8 2008, 01:58 PM   #911
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Where were all these rabid ebook fans two years ago??
Waiting for suitable devices to come to market ?
Back then, people had to be tied to a computer in order to read eBooks or they had to read on tiny screens on their PDA/cell phones. Now we have 6" eink screens on devices that are uite nice for porting around eBooks. So it is no wonder eBooks have teken off more now then they did before.

I do think that if the CoE series was to come back, they would sll more. Epseiclaly if the pBook reprints were stopped. Part of the eBook problem is that we know that someday they will be released on paper. So those that want the books but not as an eBook wiull just wait. If there were no reprints, then I do think the sales would have increased for the eBooks.

As for the Destiny Trilogy, more eBooks would sell there too if the eBook came out on time.
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Old September 8 2008, 04:56 PM   #912
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I do think that if the CoE series was to come back, they would sll more. Epseiclaly if the pBook reprints were stopped. Part of the eBook problem is that we know that someday they will be released on paper. So those that want the books but not as an eBook wiull just wait. If there were no reprints, then I do think the sales would have increased for the eBooks.
I don't think the proportion of people who so desperately crave their S.C.E. fix that they would make the switch to electronic formats is greater than those who would just shrug and stop buying it. No point in killing your profits just to promote a format. That said, I'd actually be curious to know whether any given story has sold more per unit electronically or within the compilation.

As for the Destiny Trilogy, more eBooks would sell there too if the eBook came out on time.
Now that's certainly true. You'd think with most manuscripts being electronic, it would be quicker to get the formatting done for the e-book than the physical copy. Just a question of priorities for the publisher, I suppose.

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Old September 8 2008, 06:54 PM   #913
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You'd think with most manuscripts being electronic, it would be quicker to get the formatting done for the e-book than the physical copy. Just a question of priorities for the publisher, I suppose.
Perhaps priorities, perhaps meeting deadlines. Other Pocket books (including the most recent Warcraft and Hellgate: London novels, which I believe were both edited by Marco) managed to have their ebooks released on the announced dates.
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Old September 8 2008, 07:18 PM   #914
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Thanks for posting about this, I just learned about this new series the other day and am looking forward to it!
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Old September 9 2008, 12:31 AM   #915
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The other day!? Where have you been.. under a rock??
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