E-Book Pricing Alerts

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    If you are worried about getting stuck with KFX from Amazon and ending up with DRMed eBooks, buy from Kobo and get ePub which can be DRM free and ePub does convert well to KF8 for Kindles.

    But if you own a Kindle (hardware), then you can download direct from Amazon and get KF8 with no DRM. It's KindlFfor PC/MAC that can give you KFX depending on your version and setup.
     
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  2. ocdtrekkie

    ocdtrekkie Ensign Newbie

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    Die Standing is also DRM'd on Kobo, which would be my backup choice of where to buy the book.
     
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  3. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    Did you download ePub or KePub?
     
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  4. ocdtrekkie

    ocdtrekkie Ensign Newbie

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  5. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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  6. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I am not sure whether Amazon shows different deals to different folks, but I just got a buy $25 in eBooks / get $6 in eBook credit offer today!
     
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  7. JWolf

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  8. Smiley

    Smiley Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Twist of Faith gives you four stories for a dollar (counting Avatar as one), so that's especially great if you do not have any of them. Although I have the Gateways stories, I would definitely love the Avatar story in ebook form.
     
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  9. DarkHorizon

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    Oh, Hamlin, excellent - one of my favourite early TNG novels. I already have Twist, but there are a few others I'd want to pick up.
     
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  10. historypeats

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    * I bought Hamlin full price because I was sure they were never going to discount it! That was one of the novels that got me hooked on TrekLit as a kid.

    * I hope that the inclusion of The Soldiers of Fear means we'll also get The Final Fury at some point; I'd like to complete the Invasion! mini-series.

    * I feel like Armageddon's Arrow has been on sale so many times.

    * I wonder why they skipped Martyr - New Frontier 1-4 and 6, but no 5.

    A few more titles to pick up than usual for this month. Thanks for the breaking news!
     
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  11. 2of1million

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    I love the old TNG books being on sale!!!
     
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  12. DeepSpaceYorks

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    This is one of my favourite times of the month! I love finding out what the new ebook offers are and I'm very excited by next month's offerings. :techman:
     
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  13. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Twist of Faith for just a buck is a MASSIVE bargain.......
     
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  14. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Agreed! And this isn't the first time they've put it on sale.

    For those who already have the individual volumes, DRG III wrote a nifty introduction to Twist of Faith that's unique to the omnibus.
     
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  15. DrBeverly

    DrBeverly Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    To what extent do you need to read all the Gateways books to understand Demons of Air and Darkness and the What Lay Beyond DS9 story? Do they all link up, or can they be read separately without impacting on understanding and enjoyment?

    (edit to add: and the same question goes for Abyss too - can it be read alone without reading the other Section 31 books?)
     
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  16. Brendan Moody

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    Both Section 31 and Gateways are fairly standalone miniseries. There are some connections among the TNG, DS9, and NF Gateways books, but you don’t need to have read any of either series to follow Twist of Faith.
     
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  17. Smiley

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    If you are interested in the resolution of the Gateways story, the TNG part of What Lay Beyond has it. However, if you are just in it for the DS9 parts, you get what you need from those stories.
     
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  18. mastadge

    mastadge Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I just read Twist of Faith again a few months ago -- KRAD's novel stands alone. There's a scene at the beginning where there various players in this timeframe in Federation space meet that clearly crosses between the TNG, DS9 and NF books, but other than that DoA&D does an admirable job feeling complete. You don't even feel like you're missing the TNG stuff happening simultaneously.

    As for Abyss, those Section 31 novels absolutely stand alone and this is the best of them.
     
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  19. historypeats

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    Out of those first four Section 31 books, Shadow is the only one I haven't read yet. I thought the others were excellent. Rogue does a fantastic job of adding dimension to a previously "meh" part of First Contact, Abyss benefits from the touch of a former DS9 scriptwriter, and Cloak surprised the heck out of me - a tight, taut thriller that somehow incorporates S31 into Kirk's time without feeling like too much of a cheat.
     
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  20. DrBeverly

    DrBeverly Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thanks all for those responses! I shall grab Twist of Faith once it's 99p!
     
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