Geographically Restricted eBooks

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Packard, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Packard

    Packard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So I love to read new Star Trek books on the eReader on my iPhone -- it's the best way to get these books here in Germany, and I like ebooks anyway.

    Today, I saw that "Losing the Peace" was available. But for the first time, when I tried to buy it, I got this message in big red letters:

    I feel that that is a crying shame. Restrictions such as these are common for hulu, itunes vid and the like, where German broadcasters want to have the exclusive chance to show us American TV series they bought (and then go on to ruin them with awful synchronization). But I can't see why anyone would profit from stopping my purchase of the American book. It's not as if most of these books are ever translated into German, and like most readers of the English version, I'm not interested in reading a translation anyway.

    Does anyone have any idea why TPTB would change their policy this way? Or better yet, does someone know of a way to buy these ebooks outside the US after all?
     
  2. Ó Méith

    Ó Méith Lieutenant Red Shirt

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  3. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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  4. Packard

    Packard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Excellent, thank you both! :)
     
  5. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    I think BooksOnBoard is cheaper overall then Diesel.

    I did a compare for another forum of ePub edition Star Trek eBooks from BOB vs. Amazon and Amazon came out to for $85.89 and BOB was $83.89 with $2.08 left over in rewards.