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Subject: The e-book "campaign" thread!
Date Posted: 1/26/2011 8:22 AM ET
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Do you have a favorite author who isn't publishing to e-books? If so list that author here.

Objective: For us e-book readers to go to the B&N, Amazon and other websites and click on the "Tell the publisher you want this book published electronically" link, to try to convince them to publish so we can buy e-books!

Please watch this thread and take a moment to mark some works by the authors listed to let publishers know we want more e-books!

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 8:23 AM ET
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J.K. Rowling

JoAnna Carl (Chocolate mysteries series)



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Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird

Date Posted: 1/26/2011 10:52 AM ET
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(edited = I've just linked to the first books in the series I'd love to see. If we can get the first ones, maybe that'll get the ball rolling on the rest.)

Tanya Huff (Blood Series)

Fiona Patton (Branion Series)

Roger Zelazny (Nine Princes in Amber series)

Andre Norton (Forerunner Series)

(Some have a few out, but not the good stuff.)



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Do you think you could add some links?  I went to Barnes and Noble and Amazon this morning to click on "Tell the publisher" but it would be easier with links.  Thanks!

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FYI, it is the publishers, not the authors who are at fault.

Depends on the author. Some really don't want their books in ebook format, although I think that number is pretty small. But J.K. Rowling is in that number. She's say a very big "NO" several times. About six months ago her publishers said they were looking into an ebook format, but no word since then. I don't think she's changed her mind, but we'll see.

But this will send a message to the publishers, that there is a market. And the Amazon links says it's to send a message to the publisher, not the author.

And some authors have been begging to be in ebooks. One author on another site said he's frustrated because two of his books in his trilogy are in ebook format, the 1st and 3rd. He's been trying to get the 2nd one done, but his publisher says it's way down on their list to process. If they ever get to it.

 

Date Posted: 1/27/2011 5:50 AM ET
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J. K. Rowling.  I have all the books on CD and paperback.  Would so love to have them all on my ereader and get them off the bookshelf.  I take my ereader everywhere with me.  I find the choice of 200 or so books on the ereader so much easier than lugging around a book.  Dawn

Date Posted: 1/27/2011 10:49 AM ET
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Cindy you are right. Clicking these links are an indication of the demand for these authors/specific books in e-book format. If a lot of people clicked on book #2 in that author's trilogy, it would indicate a larger demand for that book.

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Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series books.

OK, some are available, but the first one is not, oddly enough! 



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Joan Hess only has three of her Maggody books available as e-books. Please help mark the other ones!



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Ellis Peters - Cadfael series

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Laura Childs mysteries

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Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

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Iain Pears - An Instance of the Fingerpost

This book is a tome, and my only hope of getting it read is electronically, LOL!



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Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451

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Julie Kaewert's Booklovers Mysteries (Only the first one is available via e-book!)

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I would like to see the Guinevere Jones series by Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) in ebook form.

The Desperate Game

The Chilling Deception

The Sinister Touch

The Fatal Fortune

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Here's To Kill a Mockingbird on B&N

On Amazon.