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Subject: ebooks from eharlequin.com
Date Posted: 7/17/2008 6:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/29/2005
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Does anyone around here ever buy these? I went on there today and discovered a prequel to Showalter's Dark series only available in ebook form (of flippin' course!) Anyway I thought I would download it for $2.79 or whatever it was and then print it out. I don't have an ereader but I do this with Ellora's Cave and it works great. When I got to reading about it though it said this type of .pdf file wasn't printable or copyable (is that a word? lol ). It appeared that it's .pdf format with a kick against pirates.

Does anyone here know anything about this or have downloaded these type of .pdfs?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 7:13 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2007
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I've downloaded and printed pdf e-books from Fictionwise without any problem.  I just download, save to my documents, then usually send them to my work email or onto a jump drive.  When I retrieve them they're printable, but I've never tried printing from the download screen. 

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 8:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2006
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There is a product called Adobe Digital Editions that is like Adobe Acrobat but you can't print files.  This is used on many ebooks (not all) but I know my last set of ebooks from eharlequin made me download it.  That was fine, I don't mind reading my ebooks on my computer.  What ticked me off is that I went to open the program a while later (several weeks, maybe a month) to read some of the books I had not gotten to and it asked me if I wanted to do an automatic update.  I thought why not, hit 'install' (or whatever it was), when it got to the end, it asked me if I wanted to register it, which I usually do on software, and it warned me that if I didn't register it, ebooks that I purchased later may not open, so I definitely registered my copy ... only to be told when i went to open my eharlequin ebooks that the documents are licensed for a different account and there is no way fix this.  So I have 14 unread ebooks that I can't read and 16 that I have read but can't open again.  So watch this program and what you buy. 

Date Posted: 7/19/2008 4:58 PM ET
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Thank you DeeDee. That helps a lot. That was the program too. I guess I'll just order my stories from Ellora's Cave for now and wait until I save enough to buy  a Kindle. (hmm maybe I should stop buying books?) lol .

That really suck about your program update. I have gotten screwed (and not in a good way) so many times buy updating programs. I just don't do it anymore. I figure that if it's still doing the same job I got it to do in the first place, why update?

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Date Posted: 2/14/2011 11:03 PM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2011
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Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:16 AM ET
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DeeDee, I had a similar problem. Check out the last several messages in this thread, it might work for you: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKbook-Discussion/Sony-e-book-gift-cards-discounted-at-Target-this-week/td-p/512139/page/5