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Subject: Fictionwise question
Date Posted: 1/15/2011 7:29 PM ET
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I want to download a book in secure format for my Nook. Is this possible?

I ask because 2 of my free books from Sony I cannot access except on my computer even though they are supposed to be epub.

I am paying almost 20. dollars for this book with no refunds, so I want to be sure before I purchase it.

If anyone has any experience with this, let me know. Thanks!

The book is on Fictionwise: The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 8:03 PM ET
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I'm sorry I can't answer your question. I'm sure someone else can, though. Fictionwise needs to update its FAQs. 

Just in case you haven't seen this, they have a code good for 50% off through tomorrow Jan 16: snow11



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Date Posted: 1/15/2011 9:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/15/2011 9:26 PM ET
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Beth, have you authorized your Nook with the same Adobe ID as your computer?  You must do that in order to sideload ePub books onto your Nook.  After you do that you should have no problem sideloading books from Fictionwise.

For books from the Sony store, I downloaded and installed Sony's desktop app, downloaded the books from the Sony store through the desktop app, then used Adobe Digital Editions desktop software to sideload the ePubs onto my Nook.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 9:59 PM ET
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I will try the Sony way and see if that works.

The fictionwise has 2 versions of downloads, I have no problems with the multiversion, just with the secure versions which only have one format.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 10:08 PM ET
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Oh, sorry, are you trying to load *.pdb files?  When you buy something you have to link a credit card to your Fictionwise account to authorize the file.  The I think you can sideload the file and it will appear in My Documents on your Nook.  Then I think the sideloading process is the same.  I say "I think" because I haven't tried sideloading a *.pdb.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 10:10 PM ET
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I can open it on the PC, but when I load it onto Nook, it just shows the cover and the publishing page.

ETA: Sorry, yes, they are .pdb

 

PS: The Sony Trick worked great, thanks for the info.yessmiley



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Date Posted: 1/15/2011 10:40 PM ET
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I don't think Fictionwise carries anything Epub anymore. I know I've seen people complaining about the loss.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 11:40 PM ET
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The multiformat books are available as epubs.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 7:04 AM ET
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Im not trying to be facetious or snarky at all -please don't take this the wrong way- and everyone is free to do what they want but have you considered waiting a bit to see if the price goes down-to me, if I were going to pay that much for a book I would want it in paper format (of course it may be a huge book but just the same)..

One of the only complaints I have about E books is that I think most of them are overpriced. That's why I am so obsessed with finding freebies or discounted books.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 8:26 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/16/2011 8:34 AM ET
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35?? Really? That's crazy!

E books are supposed to be more economical, not less!! Wow.

I did pay 10.85 for an ebook but that was because the content was rather personal and I didn't want people to see me reading it on the bus!!!

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 9:28 AM ET
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Overall I think the prices are coming down.  Using the 50% off Fictionwise coupon, I bought 5 books for $20 yesterday.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 10:58 AM ET
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Yes they are, several books that were on my ebook WL have already dropped and with the 50% off, it was a great deal.

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 7:36 PM ET
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E books are supposed to be more economical, not less!! Wow.

Well, not according to the publishers.

They've got a list of arguments about why they should be the same as printed book, even as high as Hardbound books.

Not many people buying the arguments though.

And with the new pricing format, the publishers set the price now, not the eBook store. They can't even give out coupons anymore for certain publishers.