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Initial post: 12 Jul 2011 00:11:36 BDT
G Whitehead says:
Er, it's ten minutes after midnight on July 12 and I haven't received 'A Dance With Dragons' yet. Miffed. Isn't this delivery all automated? Does it only kick in at 9am when they get into work? Bit naff...

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:15:02 BDT
M. Holroyd says:
It's looking increasingly like it's released at midnight US time which is majorly lame, I've been looking forward to this all day and now have to wait another night.

Add in 12 for an ebook and the 6 years he took to write the damn thing...

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:16:31 BDT
Really angry about this!

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:17:24 BDT
This sucks. It makes no sense for the UK market to wait for midnight in the US before releasing an ebook.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:18:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 00:30:23 BDT
Kadayi says:
b*****ds....I was rather hoping to get in a chapter or two before kips...

So much for Kindle pre-ordering. If they aren't going to deliver on UK time they should made that clear from the beginning. Imminent complaint email to Amazon Customer service.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:19:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 00:24:14 BDT
Bale Tape says:
I only impulse bought the book tonight because I got so excited at the idea of a midnight release in my own home without having to stand in the cold outside some supermarket. THAT is the future and the true potential of the Kindle. This has let me down. Does it matter if we are a few hours ahead of the Americans?

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:21:28 BDT
Ok..... So what I'm hearing is that im gonna be at work by the time the book is available for download....

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:21:40 BDT
Kordac says:
The ironic/annoying thing is I've read on forums that the pirate copy has been available for hours yet the people who pay for the damn book are left waiting.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:26:40 BDT
D. Rowe says:
And of course Amazon customer support isn't open at the moment.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:26:49 BDT
R. Owens says:
So if this isn't going to be available until 9 in the morning, I'll be at work by then, and be unable to connect to any network. I guess I'll be asking Amazon for a refund, in that case. It'd be easier to go out at lunch and buy a copy.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:29:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 00:31:23 BDT
M. Clarkson says:
It's not just the pirate copies, the US copies that amazon.de leaked have sent spoilers scattering in the wind for weeks, and I've been looking forward to reading the book so I can stop having to dodge them :(

As for the kindle version, chalk me up as someone else who hoped to be reading it already. I know it never SAID anywhere that it would arrive at midnight but for some reason I really had assumed it would, and I'm honestly disappointed that it didn't.
I stayed up waiting for it hoping I could make a start! Now by the time it arrives I'll probably be at work already :(

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:32:03 BDT
For anyone who owns an apple iOS device and has iBooks, you can download a sample chapter from the iBooks store. Shows the chapter headings, maps, dedications, and a prologue chapter which, AFAIK, hasnt been shown/posted online before. Should help to tide you over till whenever the actual Kindle release is.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:33:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 00:36:57 BDT
Bale Tape says:
I know it seems like sour grapes - oooh, I didn't get my copy at exactly midnight - but this has left a really sour taste in my mouth. What was the point in the Kindle version if we can't take advantage of Whispernet and all this expensive technology to get it straight away? I'm looking for a pirated copy now and will never pre-order from Amazon again. If this is the publisher's fault: this is why the print industry is going to fail in the long-term. GET WITH THE TIMES.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:34:36 BDT
G Sinnerton says:
Anyone know what time we will receive our copies?

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:37:40 BDT
BookWorm says:
Put simply - amazon, where's my book?!?!?!?

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:40:14 BDT
M. Shanaz says:
ok, so I'm not the only one wondering where it is and why I couldn't get a couple of chapters in before bed-If I'd known I'd have to wait I would have purchased good old paper edition!

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:55:32 BDT
I have received other pre orders at midnight so the fact that I have not received this highly anticipated book on time is an insult in customer service and it definitely not good enough

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 00:55:46 BDT
Kadayi says:
"Anyone know what time we will receive our copies?"

Someone mentioned 9am, though I'd be inclined to think that if they are following US time, it would be available before then (New York is only 5 hours behind the UK atm). I'd imagine if it's not available at midnight on amazon.com there would be a riot. Still this is shoddy.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2011 00:59:37 BDT
M. Shanaz says:
As they didn't specify a time, why should we be expected to wait at all?

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 01:01:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 01:05:04 BDT
Bale Tape says:
Just going to remind everyone that they are still allowing you to cancel your order as of 12.57. If you're unhappy about this, speak with your wallet, cancel and get the print version tomorrow morning. Whether it's Amazon's fault or the publishers, this is unacceptable treatment for a whole country of readers and fans of this series.

Oop, scratch that, they took my money just as I posted this. Still no sign of aDwD though.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 01:04:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 01:06:07 BDT
Nigel Smith says:
Midnight UTC not BST it seems :P

Edit: Typographic error on the first page mind; par for the course though, it seems.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 01:04:46 BDT
Mr Band says:
Why even bother pre-ordering, it seems we don't get it sooner.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 01:07:34 BDT
Mines downloading now.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 01:08:24 BDT
M. Holroyd says:
Just got it!

Bizarre that it came at 1am instead of midnight.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 01:08:24 BDT
as of 1:05 i received an email processing my order, and the book has arrived on my kindle
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