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So many sci-fi books not on the kindle :-(


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Posted on 9 Jul 2012 00:18:36 BDT
Carl B. says:
Yeh, Im prety disappointed to find no RedDwarf.

Posted on 8 Jul 2012 18:40:34 BDT
Merseygull says:
Must say that I'm disappointed with the lack of Isaac Asimov - especially the Foundation/Robots series....

ATB,J.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 11:14:02 BDT
Ken O'Neill says:
Bear? Do you mean Bae<b>n</b> (publisher) Or Elizabeth and/or Greg (authors)?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 06:47:24 BDT
I've got over 200 Clark's and everything by Bear - you need to broaden your buying/downloading horizons.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 06:46:16 BDT
I've got tons of both - just look in places that aren't Amazon.

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 12:58:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2012 14:52:52 BDT
What the hell is wrong with you Oracle, can't someone post on discussions without being hounded by some person who clearly has some unnecessary grudge against me.
It was not self promotion, I was just pointing out how 2 years later and now almost every book is on kindle

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 10:06:42 BDT
Ken O'Neill says:
According to mid-list and best-selling authors (no names, no spam, right) I know, part of the issue is that pre-existing book contracts generally do not cover anything other than "dead tree" versions of works. Accordingly a new contract has to be negotiated with $author (or increasingly with their literary executor who may have an over-inflated idea of the worth of the back catalogue) before "e-book" versions of the back catalogue and be published.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 17:42:01 BDT
Oracle says:
D Wilson, this thread is two years old. P Lingard-Smart revived it just to boast that he's an author...

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 17:26:00 BDT
diligaf says:
and so is Rendezvous With Rama (S.F. Masterworks S.)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 17:25:22 BDT
diligaf says:
pushing ice is available for kindle !

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 15:49:08 BDT
Oracle says:
If I was Amazon, I'd consider that shameless self promotion... What the hell does it add to the discussion?

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 12:33:23 BDT
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Posted on 22 Aug 2010 11:43:14 BDT
I agree that it is disappointing at the moment but, by all accounts, books are being added all the time. Whilst some authors or maybe publishers seem to be against it (maybe it is about renegotiating royalties, I don't know) another reason seems to be in the sheer volume of works out there.

Whilst it is harder to overcome the first problem, in relation to the second, there is a 'tell the publisher' thread in the Kindle discussion forum. This is where people ask other people to support them in getting a book put on Kindle. As you may know, there is a section on the book page, just below the image of the book cover, where you can click and request the publisher puts it on Kindle. The thread encourages others to click (strength in numbers).

Posted on 22 Aug 2010 11:41:47 BDT
Tracy says:
Even popular Sci-Fi isn't on like:-

Pushing Ice
Rendezvous With Rama (S.F. Masterworks S.)
Darwin's Children

I could go on and on :-(

Posted on 22 Aug 2010 11:07:59 BDT
Yes, I've noticed that as well. Nothing by Bob Shaw, or Vernor Vinge, for example.

Initial post: 22 Aug 2010 10:44:48 BDT
Tracy says:
I am a bit disappointed as there are so many classic sci-fi books not on the kindle, I seem to have about 50 books in my Not on Kindle yet list which are classic sci-fi

Anyone else finding the same thing
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