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Initial post: 16 Oct 2010 12:38:25 BDT
Joe says:
At all? For a Science Fiction author?

Why not?

Posted on 21 May 2011 16:55:17 BDT
FriendlyFire says:
Indeed, why not?
One might think it a natural format for science fiction fans.

I am increasingly getting bored with this Kindle phenomena. Amazon is claiming 105 sold for every 100 physical books sold. But how many of these 100 physical copies are to people who own a Kindle?
Anyone in Ireland (Amazon delivers free here) is sent off to the US website 'cause won't sell to them.
Even there the selection is poor and often the books for sale aren't for delivery outside the US.
Is this a scam to avoid paying VAT in the EU?

If Amazon don't want the Kindle to go the way of the BetaMax tape (and for those who remember Phillips 2000 too) then they need to start making titles available and make it possible for readers to give up chopping down trees.

It should also be cheaper to buy kindle than a physical book sent by post to another country - but that's another complaint altogether. Similar to the CDs cost more to make than tapes so they cost more to buy!

Posted on 7 Dec 2011 11:04:02 GMT
Civiliza says:
Well as of December 2011, we are up to 8 Niven books.

An improvement, yes, but while the Motie and Heorot books are here, where are the Ringworlds? Why is the Dream Park series only represented by one book and not even the first book in the series?

I am a bit confused on some of the crossovers, but where are the puppeteers?

Come on, I can see these Kindle books on the US site, why aren't they available here?

Posted on 17 May 2012 23:25:59 BDT
MikePG says:
these are old books. pre widespread computer. there may not be easily convertible datafiles

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 18:54:15 BDT
Try Baen's books -there is more of a selection of Niven titles and you can download in a variety of formats and no DRM!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2012 13:50:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jun 2012 14:03:51 BDT
Civiliza says:
Interesting, ar least some of the Man Kzin War series are there (a series that I had vague memories of, but was not sure how familiar they might have been to others).

Still not my much missed Dream Park series though. Oh well, the moment when they would have been most useful on my Kindle has now passed, guess I am going to have to trawl through the backs of my cupboards to find the paperbacks again.

@StoK, you're probably right, the reason the Dream Parks hold such a hallowed place in my memory is that I'm pretty sure I read the first one way back in the early to mid eighties.

Posted on 7 Aug 2015 14:48:08 BDT
I see A World Out Of Time, and Neutron Star are up, but not yet for sale in the UK as Kindle books, any idea how I find out when these will be available?
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