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Posted on 9 Jan 2013 02:30:13 GMT
Audrey Reid says:
I just looked again at the stargate sg1 valhhalla book and amazon have changed the "only available for ipad" i was able to get it on my kindle no problem. woo hoo. and i was also pleased to see that deric longdens "the cat who came in from the cold" and "enough to make a cat laugh" are also available.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 07:24:02 GMT
 says:
Please could you amend your post so it is devoid of words? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 07:22:38 GMT
 says:
Please amend the last sentence of your post so it reads, "OK, how does that work?". I don't like the "in your imagination" bit. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 07:22:17 GMT
Paul says:
I have to agree, it boggles the mind. Amazon even sent out a reply saying why this is so yet he/she decides to ignore the following:

'Please note that the publishers who own the Kindle content chooses or makes certain Kindle contents to be available for specific device.
You're always welcome to contact the publisher directly for more information about their books."

..and just go, nah it's amazon's fault. !

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 07:18:51 GMT
Publisher doesn't do something. It's Amazon's fault. OK, how does that work in your imagination?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 07:17:21 GMT
Paul says:
It's down to the publisher what it is made available, it may be in some format that is not supported on certain devices. It happens with a number of books.

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 04:40:04 GMT
Lenora says:
I emailed Amazon about the book and got this reply:

"We make every effort to ensure that Kindle versions of books and other reading materials are as similar to the original as possible, and they are based on the original publication issued by the publishers. Also, we are trying hard in order to make all Kindle contents to be available for all the devices including applications.
Occasionally, conversion of printed materials to a digital format requires modification of content, layout, or format, including the omission of some images and tables.
The content in the Kindle Store is provided to us directly by the publishers or authors who own that content. They may choose not to include items that appear in the printed version such as a cover image, linked tables of contents, linked endnotes, etc.
Please note that the publishers who own the Kindle content chooses or makes certain Kindle contents to be available for specific device.
You're always welcome to contact the publisher directly for more information about their books."

Quite frankly, I think it's absolutely rubbish that a kindle book can not work on a kindle. Having an application for something like an iPad should be an optional extra; it shouldn't be allowed to be instead of kindle. Not impressed with Amazon at all for allowing this.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 04:36:40 GMT
Lenora says:
I had a quick look at the SG1 novel and it does say 'available only kindle for iPad.'

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 02:43:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2013 02:45:09 GMT
STARGATE SG-1: Valhalla Is only available as a standard Kindle novel with no restrictions or iPad comments on the product. Can also be read with "Look Inside". Soon as you go for download it pops up with iPad warning, which seems most odd.

Suggest calling Customer Services since it should not be playing about like this from everything on screen.

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 01:50:25 GMT
Audrey Reid says:
i have a kindle keyboard and tried to download stargate SG1 Valhalla but get the message only available for kindle ipad. its annoying, i thought all kindle books would be available for all kindles. i will try to download it to my PC tomorrow and transfer it to my kindle and hope it works.

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 22:47:23 GMT
Lenora says:
CS?

I posted a message on the facebook wall of Amanda Addison. She said that it was published by a small company and she'd let me know if she found out anything else. I suspect it might be an error - I can't see why any company would only sell their kindle book for iPad.

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 14:39:22 GMT
C. J. Pike says:
@daisyduck. When I contacted CS to find out what was wrong they couldn't understand it. She went away to discuss it with others. They don't normally refund the cost after 7 days but because of the exceptional cricumstances they agreed to do so.

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 14:10:24 GMT
It is a bit strange to be honest. Worth an email to see if CS can explain? It might be that you have to ask the publisher...

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 11:19:27 GMT
C. J. Pike says:
I have had this problem too, I received a replacement Kindle and tried to down load "Last Light" by Andy Macnab. All I got was the message it was "incompatible format" only available for Kindle Ipad. I bought this book 18 months ago and the fromat has only changed since New Year. Amazon refunded me the cost of the book but I was cross as I have no longer acsess to this book. What I can't understand is why they sould they just suddenly change it, his other books downloaded no problem. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Kindle books should be available in Kindle format for use on the Kindle e-reader not just an Ipad.

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 11:17:55 GMT
C. J. Pike says:
I have had this problem too, I received a replacement Kindle and tried to down load "Last Light" by Andy Macnab. All I got was the message it was "incompatible format" only available for Kindle Ipad. I bought this book 18 months ago and the fromat has only changed since New Year. Amazon refunded me the cost of the book but I was cross as I have no longer acsess to this book. What I can't understand is why they sould they just suddenly change it, his other books downloaded no problem. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Kindle books should be available in Kindle format for use on the Kindle e-reader not just an Ipad.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2013 02:03:13 GMT
Lenora says:
I just have the basic Kindle. I thought all kindle books would work on it :(

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2013 00:49:50 GMT
I don't understand why these would only work on the iPad. Yes they probably wouldn't work on an eink kindle but why couldn't they work on other tablets like Amazon's own fire.

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 00:30:02 GMT
Lenora says:
It seems odd as it's just an adults novel :S I've bought other kindle books that were about art so were full of pictures. Do you know if there is anything I can do to get this book for my kindle? Feel like I've wasted my money on getting a kindle :o

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 00:26:36 GMT
It might have interactive features that can only be seen on the ipad- audio, colour pictures. These are starting to pop up a lot now, esp with children's books.

Initial post: 6 Jan 2013 00:02:36 GMT
Lenora says:
I tried to download a sample of a novel - Lost For Words by Amanda Addison - and it wouldn't work. I then noticed it said on the product description: 'only on kindle for iPad. Surely that can't be right? The whole point of having an amazon kindle is that you can buy amazon kindle books!! Can anyone else manage to get a sample sent to their kindle?
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