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Initial post: 23 May 2012, 23:29:44 BST
hi all, ive been trying to buy this book for my kindle but cant find it on amazon??? any ideas???

Posted on 23 May 2012, 23:33:09 BST
few words says:
Strange that because her other book is on. I read this as a paperbook (pre Kindle) really good.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012, 23:41:13 BST
i can find the time travelers wife learning guide but not the novel???
am i being a bit blonde here? can anyone else find it???

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012, 23:43:33 BST
few words says:
I had a look using the product link before I replied and could not find it. I think there is some way of asking amazon but you will have to wait for one of "the knowlegable ones" to answer you

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012, 23:46:21 BST
thanks for trying :)

Posted on 23 May 2012, 23:47:17 BST
David says:
This reply in from the FAQ on Audreys site:
Why can't I find e-book versions of your books?
I am not opposed to the existence of e-books; I know lots of people are wildly enthusiastic about them. But I have spent my life working with books as an art form and I am devoted to physical books. E-books in their current incarnations are still imperfect and they threaten the arts of book design and typography. As a book conservator I am also nervous about the digitization of books: will they be readable one hundred years from now? Or will thousands of books simply vanish as platforms and programs change?

E-books have certain advantages (they are searchable) and disadvantages (they are not beautiful objects in themselves and don't display images very well). I'm sure they will improve over time, though. I don't know when or if my books will become e-books. Writing me hostile e-mail about this will not hasten my desire.

LINK: http://audreyniffenegger.com/about

Posted on 23 May 2012, 23:49:38 BST
gawd..... move with the times Audrey!!!! gutted now, was looking forward to getting stuck into it :(

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012, 23:57:40 BST
Oracle says:
Of course, no print books have ever 'vanished'... Silly woman. And I liked Time Traveller's Wife.

Posted on 24 May 2012, 08:15:53 BST
Campievanner says:
Ooh I don't know Audrey try reading books via Kindle on iPad and they can be beautiful objects.
In the past books were burnt so books dissapeared that way. Also I seem to think the British Library has archives of all published books and grows at X miles per day/year. (this is from memory) so her books will remain there.
The world changes and things move on.
I have the Time Travllers Wife as a paperback (somewhere in the bottom of the wardrobe as we have no storage space) but a Kindle version would have been good. Saves me some money then :) as I will be buying most future books as Kindle verions.

Posted on 24 May 2012, 08:34:08 BST
Last edited by the author on 24 May 2012, 08:34:36 BST
CBRetriever says:
there are still lots of authors who haven't gone digital: J.D; Salinger, Harper Lee, Irène Némirovsky (though they are available in Spanish for some reason)

can't think of any more right now

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 08:44:00 BST
Oracle says:
Suite Francaise is available in the US so there's clearly just a UK problem there.

I'm honestly not surprised though that the two recluses' books aren't available.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 08:45:03 BST
CBRetriever says:
but not available to customers in France (odd)

Posted on 24 May 2012, 09:07:36 BST
Lilian says:
I wouldn't mind if Time Traveller's Wife vanished. I tried to read it ages ago and just couldn't. It was awful!!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 10:01:23 BST
Hippocratia says:
To continue in the same vein; isn't reading in itself beautiful, regardless of the format? I can value the experience of reading a kindle book in just the same way as reading a physical book, and I am sure my children value listening to the books that I read to them at bedtime.

I'm pretty sure the British Library has archives of all published books, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford also receives a physical copy of every book published in the UK. I have just checked and the Bodleian also has a few thousand ebooks available in its NetLibrary, and links to extensive online resources in various subjects.

Posted on 24 May 2012, 10:10:30 BST
anne says:
Quite a hostile response, certainly doesnt compell me to read one of her books.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 10:12:43 BST
Brian says:
Where do they put all those books?

Posted on 24 May 2012, 10:13:46 BST
Does also seem very strange that she's so hostile to ebooks and TTW isn't on Kindle... but Her Fearful Symmetry is. I think Audrey needs to think a bit more about that one.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 10:14:14 BST
Hippocratia says:
In long, underground tunnels, and the ebooks are on huge servers.

Posted on 24 May 2012, 10:24:48 BST
Campievanner says:
Just looked at info on the British Library and the collection currently requires
625km of space
growing by 12km per year currently.
if you looked at 5 items per day it would take over 80,000 years to see the collection.
Poor Audrey is worrying about her book getting lost. They have saved the St Cuthbert Gospel which is priceless.
Oh well her choice.
Aren't the archives stored in a salt mine somewhere or am I just imagining that.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 11:52:11 BST
Willber G says:
Not much by Philip José Farmer, sadly.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012, 11:59:10 BST
Hippocratia says:
Isn't Audrey's book going to get lost anyway, even in physical form, if there are thousands of paperbacks published each year and even more ebooks? The St Cuthbert Gospel is a work of art and a very high status book from the age before printing downgraded books. I am not sure which authors from the present day will survive the test of time.

Posted on 12 Nov 2013, 14:16:03 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013, 14:18:56 GMT
Damaskcat says:
The post before yours in this thread was made more than 12 months ago and it's not clear who you are replying to.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013, 14:21:32 GMT
LouLou Bella says:
I am talking about the author's email explaining her reason for not having a kindle option.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013, 14:24:09 GMT
Damaskcat says:
Sounds fine to me as a her personal viewpoint. After all she wrote the book so she has ultimate control over what happens to it. If she doesn't want it to have an e-book edition that is her choice.
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