JMC asked why Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey was the only book released in ebook format despite the fact that it’s apart of a trilogy. Yeah. I run across that a lot. Here is my laundry list of complaints to add to that one:
- Delayed Street Date: Hardcover released earlier than the ebook. Why?
- Lack of Visibility: New ebooks are not always featured on the Front page. You have to search for the title you want and often times, it’s not available yet. See above.
- Lack of Common Sense: Fictionwise still releases new ebooks on Mondays at 10 am CST while new products of every kind are released everywhere else on the planet on Super Tuesday.
- Incomplete backlists: Release the entire series in ebook or don’t bother
- Word Count: Novelette, Novellas, Short Stories, Heat Sheets: Novel please?
- Cover Art: spare me the hideous CGI effects
- Lack of Site Updates: Webmaster has either gone missing or quit
There are some bright moments in a ebook reader’s life—-really? What?
SimonSays and eHarlequin.com do release some ebooks a month early. I just don’t understand the resistance to this new technology. I think it’s awesome. I’m sure others think otherwise and that’s too bad. I like holding books, too, but I don’t miss it. I love carrying my library with me. Great space saver, too. The gist of this post is that I love reading ebooks but publishers don’t make it easy for us.
I FINALLY WATCHED…
Maxed Out, a doc on the soaring credit card debt in this country and it’s negative effects on society. There is money to be made off of your debt. This doc almost made me want to cut up my one and only credit card. It gave me the chills. A must see. I plan to see “Sicko” too when it’s released this week to cap it all off right. Yes, I am a doc whore. I love to watch documentaries.