What plans does Crown Books have to create eBooks of your work?
I asked the question mostly to poke Siggie to ask Crown.
The pattern of eBook nowadays is that they’re available on or before the dead tree versions. I just recently bought the new Dexter novel in eBook format: http://ereader.com/product/detail/27476?book=Dexter_in_the_Dark:_A_Novel on the day it was available at my local Barnes & Noble. Most publishers seem to realize that it’s one more potential revenue stream without the hassle of delivering boxes anywhere, dealing with returns, or having to worry about writing off remaindered books.
I just need to find somebody to poke… either Siggie or a dude/ette at Crown to get the eBall rolling.
the thing about ebooks is this they do serve a purpose but i think in the initial run of the books launch they will want to generate as much revenue as possible from sales of the dead tree versions as this will get the books known in the internation markets as well as the domestic usa market i think an ebook version will be avaliable after about a year or so after once the book has bedded in , of course i dont have a clue about any of it realy its just my guess on how it might go down the ( evil overlord ) scott sigler himself would be the one to weigh in on this one i am afraid ………
But remember, S, that Crown’s in the business of selling books, not giving them away. They’re already going out on a limb in letting Scott podcast them. We might as well reward them for doing so.
Actually, “free” need not matter to us anymore. We’ve heard the books and liked them well enough to shell out the bread for the dead-tree versions. Until there’s a technology that lets us convert physical books to ebooks on our own, we’ll have to play by the publisher’s rules. (Recall K’s line to J in Men In Black–“It’s the next thing after CDs. You’ll have to buy the White Album all over again.”)
I’m not necessarily looking for free ones. I’ve read eBooks on my Palm since Dec ’99, so -I’m- looking for a professionally assembled electronic copy of an eBook readable on my Palm.
The PDF of Ancestor was nice, but I’m certainly not going to read it on a computer screen.
All right, I’m a partially psycho dude. I’ve got my copy of Earthcore, my copy of Ancestor, my eBook copy of Earthcore… I buy your stuff when I can…
I want to be able to get an eBook copy of Ancestor, and an eBook copy of ALL the Sigler works as well as my dead tree collector, under glass, security guard protected, copies.
Is there somebody I should be emailing at Crown to beg… plead… whine… for my eBooks?
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