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Discworld E-Books

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:39 pm

I know there have been enquiries about the Discworld e-books in the past and their lack of availability. Here's a copy of an email I got this morning in reply to someone who emailled me, Colin Smythe and Transworld. This reply is from Transworld (copied and pasted from email).

Thank you for your email, which was forwarded to me by Colin Smythe. We are aware of the problem: some of Terry’s ebooks had to be temporarily suspended from sale because of quality problems, which meant that they had to be reprocessed. However, they should all be available again shortly. The good news is that we are releasing the new Terry Pratchett eBooks over the coming weeks and we hope to have at least half of the Discworld series available in time for Christmas, including the latest Discworld novel, Unseen Academicals. Also, we’ve set up a special discount offer for subscribers of Discworld Monthly – you can receive 25% off all Terry Pratchett’s eBooks until 31st December 2009 by visiting www.rbooks.co.uk/tpebooks and using the promotional code TPEBOOKS at the checkout.

Best regards

Marianne



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Postby Dotsie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:59 am

Cracking stuff Tony, thanks :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:03 pm

I don't have an e-book reader maybe get one sometime. :?: :)
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:13 pm

THANKS!!!!!! I was thinking of asking about e-books, maybe i'll get one for christmas, who knows :) THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:32 pm

can i ask you what format these e-books are? pdf or mobipocket?
with a bookeen cybook gen3 could i read it? i'm not sure which e-book reader is best to buy...
any help?
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:47 pm

there are two main ones crysania one is the sony ereader and the others the amazon kindle, but i would get a small web browser and just download them, the sony files are pdf :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm

I think the Amazon Kindle is only available in the US at the moment. :?
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:03 pm

so far i've only seen the bookeen at the Mediaworld shop here in Genoa, and i know it can read pdf, not sure about other formats.

All discworld e-books are in pdf, Chris, or just the sony e-books? hope this is not a silly question :oops: this is my first escursion in the e-book world, until now i've always loves old-fashioned paper books, but now i've so much books i have to keep them in boxes somewhere else 'cause my apartment is too small :( e-books might be a good solution :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:36 pm

I'm not sure, but THIS may help. :)

If and when you do get an e-book reader, you might find Project Gutenberg* useful.




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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:32 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I'm not sure, but THIS may help. :)


oh gosh :shock: ..ehm..my head hurts, there's so many... :?
If and when you do get an e-book reader, you might find Project Gutenberg* useful.


nice!! :D
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:28 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I think the Amazon Kindle is only available in the US at the moment. :?


you can buy it from amazon.com and get it delivered to the uk, it was only available for american addresses before :)
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Postby kakaze » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:48 am

Actually, the ebooks have been available for quite a while now (just not legal).

I use the ebooks for reference purposes (because you can search them), but, just to be fair, I've bought the regular books too.

Besides, I hate reading books online. :P
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Postby Morty » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:00 pm

I never go anywhere without my MP3 player. The one I’ve got has a 16GB capacity. I’ve got a lot of albums on it in MP3 format but I’ve also uploaded some of my older CD’s onto my computer and transferred them to the MP3 player.

I could Google this question but why bother when I’m surrounded by TP Experts 8) .

Does anyone know if I can get any Terry Pratchett books in an audio format that I can upload onto my computer and then onto my MP3 player?

I have numerous hospital appointments looming and I’m only too aware that an old fella with white hair and a white beard sat alone laughing to himself will cause some consternation to the rest of the patients but what the heck.....with a face like mine it’s something I’ve got used to over the years :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:09 pm

Yes, Morty. I have several TP audio books on my MP3 player that I bought on CD and uploaded using my PC to convert the files to MP3 files. :D

Most of the books (possibly all of them) are available unabridged on CD. You might even find them at your local library if you want to listen to them before buying them. :wink:
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Postby Morty » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:14 pm

Brilliant Tony thanks for getting back to me.
Some people I'll not mention any names POOH have been critisizing me for not reading enough.
I'll admit it I'm lazy and would be happier if someone would read them to me. However being old and knowing as much about the Interwebby as I do nothing on God's Earth is going to persuade me to put my credit card No onto any website.

Are these CD's available in the high steet of big towns......
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