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November 3, 2011
10:43 am
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Is there any way to get the entire book in some electronic format. I have been avoiding physical books for a long time and have no interest in collecting more. Also at the moment I am a very long way from anywhere so some electronic format would be much, much more convienient.

 

 

November 4, 2011
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Eric:

We're considering it, but there are no definite plans or release date as yet.  Which e-reader do you use, and where do you buy your e-books?

JS

November 4, 2011
5:28 pm
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Ever think of a audio version?  I'm a huge fan of audible.com when I'm out and about.

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November 7, 2011
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I would prefer that it be in pdf or epub, so the hardward/software combination doesn't matter. At worst I wouldnt mind it being in some kindle compatable format.

November 8, 2011
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PDW:

I'd love to have an audio version available, but it's expensive to produce a professional-quality audiobook.  Maybe if TGC sells a lot more copies my publisher will be able to justify the expense...so get out there and tell your friends! 🙂

Eric:

Duly noted and passed along. Thank you!

Though I'm not much of an ebook reader, I strongly prefer epub or Kindle formats, so that I can make best use of the screen on the device I'm using.

JS

June 22, 2012
6:16 am
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I've been dithering very slightly on the purchase of the physical book, since my husband and I have Kindle Fire's and do prefer an electronic format for our books.  Just wanted to add my voice in support of an electronic version.

June 26, 2012
12:34 pm
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E Craig:

Noted.  Thank you for your interest!  

However, it's unlikely there will be an electronic version until I have at least one more book in print.  Any book available in electronic form immediately becomes available for free download -- and while there are quite a few people who will buy other works by an author whose first book they downloaded and enjoyed (in this way, piracy becomes a promotional loss leader), the number who will buy a book they've already read is vanishingly small.

JS

February 28, 2013
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I'd buy an electronic copy in a second, even though I have the dead tree version. I like the portability, and my Kindle has become my portable library.

 

I've recommended the book to many people, but several have said they won't buy it until an e-book version comes out- some of them travel a lot and don't want to lug multiple books around, others just like the convenience of the e-book version.

 

I think you're missing out on a huge market segment.

February 28, 2013
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Barry Eisler, who moved to selling primarily in e-book format, has written a lot about the economics and marketing of e-books.

 

http://www.barryeisler.com/writers_marketing.php

 

In particular, check out "Be the Monkey" and his essays on dead tree marketing.

February 28, 2013
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What about a self-publishing option for an e-book version?

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March 3, 2013
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drewa, Jen W:

Since 100WP is a small press, my arrangement with them is already non-traditional, and I'm happy with it at this time.  And there are no obstacles to putting out an ebook version, from either myself or 100 Watt: we've simply decided not to do it yet.

Again, I'm sure that'll change, probably when my next book comes out...but I can't yet say when that will be.

JS

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