Sunday, May 16, 2010

Penguin and the ebook

I know I have not been on here in forever. But I wanted to put something out today.


I am very upset that certain books by a certain publisher (OK I'll say it- Penguin) are not being released (or at least not released timely) as ebooks.

I am have been looking forward to Lion Heat by Lora Leigh. It was released on April 6th ... still not in Kformat.

JR Ward's BDB latest is also not sold as a Kindle release. And if the forums are to be believed it is because the publisher Penguin does not want to release it. There is even speculation that it is being done to increase print book sales.

OK a few things. I have not bought a paper book in years and I have no desire to start now. I LOVE my Kindle. I refuse to be bullied into it by corporations not to mention I do not want to hurt our environment by buying paper books.

ecommerce@us.penguingroup.com

I sent an email to Penguin at the address above. I sent an email to Amazon and to the authors in question. While the authors have the most to loose (fewer sales, pirated ebook copies etc) they also have the least control. However enough authors (especially those like JR Ward with a huge following) CAN make their opinions heard.

I am seriously thinking of a Penguin book boycott. I will keep you posted if Penguin decides to respond to my email...

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