Tue 7 Aug 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Last week Jed was busy tearing lots of our books apart, taking very careful pictures of each of the pages (just as he did with that Harry Potter book*), and mailing the photos to Fictionwise. Over there they have carefully assembled the photos into facsimiles of the books (complicated!) which can be ordered in up to eight formats (none of which are technically edible). Hereaways are the books you can now get:

Endless Things by John Crowley

Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand

Water Logic by Laurie J. Marks

Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead by Alan DeNiro

Also these (more to come soon):

Trash Sex Magic by Jennifer Stevenson

Carmen Dog by Carol Emshwiller

Mothers & Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh

Storyteller by Kate Wilhelm—this ebook is only available from our web site.

* No. He didn’t.


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  1. P West on August 25th, 2007 1:58 am

    I’m thrilled that this is happening.

    Fictionwise is now offering Sony Reader compatible versions along with support for ten other ebook formats.

    While on the one hand all these formats can lead to frustration, it’s reassuring to know that the consumer can buy the book once and choose one or more than one format. As formats continue to change it also helps to future proof the purchase.

  2. lcrw on August 25th, 2007 6:33 am

    We sell PDFs on our site but I don’t want to do any others so am very happy Fictionwise does all the other formats—and that they’re keeping up with the reading options.

    Paper is still easier but I will be 1st in line for a 200 page ebook reader made of e-paper and e-ink that I can download texts onto, pick my own fonts (or use template designs of my own or downloaded), and so on.

  3. P West on August 25th, 2007 7:14 am

    I agree that it’s less maddening to let Fictionwise deal with offering all the various formats.

    Any thoughts on offering LCRW through Fictionwise?

  4. lcrw on August 25th, 2007 7:21 am

    We’re looking into that very thing! Don’t know if it will work or not. Also should be available through EBSCO soon—which is a database-of-mags etc. supplier to libraries.

  5. P West on August 25th, 2007 10:09 am

    Hope that it will become available. Just being able to click the EMagazines link on the Fictionwise website will make potential readers aware that it exists.

    EBSCO will open up doors too!

    Hope to see more Emshwiller getting the ebookery.

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