Tuesday, December 11, 2007

15,000 more ebooks for Amazon's Kindle -- plus SF mags!

Fictionwise.com, very wisely in my view, has made virutally all of their Multiformat ebooks (mostly short stories, but lots of novels, too) available in the format used by the Amazon Kindle eBook reader (and the Sony Reader, too). Check it all out here.

And that means -- very cool! -- that Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction are now available for the Kindle, too!

Oh, and lots of my short fiction is available; it's all here.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At December 12, 2007 4:01 PM , Anonymous Mike said...

"Kindle" sounds too close to "Kindling".

At December 13, 2007 7:24 AM , Blogger Lou Sytsma said...

Fahrenheit 451! ;)

BTW do you have a unit yet, Rob?

At December 13, 2007 7:35 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

I've played with one, but I don't yet own one -- they're not for sale yet in Canada, and Amazon's wireless content-delivery network doesn't work in Canada.

At December 13, 2007 11:05 PM , Anonymous don said...

True. It works through Sprint's cellular network. But you could always buy a book and download it to your computer, then transfer it via USB.

At December 13, 2007 11:12 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Yes, there are workarounds -- but I prefer to wait until the Kindle is fully supported in Canada (or until somebody else steps up to the plate with a better device that works to its full capabilities everywhere, not just in the US).

At December 14, 2007 8:11 AM , Anonymous don said...

Technically there's no reason it couldn't work on the Rogers network. However I did see a blurb on the pricing structure and it's pretty, whacked. Instead of a flat rate so many $$ per month, it's a 10 cent, 15 cent, 95 cent, $1.95, $4.95, etc charge (depending on what you do) for everything you do every time you do it.

At December 14, 2007 10:49 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Well, it's FREE to download books bought from Amazon, and it's FREE to use it for unlimited access to Wikipedia. The pay-as-you-go charge is only there if you're wanting to transfer your own content via the Sprint network to the device -- and I think most users will never do that, meaning the option of paying a dime when they want to, rather than a monthly subscription fee for something they're not going to use, probably made sense in focus-group testing.

At December 14, 2007 6:51 PM , Anonymous don said...

Hmmm. I'll have to find the write up. The way I read it was that if you read an RSS feed for example, you would pay XX cents for each article you read. And that there was a download fee when buying ebooks from Amazon. Stay tuned.

At December 14, 2007 6:57 PM , Anonymous don said...

Ahh. It's books you bought elsewhere that you send via email to the unit that you pay the download fee on. Amazon bought books downloaded right away have no download fee.

There were other charges I'm sure, but I can't find the article where I thought it was.

Or maybe I'm just going crazy(ier).



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