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Amazon swallows Book Depository

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun June 23rd, 2013, 9:24 pm

Interesting, I wandered over to Amazon.ca and TSQ is listed there with a preorder date of 7/15, even the Kindle edition with pricing. Susan, you want to see if it will let you buy it?

Hmph, I think there's something dodgy and I suspect they don't want the free shipping for the US citizens. Click on the attachment to see what I get when I go to your BD link Annis.
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At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun June 23rd, 2013, 11:07 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Interesting, I wandered over to Amazon.ca and TSQ is listed there with a preorder date of 7/15, even the Kindle edition with pricing. Susan, you want to see if it will let you buy it?


I could sign in using my amazon.com account, but when I went to buy the Kindle version, it wouldn't let me.
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun June 23rd, 2013, 11:41 pm

"Susan" wrote:I could sign in using my amazon.com account, but when I went to buy the Kindle version, it wouldn't let me.


I see why it was letting me. I haven't been to .ca in ages and I'd changed email accounts. Now the pricing is hidden from me.

I do wonder why they have to be so territorial with the ebook versions. It's not like we can buy a US based copy at this time :o
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon June 24th, 2013, 3:57 am

Can I just ask how much is The Summer Queen on kindle for US readers?

It is $21.38 for Australians! (Publisher set price). Her next most expensive is $13.88, but the prices are all different.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon June 24th, 2013, 10:17 am

I don't believe US readers will be able to purchase the UK kindle version, only when it comes out next year via Sourcebooks.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon June 24th, 2013, 6:59 pm

Posted by Amanda
Can I just ask how much is The Summer Queen on kindle for US readers


Amanda, I grabbed a Kindle copy of SQ from Amazon.com for the standard US$9.99, and as far as I can tell it's still available.

KIndle editions from Amazon UK are a no-go for those of us living in Australasia.

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Mon June 24th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Amanda, as Misfit said SQ is not yet available in the USA and according to EC it will not be available until next summer. On amazon.com, we can only see a link "available from these sellers" which are private sellers getting the book from the UK.

Annis, I am confused! What country are you from?
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon June 24th, 2013, 9:06 pm

I'm from New Zealand, Susan.

I've never tried a screen cap before, Misfit, but here goes. Can't work out how to thumbnail it, I'm afraid.

This is the page for SQ on BD.com, as I see it today. I imagine BD.com accesses its stock from the UK.

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Mon June 24th, 2013, 11:02 pm

Thanks, Annis! It sounds a bit conspiratorial that a hardcover book is "unavailable" for those with an American IP.
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon June 24th, 2013, 11:32 pm

"Susan" wrote:Thanks, Annis! It sounds a bit conspiratorial that a hardcover book is "unavailable" for those with an American IP.


Kinda curious how they do that and avoid the free shipping. @ Annis, thanks for the screen shot, I can clip it from here.
At home with a good book and the cat...

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