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Topic: Forge of God ebook

From: Davis Gentry
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/30/2010

Greg -

I purchased Forge of God and Anvil of God in dead tree format many years ago. I now have a Sony Reader and am in the process of buying LOTS of ebooks - about 200 in the last six months. I got Anvil of Stars from Webscription (the source of 90% of my ebooks to date - they have the only reasonable pricing model on the net) but cannot find Forge of God in any legal format. I strongly support buying legal copies of my books, and won't download other than legal copies. I also strongly object to paying more for an eBook and a paperback - around $5 is good, or $9 for the first six months of a new release. I have found several authors who have set up their own websites to sell older works, and have bought books there - like CJ Cherryh. Is there a spot where one can buy a legal copy of Forge?

Thanks,

Davis Gentry

Re: Forge of God ebook

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/30/2010

Looks like we're still working through some issues with the original publisher. I hope to have answers soon, Davis--and thanks for only reading legit material!

Re: Forge of God ebook

From: Jim Duron
Location: Prairieville ,La
Date: 06/06/2010

My wife uses Amazon Kindle and loves it but some of the prices are out of wack on older books since there is no printing or other markup cost. Amazon has been trying to get publishers to lower prices under $9.00 but greed and a lack of understanding the customer's needs and choices is causing a bit of a stand off.

We stay away from illegal copies but if prices are not reasonable people will find ways to get cheaper copies.
That equals lost revenue.

Re: Forge of God ebook

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/08/2010

I agree that e-books pricing should run in that range, but reasonable pricing won't stop some people from going for the free copies anyway. Sigh.

Meanwhile, Astrid and I are studying the world of pirated book downloads. It's a nasty place out there, full of pitfalls and viruses and corrupted texts. But they ARE free... heh heh heh!

Re: Forge of God ebook

From: Davis Gentry
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 06/09/2010

Yeah - I found a copy of Forge of God on one site - Russian - along with thousands of other books. And even if I was willing to download a pirated copy, I strongly suspect that it would be very likely to give my pc the computer equivilent of weaponized ebola.

Re: Forge of God ebook

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/14/2010

Not a pretty sight--bleeding from the USB ports!

Re: Forge of God ebook

From: Robert Grenader
Location: Los Angeles
Date: 06/20/2010

One of my favorite books of all time. I too, would love to have it available in ebook format.

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