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Now at iBooks

February 2nd, 2015

Memory by Linda NagataMy ebooks have been available through multiple vendors including Amazon, Kobo, Book View Cafe, Barnes & Noble, and my own publisher website Mythic Island Press.

But for those who prefer iBooks, I’m now offering some of my books there, and will likely be adding all of them before long.

So far, I’ve uploaded Memory and three of the nanotech books. Take a look at them here.

I’d also be interested to learn where you buy your ebooks, and why. I know a lot of people don’t like to buy from Amazon, but because of inertia, habit, and convenience, that’s where I get most of mine. How about you?

Posted on: Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 11:15 am
Categories: My Books.
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6 Responses to “Now at iBooks”

  1. Christian Tanzer Says:

    > I’d also be interested to learn where you buy your ebooks, and why.

    I started buying ebooks at in 2010. These days, I very rarely buy paper books anymore.

    I try to avoid DRM-infested ebooks which means that I don’t get to buy many of the books I’d like; I strongly prefer epub to other formats.

    I sometimes give in to iBooks and Kindle editions (I used to buy most paper books from amazon but stopped doing so several years ago).

    Baen is great, Mythic Island Press and smashwords are OK, oreilly covers books for work.

    Living in Europe, many ebook sellers (B&N, Kobo, …) refuse to sell to me.


  2. Linda Says:

    Thanks for the input, Christian, and thanks also for trying Mythic Island Press. One of my big motivations in putting that store together was to enable access to people around the world — and it’s been handy for a few people, but of course it’s only my books. More publishers are going DRM-free, with Tor, and my new publisher, Saga Press, among them. But of course territorial limits determine where books can be sold, which is another complication.

  3. TheSFReader Says:

    My own process for English ebooks is Smashwords , Feedbooks (a French bookseller but some English books too), Kobo, and Amazon in that order.

    If the book is by Baen, I buy there first of course.

    And as Christian, I prefer DRM-less ebooks.

  4. Linda Says:

    Ah, Smashwords. I tried a couple of books there, but I wasn’t happy with their system, so I don’t have anything there anymore. I’m really impressed with Baen’s reach, though. I’m going to have a story out next month in a Baen anthology edited by John Joseph Adams. Military fantasy this time — Operation Arcana.

  5. Ron Says:

    I only use Amazon for my Kindle, but that is because I don’t know any other way!

  6. Linda Says:

    LOL, lots of other ways! You can email documents, including ebook mobi files, to your Kindle, which is what I do when I’m putting together an ebook and I need to check its formatting. You can also drag and drop files after linking the Kindle to your computer. This lets you buy your ebooks from third parties, like Mythic Island Press, or Book View Cafe. For more than you ever wanted to know about reading third party ebooks, check out this page at Book View Cafe:

    All that said though, Amazon really is amazingly convenient.