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NOOK version of the Pocket Book of Bread Baking?

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butterflyblue

NOOK version of the Pocket Book of Bread Baking?

In some older posts, a NOOK version of the Pocket Book of Bread Baking is mentioned, but it no longer appears to be available.  I do not have a Kindle, just a NOOK (and I'm not going to have a Kindle in the foreseeable future).  Is there going to ever be a NOOK version available again?  It sounds like just the kind of thing I need.

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Floydm

Hi Butterflyblue,

Funny story about that.  Yes, I published the e-book for both the Nook and the Kindle.  The Kindle sales were about 10 or 15 times as strong as the Nook version, but I like the Nook and liked having it there.  

Then Amazon added the Kindle lending library and since it was free to join, I added the TFL e-book there.  The lending library version of the e-book did about 5-10 times better than the Nook version, particularly after Christmas when everyone unwrapped their shiny new Kindles.  

About a month ago I got a nastygram from Amazon.  Apparently there was something in the fine print about books in the lending library needing to be exclusive to the Kindle for the first 90 days.  I had missed that and since it seemed like a lot more folks were getting the e-book on the Kindle than the Nook, I suspended sales of the Nook version.

I'm travelling right now (in Vancouver looking for a place to live) but when I get back home I'll log into the publishing centers and figure out if the 90 days are up. If so I will make the Nook version available again.  If it isn't yet, it should be soon.

Sorry for the mix up.

-Floy 

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butterflyblue

Thank you for the quick reply!  I can understand the decision, since Kindle is so much more popular.  Post to this thread whenever the NOOK version is available again, so I can buy it.

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butterflyblue

Awesome, thanks!

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wmtimm627

I took a look at some of the titles available for my Android after reading this post.

How is it that publishers (hah! what are they actually PUBLISHING these days?) feel they can charge nearly as much for an electronic version of a hard-copy book? I've seen a few (and I mean, a VERY FEW) exceptions, but when it comes to cooking, if I'm looking at about the same price for an electronic book versus hard copy, I'll take the hard copy every time, especially when Amazon will ship it to me free anyway.

Billybob

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gerhard

How much does paper cost?  How much does the editorial staff cost?  Does the author deserve to make a little bit of profit?    Personally prefer ebooks, I can carry a whole library with me.

Gerhard

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wmtimm627

Why do ebooks cost so much when the cost to produce them is so low? I can understand the author making money on them, but with the volume of distribution available, why are the costs not much different than hard copy?

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rayel

I found it, I have the Nook color, and $4.95 is really affordable. I own a free copy of Sylvester Graham's treatise on the goodness of whole grains etc. This Nook version was taken from an old library book. I too, still like the "feel" of a real book, it comes with my age I think.  All the best.    Ray

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AnnaInMD

a free little software from Amazon which allows KINDLE books to be read on your PC.

Anna

 

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rayel

That is good to know. Ray