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TITLE: Farthing by Jo Walton
PRICE: $14.00 CATEGORY: Science Fiction
EPUBLISHER: Macmillan/Tor Books
DESCRIPTION: One summer weekend in 1949 ?but not our 1949? the well-connected ?Farthing set?, a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy...
http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b100457/Farthing/Jo-Walton/??r=12a14

TITLE: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
PRICE: $15.95 CATEGORY: Fantasy
EPUBLISHER: Macmillan/Orb Books
DESCRIPTION: A captivating World Fantasy Award-winning novel about the social life of dragons returns to print in a trade paperback edition
http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b100586/Tooth-and-Claw/Jo-Walton/??r=12a14

yay! finally ebooks of some of jo's work can be bought out there in public!

unfortunately only in 2 DRMed formats, by publishers who think most ebook buyers are willing to pay these kinds of prices, while they don't even bother to clean up their blurbs. the current rebates at fictionwise are a massive 60%, so i was gonna buy the ebook of T&C anyway, to read on the boat (already have farthing as pdf from tor's giveaway).

but, alas we also have "GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS: Available to customers in: US" which i've never before seen at fictionwise.

*sigh*. i guess i cuddle up with my hardcovers for now.

on 2009-12-15 06:18 (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] torachan
Wow, those are high prices for ebooks. O_o Especially DRMed.

And what's with the region limiting? So ridiculous.

on 2009-12-15 06:39 (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] torachan
Yeah, I think all the region stuff is ridiculous, especially if it's not available in the excluded regions.

on 2009-12-15 15:02 (UTC)
maize: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] maize
I got Farthing as a free eBook with no DRM a long time ago. I don't recall from where or whether it's still available, but it might be worth searching for.

on 2009-12-15 15:03 (UTC)
maize: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] maize
(I should note that "I don't recall from where," doesn't include pirating it -- I got it from some official source for free, I just can't remember which source.)

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