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Amadan
03-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Today is release day for The Wise Man's Fear.

I can buy it on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Wise-Mans-Fear-Kingkiller-ebook/dp/B00475AYJQ/ref=tmm_kin_title_0) for the Kindle, or on Barnes and Noble (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Wise-Mans-Fear/Patrick-Rothfuss/e/9781101486405/?pt=BK&stage=bookproduct&pwb=2) for the Nook. I can buy it as an ebook for my Sony at Kobo (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Wise-Mans-Fear-The/book--TZfhe0l3ki7Kv7oPYs13Q/page1.html), eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_display.asp?IID=593524), the Sony Reader store (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/patrick-rothfuss/the-wise-man-s-fear/_/R-400000000000000333961), or Books on Board (http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php?BODY=viewbook&BOOK=994849).

But at Borders.com (http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0756404738)? (Which is powered by Kobo!) Ebook? What's that? They haven't even updated it from "pre-order" status for the print version!

DeadlyAccurate
03-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Could it be that Penguin isn't sending any books to Borders, though? Borders stated some time ago that they'd stopped paying publishers, so some publishers stopped shipping books to them. That might be the same situation for electronic versions of books.

Amadan
03-01-2011, 10:00 PM
Could it be that Penguin isn't sending any books to Borders, though? Borders stated some time ago that they'd stopped paying publishers, so some publishers stopped shipping books to them. That might be the same situation for electronic versions of books.


That's possible. (I haven't even walked over to my local Borders to see if they have the print edition on the shelves yet.)

But I saw stuff like this even before their Chapter 11 announcement. Borders has always sucked when it comes to getting new books out there (especially ebooks), even those that are highly anticipated.

Ah well. I used to buy most of my ebooks from Borders. Time to switch back to Kobo.

Irysangel
03-01-2011, 10:53 PM
Yeah, a lot of publishers aren't selling to them until they hear when they're getting paid. Considering that Borders owes Penguin Putnam the most out of all the publishers, it's probably a safe bet that they're not getting anything from Penguin until there's a payment plan.

Rhoda Nightingale
03-02-2011, 05:53 AM
Just went to my local Borders to test this theory--today's the release day for Seanan McGuire's latest, too. You are correct, sir. I am disappoint!