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Lamentations of a Kindle Owner

Discussion in 'Blockade Billy' started by Officious Little Prick, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    I am frustrated that I own both the original first edition hardback with slipcover of this novel released through Cemetery Dance Publications, as well as the e-book for Kindle, and neither one offers the short story "Morality" that can be found in BLOCKADE BILLY's subsequent paper printings. Does anyone have any advice on how to prompt BB's publisher to volunteer an update to Amazon (and presumably Barnes and Noble for Nook owners, et al) so that the e-book offers the same bang for our buck that the current paper version provides? I know writing to Amazon isn't the answer because they just say "We'll pass your request on to the publisher..."
     
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  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I'm sure a Mod will be along shortly to modify that name, but welcome anyway.
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    She okay'd his name.
     
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member


    Then write the publisher and ask politely if they can update their material for Kindles when new printing include additional material. It might mean a small additional charge for the updated Kindle version- just as you would pay for the newly published paperback.
     
  5. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    I suppose that's the best way to go; I'll have to investigate if it offers an email option. I mean, come on, don't make me write a physical letter to be physically mailed. I'm an e-reader owner; clearly, I'm lazy. I doubt there will be an upcharge--I've never had such a thing apply on any of my other e-book updates.
     
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  6. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    :oops: - Oh I see - I forgot about that moderated 150.
     
  7. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome Keep posting.
     
  8. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    You could always threaten the publisher, Pricky, but I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  9. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    Nah, I'm a lover, not a fighter.
     
  10. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Like Michael Jackson. Cool.
     
  11. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    Wanna be startin' something?
     
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  12. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...if I may suggest, oh bossy miniscule penis...maybe you could obtain a July 2009 issue of Esquire magazine, where it was first published...
     
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  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    :icon_eek: (I may've missed some of the earlier messages... :biggrin2: )
     
  15. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    I've considered it, but as a passionate devotee and proponent of e-readers, I will only do so as a last resort. At this point, the gun is at my head, but the finger on the trigger is slack.
     
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  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...just a riff on the user name, in good fun...
     
  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    :biggrin2: I got it... belatedly. (Need coffee, breakfast and a wake up shower.)
     
  18. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....so is my jaw...anyway....has the magazine converted any of their back catalog to electronic format?...
     
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  19. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    Last I checked, their catalog didn't go back that far, electronically. I was smart this year and grabbed the electronic version of August's edition, with the short story "That Bus is Another World".
     
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  20. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    :rofl:
    I was thinking it might be fun for us all to use two adjectives describing our personalities and add our favorite body part as our screen names. Wouldn't that be some kinda fun?

    Sorry Officious Little Prick - just funnin' ya a bit.
     

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