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Stephen Leather's "Private Dancer" Now in E-Book Format
#1  dpapathanasiou 05-11-2010, 09:09 AM
"Private Dancer" is a novel of love, betrayal and death, set in Thailand.

It is finally available in epub and mobi format from Fifobooks.com: http://fifobooks.com/Catalog?bkid=876f07bd-ce88-4d34-9242-96f50973d1a4

The story, told both from the point of view of a Western expat, and the Bangkok bargirl he falls for, is a cult classic, and regularly tops the bestseller lists in Thailand.

The book got great reviews from Bernard Trink at the Bangkok Post and the Pattaya Mail, both taking the view that "Private Dancer" should be required reading for all visitors to the Land of Smiles.

"Private Dancer" is regarded by many as the bible of the Bangkok bar scene.
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#2  Dr. Drib 05-11-2010, 09:25 AM
It's also available from Amazon for a better, cheaper price - only $3.19


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#3  dpapathanasiou 05-11-2010, 09:29 AM
Quote Dr. Drib
It's also available from Amazon for a better, cheaper price - only $3.19

Don
True, but this is an opportunity for non-Kindle owners as well.

Also, our book is DRM-free, whereas the one you buy from Amazon is not.

Finally, the author gets more of the sale price (80%) through our site than he does from the publisher who put him on Amazon.
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#4  b00kworm 05-11-2010, 11:33 AM
I'd pay an extra $1 for no DRM.
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#5  Dr. Drib 05-11-2010, 02:02 PM
Quote b00kworm
I'd pay an extra $1 for no DRM.
I wouldn't.

By the way, welcome to MobileRead.

Please feel free to look around. If you have any questions, please ask.


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#6  koland 05-11-2010, 04:41 PM
Especially since the author had the choice of DRM or not at Amazon and intentionally picked it. Worse, some indie authors are now releasing two versions, with the "no-DRM" version (which was always the default in Amazon's DTP) priced several dollars higher than the restricted version.
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#7  dpapathanasiou 05-12-2010, 09:54 AM
Quote koland
Especially since the author had the choice of DRM or not at Amazon and intentionally picked it. Worse, some indie authors are now releasing two versions, with the "no-DRM" version (which was always the default in Amazon's DTP) priced several dollars higher than the restricted version.
In defense of the author, he did not self-publish on Amazon (where he would have had the option you mention), rather he went through a traditional publisher.

Those firms, with rare exception, insist on Amazon's using DRM on their content.
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#8  dpapathanasiou 05-12-2010, 09:59 AM
Quote Dr. Drib
I wouldn't.
I'm a little surprised by your attitude towards DRM.

I see that you have multiple devices; wouldn't it be better to own a non-DRM version of that book, so you could read it on all of them?

Buying through Amazon means they have control of your books folder, and can remove content at any time (yes, I know it's been a while since they last did it, but the possibility is always there).

That's why we designed Fifobooks.com the way we did.
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#9  Dr. Drib 05-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Quote dpapathanasiou
I'm a little surprised by your attitude towards DRM.

I see that you have multiple devices; wouldn't it be better to own a non-DRM version of that book, so you could read it on all of them?

Buying through Amazon means they have control of your books folder, and can remove content at any time (yes, I know it's been a while since they last did it, but the possibility is always there).

That's why we designed Fifobooks.com the way we did.

I do not share your single-mindedness for DRM-less devices or ebooks.

I simply buy what I want and when it is available. Then I read it.

I like to find the cheapest price, and then I strip the DRM out of it to put on my devices that accept that format. Most often, however, I do NOT strip the DRM: I just read the book.

So, I will continue to buy from whomever sells an ebook that I wish to read - be it from Amazon or from "Ebookieuses-R-Us." (The latter does not exist.)

You need not be surprised by my attitude; but if you wish to be surprised, then that is your decision, of course and I will not try to keep you from feeling that way. (I do not wish to tell you how to feel, as I am assuming your feelings are real - just as are my feelings about certain issues.)

All the above sentences are NOT said with any kind of sarcasm.

I wish you success with Fifobooks.


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