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RELEASED SUMMER 2013!
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Do you like the sound of some of the books I've reviewed so far here? Well you might like this book! Here's the blurb:
Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.
PurchasingAs of yet it has a goodreads page and its clear a hardcover is coming but what formats will it be in? No other formats are on Amazon yet so you'll have to pre-order for £9.74 (which is the same at Waterstones) or hope NetGalley gets it! Even though I've not all the same amount of keenness on ebooks after a pavala yesterday! Obviously the pro's of ebooks (little mini-topic here) are the cheap price, the amount you can have easily & the speed they are available to read at... But all of those are only in most cases.
The issue involved a library ebook (Dead Gorgeous). It came in ePub. That was OK but then I discovered it couldn't be converted using calibre because of DRM (a tweet at that moment). Then I downloaded the OverDrive app that means Kindle Fires can support EPUB & MP3. But was that helpful? No. Just a big issue with adobe IDs & the library.
Do you think its the library? Or the publisher? Do you think either are just a tiny bit biased & dislike ebooks compared to physical books? Is that why they make it awkward for us Calibre?
I suppose if somebody did want to be a book pirate ebooks would be easier... But there are plenty of great free ebooks NOT to pirate! Publishers, you don't have to give your away for free. We might buy them anyway or get them from the library.
The bottom line is this: There are definitely cons to e-books.
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