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Digital readers are also subjected to paying the same cost for digital books or sometimes even increased costs despite having far fewer rights.  We can’t lend the book to a family member or friend.  We can’t transfer a book from one device to another.  We can’t resell the book.  Our own copyright rights as a reader are totally ignored under the ebook model and having to pay increased prices as a result of an improper conspiracy by the publishers is outrageous.”

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

19 Comments

  1. Darlynne
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:09:50

    Hmmm, a lot to choose from. The Katia Lief book, no; woman in jeopardy, won’t go there. Stuart MacBride, for whom I have much love, no; only 16 pages long.

    And then there’s Sabriel by Garth Nix, with bonus materials! What a fabulous book, one of the best girl-as-her-own-hero stories available. For yourself, any teenage girls you know, this one is an absolute keeper. Jane, the audio book, read by Tim Curry, is brilliant as well.

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  2. Jane
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:11:14

    @Darlynne: That is great to know both about the audio and the girl as her own hero story. I’ll buy it and keep it for the kid. Sorry about the Stuart book. Didn’t realize it was a … promo piece? rather than a real story.

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  3. Darlynne
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:16:18

    Now, wait, don’t take down the Stuart MacBride link! Amazon says it’s 16 pages, B&N says it’s 192. A reviewer complained that it’s only 98. I’ll be happy with something in between (he is such a great crime writer) and gladly fork over the .99 to find out.

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  4. ms bookjunkie
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:17:25

    Lynne Connolly’s fantabulously awesome YORKSHIRE, book 1 of her Richard and Rose series, is free on everywhere…

    via @samhainpub:

    Yorkshire by @lynneconnolly available for free on Kindle http://t.co/k2wGkWUb, Nook http://t.co/OPRczTgS & iTunes http://t.co/kV3yVH7p

    Lazy that I am, I’ve given serious thought to submitting it for Saturday Recs. It’s *that* awesome.

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  5. library addict
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:56:14

    Sent my email in regards to the settlement. Thanks for the info and sample letter.

    I wish we would get a BAM here. The Borders building is just sitting empty.

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  6. Mireya
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:59:29

    Re: petition. Thanks, Jane. I emailed from the site (I admit that I pretty much used the proposed text you posted).

    M.

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  7. Tabs
    May 01, 2012 @ 17:49:11

    I bought Sh*t My Dad Says because that twitter feed has been known to make me laugh hard enough to pee. I have a weakness for deft usage of the f word and Halpern’s Dad is a true master. Tickles my funny bone.

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  8. JoanneL
    May 01, 2012 @ 18:04:30

    Thank you for the link to the settlement email and for the text which I pretty much copied except I had to omit the first paragraph since $100 is my limit every month but I’m the weakest link.

    I could wish the Lawsuit Support announcement was headlined separately from the other Tuesday links since I think a lot of interested readers and supporters might miss it here in this mix.

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  9. Faye
    May 01, 2012 @ 18:52:45

    Seconding Darlynne’s rec for Sabriel. I loved that book when I first read it, and I think I might have to buy it again just to have it in digital form.

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  10. Kim
    May 01, 2012 @ 19:09:18

    @Jane: The BN link for A Talent for Sin by Lavinia Kent says $6.99 for Nook. It is on sale for Kindle.

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  11. Jane
    May 01, 2012 @ 19:11:27

    @Kim: I’d give it a day or so. These are prices set by the publisher and so should be reduced everywhere. It’s .99 at Sony.

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  12. Kelly
    May 01, 2012 @ 20:00:58

    @Darlynne and @Faye:

    Thanks for rec’s for Sabriel – got it for my uber-picky 12-year-old, who *refuses* to read anything I suggest, so I have to figure out some way to sneak it into her TBR.

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  13. Darlynne
    May 01, 2012 @ 20:44:30

    @JoanneL: I meant to earlier, but, you know–shiny!–with the new book links. I’ve added my voice in support. Maybe something good will happen for a change.

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  14. SeaGrace
    May 02, 2012 @ 00:59:28

    @Jane I sent a message on the DOJ settlement using your link and website. Thanks for setting it up. I also included the following as an introduction to what you wrote:

    I read at least 10 digital books per month. I have been reading digital books for the past year because I can increase the font size so that it is large enough to read without straining my eyes. With my eyesight, being able to read digital books has greatly increased my quality of life.

    I spend around $50 per month on digital books. Given my limited income, this is a considerable part of my budget.

    It is my opinion that digital readers have been treated poorly by publishers for years…

    I don’t think enough attention has been brought out about how wonderful it is to those of us with limited eyesight to be able to read comfortably using ereaders.

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  15. DS
    May 02, 2012 @ 08:50:28

    Thanks for the site, Jane. I just wrote and sent my opinion in support of the agreement.

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  16. CourtneyLee
    May 02, 2012 @ 11:15:35

    Thank you so much, Jane, for setting up that website. I sent in my letter, which ended up being pretty similar to your sample. I also posted the link to my Facebook so all my ereading friends there can see it. Perhaps the page itself could get share buttons?

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  17. brandy
    May 02, 2012 @ 23:07:15

    @Kim and @Jane: The Lavinia Kent title is probably in the process of going OFF sale. It was discounted for much of April.

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  18. Estara Swanberg
    May 03, 2012 @ 16:59:42

    @ms bookjunkie: That would be great, especially as the last one of the series comes out this year, according to the author.

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  19. Jamika
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 07:52:06

    Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

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