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(Gizmodo)   Good news Potter fans Pottermore is now selling E-Book versions of the books you already own 2 print versions of and have already digitally pirated because they wouldn't take your money for them 2 years ago Also, Snape kills dumbledore   (gizmodo.com) divider line 119
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2012-03-27 10:40:58 AM  
8$ for a 14 year old book that I already have in print, and pirated.

SIGN ME UP!
 
2012-03-27 11:17:27 AM  
Ah yes, the longer ones naturally cost more, as we have reached peak binary, and the 1s and 0s are harder to come by.
 
2012-03-27 11:33:40 AM  

Teknowaffle: Ah yes, the longer ones naturally cost more, as we have reached peak binary, and the 1s and 0s are harder to come by.


bit capacity is a growing problem that should be taken seriously. If we don't conserve them now, our children will be stuck looking at the same pornography we're looking at.

I didn't work 70 hour weeks in the bit mines for your people to come along and just store crap in the cloud that you'll never look at again, but don't want to delete, just in case.
 
2012-03-27 01:03:47 PM  
What format? They worried me with how it was available at some very specific retailers. I'm planning on buying a Kobo.
 
2012-03-27 01:28:57 PM  

MadSkillz: What format? They worried me with how it was available at some very specific retailers. I'm planning on buying a Kobo.


EPUB and Kindle, and you will load them via USB. This means for Nook readers, they aren't in your "Library" but rather your "Documents". And for Amazon there won't be a collection you can manage because they aren't in your archive. So really it's exactly the same as pirating, except for $58 more in price.
 
2012-03-27 01:30:36 PM  
They will be in Epub for Nook, which If I recall the Kobo will read just fine.

The Kindle versions will be in .mobi

You can also get Calibre and program that converts just about anything into any E-Readers format.
 
2012-03-27 01:32:14 PM  
Uh yeah I'm with subby. I PAID for hardback and softback versions and pirated the versions I have on my Kindle. Sorry, lady, why didn't you want to take fan's money then? It boggles the mind.

BTW, I love Calibre. I've donated to them for such outstanding ebook organizational software.

/plug
 
2012-03-27 01:33:48 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Uh yeah I'm with subby. I PAID for hardback and softback versions and pirated the versions I have on my Kindle. Sorry, lady, why didn't you want to take fan's money then? It boggles the mind.

BTW, I love Calibre. I've donated to them for such outstanding ebook organizational software.

/plug


I am also the subby, I have a Nook simple touch, and I also use Calibre almost daily, best program out there for E-Readers!
 
2012-03-27 02:05:24 PM  

Teknowaffle: Ah yes, the longer ones naturally cost more, as we have reached peak binary, and the 1s and 0s are harder to come by.


Actually it's an e-ink shortage. The price per barrel has skyrocketed in the past year due to the unsettled conditions in the Middle East.
 
2012-03-27 02:06:13 PM  
Hard to read headline is hard to read.
 
2012-03-27 02:06:55 PM  
Hey subby, I only own duplicates of 1 of the 7 books The UK version of Goblet of Fire (bought in Canada on vacation when it came out).

So HA.
 
2012-03-27 02:07:13 PM  

Gig103: MadSkillz: What format? They worried me with how it was available at some very specific retailers. I'm planning on buying a Kobo.

EPUB and Kindle, and you will load them via USB. This means for Nook readers, they aren't in your "Library" but rather your "Documents". And for Amazon there won't be a collection you can manage because they aren't in your archive. So really it's exactly the same as pirating, except for $58 more in price.


As far as I can tell, Amazon (an maybe B&N) made a deal with Pottermore that you can sync your HP books with their services so that while you buy your books directly from Rowling, they are treated the same as any other Kindle book, with the synced bookmarks, archive support and all that.
 
2012-03-27 02:07:34 PM  
Such a noteworthy story.
 
2012-03-27 02:07:59 PM  

Teknowaffle: Ah yes, the longer ones naturally cost more, as we have reached peak binary, and the 1s and 0s are harder to come by.


As evidenced by subby's lack of punctuation or clarity...
 
2012-03-27 02:08:06 PM  
Accio Punctuation!
 
2012-03-27 02:09:44 PM  
In other news, potter fans were talking about being able to buy Harry Potter books from the site last year after Rowling decided to put the game out.
 
2012-03-27 02:10:27 PM  
Ebooks that is. Spot of tea, some crumpets.

Well first thing Rowling knew, ol internet was in her hair...
 
2012-03-27 02:12:58 PM  
I hope we get ebooks of the Chinese Harry Potter ripoffs. They look so much more exciting than the "real" ones....

Link (new window)

www.11points.com

/mother farking DINOSAURS
 
2012-03-27 02:13:07 PM  

ColSanders: Teknowaffle: Ah yes, the longer ones naturally cost more, as we have reached peak binary, and the 1s and 0s are harder to come by.

Actually it's an e-ink shortage. The price per barrel has skyrocketed in the past year due to the unsettled conditions in the Middle East.


If only the e-readers allowed you to enable a lower resolution mode to cut back on e-ink usage. We should petition Amazon to make the next-gen Kindle more environmentally friendly through lower text resolutions or a "text to speech only" mode to cut back on all the waste.
 
2012-03-27 02:13:23 PM  
The launch delay surrounding Pottermore and The Hunger Games effectively killed off Harry Potter Fever in my 12 year old.
 
2012-03-27 02:13:29 PM  
I'd laugh, if only it weren't so true.
 
2012-03-27 02:13:50 PM  
I'll take punctuation for $200 Alex
 
2012-03-27 02:14:12 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Hey subby, I only own duplicates of 1 of the 7 books The UK version of Goblet of Fire (bought in Canada on vacation when it came out).

So HA.


I kind of want to read the UK versions for all the books. I've always been curious to see how much of a difference there was between the two.
 
2012-03-27 02:14:44 PM  
omggggggggg, spoilers!
 
2012-03-27 02:15:32 PM  
I've never read the books, nor seen any of the movies. I may pick up the set eventually, just to see what all the hub-bub is about. I'm glad they are finally available for my Kindle.
 
2012-03-27 02:15:45 PM  
I burned my Potter books two winters ago during a power outage.
They were very warm. Especially v5 which produced a very large flame.
 
2012-03-27 02:16:02 PM  
I only own the hardcovers, but meh, not worth my time getting them again digitally. I'd rather just check them out of the library if I want to read them again (about half of my books are in storage right now, including the HPers).
 
2012-03-27 02:17:14 PM  

Tellingthem: I kind of want to read the UK versions for all the books. I've always been curious to see how much of a difference there was between the two.


More or less zero difference. Sweater = Jumper. Soccer = Football. "='.
 
2012-03-27 02:17:28 PM  

Gig103: MadSkillz: What format? They worried me with how it was available at some very specific retailers. I'm planning on buying a Kobo.

EPUB and Kindle, and you will load them via USB. This means for Nook readers, they aren't in your "Library" but rather your "Documents". And for Amazon there won't be a collection you can manage because they aren't in your archive. So really it's exactly the same as pirating, except for $58 more in price.


So there I will not be able to search the text on my Nook?

That sucks balls.
 
2012-03-27 02:19:32 PM  
That was a painful headline to try and read, subby. Ever hear of a comma?
 
2012-03-27 02:19:45 PM  
The shopping site tells me I can't buy the English(US) version of the book in my country (Canada) but if I manually select English(GB) it would have let me buy that. Smart enough to know what I can't buy due to idiotic licensing restrictions, but not smart enough to automatically select what I am permitted to buy.

Fark that. I pirated most of them years ago but did buy a print copy of Deathly Hallows.
 
2012-03-27 02:19:46 PM  
It's uncanny how every headline starting with "Good news.." is morphed into Dr. Zoidberg's voice in my head..

/even ones that probably weren't intended to sound in his voice..
//it's creepy
 
2012-03-27 02:20:56 PM  
I have sinned, please do not kill me.

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2012-03-27 02:21:51 PM  
arggh, meant Professor Farnsworth's voice...
/just woke up..
 
2012-03-27 02:24:05 PM  

Broktun: Gig103: MadSkillz: What format? They worried me with how it was available at some very specific retailers. I'm planning on buying a Kobo.

EPUB and Kindle, and you will load them via USB. This means for Nook readers, they aren't in your "Library" but rather your "Documents". And for Amazon there won't be a collection you can manage because they aren't in your archive. So really it's exactly the same as pirating, except for $58 more in price.

So there I will not be able to search the text on my Nook?

That sucks balls.


You should be able too, I have tons of side loaded content on my nook and all of it is searchable except for the comics.
 
2012-03-27 02:25:05 PM  

Teknowaffle: Ah yes, the longer ones naturally cost more, as we have reached peak binary, and the 1s and 0s are harder to come by.


I hate to bash on good snark, but I suspect this has more to do with her effort in writing the thing initially, rather than the coming bit shortage.
 
2012-03-27 02:29:11 PM  
You people do realize these are children's books right?

dorks...
 
2012-03-27 02:31:53 PM  

king_nacho: I didn't work 70 hour weeks in the bit mines for your people to come along and just store crap in the cloud that you'll never look at again, but don't want to delete, just in case.


My pappy died because of the bit-lung. Just started coughin' and never stopped til the day he was sent to the Games because they thought he was an up-riser.

3 days after he intentionally crashed his light-cycle into the grid, that 'user' showed up...and everything changed.
 
2012-03-27 02:33:24 PM  

strutin: It's uncanny how every headline starting with "Good news.." is morphed into Dr. Zoidberg's voice in my head..


How... did you end up with that phrase associated with Dr. Zoidberg?
 
2012-03-27 02:36:45 PM  
I enjoy Facebook, but I did not like MySpace. That said, MySpace was perfect for Snape Killed Dumbledore. I got a text at around 2AM on the book's release day saying, "Yo, change myspace name to Snape Killed Dumbledore trust me." So I did.

The hysteria was unreal. Then there were the guys with an early version of Rickrolling b&s, tricking you into going to snapekilleddumbledore.tk with the page scanned and the sentence circled.

It was greatness.
 
2012-03-27 02:38:47 PM  

Tellingthem: I kind of want to read the UK versions for all the books. I've always been curious to see how much of a difference there was between the two.


Why would you want a UK version of the first book? It has "philosopher" in the title, so that means its boring.

/So says Stochastic
 
2012-03-27 02:43:22 PM  

Gig103: MadSkillz: What format? They worried me with how it was available at some very specific retailers. I'm planning on buying a Kobo.

EPUB and Kindle, and you will load them via USB. This means for Nook readers, they aren't in your "Library" but rather your "Documents". And for Amazon there won't be a collection you can manage because they aren't in your archive. So really it's exactly the same as pirating, except for $58 more in price.


Yeah, it kinda kills all the fun for me if I have to manually load something onto my Kindle. I mean, I'll do it, but not for these books. If I'm going to do extra work, I want a discount.
 
2012-03-27 02:46:51 PM  
It is great they're available for kids who are just old enough to start them but i can't image many of the original fans didn't download them already.
 
2012-03-27 02:47:08 PM  
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2012-03-27 02:48:05 PM  
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Full of milfy goodness
 
2012-03-27 02:50:08 PM  
here to help


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You people do realize these are children's books right?

dorks...


No.. in children's books, nobody ever dies. Voldemort would be locked up in an indestructible jail with all of his singing horcruxes. They'd have smiley faces and keep hitting him the face with pie occasionally.

Serius would wind up in an alternate dimension full of root beer and pixie princesses, instead of dying.

Dumbledore would look serenely down from his porcelain throne at the current issue of "Potter did something". instead of dying.

Shall I go on?
 
2012-03-27 02:50:37 PM  
Snaoe kills Dumbledore, but with a noble motive
(just like how everybody's guilty on the oriental locomotive).

/obscure
 
2012-03-27 02:51:41 PM  
silly browser "in the face" is what I typed
 
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2012-03-27 02:52:19 PM  
Dumbledore was already dying of a degenerative disease. He allowed Snape to finish him off to "prove" Snape's loyalty to Voldemort, which was also just a scheme. Draco was supposed to finish off Dumbledore but didn't have the stomach for it.

In the end the good guys win but Harry never bangs Hermione, which is a failure in and of itself. Dumbass fumbling friend gets to bang the muggle and Harry ends up with the sister.

It all ends in tears.
 
2012-03-27 02:53:17 PM  

Broktun:

That sucks balls.


Ah yes, the American version.
 
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