Tuesday, February 22, 2011

City of the Dead

Just up on amazon in both the UK and the US, at as reasonable a price I could manage, the Kindle ebook edition of a recent science-fiction novelette, City of the Dead. My first but by no means last venture in e-publishing.  Cover by Michael Marshall Smith; no DRM. Enjoy!


Blogger ~M said...

Quickest Amazon purchase I think I ever made!

February 22, 2011 3:57 pm  
Blogger Filippo Bia said...

Got it from Italy... Gonna read it asap.. ;-)

February 22, 2011 8:35 pm  
Anonymous Alan Poulter said...


If there is no DRM why I am being forced to "register your device or computer" by Amazon? I have Calibre Reader installed: I do not want to use Kindle for PC.

Alan Poulter

PS why can't I login with my Verisign Open ID? After I give my username I get an error rather than a password request?

February 22, 2011 9:27 pm  
Blogger Ken Houghton said...

It's severely underpriced. Though for those of us who will now have to download Kindle-reading software, the phrase is probably "gateway drug."

February 22, 2011 10:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man, if I wasn't severely broke I would order it just for the No-DRM!

Also, LOL@ the "gateway drug"

and to Alan, I've found that when using OpenID, at least with my own Wordpress install, you must include a trailing / in the URL (and you can't just use a username, you need to input the URL to your OpenID that Verisign should have provided you with)

February 23, 2011 1:49 am  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Thanks, everyone. Gateway drug or naive experiment? You decide...

Alan, I'm afraid that I'm the wrong person to ask about Verisign, not being a technical kind of guy, but hope saintneko's post was useful. If and when this progresses, I hope to use other platforms, or at least make stuff available in ePub format. Amazon's publishing format is too easy to resist, for an experiment like this (talk of your gateway drug).

February 24, 2011 6:15 pm  
Anonymous Alan Poulter said...

According to an email from Amazon asking about "City of the Dead":

"The content sold in Kindle store will be in .azw or .tpz format. We will not be able to provide the content in epub format."

I am afraid I am not willing to pay for content that is DRM'd.

March 02, 2011 8:43 pm  
Blogger Mark said...

Any chance of your other books getting kindle-ized? I'd like to read the confluence series but I live in China now and getting hard copy books is a pain.

May 06, 2011 2:01 am  
Blogger Mark said...

(subscribing myself to get updates)

May 06, 2011 2:07 am  

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