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Offline Plummielass Reading bill rogers
02 Jan 2012, 12:41 PM | Post: #1

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Books not available on Kindle

How do I recommend some books to be made available on Kindle?
Offline Phil Reading The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson
02 Jan 2012, 02:03 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Books not available on Kindle

Amazon have a link you can click on the page for any books which aren't available on Kindle but I don't know if it makes any difference.

Its usually under the image of the book and looks like this

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Offline Plummielass Reading bill rogers
02 Jan 2012, 02:26 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Books not available on Kindle

Cheers, but the problem is that the books I want are not even available as hardback or paperback although 1 is available 2nd hand.
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02 Jan 2012, 03:44 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Books not available on Kindle

Are they out of print then?
Project Gutenberg have a lot of older titles in their library (free).
What books are you thinking of?
Offline Plummielass Reading bill rogers
13 Jan 2012, 02:33 PM | Post: #5

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I read a lot of detective books

Have found a few on Amazon, but not available on Kindle and have used the facility you pointed out to me. Prior to this I had never noticed it before. Too busy spending pennies or looking for the freebies!!
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I read a lot of detective books

Have you tried munseys they have loads of out of print crime books and are legal and free. Hope you find something.
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06 Mar 2012, 11:59 PM | Post: #7

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RE: Books not available on Kindle

(02 Jan 2012 12:41 PM)Plummielass Wrote:  How do I recommend some books to be made available on Kindle?

I think that the sort of books you want won't have been digitized. If they are really old, they won't be available in most libraries either, let alone on the Kindle. Some old school second hand booksellers used to offer a book search service, which means that when the bookseller went to second hand book fairs etc. they would keep an eye open for the stuff you want and buy it for you. Nor sure if bookshops still do this. The last time I used a good second hand book was in 1982. I don't know if there are all that many of them left, but I used them a lot when I was building up my own collection of books. I'm guessing an antiquarian bookseller wouldn't be any good, but there may be equivalents online these days?
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RE: Books not available on Kindle

(06 Mar 2012 11:59 PM)George Collingwood Wrote:  I think that the sort of books you want won't have been digitized. If they are really old, they won't be available in most libraries either, let alone on the Kindle. Some old school second hand booksellers used to offer a book search service, which means that when the bookseller went to second hand book fairs etc. they would keep an eye open for the stuff you want and buy it for you. Nor sure if bookshops still do this. The last time I used a good second hand book was in 1982. I don't know if there are all that many of them left, but I used them a lot when I was building up my own collection of books. I'm guessing an antiquarian bookseller wouldn't be any good, but there may be equivalents online these days?

Just a thought, here is my local bookstore that is very good at finding odd things. A friend got a real gem of a first edition a while ago. Might be worth a call if you are looking for something special.

J.C Books
55 High Street
WATTON Norfolk IP25 6AB map
tel: 01953 883488
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.30, closed Thursday pm.
A large general secondhand stock and particularly, the theatre and performing arts. PBFA Member.
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