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Why cant i buy the hunger games on ibook???

Discussion in 'iBooks' started by catarina4, Nov 29, 2011.

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    Is there any reason why can't we buy the hunger games series on iBooks? Such a popular series! That sucks....
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    They can only sell what the publishers offer.

    You can always buy Kindle books from Amazon and use the Kindle app. They have a wider selection.

    And there are lots of other ebook sellers and apps. That's the beauty of the iPad as a book reader. Most ebook readers are locked into one store. The iPad has all the big ones, and dozens of smaller alternatives. :)

    The downside is library fragmentations, as most books can only be read on that seller's app. :(
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    When I go to install kindle app it ask me to register with my amazon email and password. Is that what I use when I sign up with amamaazon
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    Yes. That is what you use when you log into Amazon when you buy the books. It links to the account so that you can download your books in the app.
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    But what if I can't sign up for amazon? That includes credit cards and a big mess :( iBooks goes from your store credit which I love.
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    You can always buy an Amazon gift card and pay for books that way. No need for a credit card.

    Marilyn
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    Eh eh that's more money and I have 50 in my iTunes. Oh well. Thanks for the help :)
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    Publishers limit what they offer on any and possibly all platforms. Edited by Moderator - we strongly urge you to read our rules, such discussion here is not permitted... Although, it's always better to support the author.
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    That's the publishing world for you. Sometimes they place their books on b&n and amazon but not itunes and at other times it's the other way around. Kindle app does come in handy.
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    I have to agree. I saw the movie last night and now want to read the book. But not available on iBooks. Yes, I have the Kindle, Kono, Nook, Stanza, Google Books, etc. apps. They all suck as far as I am concerned. For the following reasons:

    iBooks is the only e-books marketplace that has an integrated library and store. All other apps drop you into a browser. This is undoubtedly intentional on Apple's part, but still, it makes it far more convenient to buy books on iBooks than the other apps.

    Suppose you download a sample of, say, a Nook book, you read the sample, and now want to buy it. You then click "Buy". You get dumped into Safari on the BN home page. Don't they know that you are reading The Hunger Games? Of course they do. But no, you have to search for The Hunger Games again, and then purchase the full book.

    Then the thing that absolutely astounds me about how brain dead these guys are. If I read an iBook sample, then purchase it, when I download and open the full book it takes me right to where I left off so I can keep reading. Not the Nook app! No, nor the Kindle app either. They take you to the beginning of the book, and you get to flip through until you find out where you were. Great!

    Then there is the beautiful interface of the iBooks app. It makes the Nook and Kindle apps look so plain by comparison. The nice animation when you flip pages. The nice bar at the bottom showing where you are. It is all just so beautifully done.

    But, again, I cannot read The Hunger Games on iBooks. Grrr! I think I'll find something else to read.
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    One advantage of Kindle and Nook, though. Their libraries are available on all devices. I can read my Nook books on my iPad, iPhone, Mac, Nook, or whatever. My library is in the cloud. iBooks doesn't even have an app on the Mac. (Why not?) Also, if I purchase a book on my iPad it does not show up in my library on my iPhone. The book only exists on the iPad. I have always wondered why Apple did it this way, given the iCloud thing. But that's how it works.

    My favorite book of all time, btw, is Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson which I have as a Nook book. I have read it many times. It is awesome!
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    I was disappointed too when iBooks didn't have Hunger Games. I wound up opening an Amazon account and installing the kindle app.

    It is available as an audiobook in iBooks. I guess it's separate deals with the publisher.

    Now Amazon has their hooks in me lol!

    It's okay though I budget twenty bucks a month for iTunes and app purchase so now it gets shared with Amazon.
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    I use the kindle app too since I also have a kindle. I still prefer reading on my actual kindle, but the kindle app is great if Im in low light

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