"Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton will be released for most e-readers on May 14, 2012, except for the Kindle. B&N, iBooks both have it for pre-order. Kindle did in April, but now it's gone.
A nice candid CS rep told me that Random House has pulled the book from the Kindle store for the foreseeable future. This is the first salvo is the attempt to make Kindle fail, and is in direct response to the DOJ lawsuits and "settlements."
If you don't like this action, here's where to write:
If you don't know what to write, here's what i wrote:
"Dear Sir or Madam:
I am very disappointed with your company's decision to exclude the Amazon Kindle devices from your upcoming release of Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park." I am familiar with the disagreements, conflicts, and recent legal actions in the e-book industry. But these problems do not justify your exclusion of 60-65% of the e-book market from the enjoyment of a seminal American novel.
My visual disabilities limit me to Kindle devices, which are the only ones with the correct font size for me. But beyond that, I own a Nook Simple Touch. It has been gathering dust since last November because the Barnes & Noble customer support was so flagrantly horrible the Nook was virtually unusable.
If you want to want to try to force Kindle to fail, someone first has to beat their Customer Service, and that won't be easy. Amazon's share of the digital market just keeps going up, and your efforts would be better spent on finding an agreeable solution.
I have already read "Jurassic Park" twice in my life. I would have purchased it again, but that's not going to happen now. Nor will I purchase any Random House publications until this matter is solved to my satisfaction. The "Game of Thrones" novels will just have to wait.
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