I don't understand why the first 6 books of the Vampire Chronicles aren't on Kindle! OR The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series! The last 2 novels where the 2 series meet is available so why not the whole series?
Does anyone know why the first 6 books of Vampire Chronicles are not available for Kindle??? I am using the app on my iphone and seriously considering buy a Kindle for myself, but its sad to see that these books are not even available!
I wonder about the agenda of not putting the 1st six Vampire books on the kindle. According to Ms Rice, the answer lies with the publisher. It is frustrating as it would seem a lot of people do not care to have the Anne Rice Christian-themed books but they are certainly on kindle. Perhaps some censorship?
I'm holding off on starting this series until it is available on Kindle. My primary reason for buying a Kindle was to finally be free of thick book series taking up space in my home. I read the entire Sookie Stackhouse series on Kindle, and oh what a relief not to have a pile of books sitting there afterwards (which of course don't get thrown out, because then I regret not being able to go back and read parts of earlier books in a series). I just can't go back to collecting paper books.
The answer does indeed lie with the publisher, and there is no attempt at censorship at all. Random House insists that they have the right to market ebooks of all their titles, even those published before ebooks were invented, that ebook rights are a book right, and so they belong to Random House. Others are arguing that this is not so, that books which have no ebook clause leave the author free to sell ebook rights directly to an ebook publisher. Until this matter is resolved, kindle versions of the Vampire Chronicles will not appear. ---- Frankly, I wish all my books were available in all known forms. I think kindle is an exciting new medium and is expanding the readership for books. ----- I have to say, that Valentina's post suggesting censorship here just amazed me. --- I infer from this that you think that I am censoring my old books. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Any one who visits my website or my Facebook page will see that we discuss all of my work all the time in an atmosphere of complete freedom. --- There is plenty of info out there about ebooks and Random House. Anyone can find this by googling.
I would also like to repurchase the first 6 books of the vampire series on the Kindle. As member of the armed forces moving so often required a certain priority to be placed on items that moved with me. Unfortunatly books I had already read were items that did not make the cut. I love this series and would enjoy reading them again, but I will not repurchase then until they become available on Kindle. If it is true that the publisher ownes all rights to the books and Anne Rice herself has no problem releasing them in ebook form WHAT IS THE PROBLEM!?!?!?!?! JUST RELEASE THEM ALREADY!!!
I too am waiting to re-read the Vampire Chonicles until the first ones are available on Kindle. Please hurry up and sort out any legal issues so that we can get down to enjoying them!
This does seem to be a general problem though with older books in series. I was also just checking out the titles available from Laurell K Hamilton and they also start part way through the series (in the UK availability at least). It can only hurt the sales in the long run because I'm not buying any new books on paper, so until I get the older ones to re-read on Kindle, I won't be buying the new ones as they become available. Plenty of other authors have their whole series out going back to books just as old, so I'll stick with them for now.
I think we finally have sorted out the legal issues, and the kindles should be happening soon on all my books. I hope so, at any rate. Every time I think it's all settled, something else comes up. Though kindle sales aren't a high per centage of my sales, the kindle phenomenon has scared everything in New York publishing and there is a lot of speculating and discussion and negotiating over costs, prices, cuts, etc. I'm kind of on the sidelines, a Dickensian mind that wants all my work available everywhere all the time in every form. Thanks for your post.
This is good news indeed! I'm sure that the buzz around Twilight, and Sookie will only help sells of your Vampire series. It is good to see such a high caliber writer such as yourself, taking the time to answer questions from your fans. I must say that your words and ideas have the power to make this 29 year old straight guy blush and giggle with excitement and that is sexy! Good luck in all your endeavors, hope to see many more books in your great catalogue.
Within the last few weeks, Random House has finally come to terms with its backlist authors on kindle royalties or payments. This is the end of a very long drawn out negotiation. All my books and those of many other Random House authors should soon be available on kindle, and in ebook formats for everyone for fairly reasonable prices.
The world of kindle is probably being rocked by new revelations every day. Apparently Amazon has recently advised that kindle sales are now rivaling sales of hardcovers. This is kind of astonishing. This revolution (the ebook phenomenon) could bring down New York publishing completely as it is a word of physical books delivered by physical airplanes and physical trucks to physical stores which can then return the books for full credit if they don't sell.
I don't know why a strong kindle or ebook publisher has not arisen, offering a professional kindle or ebook publication with all the new computer bells and whistles including online advertising, promotion through journalists, etc. But i don't hear of this happening. It's either New York and the old way; or kindle on one's own.
Anne I do hope they have come up with a solution. I so desperately want to read your cronicles. I had no idea there were soo many out there. I honestly was intralled with the movie as a teenager. But I avoided books at all cost untill I got my Kindle..Now I read all the time. And your (i guess id say) genera of writting about vampires IS definately my kinda read. But 'traditional' books just flat out scare me. With my Kindle its like no pressure reading for me. I will definately be putting these books on my 'To-Read' list, and checking for Kindle format updates regularly.
I look forward to the day when the entire Vampire Chronicles are released in all ereader formats. (I don't have a Kindle) And if the Agency 5 publishers have to crash have to crash and burn before they accept that ereaders and ebooks are here to stay than so be it. The other thing that has to happen is that authors need to retain ownership of their books. If you had that Anne, no doubt you would have released all of them in all available formats already.
Is there any word on whether Random House has even begun to put all of the books in Kindle format or is this all still in talking heads sitting around conference table stage. Its amazing the amount of people who would buy both full collections if they would just put them oooouuuuutttttt. Ms. Rice your stories are the greatest!!! :-)
I am so glad that the rest of Ms. Rice's works are finally being released on the Kindle (I didn't see a pre-order link for The Vampire Armand yet, though. Hopefully that will be corrected soon). I am going to go broke completing my Anne Rice eBook collection, but it will be so worth it!
Ms. Rice - The news that the Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Series would soon be coming to Kindle cheers my heart. These books have followed each move to a new home without being packed away as the many other books I own and have been among the first books placed upon my book shelves on arrival. I have been replacing all my paper books with Kindle Versions as they come out and then storing the hard copies, but with these two series, they will stay out, dogeared and well worn from re-reading.