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Initial post: Sep 29, 2009 4:26:56 AM PDT
Cindy Hardy says:
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?

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 7:10:42 AM PDT
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!

Posted on Nov 13, 2009 7:01:12 AM PST
Valentina says:
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?

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 11:04:49 AM PST
H. Davis says:
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.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 4:25:21 PM PST
Anne Rice says:
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.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 6:34:53 PM PST
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!!!

Posted on Mar 7, 2010 1:23:34 PM PST
Just wanted to throw in my .02. I am eagerly awaiting Ms. Rice's early books in the kindle format.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2010 6:29:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2010 6:34:47 AM PDT
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.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2010 8:21:36 AM PDT
Anne Rice says:
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.

Posted on May 10, 2010 7:56:30 PM PDT
Josh says:
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.

Posted on Jul 4, 2010 7:37:29 AM PDT
It would be an indeed pleasure to also include your story the Feast Of All Saints on Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2010 9:14:55 AM PDT
Anne Rice says:
As I've mentioned before, I want all my books on kindle, and in other formats. It's the publisher who is holding all this up. Negotiations continue. My wishes are known to all parties.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 5:19:11 PM PDT
M. Petzold says:
I wonder if frequently (nearing obsessively) clicking the "I'd like to read this on my Kindle" links would get Amazon to poke the publisher along. Probably not, but I'm giving it a try.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010 10:30:47 AM PDT
Anne Rice says:
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.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 10:08:20 AM PDT
Steven says:
Great and exciting news! Thank you Ms. Rice.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 10:20:45 AM PDT
Anne Rice says:
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.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 10:21:53 AM PDT
Anne Rice says:
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.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010 11:43:31 AM PDT
E. Conley says:
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.

Posted on Aug 6, 2010 8:56:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2010 9:01:59 PM PDT
CFrizz says:
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.

Posted on Aug 6, 2010 9:13:58 PM PDT
Anne Rice says:
I've never been able to retain ownership, no.
The publisher has the license to publish as long as a book is in print.
And ebooks of all my works will be available soon.

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 12:44:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 10, 2010 5:57:01 AM PDT
Steven says:
I hope that they will also make them available for Canadian users.

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 5:11:53 PM PDT
Terese says:
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!!! :-)

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 5:17:18 PM PDT
Terese says:
Wow forget that prior post I just got to pre-order The Witching Hour! WooHoo

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 8:27:08 AM PST
Scott Swedo says:
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!

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 7:15:12 AM PST
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.
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