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Disappointed in Anne McCaffrey missing books

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Initial post: Jun 2, 2011, 8:44:44 AM PDT
I love all Anne McCaffrey books in particular the Pern series. I have all of them in hard copy. BUT why does Amazon via the Kindle only offer part of the series. The companion Harper Hall Trilogy fills the gap between The White Dragon and All the Weyrs of Pern. There are characters developed within this trilogy are key to the next books in the series. Most of the other companion books, Renegades and the prequels, are available on Kindle, so why not the Harper Hall Trilogy?
Almost all the books within the Pern library are available in Kindle format, why not all of them? What about "The Second Chronicles of Pern" series?
Additionally, there is a series gap in the Pegasus series. Kindle versions are available for Book 1 and Book 3 but not Book 2.
There are also gaps the series which builds on the Pegasus series, "The Rowan" is not available, but other books within the Rowan series are.
There are several other Anne McCaffrey books and series which are not available or practically available.
When can I (we) expect these gaps to be filled. I would like to see these books before any new releases.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 8:45:47 AM PDT
For some reason, the Harper Hall trilogy has not been turned into ebooks yet. Email the publisher and complain.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 8:53:04 AM PDT
Miss Carol says:
Authors occasionally switch between various publishing houses. You might want to check and see if the missing books were published by someone different than the ones that are out in e-versions.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011, 8:54:20 AM PDT
Yes, it's not Amazon, it's McCaffrey's publisher ... or McCaffrey herself. It's been known to happen that authors squelch their books as ebook output - see J. K. Rowling.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011, 8:55:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2011, 8:55:50 AM PDT
>Email the publisher and complain.

Or ask nicely. You're both a fan and a customer. Remember, flies/honey.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 9:15:43 AM PDT
onewac says:
Did you check under Elizabeth Ann Scarsbough? She co-authored several series of books with Ann McCaffrey.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 9:18:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2011, 9:18:55 AM PDT
The Blade says:
You can find a few more of Anne McCaffrey's books for sale ($5 each - Baen) here:

Still, you won't find most of those that you mention anywhere as they haven't been made into ebooks by the publisher, yet.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 9:23:21 AM PDT
GreyDay says:
The decisions of the publishers are sometimes strange. From the same publisher I've seen book 1 & 3 of a triology but not 2, all but the first, or a seemingly random assortment. Some authors like J. D. Robb have almost all of their books, others just a few (even if all from the same publisher) and some authors like Rowling have none. Ebooks have only really taken off in the last few years. It might just be a matter of time and limited resources. List the book on Kindlewatch on ereaderiq and you'll be emailed when it becomes available.

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Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 10:41:49 AM PDT
New Girl says:
I would guess it is in some way either a contract issue or they just haven't gotten around to it yet. I have all the rest on Kindle but like you I am waiting for the Harper Hall Trilogy (my favorites of the series) and the Rowan books to all be available.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 10:53:50 AM PDT
I believe that often books are not released as eBooks for financial reasons, for example...

One mystery series I like has 20 books, but only 7 are released on Kindle. The rights to the other 13 have reverted to the author who is self-publishing/distributing them as paperbacks.

I emailed the author, asking about plans to release the 13 he controls on Kindle. He is not really opposed to the eBook medium, but doesn't believe it is cost-effective for him at this time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011, 12:02:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2011, 12:04:36 PM PDT
The Blade says:
@M. Rumbaugh

Those ARE ebooks, Kindle compatible.

Baen sells ebooks as well as hard copy, for all e-formats, and those that they sell are typically ONLY available from their webscription site and nowhere else. That is why I gave you a link to webscription.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 12:07:29 PM PDT
When I got my first kindle in april of 09, hardly any of her books were available. Now most are available, love the Harper Series, and am waiting for the Hive Series of which the last book is available but not the first 4 books.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 12:30:36 PM PDT
Amberle says:
I would love the Harper series on the kindle as well. Maybe we should all write letters to the publisher?

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 12:47:26 PM PDT
Jo MW says:
I keep requesting the Harper series via the 'I want to read' button, but nothing has happened in the two years since I started.

Posted on Jun 2, 2011, 1:58:01 PM PDT
Knuckles says:
Check out the Baen link in Thunderchild's post above. I looked and there appears to be 6 McCaffrey ebooks available from that site.

Brain Ships
Death of Sleep
Generation Warriors
The City and the Ship
The Ship Who Saved the Worlds The Ship Who Saved the Worlds

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2011, 6:31:31 PM PDT
Dante says:
Right there with you M.
I love the Harper Hall trilogy. I Emailed Anne Mccaffrey about 6 months ago.
Here's hoping we will see them before too long!

Posted on Feb 28, 2012, 5:45:22 AM PST
C. Wiggins says:
Equally frustrating is the fact that no information can be found anywhere online as to when or if these books are going to see Kindle editions and if not, why not.

Anyone have any idea who the appripriate person to write to regarding this matter is? I consider the Harper Hall series to be essential to the Pern story and the literal heart of the saga.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012, 5:54:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2012, 5:59:49 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
try the publisher of the paper books or a website (official) for her

I don't even see any of her Pern series, except in audible versions

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 1:34:02 PM PDT
Try the Random House link that i've posted here... seems some of her books are in e-format, so i don't understand why Amazon does not have them here.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 2:14:26 PM PDT
Cyad says:
I've been the button for the Harper Hall every day for almost 2 years as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012, 2:15:47 PM PDT
You'd think you would learn by now.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 2:41:20 PM PDT
Lenora says:
Anne McCaffrey passed away a few months ago. Her son is continuing the Pern series. The Harper Hall trilogy is published by Simon & Schuster. The rest of the Pern series is published by Random House and is available for kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012, 2:42:37 PM PDT
Lenora says:
I've seen several series become available for kindle when I continued to request it every so often. It does happen.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 2:54:31 PM PDT
This is enlightening...
Author Abigail Padgett discusses copyright nightmares and the effort it took to get one of her books published as an eBook:
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