[LMB] OT: Downside of eBooks

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Mon Jul 15 23:29:25 BST 2019



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From: "beatrice_otter" <beatrice_otter at zoho.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Sent: 7/13/2019 7:02:25 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Downside of eBooks

>Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>Beatrice Otter:Yes, but Amazon has decided to recall books before, deleting the books in question not only from the account, but from peoples' devices. If it's a regular kindle with the books loaded the way Amazon defaults to, then you are vulnerable to this. If you download the books manually and store them somewhere Amazon doesn't know to look for, they can't do that. Beatrice Otter
>Yes, BUT that happened exactly ONCE! Amazon took a LOT of flak for that and they swore that it would not happen again, and it hasn't. Even when the publisher updates a book you must specifically request an updated copy from Amazon.

Harvey
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