Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Now Out on Nook: The Hostage in Hiding


The slowest and most bollixed new book launch ever continues, with The Hostage in Hiding going live on the Barnes & Noble Nook site this morning, a mere 19 days after we uploaded it.

Thus far the print editions are easy to find, and are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and, to my surprise, Booktopia, which bills itself as “Australia’s Local Bookstore.”

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Hostage-Hiding-Henry-Vogel/dp/1958333018/

Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/Hostage-Hiding-Henry-Vogel/dp/1958333026/ 

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hostage-in-hiding-henry-vogel/1141396808

Powell’s City of Books: https://www.powells.com/book/the-hostage-in-hiding-9781958333020

Booktopia: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-hostage-in-hiding-henry-vogel/book/9781958333020.html

(Looking at that last listing, though, suggests that either the AUD has really plunged against the USD lately or else whoever wrote that listing has mistaken their didgeridoo for a bong.)

The e-book editions, however, remain hard to find. As of this morning it’s on Nook and Kobo:

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hostage-in-hiding-henry-vogel/1141396808?ean=9781958333006

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-hostage-in-hiding

But the one that matters, the Kindle edition, remains stuck in the middle of a turf battle between IngramSpark and Amazon. Assuming things go as promised by IngramSpark the e-book will eventually show up on an astonishing variety of e-book platforms, as listed below, but at the moment, their inability to put the book out on Kindle is… frustrating, to put it mildly.

Out of curiosity: do any of you use any of these e-book platforms, beyond Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and/or Scribd?  

  • 24Symbols
  • Ainosco
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Barnes & Noble Nook
  • Bibliotheca
  • BibliU
  • Bolinda
  • Bookmate
  • Chegg
  • De Marque
  • eBooks.com
  • fable
  • Follett/B&T
  • Gardners
  • Glose
  • hoopla
  • Hummingbird
  • iGroup
  • ITSI
  • Kobo Plus
  • Kortex
  • Libreka
  • Libri.de
  • LitRes
  • Mackin
  • Odilo
  • OverDrive
  • Perlego
  • Perusall
  • ProQuest
  • Publica.la
  • RedShelf 
  • Scribd
  • SpoonRead
  • Storytel
  • VitalSource
  • WF Howes
  • Wheelers
  • Wook
  • YouScribe