Rejoice If You Live Across the Water!

by wjw on July 16, 2013

Right now, my novel Implied Spaces hasn’t been available, in English, in most English-speaking countries.  That’s because Night Shade bought the rights only for North America, and the rest of you were left out in the cold.

Until . . . real soon now.

Very shortly, I will be making an Implied Spaces ebook available outside North America.  Rejoice, O Brits!  Halloo, O Kiwis!  Let the wild rumpus begin, O Australia!

Here’s Version 1 of the cover.


Clyde Wisham July 16, 2013 at 4:23 am

Actually, Implied Spaces has been available worldwide all along from Baen Ebooks. (Where I got it back in October 2011.)
Scroll down the page to see my review.

Used to be that Baen only had Implied Spaces and The Green Leopard Plague, but now they have all of your your republished backlist too.

wjw July 16, 2013 at 4:38 am

Baen =shouldn’t= be selling worldwide. Nobody has the rights but me.

There shall be some back-and-forth here, for sure.

They now have my backlist because Baen and I made an arrangement for that. But nobody should be selling Implied Spaces across the water but me.

Clyde Wisham July 16, 2013 at 4:49 am

Humm … I got it and I live in Japan. Perhaps they don’t know that. But, I have been using a credit card issued in Japan.
Damn, I hope I don’t make it so I cannot get Baened books any more.

BTW, I really like the new cover.

wjw July 16, 2013 at 5:28 am

I don’t know exactly how Baen works, but I’m sure you won’t be blamed.

They should have refused to sell that book to anyone logging on from a foreign address, which is what Amazon does.

Clyde Wisham July 16, 2013 at 6:20 am

I suppose I could have been in America when I bought it. But, I don’t think so. (Hard to remember my schedule two years back. I’ll check my passport when I get home.)

Gary Gibson July 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

I’m pretty sure I bought my copy from Baen while I was living in Taiwan.

wjw July 17, 2013 at 12:13 am

Are you at an APO address? Because that could read as “USA.”

I know Amazon goes by the street address that you give when you registered. When I was in Britain this year I tried to buy some ebooks from, but I couldn’t because I was registered as living in the US. I tried to change my address to my Bradford hotel, but then I was told that I’d lose my American subscriptions, so I didn’t.

It was annoying being told that I couldn’t buy the same ebooks from, when I could have bought the physical books from the same retailer or indeed any British retailer. Grump.

Dave Bishop July 17, 2013 at 7:15 am

Sorry, Walter but I bought a pb copy of ‘Implied Spaces’, in the UK, soon after it was published.

Dave L July 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I feel guilty now. I bought a paperback copy of Implied Spaces in the UK too. I don’t remember where I got it. Am I in trouble?

Gary Gibson July 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm

For some reason, I’ve got no problem buying ebooks from both Amazon US and UK (now that I’m back in the UK), I suspect because I’ve had an Amazon account since before there was a UK version. Now I’ve got accounts with both, I seem able to buy from both. Especially useful for books otherwise impossible to get hold of here.

wjw July 18, 2013 at 12:23 am

No problems with anyone who’s bought a physical book. Somebody paid for that book and then transported it across a border— happens all the time.

What’s worrying for me is that I now seem to be in competition with myself, and that the “me” that pays a much smaller royalty is so far winning.

Clyde Wisham July 18, 2013 at 4:02 am

I checked my passport and confirmed that I was indeed in Japan when I bought Implied Spaces from Baen Ebooks. I wasn’t using a VPN or anything; it was just a straight Internet log-on.

John F. MacMichael July 19, 2013 at 4:30 am

Mr. Williams, do you get a better royalty when a reader buys your books off your own website as apposed to buying them through Amazon? I ask because I would like to ensure that my purchases give the maximum support to a valued author.

wjw July 21, 2013 at 3:18 am

John, I don’t get any more if you follow the links from my page, or if you find the works myself on Amazon.

Of my distributors, I get a slightly better break from Smashwords than from Amazon, but really this is all about the readers’ convenience. Buy them from any of the sites, and I’m a happy camper.

John F. MacMichael July 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Thank you for answering my question.

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