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Apparently, the publisher changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell's books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.
Originally posted by elfie
Really, the irony is stunning. They sure Fahrenheit 451 wasn't among them too?
Originally posted by thomasblackraven
I had downloaded Kindle for iPhone and wanted to try it out, so I payed $4 for 1984 (read it years ago and have been meaning to go through it again). Yesterday, I get an email from Amazon saying my refund request was processed. I'm thinking, "What request? Something is screwy here..." So I open the Kindle app and sure enough, it syncs and removes 1984.
The program (possiblly, the full device as well) syncs on startup to check for new purchases. This time around though, it removed the book. Well, at least I know I'll ne avoiding Amazon when it comes to eBooks!
Originally posted by OhZone
So why should anyone pay to read 1984?
It is online for free!
Originally posted by Maxmars
Perhaps they did not own the copyright or access to it, and therefore were not legally authorized to make a sale. I don't know which publishers have what classics anymore (they really should be free) but to them 'ownership' means nothing.
Apparently, the publisher changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell's books.