Harlan Ellison

July 13, 2008

Harlan Ellison

Fictionwise – multiformat
Ellison Wonderland – $9.99
Gentleman Junkie – $9.99
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – $9.99
Memos From Purgatory – $9.99
Paingod and Other Delusions – $9.99
Shatterday – $9.99
Spider Kiss – $8.99
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – $9.99
Web of the City – $9.99

eReader
– same as Fictionwise –

MobiPocket
Ellison Wonderland – n/a
Gentleman Junkie – $12.99
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – n/a
Memos From Purgatory – $9.99
Paingod and Other Delusions – $12.99
Shatterday – $12.99
Spider Kiss – $12.99
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – n/a
Web of the City – $12.99
* No Doors, No Windows – $8.99
* Jacques Futrelle’s “The Thinking Machine” – $10.00

ereadable
Ellison Wonderland – n/a
Gentleman Junkie – $8.18 – eReader
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – n/a
Memos From Purgatory – $8.18
Paingod and Other Delusions – $8.18 – eReader
Shatterday – $8.18 – eReader
Shatterday – $11.30 – .lit
Spider Kiss – $7.73 – .lit
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – n/a
Web of the City – n/a
* No Doors, No Windows – $8.18 * – eReader
* Harlan Ellison Short Stories Volume 1 – $5.39 – .lit*
* Harlan Ellison Short Stories Volume 2 – $5.39 – .lit*
* Harlan Ellison Short Stories Volume 3 – $5.39 – .lit*

ebooks.com
– PDF only –

Microsoft Reader
Refers to ebooks and OfficeMax(!)

Diesel
Ellison Wonderland – n/a
Gentleman Junkie – $8.06 – eReader
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – n/a
Memos From Purgatory – $8.06 – eReader
Paingod and Other Delusions – $8.06 – eReader
Shatterday – n/a
Spider Kiss – $11.28 – .lit
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – n/a
Web of the City – n/a
* No Doors, No Windows – $8.06 * – eReader

Powells
Ellison Wonderland – n/a
Gentleman Junkie – $8.06 – eReader
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – n/a
Memos From Purgatory – $8.06 – eReader
Paingod and Other Delusions – $7.98 – eReader
Shatterday – $7.98 – eReader
Spider Kiss – $11.53 – .lit
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – n/a
Web of the City – n/a
* No Doors, No Windows – n/a*

Sony eBook Store
Ellison Wonderland – n/a
Gentleman Junkie – n/a
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – n/a
Memos From Purgatory – n/a
Paingod and Other Delusions – n/a
Shatterday – n/a
Spider Kiss – $8.06
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – n/a
Web of the City – n/a
* No Doors, No Windows – n/a*

Amazon Kindle
Ellison Wonderland – $9.99
Gentleman Junkie – $8.06 – eReader
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – n/a
Memos From Purgatory – $8.06 – eReader
Paingod and Other Delusions – $9.99
Shatterday – $9.99
Spider Kiss – $8.09
Spider Kiss (2008 Edition) – n/a
Web of the City – $9.99
* No Doors, No Windows – $7.19 *
* Jacques Futrelle’s “The Thinking Machine” – $8.00 *

I’m surprised by several things here.

One, that more of Ellison’s collected works aren’t in e. Where’s The Glass Teat? Harlan Ellison’s Hornbook? All the Lies That Are My Life? The Essential Ellison?

Second, that Kindle has more short stories of his than anyone else.

Three, that Sony is doing Ellison a disservice.

Note that for Harlan Ellison, I have left individual short stories out of these results. I’m more interested in collected and book-length works from all authors.


Ayn Rand

July 13, 2008

Ayn Rand

Fictionwise – multiformat
Anthem – 99 cents

eReader
Anthem – 99 cents
Ayn Rand and Business – $22.95

MobiPocket
Anthem – $4.99
Anthem – 99 cents
Anthem – $2.00

ereadable
Anthem – $4.74 – .lit
Anthem – $2.50 – .lit
Ayn Rand and Business – $20.19 – eReader/.lit
CliffNotes Fountainhead – $5.51 – eReader
Anthem – $3.51 – .lit
Anthem – $7.55

ebooks.com – Mobi/.lit
Anthem – $4.99

Microsoft Reader
Refers to Powells, ebooks, Diesel

Diesel – .lit/Mobi
Anthem – $4.69/$4.82
Anthem – $2.02 – .lit

Powells
Anthem – $1.99 – .lit

Sony eBook Store
No match

Amazon Kindle
Anthem – 99 cents
Anthem – $1.60
Anthem – $3.99
The New Ayn Rand Companion, Revised and Expanded Edition – $55.96
Don’t Bring Ayn Rand to a Gunfight – This Advice Might Save Your Life! – $7.02
Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist – $21.05

This was a very, very big surprise. Let me just say that based on what I’ve seen, I thought all of Rand’s works were, um, officially available. She’s dead. What’s the holdup?

Again, Kindle has some exclusive titles. How does that happen?

$55.96 for an ebook. You Objectivists are a regular riot.


Charles Bukowski

July 13, 2008

Charles Bukowski

Fictionwise – eReader/Mobi/.lit
Beerspit Night and Cursing – $13.95
Betting on the Muse – $13.95
Bone Palace Ballet – $13.95
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame – $12.95
Dangling in the Tournefortia – $12.95
Factotum – $9.95
Ham On Rye – $10.95
Hollywood – $12.95
Hot Water Music – $13.95
Living On Luck- $13.95
Love is a Dog From Hell – $12.95
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck – $11.95
Open All Night – $13.95
Play the Piano Drunk – $11.95
Post Office – $10.95
Pulp – $11.95
Reach for the Sun Vol. 3- $13.95
Screams from the Balcony- $12.95
Septuagenarian Stew – $13.95
South of No North – $11.95
The Captain is Out to Lunch – $11.95
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses – $11.95
The Last Night of the Earth Poems – $13.95
The Movie ‘Barfly’ – $10.95
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps – $13.95
The People Look Like Flowers At Last – $10.95
The Pleasures of the Damned – $19.95
The Roominghouse Madrigals – $11.95
War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 – $12.95
What Matters Most is How Well – $13.95
Women – $10.95
You Get So Alone at Times – $12.95

eReader
– same as Fictionwise –

MobiPocket
– same as Fictionwise –

ereadable – .lit/eReader
Beerspit Night and Cursing – $12.83
Betting on the Muse – $12.83
Bone Palace Ballet – $12.83
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame – $11.91
Dangling in the Tournefortia – $11.91
Factotum – $9.95
Ham On Rye – $10.07
Hollywood – $11.91
Hot Water Music – $12.83
Living On Luck- $12.83
Love is a Dog From Hell – $11.91
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck – $10.99
Open All Night – $12.83
Play the Piano Drunk – $10.99
Post Office – $10.07
Pulp – $10.99
Reach for the Sun Vol. 3 – $12.83
Screams from the Balcony – $12.30
Septuagenarian Stew – $12.85
South of No North – $10.99
The Captain is Out to Lunch – $10.99
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses – $10.99
The Last Night of the Earth Poems – $12.83
The Movie ‘Barfly’ – $10.07
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps – $12.83
The People Look Like Flowers At Last – $10.07
The Pleasures of the Damned – $17.55
The Roominghouse Madrigals – $10.99
War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 – $11.91
What Matters Most is How Well – $12.83
Women – $10.07
You Get So Alone at Times – $11.91

ebooks.com – Mobi/.lit
– same as Fictionwise –

Microsoft Reader
Refers to Powells, ebooks, Diesel

Diesel – Mobi/.lit/eReader
Beerspit Night and Cursing – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Betting on the Muse – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Bone Palace Ballet – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52
Dangling in the Tournefortia – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52
Factotum – $8.92 $9.34 $9.62
Ham On Rye – $9.81 $10.28 $10.58
Hollywood – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52
Hot Water Music – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Living On Luck- $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Love is a Dog From Hell – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
Open All Night – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Play the Piano Drunk – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
Post Office – $9.81 $10.28 $10.58
Pulp – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
Reach for the Sun Vol. 3 – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Screams from the Balcony – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52
Septuagenarian Stew – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
South of No North – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
The Captain is Out to Lunch – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
The Last Night of the Earth Poems – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
The Movie ‘Barfly’ – $9.81 $10.28 $10.58
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
The People Look Like Flowers At Last – $10.65 $10.65 $10.65
The Pleasures of the Damned – $17.88 $18.72 $19.28
The Roominghouse Madrigals – $10.71 $11.21 $11.55
War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52
What Matters Most is How Well – $12.50 $13.09 $13.48
Women – $9.81 $10.28 $10.58
You Get So Alone at Times – $11.61 $12.15 $12.52

Powells – eReader/.lit
Beerspit Night and Cursing – $12.38
Betting on the Muse – $12.38
Bone Palace Ballet – $12.38
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame – $11.49
Dangling in the Tournefortia – $11.49
Factotum – $8.83
Ham On Rye – $9.72
Hollywood – $11.49
Hot Water Music – $12.38
Living On Luck- $12.38
Love is a Dog From Hell – $11.49
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck – $10.61
Open All Night – $12.38
Play the Piano Drunk – $10.61
Post Office – $9.72
Pulp – $10.61
Reach for the Sun Vol. 3 – $12.38
Screams from the Balcony – $11.49
Septuagenarian Stew – $12.38
South of No North – $10.61
The Captain is Out to Lunch – $10.61
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses – $10.61
The Last Night of the Earth Poems – $12.38
The Movie ‘Barfly’ – $9.72
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps – $12.38
The People Look Like Flowers At Last – $9.72
The Pleasures of the Damned – $17.71
The Roominghouse Madrigals – $10.61
War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 – $11.49
What Matters Most is How Well – $12.38
Women – $9.72
You Get So Alone at Times – $11.49

Sony eBook Store
Beerspit Night and Cursing – $12.56
Betting on the Muse – $12.56
Bone Palace Ballet – $12.56
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame – $11.66
Dangling in the Tournefortia – $11.66
Factotum – $8.96
Ham On Rye – $9.85
Hollywood – $11.66
Hot Water Music – $12.56
Living On Luck- $12.56
Love is a Dog From Hell – $11.66
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck – $10.75
Open All Night – $12.56
Play the Piano Drunk – $10.75
Post Office – $9.72
Pulp – $10.75
Reach for the Sun Vol. 3 – $12.56
Screams from the Balcony – $11.49
Septuagenarian Stew – $12.56
South of No North – $10.75
The Captain is Out to Lunch – $10.75
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses – $10.75
The Last Night of the Earth Poems – $12.56
The Movie ‘Barfly’ – $9.72
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps – $12.56
The People Look Like Flowers At Last – $9.72
The Pleasures of the Damned – $13.96
The Roominghouse Madrigals – $10.75
War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 – $11.66
What Matters Most is How Well – $12.56
Women – $9.85
You Get So Alone at Times – $11.66

Amazon Kindle
Beerspit Night and Cursing – $9.99
Betting on the Muse – $9.99
Bone Palace Ballet – $9.99
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame – $9.99
Dangling in the Tournefortia – $9.99
Factotum – $7.96
Ham On Rye – $8.76
Hollywood – $9.99
Hot Water Music – $9.99
Living On Luck- $9.99
Love is a Dog From Hell – $9.99
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck – $9.56
Open All Night – $9.99
Play the Piano Drunk – $9.56
Post Office – $8.76
Pulp – $9.56
Reach for the Sun Vol. 3 – $9.99
Screams from the Balcony – $9.99
Septuagenarian Stew – $9.99
South of No North – $9.99
The Captain is Out to Lunch – $9.56
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses – $9.99
The Last Night of the Earth Poems – $9.99
The Movie ‘Barfly’ – $8.76
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps – $9.99
The People Look Like Flowers At Last – $8.76
The Pleasures of the Damned – $9.99
The Roominghouse Madrigals – $9.56
War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 – $9.99
What Matters Most is How Well – $9.99
Women – $8.76
You Get So Alone at Times – $9.99
* Charles Bukowski: Autobiographer, Gender Critic, Iconoclast – $7.99

Again, Kindle has lower prices. Sometimes the discount is substantial, as when a book near $13.00 is smashed down to just $9.99. In addition, the Kindle Store has a book none of the others offer.


M. Dylan Raskin

July 13, 2008

M. Dylan Raskin

Fictionwise
No match

eReader
No match

MobiPocket
No match

ereadable
No match

ebooks.com
No match

Microsoft Reader
No match

Diesel
No match

Powells
No ebooks

Sony eBook Store
No match

Amazon Kindle
No ebooks

It’s absolutely retarded that Raskin is not in e!

That even Kindle doesn’t have him is surprising!


John Fante

July 13, 2008

John Fante

Fictionwise
No match

eReader
No match

MobiPocket
No match

ereadable
No match

ebooks.com
No match

Microsoft Reader
No match

Diesel
No match

Powells
No ebooks

Sony eBook Store
No match

Amazon Kindle
No ebooks

I have two words for this: It sucks.


Nathan Singer

July 13, 2008

Nathan Singer

Fictionwise
No match

eReader
No match

MobiPocket
No match

ereadable
No match

ebooks.com
No match

Microsoft Reader
No match

Diesel
No match

Powells
No ebooks

Sony eBook Store
No match

Amazon Kindle
No ebooks

Another writer whose books should be in e. Especially since they’re from a small press. Small presses should be all over e!


John Straley

July 13, 2008

John Straley

Fictionwise
No match

eReader
No ebooks, but two collections with a Straley short story in each

MobiPocket
No match

ereadable
No match

ebooks.com
No match

Microsoft Reader
No match

Diesel
No match

Powells
No ebooks

Sony eBook Store
No ebooks, but two short stories for ninety-nine cents each

Amazon Kindle
No ebooks

This is frustrating. John Straley should be in e, dammit!


Christopher Fowler

July 13, 2008

Christopher Fowler

Fictionwise -eReader/Mobi/.lit
Full Dark House – $6.99
The Water Room – $18.95
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.99
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.99
White Corridor – $18.95

eReader
Full Dark House – $6.99
The Water Room – $18.95
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.99
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.99
White Corridor – $18.95

MobiPocket
Full Dark House – $6.99
The Water Room – $18.95
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.99
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.99
White Corridor – $18.95

ereadable -.lit/eReader
Full Dark House – $6.43
The Water Room – $16.67
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.43
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.43
White Corridor – $15.97

ebooks.com – eReader/.lit
Full Dark House – $6.99
The Water Room – $18.95
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.99
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.99
White Corridor – $18.95

Microsoft Reader
Refers to Fictionwise, ebooks, Diesel, Powells, depending on title

Diesel eBooks – Mobi/.lit/eReader
Full Dark House – $6.27 $6.57 $6.76
The Water Room – $16.98 $17.78 $18.31
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.27 $6.57 $6.76
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.99
White Corridor – $16.98 $17.78 $18.31

Powell’s – eReader/.lit
Full Dark House – $6.20
The Water Room – $16.82
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.20
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.20
White Corridor – $16.82

Sony eBook Store
Full Dark House – $6.64
The Water Room – $6.64
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $6.64
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.64
White Corridor – $13.26

Amazon Kindle
Full Dark House – $5.59
The Water Room – $6.64
Seventy-Seven Clocks – $5.59
Ten-Second Staircase – $6.20
White Corridor – $9.99

All of these titles are part of the Bryant & May series.

Someone somewhere needs a beating.

What is The Water Room doing at over twice the price of the first one? It’s the second book in the series!

Again, Kindle has the best prices! But at least Sony isn’t overcharging for Water!

I expect the price of White Corridor to drop very, very soon as the next book is about to be released in hardcover.

The prices, once fixed, are favorable against print.


Victor Gischler

July 13, 2008

Victor Gischler

Fictionwise – Secure eReader/Mobi/MS Reader
Gun Monkeys – $4.99
The Pistol Poets – $6.99
Suicide Squeeze – $6.99
Shotgun Opera – $6.99

eReader
No match

MobiPocket
Gun Monkeys – $4.99
The Pistol Poets – $6.99
Suicide Squeeze – $6.99
Shotgun Opera – $6.99
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse – $11.99

ereadable – eReader/.lit
Gun Monkeys – $4.74
The Pistol Poets – $6.43
Suicide Squeeze – $6.43
Shotgun Opera – $6.43
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse – $11.03

ebooks.com – – eReader/.lit
Gun Monkeys – $4.99
The Pistol Poets – $6.99
Suicide Squeeze – $6.99
Shotgun Opera – $6.99

Microsoft Reader
Refers to Diesel and Powell’s

Diesel eBooks – Mobi/.lit/eReader
Gun Monkeys – $4.72 $4.86 $5.51
The Pistol Poets – $6.27 6.57 $6.76
Suicide Squeeze – $6.27 6.57 $6.76
Shotgun Opera – $6.27 6.57 $6.76
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse – $11.66 $11.66 $11.66

Powell’s – eReader/.lit
Gun Monkeys – $4.43 $4.43
The Pistol Poets – $6.20 $6.20
Suicide Squeeze – $6.20 $6.20
Shotgun Opera – $6.20 $6.20
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse – $10.64 $10.64

Sony eBook Store
Gun Monkeys – $6.64
The Pistol Poets – $6.64
Suicide Squeeze – $6.64
Shotgun Opera – $6.64
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse – $10.79

Amazon Kindle
Gun Monkeys – $3.99
The Pistol Poets – $5.59
Suicide Squeeze – $5.59
Shotgun Opera – $5.59
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse – $9.59

All of Gischler’s books are in e. And the prices are OK. Close to paperback. (Go-Go is the latest; just out right now, thus the higher price.) This is good.

Kindle has the lowest prices again!

And Diesel’s per-format pricing is bizarre.


The eBook Test Note #2

July 13, 2008

Now I see why I didn’t have any URLs saved from yesterday’s searches.

Many of the URLs are per-book-title, not search term!

I went through that level of URL detail for Ken Bruen to see what it would be like to do.

Bugger that! I’m not doing it again.

I’ve got some authors who have many titles and linking to each title at every ebook store would simply grind me into dust!

In addition, I’m not even going to link to the ebook stores. The Bruen listing has those ten. Maybe later I’ll do a specific post with just the ten stores.

But for now, just let me get yesterday’s ten results up.