It’s been 11 months since I first checked the availability of my books as ebooks in Australia and the last time I investigated was in May, so I thought I’d see if anything has changed.
Amazon – All books except Priestess of the White and Voice of the Gods
Amazon UK – All books available
iBookstore – All books except The Black Magician Trilogy, Priestess of the White and Voice of the Gods
Kobo – All books except Voice of the Gods
Angus&Robertson – All books except Voice of the Gods
Borders – All books except Voice of the Gods
Dymocks – No books available
eBooks.com All books except Priestess of the White and Voice of the Gods
Barnes&Noble Nook – (update since I wrote this post: a reader has reported that though you can see all of the books, you can’t buy them without a US-based email address)
In summary, iBookstore is still lagging far behind the rest. Whether that is the fault of the publisher or iBookstore is impossible to know without me chasing them up. (See this post for some of the reasons why this happens.) My more recent books, published by Orbit, have made it onto all sites except Dymocks (which has none of my books) while older books, published by HarperCollins Australia, are the ones most likely to be missing. In particular, books from the Age of the Five trilogy are still unavailable via Amazon US, Kobo, Angus & Robertson and Borders.
eBooks.com doesn’t show any territorial restrictions now, so hopefully this means you can buy my books from Australia through the site. The fact that Priestess of the White and Voice of the Gods have disappeared actually supports this possibility. They’re the two books most often failing to appear in other ebook stores.
The last time I looked into the Nook, the site said the books weren’t available outside of the US. This time it didn’t, all books appear and I could find no information about territorial restrictions. Ironically, the fact that all of my books are showing up makes me doubt that the ‘if the book shows up you can buy it’ assumption is right here. If you try to buy Nook versions of my books from Australia, let me know the result. If it works I’ll note it, and if it doesn’t I’ll take the link off. (update: see above)
Once again, I must add that I am not interested in a debate on pricing. That’s a topic for another place and time. To keep any feedback to this post on subject I won’t be approving whiny complaints about the cost of ebooks. The purpose of this post is to keep Australian readers informed on where they can buy my books as ebooks.