Changes Kindle Debacle

Amazon and Penguin are bickering, and the Kindle edition of “Changes” has been caught up in the crossfire. Fans around the world are getting email notifications from Amazon that their “Changes” preorders have been canceled.
Jim had no say in this decision, and he’s already received an outpouring of mail from fans perplexed and angered at this chain of events. We know many of you were relying on this being available on release day, and we’re every bit as frustrated as you are. We’re confident the conflict will not be drawn out much longer, but we have no way of knowing if it will be resolved in time for the book’s Tuesday release. We have no doubt that “Changes” will be available for the Kindle at some point, but whether that’s tomorrow, next week, or next month is anyone’s guess.
We hope this doesn’t unduly inconvenience you guys, and we thank you for bearing with us in this exceptionally annoying time.

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Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.

195 thoughts on “Changes Kindle Debacle”

  1. Where did you change the address? Under your credit card billing address?

  2. @Linda – My point was not about the content, it was about the file format. eReaders only work with the book seller you buy them from. Yes, the Kindle reads txt and pdf, but I don’t know of any publisher that releases fiction books in these formats. The Kindle file will not work on a Nook and vice-versa. But it seems that the iPad will be able to read Kindle files, Nook files, as well as iBook, so it is a start toward a universal reader.
    As for different content between versions, give it time. I know that the latest novel from Kim Harrison had some digital extras if you got the book from the iStore. Who knows what will happen, since eBooks are ‘only two years old’, it is still a developing format.

  3. Sally, you just discovered my “work around” also. Make certain you change your address back, however. I believe the imprint is Hachette Digital. Its funny, when you click on the “littlebrown co UK” they still list Jim Butcher as “working in the computer industry?!” Must be an old bio — very “English” website. But, the book is the same, table of contents. Very odd distribution channel.

  4. Any chance a tip jar could be posted on the site? While Penguin is bickering this book IS available if you know where to look. Unfortunately I’ve not been able to give Jim his due upon obtaining it and I’d like to. If a tip jar could be setup I’m quite sure that some of us who have obtained this book would be happy to chip in…

  5. I’m glad the work around has helped some of you. I think it’s silly that we have to resort to this, but I’d much rather jump through a few hoops and buy it this way than download it from some torrent and Jim not see any of the money.

  6. Yep, I am much happier paying for it, as well. I wonder when the powers that are trying to be will figure out how to close that loophole? 🙂 Thx, again! I’m hoping the same thing will work for the next Harris Sookie Stackhouse book in early May!

  7. Just downloaded Changes for the Kindle using the address swap. Brillant idea, now i get the book and Jim gets his share. Very happy thanks for the tip.

  8. Thanks so much. I really wanted to read this on my Kindle, and make sure Jim got his share. Worked like a charm.
    NB to Amazon and Penguin idiots.. this kind of thing will make folks find ways to read what they want to read in other ways. It’s not the money. I know. I’ve read the book. Now I’m paying Jim.

  9. Thanks so much for the tip on Changes!! I was feeling very upset when I saw that folks in the U.K. could purchase the kindle version, but the U.S. could not; and I didn’t want to have to buy the hardcover when I got the kindle to save trees!!! 😉 Love all the books!

  10. @Linda: Changed my address to one of my foreign residences, got it taken care of.
    Does anyone else think the formatting/spacing is different for Changes than the previous books?

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