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    I have just finished reading the 3 Babylon 5: Legions of Fire books for the forth time but may copy is getting a little dog eared so ha hoped to by a copy of all the babylon 5 book in a ebook format but can find the any where. does any one know if these book will be published in ebook some time in the future.

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    Hi Shanefi, and welcome.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but for now it doesn't appear that they will be re-issued, either in print or electronically.

    Sorry,
    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Babylon 5 Books in ebook format

      that such bad news, I guess i will have to guard my copy of the books with my life as there is no chance to replace them. I have just finished re-reading the books and watching all 5 seasons of B5 and i am looking for new material do you think JMS will every write any more B5 stuff ?.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shanefi View Post
        ... do you think JMS will every write any more B5 stuff ?.
        That's something we can hope for. A deal just recently fell through so it won't be immediately but we definitely can hope.

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          I think there is still something to be said for keeping a book even when it starts to get a bit battered and bruised. I recently found an old Edgar Rice Burroughs book I hadn't read in years, only to to remember that someone in class drew a series of faces on every page during our junior year in high school back in 1976. I literally hadn't opened the book since then.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Joe Nazzaro View Post
            I think there is still something to be said for keeping a book even when it starts to get a bit battered and bruised. I recently found an old Edgar Rice Burroughs book I hadn't read in years, only to to remember that someone in class drew a series of faces on every page during our junior year in high school back in 1976. I literally hadn't opened the book since then.
            Unfortunately, mass market paperbacks pages yellow and get brittle with age. My B5 paperbacks have already begun to exhibit these problems. Glad I found hardbacks of the trilogies, with their higher quality paper.

            You should see how yellowed my copies of "Dracula Returns!" and "The Hand of Dracula" by Robert Lory from April and June 1973 are.
            Mac Breck (KoshN)
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            Warner Brothers is Lucy.
            JMS and we fans are collectively Charlie Brown.
            Babylon 5 is the football.

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            • #7
              B5 EBooks

              Depending on what the terms of the licensing for the books, it might be possible for an author to put them out on e-books. I'd think that Peter David would probably be the one author most likely to look into it seeing as he's now part of a group of authors with an e-book line with the Crazy8 Press. http://www.crazy8press.com/
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sftv View Post
                Depending on what the terms of the licensing for the books, it might be possible for an author to put them out on e-books. I'd think that Peter David would probably be the one author most likely to look into it seeing as he's now part of a group of authors with an e-book line with the Crazy8 Press. http://www.crazy8press.com/
                Yeah - I would get the ebooks in a heartbeat, should they become available.
                Jan from Denmark

                My blog :

                http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                • #9
                  If every B5 fan on this board went to the specific titles on Amazon.com and clicked on the "I'd like to read this book on Kindle" link, might that make a difference? Faith manages!

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                  • #10
                    Oh, I would snap B5 ebooks up, too. Especially because I have no room left on my bookshelves... despite having bookshelves in 4 out of 5 rooms in my house (not the kitchen - I spatter when I cook!)
                    "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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                    • #11
                      On-line petiton

                      I will plan to keep my but it the mass paper back are such poor quality that i suspect that the will not last forever. I have a beautiful leatherbound copy of lord of the rings that is recon will out last me.

                      some has setup an online petition to get the novels in ebook format.

                      http://www.PetitionOnline.com/b5novels/

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                      • #12
                        Our own SFTV asked the question over on Peter David's blog recently and got this reply:

                        Lee Whiteside says:
                        August 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm
                        A Babylon 5 question for you since the discussion came up recently on jmsnews.com.

                        Is there any likelyhood your Babylon 5 novels might be made available in ebook format either via Del Rey or yourself?
                        Peter David says:
                        Unlikely since I donÆt own the rights to it; Warners does. The only way it could happen is it I broker some sort of deal with Warners to do it, and even if that happened, they would probably want such a sizable percentage of the income it generates that it wouldnÆt be worth it.
                        Jan
                        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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