It’s been several weeks since the news broke that Barnes & Noble was going to push their subsidiary ebookstore Fictionwise out into traffic, and according to some of B&N’s soon-to-be former customers, the process doesn’t appear to be going well.
I’ve gotten a couple emails from readers who are still waiting for that email which was supposed to help them transfer their ebooks to an account at the B&N Nook Store. It’s been 3 weeks and some are really starting to worry.
Today I received an email from B&N, inviting me to transfer my eReader.com account. I don’t believe I bought any ebooks from that site, so I have nothing to transfer, but the fact I got the email is important. It tells me that B&N is taking their own sweet time to get everyone transferred over to the Nook Store, with the greater priority given to the readers who have bought more ebooks.
If you have already received one of these emails, you’ve probably also already started transferring the ebooks. How many failed to transfer to the Nook Store? For me, it was most of my ebooks.
According to one email forwarded to me from B&N, they’re working on this issue. Barnes & Noble to have all the ebooks transferred by next Friday.
I myself still only have the 30 or so titles which transferred the first day, so I don’t really believe B&N. But if they say they will get the rest moved over I am more than willing to repeat their claims. Note, though, that I did not say I believe the claims; just that I am willing to repeat them.