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I just thought I'd point out that these six stories won't be eBooks forever. They'll be released in an anthologized print edition after the sixth eBook is made available online. Here's my source. -Kon (talk) 06:09, 16 September 2015 (EDT)

  • Right, good point. And Saving Charlie is now available as an eBook. It looks like this page is just a temporary spoiler page, and all the books should be put on a portal later... -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:55, 16 September 2015 (EDT)
    • Also they are being released as Audiobooks. Book 1 was released as an Audiobook 13 days after the Ebook. --Snow Leapord (talk) 10:31, 24 November 2015 (EST)

Release Dates

I was really looking forward to reading the second eBook, A Matter of Trust, last Friday, October 9th. However, when I went to preorder it from Amazon so that it would arrive the moment it was released, the date had changed from October 9th to October 30th (as it had for all 5 of the unreleased eBooks). I woke up the next day with an email stating that the date for one of my items had changed, so I had hoped that the October 30th date was a placeholder, and that the eBook would be available to download on October 9th. The date had actually changed to November 20th (again, for all 5 eBooks excluding the already released Brave New World)!

I went searching for any answers. From Heroes Universe's Twitter account: the audio book has been delayed. We'll let you know when we have more info on its release!. From Heroes Universe Facebook page (in the Visitor Posts section on October 8th): the next ebook has been delayed. We'll let you know when we have a release date for book 2. --Heroes360 (talk) 22:18, 12 October 2015 (EDT)

International Availability

Does anyone know of any sites that sell the eBooks in the UK? I've been able to buy the Vengeance comics from ComiXology, but sadly it is limited to just comics. I'd really rather not have some major plot points about Claire or other characters from the books spoiled by reading the wiki before I get a chance to read them myself. I'm desperate to throw my money at the publishers, but it looks like they just don't want it... -Kon (talk) 05:27, 20 November 2015 (EST)

  • For me, it isn't available in France. I can't downloald them from there, as well as NBC website Dark Matters' webisodes. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 06:05, 20 November 2015 (EST)
  • Is this available to you? -Lөvөl 15:41, 20 November 2015 (EST)
    • Nope, it says that this book is not available in France. Yet HR will be aired in January in France. Too bad. :-( --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 16:40, 20 November 2015 (EST)
      • Sad. You may be able to get it through iTunes, if you change to the US store and have a US payment method. -Lөvөl 18:47, 20 November 2015 (EST)
        • Neither of those options worked for me because I don't have a US payment method, but thanks anyway. I eventually managed to obtain the eBooks by switching Amazon domains, accounts, and gift cards. At the end of the day, they have my money and I have the eBooks, so that's what really matters I guess... -Kon (talk) 11:58, 21 November 2015 (EST)

Classification

Now that there's more than one Heroes book out there, does anyone else think it might be time to move the books out of the Evolutions category? It feels odd seeing information from books being added underneath an "Evolutions" heading on articles, while information from comics can be added right into the character/item history section, despite the only difference between the media being the presence of artwork. I've nearly finished Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World (which is amazing, by the way), and since its events take place immediately after the ending of Volume 5 onwards, it would feel wrong to add what happened to its characters anywhere other than the bottom of the character history section. -Kon (talk) 12:40, 21 November 2015 (EST)

  • I'm also wondering whether the new comics and books should go under a Heroes Universe umbrella (rather then Heroes Evolutions), and be similarly split in the portals. Please see related discussion at Talk:Portal:Evolutions Locations regarding splitting the Evolutions Locations into Evolutions Locations/Places or if it's more appropriate to split it into Evolutions Locations/Universe Locations.--MiamiVolts (talk) 14:01, 21 November 2015 (EST)
    • That would make more sense. The term "Evolutions" for miscellaneous Heroes media hasn't been used for years, and it only primarily applied to websites. A "Universe" umbrella encompassing most of the new stuff would work nicely. -Kon (talk) 14:30, 21 November 2015 (EST)
      • I second the suggestion of splitting Book content from Evolutions, as well as splitting Heroes Universe off from Heroes Evolutions. I therefore advocate for an initial spinning-off of Heroes Universe from Heroes Evolutions. This would include all the content we have seen in the Reborn era -- HeroTruther videos, The Odessa Report, and the eBooks. We would have a new heading in character, group, location, etc. pages of Heroes Universe that would be similar to how the current Heroes Evolutions heading functions. I'm undecided on where Book elements should go. We could treat Books as a "subset" of Universe, just as we treat the iStories as a subset of Evolutions (notice how we have iStory Characters, iStory Locations, iStory Places, but not iStory Abilities -- which go under Evolutions Abilities instead). The problem with this is that there is one book (Saving Charlie) from the Evolutions era, so it would be wrong to associate Books "strictly" with Universe, so to speak. Anyhow, just my thoughts for now which probably still require some fleshing out. --Radicell (talk) 23:04, 23 November 2015 (EST)