Help bring your - and my - favorite books to Kindle

Every book on Amazon that does NOT have a Kindle edition has a link that says: “Tell the publisher! I’d like to read this book on Kindle”. It’s on the left-hand side, underneath the book jacket. Click that link and (supposedly) Amazon sends a message to the publisher. That’s it - you don’t even have to have an account.

So why don’t we harness the power of the Dope by listing our favorite books that haven’t been digitized, “voting” for everyone’s choices, and nudging the process along? To keep things interesting you can also explain why you like your book so much and why it deserves to be more widely available. Be sure to include a link (duh), and please vote for other peoples’ picks (unless you have a particular reason for not doing so).
My choice is a real underdog, since it’s not even in print in hardcover or paperback: William Manchester’s The Glory and the Dream. I’m listening to it on audiobook (thanks, Audible!) and it’s an incredible historical and cultural panorama of the US between 1932 and 1972. It’s also perfect for Kindle since it’s so massive that in print it took up two volumes. Vote now! :slight_smile:

Oh there’s a bunch. I have a list at home. Bookmarking to remember to post in this thread!

Done. I like this idea!

I don’t have any titles to request right now, but I’m sure I will come across some soon. I’m happy to vote for others for now though!

Done, requested Sir MacHinery, a book that recently had its own thread right here.


I’ve never read the Horation Hornblower series but I’d like to try them. Beat to Quarters is the first book.

Great idea for a thread. I would love to have all of my best loved, most re-read books on my Kindle, but some are still not available:

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers. I have read my poor paperback copy of this book, which is now barely held together with Scotch tape, over 250 times. All of Lord Peter Wimsey really needs to be available for Kindle.

Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart, one of the all time great books on Wall Street, and a true classic.

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. They finally put All the President’s Men on Kindle for the 40th Anniversary of the Watergate break-in, but reading only All the President’s Men is like reading only The Fellowship of the Ring. I need to have The Final Days to complete the story.

Ok! I voted for everybody’s in the thread. Here’s mine:

To Kill a Mockingbird. would you believe this is still not on there?

Matilda, by Roald Dahl.


I have a Nook, not a Kindle, but since we’re including links, can I do mine too?

The Skystone by Jack Whyte. It’s actually the first of a 9 book series, taking a more realistic bent on the Arthurian legend. This book details the meeting of Arthur great-grandfather and great-uncle, Roman legionaries, and the colony they dreamed of building, which would eventually become Camulod.

I voted for all of yours, please don’t let me down on a technicality!

I just looked the other day, and couldn’t believe that NONE of Dahl’s works are on the Kindle* yet. Voted!

*The Spanish-language version of Matilda is available, though.

Eh? That makes sense?

Anyway I have a new one today:

Belgarath the Sorcerer

I don’t care about the rest of the series, though I have read them. But I do want this one up.

And tadtooornamental, I voted on yours too!