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Zombie Sammael
06-07-2012, 02:04 PM
Forgive me for being thick, but is the premium account which allows one to search the books the same as the premium account on the main site under "register"? The reason I ask is there's no mention of that particular benefit under "details about the premium account". Is that because I'm looking in the wrong place, or is it something else like it not being available to people below a certain rank? I'm eager to be able to search the books without getting up, er, I mean, support Theoryland and stuff.... ;)

Terez
06-07-2012, 02:24 PM
I think it's not listed in the benefits because of sensitivity to copyright issues. I think it falls under fair use since it's divided into small chunks which make it nearly impossible to reconstruct the books from the search engine (aside from the 100-search limit) unless you already have a book, in which case you could just scan it yourself. Much easier. What you're really paying for is all the hard work that went into making the search engine, and of course the other benefits which are actually listed.

I would like to be able to buy more searches when I run out. Tam should do that—$5 to recharge your searches until the end of the month. :p Although last month was the first time I ran out of searches in I don't know how long. Since before I got the ebooks, I think; I use those most of the time because I usually know what book to look in.

Zombie Sammael
06-07-2012, 02:56 PM
Thanks. I normally use EWOT coupled with my copies of the books but as you've noted, that's tedious. I wish I had ebook copies of the series but I think if I'm going to purchase the series again it will be a reissue after AMOL is finished. My copies of the early part of the series are pretty battered, though.

Zombie Sammael
06-07-2012, 02:58 PM
If I'm already registered for a basic account, how do I upgrade? Is it "e-mail Tam"?

Terez
06-07-2012, 03:41 PM
Emailing him is probably a good idea. He usually remembers to do stuff when you email him.

Tamyrlin
06-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Ok - now at the top under your username you should see an "upgrade account" link. Click there and you'll have three options as far as your upgrade. Let me know when the PayPal transaction goes through, because I've heard that the click back link doesn't automate the upgrade like it used to.