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« on: February 04, 2011, 08:11:59 PM »

I saw this on another forum. If you come across a bargain, post away.

World War Z by Max Brooks is $5 right now
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson is $2.99
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 10:26:47 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on February 04, 2011, 08:11:59 PM

World War Z by Max Brooks is $5 right now


Hmmm...I already own this in paperback, but for that price, I might buy it again just for the convenience factor.  I really loved that book! icon_cool thumbsup

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 11:00:05 PM »

That's exactly why I bought a kindle version. I got a signed one at zombcon last year but prefer to keep it on the shelf. He was a really cool guy.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 01:25:47 AM »

just curious but dont we have a seperate forum for deal threads?   Tongue

when it gets moved you may want to try to get it stickied.  I started a similar nookbook thread in steals and deals and it was soon buried.

edited to add that it may be a good idea to make the thread a general e-book deal thread instead of Kindle specific.  just a thought.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 02:34:04 AM »

Oh crap. I didn't even think about putting it here. Duh.

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie is down to $2.99. I think I paid 12 or 13 bucks when it came out.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 03:06:42 AM »

thanks for the heads up on World War z, definitely going to grab that.  I grabbed Gardens of the Moon at that price a few days ago.  I did see they have this one called The hangman's Daughter for $3.99.  It's historical fiction that caught my eye, has anyone read it?
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 04:17:07 AM »

I think either Borders or Barnes and Nobles has WWZ on sale as well.  I will be grabbing it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 07:56:03 PM »

Thanks Crusis!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 03:42:46 AM »

The Hangman's Daughter was an excellent read. It's a great mystery and a really interesting look at life in 1600's Germany.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 12:29:07 PM »

Kobo books has a 30% off sale.  CODE is thirtyoff  I don't know if it works for all books or whether it is a one time use.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2011, 02:04:35 PM »

Thanks for the code Canuck.  Kobo ebooks are fully compatible with the Nook
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2011, 05:29:45 PM »

So I went looking for a particular book yesterday, and while I didn't find any deals on it, I did find there there seems to be a lot of sites that claim to have a lot of free ebooks for download. For most of them I really don't have a lot of hope that they are completely legal, but was wondering if this thread would be a good place to discuss them.
The one that I know is completely legal is http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page which releases ebook forms of out of copyright books.
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2011, 05:37:07 PM »

I've mentioned this one in the Kindle thread hidden someplace around here, but the site I use the most for public domain books is http://www.feedbooks.com/ - they have a nice collection, and contains books that are either out of copyright, or the author has made the book free ( probably to establish a name for themselves ).  They've only just starting offering books for sale too, but I haven't attempted that part of their service.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 03:03:03 AM »

For those of you who are interested in Terry Brooks fantasies,  B&N has The Sword of Shannara and The Elfstones of Shannarra combined for $6.15   I read these years ago in paperback but at that price figured e-book copies would be nice for a re-read sometime.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 03:11:15 AM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on February 14, 2011, 03:03:03 AM

For those of you who are interested in Terry Brooks fantasies,  B&N has The Sword of Shannara and The Elfstones of Shannarra combined for $6.15   I read these years ago in paperback but at that price figured e-book copies would be nice for a re-read sometime.

ditto at Amazon.   it's cheaper to get those two and then Wishsong than to by the 3 in 1 volume.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 11:25:13 AM »

For those of you who are interested in getting in on the free Amazon books but have a different e-reader, you can download the kindle books for pc and then using Calibre (with certain plugins installed) simply add the books and Calibre will remove the DRM.  I just figured this out.
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 03:02:43 PM »

My novella Barriers Beyond is on sale for .99. Get it while you can. I will have to pull it soon. nod
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2011, 07:11:54 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on February 15, 2011, 03:02:43 PM

My novella Barriers Beyond is on sale for .99. Get it while you can. I will have to pull it soon. nod

Getting sick of the zombie thing but for 99 cents I gave it a go. That was a great story from beginning to end and left me wanting more. Great stuff.
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2011, 03:02:21 PM »

Quote from: Crawley on February 17, 2011, 07:11:54 PM


Getting sick of the zombie thing but for 99 cents I gave it a go. That was a great story from beginning to end and left me wanting more. Great stuff.

Hey, thanks for checking it out. There is a lot more on the way soon. Hopefully the full novel will be out by the end of the year. It is 3 times longer clocking in around 110K words, or about 270 pages.

I hear ya on the zombie thing. I told my agent that if I am still writing zombie books in 10 years please shoot me.
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2011, 11:20:10 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on February 15, 2011, 03:02:43 PM

My novella Barriers Beyond is on sale for .99. Get it while you can. I will have to pull it soon. nod

Only available on Amazon?
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2011, 09:36:31 AM »

Kobo has an unlimited use 30% off coupon good until Feb 27th.  Note that the use is unlimited-not the book selection.  It might not be available for some publishers.  The code is: feb25ww30
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2011, 08:42:37 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 21, 2011, 11:20:10 AM

Quote from: Crusis on February 15, 2011, 03:02:43 PM

My novella Barriers Beyond is on sale for .99. Get it while you can. I will have to pull it soon. nod

Only available on Amazon?

It is also on smashwords for a few more days. I will probably have to pull the book from Amazon by the end of the week, or next week at the latest. By the end of the year the full book should be out. It will also be on Audible in the near future! woot!
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2011, 09:28:15 AM »

on March 22nd this 4 book collection for Song of Fire & Ice will be 50% off (it may be $17.99 since it already shows a 50% off discount and it's not out yet).
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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2011, 08:52:08 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 02, 2011, 09:28:15 AM

on March 22nd this 4 book collection for Song of Fire & Ice will be 50% off (it may be $17.99 since it already shows a 50% off discount and it's not out yet).

Wow! This is a nice deal. I have the first book on Kindle but this is hard to pass up.
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2011, 01:51:46 AM »

Nice price on the GRRM series.  Id get it but since the series will never be finished, Ill probably pass.   icon_twisted
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2011, 06:32:16 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 15, 2011, 11:25:13 AM

For those of you who are interested in getting in on the free Amazon books but have a different e-reader, you can download the kindle books for pc and then using Calibre (with certain plugins installed) simply add the books and Calibre will remove the DRM.  I just figured this out.

I have calibre but Im not too sure on what plug ins youre talking about.  Ive seen some on the web but have been unsure as to how safe they are to download as the sites for them seem sketchy.   I hate the whole drm thing on books it restricts what you can purchase and sets up kind of a monopoly based on the device you purchase.  That in turn unfairly restricts free trade as youre forced to purchase from a specific source, hindering competition. 
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2011, 08:44:00 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on March 02, 2011, 08:52:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 02, 2011, 09:28:15 AM

on March 22nd this 4 book collection for Song of Fire & Ice will be 50% off (it may be $17.99 since it already shows a 50% off discount and it's not out yet).

Wow! This is a nice deal. I have the first book on Kindle but this is hard to pass up.

dangit, totally forgot about that sale until I saw them recommended today, and now they're asking 12 bucks more for the kindle version over the paperback collection  saywhat
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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2011, 12:25:50 PM »

Wow a 50% premium for not even offering an actual physical product? Wonderful.  Way to pass off those cost savings.
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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2011, 01:33:25 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on March 31, 2011, 12:25:50 PM

Wow a 50% premium for not even offering an actual physical product? Wonderful.  Way to pass off those cost savings.

Yeah that does suck a bit.  In Amazon's defense it seems that the prices on e-books are mostly controlled by the publisher.

I will also point out that the cost savings of physical vs digital is not as much as you would think.  Add in the many benefits of digital books and I have no problem with e-book prices being in line with physical books.  It is bull when they start costing more though.


Thought Id add to the actual thread topic with this tidbit.  Brent Weeks Night Angel Trilogy is available as a digital set.  I picked it up in epub format from Borders ( I had a gift card to use ) for $19.99  not a huge saving over the individual books, about $4 or so but Ive read most of the first 2 books and they are quite good so if youre looking for a good fantasy read, you might want to check this out.
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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2011, 12:51:22 PM »

Had to dig deep for this thread.   Mods can you sticky this thing?


Just wanted to give a heads up to Nook owners who are Star Wars fans, the very best books in the Star Wars mythos,  Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy are coming to the Nook this June.  They are standard priced at $7.99 per book but they havent been available prior to this.   I also check on Kindle and they are being release there as well,  same price.
  If Lucas had buried his ego and made these three books into his next Star Wars movies, instead of his dreadful prequels, he would be universally revered instead of reviled these days.
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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2011, 12:57:02 PM »

Sticky would be nice-especially since we don't have CeeBot posting all the ebook sales.  I forgot this thread existed!
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2011, 08:26:21 AM »

I think some posts disappeared from here
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2011, 02:56:39 PM »

Quote from: Kossak on June 06, 2011, 08:26:21 AM

I think some posts disappeared from here

we pretty much lost all posts between the 31st and yesterday.
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2011, 11:45:42 PM »

just noticed Amazon is doing daily deals for Kindle books.
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2011, 02:43:49 AM »

It looks like a bunch of Vonnegut books are on sale on Amazon for Kindle.  All of these available for $3.99 for the next 4 weeks or so:

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Slaughterhouse Five
Catís Cradle
Breakfast of Champions
The Sirens of Titan
Player Piano
Welcome to the Monkey House
Mother Night
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Galapagos
Fates Worse Than Death
Slapstick
Bagombo Snuff Box
Timequake
Jailbird
Bluebeard
Deadeye Dick
Hocus Pocus
Palm Sunday
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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2011, 08:29:16 PM »

If you wanted to get De Toro and Hogan's non sparklie Vampire book,  The Strain,  its on sale for the Nook for $1.99   
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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2011, 10:11:41 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 04, 2011, 08:29:16 PM

If you wanted to get De Toro and Hogan's non sparklie Vampire book,  The Strain,  its on sale for the Nook for $1.99

It's also only $1.99 through Amazon for the Kindle.  I suspect that they're trying to get people started on the series before the final book is released in a few weeks...
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« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2011, 10:32:22 PM »

Quote from: disarm on October 04, 2011, 10:11:41 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 04, 2011, 08:29:16 PM

If you wanted to get De Toro and Hogan's non sparklie Vampire book,  The Strain,  its on sale for the Nook for $1.99

It's also only $1.99 through Amazon for the Kindle.  I suspect that they're trying to get people started on the series before the final book is released in a few weeks...

it's a decent book, haven't read the sequel yet.
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« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2011, 11:56:09 PM »

They're both "decent" as you said. The sequel is about as good but doesn't quite stand out either. Some good characters and there was enough mystery for me to easily hang with it to see where it went.

Can't go wrong with the first one for $2.
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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2011, 08:16:01 AM »

I enjoyed the first one but I haven't read the second one because I wanted to wait until the final book was out before diving in.
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