Every day Amazon offers a big one-day discount on one special ebook. It’s on a special web page called “the Kindle Daily Deal” (available at this shortcut: tinyurl.com/DailyKindleDeal ) But today’s deal is even better than usual. Because on Sunday — for one day only — Amazon is discounting twenty different ebooks!
“Today only, 20 great novels that inspired movies are just $0.99 each on Kindle,” Amazon explains at the top of the page. It’s a series of books from a publishing house named Rosetta (titled — what else? — “Books into Film”.) “Individual Daily Deal titles may have additional territory restrictions, and not all deals are available in all territories,” Amazon warns at the top of the web page. But if you’re lucky enough to be in the right country — and you can make it to the web page before midnight — there’s some very intriguing titles on the list!
For example, they’re offering a 99-cent version of the book Shoeless Joe, which was the basis for Kevin Costner’s baseball movie, Field of Dreams. There’s also a discounted version of I am Legend, which was made into a movie starring Will Smith, and even the original book version for Village of the Damned. But they’ve also discounted books that inspired some of the great classic movies, like In the Heat of the Night, and even Marilyn Monroe’s first movie, the noir classic Asphalt Jungle. I was surprised to see the books behind some of the ground-breaking films from the 1960s, including Midnight Cowboy and even Dr. Strangelove. And Slaughterhouse-Five, the great anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut, also made it onto the list too — available all day Sunday for just 99 cents.
Here’s the complete list of all the “Books into Film” Kindle ebooks that on sale Sunday for just 99 cents.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I Am Legend
Wizard’s First Rule (the basis for “Legend of the Seeker”)
The Day of the Triffids
To Dance with the White Dog: A Novel of Life, Loss, Mystery, and Hope
Who Goes There (the basis for “The Thing”)
Shoeless Joe (the basis for “Field of Dreams”)
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Midwich Cuckoos (basis for “Village of the Damned”)
Red Alert (The basis for “Dr. Strangelove”)
Make Room! Make Room! (The basis for “Soylent Green”)
In the Heat of the Night
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
The Sand Pebbles
Bang the Drum Slowly
The Asphalt Jungle
An American Tragedy (the basis for “A Place in the Sun”)
The Brave Cowboy (the basis for “Lonely are the Brave”)
I just want to add that this is a deal so big, it took two different Amazon services to bring it to the web. The Kindle Daily Deal page combined forces with Amazon’s special Gold Box page (which offers their own “Deal of the Day”, plus other big discounts throughout the day which sometimes last for only a few hours.) It’s another page worth watching, and I’ve created a shorter URL so it’s easier to get there: tinyurl.com/GoldBoxPage
I think the only thing better than a good ebook is a good ebook that costs 99 cents!