November 26th, 2012
“Today only, thousands of Kindle books are at least 80% off,” Amazon’s just announced. It’s a special sale for Cyber Monday. Check out the selection at Tinyurl.com/MondayEbookDeal (And for Cyber Monday, Amazon’s selling a Kindle Fire tablet for just $129 – see tinyurl.com/KindleFireMonday )
At another web site, the “geek” publisher O’Reilly and Associates is offering 50% discounts on all of their ebooks. But Amazon’s upped the stakes by discounting thousands of Kindle ebooks by 80% Amazon’s included their “Editor’s Picks” at the top of the page, where they’re touting some of the best books that they’ve discounted. For example, the novels below are available for just $2.02.
Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.) and Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (and all of its sequels)
Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Exodus and Armageddon by Leon Uris
The Great Santini and The Lord of Discipline by Pat Controy
From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line by James Jones
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Magic Christian and Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg
There’s also discounts on non-fiction titles, including James Gleick’s best-seller, Chaos: Making a New Science (which is also $2.02). And some ebooks are even less. Now you can get an ebook version of Albert Einstein’s The Theory of Relativity for just 99 cents. And Mr. Popper’s Penguins is just $1.32.
I’m impressed by the variety of discounts that Amazon’s offering. For example, one of the most popular books of last year was a parody of children’s picture books called Go the F**k to Sleep. For today, Amazon’s selling the ebook for just 99 cents. But Amazon’s also offering discounts on ebooks in 12 different genres.
Mystery & Thrillers
BIographies & Memoirs
Politics & Current Events