According to GalleyCat, HarperCollins is offering ebooks from bestselling novelist Paulo Coelho for a mere 99-cents in the United States and Canada. The prices are now in effect at Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. The only book not included in this sale is The Alchemist.
Coelho said on his blog that he wanted to make his digital books cost as much as a song in iTunes. Further, he went on to say that purchasing all his discounted books would cost $10.89 as opposed to $74.19 at regular prices.
He says, “For years I have been advocating that free content is not a threat to the book business. In lowering the price of a book and equaling it to the price of a song in iTunes, the reader will be encouraged to pay for it, instead of downloading it for free.”
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Hello there, Dear Readers! Okay, like Kobo, I don’t know anyone that actually has a Sony Reader (though I do hear it is very popular). However, I want everyone in the world to have an opportunity to read my debut novel GUESTLIST. And so, keeping that in mind, the Sony Reader edition of GUESTLIST hath finally arrived.
And yes, Dear Readers, it’s only $2.99.
Can I be for real with y’all? I don’t know anyone who uses a Kobo eReader. But hey, that doesn’t mean I don’t want my Kobo homies to miss the party! And so, my debut novel GUESTLIST is also finally available for Kobo. Just like its Kindle and Nook counterparts, it’s only $2.99.
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Tagged Barnes and Noble, eBooks, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader
Alright, Dear Readers, we’re getting there.
My debut novel GUESTLIST is finally available for Nook and, like its Kindle counterpart, it’s only $2.99. So for those of you with Nooks, now you don’t have any excuse either.
Looking for a new book to read, like a thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat? Then check out The Darkness Kept, a contemporary fantasy thriller written by L.R. Giles. During this weekend, and this weekend only, you can download The Darkness Kept for your Kindle ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Yes, you read right. Absolutely free. The novel’s synopsis, from Amazon:
When three Cablon Corporation executives, collectively known as “The Wizards of Finance,” are kidnapped and murdered, all Hell breaks loose. For the “Wizards” are not just the recipients of a clever nickname. They are Mages from a long tradition of Dark Magic, masquerading as wealthy businessmen in a world where money and science have usurped faith and sorcery. They have many enemies, but none foolish enough to challenge their seat of power. Until now.
Kendrick Dampier is the one Mage in the world brave enough to stand against Cablon, but his past is darker than even he knows, and he has enemies of his own. Two scarred avengers intend to see him face justice for atrocities committed long ago and a European gang that has lost millions to his crusade want compensation in blood. But, they have to get in line. The surviving heads of Cablon now have Kendrick on their radar and they won’t let anyone rob them of their chance at vengeance. They all track Kendrick to Portside, a city as peaceful as any place blind to the truth. Beneath the daily bustle and the nightly debauchery there are forces at work beyond comprehension. When they collide it may not result in the death of just one man, it could mean the destruction of an entire city.
The thing about reading on an iPad, or Kindle, or Nook is that when the tears fall on the screen you wipe them away frantically and the page turns and the zoom messes up and the brightness goes wonky. When I look back at my paperback 20 years from now, I’ll see those ink smudges and remember exactly what I felt when I read those words.
As y’all know, I still do not have an eReader. This generally brings about withering looks from fellow writers and bibliophiles but what can I say? When it comes to the written word, I’m still pretty analog. I like to see words printed on pages in books and magazines. I still haven’t been convinced of the joys of eReaders and eBooks.
I know I’ll cave in at some point and get either a Kindle (the Devil) or Nook (not as evil as the Devil but still evil), especially since the Kindle app on my phone simply will not cut it. Once I have my eReader(s), I will probably limit usage to proofing the formatting of any work I may make available digitally and to also check out some work that may only be available as eBooks.
Since I know many of you have eReaders, allow me to make a suggestion: Keeper of Keys by Bernice L. McFadden. The book tells the story of a 32-year-old mother who learns she has AIDS and, as a result, considers taking her own life.
Until September 26th, you can purchase Keeper of Keys at Amazon for just 99¢. (Afterward, the price goes back to $2.99.)
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Tagged AIDS, Amazon, Bernice L. McFadden, Brooklyn, eBooks, Glorious, Keeper of Keys, Kindle, Nook, Sugar, The Warmest December