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Old 07-05-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Where can I get the stand by stephen king cheap in the UK?

I've wanted the ebook version of the stand for ages but cannot understand why it is nearly £27(on waterstones when they had it and on whsmith ebook site).

On amazon.com, they have it for the kindle for just over $8, which is a bargain.

Anywhere I can get this cheaper than £27.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Not here. It's $35 on the Sony Site and $42 on Fictionwise. Don't know why it's so pricey.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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I like ebookprice.info for multi-store comparisons, but its entry for The Stand isn't very accurate. Books on Board has PDF for $24.25, but diesel-ebooks looks like the winner with ePub for $23.49. Part of the problem seems to be that half the sites and formats show $50 as the list price and the others show it as $25.
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I think it's expensive because King revised it to add back in all the lengthy scenes taken out by his editor, so it's l o n g and considered a new release.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:18 AM   #5
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but he revised it and re-released it in the 90's(might have been late 80's) so I can't see that it's really a new release.

Almost like the charge for the book is dependant on how many pages they have.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:04 AM   #6
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If you buy it from BooksOnBoard today for US$24 you'll get US$5 rewards making the net cost US$19.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:29 AM   #7
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I think this is to do with the publisher. A few months ago The Stand ebook was $50 direct from the publisher and store prices reflected that. Recently it's been dropped to $25 (still ridiculous).

The Stand at Random House

If you look through their online catalogue loads of Stepehn King books are at crazy prices. I don't know exactly how it works but I have the feeling that for certain Stephen King books RandomHouse must own the hardcover and ebook publishing rights but not the paperback ones or something like that, so they're pricing it based on the hardback cost. The Stand Hardcover is $50 retail so the ebook price reflects that (unfortunately, the whole situation is crazy when you can get it in paperback for less than $10).

For a while Amazon/Kindle didn't even have available because of this, they have a 'Kindle Edition' now they must have negotiated a special price on though.
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Best eBook price using eBookPrice.info is $36.12 from Fictionwise with discount.

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On amazon.com, they have it for the kindle for just over $8, which is a bargain.
Funy, just the last thread I read someone was saying, why pay the "premium" for the Kindle when you aren't going to buy alot of books. Well... this is the reason.

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On amazon.com, they have it for the kindle for just over $8, which is a bargain.
Wow, that really is a bargain, and I just visited Amazon to confirm the price - it's $8.09!!

Glad you pointed this out - seems like I had checked the price on this when I first got my Kindle, and it was a lot higher. And it looks like a LOT of his book prices (on Kindle) are going down.

Either that, or my reading comprehension skills suck.
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Glad you pointed this out - seems like I had checked the price on this when I first got my Kindle, and it was a lot higher. And it looks like a LOT of his book prices (on Kindle) are going down.
A while back it was even lower, then it went a lot higher, then it wasn't available, now it's $8. There's something weird going on with various rights and editions I'm sure.
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ereader.com has it for $12.95
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