Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links)

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2024, 09:42 AM   #8341
Cactus Chef
Addict
Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cactus Chef ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Cactus Chef's Avatar
 
Posts: 328
Karma: 5736038
Join Date: Apr 2019
Device: Kobo Sage, Kobo Clara HD, Galaxy Tab S5e, Kindle 4th Gen
Usually whatever I see on Amazon's DotD stuff will inevitably show up in my eReaderIQ filters, so no, I don't typically bother. I do periodically browse Kobo's Deals page, though, because sometimes stuff shows up there that I haven't seen flagged elsewhere. That's where I picked up the Budayeen Cycle from.

My only complaint is that the "____ genre books under $5" section doesn't seem to distinguish between books that are on sale and books that have a listing price under $5. That bugs me, because it results in books like Hyperion being perpetually in the Sci-Fi deals section, because the book's listing price is $4.
Cactus Chef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2024, 11:07 AM   #8342
ballfresno
Addict
ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ballfresno ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ballfresno's Avatar
 
Posts: 247
Karma: 4197114
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: UK
Device: Kobo (Sage, Aura One, Aura HD, & Touch); reMarkable tablet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by salty-horse View Post
Chess with a Dragon by David Gerrold is $2 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
This is a new Open Road Media edition.
Also at Kobo UK for £1.99. Got it. Thank you.
ballfresno is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 06-13-2024, 02:06 PM   #8343
sufue
lost in my e-reader...
sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sufue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,745
Karma: 53279034
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: sunny southern California, USA
Device: Android phone, Sony T1, Nook ST Glowlight, Galaxy Tab 7 Plus
I mostly agree with you, and I HATE the new format at Kindle US, so I'm agreeing with you even more recently.

However, if you can travel/have a Kindle UK account, the UK Deal of the Day rather often will have a new book (like really new, major publishers, published within the past few months) for £0.99, for one day. (Mostly genre fiction...) And then it may be many months or longer before that book goes on sale again, and even then maybe not as low as £0.99.

This is a behavior that is peculiar to the UK, AFAIK - at least I've not seen it at Kindle US or Canada. And as @maddz pointed out a while back, usually that one day price of £0.99 will be matched at Kobo UK, so you can usually then go there if you prefer. And the Deal of the Day at Kindle UK is only a few books, so not hard to check. I've gotten bunches of really-new most-recent-in-series books on this basis...usually even before the hold/waitlist at my library would let me get them...

Quote:
Originally Posted by drofgnal View Post
Is there anybody who browses amazon’s ‘deal of the day’ in ebooks? I have for years. I’ve picked up some great books for 1.99. Typically they always had great books on Sunday and Tuesday, but you could pick up great reads on almost any day. I once got Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass omnibus series for 5.99. But lately it’s been garbage. They’ve recently changed their format one, and two the selection. No more are the 4 and 5 digit number of reviews that are ‘deals of the day’. Mostly 2 and even single digit numbers of review books. They even try to slip in a public domain book at 1 or 2.99, like that is some sort of deal. Today they had David Copperfield for 2.99 as a deal of the day. Hey, do they think I’m stupid?

Last edited by sufue; 06-13-2024 at 02:56 PM.
sufue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2024, 03:42 PM   #8344
maddz
Wizard
maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,301
Karma: 29121666
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK
Device: Kobo Forma, Icarus, iPad Mini 2, Kobo Touch, Google Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by sufue View Post
And as @maddz pointed out a while back, usually that one day price of £0.99 will be matched at Kobo UK, so you can usually then go there if you prefer.
A recent 99p purchase from Kobo that was a deal of the day at Amazon: Katherine Arden - The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Like Suefue, I check that page daily. It's usually less than a dozen books (unless it's Sunday or a public holiday when you also get the Big Deal). 5 minutes tops? I also subscribe to the Daily Deal newsletter.

Mind you, I agree the quality of Amazon Deals has dropped - too many KU or self-pubbed authors who I rarely read and to my mind just clutter up the results. What's been bugging me at Amazon recently is the sponsored items embedded in the search results; I'm seeing the same items multiple times in the search and it's confusing. It also inflates the number of pages as well.
maddz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2024, 03:28 AM   #8345
salty-horse
Wizard
salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
salty-horse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,595
Karma: 17077258
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Clara 2E
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis (The Milkweek Triptych #1) is $3 in the US. (Kobo, Amazon)
First in a trilogy about WW2 with superheroes and magic.
Since a few months ago, books 2 and 3 are frequently on sale, but the first book wasn't discounted, and still had its original cover. Now it was updated, along with a sale.
Quote:
It's 1939. The Nazis have supermen, the British have demons, and one perfectly normal man gets caught in between

Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him.

When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities—a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present—Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.
salty-horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 06-14-2024, 04:20 PM   #8346
Aleron Ives
Wizard
Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Aleron Ives ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,248
Karma: 15499948
Join Date: Sep 2022
Device: Kobo Libra 2
Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana is $2 today. It has never been this cheap before.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NZMDA0M
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tigana-5

Quote:
Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered...

But years after the devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name...Tigana.

Against the magnificently rendered background of a world both sensuous and barbaric, this sweeping epic of a passionate people pursuing their dream is breathtaking in its vision, changing forever the boundaries of fantasy fiction.
Aleron Ives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2024, 05:26 PM   #8347
Fbone
Is that a sandwich?
Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 8,201
Karma: 100804110
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Nook Glowlight Plus
Quote:
Originally Posted by salty-horse View Post
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis (The Milkweek Triptych #1) is $3 in the US. (Kobo,
I read this series years ago and enjoyed it. Well thought out alternative history.
Fbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 02:33 AM   #8348
salty-horse
Wizard
salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
salty-horse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,595
Karma: 17077258
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Clara 2E
Time Was by Ian McDonald is $2 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
Quote:
Ian McDonald weaves a love story across an endless expanse with his science fiction novella Time Was

A love story stitched across time and war, shaped by the power of books, and ultimately destroyed by it.

In the heart of World War II, Tom and Ben became lovers. Brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar, the two founded a love that could not be revealed. When the project went wrong, Tom and Ben vanished into nothingness, presumed dead. Their bodies were never found.

Now the two are lost in time, hunting each other across decades, leaving clues in books of poetry and trying to make their desperate timelines overlap.
salty-horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 03:42 AM   #8349
salty-horse
Wizard
salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
salty-horse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,595
Karma: 17077258
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Clara 2E
The Fractal Prince (Jean le Flambeur #2) by Hannu Rajaniemi is $3 on Amazon.com
salty-horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 11:55 AM   #8350
salty-horse
Wizard
salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
salty-horse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,595
Karma: 17077258
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Clara 2E
Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones is $3 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
Quote:
The glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery sweeps into the sands of ancient Arabia with the heart-stopping speed of a whirling dervish in this thrilling debut novel from new talent Howard Andrew Jones

In 8th century Baghdad, a stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the bejeweled tablet he carries, but he is murdered before he can explain. Charged with solving the puzzle, the scholar Dabir soon realizes that the tablet may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. When the tablet is stolen from his care, Dabir and Captain Asim are sent after it, and into a life and death chase through the ancient Middle East.

Stopping the thieves—a cunning Greek spy and a fire wizard of the Magi—requires a desperate journey into the desert, but first Dabir and Asim must find the lost ruins of Ubar and contend with a mythic, sorcerous being that has traded wisdom for the souls of men since the dawn of time. But against all these hazards there is one more that may be too great even for Dabir to overcome...
salty-horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 12:50 PM   #8351
salty-horse
Wizard
salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.salty-horse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
salty-horse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,595
Karma: 17077258
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Clara 2E
Repo Virtual by Corey J. White is $3 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
Cyberpunk heist.
Quote:
The city of Neo Songdo is a Russian doll of realities — augmented and virtual spaces anchored in the weight of the real. The smart city is designed to be read by machine vision while people see only the augmented facade of the corporate ideal. At night the stars are obscured by an intergalactic virtual war being waged by millions of players, while on the streets below people are forced to beg, steal, and hustle to survive.

Enter Julius Dax, online repoman and real-life thief. He's been hired for a special job: stealing an unknown object from a reclusive tech billionaire. But when he finds out he's stolen the first sentient AI, his payday gets a lot more complicated.
salty-horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 06:28 PM   #8352
WillAdams
Wizard
WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
WillAdams's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,242
Karma: 3439432
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (300ppi), Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories by Hal Clement (Author)

usually $20.99 is $1.99 at Amazon US:

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Planet-.../dp/B000FA5UAK
WillAdams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 11:50 PM   #8353
DNSB
Bibliophagist
DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DNSB's Avatar
 
Posts: 37,859
Karma: 150333332
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Sage, Libra Colour, Lenovo M8 FHD, Paperwhite 4, Tolino epos
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillAdams View Post
Heavy Planet: The Classic Mesklin Stories by Hal Clement (Author)

usually $20.99 is $1.99 at Amazon US:

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Planet-.../dp/B000FA5UAK
Also $1.99 Cdn at Amazon.ca and Kobo price matched it.
DNSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2024, 11:58 PM   #8354
GlennD
Wizard
GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlennD ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,102
Karma: 17249026
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Pacific NW
Device: sony PRS350, iPhone, iPad
From the Forest, currently the latest in LE Modesitt's Recluse series, is on sale at Amazon for $2.99. Presumably that's to prepare for the next book in November.
GlennD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2024, 12:28 AM   #8355
maddz
Wizard
maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.maddz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,301
Karma: 29121666
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK
Device: Kobo Forma, Icarus, iPad Mini 2, Kobo Touch, Google Nexus 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNSB View Post
Also $1.99 Cdn at Amazon.ca and Kobo price matched it.
Although the book is available in the UK, neither Amazon.co.uk nor Kobo UK have any discount. In fact, Amazon has it at £11.99, and Kobo has a discounted price of £8.99.

Hmm, I notice it doesn't include Close to Critical, which is book 2 in the Mesklin sequence.
maddz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FREE/BARGAIN - Science Fiction, Fantasy - 2016 eschwartz Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 1431 06-12-2017 04:43 PM
FREE/BARGAIN - Science Fiction, Fantasy - 2015 koland Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 1218 01-08-2016 09:42 PM
FREE/BARGAIN - Science Fiction, Fantasy - 2014 pdurrant Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 430 01-01-2015 03:29 AM
Free/Bargain Science Fiction/Fantasy in November 2013 pdurrant Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 129 12-02-2013 07:40 AM
Free/Bargain Science Fiction/Fantasy May 2013 Mort1997 Deals and Resources (No Self-Promotion or Affiliate Links) 120 06-01-2013 09:47 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.