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✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 5

This is a continuation of the topic ✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 4.

The Green Dragon

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Jul 11, 2019, 1:26pm Top

New thread! Please check the last several posts in the old thread as many of those deals are still active. Thanks!

Edited: Jul 13, 2019, 11:10am Top

Not sure if this is just for today or if it's ongoing but The Kingdom of Copper is $2.99 on Amazon right now.

Jul 15, 2019, 11:47am Top

It's Prime Day, I gotta go check out the deals.

Edited: Jul 15, 2019, 12:28pm Top

>3 littlegeek: There are a bunch of books that have already been on sale on and off during the last month or so, but I didn't feel compelled to buy any of the ones I hadn't already snagged. I was sorely tempted by the new waterproof Paperwhite, but I couldn't rationalize the purchase as mine is only about 15 months old.

I did order the PS4 Pro, though. I've been using my PS3 as a bluray player (and up until recently my main streaming device) for over 10 years, and it's still working well, but there are a few apps that aren't supported anymore due to its age. (I'm looking at you, HBO GO.)

Jul 15, 2019, 5:46pm Top

>4 clamairy: We got a new apple.tv recently for that reason.

My Kindle works just fine. I hold on to devices until they are no longer supported. I don't get why people want to always be in debt and paying for the latest thing.

Jul 15, 2019, 8:32pm Top

My then 5 year old Paperwhite was working fine, but the resolution on the 2018 version was better, and you could dim it to almost nothing for reading at night. So I splurged when it was on sale and gave my daughter the old one. She loves it. But I have to admit a waterproof one would be great for my new life. I just keep mine in a ziplock bag when I'm on the beach.

Jul 15, 2019, 8:53pm Top

>6 clamairy: "I just keep mine in a ziplock bag when I'm on the beach."

That's a great idea. Keeps out moisture and sand in one fell swoop, (obligatory, "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.")

Jul 19, 2019, 5:48pm Top

Kindle US daily deal has Bloody Rose for $2.99 today.

Jul 29, 2019, 1:27pm Top

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence is currently available on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well for 1.49€.

Edited: Aug 1, 2019, 1:20pm Top

TODAY ONLY: The first half of Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun for $2.99:
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B008S0E77Q
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B008S0E77Q

Mira (Seanan McGuire) Grant's fantastic Into the Drowning Deep is $2.99:
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B06Y5L7H71
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B06Y5L7H71

Meg Elison's Road to Nowhere trilogy is $1.99 per volume. I've only read the first two, but it's a post-apocalyptic series with a lot to say about gender, and really made me think. I just grabbed the third book today.
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B01DAD218C
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B01DAD218C
The Book of Etta
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B01JOEK5Y8
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B01JOEK5Y8
The Book of Flora
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B07G12QFP2
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B07G12QFP2

Aug 4, 2019, 6:00pm Top

In the Woods and The Shadow of the Wind for Kindle are on sale for $1.99 each.

Aug 5, 2019, 10:12am Top

If you are an Amazon Prime member, they are offering many of Tolkien's works to read for free in the Prime reading program. I don't really know how to give you the link without linking it to my own account.

Edited: Sep 7, 2019, 2:41pm Top

Sep 7, 2019, 3:07pm Top

No idea if this is a deal or just a regular price, but I just snapped up Early Riser by Jasper Fforde for 1,99 (euro's) at Google, saw the same price at Kobo.

Edited: Sep 8, 2019, 11:59am Top

Sourdough is on a Kindle special today. Of course I bought my copy a couple of weeks ago.

Sep 8, 2019, 11:10pm Top

>16 MrsLee: - got me!

Sep 9, 2019, 10:59am Top

>16 MrsLee: ARGH. I hate when that happens. :o(

Sep 9, 2019, 2:38pm Top

I saw an Insta post that The Calculating Stars is 0,99 on Amazon Kindle. Don't know where (not Amazon.de :()

Edited: Sep 9, 2019, 3:45pm Top

>20 Maddz: :( snif

I wish publishers would embrace the international ebook market more...

Sep 9, 2019, 4:18pm Top

>21 divinenanny: Seconded. The number of Open Road ebooks I'd dearly love to have...

Sep 10, 2019, 2:26am Top

>22 Maddz: The number of Macmillan/Tor deals I would have snapped up.... :(

Sep 10, 2019, 2:43am Top

>23 divinenanny: If you're talking about the Tor monthly freebies, I just lie and use TunnelBear to download. Same as when I buy a HumbleBundle with geo-restrictions...

Sep 10, 2019, 2:59am Top

>24 Maddz: Oh no, you don't even need TunnelBear for those freebies, just the lying (You do need TunnelBear for the HB geo-restrictions). No, I'm talking about sales like how they had Murderbot 2 on sale a while back (I think 9 euro's for a novella is a bit steep), and more of those sales. And they are never in the EU (and I doubt the UK either).

Edited: Sep 10, 2019, 8:30am Top

>25 divinenanny: Oh gawd yes. I want those too.

I want the Ben Aaronvitch October Man novella but object to paying almost as much as for a novel... When it came out I went "Squee! How much?" I got burnt on The Furthest Station. (What would have made it worth the price would have been adding in the short stories - I asked him when he was going to publish them as a book and he said he hadn't got enough word count yet.)

Same reason I marked some of the Hugo novella nominees down because they were #x in a series and the rest of the series was too expensive to purchase (and weren't in the Hugo packet). The only novellas I thought reasonably prices were the rest of the Binti series, but I wasn't sufficiently interested to add them in.

Sep 10, 2019, 1:49pm Top

>26 Maddz:

I made an exception for Ben Aaronovitch because I am just a big fan, so my birthday money is going to a hard cover of The October Man and I bought The Furthest Station full price too, knowing it was just a novella. I did get burned on Ajax Penumbra 1969 which barely counts as a novella I think and I just did not check if it was a full book or not. I also bought The Slow Regard of Silent Things hard copy, I just could not resist a new if short Rothfuss.

I do try to check ISFDB if the novella's on my wishlist are in any anthologies, but for parts in series after the first that is very unlikely :(

Edited: Sep 13, 2019, 2:40pm Top

Monthly Kindle deals in English on Amz.fr seem to include, on the speculative fiction front :

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Soldier by Neal Asher
The Tiger and the Wolf and Cage of Souls by Adrian Tchaikovsky
A Time of Dread by John Gwynne
The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
The Shifting Tides series y James Maxwell (YA)
The Harbinger series by Jeff Wheeler (YA)
The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
The Icefire trilogy by Patty Jansen

A number of independent SF/F authors also seem to be running joint discounts on an assortment of books/sets at the moment.

Edited: Sep 14, 2019, 12:42am Top

Blood of Elves by Adrian Tchaikovsky (The Witcher #3) is 99p in todays Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:

Sep 14, 2019, 1:29am Top

>29 Maddz: *Andrzej Sapkowski

Sep 14, 2019, 1:32am Top

>29 Maddz: Blood of Elves is by Andrzej Sarpkowski

Adrian Tchaikovsky's The Tiger and the Wolf and The Cage of Souls are also in today's Amazon.co.uk limited time deal for 99p (and have just joined my library).

Sep 14, 2019, 12:48pm Top

>30 Jarandel:, >31 -pilgrim-: My mistake. Neither are an author I read so I was conflating the two.

>31 -pilgrim-: They’re in the monthly deal not the daily so they’ll be around for a couple of weeks.

Edited: Sep 14, 2019, 8:14pm Top

>32 Maddz: I read both, so I recognized the problem immediately - and it led me to find 2 new books by Tchaikovsky, so it was a serendipitous slip!

Sep 15, 2019, 9:50am Top

Sunshine by Robin McKinley on Kobo and, I think, others for $1.99. Available in Canada, but probably also other countries. This is quite different from other Robin McKinley books I've read, but I loved it.

Sep 17, 2019, 5:31pm Top

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence is currently 1€49 on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.

Edited: Oct 27, 2019, 5:49pm Top

The Garden of Evening Mists is on sale for $2.99 from Amazon today. This is a truly remarkably read. If you don't want to spend the money you might want to consider borrowing it.

Oct 27, 2019, 5:50pm Top

Audible is having a 2-for-1 credit sale - mysteries, thrillers & some sci-fi/fantasy. I hope I can find a couple cool things!

Edited: Oct 27, 2019, 9:41pm Top

A book pilgrim enjoyed, The Orc of Many Questions is free on USA Amazon today.

Oct 28, 2019, 11:05am Top

It's still free today, so I snagged it. Thanks to both of you.

Oct 28, 2019, 6:12pm Top

>36 clamairy: Agreed. The Garden of Evening Mists is a remarkable book. His The Gift of Rain is good, too.

Oct 28, 2019, 9:36pm Top

>40 jnwelch: I have that one for my kindle, but haven't gotten to it yet. Many thanks for the reminder. I'm going to make sure it's downloaded.

Oct 29, 2019, 12:22pm Top

Nov 1, 2019, 11:29am Top

Seanan McGuire's two Indexing books are only $0.99 right now. A fantastic premise, and McGuire milks it for all it's worth:

Nov 1, 2019, 11:33am Top

Nov 1, 2019, 12:00pm Top

>44 Maddz: At least both are available on Kindle Unlimited.

Nov 1, 2019, 9:38pm Top

I see that Spinning Silver is on sale for $2.99. No idea if that's a daily deal or limited time.

Nov 2, 2019, 3:45pm Top

>46 Narilka: I picked it up at that price on Tuesday, for what that's worth.

Nov 2, 2019, 10:18pm Top

Dave Duncan's A Man of His Word four-book series, which starts with Magic Casement is on sale for $2.99 on Kobo and Amazon in Canada, and maybe elsewhere. I really like Dave Duncan, and this is some of his best.

Edited: Nov 3, 2019, 12:34pm Top

>46 Narilka: I think that one has been on sale for at least a week.

I snagged Angle of Repose even though I know I could have borrowed it for free. This one has been on my TBR for a decade at least.

Edited: Nov 3, 2019, 12:36pm Top

>48 NorthernStar: I see the ratings are quite high for the series, but (and I'm almost too ashamed to admit this) the cover art is a real turn-off for me.

Nov 3, 2019, 1:32pm Top

Angle of Repose is terrific. A little frustrating to this 21st century woman, but still a good novel. I think I've read it 3 times. Have two copies.

Nov 3, 2019, 4:54pm Top

>51 Bookmarque: I've never heard anything other than praise for this one. I have a hardcover in a box somewhere. I had digital rewards due to expire in a few days, so this seemed like a worthy way to spend them.

Nov 4, 2019, 12:28pm Top

I loved Angle of Repose, even though parts of it are dated. It's so good!

Nov 4, 2019, 3:16pm Top

>50 clamairy: the cover art for the collection (which is showing me a box set with the titles on the spines) or of the individual books?

Edited: Nov 4, 2019, 6:06pm Top

>54 NorthernStar: The cover art I'm seeing for the whole series here on LT look like a bunch of Disney princesses.


(That must be my own bias showing.)

Nov 4, 2019, 6:41pm Top

>55 clamairy: yes, but it is all the same princess, and she is a main character. And maybe the covers are a bit dated, but I like them. I don't remember how closely they stick to the descriptions in the book.

Nov 5, 2019, 11:09am Top

I don't read her, but Octavia Butler fans can get the complete four-volume Patternist series for $6 in the US market.

Nov 5, 2019, 3:22pm Top

>57 Bookmarque: Not in the UK, unfortunately.

Edited: Nov 5, 2019, 7:52pm Top

>56 NorthernStar: I'm sure they're great. (And those are probably old covers.)

>57 Bookmarque: I would, but I SWORE I'd read the ones of hers I already bought before I get any more.

Nov 17, 2019, 8:52am Top

A lot (although not all) of Martin Cruz Smith's novels are in the Kindle Daily Deal at Amazon UK for £0.99 each.

Nov 18, 2019, 12:36pm Top

Becky Chambers' powerful A Closed and Common Orbit (the second in her Wayfarers series, though largely unrelated to the first book) is only $1.99 for a limited time (US only): http://amazon.com/dp/B01CNLOZ3G

Nov 19, 2019, 1:00pm Top

Jim C. Hines' Terminal Alliance is on for $1.99 CDN today. May be on sale in other locations.

Nov 24, 2019, 10:16am Top

The entire Expanse series is the US Kindle deal of the day. Book range from $1.99-$5.99.

Nov 24, 2019, 4:42pm Top

Looks like The Stormlight Archive books are also all on sale today, $2.99 each.

Edited: Dec 5, 2019, 9:18pm Top

Dec 6, 2019, 11:57am Top

A couple of Kindle omnibus deals for December:

Robin Hobb's complete Rain Wilds Chronicles quartet is just $2.99
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B00KACIL5O
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B00KACIL5O

Feist's Riftwar Legacy trilogy is also $2.99
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B00KVIBX1G
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B00KVIBX1G

Dec 6, 2019, 8:53pm Top

>66 saltmanz: Thanks for the info. Seriously considering the Hobb quartet.

Edited: Dec 7, 2019, 2:48pm Top

>67 clamairy: My pleasure! I already had the first two Hobb books, but $3 for the last two is still a steal! (Plus, I'm always a sucker for a big omnibus edition.)

Dec 7, 2019, 6:20pm Top

>68 saltmanz: I saw how highly rated it was and cashed in some digital rewards.

Edited: Dec 10, 2019, 10:59am Top

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence is 1€11 today on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well. His King of Thorns is 1€92.

The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling is 1€72.

Looks like a wider discount on some HarperVoyager ebooks.

Dec 10, 2019, 6:06pm Top

>70 Jarandel: How've you been, btw?

Edited: Dec 11, 2019, 11:28am Top

The wonderful News of the World is on sale for $2.99 on Amazon right now.

Dec 11, 2019, 2:07pm Top

>72 clamairy: Great book!

Dec 31, 2019, 4:10pm Top

The Ruin of Kings is FREE today for Kindle US.

Jan 2, 5:05pm Top

>74 Narilka: &%$#! I missed it! :o(

Jan 13, 12:35am Top

Tad Williams' The Heart of What Was Lost is currently 1€30 on amazon.fr and maybe other places as well.

Jan 13, 12:15pm Top

Jan 13, 5:21pm Top

Edited: Jan 15, 3:55pm Top

Latest Tor freebie is TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard:


Jan 15, 4:19pm Top

>79 clamairy: They have offered this one for free before (I have a record of acquiring this work as an ePub from tor.com in 2007-12-31). No idea what the deal was then, this was before the ebookclub I think.

Jan 19, 5:35pm Top

Kingdom of Copper is $1.99 right now for Kindle US. Not sure if this is a daily deal or just limited time.

Jan 21, 5:28am Top

Several Orbit eBooks on sale. Prices are in GBP, but are converted one-on-one to Euro's in my case. Should be available at all major eBook sellers (Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, WHSmith and ebooks.com)

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher -> 1,99
Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan -> 0,99
Devices and Desires by K. J. Parker -> 0,99
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan -> 0,99
Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan -> 0,99
The Fall of Shannara (The Black Elfstone) by Terry Brooks -> 0,99
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs -> 0,99
84K by Claire North -> 0,99
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan -> 0,99

Jan 24, 5:20pm Top

Every Heart a Doorway is FREE for Kindle US today.

Jan 24, 6:10pm Top

>83 Narilka: Thanks for this. The 2nd book, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, was a TOR freebie a while back so I had intended to borrow this first book from the library. Now I can take it off the Overdrive hold list.

Jan 30, 2:55pm Top

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2019 Edition by Elizabeth Bear is free right now and it's very easy to snag in multiple formats from MacMillan: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250776785

Feb 8, 6:30pm Top

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is $2.99 at amazon right now.
I loved this one.

Feb 11, 8:02am Top

Rebellion Publishing is having a sale of DRM free e-books: https://www.rebellionstore.com/sale
It's for Valentine's Week but I don't know the exact end date

Some good SFFH, including
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson
Engineering Infinity (anthology) edited by Jonathan Strahan
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

(and 16 more)
All for GBP 0,99 a piece

Edited: Feb 21, 8:30pm Top

The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty is on sale for $1.99.

Edited: Mar 15, 12:39pm Top

Today's Amazon daily deal is 6 Mark Lawrence books - 3 each from the Red Sister and Broken Empire sequences - for £0.99 each.

Mar 17, 9:35am Top

Tor's free e-book of the month is Redshirts by John Scalzi, if there's anybody out there who hasn't read it. :) https://ebookclub.tor.com

Mar 17, 10:09am Top

>91 YouKneeK: I have not read it. Unfortunately, I am not a resident of the USA or Canada either.

Mar 17, 11:05am Top

>92 -pilgrim-: In the past, people have said they were able to get it without being in the U.S. or Canada, despite what it says. Are they checking now and it no longer works?

Mar 17, 11:20am Top

I think you can still get it, though you might have to check a box that implies you live across the pond to get it.

I loved this one, BTW.

Mar 17, 2:49pm Top

>91 YouKneeK: It still works. Just say you are in the US and it works, they don't do an IP check or anything.

Mar 19, 6:27am Top

For lovers of the classic British whodunit, the Kindle edition of Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert is free today on Amazon UK.

Mar 21, 9:07pm Top

I received an email from Smashwords about an ebook sale:

"Smashwords authors asked that we run a special sale to help their readers cope with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We listened. Now though April 20, the Authors Give Back sale offers thousands of ebooks discounted 30-100%."

I picked up a couple of Lindsay Buroker books, since I've heard her name bandied about in the Green Dragon lately. (I'm looking at you, -pilgrim-)

Mar 25, 11:44am Top

3-4 of Tolkien's works are on sale for Kindle US today, including The Silmarillion and Beren and Luthien.

Mar 25, 11:47am Top

Kindle UK has Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia for 99p at the moment. There are a few other F & SF titles, but this was the one that caught my eye.

Mar 25, 12:18pm Top

Harper Collins Canada is hosting a March Madness bracket for books, and all the titles are available for under $5, and many are use 2.99, for the month of March I believe.
Here’s the link to the list of books; you can get the books on whatever platform you like. I’m not sure if this is only in Canada or not.

Mar 25, 3:03pm Top

>99 Sakerfalcon: Also for 99 cents (Euro in my case) on Google Play (NL in my case)

Mar 26, 6:40am Top

Angry Robot have reduced all their e-book prices as follows:

All our frontlist titles are now only £4.99*, so you can buy even more of our brilliant brand new books.

Our huge backlist of the best in SF, F, and WTF?! is only £3.99!*

And as an extra-special incentive, we’ve made the first book in every multi-book series we’ve published only £2.99*, so it’s even easier to take a chance on a new book, and hopefully find a new series to devour.

*For our lovely US readers, these prices work out** to about $US6.50, $US5.20 and $US4.00 for frontlist, backlist and first-book-in-a-series titles respectively.

Mar 26, 7:49am Top

>102 AHS-Wolfy:
Not only that, but use the code SHELFISOLATION at checkout and you get 50% off everything (this month)

Mar 29, 9:34am Top

All the Narnia books are on sale today for $1.99 each for Kindle US.

Mar 29, 9:47am Top

>104 Narilka: I'm tempted, but I have to admit I really fear a visit from the suck fairy if I try to reread those.

Edited: Mar 29, 10:51am Top

The Lions of Al-Rassan is $1.99 from Amazon today.

Edited: Mar 30, 2:40am Top

Robin Mckinley's Outlaws of Sherwood on for 1.99 today.

Mar 29, 12:53pm Top

>107 NorthernStar: I was looking at that. Have you read it?

Mar 30, 2:39am Top

>108 clamairy: - yes, quite some time ago, but I liked it.

Mar 30, 7:20am Top

>109 NorthernStar: It's still on sale, so I might snag it.

Mar 30, 3:01pm Top

Apr 1, 5:18pm Top

Today only, TOR is offering John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire for free.

Apr 1, 7:27pm Top

>112 NorthernStar: I got all excited about this when I saw the email this morning, and then I remembered I've already bought it.

Apr 1, 8:02pm Top

>113 clamairy: Same here, but it's a great deal if you don't already have it.

Apr 1, 9:33pm Top

Apr 2, 9:02pm Top

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is currently FREE to US Audible members. Not sure about other countries.

Apr 2, 9:40pm Top

>116 Narilka: OOOH, thanks for the heads up!

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