✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 5
This is a continuation of the topic ✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 4.
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New thread! Please check the last several posts in the old thread as many of those deals are still active. Thanks!
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.
>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.)
>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.
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.
>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.")
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence is currently available on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well for 1.49€.
TODAY ONLY: The first half of Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun for $2.99:
Mira (Seanan McGuire) Grant's fantastic Into the Drowning Deep is $2.99:
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
The Book of Etta
The Book of Flora
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.
Mockingbird by Walter Tevis is currently $1.99 at Amazon.com:
Sourdough is on a Kindle special today. Of course I bought my copy a couple of weeks ago.
I saw an Insta post that The Calculating Stars is 0,99 on Amazon Kindle. Don't know where (not Amazon.de :()
>19 divinenanny: It's 99p on Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Calculating-Stars-Lady-Astronaut-Book-ebook/dp/B07QKTNM...
>20 Maddz: :( snif
I wish publishers would embrace the international ebook market more...
>21 divinenanny: Seconded. The number of Open Road ebooks I'd dearly love to have...
>22 Maddz: The number of Macmillan/Tor deals I would have snapped up.... :(
>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...
>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).
>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.
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 :(
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.
Blood of Elves by Adrian Tchaikovsky (The Witcher #3) is 99p in todays Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
>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).
>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!
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.
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence is currently 1€49 on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.
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.
Audible is having a 2-for-1 credit sale - mysteries, thrillers & some sci-fi/fantasy. I hope I can find a couple cool things!
A book pilgrim enjoyed, The Orc of Many Questions is free on USA Amazon today.
>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.
>43 saltmanz: Book 2 is 98p on Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Indexing-Reflections-Seanan-McGuire-ebook/dp/B00X6AXV84...
But Book 1 is full price.
I see that Spinning Silver is on sale for $2.99. No idea if that's a daily deal or limited time.
>46 Narilka: I picked it up at that price on Tuesday, for what that's worth.
>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.
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.
>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.
I loved Angle of Repose, even though parts of it are dated. It's so good!
>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?
>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.)
>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.
I don't read her, but Octavia Butler fans can get the complete four-volume Patternist series for $6 in the US market.
A lot (although not all) of Martin Cruz Smith's novels are in the Kindle Daily Deal at Amazon UK for £0.99 each.
Jim C. Hines' Terminal Alliance is on for $1.99 CDN today. May be on sale in other locations.
The entire Expanse series is the US Kindle deal of the day. Book range from $1.99-$5.99.
Looks like The Stormlight Archive books are also all on sale today, $2.99 each.
>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.)
>68 saltmanz: I saw how highly rated it was and cashed in some digital rewards.
The wonderful News of the World is on sale for $2.99 on Amazon right now.
Tad Williams' The Heart of What Was Lost is currently 1€30 on amazon.fr and maybe other places as well.
>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.
Kingdom of Copper is $1.99 right now for Kindle US. Not sure if this is a daily deal or just limited time.
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
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
The Eon series by Greg Bear in on sale - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YMZ3RT?tag=ebbdaily-20&ebb_sid=3c73030fdfa133e...
Today's Amazon daily deal is 6 Mark Lawrence books - 3 each from the Red Sister and Broken Empire sequences - for £0.99 each.
>91 YouKneeK: I have not read it. Unfortunately, I am not a resident of the USA or Canada either.
>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?
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.
>91 YouKneeK: It still works. Just say you are in the US and it works, they don't do an IP check or anything.
For lovers of the classic British whodunit, the Kindle edition of Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert is free today on Amazon UK.
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-)
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.
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.
>99 Sakerfalcon: Also for 99 cents (Euro in my case) on Google Play (NL in my case)
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.
Not only that, but use the code SHELFISOLATION at checkout and you get 50% off everything (this month)
>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.
Today only, TOR is offering John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire for free.
>112 NorthernStar: I got all excited about this when I saw the email this morning, and then I remembered I've already bought it.
>113 clamairy: Same here, but it's a great deal if you don't already have it.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is currently FREE to US Audible members. Not sure about other countries.
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