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UPDATED: eBook Sales for the Holidays (books on the cheap...

Updated: There are ebooks for sale at WH Smith eBookShop for 50% off. There are titles there that don’t appear to be in eform in any US ebook stores including A Man in A Million by Jessica Bird that I reviewed the other day. It’s in both Adobe and Mobi format.

Every week, Fictionwise offers 2 or 3 books with 100% micropay rebate. Essentially, it’s a buy one and get the entire purchase amount to be used at a later date. Today through December 31, Fictionwise is reprising every micropay rebate it offered during 2008. This includes a number of romance titles such as the third book to Sign of Seven trilogy, Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts; Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter; Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold; Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole and so forth.

Thanks Sasha for the heads up.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. ShellBell
    Dec 26, 2008 @ 14:21:52

    Unfortunately the 4 ebooks I want are overpriced. Even though the full rebate would be great to receive, I’m still not going to fork out my hard-earned money on them. I resisted buying then when they were first released, and I’m going to have to stay strong and continue resisting them until they are a reasonable price!

    Suzanne Enoch – By Love Undone I think this is the only SE historical that I don’t have in eBook format

    Iris Johansen – The Treasure I loved the Lion’s Bride when it was first released so am keen to read the sequel

    Wolfbane and Mistletoe anthology I only want the Patricia Briggs story

    Cherry Adair – Night Shadow why release the final book in a trilogy as a hardcover!


  2. Karin
    Dec 26, 2008 @ 15:26:25

    Thanks for the heads up on this. It’s a great way to end the year.

  3. jessica
    Dec 26, 2008 @ 22:33:50

    thanks for the alert.
    I saw the 25% off on fictionwise site but was unaware of the reprised micropays.
    Will check out WHSmith site.
    Happy Holidays, everyone.

  4. ShellBell
    Dec 26, 2008 @ 23:10:28

    thanks for the update on the WHSmith site – haven’t looked there before so I’m off to do some shopping! Definitely want the Mobi eBook of A Man In A Million.

  5. ShellBell
    Dec 27, 2008 @ 00:23:43

    Also managed to find From The First Kiss by Jessica Bird – originally titled From The First!

  6. Throwmearope
    Dec 27, 2008 @ 09:31:07

    Hey Jane–Hubby bought me a Sony Ebook reader for Christmas. Is there an add-on for light that will help with the eyestrain?

  7. Jane
    Dec 27, 2008 @ 09:44:55

    @Throwmearope There’s no one booklight that I think works better than others, but NatCh from Mobile Read likes the Mighty Bright: LINK HERE.

    Here’s another one that looks pretty cool: LINK

  8. Throwmearope
    Dec 27, 2008 @ 09:59:26

    Thanks for saving the all-too-rapidly aging eyesight. I’ll check them out. ‘Course the eyestrain could have been from scarfing down an entire Shiloh Walker in 2 sittings!

  9. Azure
    Dec 27, 2008 @ 13:08:13


    Fictionwise never did drop the prices on the Avon romances affected by HarperCollins’ “experimental ebook pricing,” or whatever they said to try and excuse gouging the customers. BooksOnBoard did drop theirs–and you can find the Suzanne Enoch book there for about $6.

    As for the WHSmith sale…I am a big fan of British chick lit authors. I have been for ten years, and to see those ebooks by Jill Mansell and Sheila O’Flanagan available in ePub format was exciting! Now, if only I could get them in a format for my eBookwise……

  10. ShellBell
    Dec 27, 2008 @ 13:56:47

    Thanks Azure – will look for By Love Undone when I check out the Georgette Heyer eBooks on BoB.

  11. Sunita
    Dec 28, 2008 @ 15:48:06

    I guess this is my payback for the heads up on the eHarlequin 50% ebook sale earlier this month. I am waist deep in the romance list at WH Smith. I sorted by price and there are 5000+ books available. I’m just halfway through and I’m still only to the $2.25 price range. It’s the best of Harlequin + Mills & Boon + assorted other publishers.
    For you Jo Goodman fans, I’ve run across 2 of them (IHKIW and the one w/Cybelline).

    ETA: Ellen Hartman’s His Secret Past is available at WH Smith. I think the other book is there too, but I’m not to the price yet.

  12. Anji
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 15:19:09

    Has anyone else had problems buying books from the website? Maybe it’s because I’m a US customer?

  13. Mr Brian Rickaby
    Feb 25, 2009 @ 05:21:19

    Can I purchase a copy of an e-book to help me learn about IT.
    For Example ‘ECDL’. ?.

  14. Shauna
    Apr 16, 2009 @ 10:25:03

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