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Grand Central Publishing Specials & Other Ebook Deals

Grand Central Publishing has these November deals.   If you haven’t tried Elizabeth Hoyt yet, it’s a safe bet at $1.99.   Even if you don’t like it, you haven’t spent too much money on the try.

I thought about not posting this because I really dislike Macmillan’s ebooks policies.   Most of the prices for ebooks by St. Martin’s Press are $9.99 and above for mass markets. But alas, it is a deal.

  • Marked by PC & Kristin Cast for $2.99

Random House has been releasing freebies for months now.   This month we have the following:

  • A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K Hamilton (Sony is supposed to replace all the files you buy through the Sony eBookstore with epub files so even if you don’t have a Sony, you might want to take advantage of this for the future).

Samhain Publishing offers up the following books for free on the Kindle.   The first date is when the promo goes live and the second date is when the promo ends and regular pricing will be returned.

  • 11/2/2009 –  11/9/2009  Bound for the Holidays by  Mackenzie McKade
  • 11/9/2009 –  11/16/2009  Look What Santa Brought by  Annmarie McKenna
  • 11/16/2009 –  11/23/2009  Understood by  Maya Banks
  • 11/23/2009 –  11/30/2009  The Twelve Lies of Christmas by  Kate Johnson

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. Jade
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 10:36:25

    FYI: For Kindle users, A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K Hamilton is also available from Amazon for free.

  2. RStewie
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 11:00:11

    Oh, this is great! I’ll be adding a few of these to my collection. Thank you for the post!

    One question: when I go to the A Kiss of Shadows link, it says I need to download the library software first… What is this? And is it going to mess up my computer like when I attempted to download the B&N ereader and my epubs got wiped out??

  3. Mireya
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 13:41:37

    @RStewie: means that in the format it currently is, you will need to install the library software to be able to open and read the book in your computer, and also, you do need the software in order to actually download the book. Otherwise you will not be able to get it. It will not mess anything up, it creates a separate folder for your Sony downloads, if memory serves. Me uses Sony ereader for ebooks. Also, ALWAYS a good idea to create a backup of all your ebooks. I’ve had to wipe my PCs hard drive a few times, it saved me from losing thousands of titles I’ve accumulated over the past 6 years. I use a flashdrive for that. easy and quite portable.

  4. Danielle
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 14:53:49

    Thanks for the post — I love a good bargain on ebooks.

  5. BC
    Nov 06, 2009 @ 21:56:40

    okay, I have to ask; what is wrong with the Macmillan book policy? Are they like amazon’s kindle where you don’t actually own the book? Is sonys changeover mean that the books will be cheaper priced, better in quality, or easier to access and read?

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