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DA Weekly Deals: 29+ Books Under $2.99

Amazon has a Big Deal sale in progress with 900 titles $3.99 and under.  Jane says that I’m to mention “Macmillan is participating in this and looks to be the first Agency publisher to partner with Amazon for these sales.”  Just as a reminder and note to those that are following this post, we mainly utilize Amazon to search for book sales due to their advanced search feature.  There is no guarantee that nook, Sony or Kobo will have the same deal (especially if you live outside the US).



Ned Litte

is Jane's long suffering husband who enjoys high fantasy novels and the occasional romance that Jane disguises as a fantasy book. He is also the photographer and artist of the multimedia reviews here at Dear Author.


  1. Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 10:24:36

    Thanks for posting this! Bank account in trouble.

  2. Susanna Kearsley
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:09:16

    Not to make more work for Ned, but my book The Winter Sea (reviewed here at DA by Sunita as part of her “Best of 2010” posts) is on sale all this week at a bunch of etailers for $2.99.

    It’s probably at Kobo, too, but I can’t access that link from here in Canada.

    The $2.99 sale is part of a bigger promotion from Sourcebooks of its time travel/time slip titles, and runs from July 29 through July 25.

  3. Liz Mc
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:18:44

    The 40th anniversary edition of John Donovan’s “I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip” is $1.99. A foundational text of gay YA.

  4. Sara H
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:35:34

    Thanks for the post!
    I’m having a bit of a problem though.
    I checked out all of your free listings for Kobo and with the exception of Colters’ Wife by Maya Banks and Slow Ride by Lorelei James, none of these books are free. Ok, Shiloh Walker’s offering is $0.09, but the rest of them are between $2 and $5. Am I missing something? I’m using the link you provided.
    Anyway, I’ll try and get them from Amazon.

  5. Christine M.
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:42:20

    @Sara H: I know Canadians shopping on never get the free books. We always pay a little ‘extra’. Could be a similar thing, but with Kobo.

  6. Sunita
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:02:20

    @Liz Mc: Someone just talked about this in a very good blog post. Was that you?

  7. Lynn S.
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:35:05

    Thanks, and what a great way to spend part of the noon hour. While looking at the “Big Deal” sale I spotted Victoria Dahl’s A Little Bit Wild for $1.99. Also, for traditional regency fans, the sublime Minerva by Marion Chesney is available for $2.99.

  8. Ned
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:41:25

    @Sara H: We generate the list mainly through Amazon due to their advanced search feature, so you are correct that the sale price may not be the same at Kobo, Nook and Sony. We will try to improve the list as time goes on. Thank you for posting a reply!

  9. Sandra
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:50:26

    Eternal Flame by Cynthia Eden * $2.99

    And OF COURSE, I just paid $16 for the three book bundle last week from B&N…

  10. Liz Mc
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:51:52

    @Sunita: No, I haven’t actually read it. But now I’m going to!

  11. library addict
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:59:29

    Thanks for the new list, Ned.

    Just FYI for those that didn’t buy it yet at Amazon or B&N, Julia Quinn’s The Duke and I is finally available at Sony and Kobo for $1.99. Discount price should last through August 9th.

  12. Hannah
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 13:10:59

    @Susanna Kearsley:

    Do you happen to know where I can find a list of the other Sourcebooks time travel/timeslip titles that are on sale? Legacy by Jeanette Baker must be one of them.

  13. Ned
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 13:42:19

    @Hannah: unfortunately there is no easy way except for browsing all of their books page by page…

  14. Hannah
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 13:45:03

    Harper Collins (Avon) is also an agency publisher and has titles in this sale. I don’t know if they specifically dropped the prices for this sale however because I purchased the 2 99 cent titles when they first went on sale a couple of weeks ago.

  15. Sunita
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 13:51:01

    @Hannah: I emailed Beth at Sourcebooks and she provided the following list (I’ve left off TWS since we already know about it):

    What Would Jane Austen Do?
    Laurie Brown

    Jeanette Baker

    The Return of Black Douglas
    Elaine Coffman

    Lady of Hay
    Barbara Erskine

  16. Owen Kennedy
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 14:09:24

    I can’t recommend Mary Wine’s historical books enough. LOVE her. Highland Hellcat was great and for 99 cents it is a steal. If you haven’t tried her, I would definitely get that one.

  17. LizJ
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 15:08:38

    Thanks for posting the Amazon sale. I tend to buy more Nook than Kindle format (I’m reading on an iPad and have both loaded), so I didn’t know about this sale yet. Wow, what a great diverse set of titles.

    I found that many of the best buys in the promotion are not from ebook versions of mass-market paperbacks…there are a lot of self help and inspirational/spiritual books included in the sale (mostly Christian, but some other religious perspectives as well). These are typically only in hardback and trade paperback print versions, and often the ebook versions have been in the $10-$15 range. The bible translations available on the sale (NIV and Amplified) are not typically less than $10 in ebook versions.

  18. MaryK
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 15:25:03

    After Midnight, a YA by Lynn Viehl which I didn’t even know existed, is $0.99. She writes the Darkyn series.

  19. Danielle D
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 16:50:40

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!! My credit card copy likes you today! :)

  20. Carly M.
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 20:19:47

    Candice Hern’s “A Proper Companion” is also currently free on Amazon. I love her old-school regencies.

  21. Mary Anne Graham
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 20:21:32

    To (only slightly mis) quote someone far more gifted than I ..It’s the best of times and it’s the worst of times.

    Glad to hear about the sale b/c $$ is low. Seems to be an eternal state these days.

    Sorry to hear about the sale b/c $$ is low. I’m an indie author and when the big houses run these sales, readers gravitate towards those books.

    **sigh** Why can’t life ever be simple?

  22. Mollie
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 08:06:41

    I really appreciate the effort that goes into this weekly post. I look forward to it every week, and forward it on to all my Kindle/nook reading friends!!! Thanks!!!

  23. Susanna Kearsley
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:12:31

    @Sunita: Thanks so much for replying to Hannah’s question. I was out with the kids all day yesterday and didn’t get back till late.

    It was so good of you to go to the trouble of contacting Beth for the other book titles included in the promotion.

    Lady of Hay is particularly brilliant, for anyone who’s never read it.

  24. Susanna Kearsley
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:16:17

    @Hannah: Sorry I didn’t get back to you yesterday, but I see Sunita’s already done the work for me :-)

    Glad to see Jeanette’s book is in there, as well. I didn’t know who else was included in the promotion, actually — Sourcebooks just emailed me a while back to give me a heads-up that my book was part of it.

    I’m kind of surprised they don’t have anything up on their web site to let people know. Oh, well.

  25. Ned
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 11:38:19

    Hey, just wanted to thank everyone for posting additional sale books, it is great to work together to save some cash!

  26. GirlyNerd
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 18:19:25

    Thanks Ned for these lists! You’re my hero!

  27. Linda Hilton
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 21:20:23

    @Mary Anne Graham:

    What you said, Mary Anne. ::sigh::

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