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DA Weekly Deals: 29+ Books Under $2.99

Update: This is a really good deal but the Hunger Games trilogy (all three books) are selling for $4.38 at Amazon and BN.

Trying something new. This week we sorted the books by Publisher. We search prices by the following imprints: Avon, EOS, Forever, HarperCollins, HQN, Kensington, MIRA, Pocket, Pocket Star, Orbit, Samhain, Sourcebooks, and Macmillan. Note that Kensington Zebra Debuts are often under $3.00.  These searches are performed at Amazon and the prices are not always reflected at other stores.  The other store links are provided as a courtesy.







Bundles of Good Report

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. Carin
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:35:59

    I like it separated by publisher!

  2. Christine Rimmer
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 11:24:03

    Thanks. Finally bought Grand Sophy for kindle.

  3. Lil
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 11:30:28

    Several of Candice Hern’s old Regencies are under $2 for Kindle, and A Proper Companion is free.

  4. Darlynne
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 12:40:31

    I love this feature. Since I’m too cheap to pay full price, it’s great to see what is available. Thanks!

  5. Cathy KJ
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 12:55:08

    Darn, I just bought Lord and Lady Spy at full price about 2 weeks ago. It’s essentially an historic version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (the Pitt/Jolie movie from a few years ago). Good and fun, but not hugely satisfying. Definitely worth it at 99 cents, though.

  6. kathybaug
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 13:00:04

    Grrrrr….I am really annoyed that Sourcebooks dropped the price of Lord and Lady Spy only a couple of weeks after it debuted. It makes me think that I won’t be buying any more of their books when they first come out. I’ll wait to see what happens to the price.

  7. cyclops8
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 14:06:33

    Thanks for the list.

  8. Jennifer Murdock
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 14:21:24

    I really like it separated by publisher. Thanks for compiling this great list.

  9. Lada
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 14:41:31

    Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep is coming up as $7.99 at BnN but $1.99 at Amazon. Curious.

    Thanks for the good info, Jane!!

  10. Brian
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 15:10:25

    Not romance, but if anyone’s a fan of Bernard Cornwell the Warlord Chronicles bundle (The Winter King, Enemy of God and Excalibur) is $5.14 right now. Good deal for 3 books. I know Kobo has a deal on it too, not sure about elsewhere. It’s probably a US only or N. American only deal depending on the publishers rights.

  11. MaryK
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 15:33:19

    Sorted by publisher is surprisingly easier to read.

  12. Carin
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 16:29:13

    G.A. Aiken Bundle: The Dragon Who Loved Me, What a Dragon Should Know, & Last Dragon Standing, is $9.99 for pre-order (out on 10/1) at B&N and Books On Board right now.

    I think this is a great deal on the most recent 3 books in this series, I’m just not sure I want to open an account at Books on Board to get it, and I can’t find it at Kobo or Sony (or Amazon).

  13. Jane
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 16:34:02

    @Carin: If you go to one of those books, under the product details, you can report a lower price and enter the link to the bundle. That may spur amazon to list the title.

  14. Carin
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 16:52:13

    @Jane: The bundle isn’t even listed at the other sites. Seemed odd to me.

  15. SAO
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 07:35:58

    I find this so depressing. Not only are the prices not applicable for overseas buyers, but I paid for Lord of Scoundrels in paper and didn’t love it so much that I’m not sorry every time I see it listed here for $2.99.

    Although, for the Heyer, I’d guess that she or her heirs sold the US rights separately from the UK rights and had no idea that e-books would exist, so I suppose I can understand why I can’t get her books for $, but I’d certainly never pay full price for something offered elsewhere for a bargain price.

  16. Diane V
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 09:11:22

    Love the change — agree with MaryK that the list is definitely easier to read.

    Thanks for the great info every week.

  17. Patrice
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 13:22:33

    Great info as usual! Thanks so much for making time to do this. It’s very helpful and I always find something for my Kindle.
    Does the search include Carina books?

  18. Jane
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 13:28:09

    @Patrice It does, but they don’t seem to be on sale and while there might be books under 2.99 they are usually slightly discounted novellas. Not what I would consider a real “deal”.

  19. Carin
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 20:35:35

    OK, it’s October first now and the G.A. Aiken Bundle is $9.99 for the 3 most recent books in the series. And wonder of wonders… the same bundle is just $8.79 in the Sony ebook store. Woohoo!

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  21. Turophile
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 19:25:07

    The Heyer books are not on sale for the nook. I’ve asked about this (with different books) before and was advised to try and contact Barnes & Noble.
    I”m wondering if anyone has tried this successfully and if so how they contacted B&N. I tried using customer service via the website – The first three responses were from persons who clearly weren’t reading my emails. Finally someone said they would look into it, but nothing happened.
    Anyone out there have better luck! I’d love to pick up a few of those books – but $10 for a nook version is ridonkulous.

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