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DA Weekly Deals: 29+ Books Under $2.99

Update: Everyone can get 40% off all Carina Press titles on CarinaPress.comwith coupon code NYCOMICCON October 14-16 in honor of the Con. Go forth and shop—and read!


Based on the response last week, we sorted the books by Publisher again. 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.  These prices reflect US deals and may not be present at non US retailers.

We also included a few books that were over $2.99 such as the Pocket list.  Those Pocket book deals are good until November 1st.








  • Call Me by Lena Matthews * $0.00 * Amazon | nook
  • Nine-Tenths of the Law by L.A. Witt * $0.00 * Amazon | nook (this deal starts on the 15th)
Bundles of Good Report
  • The Lady Julia Grey Bundle (A Lady Julia Grey Novel). Bundle includes: Silent in the Grave, Silent in the Sanctuary and Silent on the Moor.$8.83
  • Jennifer Crusie Bundle.  Bundle includes: Getting Rid of Bradley, Strange Bedpersons, What the Lady Wants and Charlie All Night. $8.61
  • Cassie Palmer Series Bundle by Karen Chance. The Cassie Palmer Series includes Touch the Dark, Claimed by Shadow, Embrace the Night and Curse the Dawn.  $7.35 (the product page says it is no longer available to US Customers)

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. Jackie Barbosa
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:25:57

    How can Christie Kelley’s EVERY NIGHT I’M YOURS be on both SMP and Kensington’s list?

  2. Jane
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:28:51

    @Jackie Barbosa: I suppose because I am human and make mistakes?

  3. Brian
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:45:37

    A few more bargains/price reductions that might be of interest…

    Dark Descendant by Jenna Black dropped to $3.99

    Wicked with Bonus Material: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire $2.99

    What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire $1.99

    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin $2.99

  4. Kim
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:30:55

    Too bad I don’t own an ereader. I’ve never read Lord of Scoundrels, yet I keep hearing it’s a must-read. In book form it’s still $8.00, instead of $1.99.

  5. Angela
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:31:30

    I ordered The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett TWO days ago at full price! Gah.

    Lots of interesting stuff in the Pocket list.

    Thanks so much for putting this together!!

  6. Brian
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:46:03

    @Angela: If you got it from Amazon they have a 7 day return policy on ebooks so you could return it and pre-order the $.99 edition if you wanted (of course you won’t get it for a few more weeks that way either).

  7. Ridley
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:49:40

    I’d encourage anyone who grabs Colour of Magic at that price as an intro to Pratchett and finds the book boring to 1. not give up on Pratchett and 2. stuff down the compulsion to read the series in order and start with a different book. I’d suggest Guards! Guards! as a first book.

  8. Jackie Barbosa
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:01:22

    @Jane: I wasn’t trying to be snarky. I assumed it was an honest mistake; it just made me scroll up and down the list because when I got to Kensington, I thought, “Hm, didn’t I see that book already?”

    No offense or “gotcha” intended. I just didn’t know which publisher was right.

  9. Angela
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:30:07

    Thanks @Brian, I’m going to do that as I won’t get to it for a few weeks anyways.

    @Ridley: That compulsion is pretty strong in me, but I’ll definitely try to get past it if the first book isn’t working for me. If I end up reading out of order, I’ve seen there are groupings that some people suggest reading together – should I try that instead?

  10. Donna
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 14:37:59

    Thanks for the list. A lot of good deals from pocket.

  11. Dennis
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 14:41:18

    This one seems to come up at regular price. Is there something special I have to do or does the sale start at a later date?


    Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer * $1.99 *

  12. Estara
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:37:33

    There’s another reduced space opera with romance trilogy at the moment (the romance(s) are a big part of the story, but it is also very much sf) – Katharine Eliska Kimbriel has reduced price on the Chronicles of Nuala – the first book, Fires of Nuala is at 0.99 here on Amazon.
    And the other two are also reduced to $2.99.

    The books were previously published and are now slightly revised backlist e-editions. They’re full novels, all of them. The sale is on for the whole of October! And international buyers ALSO get the sale price (bar the usual added VAT or whisper surcharge), because this is a Book View Cafe release and not one of the big publishers.

  13. Jane
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:50:29

    @Dennis: No, I’m sorry. I think that sale is over. I will remove it from the list.

  14. Chelsea B.
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:17:36

    There are some definitely good deals! Thank you for taking the time and listing them all!

  15. Lindsey
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:18:36

    @Ridley I want SO MUCH to like Terry Prachett, and a friend tried to start me on the series with Guards! Guards!, but even starting at the recommended point, I couldn’t get into his writing. So different strokes, I guess.

  16. Ridley
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:18:41

    @Angela: I like to point people at this chart to decide what to read and when.

  17. cecilia
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:18:03

    Lots of good books. Though – I bought that Halfway to the Grave with Bonus Materials last week, and was shocked to see it weigh in at over 20MB. I’m pretty sure that it’s the reason my (admittedly old) Sony Reader is currently taking about 2 years to boot up after being unplugged from the computer

  18. LG
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:37:28

    @Ridley: Excellent chart! Then you just need to pick the kind of book you’d like. I’m more of a “bottom half of the chart” person – I like the Death, Watch, and Industrial Revolution books best.

  19. Lily
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:23:04

    Just wanted to say I appreciate the post. It looks like a TON of work to put together, especially with all the links!

  20. Janet W
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:31:20

    What Lily said. It’s incredibly helpful —

  21. Carin
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 21:29:55

    @cecilia: I noticed the same thing about Halfway to the Grave. Way oversized and I have no idea why!

  22. Amy
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 22:04:35

    love this page and the great deals for 2.99 or less!

  23. Brian
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 22:07:58

    I just checked my .lit copy of Halfway to the Grave without bonus material that I bought when the book was first released and it’s only 573 KB so I wonder what’s in the bonus material that’s making the file so huge.

  24. Kaetrin
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 23:50:22

    I’m pretty sure the Pratchett special is geo restricted. :(

  25. Mikaela
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:05:04

    @Brian: That is because Harper Collins in their wisdom decided to add the cover images of all the Cat and Bones novels to the bonus materials. I have managed to trim it down to 6 Mb using Sigil, but I think my Sony will choke on it. sigh.

  26. eggs
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 04:15:44

    I also bought Halfway to the Grave at full price last week! Must have been some kind of groupthink going on. I enjoyed it immensely though, so I have no complaints.

    Speaking of groupthink, what’s with all the books with “Highlander” in the title going on sale at the same time? Are highlanders about to overthrow their usurping vampire overlords to reclaim the King of Romance crown?? I’m not sure I’m up for another round of ‘Dinnae fesh yourself, sasanach’ books.

  27. Brian
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 08:02:09

    @Mikaela: Wow, those must be some super high rez covers if they take up that much space. Usually embedded fonts are what make a lot of ePubs so large.

  28. Christine
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:13:12

    I just wanted to add that Carla Kelly’s book “Marian’s Christmas Wish” is available for $2.99 on Kindle now.

  29. Estara
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 15:52:28

    Hmmm. I own a Sony PRS-505 and a 650 – both are able to display files up to 42 MB (very handy for reading manga – as that is only images). Maybe Halfway to the Grave plus bonus also has formatting problems?

  30. Darlynne
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 21:20:02

    I started Pratchett’s books with the audio edition of The Wee Free Men, narrated by Stephen Briggs. I was hooked from then on and have been consuming them every chance I get. Although listed as YA, they’re for everyone, and–crivens!–they are wildly funny.

  31. DianeV
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 12:26:55

    Two other great bundle deals at Amazon:

    Linda Howard’s Mackenzies for $8.38 – Mountain, Mission, Pleasure and Game of Chance

    Heather Killough-Walden’s Big Bad Wolf Romances for $3.99 – The Heat, The Strip, The Spell and The Hunt

    Thanks again for posting these sale books every week.

  32. Jen
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 14:36:08

    I’m loving the Lady Julia Grey bundle. I bought it last week and am so hooked. Highly recommended!

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