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Fictionwise Free Evanovich, Grafton and Lora Leigh eBooks

This is kind of incredible, but if you want the digital backlist titles of Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton or Lora Leigh for free, this is how you do it.   Go to Fictionwise and open an account.   Buy one of the Evanovich or Grafton titles and pay for it with a credit card or paypal.   Once you do that, you’ll be returned the full purchase amount in the form of micropay dollars.   You can then use the micropay to purchase every title in the backlist except the ones that are currently on the bestseller list.

If you already have micropay, just use it to purchase the books and the micropay will replenish after your purchase.   I’ve “bought” all the Evanovich titles and will be moving on to Lora Leigh and then Grafton.   It helps to have a healthy micropay account because then you can buy five or so at a time.   Happy buying folks.

Via Books on the Knob.

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Barnes & Noble eStore Will Price Match Amazon

From a reader at Information Week, Barnes and Noble’s eBookstore aka Fictionwise + eReader will match the prices offered at Amazon.   Now if Fictionwise could only get its act in gear and offer the books that are released this week in a timely fashion.   Hard to get excited about good prices when significant books are missing from the ebookstore.

Here is the info I got from them in their weekly email yesterday.

  • All  new eBooks are $9.95 or less.
  • No eBook over $12.95. They aren’t moving all ebooks to $9.95 or less, only newly published ones. Cutting to $12.95 is a substantial cut for many older books though.
  • All books on the New York Times Bestseller list are $9.95, whether it is new or has been there a while.
  • 15% rewards on each purchase.

Via Publishers’ Weekly.