E-Book Pricing Alerts

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not sure. Like I said, it's not them, it's the publishers that are releasing the e-books without a cover, so you'd probably be better off sending it to Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books.
    Really? I swear I remember seeing them listed at one point.
     
  2. Brendan Moody

    Brendan Moody Vice Admiral Admiral

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    According to eReaderIQ (which only tracks Kindle prices)Unity and Rising Son were $1.99 in October 2015, but only for a few days, so not as part of a monthly sale. The other two have never been lower than $6.83 and $6.68.
     
  3. historypeats

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    And I wasn't clued into the sales until February 2016. That's rotten luck! Although it does raise my hopes a little - if they've been in the rotation before, perhaps they'll be in it again someday...
     
  4. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd never heard of eReaderIQ before, and have now lost a good 15 minutes looking through it. There appear to have been a blessed couple of days (July 22-23, 2015) where a ton of the older books (all of the DS9 numbered novels, for example) went on sale for $1.99 or $2.99. Does anyone remember that taking place? If so, why did they have that sale? (He asked, hoping that Amazon might do something similar again since it's been almost 5 years...)
     
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  5. glen5MZ

    glen5MZ Cadet Newbie

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    And that's what say call a "business", you know. You can look all over the Internet for e-books here and there, but almost all official websites of well-known companies will sell it at the same price, there were selling it before VAT was dropped, like before quarantine. That's why I do prefer online resources, where owners allow to download ebooks, like this free books database, with no limits and no payments. Of course, it has not so many new books, but it has a lot of literature of genres like fantasy and fictions, and that's what I always look for.
     
  6. Koric

    Koric Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    @historypeats

    There was a big sale on Trek ebooks on July 3 2018 something like 20 or so ebooks at .99 cents. I too missed the sale in 2015 too. So please dont feel bad. Hopefully we will get another chance for a great sale soon. I'm not sure why the 2015 sale happened. But zi do remember in March 2016 the monthly ebook sales were announced and selling of Trek ebooks with no DRM. I found out about both through this forum, so I am eternally grateful. I like yourself and many others, Im sure we are all playing catch up on past ebook sales. I miss having other ebooks discounted along with the monthly sales at $3.99 - $4.99 as well. I miss the choices. I hope that helps :)

    Please stay safe to you and all on the forums.
    All the best,
    -Koric
     
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  7. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't know if this is the right place, but is there a resource anywhere for which Trek novels are and aren't available for Kindle? I've wanted to read The Entropy Effect and the novels in publication order for a while, but I can see it isn't available as an ebook or was discontinued.
     
  8. Defcon

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    https://www.amazon.com/Entropy-Effect-Star-Trek-Original-ebook/dp/B000FC0O18

    ETA: Just noticed you're from the UK and it seems amazon.co.uk really doesn't seem to have the book as eBook (only the german translation).
     
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  9. JD

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    I've had the e-book of Entropy Effect on my Nook account for a few years now. I really should read it one of these days.:scream:
     
  10. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks for getting back to me. I've had a look around Amazon, but given their idiosyncratic way of labelling books in regard to series or book number, it's a bit annoying that it's hard to find which books are and aren't available.
     
  11. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I recently re-read it. It’s great!
     
  12. Kinggodzillak

    Kinggodzillak Commander Red Shirt

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    I compiled a list of Trek titles unavailable on Amazon UK for Kindle back in 2014; haven't checked to see if any have returned since then, but I'd be really surprised if they had.
     
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  13. Koric

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    June's Star Trek eBook Deals $.99

    Trek ebook deals to celebrate Rene Auberjonois' birthday on June 1st and Captain Picard Day on June 16th...

    All are good until June 30th:

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/ebookpromojune2020


    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege
    By Peter David


    The Big Game
    By Sandy Schofield


    DS9: The Heart of the Warrior
    By John Gregory Betancourt


    Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope
    By Una McCormack


    Star Trek: Discovery: Dead Endless
    By Dave Galanter


    VOY: Incident at Arbuk
    By John Gregory Betancourt


    As of May 16th the deals are NOT LIVE yet on Amazon or anywhere else.

    Some awesome and heavy recent ebooks with a good discount.

    Please stay safe and best wishes to all on the forums.
    Enjoy all,
    -Koric
     
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  14. Koric

    Koric Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ALSO: July's Star Trek eBook Deals @ $.99 cents

    More Ebook deals to celebrate the birthdays of Patrick Stewart (July 13th), Nana Visitor (July 26th), and Wil Wheaton (July 29th)

    Available until July 31st:


    https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/ebookpromojuly2020

    Star Trek: Destiny Omnibus 3 in 1 ebook
    By David Mack


    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fearful Symmetry
    By Olivia Woods


    DS9: The Long Mirage
    By David R. George III


    TNG: Perchance to Dream
    By Howard Weinstein


    Balance of Power
    By Dafydd ab Hugh


    VOY: Death of a Neutron Star
    By Eric Kotani


    As of May 16th the deals are NOT LIVE yet on Amazon or anywhere else.

    Some awesome and heavy ebooks with a good generous discounts.

    Please stay safe and best wishes to all on the forums again during these tough times.
    Enjoy all, and all the best.
    -Koric
     
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  15. Koric

    Koric Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Also August's Star Trek eBook Deals at $.99

    More Trek ebook deals to celebrate Federation Day on August 12th and Jonathan Frakes' birthday on August 19th!

    Available until August 31st:

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/ebookpromoaugust2020

    Star Trek: The Next Generation: Articles of The Federation
    By Keith R. A. DeCandido

    Federation
    By Judith Reeves-Stevens

    Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    TNG: A Rock and a Hard Place
    By Peter David

    TNG: Takedown
    By John Jackson Miller

    Titan #1: Taking Wing
    By Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels

    VOY: The Garden
    By Melissa Scott

    VOY: Chrysalis
    By David Niall Wilson

    VOY: Full Circle
    By Kirsten Beyer

    As of May 16th the deals are NOT LIVE yet on Amazon or anywhere else.

    Some awesome and heavy ebooks with a good generous discounts.

    Please stay safe and best wishes to all on the forums again during these tough times.

    Please again enjoy, and all the best! :)
    -Koric
     
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  16. ryan123450

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    Wow. Some good options there. And alot announced at once. Crazy that I bought Last Best Hope for full price on release day.
     
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  17. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Koric, you're the best detective for this stuff!

    There are some repeats in there, and the overall three-month lineup is quite a grab bag, but some of these have long been on my wish list (Articles of the Federation, Taking Wing), and I'm stoked to be able to grab Dead Endless and The Last Best Hope so soon after release date. It looks like I can even start backfilling some of the "numbered novels" - it's been many years, but I remember really liking A Rock and a Hard Place.

    Does anyone know whether a) authors are paid similarly when their work is sold as an e-book vs. as a paperback, and b) whether their payouts are affected by the price the distributor sets? [I'd assume the answer for b) is no, but I'd like to be sure.)
     
  18. JD

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    Wow, I can't believe that Last Best Hope is already going on sale.
     
  19. Avro Arrow

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    Wow, that's surprising that they've put up the next three months already! Some great picks there. I'm glad to get some more of the DS9 relaunch novels. And Articles of the Federation is one of my favourite books in the line, and I've been hoping it would get the monthly sale treatment for a while now. It'll be great to finally get it in digital format!

    Also (pleasantly) surprised to see some recent releases, like Dead Endless and Last Best Hope. (Although I had already bought Last Best Hope, because it was available here for $3.99 when it was first released.)
     
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  20. Leathco

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    I kinda feel like someone listened to my feedback here! Seeing sales on older numbered books, which is something I have wanted for a while. We would see one occasionally, but nothing like this!

    Also, Balance of Power was the first Trek book I had ever purchased! I actually bought it in a grocery store when I was in middle school. I've had it on my wishlist for a bit to repurchase digitally (I have no clue where my old copy has gone off to) and now it's coming as a sale, which is awesome!

    Really surprised to see the new Picard book going on sale already, but I planned on snagging it eventually. Another Discovery book is cool too. I already have the Destiny books, but might get the omnibus version if its between 99 cents and 1.99 just to have it be a seamless read the next time I go through it, as that series I enjoyed.