E-Book Pricing Alerts

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

  1. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I could say the same re: my feelings on Peter David's Trek writing in general. I loved his stuff as a younger reader - Vendetta was either my favorite or second-favorite Trek novel, depending on how I was feeling about DRG III's Twilight at the time, and Q-Squared was top-5. I loved Imzadi, thought Q-in-Law was sidesplitting, and devoured every New Frontier book as soon as it hit shelves. I don't know whether it's a matter of some aspects of his writing not aging well, my tastes just changing as I age, or some combination of the two, but I haven't found a book of his that I've liked more on a re-read than I did back then.

    (I still picked up Q-Squared and Q-in-Law. Heh.)

    And Una McCormack is the bee's knees. I don't think she's written a Trek novel that's worse than "very good," and The Crimson Shadow and The Never Ending Sacrifice are all-timers. Even "more minor" works like The Missing are delightful.
     
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  2. Koric

    Koric Commander Red Shirt

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    Star Trek eBook Deals March 2021 at .99 cents:

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/ebookpromomarch2021

    All deals are good until March 31st 2021:


    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
    The Lives Of Dax


    Star Trek Voyager:Atonement
    By Kirsten Beyer


    Star Trek: The Original Series: Uhura's Song
    By Janet Kagan


    Star Trek: Enterprise: Surak's Soul
    By J.M. Dillard


    Star Trek Voyager: Seven of Nine
    By Christie Golden


    Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle of Betazed
    By Charlotte Douglas and Susan Kearney


    Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours
    By David Mack


    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars
    By Una McCormack


    Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing
    By John Jackson Miller


    All ebooks are available until March 31st 2021.

    Some old deals, and some new discounted ebooks. As of today 2/18/2021 the deals are not live yet on Amazon.

    The Discovery ebooks are probably discounted to promote the upcoming
    book:

    Star Trek: Discovery: Wonderlands by Una McCormack due May 18, 2021.

    Best wishes to all on the forums.
    Please be safe and well.
    -Koric
     
  3. Smiley

    Smiley Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    March has some great stories discounted. I highly recommend Atonement and The Lives of Dax.

    It looks like it is a celebration of both authors and characters that are women with the exceptions of David Mack, John Jackson Miller, and some male anthology authors.
     
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  4. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    A ton of repeats on the way. The only ones I haven't snapped up during previous sales are Uhura's Song and Die Standing. But I'm very excited to get both!
     
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  5. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    I read this one last year and really enjoyed it.
     
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  6. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    I've been hoping that Uhura's Song would show up in these sales at some point! :D
     
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  7. DeepSpaceYorks

    DeepSpaceYorks Commander Red Shirt

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    They're celebrating International Women's Day on 8th March with most of these offers.
     
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  8. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    Probably pick up "Uhura's Song", "The Lives of Dax" and "Die Standing".
     
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  9. jla1987

    jla1987 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    The Kindle version of Seven of Nine By Christie Golden seems to be in German. Anyone else getting that when they look?

    I'm thinking of picking up The Battle of Betazed and The Lives of Dax, in addition to Seven.
     
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  10. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I see separate English and German listings.
     
  11. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Cool, I've been wanting to read Uhura's Song, The Battle of Betazed, and Die Standing.
     
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  12. Koric

    Koric Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey all,

    Amazon’s having a promotion on ebooks right now, that you have to activate that SHOULD BE for ALL AMAZON CUSTOMERS, and not just by invite:

    Spend $25 on ebooks and receive an $6 credit on ebook purchases. It started on February 21 and ends on February 28.

    Hopefully everyone can get into the deal, that wants it.

    Wishing everyone on the forums to be safe and well.
    All the best,
    -Koric
     
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  13. Obsidian_Phil

    Obsidian_Phil Cadet Newbie

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    While the above March deals are not live yet on Amazon UK, the latest Voyager novel To Lose the Earth is 99p as part of Amazon’s March monthly deals.
     
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  14. Koric

    Koric Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey all,

    All of the March 2021 Trek deals are LIVE on Amazon right now:

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Lives Of Dax
    Star Trek Voyager:Atonement
    Star Trek: The Original Series: Uhura's Song
    Star Trek: Enterprise: Surak's Soul
    Star Trek Voyager: Seven of Nine
    Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle of Betazed
    Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours
    Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars
    Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing

    Just a heads up. All are .99 cents again. The ebooks are on sale until March 31st 2021.

    Sending Best wishes to everyone on the forums again. Please stay safe and be well. Enjoy.
    -Koric
     
  15. Brendan Moody

    Brendan Moody Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Seven of Nine is still showing at $8.99 right now for me.

    Edit: it has now dropped to $0.99.
     
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  16. DarkHorizon

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  17. ocdtrekkie

    ocdtrekkie Ensign Newbie

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    So Simon & Schuster may have silently made some changes... I generally buy ebooks straight from them because they are DRM-free and they provide both EPUB and Kindle formats, which is nice to have the options open. (Whereas somewhere like Kobo just gives you the EPUB.)

    ...The "Buy from us" button has disappeared this month from S&S's site. Undeterred... I managed to add the books I wanted to buy to my cart and checkout anyways, which still works! ...But Die Standing, one of the newest offered books, apparently gave me an ACSM file (a DRM'd EPUB) file. Which is especially weird because you've never been able to buy DRM'd titles straight from Simon & Schuster before, and of course, their website still proudly proclaims they sell DRM-free Star Trek books.

    So either S&S is undergoing some sort of site bug with regards to Trek ebooks, or they're removing the ability to buy DRM-free ebooks directly from them, or they're adding support for DRM'd titles. Or any combination of the above.
     
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  18. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Not that converting to Kindle is hard, but it's good to have options. I'll have to keep that in mind.

    It certainly used to be possible; I bought all my books from them up until their site revamp c. 2008. And I've been able to redownload the non-Trek titles as DRM'd ePubs since c. 2015.
     
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  19. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wish this was discounted in the U.S., but I guess we do get most of the good deals...
     
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  20. mastadge

    mastadge Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I feel precisely the same way. Perfect for preteen/young teen me. The jokes were hilarious, the innuendo probably seemed very mature, and PAD's comics-honed talent for retconning, for pacing, and for pulling together multiple narratives was exactly what I wanted as a reader. Even the name Vastator is etched forever in my mind. But it doesn't quite click with middle-aged me. Still readable for sure, but it doesn't hit the spot like it used to.
     
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