E-Book Pricing Alerts

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

  1. DeepSpaceYorks

    DeepSpaceYorks Commander Red Shirt

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    Here in the UK Discovery Die Standing is also 99p this month. Into the Nebula is still full price ATM.
     
  2. Koric

    Koric Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey all,

    Just a heads up. I was purchasing the new Trek deals and came across a new upcoming promotion banner on AMAZON US:

    Kindle summer rewards BETA

    Starting in July, for a limited time, you can earn Kindle Points on book purchases, get special offers, and collect badges. Sign up for emails to be the first to know by clicking "Subscribe" below.

    So hopefully everyone who wants to, will be able to participate in this new promotion.

    Just wanted to let everyone on the forums know about this.
    Good luck,
    -Koric
     
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  3. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A "HUGE DUD"? I think that was a great selection of books in June. Even though I have all of them in hardcopy, I bought several of them as ebooks with this sale, including Captain Proton. Just because you're not in the market for the sale on that batch of books, Koric, it doesn't mean that there's no interest in that sale.
     
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  4. Koric

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    @Allyn Gibson I only meant that some others made comments about the Captain Proton novel that seemed negative. I purchased all the books already, and only meant it had been a repeat of past sales, which is good if you missed the chance to buy them the first time around.
    Cheers,
    -Koric
     
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  5. Koric

    Koric Commander Red Shirt

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    August 2021 Trek deals webpage is up:

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/ebookpromoaugust2021

    All are $.99 cents and the August ebook prices are good until September 1st 2021.

    Heads up to @Christopher and @KRAD and @Kirsten Beyer for being featured in this month’s deals.

    ST TNG: Articles of The Federation
    By Keith R. A. DeCandido

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST TOS: Federation
    By Judith Reeves-Stevens

    ST TOS: Triangle
    By Myrna Culbreath and Sondra Marshak

    ST VOY: To Lose the Earth
    By Kirsten Beyer

    ST TNG: The Eyes of the Beholders
    By A.C. Crispin

    As of July 3rd the deals are NOT yet LIVE on Amazon. Just FYI don’t forget June’s Trek deals end July 4th. I would have posted images but I don’t know how to do that. I know @JWolf will :)

    Enjoy all.
    BEST WISHES for a HAPPY and SAFE Independence Day and Fourth of July TO ALL ON THE FORUMS!!!
    -Koric
     
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  6. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Oooh, I've never bought ebooks before - but those three Rise of the Federation novels are going to get me started!
     
  7. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Giving USA All My Many Oil Moderator

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    Nice! I think this is the first time we've got the fifth RotF novel as part of the monthly sale... and we get most recent Voyager novel too!
     
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  8. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Oooh, nifty....
     
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  9. Koric

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    @KRAD Just wanted to give you a heads up, and wish much success to you. These TREK sales are pretty awesome. I hope you still make residuals even when the ebooks are on sale like this. Here is to hoping for good things honestly.

    I need all the friends I can get on here hopefully @Christopher or @David Mack don’t put me on a HIT list or something like that, :) i’m not on here to piss anyone off, or make enemies. You Trek writers seem very friendly and accommodating, and I would like the chance to meet you all in person someday.

    @trampledamage man welcome to the club. Being disabled, I love to read, but about 12 years back I decided to go digital as I wanted to have easier options to read. Not to damage my books with cracking spines, etc. My coordination got worse, and hardcovers got to be too heavy, so I embraced ebooks early on. I think the tech behind tablets and e-readers have stalled out as far innovation, I hope I’m wrong.
    But, with my hands ereading is easier. Star Trek and Pocket books have always been fair about making almost all their books available digitally, but with coffee table books and specialty art books, sometimes digital format readers get thrown under the bus,

    Sorry for the long post.
    -Koric
     
  10. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Koric: As a general rule, and with the caveat that every contract is different from every other contract, we get paid a royalty based on the listed cover price, not the raw amount of money it's actually sold for. We aren't dinged for discounts, so we aren't hurt by sales like this or by, say, B&N putting us on the 30% off shelf.
     
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  11. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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  12. STMSTS

    STMSTS Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    The real dilemma is to risk purchasing Triangle, even at $0.99?
     
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  13. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    Less than the price of a coffee
     
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  14. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    And much more satisfying. I am going to purchase Triangle.
     
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  15. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    I ended up buying eight of the nine books this month, only skipping "Faces of Fire". The "Spock and young David Marcus" immediately lost my interest.
     
  16. Koric

    Koric Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey all,

    All of August Trek ebooks are now on sale and LIVE on Amazon right now at $.99 cents.
    All ebook prices are good until September 1st 2021.

    ST TNG: Articles of The Federation
    By Keith R. A. DeCandido

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST ENT: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel
    By Christopher L. Bennett

    ST TOS: Federation
    By Judith Reeves-Stevens

    ST TOS: Triangle
    By Myrna Culbreath and Sondra Marshak

    ST VOY: To Lose the Earth
    By Kirsten Beyer

    ST TNG: The Eyes of the Beholders
    By A.C. Crispin

    Just FYI don’t forget July’s Trek deals end August 1st.

    Enjoy! Cheers, and best wishes to all on the FORUMS!
    -Koric
     
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  17. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Same! And for me in August, while I own a number of these in Kindle (almost all in fact) as their pub dates sync up with when I made the switch I realize that it's still a great selection of offerings at unbeatable prices.
     
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  18. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Not to mention, an earlier time the Seekers books went on sale, I bought all four as ebooks, despite having the paperbacks, as a way of "voting my with dollars" to show S&S there's demand for more. :)
     
  19. ICW

    ICW Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    FYI it looks like there's a new Kindle Rewards program and this promo is running from 8/1-8/2:

    August 1 - 2 only: Prime members earn 2x Kindle Points

    Earn 10 pts for every dollar spent on eBooks and 4 pts for every dollar spent on print books — 2x as many Kindle Points as are displayed on book detail pages. Get a $4 eBook credit for every 400 Kindle Points.
    Kindle Summer Rewards runs from July 7 - September 22, 2021. Visit Kindle Summer Rewards Home for more information and to see your Kindle Points balance. Kindle Points earned from offers may take up to 48 hours to appear in your account. Terms and conditions apply.
     
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  20. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Again, I do the same. One, to support as you do. And two, paperbacks deteriorate and I love how Vanguard, Seekers, and Destiny look displayed on my shelf and I know those spines would inevitably be cracked and broken.
     
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