E-Book Pricing Alerts

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

  1. Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel Cast Out Moderator

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    Oh, don't mind us! :) People posting sales here aren't the source of the frustration. I obviously can't speak for all non-American readers, but I personally don't begrudge anyone sharing deals with other members.

    I mean, sure, we're insanely jealous, but seriously, it's all good! :D
     
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  2. dstyer

    dstyer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Somewhat bored at work this morning, surprisingly. Ran an analysis of the trends in the Amazon sales from November to December. In case anyone's interested . . .

    Titles in my lists that went up by a buck - 7
    Titles in my lists that went down by a buck - 33
    Titles in my lists that stayed the same price - 47

    Don't know if it means anything but - there you go! :shrug:
     
  3. dstyer

    dstyer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Many changes in E-Book Prices! Apparently Christmas is over in the Kindle Store... I had to do a major revision to the 8 December list.

    Starred, bold items are still at sale prices.

    For $0.99
    *The Fall – Books 1 through 5
    TOS: Sand and Stars (Signature Edition) - now up to $9.99
    *TOS: The More Things Change (e-book original)
    TNG: The Hand of Kahless (Signature Edition) - now up to $9.99
    TNG: A Fury Scorned - now up to $9.99
    *TNG: Genesis Force
    DS9: Warpath - now up to $1.99
    Voyager: Cloak And Dagger - now up to $8.99
    Voyager: Distant Shores Anthology - now up to $1.99
    ENT: Rosetta - now up to $9.99
    ENT: Last Full Measure - now up to $8.99
    *Corps of Engineers: Aftermath TPB
    Corps of Engineers: Grand Designs TPB - now up to $9.99
    Corps of Engineers: Miracle Workers TPB - now up to $9.99
    *New Frontier: Treason
    *New Frontier: Blind Man’s Bluff
    *Strange New Worlds I, III, IV, VII

    Vanguard: Open Secrets - now up to $9.99
    William Shatner’s “I’m Working on That” - now up to $9.99

    For $1.99
    *TOS: Vulcan’s Glory
    *TOS: Mind Meld

    TOS: Burning Dreams - now up to $9.99
    TOS: Allegiance in Exile - now up to $6.99
    *TOS: A Choice of Catastrophes
    *TOS: The Weight of Worlds
    *TOS: Constellations Anthology

    TNG: Crossover - now up to $9.99
    TOS: Miasma (e-book original) - now up to $2.99
    TNG: Pantheon (Signature Edition) - now up to $9.99
    TNG: First Contact YA Adaptation - now up to $7.99
    DS9: Worlds of DS9 #3: Dominion and Ferenginar - now up to $9.99
    DS9: Twist of Faith Omnibus - Now up to $2.99
    DS9: Prophecy and Change Anthology - now up to $9.99
    DS9: Sacraments of Fire - now up to $6.99
    Tales of the Dominion War - now up to $7.99
    Voyager: Enemy of My Enemy - now up to $9.99
    Voyager: Unworthy - now up to $7.99
    Voyager: Flashback Adaptation - now up to $8.99
    *Voyager: Captain Proton: Defender of the Earth
    Corps of Engineers: Breakdowns TPB - now up to $9.99
    Enterprise Logs Anthology - now up to $9.99
    Khan #3: To Reign in Hell - now up to $7.99
    *Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances
    New Frontier: No Limits Anthology - now up to $9.99
    New Frontier: The Returned, Part I (e-book original) - now up to $2.99
    Tales From the Captain’s Table TPB - now up to $9.99
    Titan: Synthesis - now up to $7.99
    *Titan: Over a Torrent Sea
    *Titan: Absent Enemies (e-book original)

    Vanguard: Harbinger - now up to $9.99
    Vanguard: In Tempest’s Wake (e-book original) - now up to $5.99
    Star Trek: The Amazing Stories - now up to $9.99
    Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season - now up to $3.99
    Star Trek: Celebrations - now up to $9.99
    Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space TPB - now up to $9.99

    NEW For $2.54
    TOS: The Wounded Sky


    For $2.99
    *TOS: Rihannsu: The Empty Chair
    TOS: The Lost Years - now down to $1.99
    TOS: Shadows on the Sun - now down to $1.99
    TOS: Crisis of Consciousness - now up to $6.99
    TNG: The Sky’s the Limit - now up to $3.49
    TNG: Armageddon’s Arrow - now up to $6.99
    *TNG: Q are Cordially Uninvited (e-book original)
    DS9: Millennium Omnibus - now up to $9.99
    DS9: Ascendance - now up to $6.99
    DS9: Force and Motion - now up to $6.99
    *DS9: The Never-Ending Sacrifice
    DS9: The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition - now up to $9.99
    *DS9: Lust’s Latinum Lost (e-book original)
    *DS9: Rules of Accusation (e-book original)
    *DS9: I, The Constable (NEW e-book original)

    Voyager: A Pocket Full of Lies - now up to $3.49
    *DTI: The Collectors
    *DTI: Time Lock (e-book original)
    *DTI: Shield of the Gods (e-book original)

    Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows - now up to $9.99
    *New Frontier: The Returned, Part II and Part III (e-book original)
    *The Klingon Dictionary


    For $3.00
    *A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    For $3.99
    TOS: Yesterday’s Son - now up to $4.49
    TOS: Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages - now up to $9.99
    TOS: Unspoken Truth - now down to $2.99
    TOS: The Latter Fire - now up to $6.99
    *TOS: Shadow of the Machine (e-book original)
    *TOS: Seasons of Light and Darkness (e-book original)
    *TNG: The Stuff of Dreams (e-book original)
    *ENT: Live by the Code

    ENT: Unceratin Logic - now up to $6.99
    *Titan: Sight Unseen

    For $4.99
    *TOS: The Final Reflection
    *TOS: Elusive Salvation

    Star Trek: The Next Generation Technicial Manual - now up to $9.99
    Voyager: The Eternal Tide - now up to $7.99
    Mirror Universe: Glass Empires - now up to $5.49
    *New Frontier Omnibus of first 4 original books
     
  4. DeepSpaceYorks

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    It really, really pisses me off that we don't get these prices in England. SNW for $.99! They're £4.99 on the .co.uk site.
     
  5. JoeP

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    Same for here in Canada. Hell, I'd even take the regular $8.99 price for Vanguard and Titan, and others, but not $19.99 a pop. That's just absurd.
     
  6. JoeP

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  7. jaime

    jaime Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Do not look at the double figures Voyager relaunch novel...I have no idea why the UK price is that high.
     
  8. jaime

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    Unworthy 10.99 in case anyone was curious...
    The fall books are 99p each though
     
  9. TheAlmanac

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  10. dstyer

    dstyer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Well, Caretaker appears not to be available in e-book (Kindle) format, at least on Amazon.com US. In fact, none of the early numbered Voyager books appear on my search. The earliest appears to be #5: Incident at Arbuk. So Pathways is a good way to get a newbie an introduction to the main crew.
    The Siege is harder to explain - it is available. But I see what you're getting at. You would think they would either offer the first original novel in each series or the premiere episode / film adaptation in each case.
    Either way, I'll be getting all of these... :biggrin:
     
  11. jaime

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    Ghost Ship is great. Totally different direction to later TNG, but genuinely great.
     
  12. Leathco

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    Starfleet Survival Guide is another fun read. It's much like Max Brooks Zombie Survival Guide, but written in the style of surviving as a red shirt instead of a zombie apocalypse survivor. For 99 cents you can't go wrong with it.

    I am both excited and worried that the first Discovery novel is already so cheap. I'll definately pick it up now, but does this mean it did not sell well on initial release? Could be a bad sign for books based off of Discovery.

    Also am glad to see older Trek books like Ghost Ship and Entropy Effect on sale. I last read these years ago when I was still in middle school and remember really enjoying them, and will be glad to pay a buck or so to re-read them now.

    I've actually been working on a book of my own behind the scenes, my second published one. This one is an unofficial history of Star Trek Video Games, and I am hoping to finally launch it sometime next year. It's more or less an overview of every Star Trek licensed videogame from the original arcade game (ported to 2600 and Vectrex), to the text adventures, the console games, the awesome PC games, and closing with some of the more recent mobile games. It's been a chore to find copies of all these games in order to play and review them, but I am closing in on the halfway mark (working on Elite Force 2, Away Team, and Armada 2 right now)
     
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  13. JD

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    I don't think the inclusion of the Discovery book has anything to do with quality, or popularity, these sales tend to be themed, and it looks like this one is early books. Desperate Hours is the first Disco book, so that's why it's there.
    I already have Entropy Effect, Pathways and the Klingon Dictionary, but I will probably get at least one or two of the other ones. I am very curious to check out Ghost Ship, since it's apparently very different from what the show ended up becoming.
     
  14. dstyer

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  15. Leathco

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    I'm sure last year I added over 100 books from the Trek sales to my kindle collection, so it's nice to get a breather.
     
  16. Trek Survivor

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    The Discovery novel is 99p on Amazon UK. Haven't got around to watching the series yet, but at that price thought I would get the book!
     
  17. David Mack

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    The timing of the eBook sale for Desperate Hours is intended to capitalize on and also promote the return of new Discovery episodes on January 7, and to prime the readership for the arrival of Dayton Ward's new DSC novel Drastic Measures on February 6.
     
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  18. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I picked up the Starfleet Survival Guide, which is an awesome book, and it was the only title in this month’s budget offerings I didn’t already have.

    When I buy ebooks, I generally update the metadata based on ISFDB. Was surprised to discover that the Survival Guide isn’t cataloged on ISFDB. If I have time this weekend, I’ll add it.
     
  19. JoeP

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    February's deals are "live" (thanks to some URL trickery), and they're to be the Typhon Pact books, it seems:
    http://www.startrekbooks.com/c/ebookpromofebruary2018

    Pretty psyched; I'll be getting all of these, especially since Rough Beasts of Empire and Plagues of Night both suffer from the absurd pricing problem.
     
  20. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Discovery: Desperate Hours is up for $1.99 on various platforms today. Definitely worth it, if you don't already have it.