Additionally, Caroline Linden’s A View to a Kiss is also .99c (AMZ | nook | Kobo) digitally right now. I don’t know how long the sale lasts, but if you’re craving historical romance like I am, then join me in a celebratory WOO HOO!
I recently bought The Duke and I, (Kindle | nook) a book I already own in paper and in digital, simply because for $1.99 I would have a digital copy I could access anywhere via my phone’s Kindle app, my Kindle, or my laptop. This is a new type of purchase for me: a price low enough that I’ll buy something I already own just to have the convenience of being able to read it pretty much anywhere I’m waiting in line. It’s my “digital cloud convenience price.” I’m all over that.
2. Related to the Lord of Scoundrels sale, Robin directed me to this thread at the ever-active Amazon boards that’s all about publisher-discounted ebooks: Discounted/Price Dropped Kindle eBooks.
You an subscribe to the thread and receive an alert each time a new post is added, and there are a lot of people actively hunting down the bargains. I tried to find an Amazon subscription service that would alert me just to Kindle bargain books, but the Amazon email subscriptions at present are pretty paltry – you can subscribe to “bargain books” and to “romance” in general, but no “bargain/sale Kindle romance.” It would be spiffy to be able to subscribe to that sort of info.
Via that thread, I also learned that Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries is on sale digitally for $1.99 – and for nook too. There is a woman named Emily on that thread who is worth her weight in gold, I tell you.
3. And not related to books on sale, but with generally kicking ass and taking names, today Maureen Johnson debated on NPR the subject of YA literature with journalist Meghan Cox Gurdon, who wrote a hair-setting-on-fire-exasperating article for the WSJ on why YA literature is dark and scary and how terrible it is that our poor teenage children are being exposed to such dark and terrifying themes.
Her article, Darkness Too Visible inspired a hashtag #YAsaves on Twitter, and a written response from Sherman Alexie, who pretty much wiped the floor with Gurdon’s specious argument in his essay, Why the best kids books are written in blood.
Maureen Johnson, who I believe was the originator of the #YASaves hashtag, also responded clearly and cogently in the live interview today, which you can listen to online at WHYY.org (mp3). Going on a live radio show to debate something can be terrifying – especially when you feel strongly about it. Go on with your bad self, Maureen. Well played.
4. What books have you bought recently that you loved? Share share!