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26 November 2012 @ 06:58 am
80% off my e-books today over at Open Road Media's 1-day CyberMonday sale!

http://bit.ly/URG5h3 via @openroadmedia

This means pretty much all my fantasy novels: Darwath Trilogy, Sun Wolf & Starhawk, the first two vampire books (Those Who Hunt the Night and Traveling With the Dead), the Windrose Chronicles, Sun-Cross, Rat-God, Dragonsbane.
Elizabeth McCoyarchangelbeth on November 26th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)

The Quirnal Hill Affair/Search The Seven Hills is also on sale.

(Is is just my faded memories, or was Sun-Cross a trilogy that never got the third book? I vaguely recall that the second book wasn't a firm ending.)
Seadreamerseadreamer on November 26th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
OH, thank you ma'am! I've been meaning to get digital copies of the first three Darwath books and the first two Windrose books forever. (They were the only ones missing from my Kindle.) Whoot! for Cyber Monday!
The Green Knight: Moneygreen_knight on November 26th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
This announcement made me very happy. I was not just going to complete my collection with the Quirinal Hill affair, I was going to rebuy Bride of the Rat God and Those who Hunt the Night because my copies are in storage and I miss them.

And then I was redirected to the UK site, where the price of an ebook remains >$11.

This is not making me happy at all.

I wouldn't mind so much if we got a corresponding sale at another point in time, but we don't. Life in #ripoffbritain: not always fun.
Sarah Patrickbadwolf10 on November 26th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
I thought they didn't look like 80% off. That explains it. Hang in there, e-books! I will be back for you when I have saved up a little.
The Green Knight: mopegreen_knight on November 26th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
They're $1.99 on the other side of the pond. At which point rebuying books I love becomes tempting. Full price, not so much, although I still want the Quirinal Hill Affair. Someday.
barbara_hamblybarbara_hambly on November 26th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Whoa, dang, does that NOT APPLY in Britain??? (I assume you are in Britain?)
I'm so sorry - and I'll e-mail Open Road and ask them what gives...
Thanks for letting me know.
The Green Knightgreen_knight on November 26th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
I assume that it's territoriality striking again :-(

Unfortunately, it happens all too often - people set their Amazon books to a low price or as a freebie, forgetting that only USians will benefit from it.

I'll e-mail Open Road and ask them what gives...

Thank you!
Elizabeth McCoyarchangelbeth on November 27th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
The thing is, Open Road has the full licensing rights (so far as I know!) -- if they can offer the books for sale in the UK at all (which they're doing), then they should be able to send the cost-change through. Depending on how much direct control they have over this, it may be as simple as "someone forgot to re-assign the price" at the dashboard, or it might be the similarly-simple "we forgot to tell the person we talked to to do this," or the somewhat more annoying, "we told Amazon to flip the switch for everything and it didn't get done."

Or it might be that they didn't realize that UK folk might want to throw money at a sale, too. O:>

Crossing fingers that Something Can Be Done!
Professor Liddle-Oldmanliddle_oldman on November 26th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
I have them all on dead trees, but goody nonetheless! :)
Adelais: armsadelais on November 26th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
...and now I really am going to need an e-reader for Christmas!
affreca: Hidingaffreca on November 26th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
Let me add to the squee. Now I can have back ups for when my paperback copies finally give up the ghost. Best cyber Monday deal!
Severina: cats: cat pawsseverina2001 on November 27th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
I'm re-reading all the Darwath books right now (do so at least once a year)... awfully tempting to get digital copies as well. Though I do sort of love how crinkled and well-loved my originals are!
Brienzebrienze on November 27th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Most of my paperbacks (original covers) came from the used book room of the public library, way back when, so I was happy to grab the digital versions of just about everything.

I still think my phone should somehow weigh more after adding this many books. Maybe I can add the Everquest "DING!" sound so my phone advances a level whenever a download completes.
Melody C. Wildemelodywilde on November 27th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
My iPad and I thank you very much for the heads up! Yes, I bought e-books that I own in hardback (and/or paperback). Is it a sickness to want favorite books with you everywhere?