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Post by Misfit » Sat June 9th, 2012, 12:07 pm

I'm guessing a lot of it has to do with Amazon's KDP program, which I think is mentioned somewhere in this thread. Sometime in the three month period the authors have to make their books available for free, I think the number of times is two. I just sit and wait and lurk the freebie bestseller lists.
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Post by Vanessa » Sat June 9th, 2012, 12:09 pm

I've just noticed that The King's Mistress by Gillian Bagwellis £2.99 on pre-order on Amazon UK. Quite a good price, I think!
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Post by Mythica » Sat June 9th, 2012, 1:43 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just noticed that The King's Mistress by Gillian Bagwellis £2.99 on pre-order on Amazon UK. Quite a good price, I think![/quote]

Indeed, there appears to be a number of bargain promos in the UK store:

The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell - £0.49
Rivals in the Tudor Court by Darcey Bonnette - £1.99
The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien - £3.72
The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis - £2.99
Nefertitiby Michelle Moran - £2.04
Jezebelby Eleanor De Jong - £1.99
Delilahby Eleanor De Jong - £1.99
She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor - £5.69 (good price for non-fiction).

What's going on? Maybe I should have stuck with the UK store, lol.

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Post by Mythica » Sun June 10th, 2012, 8:04 am

Did I miss this one? Freebie: Still Life with Murder - the start of one of my favorite series!

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Post by Vanessa » Sun June 10th, 2012, 10:16 am

Sounds good - will give it a go. Thanks.
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Post by emr » Sun June 10th, 2012, 11:02 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Did I miss this one? Freebie: Still Life with Murder - the start of one of my favorite series![/quote]

..and if you don't see any free goodie (I don't) you can try Smashwords. I'm printing the first part of the txt version and it looks good :)
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1st book in the Bregdan Chronicles is FREE!

Post by SandyJ » Sun June 10th, 2012, 4:02 pm

My favorite author right now is Ginny Dye. I discovered her because she is giving away her first book in the Bregdan Chronicles! I didn't know what to expect when I read her first book Storm Clouds Rolling In - but I didn't expect to not be able to put it down! I've started Book 2 (On to Richmond) and have already bought 3 & 4. I emailed her (she actually responded!) and she told me Book # 5 comes out this Fall, and that one will follow every 6 months - a series that follows history in the US from 1860 - ??. She covers a year with each book - bringing it to life in a fabulous way. I LOVE her books! Besides fabulous writing and characters I've fallen in love with, she really makes me think. Go get the FREE book at http://www.BregdanChronicles.com.

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Post by Mythica » Mon June 11th, 2012, 8:17 am

The US Kindle Daily Deal is The Search for Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews - $1.99 Today Only

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Post by Mythica » Tue June 12th, 2012, 9:17 am

Bargains:

Willow Pond by Carol Tibaldi - $0.99 (I started this one, couldn't finish it, but I seem to be largely in the minority)
The Queens Bastard by Robin Maxwell - $3.92

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Post by Mythica » Wed June 13th, 2012, 8:36 am

Freebie:Wine of Violence: A Medieval Mystery by Priscilla Royal

Bargain: Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife by Gioia Diliberto - $0.99

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