BooksForABuck.com Newsletter--February, 2010
News and Events
- Welcome to the February edition of the BooksForABuck.com newsletter.
The big news in the eBook world is the fight between Amazon and Macmillan (with Apple on the sidelines egging them on). Amazon wants to charge $10 or less for eBooks and Macmillan wants higher prices. BooksForABuck.com is sympathetic with publishers wanting to make a living, but we're also big believers in affordable pricing. None of our books cost more than $3.99 and many are priced at only $1.00 (including every new book for its first month of availability). The other big news is the long-awaited announcement of Apple's iPad. According to Apple, the iPad will read ePub (and HTML) so you'll be able to read your BooksForABuck.com eBooks on the iPad from day one.
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- Available in bookstores? Thanks to an agreement between printers, many of our books (the paperback versions) are now orderable through your local bookstore. Of course, they're also available through Amazon. Authors, you may be able to work with your local bookstore for signings. e-mail me if you have questions.
Available in February:
Coming in February, the latest fantasy from Joshua Calkins-Treworgy entitled LIZARD AT ARMS AND MORE. It'll be on sale for $1.00 for its first month of availability.
Still available for only $1.00 (but only until February 22), WHO KILLED MICHAEL DOUGLAS? by Micheal Paulson. Paulson kicks off a new hard-boiled mystery series.
What our authors are up to
We added reviews of the following books during January:
- Romance/Women's Fiction
No new Romance/Woman's Fiction reviews in January
- Science Fiction/Fantasy
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