Monday, March 3, 2014

Theft of Swords now half price


If you've been waiting for a good time to try out Theft of Swords, now might be that time. Orbit has lowered the price to $4.99 and since this volume contains two complete novels that is about $2.50 per book. I'm really pleased about the sale, and to be honest I have no idea how long it will last, so get it while you can. 

For books that have a hardcover release, there is generally a lower-cost mass market version that comes out six months to a year later, with the lower price for the book, the ebook prices comes down as well. Since Theft of Swords was only released as a trade paperback it has (with the exception of a few sales) been pretty much the same price since it was first released. To make matters worse, Orbit has stopped discounting most of the Riyria books (and a large number of Orbit's titles in general).  I'm not sure why this is, but it makes the sale even more welcome as when not on sale the books run just a bit under $9.99.

So, if you've not given the book a try, or have a friend you've wanted to start reading and they just haven't yet. Tell them about the sale and save them a few dollars.  Hopefully the reduced price will find the series some new readers. And I thank everyone for helping to spread the word. Any success that the books have is more due to your support than anything I did. So I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate those efforts.


3 comments:

  1. So which purchase link should we click to get to the discounted books?
    And is this available for people in Europe?

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  2. Clicking on the book itself goes to the Amazon US page. I'm not sure if the sale is happening in other countries or not.

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    1. Thank you! Most of the options on there didn't allow shipping to Europe, but thankfully one of them did and I already placed an order to send the book as a gift to someone in Austria ;) (None of the "The Revelations" books have been published in German yet anyway, right?)

      Now all that's left to hope is that Amazon doesn't screw up this one, like they did with another gift I sent through them to the same address (it was a DVD and I think it shipped from the USA too) - I ordered it more than 4 months ago and it hasn't arrived yet, I'm told. :/

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