Shannon Stacey

Ebook price shopping

So Gabaldon’s An Echo in the Bone releases today. Whether or not to buy it has been an agonizing decision for me—do I want to keep reading the series until Jamie’s inevitable death (*sob*) or stop reading now and let them live on forever in my mind? Do I want to avoid spoilers or seek them out?

There’s also the issue of trying to remember who the hell everybody is, which means I usually reread previous books first, but I just don’t have time. I don’t remember a single thing that happened in A Breath of Snow and Ashes, though I’m positive I read it.

But this morning I took a peek around the ‘net, seeing what the prices are. (I’m not putting in links. My brain is still cold/meds fuzzy and y’all know where stuff is.) And I’m not including any membership pricing.

Sony ebookstore: $16.50
Fictionwise: still has it as pre-order for $25.50 with an $8.93 rebate.
Books on Board: $26.91
Amazon Kindle: $16.50

I’m planning to buy it from Sony (because big, meaty books go on the Sony Reader, while my shorter, lighter books go on the iPod Touch.)

I’ll admit, I was hoping to get it for $9.99. :groucho:

3 comments to “Ebook price shopping”

  1. Melissa
      · September 22nd, 2009 at 11:34 am · Link

    I have never been a Gabaldon follower~~~too much saga, and hell no, I don’t wanna see my hero die!! Or really age for years and years…but my niece LOVES her books. Wow on the differences in prices. If you had a Kindle, you’d get the $9.99 price, which is one more reason I keep giving myself to buy one, lol.
    Hope you love your book!!

  2. Booklover1335
      · September 22nd, 2009 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Thanks for the info. Can’t believe the price difference. I usually buy from BOB, but will have to check Sony out in the future. I plan on buying Echo in print since I have all of the rest of the series in HC (like to keep the series together)

  3. Shannon
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 9:34 am · Link

    I have the Kindle app on my iPod, but it was $16.50, the same as at the Sony store, so I went with the Sony version. When a book weighs in at almost 2500 digital pages, the e-ink screen makes a difference.

    I have the first…four, I think, in paperback, and then the Companion in hardcover, but I’m not collecting books any more. I may, at some point when the series is finished, buy a “gift set” to have them all, but for now the digital copy’s good.

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