Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: The Princess Bride
The original book, The Princess Bride, by William Goldman is today’s
for $1.99 (in the USA, today, July 22 only…as always, check the price before you click the Buy button).
This is apparently in response to Barnes & Noble making it the NOOK Daily Find yesterday…it’s price-matching, reportedly, although I checked today, and B&N has it for $9.99.
This is a good example of how the competition between the two retailers benefits us as readers. I presume the NOOK Daily Find was created in response to the Kindle Daily Deal. The NOOK Daily Find deal of The Princess Bride meant that Amazon also gave a low price on the book.
It’s also what concerns people about the Agency Model…which makes the publisher into the seller, and makes the price basically the same everywhere.
I do recommend having this one in your library, although I know it is going to be too…silly for some people. Remember, though, that your Kindle library isn’t just for you…it’s for you and for anybody who is or may be on your account in the future. I think it’s pretty likely that somebody at some point will want to read it.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.