Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: A Discovery of Witches for $2.99

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal: A Discovery of Witches for $2.99

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness has been a huge-selling, buzzy book, and is scheduled for a movie adaptation by Warner Brothers (reportedly with Proof playwright David Auburn doing the screenplay).

It’s the kind of book some people want to see as the Kindle Daily Deal…and today, we do.

It’s not the best reviewed book in the store, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it (see my post from yesterday as a rotating columnist in The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, One Star Wonders).

It’s interesting to note these tags:

  • overpriced-kind le-version(144)
  • too expensive for kindle(117)
  • outrageous kindle price(107)
  • 9 99 boycott(72)
  • waiting for the price to go down(61)
  • not at that price(54)
  • kindle more than hardcover(29)
  • price too high(24)

There are a lot more tags than those, but I wanted to point out the theme. 🙂 The numbers are the number of people who have applied that tag to this book.

There are probably a lot of e-mails going out from’s free Kindle price drop watch service today. 🙂

Perhaps more intriguingly, this is a price set by the publisher (Penguin)…and yes, it’s the same price at Barnes & Noble.

Penguin dropped the price…perhaps to build interest in the sequel, Shadow of Night: A Novel, due to be released July 10th (one month from now).

After all, if all the people who have been waiting for the price to go down buy it, that should push it back up the bestseller list, which increases visibility.

Of course, some of the people who tagged it may have already bought it…I don’t think people tend to un-tag books later.

Still, this seems like a good and somewhat unusual opportunity to get a recent NYT bestseller as a Kindle Daily Deal.

That situation may change when the Agency Model legal actions are settled, but we’ll see. 🙂

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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