All seven Harry Potter books in one download for $14.99…and an 8th HP book in July!
Update: it looks like my glitch hypothesis for this pricing may have been correct. The price is back up to $56.64. My guess is that they accidentally priced the seven-volume omnibus with the price for the eighth book (see below…especially for those of using screen readers, I’ll link it here, too: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production (at AmazonSmile*)). Based on the reviews posted yesterday, some folks did get it a that price, which I consider to be legitimate (it’s the price that was posted…by accident, probably, but when you are buying the book, you don’t know that and shouldn’t be expected to evaluate it). Again, many thanks to jabag01 for tweeting me on this, so I could share it with you. Back to the original post…
Thanks to jbaga01 for the heads-up on this!
I don’t know why this is happening**, and I don’t know how long it will last, but it looks legitimate to me at first examination.
That’s all seven of the novels from Pottermore!
Is it a glitch? Is it price-matching? Is it introductory?**
I don’t know at this point, but I’m getting this out quickly so you have a chance to get it at this price.
Remember that you can give these as gifts and delay them for the proper gift-giving occassion…and they are going on our guest Kindle!
Check the price before you click or tap that Buy button…e-book prices can change at any time and this might be only in the USA.
**Update: this is probably why…a new, official eighth book in the Harry Potter series is coming out this July!
You can pre-order now for that same price point of $14.99.
We have to be clear about what this book is (besides a super bestseller, of course). 😉
It will be a script, not a novel, and it won’t be the final script version of the play. It’s so designated because the staged version will likely evolve. I’ve been in original scripted plays (I’ve written couple) and they can be like a TV show, where they keep handing you new pages (“Today we are using the green pages, we aren’t using the blue pages.”)
J.K. Rowling (the original Harry Potter author) is one of the writers credited on the story on which the script is based, but the script is by Jack Thorne.
None of that will matter much to the sales. 😉
Reading a script is a different experience…I enjoy it, but not everybody will. It’s much more structured than a novel, and that can take some people out of it (you keep seeing the name of who is speaking, for example, and there may be stage directions rather than a narrative description of something).
I’m also sure some of you are wondering if Jim Dale will do an audiobook version…
Regardless, this is exciting!
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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help! By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.
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