Saturday, August 4, 2012

New York Times Best Seller List as of the week ending August 4th, 2012

Again, please allow me to express how disappointed I am about the INCREASE IN EBOOK PRICES for the 'Fall' 2012 New Releases that are coming out. Some New Releases that are coming out NOW 'ARE' already at the $14.99 price point. I wrote about this last week in detail at this LINK:
It's a shame. WHEN WILL THE PRICE INCREASES IN EBOOKS STOP? WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? When and HOW do we determine the difference between the two's worth?
The (now) regular priced books at $12.99 will THEN BE $14.99. There are books, such as J K Rowling's new book for the Adult Fiction genre that will be $19.99. WHERE do we DRAW THE LINE in pricing for electronic files?
Where do we, personally, draw the line as to what WE will pay for ebooks? I do not believe ANYONE has the answers to this PROBLEM, in MY opinion. I know I will NOT pay $14.99 for an electronic file. Point blank. IF I were to do that, I would be VERY desperate given my situation, being disabled and unable to drive to a bookstore (the ONLY 'chain' bookstore available to me within 1/2 an hours drive! That is an entire 'other issue'! I know! I am NOT an easy person to please, I guess! BUT, I WANT the 'little guy' back! The little guy bookstores! THEY are the GEMS!!!) 

I am NOT saying the Author's work is not worth money, I am saying that SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IS BECOMING "GREEDY" with money! IF ebooks were worth $9.99 when they originally came out, then tell me what the reason is for the HUGE and CONTINUOUS INCREASE "EVERY" BIG NEW RELEASE TIME for ebooks???
I WILL continue to be sticking with Independent Authors, as well! I will continue to be MORE than happy to support them as I always have been, as they are our 'budding authors, the jewels in the rough'! MANY of them have gone on to the big publishing houses! KOODLES TO YOU ALL! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! 
Which brings me to an announcement! Our Colleen Hoover, who wrote "Slammed" and "Point of Retreat" has had Simon and Schuster BUY these 2 books from her!!! CONGRATULATIONS, COLLEEN! Have you read these books? Oh my GOSH!!! YOU HAVE TO!!!! As a matter of fact, I will list them for you down below with the LINK built right into the name of the book because you NEED to read them! Just click on the name of the book, and it will take you right 'to' the book on Amazon! The story is a love story you will NEVER forget! Get them NOW before the price SOARS! Just click on the name of the book! Make SURE you have a day to read each book because it will ONLY take you ONE day! You will literally FLY through these books because you will NOT be able to put them down, even FOR the necessities of life! Wow! I will be doing my review on these 2 books this upcoming week! Wow! They are DIVINE! What a LOVE STORY! Wow! The stories ARE breathless! It's no wonder a big publishing house bought them!
Slammed (Volume 1) by Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat (Volume 2) by Colleen Hoover

Okay! Here we go! This week's books!

Combined Print and Ebook - Fiction

1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $9.57
Ebook:       $9.99


2. Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, Book 2) by E L James
Print Book: $9.57
Ebook:       $9.99


3. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book:  $9.57
Ebook:        $9.99


4. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn - This book is being made into a movie! Books to film! I am still dying to read this one!
Print Book: $13.94
Ebook:       $12.99


5. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
Print Book: $14.97
Ebook:       $12.99


6. Friends Forever (Limited Edition): A Novel by Danielle Steel This cloth-bound special edition of Danielle Steel’s Friends Forever is enhanced with gold leaf, comes with a special slip case, and is signed by the author.

WHAT??????????? (Cough, cough, cough!)

Print Book: $127.63   YES! YOU 'ARE' SEEING THE CORRECT PRICE! Look above. It is a SPECIAL BOOK. 
Ebook: $13.99
I guess IF we want to read this book, we are FORCED to read the ebook! YOUR choice!
This book is a Pre-Order due out August 21st, and will be automatically delivered to your Kindle on that date at midnight.


7. Black List: A Thriller by Brad Thor
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Print Book: $16.79
Ebook:       $14.99
See! Here we go with the PRICE INCREASE in ebooks!

8. Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day
Print Book: $9.00
Ebook:       $7.99


9. Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story by Lee Child - this is a Kindle Single  (Kindle Singles-Each Kindle Single presents a compelling idea--well researched, well argued, and well illustrated--expressed at its natural length.)  of only 58 pages. It is ONLY available as an ebook.
Ebook: $1.99


10. Broken Harbor: A Novel by Tana French
Print Book: $16.77
Ebook:       $14.99


11. The Fallen Angel: A Novel by Daniel Silva
Print Book: $15.97
Ebook:       $12.99


12. I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Print Book: $17.97
Ebook:       $12.99


13. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Print Book: $11.99
Ebook:       $ 2.99


14. Judgment Call: A Brady Novel of Suspense (Joanna Brady Mysteries) by J A Jance
Print Book: $16.08
Ebook:       $12.99


15. Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness
Print Book: $16.96
Ebook:       $12.99


There we have it! Grab a book today and ENJOY! I am!
Till next week, Happy Reading!


  1. What a fascinating post! Thanks so much for letting us know the cost of each book in print and the ebook version. Can't believe the one for over $100. WOW! I think $14.00 is a lot for an ebook! Very helpful post.


  2. My ebook 'Punk Smith' is just $2.99. That's well below the prices on the list. And yes, this is a shameless attempt at self-promotion.


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