Ebook price wars start anew in the U.K. When are super-low prices coming to the U.S.?

Gigaom

It’s been a week of book price wars: FIrst, Overstock (s OSTK) promised to sell new hardcovers cheaper than Amazon — and Amazon quickly matched Overstock’s prices. Across the Atlantic, consumers are getting even better deals on new ebooks: Barnes & Noble’s Nook (s BKS) is running a “Hot Summer Deals” promotion that sells some new titles for just £0.99 (USD $1.51). And Amazon U.K. is matching those prices, too.

Nook U.K.’s promotion includes 114 titles, ranging in price from £0.30 to £9.99. Thirty-three of the ebooks are £0.99, including Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic, Lionel Shriver’s Big Brother and David Baldacci’s The Hit. Amazon is matching Kindle prices on most of those but, as The Bookseller notes, not all of them.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen super-low prices on new ebooks in the U.K.: Sony (s SNE) ran a promotion for…

View original post 110 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s