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


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…

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