Haven’t listed any book-related sales in a while — come on, like anyone actually reading this book blog needs more books anyway — but here are a couple in honor of that greatest of American mass consumption holidays, Black Friday:
Lulu.com: The print-on-demand publisher typically has 20% off coupon codes that you can Google pretty much any time you want to buy something from Lulu (serious — don’t ever pay full price at Lulu). But Lulu is now offering a 30% discount from now through November 27: just use discount code DELIRITAS. (That code will also get you 51% off a calendar at Lulu, but I can’t imagine buying anything but a book from them).
Wildside Press: They have a couple very cool specials. First, if you order at least $10 from them (in eBooks, physical book, whatever), you are eligible to receive five randomly selected books from them, you only pay a penny plus shipping. That’s an awesome deal. I did a similar deal with them a few years ago and got two randomly selected books (Arthur O. Friel’s AMAZON NIGHTS collection and J. Allan Dunn’s THE GOLDEN DOLPHIN AND OTHER PIRATE TALES FROM THE PULPS). Just click here for that deal. The second deal is a four-issue e-subscription to Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine for just $3.99. Click here for that deal.
have fun reading!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any coupons or discount codes, but here are some I just received from Wildside Books. As always, they have a lot of new fiction available, including many reprints of classic works. Personally, I’m interested in several of their new ebook megapacks, which are a steal at $0.99 each.
Special Offer #1 – EBOOKS
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Get The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack free with any order. (Or save 99 cents on anything priced $2.00 or more.) Use coupon code FREEMEGAPACK for your discount. (This installment in the series is the best yet, with 5 Hugo and Nebula winners and nominees. Contributors include Allen Steele, Gardner Dozois, Avram Davidson, and many more.)
Special Offer #2 – PAPER BOOKS
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Save $5 off $25 – use coupon code BOOKME
Save $12 off $50 – use coupon code BOOKME2
Save $30 off $100 – use coupon code BOOKME3
Special Offer #3 – Magazines, Books, AND Ebooks
With any print or ebook purchase over $10, we’ll give you a FREE 2-issue trial subscription to Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine (ebook – you must specify Kindle or Epub format). Your subscription will start with the current issue — #7. (#8 is about 2-3 weeks away.) There is no coupon for this offer, and you can combine it with the other coupons. Just write “FREE SHMM SUBSCRIPTION” (and specify Kindle or Epub editions) in the comments field. If you don’t specify, you’ll get Epub. As long as your order is $10 or more, we’ll send you the SHMM e-magazines. NOTE: This offer is for new subscribers only.
Wildside Press is having a sale and has just released some new ebooks. How can you go wrong with any announcement that begins “April is Tentacle Month at Wildside Press!”??? They have a number of “megapacks,” which are big ebook collections of previously published stories collected and sold for $0.99, each organized by topic or genre, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, pulp thrillers, etc. Wildside has a new one called the Cthulhu Mythos Megapack. It has a selection of Lovecraft’s key works along with some great stories by Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, T.E.D. Klein, and many others. Wildside also has two new Cthulhu Mythos collections by Brian Stableford (how amazingly prolific is he!) for the incredibly steep price of $2.99 each. Those are also available as physical books.
Here are the coupon codes:
GET A FREE MEGAPACK with any ebook purchase of $2.95 or more! Enter coupon code MEGAPACK at checkout on the ebook site and you’ll get the megapack you select free.
Save 20% on your next paper book purchase from Wildside’s print book web site, with this coupon. Enter the code WILDSIDE20 at checkout. No minimum purchase. But it’s only good at their book web site.
Lots of great, low-cost reading!
Night Shade Books is having their more or less annual huge 50% off sale, with all current and planned books eligible. If you’re a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and horror — as I am — you owe it to yourself to check out their catalogue. The only catch is that you have to order at least four books to qualify. They are also offering lifetime subscriptions, which they haven’t opened up to new customers in years. The sale lasts from now through April 19. Here’s the page that specifically talks about their sale. I’ve ordered from these guys previously and can vouch for their service and quality. Just take a look at their catalogue: Iain M. Banks, Glen Cook, David Drake, the Foglios, William Hope Hodgson, Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, and many, many more!
I wanted to alert you all to a fabulous new sale at Clarkesworld Books. The store closed years ago, but they still hold a good amount of inventory and periodically offer great sales to clear some space. It’s run by Neil Clarke, who also Clarkesworld Magazine (semi-pro-zine of SFF) and Wyrm Publishing (a small press), and I’ve done business with them in the past, so I can vouch for their service. Sadly, my book budget is currently operating on fumes, so I probably won’t be able to take advantage of this sale, but I wanted to pass it along so others could. I would urge you to particularly take a look at all the autographed copies they have available for excellent prices.
The sale only lasts until November 19.
EBOOKS: Save 30% on your next ebook order! Use coupon code EBOOKLUV at http://www.wildsidepress.com
PRINT BOOKS: Save 20% on your entire order! Use coupon code GOWILDSIDE at http://www.wildsidebooks.com
MAGAZINES: Save 15% on your entire magazine order! Use coupon code GOWILDSIDE at http://www.wildsidemagazines.com
Lulu.com has a 25% off your entire order (save up to $100) today through May 31, 2011. Just use the code CYBERMAY305 at check-out.
And if you’re looking for something to purchase at Lulu, and you’re an old school Dungeons and Dragons gamer, may I suggest the megadungeon (adventure setting) Stonehell Dungeon or the excellent Fight On! magazines or any of the D&D products by John Stater?
(Please note: I have no affiliation with any of these products, I’m just a fan of all of them.)