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Initial post: Jan 15, 2013 9:14:14 PM PST
I just ordered "The Rebels" by John Jakes for my Kindle and paid $9.49. The paperback edition is listed for $9.99. However, when I visited John Jakes' homepage, I can order the book for $7.99! What's up, Amazon???

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 9:20:37 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
in kindle format?

maybe he's offering a discount to fans?

anyway, I believe there's a tell us about a lower price link below the Product details - click that and then wait - often Amazon will match the lower price (that may just be for a B&N book, though)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 9:23:43 PM PST
JES says:
You do realize that with shipping the total cost of the book won't be $7.99 right?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 9:26:32 PM PST
Artist says:
If it's been 7 days or less, return the book for a refund and buy the one for $7.99, if it's in Kindle format.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 9:36:29 PM PST
The paperback from Signet is $7.99. The e-book from Open Road has a link to the various resellers including Amazon where the price is $9.49.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 9:37:37 PM PST
Out of curiosity I looked it up. If one actually tries to buy the ebook through the website, one is simply directed to various book sellers
Amazon 9.49
Apple 9.99
B&N 10.49
Google 9.99
Kobo 10.09
Sony 11.99

Looks like the 7.99 is an old price on the author's page that has never been updated.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 9:47:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013 9:48:58 PM PST
I did that, too. The $7.99 ISBN is the Signet paperback but I don't see a hot link to actually buy that anyway. That isn't to say it's not there, just that I couldn't find it.

ETC

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:18:23 PM PST
I used to think it was the publisher/author who set prices. Now I know it is The Magic Price Fairy.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 11:21:10 PM PST
That $7.99 is for an older edition mass paperback that is no longer in print. The current mass market is $9.99.
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