Amazon offers ebooks at knockdown prices Users can save up to 75% on the price of an ebook

26 August 2011

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Online retailing giant Amazon has started offering customers cut-price e-books, as part of its Daily Deals package.

Under the new Kindle Daily Deal, which went live yesterday, one e-book will be sold at a specially-discounted price for one day only.

Yesterday, the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate Dicamillo, went on deal.

Consumers could buy the ebook for $1.39, saving 75% on the Amazon price.

Today, Laurie Fabiano’s Elizabeth Street went on the Kindle Deal for $1.99. It usually retails on the site for $7.99 (another 75% saving).

Deals go live each day at 12.00 Pacific time and run for 24 hours, Amazon said. Consumers can access these via Twitter, Facebook and the Kindle Daily Post.

The Kindle Daily Deal is part of Amazon’s series of daily deals on digital content, which feature cut-price MP3 albums and free Android apps. The deals are promoted through Amazon's social media channels.

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