If you want to buy the e-book version of my forthcoming book The Next Story for a good price, here’s how: Pre-order it. Zondervan has put together a rather interesting promotion for the ebook. Here’s the way it works:
- The list price for the ebook at Amazon is currently $9.99.
- For every 200 copies pre-ordered, the price will fall by $1.
- This means that if we hit 1,000 copies sold, the price will fall all the way to $4.99 – half off.
- It means that if we were to get 5,000 copies pre-ordered, the price would fall to $2.99.
When the book releases on April 1, the price will return to $9.99.
What you need to understand is that Amazon does not actually charge you for the book until the day they deliver it. So if you order it at $9.99 and between now and April 1 the price falls, you will pay the lower price, not the price you pre-ordered it at. Understand? So that’s why if you’re going to buy the book anyway, we’d like you to pre-order it. If you do so, it increases the likelihood that you’ll end up paying less than the list price.
Now, some of your are Nook or iBooks users. Unfortunately we have not been able to work out this detail on those platforms; however, along the way we will see if there is a way for us to match the price.
So…if you’re a Kindle reader and are planning on reading The Next Story, why don’t you go ahead and pre-order. Then we’ll be 1/200th of the way to reducing the price by another $1. If enough people play along, you can get the book at a great discount.
If you want to pre-order a print version of the book, please click here.