Recently Amazon introduced Kindle Daily Deal. Every day one Kindle book is offered at a discounted price. For new deals you can check the official page, follow Amazon Kindle on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to Kindle Daily Post.
The only disadvantage is that you won’t get updates exclusively for Kindle Daily Deal.
After reading a great tip by Chris Walters from Booksprung, I played with some RSS tools, but eventually decided to set up a special feed at Ebook Friendly with books featured at Kindle Daily Deal. The big benefit is that you can get free updates powered by Feedburner – either by RSS or e-mail.
We create posts manually, shortly after the new book appears at the official page, that is around 12 AM, Pacific time. In every update you’ll get the information about the list price (yesterday’s price), the discount in dollars, how much you save (%), and the today’s discounted price. What’s important, you can also read the book’s description in your feed.
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So far the savings ranged from 57% to as much as 88% – check the Kindle Daily Deals archive here. Among the featured books there were Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. Some of the discounted books are not available outside US. I’ve also noticed that two or three times there was a difference between the price of the book on the official Kindle Daily Deal page and the price displayed on the book’s page. Luckily the latter one was lower.
To make it even easier to keep up with new deals, I’ve also set up a short and memorable link amzn.to/kindeal. If you’re on Twitter, you may also follow a special tag – #kindeal.
There is one more benefit of subscribing to the Kindle Daily Deal feed. Ebook Friendly’s site is adjusted to small screens of mobile devices. If you get an update, want to buy a book, but don’t have access to a larger device, you can easily buy the book, even from a smartphone.
Check below how Kindle Daily Deal looks in a Google Reader.
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Check an analysis of books featured at Kindle Daily Deal so far.
Average price is $1.75, average discount – 78%. Most importantly international Kindle users don’t pay an international fee, so if the KDD book costs $0.99 they pay $0.99 and not a penny more.
Full report: http://ebookfriendly.com/2011/10/13/kindle-daily-deal-facts-figures/