Labor Day Book Sale (Not Mine)…and Other Stuff
Folks, Saturday was one of those days around Chez Caffrey.
Why? Well, Saturday was the day my car decided to stop running. And this looks to be a major repair, something I had not been expecting as I bought the car in late 2011 used with just under 40K miles on it from a reputable local auto dealer, am now up to 67K miles or thereabouts, and it was under warranty for the first 60K miles.
So my car is a piddly seven thousand miles over the extended warranty. And it’s now facing a major repair, cost as yet unknown as it’s a holiday weekend and there’s no way I can get an estimate until the garage I frequent opens on Tuesday morning.
This was obviously not in my plans, to put it mildly.
And because of this unexpected, unanticipated problem, the review I’d hoped to write over at Shiny Book Review (SBR for short) had to be postponed yet again. (Now I hope to write something next Wednesday evening, as that’s the best available day for me to write a book review next week.)
Anyway, I’d much rather talk about books — and most particularly, sales on those same books — than car repairs any day. So let’s get to it!
Writer Amanda S. Green has listed a number of writers — quite a healthy number, in fact — who have priced their novels, novellas, and stories at $2.99 or less for the entirety of Labor Day weekend. This is called the Labor Day Weekend Promotional Sale (or as I put it, the 2014 Labor Day book sale, for short), and features many authors whose work I’ve either reviewed over at SBR or who I’ve known for years, one way or another, including:
- Sarah A. Hoyt
- Kate Paulk
- Jason Cordova
- Stephanie Osborn
- David Burkhead
- Cedar Sanderson
- Cyn Bagley
- Mackey Chandler
- Dave Freer…
And, of course, Ms. Green herself (among many, many others — way too many to list).**
Now, just in case you’re wondering what kinds of stories are available, here’s just a few of the categories available:
- Urban Fantasy (what, you thought I was going to list anything else in the first position, being an urban fantasist myself? For shame.)
- Romance of all sorts (including paranormal)
- Alternate History
- hard SF
- military SF
- fantasy (dark and bright)
. . . and much, much more!
And did I mention that all of these stories are available for $2.99 or less? (Yes? Well, I’m excited about that, so it’s not surprising.)
Please go and check out Amanda Green’s page listing all of the books taking part in the 2014 Labor Day book sale. Because who knows? You may just find yourself a new, favorite author, all because of your love of cheap books. (Who said being cheap can’t pay off?)
** I like book sales, whether I’m a part of them or not. Hope you do, too!