The NME box sets at the Ebooks Direct store have been selling at a promotional 50% discount for two years plus, now… but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. While I’ve been happy to hold the discount in place as long as I could — particularly with an eye to people reading the series as part of what’s been going on at Mark Reads — this deep a discount is no longer really sustainable. With the ongoing introduction of the new updated versions of the NMEs (you can see the covers above), the long-delayed price rise is imminent.
So this is just a heads up for those of you who may be interested: if you want to pick up nine Young Wizards books for $19.99 — which is sort of $2.22 per ebook — the next week-and-a-bit will be your last chance.
Here’s the deal, though. Buy now, and within days you’ll be getting the new updated versions to replace the older ones, at no extra cost.
Here’s how it works. The new, reformatted, smartened-up versions of the NMEs (more info on them and what’s different about them here) have begun going up to past purchasers in the last week. Those of you who have already acquired box sets should now have had the first update, in which the new versions of So You Want To Be A Wizard, Deep Wizardry and High Wizardry were pushed out to buyers by the store. There’ll be two more updates to the box set package — the second adding new versions of books 4, 5 and 6, and the third with books 7, 8 and 9. Once all the updated files are in the store — which will be between February 14th and 20th — the price will go up at least 20%. (And it might have to be more. I’m still crunching the numbers.) But you’ll have gotten all the books at the old price. To be in the system to be updated to the new editions, though, you need to purchase before the prices change: meaning in the next 7-10 days.
…So there you go. Let me take a moment here to thank those of you who’ve previously gone out of your way to avail yourselves of the YW NME discount in the past. I’m sorry it can’t stay in place any longer: but I wanted to give everybody who might be interested one last chance to take advantage of it. Click here to get your set at the old discounted price. (Or if you prefer, use the Shopify widget to the right to put a box set into an Ebooks Direct store shopping cart.)
Oh, and one last thing: for those of you who don’t have PayPal accounts, or don’t want PayPal handling your credit card info, or both — we’ve installed a separate credit card processor (Stripe) that means if you don’t want to work with PayPal any more, you don’t have to. Yay!
Anyway, thanks again for your business, all. 🙂