20p e-book promotion continues

20p e-book promotion continues

Amazon and Sony are continuing to offer e-books at 20p, with further titles added to their promotion.

Meanwhile the e-book of J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is being held off the top of the Kindle chart by two 20p titles this morning (27th September), with James Herbert's Ash (Macmillan) and Chris Pavone's The Expats (Faber) taking the top two positions.

Peter May's The Lewis Man (Quercus), a Scottish crime thriller, is being sold at 20p on the Sony e-Reader and Kindle stores. The book, which was released in December 2011, is the second title in May's Lewis Trilogy, following The Blackhouse. The third and final title, The Chessmen, is due for release by Quercus in January 2013.

May's book is currently at number five in the Kindle store paid-for chart, behind other 20p titles.

Another Quercus title, Alice Peterson’s Monday to Friday Man, previously spent weeks at the top of the Kindle chart selling at 20p, knocking E L James’ record-breaking Fifty Shades of Grey (Cornerstone) from the top spot.

The first of the three Fifty Shades titles is now at number 15, selling at £3.46, while Monday to Friday Man is at number 10, selling at 99p.

Sony began running the 20p promotion in July, and said that the line-up of books offered would change frequently. It added that the offer would not be time limited.