Follett continues Macmillan's 20p run

Follett continues Macmillan's 20p run

Author Ken Follett's latest book is being offered for 20p on Amazon's Kindle store after being released as a hardback just over a fortnight ago.

Winter of the World (Macmillan, 13th September), the second title in Follett's Century of Giants trilogy, has a digital list price of £11.64, but is being offered at 20p for the Kindle and on the Sony Reader Store. The hardback has an r.r.p. of £20, but is currently being sold for half of that on Amazon.

It is the latest big title to be included in the offer, which Sony initiated in July to promote its digital store.

The e-book of James Herbert's first novel for six years, Ash (Macmillan), was sold at 20p by Sony and Amazon just after its release in August, hitting the top of the Kindle charts. It is now being sold at £4.99 by Amazon and £9.59 on the Sony store.

Other books, including titles by Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst were also included in the offer, alongside books by bestsellers Jeffrey Archer and Peter James.

Sins of the Father (Macmillan), the second title in Archer's Clifton Chronicles series is currently included in the 20p offer, as was Only Time Will Tell, the first in the series.

An illustrated version of Yann Martel's Life of Pi (Canongate) is also in the promotion, alongside Scarlett Thomas' latest book Bright Young Things (Canongate), which was released in September this year.

Monday to Friday Man (Quercus) by Alice Peterson was included in the offer for several weeks, and gained media attention after knocking E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey (Cornerstone) series from the top spot.

When Sony first launched the promotion it said that the selection of titles available would change regularly, and would not be time limited.