Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Art of Buying Books - Cover love edition

Hey Everyone!


So this is a branch of my first informational post, The Art of Buying Books Part 1 , in that post I covered all of the tips and tricks of amazon shopping which can be very useful in buying books and saving money.

In this edition I'm going to cover sites that allow you to get the European covers of the books you love, for as little $$$ as possible.

Keep in mind that this will be a relatively short post because to be honest there are not many places you can go to get these covers.

So, have you ever seen a cover release of a new book and you just aren't loving it? Well, If that's the case it's always good to go on Amazon.co.uk to look at all of the UK covers of your favorite books.

Here is an image of the Amazon UK Screen for the book Wings by Aprilynne Pike



So great, you want to buy it! Only prob...you have to pay the European cost which could be double what you would normally pay for the book after you convert your money, and then add the shipping cost...eek!

So where do you go to get the book you want with the price you need? Um, book depository uk of course!

If you haven't heard of the book depository, you must learn! It is a fabulous site that ships book for FREE world wide...and their prices can be as low as Amazon's. Yes, it is a book lover's heaven, especially for those of you who don't live in the USA.

So for example, I really wanted to read Hearts at Stake (cover on the right), but I really didn't like the use cover. However, I loved the euro cover (one on left) so I went to the book depository UK and bought the UK version for $9! Which was a steal with the free shipping.



So here are some other book stores that have great shipping deals and book deals:

Better World Books (Free shipping in USA, $3.97 world wide) They have some pretty awesome deals like 5 books for $15!

Thrift Books (GREAT shipping rates!)

-M.


1 comment:

Book Monster said...

Ooh these actually sound like some good links. Seriously, thanks for posting this!!