The eBook deal of the day today for the Amazon Kindle is Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell for only $1.99 (that’s down 80% from the list price of $9.99).
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Saturday, December 15, 2012, until 11:59PM PST.
If you’d like to own a physical copy of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, the book is also available in paperback for only $9.99 and is part of Amazonâ€™s 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase four select items for the price of three (see the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page). There’s also the trade paperback for $10.85 if you prefer.
Susanna Clarkeâ€™s magical novel is an epic tale of nineteenth-century England and two magicians who emerge to change its history. In the year 1806, in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England–until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes a celebrity overnight. Another practising magician emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrellâ€™s pupil and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic and soon he risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything else he holds dear.
Giving Kindle Books as Gifts
— You can gift Kindle books and set your gift to be delivered whenever you want to anyone with an email address. On the Product Page (on the top right side), click the button that reads “Give as a Gift.” From there you enter the recipient’s email address and note the date you’d like your gift to be delivered via email, and also include a personalized message. There’s also the option to have the gift emailed right to you that you can forward the gift email to the recipient yourself or print it out and personally deliver it to the recipient.
— You donâ€™t actually need a Kindle device to read these ebooks. Books can be read on a Kindle or one of Amazonâ€™s free reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7.