The ALMOST 99 Cents Per Book For 15 Books Deal

 …The best laid plans…

So there’s a promotion running tomorrow that’s 15 books in the Paleoish space at 99 Cents each. Runs for 24 hours, November 25. I was asked to include my book and I accepted. I’ve previously blogged about my distaste for the “book bundle” promotions, where it’s about $40 for all the books in the bundle; i.e., it’s all or nothing.

I enthusiastically participated in this one because it’s so different. It’s a la carte. That is, you can buy any one of the books for 99 Cents, all of them for about $15, or anything in-between. That sounds like a true value deal, to me.

Anyway, there’s a glitch. My publisher emailed and said Amazon will only let him set mine as low as $1.99, and that’s with lowering our commission from 70% to 35%. So, I check with the promoter and it turns out that happened with three of the cookbooks as well, with one being $2.99 minimum. It’s attributed to file size, and I do have a significant number of images in mine.

Oh, well, so $1.99 for mine, total of about $20 instead of $15 for all of them. Still going to be about 11 books at the 99 Cents advertised. Sorry for the inconvenience. Still a decent deal, I think.

So, that’s the deal right up there. Or, click this link.

Here’s the lineup:

9 cookbooks in the event

  1. The paleo Kitchen
  2. Everyday paleo
  3. The Ancestral Table
  4. The Modern No Nonsense Guide to paleo
  5. Beyond Bacon
  6. The Everything Weeknight paleo Cookbook
  7. Gather, the Art of paleo Entertaining
  8. The paleo Sweet Tooth
  9. Decadent paleo Desserts

6 reading books in the event

  1. The Primal Blueprint
  2. The paleo Girl
  3. The paleo Solution
  4. Sexy by Nature
  5. Free the Animal
  6. The paleo Manifesto

And, hey, if none of them are for you, that’s the way it is. And remember, if you have in the past liked some of what I do at FTA, or ultimately want to support my continuing work at no cost to you, it’s as easy as Hitting My Amazon Link when you shop, or calling up My Amazon Store, which I endeavor to update now & then.

In the meantime, happy reading and cooking.

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UPDATE: OK, my book and one other in the mix have not had their prices lowered by Amazon yet, nearly 24 hours since settings were changed. They’ve been replaced by standbys for now, until the price changes. To make up for that, I’ll be leaving mine at $1.99 (once it finally changes) through the weekend instead of just 1 day. Subsequent to that, we’ll be lowering the price from its normal $7.95 to $3.99 permanently. Sorry for the poor execution.

Not trying to undercut the promotion, part of which is to raise all of out books in the bestseller list on Amazon, but until that price goes down to $1.99, my publisher has changed it to 99 Cents on their own sales page (all formats available). Again, sorry for screwing the pooch on execution here.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Kari on November 25, 2014 at 05:51

    It’s not there 🙁

    • Richard Nikoley on November 25, 2014 at 06:58

      Yea, I know. Amazon is difficult to deal with as it apparently takes some random amount of time, up to 24 hours, to actually have a price change reflected. Should have had my publisher just makes the changes a few days ago.

      At any rate, soon as the price gets reflected to $1.99, my book will be in the deal. I’m also having my publisher set the price on their own sales page to 99 cents. Moreover, both will run through the weekend at that price to make up for the fuckup.


    • Kari on November 25, 2014 at 13:26

      Good 🙂 I’ll grab it then, thanks.

  2. Sharyn on November 25, 2014 at 10:26

    Thanks for the 99c deal. Yours was the only book in the Buck books line up I was after anyway.

    • Sharyn on November 25, 2014 at 10:40

      That sounded a bit wanky. What I mean to say is, I don’t need another paleo cookbook. I don’t need another anything cookbook. Although I did find it necessary to buy ‘Eat like you give a fuck’ even though it’s vegan. Just had to have that fucker on the shelf.

    • Richard Nikoley on November 25, 2014 at 10:50

      Here’s my 3 favorite of those cookbooks:

      Ancestral Table
      Beyond Bacon

      Gather is particularly cool. It’s all about doing really high end “paleo” for all the traditional holiday gatherings. Absolute steal at 3 bucks. It (and beyond bacon) are two of the ones I kept when I carted dozens of books off to the used bookstore (I’m on the publishers’ list—at least I used to be—and got everything).

  3. doGnuts on November 25, 2014 at 13:48

    How much did Art Devany used to sell videos of his seminar for? Was is it nearly a hundred bucks? I can’t recall exactly but it was more than 99 cents.

    To me this just shows how far “Paleo” has come in such a short time. The volume of literature on this stuff has grown at such a rate that prices have plummeted.

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