“Bad Science” is £2.49 on Kindle for the next week

November 4th, 2011 by Ben Goldacre in bad science | 14 Comments »

Briefly: I thought this was a pricing error, but it turns out it’s deliberate, so… My book is £2.49 on Kindle for the next week or so. When it’s this cheap you might as well use it to test the Kindle app on your phone (I’m a massive Kindle dork, it helps me get more data in and out of my brain: nerdy hack tips and fantasy features here). Oh, and a free chapter from the book is here as a PDF.

Lastly, if you want to come and see a show with me, Brian Cox, Tim Minchin, Robin Ince and Simon Singh this Christmas then ticket details are at robinince.com/

They’re a bit like this:

Cheers!


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14 Responses



  1. daven said,

    November 5, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I’ve already got the paper book, but bought the Kindle one now, to show to others without having to carry the paper around.

  2. dolfinack said,

    November 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Consider it snapped up. Hope you aren’t getting screwed on the price when they drop it like that unexpectedly! How does that work exactly??

  3. Quackonomics said,

    November 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Is there an audio-book version of the book. Audible carries it but i cant access from Canada for some reason. Also will it be the same for “The Drug Pushers”
    Chrs

  4. Popup said,

    November 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Just out of curiosity – How much of that goes to you?

  5. locka99 said,

    November 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Doesn’t it worry you that Amazon can slash the price of your book down to practically nothing just because they feel like it?

    At least with a physical book you’d be reasonably assured of your revenue and minimum sale price because there would be an RRP and wholesale price to constraint what Amazon could flog stuff for.

  6. beeflin said,

    November 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

    GREAT book. Sorry I didn’t feel able to pay more, but at least I’m telling people about it.

  7. cellocgw said,

    November 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Hmph… still $9.99 @ barnes&noble? Forget Kindle: If it ain’t epub, it ain’t a real ebook.

  8. jobrag said,

    November 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Sod it I paid full price 6 weeks ago!

  9. skepticat said,

    December 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Got a kindle for xmas – and have just bought Bad Science for it for a total of £1.99! :-)

    Quackonomics said,

    “Is there an audio-book version of the book?”

    Yes, it’s on itunes. Unfortunately the narrator is an actor who forgets he’s just supposed to be reading a book and sounds like he’s starring in a children’s pantomime, overacting every word. I found it a bit distracting.

  10. jazzytrumpetguy said,

    December 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I was gutted when I missed this, so I’m pleased to report that Bad Science is currently £1.99 on Amazon! (although I hope that this doesn’t mean Ben gets short-changed)

    ‘The Epigenetics Revolution’ is also currently £0.99 – not half as funny (from my brief foray into it), but definitely looks interesting.

    Both knock the post-Christmas telly into a cocked hat!

  11. wwwkan123 said,

    January 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

    At least with a physical book you’d be reasonably assured of your revenue and minimum sale price because there would be an RRP and wholesale price to constraint what Amazon could flog stuff for.

  12. Iain said,

    February 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    27th Jan 2012, the Kindle edition was available on Amazon.fr for 99p, one day only (English Language Edition). Bought it on spec and am absolutely delighted by the purchase. Sorry you’re only getting 3/8 of b*****all at that price, but I will be buying the next book and am so glad to find that my cynicism about the media’s handling of science issues is shared by so many others………

  13. sammy said,

    July 16, 2012 at 4:36 am

    :)

  14. harithazam said,

    February 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    i enjoyed bad science really told me everything about these evil corporations that are designed to rob you of your money especially the companies who try to sell different kinds of facial creams which all do exactly the same thing. And people would say anything nowadays about having a PhD from a non accredited college…shame on you