Bookmark This: Online E-Book Price Check



OK, fans of e-books. How many times have you wanted to purchase a digital title but weren’t sure you were getting the best deal? Obviously, the content format plays a part in your decision making process, but the price might have something to do with it too. That’s where comes into play. On the site, you search for content by author, title or ISBN. It returns results from Amazon,, Powell’s, ereadable and Diesel, showing you the price and format availability. According to TeleRead, the site will be adding results from A1Books, Fictionwise and BooksOnBoard in the future.

The timing is perfect for me. Today’s the day when I finally return the Kindle to James and it’s also the day I ordered a Kindle 2 from Amazon (s AMZN), which should be here tomorrow. That sync technology kept whispering sweet nothings to me. Don’t worry eReader: there’s still a place in my heart (and on my phone) for books you sold me. :)



Thanks for the mention – I’ve just added support for Fictionwise, btw.

Scotty, you’re absolutely right about the delay in your search and knowing when the search has finished – the problem is that many sites, like Amazon for example, throttle how many searches you can run against their site, so it’s not possible to estimate in advance how long a particular search will take. And if you’re in the queue behind someone who’s decided to search on “the bible” (which is what is currently holding things up), it takes a long long time.

I’m going to work on improving this. In the meantime, if you run a search on a book that’s already in our db, you’ll get an immediate response.



So far I’m not impressed. I asked it to price “Use of Weapons” and it had nothing but said it would go run some queries, please check back later. Well nearly 24 hours later and I guess it still hasn’t run any queries…


that is quite a price difference on that particular title, though i do realise you have to factor the price of the kindle into the equation.. this is coming from a happy kindle 2 geek.

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