Finds and Deals: Collections – Inspector Rebus, Dresden Files and more

ian_rankinAs someone who like to buy complete series from authors I like, I have been excited to see more and more multi-book collections by a single author being offered by traditional publishers. Some of them are available at substation discounts; others are offered as a simple, convenient way to buy all of the books in a series by an author.

Here are a few of my latest finds from Amazon:

The Complete Rebus Collection: Eighteen Books by Ian Rankin for $58.99. (This averages out to an amazing $3.33 per book!)

The Complete Navarone 4-Book Collection: The Guns of Navarone, Force Ten From Navarone, Storm Force from Navarone, Thunderbolt from Navarone features all four books for only $2.99.

You can also find The Dresden Files Collection 1-6 (The Dresden Files Box-Set) and The Dresden Files Collection 7-12: A Fragment of Life (The Dresden Files Box-Set)  for $53.99 each. (That’s an average of $1 off the usual price of each book.)

I also have seen more and more collections being offered as Daily Finds on Barnes and Noble. 🙂

The only problem I am having is finding a systematic way to search for them – at this point, it is often a matter of chance or someone else finding them and posting them first. Using the word collections has not brought good results!

How do you find your collections? Any tips to share?

(Note: All prices subject to change. They were current at time of writing this post.)

Dresden Files e-book on sale

dresdenIf you are a fan of urban fantasy, you might be interested in Amazon’s Deal of the Day today. Amazon is offering the first seven of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series for just $1.99 each. This is a great price; the books normally run much higher. The books are also on sale today at Barnes and Noble for the NOOK and at the Kobo store.

This is a delightful series if you enjoy the genre. Harry Dresden is Chicago’s only professional Wizard. I first watched TV series,  which led me to the books. Now, I always visualize Paul Blackthorne as Harry.  Personally, I find them especially delightful as I live in Northwest Indiana and am quite familiar with Chicago and the surrounding area. One of the books actually had a scene set in the city where I live!  🙂