By Brittany Hazelwood
Today Amazon has launched its Kindle Daily Deal, which will put one e-book title on sale each day at midnight PST and will run for 24 hours. Kindle users can check out daily picks by visiting the Kindle Daily Deal webpage and the Kindle Daily Post or visiting the Kindle Twitter and Facebook accounts (the Facebook post announcing the Kindle Daily Deal garnered 299 likes and 61 responses within two hours).
The first title on offer is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Newbery Award-winning author Kate Dicamillo priced at an enticing $1.39 (75% off its original price of $5.59).
The Kindle Daily Deal dedicated webpage is a no-frills affair. Visitors are met with a brief description of the book and the slashed price of the day (including savings percentage). Underneath the description box is a countdown clock reminiscent of Groupon and Living Social’s time-sensitive fares.