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Social CommerceKindle has decided to turn to the daily deal approach when reviving aged book titles. Their latest attempt involved the e-book Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane. The book, which was originally published in 1998, sold around 20 copies last Sunday – but when Kindle posted a flash sales discount on – the book  sold 13,071 copies in 24 hours.

The book had been designated a Kindle Daily Deal on, and hundreds of thousands of readers received an email notifying them of a 24-hour price cut, from $6.99 to $1.99. The quick bargain instantly grabbed the attention of thousands of bookworms.

Flash sales is a concept made popular by the designer fashion site Flash Sales is used by both buyers and sellers as the easiest way to get rid of  stocks. Flash sales are a time-limited offer of high discounts. The system is a win-win for both retailers and consumers: retailers can build brand loyalty and at the same time, well, sell surplus stock within a short span of time.

“It’s the Groupon of books,” said Dominique Raccah, publisher of Sourcebooks.“For the consumer, it’s new; it’s interesting. It’s a deal, and there isn’t much risk.”

Source: Dispatch

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