In Cleopatra: A Life, Pulitzer Prize-winner Stacy Schiff takes on one of  history’s biggest stars: a woman who knew fame and fortune two thousand years before 24/7 celebrity gossip and tabloid culture made their debut.


In this epic book, Schiff recounts the notorious pharaoh’s short but impressive life. You likely know the broad strokes—ambition, murder, betrayal—but after reading this account, you’ll see Cleopatra in a new light. Her ambition may have led to her downfall, but it certainly makes for a page-turner of a story.

NOOK owners: go to shop, and search “Stacy Schiff” to download her books.

by ZAY on ‎02-28-2011 09:22 AM

Definitely one I will consider reading!  Thanks for the suggestion...great week to all!

by Aelfgifu on ‎02-28-2011 09:40 AM

I don't see why it needs to be so expensive. You'd think that when they chose to advertise the book, they should have offered a limited time sale price or something. I'd like to read it, but I'm not paying $12.99 for an ebook.

by AllyBlue on ‎02-28-2011 09:52 AM

Sounds like a great read. I am ready to buy it!  I am not sure why folks think that the prices of ebooks are WAY too much?  The authors deserve to get paid for their work.  And in most cases the hardback in store is still more.  So why all the fuss?  $12.99 ebook or $24.99 hardback?  It is a bargain! And you don't have to find space on a shelf. 

by BostonProWriter on ‎02-28-2011 09:53 AM

Maybe they're just bringing good titles to our attention. You could also pay the extra $3 and lug around the hardcover.

by knightslady54 on ‎02-28-2011 09:59 AM

I haven't even charged my nook in about three months, I won't pay those prices, I buy books from BMC2, all books $10 plus shipping, don't mind lugging around a hard cover when I'm saving $$$.....anyone want to buy a barely used Nook??????

by chearne711 on ‎02-28-2011 12:03 PM

Considering you can use your 10% member's discount (plus any other discounts/coupons available at the time) on hardbacks, and NOT on ebooks... Sometimes hardbacks are cheaper than the ebook. I borrow ebooks from my library because they are FREE, but it is still sad that I can't keep them. I remember when the first nook came out... brand-new ebooks were at most $9-10... Those were the good ol' days.

by sammysam on ‎02-28-2011 12:40 PM

It does seem sad to complain but I agree about not being able to pay the higher price. I pay the price for paperbacks because it is the same price I would pay in the store. If it is a hardback and a higher price I will just have to get it from the library. The price of a hardback is less than retail but I never bought retail either.

by ICUinICU on ‎02-28-2011 02:43 PM

For those of us who live in the middle of nowhere, a two hour drive from the nearest bookstore of any type, I'm grateful to have the option of a Nook and ebooks.  I'd rather "virtually" browse the previews and buy an ebook than have to plan a 100 mile trip, only to find the book I want's not in stock or I can't find anything I like. With gas going up, it still costs me more to buy a real book.  I love my Nook! 

by ShaShe56 on ‎02-28-2011 08:19 PM

I know when the Nooks first came out the BIGGEST draw was that they promised Most Books $9.99 and Under. Well I believe they didn't realize how the ereaders would take off and now everyone wants to capitalize on it and they will charge as much as they can if people buy them anyway. I LOVE my Nook and I usually find lots of great buys in the bargain area and I download as many freebies as I can. I can't afford to pay full price for the books that I enjoy reading so I wait till the price drops and then I get them. Maybe if B&N get lots of complaints they will drop the prices of the ebooks. I mean there is no paper to buy and no bounding to be done and none of the other things like a paper copy takes to get out to the masses so I don't understand why they have to be so much money! Oh well,... the way of the world I guess!

by debicga ‎03-01-2011 08:42 AM - edited ‎03-01-2011 08:44 AM

I'm miffed since yesterday the book was for $2.99 but since it wasn't actually released I couldn't get a sample. I have found even for $2.99 I don't want to spend the money until I have read the sample.  The original post actually said it was $2.99 for a limited time....who knew it would be for only one day :smileysad: I see that this part of the message has been deleted.  I have downloaded the sample and if I like it I will put this book on my wish list for the time it drops to under $10.


OK I am an wasn't this book but the Borgias book which is now available for sample and still available for $2.99.....I can't even blame it on my hair color:smileyhappy:

by debe60 on ‎03-01-2011 05:58 PM

I have also just about had it with my nook!  Don't get me wrong, I love it.  But I bought it for the convenience and the lower prices on the latest books out.  But now they are getting too high and I can't afford them.  I had decided I was going to treat myself and buy two books I wanted for $9.99 each when I got paid at the end of February.  When I went to buy them, they increased the price to $12.99 each.  So I will not be buying them.  I have also e-mailed customer service and asked them to consider giving the same discounts on e-books as they do on the others.  They did respond to me, but just said they would pass my suggestion on.  I will be buying the two books I want from Kobo because they have discount promo codes all the time.  Any where from 10% to 30% off.  I sure hope some of our complaints will be taken to heart!!  I would really prefer to buy my books from B&N.