Kindle Version of 'The Spark' Just $1.99 for a Short Time


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6/9/2011 2:22 PM   :  61 comments   :  13,312 Views

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If you've been waiting to buy a copy of SparkPeople founder Chris Downie's best-selling book, "The Spark," now is the time to do it!

As part of a special promotion on Amazon, the Kindle version of "The Spark" is available for just $1.99. The discount was a bit of surprise to us (we just found out!), but we wanted to be sure to quickly share it with our members. The low price is in place for just a short time (until next Wednesday), and it is good on the hardcover edition.

This special low price is part of Amazon's "Sunshine Deals" program, which discounts popular books--including "The Spark"! Currently, we're #7 on that list. Can I get a WooHoo!?

The Kindle version has everything the original hardcover version did:
  • Our first-ever "secrets of success" survey: the best habits of SparkPeople’s most successful members

  • A 28-day program that brings together the most effective practices from SparkPeople into an innovative 4-stage plan, available only in this book

  • Dozens of photos—including stunning before-and-after shots and easy-to-follow exercise images

  • Dozens of success stories that show the power of this transformational program

  • Plus you'll get SparkPoints just for buying the book!
Buy your Kindle copy of "The Spark" today, for only $1.99. This offer ends next Wednesday, June 15.

Do you have a Kindle or another electronic reader? UPDATE: Members tell us "The Spark" is $1.99 on the Nook and other electronic readers, too.

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  • 61
    I just purchased my e-copy today and it's still $1.99 at Amazon!!!! Can't wait to get started. - 7/18/2011   1:45:34 PM
    Just got my Kindle copy for $1.99. Can't wait to start reading and get inspired. - 7/15/2011   12:23:20 PM
  • GIGGLE71
    So happy that it's still on sale... it's July now. I bought the physical copy of the book recently, and can now have a digital copy on the kindle app on both my ipod touch and MacBook for those days (there are many) when I forget to bring the book on my commute. - 7/6/2011   2:23:36 PM
  • 58
    Well it's still on sale for us slow pokes!!! I just got mine for the Android Kindle!!! Thanks Spark People! - 7/6/2011   6:56:12 AM
    It is $1.99 on the NOOK. WOOO HOOOH!!! - 7/6/2011   6:33:02 AM
    I down loaded it on my NOOK COLOR!!! It's awesome!!!!
    Thanks Spark People!!! Now to get the points some how. - 7/6/2011   6:29:49 AM
    Cool! Just went and got my Kindle copy for $1.99 - 6/23/2011   12:14:39 PM
  • 54
    Yay--still on sale this morning--June 18th! - 6/18/2011   7:14:52 AM
  • 53
    Love my Kindle! Got my copy and cant' wait to start reading it later! And I love that I can bookmark and highlight things I want to remember and write notes and look those over later! I think you can download it to your PC or your Smartphone if you don't have a Kindle. They also have a Kindle app for Ipad. - 6/15/2011   9:09:13 AM
  • 52
    Those of you having trouble getting your SparkPoints for the book or digital version: Go to the back of the book and look through the Appendices. There are special instructions in one of the last ones. Hope you find 'em! - 6/15/2011   12:58:22 AM
  • 51
    I don't have a nook or kindle or anything, just a PC computer. Is it possible to download to that to read it instead? - 6/15/2011   12:44:44 AM
  • 50
    I just got my Kindle version! Thanks, SP!!!! - 6/14/2011   11:52:13 PM
  • 49
    OK, got it on my iPod Touch, now how do I get my 500 points? I also bought the paperback from Powell's and couldn't figure out how to get the points 8-(. - 6/14/2011   11:08:05 PM
  • 48
    Jeez! I'm so glad I saw this - I bought it immediately. - 6/14/2011   10:05:57 PM
  • 47
    Woohoo just bought it for my kindle phone as well.. - 6/13/2011   6:42:09 AM
  • 46
    I recently ordered a hard copy of "The Spark" from Amazon, and then when I saw I could download it on my Kindle for $1.99, I did that too. I'm very pleased to have it available to me in two forms! (Love the book!) :-) - 6/12/2011   7:31:31 PM
  • 45
    How do you get your Spark points?
    - 6/10/2011   10:33:15 PM
    Excellent. I now have hard cover and kindle copy. It only cost me $1.93. Good old Australian dollar value at the moment. - 6/10/2011   9:53:21 PM
    I wasn't unable to buy at 1.99, it cost me 3.49

    may be because I have a kindle outside the US and offers only apply in the country - 6/10/2011   8:34:36 PM
  • 42
    I checked Kindle in Amazon England and it is £5.99 Such a disapointment - 6/10/2011   7:09:12 PM
  • 41
    Amazing Deal!! Just bought it now I have both a kindle copy and the hard copy!! Yeah!! - 6/10/2011   6:26:34 PM
  • 40
    Bought it for my Kindle way back when it first came out :) I didn't get my spark points either :( - 6/10/2011   6:18:24 PM
    This is great! I just added it to my Kindle! - 6/10/2011   3:45:22 PM
    Thanks for the heads up! I just bought mine. - 6/10/2011   1:05:38 PM
    I just downloaded it to my phone! Now I can take it with me anywhere including my trips out of state. Thanks for the update.

    Everybody, you don't need a Kindle or Nook or anything fancy. Just upgrade you phone to one that has the Kindle app. Smaller, lighter, easy to ready, and always with me. - 6/10/2011   12:21:37 PM
  • 36
    I ran into The Spark on Amazon's Sunshine deals. Grabbed it right up. Reading it got me back to this site and started again on my goals. - 6/10/2011   9:59:13 AM
  • 35
    It is 1.99 for the nook (barnes and noble) as well, or at least it was a few days ago when I bought a copy for my nookcolor. - 6/10/2011   9:38:35 AM
  • 34
    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the same price is being offered on Google Books for those who have an e-reader other than the Kindle, like myself! (I use a Sony E-Reader) - 6/10/2011   9:13:54 AM
  • 33
    I bought it earlier this week...i love my Kindle! - 6/10/2011   8:41:40 AM
  • __IZZA__
    I have a kindle, definitely going to look it up. - 6/10/2011   8:04:14 AM
  • 31
    WOO-HOOO!!!! I just downloaded it!!! I didn't want to buy the hardcover version since I no longer buy I am thrilled to get The Spark for my Kindle app which is on my iPhone! Yeah!!! Thanks for letting me know. - 6/10/2011   6:41:21 AM
  • 30
    Putting it on my Kindle right now!
    Will be nice to have a "take it with me version" in addition to my hard cover copy!
    Whooo hoooooo! - 6/10/2011   6:32:07 AM
  • 29
    I don't know much about the nook or the kindle but thinking about buying one for my birthday in July ! Any tips on where to buy and which is the best will be appreciated. Is there a toll free number to pay for the books ? I don't want to do it on line ! - 6/10/2011   6:24:44 AM
  • 28
    Just downloaded it to my Kindle. Yay! I've been wanting to read it just haven't been able to afford it until now. - 6/10/2011   5:29:03 AM
  • 27
    I don't own a Kindle, but I loaded the Kindle for PC offered by Amazon. Since I am unemployed new tech purchases are on hold - 6/10/2011   2:05:57 AM
  • 26
    I have a NOOK and absolutely love, love it!! I bought the Spark several months ago but haven't finished it yet. I also have the Nook app on my computer and Iphone so I can read anywhere. - 6/10/2011   1:03:47 AM
  • 25
    No, I get books from the public library each Saturday. - 6/10/2011   12:54:47 AM
  • 24
    Kindle for pc! Never knew it existed until this article. I now own the Spark! :) - 6/10/2011   12:24:53 AM
    I got it on my Nook for 1.99!!! Thank you! - 6/9/2011   10:02:45 PM
  • FUZZZY318
    woo hoo! just bought it for my kindle! so excited to read it!! - 6/9/2011   9:14:39 PM
    Bought mine earlier today. Was checking to see if it was available and was surprised by the low cost. The Kindle is easier for me to read than a book. - 6/9/2011   9:01:12 PM
  • 20
    Nook it! Please put it on the Nook. My husband has a Nook and I could then read the book. - 6/9/2011   8:35:42 PM
  • 19
    How about the Nook? I better check my Nook every now and then and see if it ever shows up on sale! - 6/9/2011   7:46:53 PM
  • 18
    You can download kindle on your iPod for free. I purchased this! Great deal! - 6/9/2011   7:14:09 PM
  • 17
    I do have a kindle and I was looking throught he sunshine deals last week and bought my copy! I'm very excited to have it and you can't beat that price! - 6/9/2011   6:47:35 PM
  • 16
    I found it the other day! I had already purchased and read the hard cover version when it first came out, but I couldn't pass up the chance to have it on my Kindle as well. I have been using the text-to-speech feature on my Kindle to listen to it. I am using it as a motivational tool.
    Thanks for makeing this wonderful tool available at such an affordable price. - 6/9/2011   5:53:01 PM
  • 15
    Is it only for the kendle or could we get it on an ipod touch? - 6/9/2011   5:49:12 PM
  • 14
    I can't wait to download it! I also found other books that I want... and can afford for a change! My Kindle's gonna' 'splode! Squee! - 6/9/2011   5:44:41 PM
    Looking through the "sunshine deals" is where I first learned about SparkPeople. So after I checked out the website, I then downloaded The Spark. The rest, I hope, will be the future! - 6/9/2011   5:15:47 PM
  • 12
    I have a Sony Reader and don't use my smartphone for book reading. - 6/9/2011   4:01:21 PM

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