Today's deal is for an ebook about the world's freakiest looking dog. Like Amazon's other daily deals on Kindle ebooks, it's priced at $2 for today, saving you about $5.70. It seems to be the 4th such deal with the first having popped up Sunday, with little fanfare, and there's no sign that Amazon had any deals before that date.
eBookFriendly points out that Amazon is in the middle of a promotion for , and that this list is likely an out growth of that sale. But those aren't daily deal type of sales; they appear to run the full 2 weeks. So it would be my guess that Amazon is planning to make this a regular feature of the Kindle Store.
It's a smart move; B&N has been offering a similar daily deal for a few months now, and they even offer a daily email newsletter to inform you of each deal. That makes it very likely that this will be a regular feature.