Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free and low-cost items, 1/14/2010 - Update3

The Orignal Avatar script has been made available for download in PDF format by the FoxScreenings website.
  Said to include deleted scenes, here's the direct link to the PDF (was at foxscreenings/com/media servers but removed after the theater run of the film), which is unreadable in vertical or Portrait orientation but quite readable in the rotated-to-Landscape mode.

  For those who'd prefer to (also) have a Kindle-formatted copy so that you can use the inline dictionary and also be able to do Kindle searches of the book, increase/decrease the fonts, have it read to you semi-robotically, etc., I had Amazon convert mine and if you want to save time and 15c :-) click here to get the converted copy.
  Seeing that it costs only 15c to do this small file you might want to send the PDF to [you] to have Amazon send it direct to your Kindle though (just make sure you have a Kindle address at Amazon and send the PDF file to it BUT type "Convert" in the Subject field of the email).

UPDATE3 - an EPUB version for SONY, NOOK and other readers
-- The next file has been confirmed to work on Sonys or Nooks, so here's an ePub version of the Avatar screenplay that I made from MobiPocket Creator.  The Nook may not rotate so may need it more though I think they can enlarge PDF fonts.

2.  FREE Blackberry ad's song MP3
Blackberry is offering the All You Need is Love as a free download to either your computer or your Blackberry.  The link doesn't always work with Firefox but does with Internet Explorer.  Here's the direct link to the song for download to a computer.  The piece is contained in a zip file.
  I don't know.  This ad version just made me miss the original.

3.  FREE BOOK OF IDEAS from several authors, for the coming year
(I first saw marketing guru Seth Godin's book, What Matters Now, recommended on Keener Living - Bruce Kenner's website.
  Godin gathered, for his project, seventy writers who agreed to each share an idea with readers "as we head into the new year."

"From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O'Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Fred Wilson, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber."

Interestingly, not mentioned there is Arianna Huffington, who contributed a piece on Sleep.  But she and her book are on his information page's list of contributing authors and their books.  It's a collection of good advice.

Here's the book, What Matters Now, which is in PDF format.

UPDATE2 - There's a transcript of an interview with Seth Godin by Nora Young at Spark.
 It's a lot more interesting, to me, than this collection of what struck me as rather glib and un-new thoughts by his group of authors.  The interview in audio is also available, of course, there.  Young is a good interviewer.

  For those who'd prefer to (also) have a Kindle-formatted copy so that you can use the inline dictionary, do Kindle searches of the book, increase/decrease the fonts, have it read to you semi-robotically, etc., I had Amazon convert mine (I also used MobiPocket Creator to convert another copy and it turned out exactly the same -- one flaw:  blocks of strange characters around the image of a bird)
and if you want to save time and 15c :-) click here to get the converted copy.

4.  SHOESTRING PUBLISHING'S 'SHOESTRING VENTURE', a $0.99 Kindle book temporarily

Shoestring Publishing's Shoestring Venture: The Startup Guide (Kindle edition), is being offered for 99¢ for a limited time "to celebrate the first days of the new decade."
by Steve Monas and Richard Hooker
16 user reviews, 5 stars

The book is being sold on Amazon at the regular price of $7.99 (and curiously, another copy is listed, for $9.99), but Amazon customers can select the special 99¢ promotion.  I found the right listing and linked it above.

Description in a press release:
 ' Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible is a complete, up-to-date reference on all the major issues start-up and home-based business entrepreneurs face.  Its focus on outsourcing sets the book apart from the common run of how-to business books.  Shoestring Venture gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the tools they need to start a new business or take their current business several levels higher by exploiting the resources our interconnected world offers. '

  Here is the ongoing set of links for various Searches for free or low-cost Kindle-compatible books. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.

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