ONGOING FREE PLUS DISCOUNTED KINDLE BOOKS DISCOVERED BY FORUM MEMBERS
After today, the forum alerts for temporarily free books as well as discussions of newly discounted Kindle books will be on a separate page.
Amazon's own ongoing listing - of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS Promos
Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
I've added a separate sorting by Low-to-High pricing.
Other forum threads on books that might interest some
. What have been your favorite public domain books not so well known?
. Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
. Highly Recommended Books That I Didn't Like
This blog entry regularly changes the forum-topic-links below, updating them to the most recent forum recommendations, especially since the message threads are often difficult to find. The dates are in Red to make them easier to see. These will be kept for about 3 weeks (unless they're reported to be no longer free or discounted) and then scroll off.
NOTABLE DISCOUNTED BOOKS
Am regularly pointing you, with this changing blog entry, to the latest messages on Kindle-customer recommendations for newly-found discounted Kindle books:
7/18-7/20, 7/20-7/21, 7/21-7/22, 7/23-7/25, 7/25-27, 7/27-29, 7/29-30, 7/31-8/2, 8/2-3, 8/4-6, 8/6-8, 8/8-9
8/3 - Publisher Harper Perennial: sale of 20 titles for $20, for August
reported by Emily Bronte.
8/2 - Macmillan's Kane & Abel series, $2.99 is a popular entry.
7/25 - Amelia Peabody, now all $4.44
Many of the ones mentioned in June are still discounted. While you're reading the message threads with links to the discounted Kindle books in them, Kindle customers will be adding new recommendations there for ones they've found while you're reading the thread. I can check these daily and give a good starting point for the day. It's been suggested (and I agree) that I remind people that on the first visit there they should go to Page 1 of the message thread (you can click on the number while there) and read the opening post by RandomizeME, which includes
' This thread is NOT a book promotion thread for authors, or for people to post about indies. (And it's not for posting freebies either.) This thread is to post discounts and price drops that readers find for books from publishers." 'Amazon made a separate forum for "Meet Our Authors" where authors can talk with customers about their books.
Some here will just follow the discounted-books forum thread daily.
On a couple of posts there, I saw that people had seen a couple of books drop even further right after they bought them, partly due to people noting that the two were lower at B&N's sales, and Amazon has given (with no problem, they say) $credits on those further drops in that short time.
THE KINDLE COMMUNITY FORUM'S NEW-FREE-BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY OTHER CUSTOMERS
(Mainly contemporary books) - Main Finder: Happy Reader "Joyce"
These are almost daily, and I'll link you to these also, so you can quickly see the latest that other Kindle owners have found from various sources. Will keep them here for about 3 weeks.
Here are: July 19, July 19 - afternoon, July 19 - add'l, July 20, July 21, July 21 - afternoon, July 22, July 24, July 25, July 26, July 26 - afternoon, July 26 - late, July 27, July 27 - afternoon, July 28, July 28 - evening, July 29, July 29 - midmorning, July 29 - afternoon, July 30, July 31, Aug 1, Aug 1 - Evening, Aug 2, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 4 - afternoon, Aug 5, Aug 5 - Evening, Aug 5 - Very Late Evening, Aug 6, Aug 6 (later), Aug 7, Aug 7 - Evening, Aug 8, Aug 8 - evening.
Additional info for the dates above:
Customer "A" at the forum reminds everyone that the "Vook" series includes some "enhanced" books with video and says those are listed for iPads and iPhone apps and not for the Kindle e-reader, and they tend to have file sizes of 100-500 megs (an average regular Kindle book is less than 1 meg).
Luckily, some Vook books are regular and not "enhanced" books.
July 19 - 1 book (Innocent Monster), 9 books (afternoon), 4 add'l in horror/fantasy
July 20 - 3 books
July 21 - 6 books, 2 books (afternoon)
July 22 - 3 books
July 24 - 10 books + 31 Vook Kindle-app books w/Audio/Video content for Apple devices
July 25 - 6 books
July 26 - 4 books (2 "Enhanced", for iDevice apps), 1 book (afternoon) Children's, 1 book (late) Christian.
July 27 - 1 book (1st of Fey series), 14 books + 1 game (late morning)
July 28 - 1 book (morning), 10 more-diverse books (evening)
July 29 - 7 books, including Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #7
July 29 - 7 more books (mid-morning), 14 books (afternoon)
July 30 - 1 book (short mystery-thriller)
July 31 - 3 books
Aug 1 - 20 books (some repeats + some with good reviews), 10 more (evening)
Aug 2 - 5 books
Aug 3 - 4 books
Aug 4 - 23 books (a.m.), 2 books (afternoon)
Aug 5 - 14 books (a.m.), 1 book (evening), 9 books (very late evening)
Aug 6 - 3 books (a.m.), 1 book (later)
Aug 7 - 4 books, 1 book (evening), the 2nd book of 3, for
The Days and Months We Were First Born-Family By Fate is back after being free only a few hours last week, but it's $2.99 now. Book 1 is still free
Aug 8 - 8 books (a.m.), 19 books (evening)
The main (speedy) free-book finder is Happy Reader "Joyce", and she lists them each day and is the originator of that regular topic thread.
While you're reading the latest there, other customers and Joyce tend to find more that day.
ONGOING, NEW FREE KINDLE BOOKS - MANY TEMPORARILY FREE (mostly contemporary)
On the usual free Kindle books, the links in the box below will give you most of them with several sorting methods, and the listings are usually limited, to eliminate previews, chapters-only, and single short stories to save people time (although some of the lists linked to in the box will point to the most popular free Kindle books and you'll see some short-stories there), so they are doable when short on time.
Some of the free contemporary Kindle books are growing by 30 to 70 free books per day and it's not practical to list them all, and I must say, there are free ones which aren't of the highest potential as seen in the writing just for the product descriptions!), but you can see those books in lists via the links-box at the bottom of this and other blog articles here and can decide quickly -- with Amazon summary product info -- which might be worth trying.
For daily free ebooks, check the following links:
|Temporarily-free books - |
Non-classics - USA: by:
NEW: June July Aug 2011
Publication Date Late-listed
UK: PubDate Popular
What is 3G? and "WiFi"? Battery Care
Highly-rated under $1,
|Most Popular Free K-Books|
U.S. & Int'l (NOT UK):
Top 100 free
Top 100 free
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