Saturday, September 17, 2011

Free Kindle Books (9/17) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals


Saturday, 9/17: Morning, 2 newly-free books

The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Optimized for Kindle), by Henry Ketcham, 25 customer reviews, 4.9 stars, $0.00

There are many Kindle versions, most of them not free, but this one gets the highest ratings by a good number of customers and is said to be optimized for the Kindle.

Osama Bin Laden
: His Death and the Future of Al Qaeda and the Islamist Jihad
, by U.S. Army (Ret) Lieutenant Colonel Joe Ruffini, 20 customer reviews, 4.8 stars, $0.99

In October, the price will go back to $7.99

Kindle Daily Deal (Often U.S. only, unfortunately)
  (The Daily Deal link above changes at MIDNIGHT each day.
      Click it to see what the daily deal book is, at any time.)

  Saturday, 9/17
  The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, by Kate DiCamillo (Author) and Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator), 491 customer reviews, 4.3 stars

    Daily Deal until the end of Saturday 9/17:
      Friday's Price: $6.39
      Saturday's Discount: $5.40
      Saturday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (85% off)

Kate DiCamillo is the author of the Newbery Honor book Because of Winn-Dixie
"Grade 3 and up...This expanded fairy tale is entertaining, heartening, and, above all, great fun. -- Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY, from School Library Journal"

Amazon's own ongoing listing of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS - Promos
  Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
  I've added a by Low-to-High pricing.
Games: 99c games thru' Sept 12
Editors' Picks: $1.99-$3.99   thru' September
Free contemporary books: subsets
Filters out excerpts, chapters, previews
US:  by Last 30+ days  Sept 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

Other ongoing forum threads that might interest some

  . Discussion of geographic restrictions on digital purchases
  . Discount-alert books discussed on separate message thread (Newer)
  . What have been your favorite public domain books that are not so well known?
  . Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
  . Highly recommended Indie authors
  . Unique Uses of Kindles

LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) forum thread:
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME includes a caution that it's not a book promotion thread for authors or for posts about indies or free books either.  "The thread is for discounts and price drops that readers [many, but especially Emily Bronte] find for books from publishers."

TEMPORARILY-Free Books:  Alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the tireless "Happy Reader" Joyce, who is constantly on the lookout on behalf of forum members.

  NOTE: The alerts below are quoted as they appear in Joyce's collecting of newly and mostly temporarily-free books just released and are *not* books I've seen and are *not* recommendations by this blog -- this is an unfiltered daily report of very popular forum alerts.  The eBooks will become no longer free within days, usually - sometimes, hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing all these for us.

If, on this Home page listing (in orange), you see "MORE" books available,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of any long listing of free books *

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

In The Light of You
Author: Nathan Singer

DESCRIPTION: In furiously fast-paced prose, Singer gives voice to 16-year-old loner Mikal Fanon and his infatuation with the white power movement. A family move lands Mikal in a high school riven by racial conflict, where he finds himself friendless and the target of black-on-white violence. Then he meets the charismatic Richard Lovecraft, leader of a gang of neo-Nazi skinheads, and the feeling of being a part of a group gives Mikal an unprecedented sense of empowerment. Soon he is avidly participating in a horrific series of assaults on gays, blacks, and other minorities, until the evening the skinheads take on a group even more ruthless than their own. Singer vivifies the attraction of the white power movement, drawing both the long, boring stretches spent playing video games and the heated moments of violence, set against a backdrop of sex and metal music. Mikal's ultimate moment of redemption is not drawn with the same convincing detail, but by then, Singer's percussive prose will have worked its magic. An unblinking portrait of young white rage.


The Everything Soup, Stew, and Chili Cookbook (Everything (Cooking))
Author: Belinda Hulin
Genre: Cookbook

DESCRIPTION: Creamy New England clam chowder. Hearty beef stew. Fresh vegetarian chili. Soups, stews, and chilies are comforting meals the whole family enjoys; and to top it off, they're inexpensive to create! This cookbook includes information and cooking tips, as well as 300 mouthwatering recipes.

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Saturday morning in the forums, 9/17/11 - 2 books so far.]

Kindle-edition blog subscribers, who get the last-25 Kindleworld articles daily on the Kindle, can also access these (slowly), by clicking on any forum-alert link above, with Wireless 'On'...
    Press the Kindle's "Aa"-key to Zoom a page of text 200% if on Kindle 3
    or to increase font size on Kindle 2.
    The Aa key gives a Landscape-view option also.
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