Saturday, September 24, 2011

Free Kindle Book (9/24) - 1 + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals - Update

Sept. 24 - Only 1 newly-released Kindle on Sunday

The Manicurist, by Phyllis Schieber, 11 customer reviews, 5.0 stars, $0.00

Every rating is 5 stars.  Genre: Contemporary Fiction
"The generational impact of maternal mental illness is explored gently and with humor. These are real, ordinary people who you might actually know.  Her characters are vivid." -- BabeWaldo, customer review

From Joyce's free-books (and games) listing the other day, a new logic puzzle
Pirate Stash ** Limited Time Offer **
By Amazon Digital Services, 15 customer reviews, 4.7 stars $0.00
Puzzles and Games (U.S. only, at this time)

"DESCRIPTION: Pirate Stash is a logic puzzle game that challenges you to hide all of your treasure chests on a deserted island..."
Over 100 puzzles of increasing difficulty allow anyone, from beginners to experts, to challenge their minds..."

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.)

Page from a Tennessee Journal (AmazonEncore Edition), by Francine Thomas Howard, 52 customer reviews, 4.2 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Saturday 9/24:
      Friday's Price: $7.99
      Friday's Discount: $6.00
      Friday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (75% off)

This is an AmazonEncore selection
"Set on a tobacco farm in 1913 Tennessee, this historical novel explores the intimate and troubled family relationships between a black sharecropping family and the white family that owns the farm...Based on a true family story, this haunting first novel admirably revisits a painful time in history...realistic characters... -- Marta Segal Block, Booklist
  Interview with author included on product page.

Current Forum Alerts about Discounted-books
Sept. 23-24

As there are no newly-free books as of 8 am this morning and only one yesterday, here's some different reading, probably of interest to some Kindlers.

Public Library Lending questions at the forums, and Lendle's Kindle borrowing
  . How many e-books does your public library have?
  . Public librarians: what has been your Kindle/Overdrive experience?
  . Changes to lendle (This is Kindle owner-to-Kindle owner lending.)
      The changes include incentives for offering loaners, and it's an appreciated service that sees a lot of tension right now.

WELL, Joyce later found one free book announced book after all, and the description indicates a sense of humor.
' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

A Touch of Night
Author: Sarah A. Hoyt
Genre: Historical Fiction

DESCRIPTION: In a world where magic reigns and being a shape shifter is the only crime that warrants immediate execution, this is how Pride and Prejudice would be written. The novel is set in the world of Sarah A. Hoyt's Magical British Empire. '

[This is from Joyce's free-book alert Saturday in the forums,
9/24/11 - afternoon, just that 1 book today.]

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.

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

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's)   K3 Special ($114)   K3-3G Special ($139)   DX Graphite

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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