Saturday, September 3, 2011

Free Kindle Books (9/3) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals


Saturday, 9/3 (early morning - 2 newly-free books)

The Beginner's Guide to Ebooks
, by Gary McLaren, 7 customer reviews, 4.6 stars, $0.00

 Released 7/13/11, six of the seven very positive customer reviews are Amazon Verified Purchases.

Geared toward beginners to e-reading, it also includes information on the main e-book formats, what "DRM" is about, how to find free and low-cost e-books -- well, since you're reading this, you know of one place already :-) -- info on book sharing, and tips on using the Kindle.

Kindle Daily Deal
  (The Daily Deal link above changes at MIDNIGHT each day.
      Click it to see what the daily deal book is, at any time.)
  Saturday, 9/3
  Alison Wonderland, by Helen Smith, 53 customer reviews, 3.4 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Saturday, 9/3:
      Friday's Price: $3.99
      Saturday's Discount: $3.00
      Saturday's Daily Deal Price: $0.99 (75% off)

The product page includes a Q&A with the author.
  "Only occasionally does a piece of fiction leap out and demand immediate cult status. Alison Wonderland is one... Smith is at the very least a minor phenomenon." --The Times
  "A fantastical Thelma and Louise meets Agatha Christie adventure story. The dialogue is smart and the deadpan humour is perfectly judged." --The List
 (You'll note that the book has its detractors too.)

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

  . 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-Book alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the amazing "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 a 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.

Sept 3 - morning, 2 books

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:

Into the Shadows (a young adult paranormal novel) (Into the Shadows Trilogy)
Author: Karly Kirkpatrick
Genre: Science Fiction - Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: Fans of the TV series `Heroes, the film `Push', and the book `The Hunger Games' will enjoy Into the Shadows, a modern and paranormal thriller. This is the first book in the Into the Shadows Trilogy. Paivi Anderson has it all - friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn't see coming.


Math for Grownups
Author: Laura Lang
Genre: Math Refresher - Self-Help

DESCRIPTION: Ever wish you'd paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn't it? But now you're staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you're scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday's game. You're pretty sure that involved ratios. The problem is, you can't quite remember. Here you get an adult refresher and real-life context--with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re-roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom's tomato sauce recipe for your entire family. Forget higher calculus--you just need an open mind. And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being useful. '

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.)

For daily free ebooks, check the following links:
Temporarily-free books - Non-classics - USA: by
    Publication Date   Late-listed
    Bestselling   High-ratings

UK: PubDate   Popular

What is 3G? and "WiFi"?       Battery Care
Highly-rated under $1,  Newest: $1-$2, $2-$3
Most Popular Free K-Books
U.S. & Int'l (NOT UK):
   Top 100 free
   Top 100 free
USEFUL for your Kindle (U.S. only, currently):
  99c Notepad 1.1,   99c Calculator,
  99c Calendar,   99c Converter

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

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