Sunday, September 4, 2011

Free Kindle Books (9/4 - Afternoon Update) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals


Sunday, 9/4 (morning + afternoon - 28 newly-free books)

The Running Waves
, by Seton Murphy and T.M. Murphy, 35 customer reviews, , 5 stars, $0.99

Bear in mind that's 35 customer reviews, every one of them rating it 5 stars.

Math for Grownups
, by Laura Laing, 4 customer reviews,, 4.8 stars, $0.00

"After teaching high school math for four years, she became a staff writer for Inside Business. Her articles have appeared in Parade, The City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Advocate."

Kindle Daily Deal (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.)
  Sunday, 9/4
  Thirteen Hours, by Deon Meyer, 30 customer reviews, 4.7 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Sunday, 9/4:
      Saturday's Price: $7.59
      Sunday's Discount: $5.60
      Sunday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (74% off)

"Morning dawns in Cape Town, and for homicide detective Benny Griessel it promises to be a very trying day.:

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."
- There's a pointer today to to older popular mystery writers

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 4 - morning, 23 books; Setp 4 - afternoon (same link), 5 more books from VOOK (total 28)
  More on the Audio/Video books and their effect/non-effect on a Kindle in another coming blog entry.   See the end of the book listing (on the 2nd page with "MORE" clicked) to see the additional 5 e-books today.

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:

28 FREE Offers by VOOK ...

** Please Note: 10 of today's free offers are Kindle Edition with Audio/Video.
Audio/Video content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices. **

[Andrys' note1 - Happy Reader "Joyce" adds, re the Audio-Video books, boldface/italics mine:
  "I have only tried on a few occasions to download a few of the Vook Audio-Video on my iPAD, and they did work very well.  However, I have had others tell me that they have downloaded on their Kindles and get the text fine, but no Audio-Video."]

  [Andrys' note2: Books on the Knob adds that if sent to a Kindle, these books will NOT include audio/video and will not be the large sizes cited, and I'll add that those e-books were authored with the audio/video attachments as important to the enhanced ebook but -- while free -- may be attractive to download to your computer as they will come in handy when there's an Amazon tablet.]

  [Andrys' note3: So, today there are 15 offers that were authored without a need for accompanying video/audio.]

Creating Reports with Microsoft Excel: The How-To Guide [normal Kindle]

Herman Cain: A Politician's Journey [normal Kindle]

Angry Birds: Video Game Guide ***

Infinity Blade for iOS: Video Game Guide ***

Basic Drawing Technique: The How-to Guide [normal Kindle]

  MORE... ( 18 more books in a.m.: Click just below on "MORE")

Drawing People: The How-to Guide [normal Kindle]

Brewing Beer at Home: The How-To Guide [normal Kindle]

15 Minute Yoga Workout: The How-To Guide [normal Kindle]

Garageband for iPad: The Video Guide ***

10K Training for Runners: The How-to Guide [normal Kindle]

Amsterdam: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) ***

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Video Game Guide [normal Kindle]

Gluten-Free Meals: The How-to Guide [normal Kindle]

30-Minute Yoga Workout: The How-To Guide [normal Kindle]

Chicago: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) ***

15 Minute Yoga Workout: The Video Guide ***

International Space Station: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) ***

Chris Christie: A Politician's Journey [normal Kindle]

Hubble Telescope: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) ***

Create Business Presentations with PowerPoint: The How-To Guide [normal Kindle]

Ab Workouts for Women: The Video Guide ***

10K Training for Runners: The Video Guide ***

Gluten-Free Weight Loss: The How-to Guide [normal Kindle]

Gluten-Free Gourmet: The How-to Guide [normal Kindle]

Fruit Ninja: Video Game Guide ***

Create Business Presentations with PowerPoint: The Video Guide ***

Barack Obama: A Politician's Journey [normal Kindle]

Apollo Moon Landings: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) '

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.
Or, use your computer to click the links at
(Thanks for your support of the blog.)

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

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  1. Andrys,
    I was wondering if you might want to note that the Daily Deal is only good for American customers. I've tried several times now over the past week but always get the message that the title is not available in my region.

    Today I checked in at and noted a link for International customers in the header, clicked it and, sure enough, all Daily Deal posts were gone.

    Still, many if not all the free, 99 cents, and low priced titles do work.

    Happy reading...

  2. Owen,
    My empathy on that.

    Thanks for the suggestion! - Am doing that starting this afternoon!

    Glad to read about some of the other highlighted ones. I think the UK is among those who can get temporarily-free ones, but I don't know. I do know I cannot see the prices of UK Kindlestore offerings and that I cannot, as a U.S. resident, buy from the UK Kindlestore.

  3. Andrys,
    ...but wait, turns out I am *wron.* or partly wrong. I thought I try again today (Monday) and the title was available.

    So, your caveat may need adjusting to something like (May be U.S. only, unfortunately) or (Sometimes U.S. only, unfortunately).

    Meanwhile, the for "international" readers is as stated, i.e. minus the daily discounted books.

    Happy reading....


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