Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free Kindle books: (10/18) - 47 + discounted-book-forum alerts - Update


Oct. 18: - I wasn't here most of Tuesday, and after 1 book in the morning, Joyce discovered another 6 through the day, and then 40 more, late evening.

Kindle Daily Deal (Often U.S. only, unfortunately)
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The Phoenix Apostles (Seneca Hunt Mystery, by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore, 5 customer reviews, 4.8 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Tuesday 10/18:
      Monday's Price: $9.99
      Tuesday's Discount: $8.00
      Tuesday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (80% off)

"In the non-stop thriller, The Phoenix Apostles, magazine journalist Seneca Hunt is reporting on the opening of Montezuma’s tomb in Mexico City when the dig team learns that the remains of the Aztec emperor are missing. Within moments of the discovery, an apparent terrorist attack kills everyone at the site. Seneca barely escapes the carnage and begins a hair-raising investigation into the cause of the tragedy. " --Amazon editor

A memory brought up by the description
That description interested me because something like this happened in 1997 at The Queen Hatshepsut temple in Egypt, which I did visit in late 2009, remembering that event.  Over 50 tourists arrived early morning and were about to climb ramps and steps to the various levels, accompanied by guards and police, when they were all mowed down by terrorists, shot and then stabbed in case any were still alive.  I think one policeman survived.  Needless to say tourism was way down for years afterward.  While walking the site, I couldn't help but think of what those tourists had gone through a dozen years before that.

LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) -
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME cautions, "This thread is [only] for discounts and price drops that readers find from publishers."  Another main finder is Emily Bronte.
  For 10/17-18

A notable discount on a book with high ratings is this 99c book:
Alert by M. Ratcheson
  "In Her Name (Omnibus Edition) is back down to $.99. I believe the last time I noticed the price it was $4.99.
  It contains the first three books of the series."
  [ It has 165 customer reviews, and 4.6 stars   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy ]

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

  NOTE: The alerts are quoted from Joyce's collecting of mostly temporarily-free books.  They're *not* recommendations by anyone but are a popular, unfiltered daily set of forum release-alerts by Joyce, logged here for those who don't make it to the forums.  The eBooks can become no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them 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:

Innovative Business Solutions based on Design Strategy (Collection)
Author: Robert Brunner
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: Three remarkable eBooks take you to the cutting edge of business innovation, design strategy, and value creation! Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business introduces a breakthrough process for crafting rewarding, empowering customer experiences that create deep emotional connections with your products, services, and brands. Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company shows how to build a truly design-driven company: one that can consistently create designs that drive sustainable business performance improvements. Finally, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design's Luke Williams integrates powerful creativity techniques with business discipline in a five-step program for identifying disruptive opportunities and successfully executing on them!

EDIT TO ADD [ 6 books were added later and then 40 more, late evening]

  MORE... ( 46 more books: Click on "MORE" just below)

Kisses for Lula
Author: Samantha Mackintosh
Genre: Teen Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Lula Bird is gorgeous, funny and dreading her birthday because you can't turn 16 if you've never been kissed . . . so why does every boy in Hambledon run a mile the second she bats her eyelids? The fact is, they fear for their lives. Rumour has it Lula's been jinxed! And it's not as if that's her only problem: Lula thinks she has a stalker, her dad keeps sneaking out at night with a lady's handbag, and a mysterious theft is threatening to bring the town to its knees. . . . With only 5 days to go till her birthday, can Lula get the guy, solve the crime and jilt the jinx for good?


Jungle Kill (Black Ops)
Author: Jim Eldridge
Genre: Fiction - Combat - Courage

DESCRIPTION: Thrown out of the SAS, Mitch thought his days as a Special Forces soldier were well and truly over. But when he is approached by an undercover unit embarking on a dangerous mission, he must make a choice. The Mission: rescue a West African freedom fighter, kidnapped by a gang of ruthless bandits who will stop at nothing to get what they want. The Squad: elite, Black-Ops soldiers - Gaz, Two Moons, Tug, Benny and Nelson - codename, Delta Unit.Can Mitch secure the trust of the five men, and step back into the battle zone?



Growing a better future: Food Justice in a resource-constrained world (expanded edition English)
Author: Robert Bailey
Genre: Global Food System - Economics - International

DESCRIPTION: The global food system works only for the few - for most of us it is broken. It leaves the billions who consume food lacking sufficient power and knowledge about what they buy and eat, and the majority of small food producers dis-empowered and unable to fulfil their productive potential. The failure of the system flows from failures of government - failures to regulate, to correct, to protect, to resist, to invest - which mean that companies, interest groups, and elites are able to plunder resources and to redirect flows of finance, knowledge, and food. Growing a Better Future describes a new age of growing crisis: food price spikes and oil price hikes, devastating weather events, financial meltdowns, and global contagion. It shows how the food system is at once a driver of this fragility and highly vulnerable to it, and why in the twenty-first century it leaves 925 million people hungry. Growing a Better Future supports a new campaign with a simple message: another future is possible and we can build it together. Over the coming years, decisive action around the world could enable hundreds of millions more people to feed their families and prevent catastrophic climate change from destroying their (and our) futures. In this new enhanced edition, Oxfam adds papers and research which develop and update the main themes of the report: land, and the growing scandal surrounding the new wave of investments (`land grabs'); how climate change is related to food security and the East African food crisis; and how people living in poverty around the world have coped with food price crises. There are also extended case studies from Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, India, Malawi, and Nepal, and an extended and updated bibliography and resources list.



Finding the Top Stocks: Strategies for Success Top Stocks 2012
Author: Martin Roth
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: For the first time, Top Stocks 2012, the 18th edition of the bestselling Australian share market bible, comes with a free e-book companion, Finding the Top Stocks-Strategies for Success. A short guide, also written by respected financial journalist Martin Roth, Finding the Top Stocks-Strategies for Success examines eight strategies and market theories and indicates how you can use Top Stocks 2012 to take advantage of these strategies.



The Phoenix Conspiracy
Author: Richard Sanders
Genre: Mystery - Thriller

DESCRIPTION: Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But, as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game. One that threatens humankind everywhere. If he is to uncover the conspiracy he must confront--and embrace--the darkest elements of the galaxy. And throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.


Kaplan New GRE: An Introduction to the GRE Revised General Test

DESCRIPTION: The GRE is changing in August 2011! What can you expect from the GRE revised General Test? Should you take the test now or wait? These questions and more are answered in this introduction to the new exam.



The Rootless

Moments in Time (Chronicles of Eternity)

Rude Awakening

Sunrise (Miscorrection)

The Price of Numbers


Ghosts In A Desert World

Hunting Delilah

Candied Crime (DJ´s Daim Stories)

The Ether World Chronicles: Beginnings

Glass House

Clockwork Chloe

What's in Your Head: 8 Short Works

Deep Black Beyond

Troublesome Creek

Drippy the Peg Legged Rainbow, A Story for Demented Children

Bakkian Chronicles, Book I - The Prophecy

Down A Lost Road

Change of Heart

Rogue Hunter: Quest of the Hunter

When Love's at Work (Book one of the Embracing Love Trilogy)


Trial by Fury (A Righteous Novella) (The Righteous)

Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles)

Coombe's Wood

City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence Book 1)

The Making of a Marchioness

Promise (Soul Savers)

Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Series)

Dark Visions

The Secrets of Success; A Young Man's Journey (Power Principles)

Spy Hunt in D.C.

The End of the World



Code Blue

The Dead Saint (Bishop Lynn Peterson)

A Thousand Lies: Lies Every Good American Must Believe

Shrouded in Silence '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Tuesday in the forums, 10/18 - day, 7 books; 10/18 - late evening, 40 more books]

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  1. Andrys - I do not use facebook or twitter (I want to avoid them for privacy reasons and I also don't want to have more temptations to keep me on the computer :) ). H owever, I was thinking about using twitter and the Kindle sharing feature this way: I would join twitter with a a private profile. I would set myself up as my only follower. Then, when I am on my kindle, could I use kindle's sharing feature to tweet a note to myself which would appear to me when I log on to my computer? This could be a way of reminding myself that I want to send information or a link to an article to a friend. I would see this the next time I logged onto my computer without having to check the clippings file at Amazon. I hope I am saying this in a clear way.
    Thank you,
    Edwina O'Toole

  2. Edwina,
    Seems to me it would work! Love the idea. Why don't you try it and then let us know if this is possible.
    I'm not sure that you'd even need to set yourself up as a follower.

    The only way it wouldn't work is if your account needed to be a public one, but I doubt they did that.

  3. Andrys -
    I haven't tried to set up the twitter process I mentioned above yet, but I have tried to clip and add notes to PDs (these PDS are documents on my Kindle Keyboard (KK) from "Send to Reader" via Amazon).
    My highlights/notes appear in "My Clippings" file on the KK but not at the "Your Highlights" file at Amazon.
    I tested it with a converted document also (converted by Amazon and sent via Wifi to my KK) and could only see additions to the "My Clippings" file on the KK but not on the "Your Highlights" at Amazon.
    Somehow, I thought you or commenters indicated that as a new feature.
    Thanks, Edwina

  4. Edwina,
    The new personal doc features include archiving and sync'g the files but they say nothing about inclusion of the annotations on the private annotations blog on the Amazon servers.

    I hope they'll do this later, but for now they're doing only archiving and sync'g (which is what most people have requested on the docs, as most don't even know about the annotations page, in my experience.


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