Saturday, October 22, 2011

Free Kindle books (10/22) - 5 + discounted-book forum alerts


Oct. 22: - Saturday: 5 newly-free books

HTML5 for Publishers [
, by Sanders Kleinfeld,
no customer reviews yet, $0.00

Amazon just announced the new Kindle Format 8 ("KF8") which will include HTML5 support, giving publishers much more flexibility and control over page layout.  Publishers will be getting guidelines soon, and this intro should be somewhat helpful.   Also HTML5 support is officially a part of the ePub standard.
  This overview of some of the features provided to ebook content providers is probably worth a look at the $0.00 price, especially when it's published by O'Reilly.  It was released mid-Oct, and the free promo may be over soon.

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.)
Deeply Devoted (The Blue Willow Brides) by Maggie Brendan, 48 customer reviews, 4.4 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Saturday 10/22:
      Friday's Price: $9.22
      Saturday's Discount: $7.23
      Saturday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (77% off)

Genre: Romantic fiction

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 10/21-22

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:

Bruin Redemption
Author: Alan Hahn
Genre: Sports

DESCRIPTION: Relive the Moment When the Bruins Won It All! After thirty-nine torturous, winless years, the Bruins finally returned home with their prize--but bringing the Stanley Cup back to Boston was no easy feat.The heated series, arguably the scrappiest in play off history, took a toll on the Black and Gold and their fans. Brutal hits and at-the-buzzer losses were enough to wane anyone's faith. Fans couldn't help but cringe as they watched their favorite team repeat their history of nightmarish defeats. 2011 was not going to be the year for them. Yet, the Bruins somehow pulled through, winning four out of the last five playoff games including a thrilling shut-out in Game 7. Not only did the Bruins fulfill their incredible wish, but they also won recognition as the only NHL team to ever win three games en route to the Stanley Cup. Bruin Redemption captures every moment of the Bruins' journey toward victory. With an in-depth background of the team's struggles and thrilling snapshots of the games leading up to the big win, readers will want to relive this unforgettable ride again and again.

  MORE... (4 more books: Click on "MORE" just below)

What's New in Java 7?
Author: Madhusudham Konda
Genre: Computer - Internet

DESCRIPTION: Java 7 has a number of features that will please developers. Madhusudhan Konda provides an overview of these, including strings in switch statements, multi-catch exception handling, try-with-resource statements, the new File System API, extensions of the JVM, support for dynamically-typed languages, and the fork and join framework for task parallelism.


Blood Country (Wwl Mystery)
Author: Mary Logue
Genre: Mystery

DESCRIPTION: Set in the scenic bluff country along the Mississippi River of western Wisconsin, this first in a series launch introduces Claire Watkins, a deputy sheriff for the Pepin County Police Department. Claire, a former Minneapolis police detective, and her 10-year-old daughter Meg fled the Twin Cities after her husband, Steve, also a cop, was killed. When Landers Anderson, an elderly neighbor who befriended Claire and Meg, dies of a heart attack after being sideswiped with a shovel, Claire determines to find the culprit. This involves delving into Landers's family history and investigating the machinations of a right-wing group, Homeowners of America, that is buying up property to build an environmentally unsound development. At the same time, Meg fearfully admits to Claire that she saw the man who killed Steve. Claire contacts her former partner, Det. Bruce Jacobs, and prods him into accelerating the investigation into Steve's death. The murderer, who has a mysterious police informant, tries to kidnap Meg but instead grabs Claire's pregnant sister Bridget, who gets away. Meanwhile, Claire's complex relationship with Bruce (they slept together once, he carries a torch for her, she's not sure she's ready) is challenged by her attraction to a neighbor, Rich Haggard. While the Anderson case has a satisfying solution, the mystery surrounding Steve's murder concludes with a killer most readers will have identified long before he's revealed. Although the plot development is heavy-handed and the dialogue often stilted, Logue has created some appealing characters in an attractive, offbeat setting.


Ghost in the Mirror: Real Cases of Spirit Encounters
Author: Leslie Rule
Genre: Health - Mind- Body - Paranormals in the US

DESCRIPTION: Whether they are bumping about our attics, hitchhiking on a moonlight road, or fraternizing with our reflections, ghosts tantalize us with their secrets.Meet Leslie Rule, America's real-life ghost hunter with a penchant for sharing authentic, spine-tingling stories of the paranormal. The Gallup Organization reports that more than 32 percent of Americans have seen a ghost. More than half the population believes in the spiritual, cosmic, or supernatural. To Leslie Rule, such revelations come as no surprise. Rule has spent more than a decade researching specters and spirits and has chronicled her ghostly tales in three previous titles, Coast to Coast Ghosts, Ghosts Among Us, and When the Ghost Screams. Inside Ghost in the Mirror, Rule documents more than dozens of stories of paranormal apparitions that reveal themselves on the other side of the looking glass. Rule's painstaking archival research presents factual clues to each haunting, along with her own dramatic black-and-white photographs that capture the eerie unrest of the scenes she explores.


SEPT-ILES and other places (Toboggan Mysteries series)
Author: Donna Carrick
Genre: Mystery Series

DESCRIPTION: A selection of 5 haunting stories by Donna Carrick -- Volume 1 of the Toboggan Mysteries series. Each compelling tale features a Northern locale, with characters and settings that will seem familiar to many readers. Stories include: North On The Yellowhead, Dancing With Carole, Invasion, The Night She Died, Spring's Last Skate. Previous full-length novels by Donna Carrick: The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling's Map, Gold And Fishes and The Noon God, all of which received critical acclaim. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Saturday in the forums, 10/22, 5 books

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