Sunday, October 23, 2011

Free Kindle books (10/23) - 30 + discounted-book forum alerts


Oct. 23: - Sunday: 30 newly-free books (VOOK books)

What is EPUB3?, by Matt Garrish, Publisher O'Reilly, $0.00
Only 1 customer review, which found it too simple, which won't likely be the case for most people

 As many know, this has been a hoped-for "standard" format, although Adobe rights-protection added to ePub books to protect publisher rights is not standard (Nook, Apple) and there's a form of (small) tribute paid to a competing software company who would take care of the rights-protection for all (Adobe).

  Since Amazon, with largest market share, probably sees no reason to go to Adobe and pay them for the DRM protection or use a format they don't have total control over, ePub adherents have been very disappointed with Amazon's disinterest in going ePub other than to convert ePub submissions to Kindle Format 8, which will be far more flexible and effective than Mobi 7 format and is causing some excitement among smaller publishers.

  Apple's ePub iBooks can be read only on Apple devices.  B&N, Amazon, Kobo, on the other hand, have all taken pains to get their e-books readable on almost all devices via free "apps," and Amazon keeps customers' reading sync'd between their various devices.

  If you're curious about what "ePub" even IS, here's a chance to get an intro for $0.00 from a very good publisher of tech books while the promo is still available.  This is not a large book and would be just an intro.  I've downloaded a copy.

  (Off-topic Sidenote: The Steve Jobs book by Isaacson was downloaded to Kindles before 8pm PDT, rather than at midnight.  The 60 Minutes segment on the iPad or tablet and autism was really interesting.)

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.)
The Intruders, by Stephen Coonts, 26 customer reviews, 4.3 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Sunday 10/23:
      Saturday's Price: $9.99
      Sunday's Discount: $8.00
      Sunday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (80% off)

"A sequel to Coonts's Flight of the Intruder, this novel puts fighter-pilot Jack Grafton on board an aircraft carrier, piloted by novices." --Publishers Weekly   "Coonts's latest technothriller stars Jake Grafton, hero of the best-selling Flight of the Intruder (Naval Inst. Pr., 1986) --Library Journal

  MORE... ( The temporarily newly-free books and discounted-book forum-alerts and newly-free books will be on the 2nd page now, to load the main page more quickly and so that those wanting to go through the details can do so by: Clicking on "MORE" just below)

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 10/23-24

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.

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

30 books ... There will be 3 posts in this same thread

Books marked with ** Audio Video ** are content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices.

Pokémon Black/White: Video Game Guide

A Great Back in Six Weeks: The Video Guide
** Audio-Video **

Total War: Shogun 2: Video Game Guide

Neurology 101: The Animated TextVook
** Audio Video **

Massive Guns in Six Weeks: The Video Guide
** Audio Video **

Powerful Legs in Six Weeks: The Video Guide
** Audio Video **

Stay Organized and Get Things Done: The Sock Puppet School of Business
** Audio Video **

Angry Birds: Video Game Guide

A Beach Body in Six Weeks: The Video Guide
** Audio Video **

Fruit Ninja: Video Game Guide

Teach Your Kids to Behave: The Video Guide
** Audio - Video **

Apollo Moon Landings: A Brief History

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood: Video Game Guide

Dragon Age II: Video Game Guide

Motivate Your Employees: The Sock Puppet School of Business

Calculus Differentiation 101: The Animated TextVook
** Audio Video **

Shanghai: A Brief History

Peggle: Video Game Guide

Killzone 3: Video Game Guide

Belly Fat Blaster: The Video Guide
** Audio Video **

Tokyo: A Brief History

Mars Exploration: A Brief History

Six-Pack Abs in Six Weeks: The Video Guide
** Audio Video **

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: Video Game Guide

Hubble Telescope: A Brief History

Break Up Your Gym Routine: The Video Guide
** Audio Video **

International Space Station: A Brief History

Body Sculpting: The How-To Guide

Space Shuttle: A Brief History

Family Law 101: The Animated TextVook
** Audio Video ** '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Sunday in the forums, 10/23, 30 books.][

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