Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free Kindle books (11/21-23) - 98 free + discounted-book forum alerts + Amazon promos


Nov. 21-23: - Monday thru' Wed. morning: 98 newly-free books + discounted ones as of Wednesday, early evening. (No books released on Sunday)

I'm also adding details of an announcement from Amazon today re examples of what they call 'amazing deals' for Black Friday Week U.S. that will be available at various times through Black Friday weekend.  These will be on the *2nd* page of this blog article, along with the free book listings, discounted-book forum alert links, Amazon's ongoing promos, and pointers to forum discussions.  No preview of what Amazon UK's BF Week deals might be though.

Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells us About Who We Are, by Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald, 11 customer reviews, 4.2 stars, $0.00 (Link: )

For those interested in the latest research on the brain.
  “Boleyn-Fitzgerald writes in a clear voice, making scientific data engaging and accessible for anyone with an interest in the study of neurology, mindfulness, or behavior.” -- Publishers Weekly

Bit Literacy:
Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload
, by Mark Hurs, 131 customer reviews, 4.5 stars, $0.00 (Link:

About controlling your email inbox and general overload.  Quite a few rave reviews.

Today's Kindle Daily Deal (changes at midnight) is "Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories," by Max Allan Collins, 13 customer reviews, 4.7 stars   (Link: )

  Friday's price: $7.99, Saturday's discount: $7.00
Saturday's Daily Deal Price: $0.99

Nathan Heller, "the perfect private eye" ... "All of the stories are based on real cases of the 1930s and '40s, meticulously researched by award-winning writer and Road to Perdition creator Max Allan Collins." -- Amazon editors

  MORE... ( The temporarily newly-free books and discounted-book forum-alerts are 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 - 61 newly-free Kindle books today)

Am adding here Amazon US's  Black Friday announcement of example deals that will be available at various times through the weekend.  They say they'll be monitoring Black Friday ads to meet or beat the best deals they see, and their PR release has a reminder that people should use the Price Check Amazon app available for iPhone and Android when shopping in stores to make sure they're getting a good deal.

Examples they give: of deals coming up:

  • Samsung 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV: $799.99 (save $500)
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000 Digital Camera: $249 (save $250)
  • Canon PowerShot SX230HS Digital Camera: $199 (save $150)
  • All phones from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon on sale for a penny at AmazonWireless (new activations only, two-year contract required)
  • PlayStation 3 160GB Bundle w/ two free games (Rachet & Clank: All 4 One and LittleBigPlanet 2): $199 (save $150)
  • Toshiba Satellite 14” laptop: $599.99 (save $150)
  • TomTom XXL 5-Inch GPS: $99.99 (save $99)
  • Samsung BD-D5700 Blu-ray Disc Player: $99.99 (save $80)
  • AK Anne Klein Swarovski Crystal Accented Rose Gold-Tone Leather Watch: $29.99 (save $95)
  • Save up to 60% off outerwear for Women, Men, Kids and Baby
  • White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Earrings: $299.99 (save $399)
  • Save up to $170 on Dyson vacuums
  • Bodum Bistro Electric French Press Coffee Maker and Tea Dripper, Red: $49.99 (save $43)
  • Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu 8-Inch Cook’s Knife: $89.99 (save $60)
  • Save 40% off select boots and slippers
  • “Bridesmaids” (DVD): $5.99 (save $23)
  • “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (Blu-ray): $49.99 (save $69.99)
  • Schwinn Jasmine Girls’ Bike, Light Blue: $69.99 (save $70)
  • Save up to 40% on select Angry Birds plush toys
  • Save up to 50% on select LeapFrog electronic toys
  • Popular album titles including “Watch the Throne” by Kanye West and Jay-Z, “Torches” by Foster the People and “Hands All Over” by Maroon 5 (MP3 Downloads): $4.99

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 11/19-23

( MANY Lower-priced in this batch )

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 or can't make it to the forums.  The eBooks are often no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them for us.

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

[9 books Monday]
Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called "Don't Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A"
Author: Ken Blanchard
Genre: Leadership

DESCRIPTION: Ken Blanchard's Leading at a Higher Level techniques are inspiring thousands of leaders to build high-performing organizations that make life better for everyone. Now, Blanchard and WD-40 Company leader Garry Ridge reveal how WD-40 has used Blanchard's techniques of Partnering for Performance with every employee--achieving levels of engagement and commitment that have fortified the bottom line.


The Courage to Love (Brothers in Arms, Book One)
Author: Samantha Kane
Genre: Ellora's Cave Erotic Romance
** Reader advisory: Contains male/male sex scenes **

DESCRIPTION: Brothers in Arms, Book One.Kate Collier is still recovering from a vicious rape and trying to make a success of her dress shop when Jason Randal and Anthony Richards return to London from the Continent, intent on winning her. She's known them for years, ever since they served with her late husband in the Peninsula against Napoleon. She'd been in love with them for almost that long. To discover they feel the same is a shock, but Kate isn't ready to turn her life back over to a man, or men.Jason and Tony prove hard to resist, however, especially when their close friendship blossoms into desire for each other as they make Kate's body burn with passion. The combination of their insatiable desire for her and their journey into a sexual relationship with one another is irresistible to Kate.A nightmare from her past tries to keep them apart, but the three long for a life together in spite of society's censure, and they will not be denied.


Brianna (Celestial Passions)
Author: Judy Mays
Genre: Ellora' Cave Erotic Romance

DESCRIPTION: Part of the Celestial Passions series.Brianna did what any other decent human being would do-rescue a pair of aliens her boss was about to dissect, and get them back to their space ship. In the process, she was captured by an alien scientist and became a experiment herself-a sexual experiment.Captain Alalakan don al' Chardadon was not about to let Dr. Rodak don al' Bakom conduct his ridiculous sexual experiments on an inhabitant from a newly discovered world. Even if it meant he had to marry the Earth woman to protect her. Marriages were easily dissolved on his planet, and this alien was very beautiful. Besides, he wanted her - in his bed, on the floor, against the wall or anywhere else he could think of.Brianna had to choose-marry the captain or try to find another way to escape Bakom. Easy choice. Even though he was an alien, Char was the most desirable man she'd ever met.So, Brianna found herself hurtling through space married to a very sexy alien - with a very flexible tail - from a planet where hedonism is the norm and there are three sexes - male, female, and hermaphrodite.But Bakom wanted Brianna too, and is willing to do anything to get her back.


Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are (FT Press Science)
Author: Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald
Genre: Neuroscience

DESCRIPTION: Over the past decade, a revolution in medical imaging has allowed researchers to scan the brain of subjects in situ, while setting their minds to an assigned task. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) are revealing, among other discoveries, that the brain of some apparently vegetative patients can be active; the brain's ability to heal and grow well beyond what was previously believed; and the various centers of different behaviors and skills. Physicist and science writer Boleyn-Fitzgerald addresses brain injury, addiction, memory, meditation, and more with summaries of recent research, cogent explanations of what scientists are learning, and plentiful references. Fascinatingly, she illustrates how "knotty questions about morality, blame, and punishment provide abundant raw material for brain researchers," who can assess, for instance, "whether 'normal' brains are wired for altruism and cooperation." Boleyn-Fitzgerald writes in a clear voice, making scientific data engaging and accessible for anyone with an interest in the study of neurology, mindfulness, or behavior.


Ubiquitous Computing for Business: Find New Markets, Create Better Businesses and Reach Customers Around The World 24-7-365
Author: Bo Begole
Genre: Marketing

DESCRIPTION: Ubiquitous Computing ("UbiComp") is the next game-changing technology. In Ubiquitous Business, PARC UbiComp pioneer Bo Begole shows you how to successfully incorporate it into your products, services, processes, and strategies. Begole introduces UbiComp's component technologies, thoroughly illuminates its potential impact, and demonstrates how to achieve real competitive advantage with it.


In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When It Counts
Author: Jerry Weissman
Genre: Communication

DESCRIPTION: Jerry Weissman has made a career of coaching nearly 500 execs on their IPO roadshows, the most critical presentations of their lives. Now, he's written an indispensable guide to answering the toughest questions you'll ever face. Using compelling examples from Presidential debates to stock analyst meetings, Weissman teaches how to respond with perfect assurance. Discover how to avoid the defensive, evasive, or contentious answers that have destroyed political careers and ruin credibility. Learn to control your entire exchange with a hostile questioner: the question, answer, interactions with questioner and audience, timing, and above all, yourself. Whether an executive, politician, fundraiser, interviewee, teacher, student -- or even a family member at Thanksgiving dinner -- you're judged on how you handle these moments. Get this book: handle them brilliantly.


15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning (Collection)
Author: Steve Weisman
Genre: Retirement Planning

DESCRIPTION: Everything you need to know to build a financially secure retirement, starting today!
These 15 concise, expert, easy-to-use mini-guides cover every aspect of retirement financial planning! Systematically reduce your retirement risk... save more wisely... protect IRAs and 401(k)s...assess where you stand, and what Social Security will and won't deliver... decide when to retire... budget and plan for life after retirement... and much more!


EDIT TO ADD: 2:00 p.m. CST

Ripley's RBI 01: Scaly Tale [Ebook]
Author: Ripley's Believe It or Not
Genre: Young Readers 7-8 and Up

DESCRIPTION: Ripley's Bureau of Investigation: A Scaly Tale tells the story of a group of kids on a crazy adventure. The main characters go to Ripley High, a school for kids with special abilities. Some of these abilities are talking to animals, controlling the weather, using mental telepathy, and having herculean strength. The kids with the most powerful capabilities are part of a club with important missions. They travel all around the world to investigate strange sightings. In this book, the first of the series, three kids-Zia, Jack, and Kobe-go to the Everglades following sightings of a lizard-man creature residing there. In Florida, the kids run into some troubles when another group-DUL-starts interfering with the mission. DUL is short for Department of Unbelievable Lies, and their mission is to make the RBI troupe into a laughingstock by preventing them from completing missions. Almost every chapter ended on a cliffhanger and at the end of the book, I was left craving more. The RBI books are short and easy to read, and will probably be best suited for younger readers and those kids who are challenged by longer works.


EDIT TO ADD: 3:00 p.m. CST

Excerpt from This Will Make You Smarter: Daniel Kahneman and More
Author: John Brockman
Genre: Decision Making - Cognitive Toolkit
** Pre-Order for January 17, 2012 **

DESCRIPTION: Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant but accessible cutting-edge ideas that will improve everyone's decision-making. In this excerpt from the latest in the series, Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow , Martin Rees, and Matt Ridley share their ideas for how we can improve our cognitive toolkits.

***** [ Tuesday 11/22 - 1 book ]

Twas The Night
Author: Sandra Hill
Genre: Romance
* Previously Offered November 2010 *

DESCRIPTION: "Christmas or Bust!"What do a Blue Angels pilot, a bounty hunter and an ex-NFL football player have in common? The three bad-boy bachelors of Snowdon, Maine have to make a friend's Christmas Eve wedding on time or die trying! They're willing to risk anything to make that happen-even dashing through the snow in the goofiest bus on Earth, bright red and filled with a bunch of merry, meddling senior citizens known as the Santa Brigade. All too soon, these men will have met their matches in three special women: a woman from their past, a forest ranger so hot she ought to be declared a fire hazard, and a woman on the run. Ho, ho, OH!While serving up holiday cheer with the Santa Brigade, the guys will discover `tis the season for good will and folly. Wise men or not, they are well and truly caught, which means these roguish St. Nicks are willing to jingle a few bells along the way if that's what it takes to find what they truly want for Christmas nestled in their beds after the stockings are stuffed and the gifts placed under the tree.

***** [ Tuesday Evening - 11 books ]

Running of the Bulls (A Wall Street Thriller) (Book Two in the Fifth Avenue Series)

No Small Thing

Death's Hand, A Dark Urban Fantasy (The Descent Series)

Best Laid Plans (Shader)

The Mark of a Druid

Raven (The Raven Saga)

In the Mood

An American Sporting Man Goes To Hell


The Magic Touch

Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload

***** ["MORE Evening free books - Tuesday..." (73!)
      posted by Annie B. for Joyce.]

AnnieB says:
OK guys Joyce is under the weather and I'm going to post 73 books so be very very patient...
   ETA...please make sure books are still free before 1 clicking and I'm not responsible for the genre of the books posted.

Galaxy of Heroes
The Buddhacarita - A Modern Sequel: The Poetic Saga of Buddha's Life from Birth to Enlightenment
Hope and Undead Elvis
Baby Talk - Book 1
Gifted Apprentice
On the Hunt in Baghdad
Night's Knights
Slag Attack
I Forgive You: Why You Should Always (The Path of Forgiveness)
Voodoo Children - A Bubba the Monster Hunter Short Story
Grease Is The Word
Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk (Dark. Cloth Series)
Introducing the Richest Family in America
Step Dad Likes to Watch (Insatiable Stepdaughter)
The Sportin' Life
Mad Money (Madeline Carter)
What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving
Betraying Nexus
In the Process of Disappearing (Fiction Friday)
The Engine Driver (A Dystopian Short Story)
Secrets of the Elusive Lover - Book 1
The Darkslayer - Fantasy/Adventure (Illustrated)
The Wrong Side of the Tracks - Book 1
If It Ain't Love
Powerless: The Synthesis
Marked: City of the Damned Book 1
Dumpsterotica: How Dirty Are You? (An Erotic Comedy)
Heartfire (Search For Love)
Visitors to the Inner Earth: True Tales of Subterranean Journeys
Attack of the Sugar Plum Fairies, A Story for Demented Children (Stories for Demented Children)
First Time Buyers
Rachel Rabbit is Rarin' to Go!
Duct Tape Bags
The Pearl Savage (a post-apocalyptic novel) (Savage Series, Book 1)
A Wild Hunt: an Aether Vitalis Novella
The Day the Flowers Died (1)
Old Men & Young Virgins: From Adam On
Midnight and Holding (short story collection)
The Champ Escapes (Fiction Friday)
Rogue Hunter: Gaia #3: Legacy
The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers Series)
Going Somewhere Else (Break Bites)
101 Faith Notes (101 God Notes)
A Moonlit Night Saga: Episodes 1 - 4
Starfall Cruise (Polliwog)
Kill Box (Promo Series)
That One Night in Vegas
Soldiers of Legend: Chances
When Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior's Path
Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara (Callie Chronicles)
Time Up
Baby Boy 1: Sacrificed
Spirit Falls
Open Season (Joe Gunther Mysteries)
Lilah's Ghost
SuperMegaNet, Vol. 2
In the Land of the Blind: A Zombie Story
Guardian of Eden
Jack Palms in Triad Death Match (Jack Palms Crime)
Mud and Salt (Fiction Friday)
The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 1: Embers, Deluxe Illustrated Edition
A Dangerous Woman (A Fay Cunningham Mystery-Book 1)
Elliptical: A Short Story
Fixing Cupid
A Soldier's Woman (The Beginnings Series)
Toonopolis Short: Anchihiiroo '

***** [ Wednesday morning 3:12 am PST - 4 more books ]

A Regency Holiday

Mary's Son: A Tale of Christmas

A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies

Surrender the Wind '

[These are from Joyce's free-book alerts Monday-Wednesday, aided by Lucy/Annie B., in the forums.
 11/21, 9;  11/22 - Morning, 1;  11/22 - Evening, 11;  11/22 - MORE for Evening, 73;  11/23, 4 -- total 98 books for Monday through very early Wednesday morning.]

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.

Editors' Picks: $1.99-$3.99   thru' November
Free contemporary books: subsets
Filters out excerpts, chapters, previews
US:  by Last 30+ days  Nov 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

Ongoing popular discussions   (See Kindle Forums for more.)
  . Kindle Fire for nonTech person?   Newer
  . Kindle Fire Keyboard.. Anyone else having issues?   Newer
  . Got my Fire!
  . Feel like almost crying - Kindle loss and personalizing Kindles - lighthearted
  . Unusual calls from Amazon because of forum posts
  . Personal docs now sendable to individual Kindles again
  . [WAS] Warning: Personal docs now sent to a Kindle will now go to all new Kindles
  . To Avoid Confusion, Please Use the Official Product Names in Forum" [entertaining]
  . Discussion of geographic restrictions on digital purchases
  . 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

Other current forum threads that might interest some
Public Library Lending questions at the forums, and Lendle's Kindle borrowing
  . How many e-books does your public library have?
  . Public librarians: what has been your Kindle/Overdrive experience?
  . Changes to lendle (This is Kindle owner-to-Kindle owner lending.)
      The changes include incentives for offering loaners

Kindle Touch 3G   Kindle Touch WiFi   Kindle Basic   (UK: KBasic)   Kindle Fire
Kindle Keybd 3G   (UK: Kindle Keybd 3G)   K3 Special Offers   K3-3G Special Offers   DX

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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