Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Kindle books (11/4) - 4 free + discounted-book alerts + usual promos


Nov. 4: - Friday: Morning - 4 newly-free books

Commune of Women
, by Suzan Still, 24 customer reviews, 4.6 stars $0.00

7 women, with quite different cultural backgrounds, waiting out a terrorist attack on the L.A. International Airport

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.)
Regarding Ducks and Universes, by Neve Maslakovic, 50 customer reviews, 4.1 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Friday, 11/4:
      Thursday's Price: $7.95
      Friday's Discount: $5.96
      Friday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (74% off)

Note that Amazon has huge lettering saying $0.00 but that's for Prime members who can borrow a book once a month, but Friday's discounted price is $1.99 and it's normally $7.95.
Most definitely Science Fiction:
"The smallest moment may matter, a character tells Felix when explaining the possibility of an infinite number of universes branching off from tiny, seemingly insignificant actions and decisions. Weaving together physics, philosophy, and wry humor, Maslakovic's inventive debut is a delight. -- Kristine Huntley, Booklist

  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)

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 11/3-11/4

Includes, for lower-priced items:
Alert by Miss Kitty in The City
  Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life, by Bill Minutaglio - price drop to $1.30 (from $15.95)
Alert by GrassHopper
  Jacob (Nightwalkers, Book 1), by Jacquelyn Frank, $1.79 - Matched B&N price.

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:

Commune of Women
Author: Susan Still
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

*Available free in: United Kingdom, Asia & Pacific, Australia, Canada, United States, India*
DESCRIPTION: On an ordinary Los Angeles morning, the lives of seven women are about to become inextricably entangled, as they converge upon LA International Airport for various purposes. Suddenly, the morning erupts into chaos, as black-clad terrorists charge into the terminal, guns blazing. As the concourse becomes a killing field, six of the women dodge a hail of bullets to find refuge in a tiny staff room. Betty, a Reseda housewife, Heddi, a Jungian analyst, Sophia, a rugged and savvy mountain woman, Erika, a top-level executive, Ondine, an artist just returning from France, and Pearl, an ancient bag lady, all traumatized or injured, barricade the door and cower down, hoping to survive. As four days drag by, their expectations of an early rescue dashed, the women find a way to dominate their panic and terror by telling their life stories. As their situation becomes increasingly grave, the women begin to reveal their most intimate secrets, as their stories descend deeper into the dark shadows of their lives-and they discover that part of survival is simply surviving one another. At the same time, in a similar small room close by, the sole female terrorist, dubbed simply X by her so-called Brothers, has the task of watching a bank of surveillance monitors. Apparently forgotten by her co-conspirators, she nevertheless is the best informed of the happenings in the outside world--happenings that are not easily understood. Why are the police and FBI so slow to respond? What has motivated this attack? Who are these terrorists and what do they want? And will the women survive to tell their tale? Answers to these questions slowly reveal the terrible web of conspiracy and deceit into which they all have fallen. But the most profound revelation of all is how each has betrayed herself.


Endurance (Revised)
** Previously Offered June 27, 2011 **
Author: April Thomas
Genre: Fiction - Action - Adventure

DESCRIPTION: Mei sat in a dimly lit building fighting the depths of unconsciousness. She was amazed that she hadn't past out by now. Her strength had returned, and she lifted her head looking up at Thomas. He stood smug glaring down at her. Another contraction came, and Mei screamed in pain. Instinctively, she wanted to curl into the fetal position, but her arms had been tied behind her back. Her legs were tied to each leg of the chair. Blood from her head injury blinded her eyes. A dirty cloth was tied tightly around her mouth causing the sides of her mouth to tear. "Perfect timing, soon I will bring your baby into the world, and let you watch as I kill him, then I'm going to kill you slowly," Thomas growled, he was unrecognizable he looked like a mad man. Mei began to cry; she knew something terrible was going to happen with meeting her mother for lunch.

***** [ab here:  Reminder: These are unfiltered reports of newly-free e-books, rather than recommendations.]

Winning the Zero Moment of Truth - ZMOT
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: Whether we're shopping for corn flakes, concert tickets or a honeymoon in Paris, the Internet has changed how we decide what to buy. Today we're all digital explorers, seeking out online ratings, peer reviews, videos, and in-depth product details as we move down the path to purchase. At Google, we call this online decision-making moment the Zero Moment of Truth-or simply ZMOT. Download "Winning the Zero Moment of Truth", a free, powerful new video-enhanced eBook by Jim Lecinski, Managing Director of US Sales & Service and Chief ZMOT Evangelist at Google. Jim shares how to get ahead at this critical new marketing moment, supported by exclusive market research, personal stories, and insights from C-level executives at global leaders like General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, and VivaKi. If you're a marketer, a CEO, a sales rep, or an aspiring entrepreneur, this video-enhanced eBook will help you understand this shift in the marketing landscape and show you the strategies it takes to win.

***** [ab here: It mentions 'video-enhanced' but this is the purely-text Kindle version.  You can click on the video-enhanced link to get the 'enhanced' Kindle version though, which "is available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices."]

A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane
Author: Richard Le Gallienne
Genre: Non-Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Verses on Love (No other description provided) '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alert Friday morning in the forums, 11/4 - morning, 4 books

Ongoing popular discussions
  . Feel like almost crying - Kindle loss and personalizing Kindles - lighthearted   Newer
  . 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

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

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
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