Click on the image at the left or on this line to get Amazon's Oscars page.
For books that either inspired or followed Oscar-nominated films, see Kindle Film Reads: 2011 Oscar Nominees and more, on Kindle. I loved The King's Speech and Colin Firth's performance in it, but for some reason, that particular title is not available on Kindle at this time.
It's available only in paperback, and the video is to be released April 18 on Blu-Ray and DVD, although there are 114 reviews of the movie when normally we will want to see reviews of the DVD/Blu-Ray quality and any extra features. People are pre-ordering with a lower-price guarantee.
There are Kindle books for other nominated films though, including The Social Network
Ultimate Movie Quiz, is a recently-released movie trivia game for Kindle, with 10 rounds of questions that increase in difficulty or in a continuous stream, and with a countdown timer if you want a bigger challenge.
NEWS: HARPER COLLINS LIMITS PUBLIC LIBRARY E-BOOKS TO 26 LOANS
New York Times Media Decoder's Julie Bosman reports that while a print book can be checked out of a library countless times, HarperCollins, announced that:
'... it had revised its restrictions for libraries that offer its e-books to patrons."
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HarperCollins said on Friday that ... beginning March 7, its books may be checked out only 26 times before the license expires.
“We believe this change balances the value libraries get from our titles with the need to protect our authors and ensure a presence in public libraries and the communities they serve for years to come,” it said in a statement. The policy does not affect books already licensed by libraries.
Steve Potash, the chief executive of OverDrive, a provider of e-books to public libraries, said HarperCollins was the first publisher to limit how many times an e-book may be checked out.
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While hundreds of publishers make their e-books available to libraries, at least two major publishers, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan, do not.
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Librarians fumed about the limit, complaining that it would require them to pay more for HarperCollins’s books when budgets are being cut.
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Overdrive's Potash said the change would force some libraries, especially those that stock a lot of best sellers, to be more careful about the publishers from which they buy. “Libraries will have to consider whether they want to invest in titles that, after a year or 18 months or so, they’ll have to replenish or buy additional units,” he said. “There will be some who may have to be more selective about how they can use their digital book budgets.”
On Sunday, he said that OverDrive would take HarperCollins titles out of its general e-book catalog, which would keep them available but make them less easily accessible. '
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Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources. Top 100 free bestsellers.
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