Saturday, January 7, 2012

Free Kindle books (1/6-1/7 -- 915 books) + Discounted-book Forum Alerts + Amazon promos


Jan. 6-7, Friday thru' Saturday -- approximately 915 newly announced, temporarily-free books, plus discounted-book alerts as of 1-6 to 1/7 and recommendation-lists by forum members

This is the somewhat ongoing logging of Joyce's daily Kindle forum threads about newly announced temporarily-free books, which are so plentiful now that the forum listings are not being itemized, currently -- but she gives links to a website that posts them, in identified batches, and then forum members post links to books that each selected from the hundreds available that day, a useful filtering mechanism by people with very varied tastes interested in specific genres.

  The member recommendations can be especially helpful for those who may not have the time to view the full listings each day, and there are links that go to somewhat manageable subsets of the full listings, by date.

Red Mojo Mama
, by Kathy Lynn Hall, 19 customer reviews, 4.6 stars average, $0.00 (Link: )

  A short, light-hearted book although it's listed under Fiction->Horror->Ghosts ... Readers describe it as a fun read.

Saturday's Kindle Daily Deal (Amazon's Daily Deal changes at about midnight each day)

Saturday's special deal is 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, by Tom Moon, 86 customer reviews, 4.1 stars   (Link: )

  Priced at $9.99 Friday but, with a $9.00 discount today (Sat, 7th), it's $0.99 for just today (90% off)

Draws from "the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks and more...arranged alphabetically by artist [and, sometimes by composer for classical] break down genre bias..."

  There are genre listings with page numbers in the back though, and Kindlers have the Search feature.

"Award-winning music journalist Tom Moon is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered as well as Rolling Stone, Blender and other publications.  During his twenty-year tenure as a music critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer, his writings appeared in hundreds of daily newspapers and magazines..."

Some customer reviewers expected an encyclopedia of what they personally consider the best.  Others point out that the title is about recordings "to hear" before departing the surly bonds of earth* and involves the opinion of one person, which means it can't be all-inclusive nor a match for one's own tastes always.  Another felt that it's good for discoveries of items not on our radar.  I like all types of music, so for 99c I did order this one.

* That 'surly bonds' sonnet was written by a Canadian Air Force pilot, John Gillespe Magee, who flew in a British Spitfire squadron and was killed at the age of nineteen, in 1941 during a training flight.

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 Jan. 5-7 postings.

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 roundup from several sites with news of mostly temporarily-free books.  Those listings, when itemized, are not recommendations by anyone but the forum threads have often listed popular, usually unfiltered daily sets of forum release-alerts and are logged here for those who don't or can't make it to the forums.  These eBooks are often no longer free within just days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering them for us.

  LATELY, with so many temporarily-free Kindle books released (400-650+ at a time these days), Joyce of course is not listing each one but is referring readers to one of the main sites she uses when collecting the titles.

  To make the forum alerts more useful, with hundreds of newly-free titles each day, members who join these forum threads are trying to help filter them by posting the titles (and links) for the ones that most interested each of them from all those listed.
  As of this morning, there were several recommendation lists already for today's temporarily-free titles.

  Going backwards to January 6, here are the message-threads with members' recommendations from having gone through the humongous lists.

  . Saturday, January 7 - 485 books

  . Friday, January 6 - 430 books

Reminder: Amazon's specific mostly 99c Kindle books page.

Ongoing popular discussions   (See Kindle Forums for more.)
  . Are you sorry you bought a Fire?   Newer
  . Kindle touch or Kindle Keyboard   Newer
  . Kindle Fire for nonTech person?
  . Kindle Fire Keyboard.. Anyone else having issues?
  . Any happy Kindle Touch owners?
  . Kindle Fire video on airplane compared with iPad video, a tense thread :-)
  . 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
  . 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
  . 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?

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

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