Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekend books reminder: free, lowcost, and $ - Update3

Something a bit different for this (late) weekend-reminder pon mostly free and low-cost books. This week I'm including the 4-1/2 to 5-star rated books (customer-rating system) which have made it to the 25 Amazon Bestsellers of the current hour (this does change hourly).

  Most are free, but some aren't.  If the few $-ones are doing that well against the free books, they're probably worth a look.

  The usual free- or low-cost book links will follow this new listing (mainly for newcomers who may not have checked the bestseller lists yet  The Lost Symbol isn't on this particular list although it's selling best.  This just lists the ones with more than 4 stars average received.

Urge To
Urge To Kill, by John Lutz
4.3 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00
According To
According To Jane, by Marilyn Brant
4.6 out of 5 stars (12 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00

The Autobiography
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
5.0 out of 5 stars (4 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00

The Help
4.8 out of 5 stars (911 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $9.99

The Last
The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks
4.3 out of 5 stars (27 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $9.99

Say Youre
Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club), by Uwem Akpan
4.6 out of 5 stars (39 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $6.99

The Adventures
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle
4.4 out of 5 stars (55 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00

Pride and
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
4.5 out of 5 stars (881 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00

The Girl
The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
4.4 out of 5 stars (229 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $9.99

The Art
The Art of War, by 6th cent. B.C. Sunzi
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00

MetaGame, by Sam Landstrom
4.4 out of 5 stars (18 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.01

The Legends
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, by Sir James, Knowles 1831-1908
4.3 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.00

Here are Mobile Reference Kindle books:
. sorted by bestselling
. sorted by "low to high" price
. sorted by avg. customer review
. sorted by most recently published
. sorted by relevance

As ever, the weekend reminder highlights the "Free [or low-cost] Kindle books box from this page's right-side-column.

For Kindle newcomers especially:  In addition to the usual new $$$-books, we can enjoy Classics for free, both from Amazon and from other book sites, many directly downloadable to the Kindle.  A few are promotional and free for only a while.

1.  Amazon's 7,000+ free books, sorted by:
        "Bestselling" or by "Avg Customer Review"

2.  Amazon's currently free  Non-Classics - This one changes.

    a. That link above is to Non-Classics sorted by BESTSELLERS.
    b. Here are Non-Classics sorted by NEWEST books first.

3.  "Big Deals on Kindle" - This one doesn't change enough.

4.  Project Gutenberg e-books (MOBI ed) catalog for Kindles.  You can search the catalog on your Kindle and click on one to have it downloaded to your Kindle from the site.  There are no Amazon charges on a download from this site.

5.  A long Amazon Forum thread on a million or so books readable on the Kindle - How to get them (mostly free)

ALSO, previously featured free non-fiction books that are free or under $1.00
1. (Recommended under-$1 books)

2. Amazon's most popular free books.

  Michael Rubin is still offering, for an unspecified time, the full text of his $35 "Droidmaker" book on George Lucas and Lucasfilm via a set of 3 PDFs.  The photos from the book are included.

Some of this will be redundant, but at least there are a lot of choices for people on a budget. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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