Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Kindle Books (8/29 -late afternoon, corrected ) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals


Monday, 8/29

Untouchable, by Scott O'Connor, 11 customer reviews, 4.9 stars, $0.00

  "O'Connor tells a wisp of a story, but in a voice so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word." --New York Times Book Review.
  "'O'Connor's prose is as beautifully terse as his plot... It's an affecting mix, squeezing the reader's emotions..." -- Booklist

Kindle Daily Deal
  (The Daily Deal link above changes at MIDNIGHT each day.
      Click it to see what the daily deal book is, at any time.)
  Monday, 8/29
  Hidden in Plain View (Darryl Billups Mysteries), by Blair S. Walker, 14 customer reviews, 4.1 stars - published by AmazonEncore July 26, 2011
    Daily Deal until the end of Monday, 8/29:
      Sunday's Price: $7.99
      Monday's Discount: $7.00
      Monday's Daily Deal Price: $0.99 (88% off)
From Library Journal: "Lean prose, wit, and humanizing sidebars lend credence to both plot and setting..."

Amazon's own ongoing listing of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS - Promos
  Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
  I've added a separate sorting
by Low-to-High pricing.
Unusual Publisher Sale for August - 8/3
Publisher Harper Perennial sale::20 titles for $20, or $0.99 each, through the month of August

Other ongoing forum threads that might interest some
  . Discussing books posted on discount threads (New)
  . What have been your favorite public domain books not so well known?
  . Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
  . Highly recommended Indie authors
  . Unique Uses of Kindles

LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) forum thread:
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME includes a caution that it's not a book promotion thread for authors or for posts about indies or free books either.  "The thread is for discounts and price drops that readers find for books from publishers."

TEMPORARILY Free-Book alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the amazing "Happy Reader" Joyce, who is constantly on the lookout on behalf of forum members.

  NOTE: The alerts below are quoted as they appear in Joyce's collecting of newly and mostly temporarily-free books just released and are *not* books I've seen and are *not* recommendations by this blog -- this is just a daily report of very popular forum alerts.   The eBooks will become no longer free within days, usually - sometimes, hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing all these for us.

Aug 29 - morning - 8 books (Corrected the URL and updated list), Aug 29 - afternoon - 1 book discussed, Aug 29 - late afternoon - 1 book (Agatha Christie's The Murder at the Vicarage.

If, on the Home page listing, you see "MORE" books available,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of the long listing of free books *

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition
Author: Jon M. Huntsman
Genre: Business - Leadership

DESCRIPTION: Author royalties from this book go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation "The way Jon conducts his business and lives his life will not only inspire you to be a better person, citizen, and entrepreneur, it also will give you hope that the good guys don't finish last." Glenn Beck, CNN "Jon Huntsman is a different breed. He believes business is a creative endeavor, similar to a theater production, wherein integrity must be the central character." Larry King, CNN "Jon Huntsman's own life and personal values lend credence to his words. He walks his ethical talk." Neil Cavuto, Fox News "This book could put me out of business. Nobody would be happier about it than me." Wayne Reaud, Trial Attorney. The nationwide bestseller--fully updated for today's tough times and worldwide financial crises "Everyone does it." Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in thiseconomic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right? Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living. The proof? You're holding it. Jon M.Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs and difficult decisions. There were tough times. Times just like today. But ultimately, leading with integrity wasn't just personally right for Huntsman, it also proved to be the best business strategy. In Winners Never Cheat, Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This book is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It's about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right, no matter what you're up against. It's about winning. The right way. Think about the kind of person you want to do business with. Then, be that person--and use this book to get you there.


Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise
Author: Joyce Magnim
Genre: Religious - Inspirational

DESCRIPTION: Newly widowed Charlotte Figg purchases a double-wide trailer sight unseen and moves to the Paradise Trailer Park with her dog, Lucky. Unfortunately, neither the trailer nor Paradise are what Charlotte expected. Her trailer is a ramshackle old place in need of major repair, and the people of Paradise are harboring more secrets than Bayer has aspirin. Charlotte's new friend Rose Tattoo learns that Charlotte played softball and convinces her to rally the women of Paradise into a team. Reluctant at first, Charlotte warms to the notion and is soon coaching the Paradise Angels. Meanwhile, Charlotte discovers that the manager of Paradise, Fergus Wrinkel, abuses his wife, Suzy. Charlotte sets out to find a way to save Suzy from Fergus and in the process comes to a difficult realization about her own painful marriage.


Invitation to the Jesus Life: Experiments in Christlikeness
Author: Jan Johnson
Genre: Religious - Inspirational

DESCRIPTION: It's easy to learn a little something about Jesus, but to encounter him on a daily basis changes everything. No longer can we live with the same earthly behavior or attitude. Our focus becomes eternal. Jan Johnson helps readers experience Jesus in such a way that his love-drenched, others-focused nature shapes their character. Readers of all types will find the spiritual practices in each chapter inviting and challenging.


Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)
Author: Samuel Barondes
Genre: Science - Personality

DESCRIPTION: Leading neuroscientist Samuel Barondes shares scientific frameworks and tools for improving your intuitions about people, and sizing them up more consciously, systematically, and successfully. He shows how to use the latest research about personality and character to get along better, choose great friends, decide whom to trust, and avoid narcissists and sociopaths.

  MORE... ( 4 more books: Click just below on "MORE")

A Beginner's Guide to Using Your iPhone as a Business Productivity Tool
Author: Dave Caolo
Genre: Business Life - Investing - Ethics

DESCRIPTION: The quickest, easiest, and friendliest guide to using your iPhone 4 for business.
After spending hundreds of hours on dozens of computers, the iPhone 4 is the best computer I've ever owned. This tiny machine runs Apple's powerful iOS and features a huge number of fantastic business apps. In this book, I describe the business deployment of the iPhone, how to complete common business tasks such as working with documents, presentations, and the calendar, how to use travel apps...and yes, of course, phone calls.


Love's Magic
Author: Traci E. Hall
Genre: Historical Fiction - Romance - Mystery

DESCRIPTION: While her sisters are tall and beautiful, Celestia Montehue is the misfit in a royal family-petite, with one green and one blue eye. The only thing she has in common with her ancestors is her magical healing ability. Fearing no one will ever accept her, she vows never to marry. Meanwhile, Nicholas Le Blanc, a haunted man, was trained as a knight but his childhood has convinced him he is a bastard. He is captured while on crusade and eventually forced to kill for his freedom. An arranged marriage between the two does not bode happiness, nor does Celestia's new home-a broken-down keep haunted by the ghost of Nicholas' mother. Soon a curse is set upon them, and they must decide if their love will save them or, ultimately, doom them.


Social Media Marketing with Established Technologies (Collection)
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: Six great mini-guides show you how to drive maximum profits from proven social media platforms and tools - easily, quickly, painlessly! Robert Scott Corbett's How to Make Money with Social Media Optimization helps you master "SMO": the strategic use of social media engagement to supercharge brands, extend reach, influence conversations, build share, and increase profits. In How to Make Money with Email Marketing, Corbett reveals how to use email to reach more prospects, retain more customers, and make more sales. Next, in How to Make Money Marketing Your Business on YouTube, top content marketer Jamie Turner walks you step-by-step through growing revenues with user-generated video. Turner's How to Make Money Marketing Your Business on LinkedIn introduces powerful new techniques for attracting clients and customers on LinkedIn, even on a microscopic budget. His How to Make Money Marketing Your Small Business on Twitter offers step-by-step techniques for tweeting your way to profits, and transforming negative customer tweets into business-building opportunities. Finally, in How to Make Money Marketing Your Business on Facebook, legendary social marketing pioneer Clara Shih distills all you need to win on Facebook: strategy, systems, policies, and execution.


Let's Get Real About Money!: Profit from the Habits of the Best Personal Finance Managers
Author: Eric Tyson
Genre: Business - Personal Taxes

DESCRIPTION: Tyson, syndicated columnist and bestselling author of Dummies guides to personal finance, investing and mutual funds, provides a solid guide to breaking counterproductive money habits and adopting a healthy approach to personal finance. His first suggestion-assess your money knowledge-is simple for readers to implement, thanks to several handy quizzes that identify the gaps that lead to common mistakes. Tyson offers tips for dealing with procrastination, money avoidance and disorganization, as well as assessing money beliefs and practices. The book's gem is a personal financial action plan that allows easy assessment of current assets and retirement goals. Common sense advice on budgeting strategies, reducing expenditures and taxes, and borrowing and debt management adds up to an effective, if familiar, plan for achieving control over and maximizing financial assets. Chapters on investing, managing risk, insurance and hiring financial help round out this comprehensive approach. This book demystifies the many obstacles-from the logistical to the conceptual-to smart financial planning.


[Emily Bronte added:
  "The complete edition of Girls to the Rescue Book #1 is also free. (I picked it up January 20, 2011.)

  Interesting that there's a free Pre-order for GirlsGirls to the Rescue Book #1 - 1 free story when the whole book is free."

 [Joyce removed the unusual pre-order item released today for one short story in the book because the full book is free at this time.  Maybe it means the book won't be free much longer.   At any rate, it's considered by customer reviews a good book for young girls.]

The Murder at the Vicarage (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection)
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery - Women Sleuths

DESCRIPTION: James Saxon delivers a memorable and absolutely masterful performance of Christie's first Miss Marple mystery. When the wildly unpopular Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the vicar's study, it seems that everyone-his unhappy wife, his daughter, a visiting artist, an embittered poacher, the vicar-has a motive in a mystery that confounds the authorities, consumes the village and can only be untangled by observations and deductions of our heroine: the elderly gossip-cum-sleuth Miss Marple. Saxon's artful and enthusiastic portrayal of a host of characters-male and female, guilty and innocent, young and old-will delight Christie fans, mystery lovers and anyone lucky enough to listen. '

Kindle-edition blog subscribers can access these by
clicking on any forum-alert link above, with Wireless 'On'...
  (the daily updates of forum alerts/discussions are readable on the Kindle-edition -
    press the Kindle's "Aa"-key to Zoom a page of text 200% if on Kindle 3
    or to increase font size on Kindle 2)
    The Aa key gives a Landscape-view option also.)

For daily free ebooks, check the following links:
Temporarily-free books - Non-classics - USA: by:
NEW:  June  July  Aug 2011
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   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK: PubDate   Popular
What is 3G? and "WiFi"?       Battery Care
Highly-rated under $1,  Newest: $1-$2, $2-$3
Most Popular Free K-Books
U.S. & Int'l (NOT UK):
   Top 100 free
   Top 100 free
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