Monday, October 17, 2011

Free Kindle Books (Oct 17) - 11 + high-rated, just-discounted books+Amzn deals


Oct. 17: - 11 free books

The Poems of Walt Whitman:Vook Classics, by Walt Whitman, $0.00  Also, Even More Poems by Whitman
  (Kept for today, as was first posted late last night)
NOTE: Both of these are "Enhanced" (see notes below about that)

"...His influential, groundbreaking style, although considered controversial when first published in the mid-1800s, is now revered as influencing modern poetry and the free-verse approach.  This collection brings together some of his most powerful and memorable work, including his collections "Drum Taps" and "Chants Democratic." --from Product Description

I'm highlighting this, because Vook has announced they're not going to continue publishing e-books. received an email from them saying:
' "...… we’re ceasing to publish content and moving instead to extend our digital publishing platform, VookMaker, as far and wide as possible.  It’s a one-stop cloud based tool that lets you create great looking digital books, distribute them to the marketplaces and track their sales." '
That doesn't mean what they've done so far won't be available but I wanted to call attention to it.

You can see by clicking here which Vook books are free at any time.  Remember that the "Enhanced" ones are with video/audio that's playable only on Apple apps and that any video/audio from Enhanced books will not be downloaded to the Kindle -- only the text.

, a Thriller (Book One)
, by Richard Bard, 85 customer reviews, 4.8 stars $0.99
  (Kept for today, as was first posted late last night)

This has been a popular book at its regular price as part of promo packages and is discounted to $0.99 on a limited time basis.
"..."A terrifically entertaining thriller with three finely executed set pieces strung together with nice characterization..." --Publisher's Weekly  (Kept for today, as was first posted late last night)

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.)
MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel, by James Patterson, 128 customer reviews, 4.1 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Monday 10/16:
      Sunday's Price: $7.99
      Monday's Discount: $5.00
      Monday's Daily Deal Price: $2.99 (63% off)

"...The fifth entry in Patterson's all-ages Maximum Ride fantasy/thriller series finds the teenaged title character facing her greatest challenge yet ... Patterson doesn't spend much time on character development, opting to propel his wild story with quick action scenes, plenty of situations are often solved by implausible plot turns." --Publishers Weekly

Ongoing popular discussions
  . Unusual calls from Amazon because of forum posts   Newer
  . Personal docs now sendable to individual Kindles again   Newer
  . [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

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 10/15-17

Am carrying over some lower priced highlights from the thread that I posted only late last night. [bracketed info is from me]
(The highlighted Brainrush was an alert by S. Myers.)
Alert from Emily Bronte
  The Land of Later On by Anthony Weller for $2.99 [an AmazonEncore book with 4 high-ratings that seem to be from review-copies but it sounds interesting]
Alert from Miss Kitty In The City
  Don't Tell by Karen Rose
Price dropped to $1.99 (from $4.99) [Publisher: Hachette, with many high ratings, "gripping as a cold hand on the back of one's neck, but tempered by lovable characters and a moving romance, this assured debut bodes well for Rose's future books" --Publishers Weekly

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 make it to the forums.  The eBooks can become no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them for us.

If, on this Home page listing (in orange), you see "MORE" books available,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of any long listing of free books *

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

Innovative Business Solutions based on Design Strategy (Collection)
Author: Robert Brunner
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: Three remarkable eBooks take you to the cutting edge of business innovation, design strategy, and value creation! Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business introduces a breakthrough process for crafting rewarding, empowering customer experiences that create deep emotional connections with your products, services, and brands. Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company shows how to build a truly design-driven company: one that can consistently create designs that drive sustainable business performance improvements. Finally, in Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, frog design's Luke Williams integrates powerful creativity techniques with business discipline in a five-step program for identifying disruptive opportunities and successfully executing on them!

  MORE... ( 10 more books: Click on "MORE" just below)

Laboring in the Harvest (NavEssentials)
Author: LeRoy Eims
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Veteran disciplemaker LeRoy Eims emphasized the training of laypeople to become laborers in the harvest field. Today his son Randy Eims interprets his father's message to equip a new generation living in a post-Christian world. In this updated version, LeRoy and Randy define a laborer as one who is equipped to reach the lost and edify the saved. Their words offer a job description for laborers, outline the training needed for laboring, and describe the spiritual tools a laborer needs in Christ's harvest. Learn how to establish others in a growing relationship with God.


A Home For Christmas
Author: Deborah Grace Saley
Genre: Contemporary Romance

DESCRIPTION: Book Two in Deborah Grace Staley's series about love and life in Angel Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Janice Thornton has been lonely for too long, especially at Christmas. But Angel Ridge, Tennessee, the one place that holds the key to what family should be, is offering her a chance at a new life. Could she find happiness by taking over her uncle's small town practice? Local contractor and carpenter Blake Ferguson comes from a big family. He'd like to fill his rambling old Victorian with one of his own. But there's one problem. He needs a wife! When Janice shows up at his house, Blake sets a course to win her, but soon finds she's built a wall around her heart this master carpenter finds difficult to dismantle. Can the magic of an Angel Ridge Christmas bring hearts home or will old hurts create an obstacle even the town's legendary angels can't overcome?


Author: Tim Sinclair
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: The church spends $1.5 million for every one new follower of Jesus. Apple sells 26 iPads every minute. What is it that makes Apple so exciting and Jesus so boring? What is it that compels someone to bring their iPod everywhere and their Bible nowhere? In a word: marketing. Jesus is a life-changing product with lousy salespeople-people who are intimidated and embarrassed by the word "evangelism" and who show more enthusiasm for their gadgets than their God.


Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think
Author: Vijay Mahajan
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: Africa, like many emerging markets, has been long overlooked, but is poised for explosive growth and opportunity, says author Mahajan (The 86 Percent Solution) in this must-read for investors, executives and anyone with an interest in global business. He argues that Africa "is richer than you think" and presents "as big an opportunity as China and India." The author describes a burgeoning middle class, referred to as "Africa Two," and illustrates how successful companies are organizing the marketplace, creating infrastructure, advertising, and even customizing packaging. In a continent where many countries lack basic resources and transportation, Mahajan admits it would be easy for investors or corporations to discount prospects for profitability, but he describes how creative entrepreneurs have identified these problems as opportunities: the Coca-Cola Company uses trucks, bicycles and handcarts to transport its product into rural villages and is building its own ice plant to keep drinks cool during power outages. This compelling and captivating overview of the market with its colorful anecdotes provides a tremendous insight into Africa's wealth, which Mahajan calls a "different type of oil and diamonds."


Curse of the Gargoyle (Cursed Mackinnons Book One)
Author: Tara Nina
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Gavin has been entombed in stone for hundreds of years, waiting for the right person to break the curse that put him there. After the voice of an unknown woman speaks the special words to free him, he finds himself in a time that is no longer his own. Though this woman pleasures him in every imaginable way, he's still racked with anguish for all he's lost. Duty, honor and his deep-seated need for revenge consume him.Ericka thought flying to Scotland was the toughest feat of her life. That was until she met a ghost and freed a seventeenth-century Scottish hunk from stone. Ghosts aren't real and curses don't exist. Hot sex with Gavin fuels her imagination, but he can't possibly her soul mate, or can he...The evil behind the curse lingers. Gavin is stone by day, man by night. Together they fight, determined to overcome the source behind the curse. But if they fail, their love could be lost for eternity.


Doing Both: Capturing Today's Profit and Driving Tomorrow's Growth
Author: Inder Sidhu
Genre: Business - Accounting - Finance

DESCRIPTION: Over the past seven years, in a highly unstable global economy, Cisco doubled revenue, tripled profits, and quadrupled earnings per share. How? By Doing Both. When companies face key strategic decisions, they often take one path and abandon the other. They focus on innovation and new business at the expense of core businesses or vice versa. They stress discipline and sacrifice flexibility. They focus on customers and ignore partners. And they struggle. There is a better way: Doing Both. Doing Both means approaching every decision as an opportunity to seize, not a sacrifice to endure. It means avoiding false choices, reduced expectations, and weak compromises. It means finding ways to make each option benefit and mutually reinforce the other. In this book, Cisco Senior Vice President Inder Sidhu explains why "doing both" is today's best strategy. Then, drawing on Cisco's hardwon insights and the experiences of companies like Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool, and Harley-Davidson, Inder presents a complete blueprint for "doing both" in your organization, too.


Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies
Author: Sherry Seethaler
Genre: Science - Education

DESCRIPTION: Every day, there's a new scientific or health controversy. And every day, it seems as if there's a new study that contradicts what you heard yesterday. What's really going on? Who's telling the truth? Who's faking it? What do scientists actually know-and what don't they know? This book will help you cut through the confusion and make sense of it all-even if you've never taken a science class! Leading science educator and journalist Dr. Sherry Seethaler reveals how science and health research really work how to put scientific claims in context and understand the real tradeoffs involved...tell quality research from junk science discover when someone's deliberately trying to fool you and find more information you can trust! Nobody knows what new controversy will erupt tomorrow. But one thing's for certain: With this book, you'll know how to figure out the real deal-and make smarter decisions for yourself and your family!


So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap
Author: Edward D. Hess
Genre: Business - Investing

DESCRIPTION: Two former corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and now professors Hess and Goetz combine their wisdom and experience to offer new and wannabe business owners some critical thinking, management strategies, and tried-and-tested pointers. Their book is written in a simple albeit very academic style, with logical headlines, practical sidebars, and summarized "lessons learned" at the end of each chapter. Although the authors are generous about sharing the ABC's of business, whether it's how to find and keep good employees or explanations of financial gotta-haves, the overall subtitle-8 Steps to Take-gets buried in a welter of other numbers: the 8 mistakes business owners make (e.g., pricing incorrectly), the 7 techniques to get a customer to try your product (references/testimonials), the rule of 3s and the rule of 7s (only manage 7 or fewer people at any given time). Use this as a novice's springboard (and remind the authors to follow their own advice: keep it simple!).


Come Monday (Wild Irish, Book One)
Author: Mari Carr
Genre: Romance

DESCRIPTION: Wild Irish, Book One Monday's child is fair of face... After the death of her mother years prior, Keira Collins became a surrogate parent to her six younger brothers and sisters, her own dreams put on hold. At twenty-seven, she's finally pursuing a college degree. Between classes, working at the family pub and still tending to siblings, she's no time for romance. So why is she spending all her rare free time fantasizing about hot Professor Wallace bending her over his desk? Will Wallace recognizes Keira's unfulfilled desires, her habit of hiding her beauty, her obsessive need to command every aspect of her life. But Will has needs of his own-and they run far darker than Keira's. As he initiates her into his lifestyle, offering sweet punishments and sweeter rewards, Will's sexual authority slowly strips away some of her precious control. The one thing Keira's not ready to relinquish.


CK-12 Trigonometry
Author: C-12 Foundation
Genre: Intro to Trigonometry for High School

DESCRIPTION: CK-12 Foundation's Trigonometry FlexBook is an introduction to trigonometry for the high school student. Topics include: Trigonometric Identities & Equations, Circular Functions, and Polar Equations & Complex Numbers. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Sunday in the forums, 10/17 - morning, 10 books; 10/17 - mid-morning, 1 book.]

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