Sunday, October 16, 2011

Free Kindle Books (Oct 16) - 9 + high-rated, just-discounted books+Amzn deals


Oct. 16: - 9 free books

The Poems of Walt Whitman:Vook Classics, by Walt Whitman, $0.00

"...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 playable only on Apple apps and that any video/audio from Enhanced books will not be downloaded to the Kindle.

, a Thrille (Book One)
, by Richard Bard, 85 customer reviews, 4.8 stars $0.99

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

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.)
Dead and Berried (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, No. 2), by Karen MacInerney, 18 customer reviews, 4.6 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Sunday 10/16:
      Saturday's Price: $8.59
      Sunday's Discount: $6.60
      Sunday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (77% off)

"...a murderer is on the loose in the otherwise cozy oasis of Cranberry Island"..." --Amazon editor   "...Her book Murder on the Rocks was selected as an Agatha nominee for Best First Novel." -- from About the Author

Amazon's own ongoing listing of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS - Promos
  Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
  I've added a by Low-to-High pricing.

Editors' Picks: $1.99-$3.99   thru' October
Free contemporary books: subsets
Filters out excerpts, chapters, previews
US:  by Last 30+ days  Oct 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

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 10/15-16

Some lower priced highlights from the thread [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:

Blood Red Rings (Dangerous Women & Desperate Men)
Author: Rick Mofina
Genre: Police Procedurals - Crime Anthology

DESCRIPTION: After 24 years of putting his life on the line, Officer Frank Harper sees it all tick down to one defining moment. Blood Red Rings is a soul-wrenching short story by former crime reporter and award-winning author Rick Mofina. Blood Red Rings is one of four gripping tales in his new crime anthology, DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN.

***  [Many of the rest are Vook books - Note that Enhanced ones have video/audio only for Kindle Apple aps.]

Gluten-Free, Hassle-Free: Planning and Cooking Simple Gluten-Free Meals (Enhanced Version)
Author: Marlisa Brown
Genre: Gluten Free Cooking and Recipes

** Audio/Video content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices. **

DESCRIPTION: A gluten-free diet isn't just for people with food allergies; it's a new way of eating that can benefit everyone. Download "Gluten-Free, Hassle-Free" now and discover tasty, easy-to-make, and entirely gluten-free recipes for your busy life. This complete digital guide will focus on memorable meal ideas that you can do quickly and without much practice. You'll also get gluten-free cooking tips that will come in handy, whether you're transitioning to gluten-free for health, weight loss, or allergies. This Vook helps you prepare a gluten-free kitchen and terrific recipes from stuffed Arepas to Blackened Mahi Mahi. Tips and nutritional facts throughout support each meal idea.

  MORE... ( 7 more books: Click on "MORE" just below)

Route of Death - The Last Sacrifice of WWII
Author: Bjorn Hagberg
Genre: History - ABC News

** Audio/Video content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices. **

DESCRIPTION: Do you know which nautical catastrophe was significantly more deadly than the Titanic? In "Route of Death: The Last Sacrifice of WWII," the stories of 20,000 souls who lost their lives in the Baltic Sea at the end of WWII is brought to light at last in a highly engaging format. Download it now and dive into this gripping and little-known historical event through an unforgettable combination of text and photos. In this Vook you'll join a thrilling expedition into the past and explore three separate wrecks at the bottom of the Baltic, revealing traces of the tens of thousands of lost civilian lives. You'll discover the sunken ships and personal belongings of those who perished, and experience firsthand accounts of the tragedy from survivors. You'll also get fascinating analysis from the author, experts, and historians, examining the circumstances and remnants of the attack.


Metamorphosis: Vook Classics
Author: Franz Kafka
Genre: Fiction

DESCRIPTION: German salesmen Gregor Samsa wakes one morning to find he has inexplicably transformed into a giant insect. So begins one of Franz Kafka's most popular and enduring novellas. Originally published in 1915, "Metamorphosis" is still widely read and studied across the world, embodying the eerie blend of the absurd and the real for which the author has become known.


The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Vook Classics
Offered by Vook
Genre: Fiction Classic

DESCRIPTION: The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time. This Vook version is enhanced with the illustrations by Virginia Albert which was originally published in 1916.

EDIT TO ADD: And here are [4] more Vook Fiction Classics ... Enjoy!

The Poems of Walt Whitman: Vook Classics

Even More Poems by Walt Whitman: Vook Classics

Gulliver's Travels: Vook Classics

Jane Eyre: Vook Classics '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Sunday in the forums, 10/16 - late morning, 1 book; 10/16 - early morning, 8 books

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 late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.

Send to Kindle

(Older posts have older Kindle model info. For latest models, see CURRENT KINDLES page. )
If interested, you can also follow my add'l blog-related news at Facebook and Twitter
Questions & feedback are welcome in the Comment areas (tho' spam is deleted). Thanks!

No comments:

Post a Comment

NOTE: TO AVOID SPAM being posted instantly, this blog uses the "DELAY" feature.

Am often away much of the day, and postings won't show up right away. Posts done to use referrer-links may never show up.

Usually, am online enough to release comments within a day though, so the hard-to-read match-text tests for commenting won't be needed this way.

Feedback and questions are welcome. Thanks for participating.

Technical Problems?
If you're having problems leaving a Comment, Google's blogger-help asks that you clear the '' cookies on your browser's Tools or Options menu bar and that will fix the Comment-box problems (until they have a permanent fix).

IF that doesn't work either, then UNcheck the "keep me signed in" box -- Google-help says that should allow your comment to post (it's a workaround to a current bug).
Apologies for the problems.

TIP: There's a size limit. If longer than 3500 characters or so, in a text editor, make two posts out of it.

[Valid RSS]