Saturday, November 26, 2011

Free Kindle books (11/25-26) - 28 free. Discounted-book forum alerts + Amazon promos


Nov. 24-25: - Thursday thru' late-night Friday: 28 newly-free books, plus discounted ones as of Friday night or starting hours of Saturday, so far.  Heavy in international cookbooks from Hippocrene, with some getting very positive customer reviews  (See page 2 of this blog entry for details.)

Write Good or Die, by Scott Nicholson, 14 customer reviews, 4.4 stars, $0.00 (Link: )

(Someone actually wrote a review headlining 3 stars because the title made that person wonder how well written the book is!)
  These are artcles on how to survive as a writer in today's world - collected by author Scott Nicholson, focusing on both the craft and the business.  Advice from bestselling authors.
  All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens (although at $0.00, there won't be any for the promo deal.)

Barefoot Sisters: Southbound, by Lucy Letcher and Susan Letcher, 21 customer reviews, 4.8 stars, $0.00 (Link:

Two sisters "through-hike the entire 2,175 miles of the Appalachian they hike, they write about their adventures through the 100-mile Wilderness, the rocky terrain of Pennsylvania, and snowfall in the Great Smoky Mountains"

Saturday's Kindle Daily Deal (changes at midnight) is To Defy a King (William Marshal), by Elizabeth Chadwick, 30 customer reviews, 4.5 stars   (Link: )

  Friday's price: $8.54, Saturday's discount: $7.05
Saturday's Kindle Daily Deal Price: $1.49
(83% off)

  MORE... ( The temporarily newly-free books and discounted-book forum-alerts are on the 2nd page, which will help to load the main page more quickly.  Those wanting to go see the details can do so by: clicking on "MORE" just below - 28 newly-free Kindle books today)

Am including here, for the weekend, Amazon US's  Black Friday announcement of example deals that will be available at various times through the weekend.  They say they'll be monitoring Black Friday ads to meet or beat the best deals they see, and their PR release has a reminder that people should use the Price Check Amazon app available for iPhone and Android when shopping in stores to make sure they're getting a good deal.

  (They didn't even include the 9.7" Kindle DX being discounted by $120 through Nov. 28 (from $379 to $259).

Examples Amazon gave of deals coming up as of a couple of days ago:

  • Samsung 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV: $799.99 (save $500)
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000 Digital Camera: $249 (save $250)
  • Canon PowerShot SX230HS Digital Camera: $199 (save $150)
  • All phones from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon on sale for a penny at AmazonWireless (new activations only, two-year contract required)
  • PlayStation 3 160GB Bundle w/ two free games (Rachet & Clank: All 4 One and LittleBigPlanet 2): $199 (save $150)
  • Toshiba Satellite 14” laptop: $599.99 (save $150)
  • TomTom XXL 5-Inch GPS: $99.99 (save $99)
  • Samsung BD-D5700 Blu-ray Disc Player: $99.99 (save $80)
  • AK Anne Klein Swarovski Crystal Accented Rose Gold-Tone Leather Watch: $29.99 (save $95)
  • Save up to 60% off outerwear for Women, Men, Kids and Baby
  • White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Earrings: $299.99 (save $399)
  • Save up to $170 on Dyson vacuums
  • Bodum Bistro Electric French Press Coffee Maker and Tea Dripper, Red: $49.99 (save $43)
  • Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu 8-Inch Cook’s Knife: $89.99 (save $60)
  • Save 40% off select boots and slippers
  • “Bridesmaids” (DVD): $5.99 (save $23)
  • “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (Blu-ray): $49.99 (save $69.99)
  • Schwinn Jasmine Girls’ Bike, Light Blue: $69.99 (save $70)
  • Save up to 40% on select Angry Birds plush toys
  • Save up to 50% on select LeapFrog electronic toys
  • Popular album titles including “Watch the Throne” by Kanye West and Jay-Z, “Torches” by Foster the People and “Hands All Over” by Maroon 5 (MP3 Downloads): $4.99

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 11/23-26 (30 posts)

There are several deep discounted items in this batch, including some from HarperCollins.)

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 or can't make it to the forums.  The eBooks are often no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them for us.

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

***** [AnnieB says (for Happy Reader Joyce, who is taking a needed breather on the holiday]

[ Thanksgiving day ] -- There is one book so far this morning.

*** [ Friday, Nov 25 - Joyce writes: ]
I see hope in the faces of the flowers in my garden. They are beautiful in the new morning, opening like smiles and shining with promise. Someone's thinking about you, and that is me!

After today, I will be going on vacation. Annie will be posting the freebies for you while I'm gone. She is a very special friend to me, and has been so kind to help and be sure that the freebies are posted and you are not forgotten. I will see you when I return on Thursday, December 1st. I will miss each of you very much.]


All Along the Rhine: Recipes, Wines and Lore from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Holland


Liberation of Alice Love


Taste of Romania: Its Cookery and Glimpses of Its History, Folklore, Art, Literature, and Poetry (New Hippocrene Original Cookbooks)


The Art of Uzbek Cooking (Hippocrene International Cookbooks)


Hungarian Cookbook: Old World Recipes for New World Cooks, Expanded Edition


Polish Heritage Cookery


Fine Filipino Food


Gypsy Feast: Recipes and Culinary Traditions of the Romany People (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)


The Best of Korean Cuisine


Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)


Flavors of Burma: Myanmar : Cuisine and Culture from the Land of Golden Pagodas


Old Havana Cookbook: Cuban Recipes in Spanish and English (Bilingual Cookbooks)


Finding Christmas: Stories of Startling Joy and Perfect Peace


The Best of Ukrainian Cuisine (Hippocrene International Cookbook Series)


The Best of Polish Cooking


Cuisines of the Caucasus Mountains: Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia


Barefoot Sisters: Southbound


Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: A Mediterranean Mosaic


The God's Wife


The Scottish-Irish Pub and Hearth Cookbook: Recipes and Lore from Celtic Kitchens


A Taste of Haiti (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)


Healthy South Indian Cooking


Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture: Ancient Festivals, Significant Ceremonies, and Modern Celebrations (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)


Cooking from China's Fujian Province: One of China's Eight Great Cuisines


The Kerala Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections from the Syrian Christians of South India (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)


Cuisines of the Alps (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)


Brazil: A Culinary Journey (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) '

[These are from Joyce's free-book alerts Thursday-Friday, aided by Lucy/Annie B., in the forums.
 11/24, 1;  11/25 - Morning, 27 -- total 28 books for Thursday through just past midnight on Friday evevning.]

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' November
Free contemporary books: subsets
Filters out excerpts, chapters, previews
US:  by Last 30+ days  Nov 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

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

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.

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