Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dec's 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or less - Editors' Choices + Free non-classics by publication date + discounted-book alerts

"DECEMBER 2012's 100 Kindle Books deal, for $3.99 or less"

I highlight the monthly deal at or near the beginning of the month for those who don't know about it or might not remember.

  These 100 Kindle books are $1.99 to $3.99 and are "hand-selected" by Amazon's Editors each month.

  What you'll see on that special monthly-deals page are the new ones for December 2012.


NON-KINDLE reading for the day, for those who need or just enjoy a chuckle.  I don't know if any of you have ever read a police log for your area, but this ongoing one for Arcata is definitely unique and you'll see why it has a larger than local following.

Tweet Tunnel
For any who follow Twitter and also my add'l info bits that aren't generally blogged but tweeted there, I found recently that older ones are organized over time by a site called "Tweet Tunnel" that does this for the now 500 million noisy birds.  Here's my recent history of tweeted info, nicely organized; they do a nice job.  You can click on any "inReplyTo" links to follow a thread or to see what a comment was about.  Without images, it's considerably faster than previous attempts at this type of history.  And they're said to be able to show/download past tweets soon (why?).  To check yours, use the searchbox on the same page.

Cyber Monday Deals Week continues at Amazon today
For another day, Amazon continues its Cyber Monday Week deals page.
  As of this morning (Dec. 1), their page announces they'll begin their Top Holiday Deals tomorrow.

FREE KINDLE BOOKS (Non-classics) for December (and November)
In the meantime, I've updated the "Temporarily-free books -- Non-classics" search results to show free contemporary Kindle books for DECEMBER, sorted by publication-date, as of today, 12/1.  There are only a few shown on the first day of any month, and these include pre-orders for December, of course.  As ever, on the first day of the month, most are listed as "free preview" of whatever chapters chosen.

  Here are the current Search results for free Kindle non-classics, by publication date for November.

Today's Kindle Daily Deal, for December 1, Saturday only, is Pines, by Blake Crouch.  Inspired, at age 12, by seeing the television series, Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990), a "quirky show about a creepy town with damn fine coffee and brilliant cherry pie, where nothing was as it seemed" his Pines is about a Secret Service agent who comes to a scenic town to recover two federal agents who went missing a month earlier, but within minutes of his arrival, he's involved in a bad car accident and wakes up in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, no briefcase, and no money -- and, for some reason, unable to reach his boss or his wife.

  The 'Starred' Booklist review by Stacy Alesi says, "The suspense builds to an almost unbearable point, culminating with a twist that ratchets it up even further. Fans of Stephen King, Peter Straub and F. Paul Wilson will appreciate this genre-bending, completely riveting thrill ride, which mixes suspense, horror, science fiction and dystopian nightmare all rolled up into one unputdownable book.

  It has 467 customer reviews, with an average rating of 4.1 stars.
  It's $1.99 for today (Saturday) only. 80% off
  Their Kindle Young Readers Daily Deal is "Gooney Bird and the Room Mother" - by Lois Lowry (author) and Middy Thomas (Illustrator).

Discounted / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks II - the ongoing Kindle Forum message thread
  There is an ongoing message thread in which Kindle owners share information on recent drops in pricing on specific Kindle books, often with some added info by the person posting it.

  Here's a link to the thread starting from a few days ago that includes some books still on sale Dec. 1.

  The link I gave is to a specific day to start, in this case, 11/28, mid-point, but you can look at previous days or keep up with ongoing alerts after that, as Amazon keeps track of the last message# that you read, so that you can start from there next time.  Most of the better deals seem around $2.99-$3.99 but I saw that there are quite a few good deals during the holidays of course.  On the other hand, there are Hachette deals included that ended in a DAY, so you need to double-check the current pricing of any Kindle books that interest you to see if the discounts are still active.

  I heard of one small new Kindle book released November 16, "Portrait of a Hero," by Randall H. Miller, with an initial discounted price of $0.99 for the holidays, which is about "Lieutenant Colonel Truman Bishop Ransom who resigned the presidency of Norwich University (the nation’s oldest private military college and birthplace of the citizen soldier) to lead the 9th U.S. Infantry in the Mexican-American War."
  Sounds interesting.  All I know of the author and his book is that he's an engaging, long-time reader of the blog and we share a mutual enthusiasm for the Beam N Read light, which I no longer need for my (latest) Kindle reader, because it's a Paperwhite, but which I still tend to wear at night for general use.

  Prices are discounted for only a very short time, too often, and are promos, and that's another reason to watch the list.

Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links.
NOTES on newer Kindles.
Updated Kindle Fire Basic  7" tablet - $159
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB - $199/$249
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16/32GB - $299/$369
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G 32/64GB - $499/$599
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $69/$89
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi - $119/$139
Kindle Paperwhite, 3G - $179/$199
Kindle Keybd 3G - $139/$159, Free but slow web
Kindle DX - $379 $299, Free, slow web
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - £69
Kindle Touch WiFi, UK - £89 Refurb'd
Kindle Keyboard 3G, UK - £149
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi
Kindle Paperwhite 3G, UK
Kindle Fire 2, UK
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB, UK
OTHER International
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $89
Kindle Touch WiFi - $139
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB

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