Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Free Kindle books (12/4 -12/6 books - 69 books). + Discounted-book forum alerts + Amazon promos

FREE/DISCOUNTED KINDLE BOOKS DISCOVERED BY FORUM MEMBERS

Dec. 4-6 - Sunday thru' Monday, 69 newly-free books, plus discounted ones as of 12/6 for the same time period, so far. (See page 2 of this blog entry -- if you're reading this on the Home page -- for details.)

A quick one today, as have to be gone.   No highlighted free book, but the 69 newly listed free Kindle books listed should tide people over.  Will leave up, for Kindle Fire owners who didn't see this new offering over the weekend, Bufo Calvin's Kindle Fire guide .


A Kindle book that costs more than $0.00 but will be well worth it for those wondering how to work this Kindle Fire thing

Love Your Kindle Fire: The ILMK Guide to Amazon's Entertablet, by Bufo Calvin, 9 customer reviews, 4.8 stars, $2.99 (Link: amzn.to/love-your-kindle-fire )

Bufo Calvin is the author of 5 other Kindle books and is very popular in the Amazon Kindle forums for his clarity and good humor in answers to questions there, which he does on his own time.  He also has a best-selling Kindle-Edition blog, "I Love My Kindle."

  Calvin goes through each menu option, step by step, explaining what each does.  A lot of the book is in conversational Question and Answer format, in which he interviews himself with the types of questions he has seen most, from the Kindle forums and at his blog, but most important, with some very thorough answers.
  (As this is included in an evening blog posting Friday, it'll also be used for a Saturday listing of free book titles released (if even more are released Saturday) and highlighted finds at the top.


Children's Fiction, Grades 1-4


Tuesday's Kindle Daily Deal (changes at midnight) is Pandora Gets Jealous, by Carolyn Hennesy, 25 customer reviews, 4.5 stars   (Link: amzn.to/pandora-gets-jealous )

  Monday's price: $2.99, Tuesday's discount: $2.00
Tuesday's Kindle Daily Deal Price: $0.99
(67% off)

Another children's book.  (Amazon's link and title are pointing to a former hardback listing page that's currently also designated "Kindle Edition.")
 The author is currently seen on daytime's General Hospital, per the product page.
"Carolyn Hennesy's magical tale follows a 13-year-old girl on her quest to collect unleashed mythological evils. –- Amazon editor"


  MORE... ( The temporarily newly-free books and discounted-book forum-alerts are on a 2nd page, off the Home page, which will help loading of the main page more quickly.  Those reading this on the Home Page and wanting to go see the details on this specific post can do so by: clicking on "MORE" just below - 69 newly-free Kindle books today)
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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 12/3-6 (posts)
(43 added after my last logging of these on Dec 3, morning)



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 roundup, from several sites, 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.
' [ Joyce says...]

***** [ Sunday, Dec. 4 - 3 books]

The Strategy of Satan
Author: Warren Wiersbe
Genre: Religious - Action

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Wiersbe zeroes in on Satan's attacks as deceiver, destroyer, ruler, and accuser. He emphasizes that conquering the enemy comes by obeying God's truth.

*****

The Holiness of God
Author: R.C. Sproul
Genre: Religious - Theology

DESCRIPTION: Every Christian who is serious about his or her growth needs to read The Holiness of God. I profited greatly from this book.

*****

A Victorian Christmas (Anthology)
Author: Catherine Palmer
Genre: Religious - Fiction

DESCRIPTION: A beautiful patchwork of four novellas about love and joy at Christmastime by best selling author Catherine Palmer. These four novellas were previously published in four anthologies-A Victorian Christmas Quilt, A Victorian Christmas Tea, A Victorian Christmas Cottage, and A Victorian Christmas Keepsake. Return to a time when life was uncomplicated, faith was sincere ... and love was a gift to be cherished forever. Includes author's favorite holiday recipes.


***** [ Monday, Dec. 5 - morning - 10]

The Christmas Bus
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Holidays - Religious - Spiritual

*** Previously Offered: October 4, 2009 ***
DESCRIPTION: The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there's a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas. But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd's Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family-style bus. It's hardly the holiday Christmas Valley wanted--but it may be just what they need. This charming novella is sure to become a new Christmas tradition for readers who love a great holiday story.

*****

The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise
Author: Alpheus Bingham
Genre: Business - Systems and Planning

DESCRIPTION: The Open Innovation Marketplace introduces groundbreaking strategies for leveraging a world of innovators to develop breakthrough products faster, with lower cost and risk. Drawing on their experience building InnoCentive, the pioneering open innovation platform, the authors show how to dramatically increase the flow of high-value innovations your organization can discover-and deliver.

*****

The Culture Cycle: How to Shape the Unseen Force that Transforms Performance
Author: James Heskett
Genre: Business - Systems and Planning

DESCRIPTION: The contribution of culture to organizational performance is substantial and quantifiable. In The Culture Cycle, renowned thought leader James Heskett demonstrates how an effective culture can account for up to half of the differential in performance between organizations in the same business. A follow-up to the classic Corporate Culture and Performance (coauthored with John Kotter), this book explains how culture evolves, can be shaped and sustained, and can promote both survival and innovation in tough times. Drawing on decades of field research and dozens of case studies, Heskett introduces a powerful conceptual framework for managing culture and shows it at work in a real-world setting. Heskett's "culture cycle" identifies policies, practices, and behaviors that are crucial to moving cultures forward and demonstrates how to calculate the economic value of culture through the "Four Rs": referrals, retention, returns to labor, and relationships with customers.

*****

Over Fields of Fire: Flying the Sturmovik in Action on the Eastern Front 1942-45 (Soviet Memories of War)
Author: Anna Timofeeva-Egorova
Genre: Military - History - World War II

DESCRIPTION: This is a quite unique story of courage, determination and bravery in the face of tremendous personal adversity. The many obstacles Anna had to cross before she could fly first the Po-2, then the Sturmovik, are recounted in detail, including her tough work helping to build the Moscow Metro before the outbreak of war. Above all, Over Fields of Fire is a very human story - sometimes sad, sometimes angry, filled with hope, at other times with near-despair, abundant in comradeship and professionalism - and never less than a large dose of determination! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anna Alexandrovna Timofeeva-Egorova was born on 23 September 1916. After attending school she had hoped to learn to fly but this wish was delayed due to one of her brother's becoming a victim of the Communist security system, which deemed him an `enemy of the people'. After a number of setbacks Anna learned to fly, and during the first part of the Great Patriotic War flew Po-2 biplanes for the 130th Aviation Signals Squadron, being shot down three times. She then switched to flying the fearsome Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft with the 805th Ground Attack Regiment (805 ShAP), 197th Ground Attack Division. Anna flew approximately 270 combat missions before being shot down in the summer of 1944, being severely injured and taken prisoner by the Germans. Thanks to her determination, and the skill, dedication, care and kindness of numerous individuals, she made a remarkable recovery and was liberated when the Soviets overran her POW camp near K├╝strin in 1945. However, her troubles were not over, as the Soviet authorities initially believed her to be a traitor and collaborator and subjected her to 11 days of continuous interrogations. She was released, although her injuries were such that was medically discharged from the Air Force in 1945. She continued to fight to clear her name after the war - she was eventually reinstated into the Communist Party and in 1965 finally received the award of `Hero of the Soviet Union'. She died in October 2009

*****

Freedom From the Lies You Tell Yourself (Ebook Short)
Author: Marie Chapian
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Learning to deal with your thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking. In this book Dr. William Backus and Dr. Marie Chapian explain the life-changing method they call "Misbelief Therapy." It's remarkably simple, incredibly effective, and thoroughly biblical. It has helped thousands of people for many years, and it can help you too!

*****

Trace's Psychic (Supernatural Bonds, Book One): 1
Author: Jory Strong
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Book 1 in the Supernatural Bonds series. Homicide detective Trace Dilessio has always considered himself a regular meat and potatoes kind of guy-a red-blooded man who likes his women with big boobs, a nice ass, and legs that don't stop. Aislinn Windbourne is a whole different type than what he usually goes for. And even though he hates psychics-especially those that get tangled up in police business-Trace can't seem to fight his obsession for the delicate beauty who makes him feel both primitive and protective.Years of being shunned in Elf-space because of her half-elf, half-human blood have made Aislinn cautious about opening her heart-until she meets Trace. He beguiles her from the start, and among Elves such a reaction usually means that a couple is destined to form a heartbond. But even as love chases away her loneliness, every time Trace rejects the magic that's part of who she is, Aislinn fears that this human world might be every bit as painful as the one she grew up in.

*****

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose
Author: Jagdish N. Sheth
Genre: Business - Human Resources and Personnel Management

DESCRIPTION: Through a series of real-life vignettes from well-known companies, the 11 brief, well-written chapters compellingly argue that many of today's successful businesses foster intrinsic cultures that embrace values for the stakeholders as well as the shareholders; for them, it is more then just politically correct, it is the only way. This is a book that every undergraduate and every business leader should be required to read.

*****

The English Heiress (Heiress, Book One)
Authro: Roberta Gellis
Genre: Erotica - Historical Romance

DESCRIPTION: Blush: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic level). First in the Heiress series. Leonie de Conyers' life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father's title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would inherit the property and wealth of an uncle. Did Leonie dare to believe in such altruism? Roger St. Eyre's life had been destroyed by the girl he fell passionately in love with. Solange did not love him; she was selfish and vicious and extravagant. By the time she died, Roger felt dead himself. Perhaps he was hoping for the peace death brings when he set out to wrest his old friend Henry de Conyers from the murderous grip of the French Revolution. Instead, Roger and Leonie found love and reasons to live-if they could escape exposure to the revolutionary fanatics and their favorite toy, the guillotine.

*****

What's Stopping You?: Shatter the 9 Most Common Myths Keeping You from Starting Your Own Business
Author: R. Duane Ireland
Genre: Entrepreneurship

DESCRIPTION: In this trim but comprehensive and engaging book, Barringer and Ireland (Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures) dispel the myths that prevent the typical American from starting a new business. The authors weave their academic research and business incubation fieldwork with stories from real life startups, refuting claims that entrepreneurship entails colossal risk, requires a great deal of money, demands extensive business experience or is dependent on the perfect product or service. This book is refreshingly pragmatic while still being encouraging; it addresses the obstacles at each stage of entrepreneurship, including overcoming psychological barriers to quitting a day job, identifying and developing the right idea, financing and running effective public relations and marketing campaigns on shoestring budgets. Simultaneously upbeat and instructive, this book offers the aspiring business owner a practical push toward taking the entrepreneurial plunge.

*****

Insights from Remarkable Businesspeople (Collection)
Author: D. Michael Abrashoff
Genre: Business and Investing

DESCRIPTION: A brand new collection of essential insights for your business and career from world-renowned experts...now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! Get it straight from the top: secrets only the world's best leaders can tell you! What it takes to lead your team to greatness! Outstanding leaders tell you how to identify and fix even the biggest problems...get buy-in that's real...balance external customers and internal processes...infuse creativity throughout your organization, and reinvent its future...get results, not salutes!


***** [ Monday afternoon - 1]

The Flinch
Author: Julien Scott
Genre: Mind - Health - Body

DESCRIPTION: A book so important we refuse to charge for it. Julien Smith has delivered a surprise, a confrontation, a book that will push you, scare you and possibly stick with you for years to come. The idea is simple: your flinch mechanism can save your life. It shortcircuits the conscious mind and allows you to pull back and avoid danger faster than you can even imagine it's there. But what if danger is exactly what you need? What if facing the flinch is the one best way to get what you want?Here's a chance to read the book everyone will be talking about, before they do. What are you afraid of? Here's how to find out.


***** [ Monday late evening - 50]

The Second Coming: A Horror Short Story

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Shower ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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Double Dare

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Winds of Change

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The ABCs of Erotica ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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High School is a Jungle

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Dr. Love

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Seducing My Beefcake Roommate ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]


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Bourbon Affair

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Dark Earth

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For The Sake Of Sin

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The Quill Pen

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A Fall from the Walls of Troy

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An Essay ... [Check forum list for this title (not erotica).]


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Diary of a N$$pho ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]


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Judgement

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Teddy Bear: A Short Story

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Gabby...All About Me

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The Dressing Room

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The Shower

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Killer Temptations ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]


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All Things Austria

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Inkubus Sampler ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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Naughty Cinderella (Adrianna's Fairy Tales)

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Barb's S$xual Awakening: A short story from the "True Life Erotica" collection

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Fall Into Erotica: An Autumn Anthology

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eBully

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Age of Dreams

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Blow ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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While I Was Learning To Become God

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Bad to the Bone

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Aztec Vampire: Bloodthirsty Gods (vampires and werewolves - paranormal romance)

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Casey's Night In (The Mirage Agency #1.5)

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Hot Tales: 8-Guess Who is Coming for Dinner?

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My Life as a S$x-o-Gram: Book One

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DarkAge

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MILF Stories: Mrs. Daniels

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The Phoenix and the Watchers' Bargain (The Phoenix Odyssey)

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Touring the Afterlife

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Wild West Women of Some Gumption (Historical Adventure Series)

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The Undead: Zombie Anthology


R$pper's Row ... ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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God in the Machine: a short story

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Stolen (The Madame X School ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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Expedition Force (Mercenaries of Earth)

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Expedition Force II (Mercenaries of Earth)

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The Trouble With Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks)

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Detective John Sanders' Er$tica Noire ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]


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The Comfort of a Woman ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]

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Needing Nita (Serve and Protect Series)


*** [ Monday - More late evening - 1 ]


A Practical Guide to Risk Management

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The Mermaid ... [Check forum list for this erotica title.]


*** [ Tuesday - morning - 3 ]

Witch & Wizard: The Fire - Free Preview: The First 34 Chapters
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Science Fiction - Fantasy - Magic
** Pre-Order for December 15, 2011 **

DESCRIPTION: Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left. .Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for their imminent showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful? In this stunning third installment of the epic Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher--and the consequences will change everything.

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A Holiday Sampler: Delicious Excerpts From Your Favorite Authors
Assorted Authors
Genre: Action - Adventure - Holidays
** Pre-Order for December 19, 2011 **

DESCRIPTION: This free eBook contains the complete essays Six to Eight Black Men and See You Again Yesterday by David Sedaris. Celebrate the holidays with eight great excerpts from bestselling authors like David Sedaris, James Patterson, Brad Meltzer, Nicholas Sparks, and more.

***

Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy
Author: Andrew S. Rosen
Genre: Business - Policy

DESCRIPTION: Rosen, chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., has written a smart, easy-to-read overview of the weaknesses of colleges and universities and the benefits of the fast-growing private-sector colleges, one of which, Kaplan University, he heads. He argues that too many public and private universities focus on campus amenities and institutional prestige rather than what their students learn and that community colleges provide access but have an unsustainable financial model. Private-sector universities prosper only because they give students new skills, so they pay close attention to what their students learn and how they can learn better. Rosen presents data and analyses that challenge the usual criticisms of private-sector universities-that they don't educate and they charge too much, misuse government funds, and recruit too aggressively. While this book will not quiet all critics, it effectively identifies weaknesses in both the nonprofit and the public sectors and should stimulate college presidents to reconsider some of their priorities. VERDICT: A well-written and thought-provoking critique of contemporary higher education of interest to all readers concerned about the future strength of American society. '


[The above are from Joyce's free-book alerts Sunday-Tuesday in the forums.
 12/4, 3;  12/5, 10; 12/5 - afternoon, 1; 12/5 - late evening, 50; 12/5 - more late evening, 2; 12/6, 3 -- total 69 books for Sunday through Tuesday morn'.



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   for December
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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5 comments:

  1. Wow, this free "erotic fiction" stuff is going over the deep end. Can't even look through these free book lists with family members, as even some of the titles are unacceptable. Request: Please omit these inappropriate titles, or place them in separate postings that are clearly labeled. Thanks!

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  2. Anonymous,
    It's a tough call. I mention with each one that it's an UNfiltered list and is just a LOGGING of what's posted in the forums, as-is, without me deciding to censor the listing.

    There are so many free books now, that for anyone to go through each of them, unless the site's first focus is Kindle books (and there are a number of them), takes a LOT of time. This site is more technology-focused.

    If I notice something verging on illegal I can note to click on the forum link to see the actual title.

    But of course Murder and "thriller" sadism, plentiful in popular everyday reading is illegal, and that sells very well and doesn't offend families for some reason.

    I wonder, with the proliferation of these, if that doesn't teach some younger family members that this is a-ok while non-violent erotic material is not...

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  3. Anonymous,
    I normally won't have time to look at all of these. when hundreds come out in 3 days and I'll tend to mention there are erotic titles and that people should then not show them to those who would be offended.

    Since the free books listings are often family affairs, so to speak, I understand the concern and will try, time permitting, to refer those to the original forum listing.

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  4. Andrys (and Happy Reader Joyce): If you have time/space, please add "Wise Men and Other Stories" to the list of temporarily free Kindle downloads. It's free through midnight Sunday, 12/11. It's currently the #2 most downloaded ebook in the Humor/Essays category of the Kindle store. Thanks! Mike O'Mary

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  5. Mike,
    I am really behind in the free-books logging and in general but will get something out tonight for Sunday, and since it's #2 in the humor/essays area (something we can all use) , I can draw attention to it some way.

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