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November 19, 2011 - Happy 4th Birthday, Kindle! 

Read the Weekender every weekend, and check out Kindle Nation Daily for the latest news, freebies, bargains and tips any day of the week!

This week: The Skinny on Why You'll Want a Kindle Fire, Honest Kathi and the Launch of the Kindles, Photos on the Kindle Fire, a Retro Kindle Fire for Kindle Early Adopters, What to Do Right Now to Protect Your Investment in a New Kindle, How to Win a New Kindle Fire, Kindle News Briefs, 1251 Free Kindle Books, and More!

 

SKINNYThe Skinny: Why Would You Want a Kindle Fire if You Love Your eInk Kindle?
By Steve Windwalker

Okay, short and sweet. And just my opinion.

Over the next few weeks, and certainly including this issue of The Weekender, you'll see plenty of information and opinion about the new Kindles, how to use them, what to use them for, and so forth.

But there's a simple question that's on a lot of people's minds. You already own a great Kindle (whichever Kindle it is). Why would you want to spring for the new and improved model?

The answer involves all of the other digital content that's online these days, including but not limited to the music and video content that Amazon sells. For everything you might want to enjoy -- movies, tv shows without commercials, music, Audible.com audiobooks, email, Youtube, Netflix instant streaming, games, online magazines and newspapers, productivity apps, everything on the web including Kindle Nation Daily, and, yes, ebooks -- the Kindle Fire's the best, most elegant, best value proposition for easily, seamlessly enjoying all of that while in a, er, relaxed posture. Nothing else comes close, assuming you don't want to throw your money away.

I was concerned about whether the Kindle Fire 7" display would match the experience of the iPad's 10-inch display. The Kindle Fire wins in visual experience, handheld weight, speed of content delivery, and form factor. When you factor in price, it's not even close.

For reading books, I still prefer my eInk Kindles, but even that could change: the jury is at lunch, watching a movie on the Kindle Fire between bites.

If you are like me, (perish the thought), you may have tried a number of devices looking for a truly portable, relax-on-the-sofa computer that didn't cost thousands. The Kindle Fire is not exactly that, just as the Netbook and the iPad and the Kaypro and the Osborne were not that. I'm not going to write my next book on the Kindle Fire, just as I am not going to write it on the iPad. But I have to say that the Kindle Fire comes closer than anything else I have experienced to providing a truly portable and easy environment for me to enjoy what I enjoy when I am not creating content.

As I told Len Edgerly on his podcast this week, the Fire tablet is like a direct line or portal between our brains and our senses and everything else in the world, or at least everything in Amazon's store. And that may often seem like a distinction without a difference.
 
 
Don't miss this week's interview with Kindle Nation Daily founder Steve Windwalker on The Kindle Chronicles podcast, all about the new Kindles and more!
 
          LAUNCHThe Launch of the Kindles

(and a nice story that holds up against any Honest Abe tale we've heard)
Kathi

They came in trucks. Brown trucks, red white and blue trucks, whatever trucks Amazon could hire. They came early, and in a few cases they came late.

Amazon shipped millions of Kindles earlier this week, between the Kindle Fire units ordered by customers and shipped a day early on Monday, the Kindle Touch units ordered by customers and shipped a week early on Tuesday, and the truckloads of Kindles shipped wholesale to many of the 16,000 brick-and-mortar retailers that have lined up to sell these new models.

Here at Kindle Nation we had ordered about a dozen new Kindles between our Kindle Fire sweepstakes giveaways, staff needs, and early-decision holiday gifts. All but one arrived on Tuesday -- the one that came a day late was the one I was sending myself just in case Amazon's promised review unit didn't show up. And guess what, Amazon's promised review unit arrived late too, but happily Kindle Nation Daily's new Kids Corner editor Candace Cheatham made a lightning-quick run to Staples to grab us the first Kindle off the shelves at the Fresh Pond store. Thanks, Candace, and thanks to Staples associate Jason for giving us a call the minute the Kindle Fires arrived!

So it's here, and what do I think?

I'm ecstatic.

Elegant?

Exquisite?

Pick your own e-word for this aesthetically pleasing embodiment of electronic excellence.

We;re weighing in above and below with more particulars, with important things to do before you totally lose yourself in the experience (as if we're on time for that assignment!), and with some discussion of why you might want a Kindle Fire if you already own a Kindle 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

And over the coming days we'll shine a light on a few relatively small issues that Amazon might target for improvement, although it's entirely possible that some of these concerns may vaporize as we, our brains, and our individual and collective muscle memory grow accustomed to the challenges of learning these new devices.

Let's be clear: we're only going to scratch the surface here, but there's lots more to come in upcoming issues, Kindle Nation Daily posts, and the latest comprehensive Kindle guide* on which my collaborator Bruce Grubbs and I are working round the clock to prepare for you.

But first, back to the trucks for a moment, for a  story that warmed my heart, from Kindle Nation citizen Kathi C. of the nearby city of Lynn, MA. (For anyone familiar enough with local culture to be aware of a certain four-line piece of doggerel about Lynn, suffice it to say that Cathi's exemplary behavior gives the lie to that particular verse!)

As Kathi wrote in on Thursday:

My kindle Touch arrived today, my friendly UPS Guy handed me TWO boxes marked kindle! My inner devil's response was yippee but my good angel said bad girl!

 

The two boxes had identical UPS Tracking Numbers but the Serial Numbers on the end were different (only by the last 4 characters).

 

From Manage My Kindle I figured out which of the serial numbers was preregistered to me.

 

The typical very friendly and helpful CSR at Amazon sent me a label to return the 'extra' kindle. I shudder to think how many of the millions (?) of k-Touches will be duplicated today. What a nightmare that must be for all the people like me that have tracked their shipment or are just eagerly watching for the UPS truck!

 

Thought you would be interested...

 

Keep up the good work!

Kathleen C.
Lynn MA

Brava, Kathi! And if there's anyone at Amazon reading along at the office, we think that woman deserves a nice little Kindle Store gift card!
(We will only disclose Kathi's full name to authorized Amazon officials.)
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* If you'd like a heads-up notice when our new guide to all the new Kindle models is available in the Kindle Store, just shoot an email to kindlenation+KGuides@gmail.com, and thanks!


 

This Week's Sponsor:

Slay Bells and Satchels
(Haley Randolph Mystery Series)
by Dorothy Howell

"From the author of HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE and of PURSES AND POISON..."


by Dorothy Howell
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here's the set-up:

The Summer Santa Sale at Holt's Department Store becomes a Christmas nightmare when sales clerk Haley Randolph finds a murdered elf in the store's giant toy bag. Haley, a crazed fashionista obsessed with designer handbags, could find herself "bagged" if she doesn't untangle this mystery quicker than Saint Nick can slide down a chimney. But Haley has another problem: Can working with hot private detective Jack Bishop put her on Santa's "naughty" list?

About the Author
Dorothy Howell has sold 28 novels to three major New York publishing houses. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages with sales approaching 3 million copies worldwide.  She currently writes for two publishing houses, in two genres, under two names.  Dorothy writes the hilarious fashion sleuth Haley Randolph mystery series, available from Kensington Books. Foreign rights to the series have sold in the U.K., France, Poland and Thailand. The books are available in hardcover, paperback, large print and e-book formats.  Dorothy also writes historical romance novels under the pen name Judith Stacy. Her titles include a Harlequin Historical Top Seller for the Year, a No.1 on the Barnes & Noble Historical List, and a RITA Award Finalist. They are available in paperback and e-book formats.  Dorothy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America.  Visit her on Facebook and at: www.DorothyHowellNovels.com and www.JudithStacy.com.
Author Dorothy Howell

Dorothy Howell has sold 28 novels to three major New York publishing houses. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages with sales approaching 3 million copies worldwide. She currently writes for two publishing houses, in two genres, under two names.

Dorothy writes the hilarious fashion sleuth Haley Randolph mystery series, available from Kensington Books. Foreign rights to the series have sold in the U.K., France, Poland and Thailand. The books are available in hardcover, paperback, large print and e-book formats.

Dorothy also writes historical romance novels under the pen name Judith Stacy. Her titles include a Harlequin Historical Top Seller for the Year, a No.1 on the Barnes & Noble Historical List, and a RITA Award Finalist. They are available in paperback and e-book formats. Dorothy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America. Visit her on Facebook and at: www.DorothyHowellNovels.com and www.JudithStacy.com.

Each issue of the Weekender is sponsored by one paid title. We encourage you to support our sponsors and thank you for considering them.

Authors and Publishers: Interested in learning more about sponsorship? Just click on this link for more information.

 

WARRANTYThis Week's To Do List:

What to Do When Your New
Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch Arrives
How much do you love your new Kindle?
Kindle Warranty Plans


Let's put it another way: how bummed would you be if it stopped working? I thought so.

So, please, make a decision now about whether you need an extended warranty. I'll confess that I self-insure in this case, but if you are someone who wants warranty coverage, please don't wait until it's too late. 2-Year Square Trade Warranties for all new Kindle units range from $25 to $45, and they cover accidental drops and spills with zero deductible and up to 3 claims during the warranty life. You can get all the details here, but don't tarry, because you have only 30 days after your Kindle ships to cover it with warranty protection.

Okay, nicely played. And now, you can combine protection with style when you select a Kindle cover and other accessories.

PHOTOSViewing Photos (Or Any Pictures) with the "Gallery" App on the Kindle Fire
By Bruce Grubbs
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(Ed. Note: Bruce Grubbs is the author of several books on travel and the outdoors, as well as -- with co-author Steve Windwalker -- a recently released user's guide on the Kindle Keyboard and a soon-to-be-released Complete User's Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle covering all current Kindles Including the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle. If you'd like a heads-up notice when our new guide to all the new Kindle models is available in the Kindle Store, just shoot an email to kindlenation+KGuides@gmail.com. It's a pleasure to welcome Bruce to the Kindle Nation Weekender.)

On the Kindle Fire, you can sideload your photos from your computer with a USB cable and view them with a built-in app. Although this feature is not documented in the current Kindle Fire User's Guide and information is buried in the on line Kindle Help, it is easy to use.

Since the Fire has limited memory, you should resize your photos to medium resolution, ideally 1024 x 600 pixels, before sideloading them to the Fire.

Transferring Your Photos

  • To transfer photos to the Fire, connect it to your computer with a USB to micro-USB cable. The Kindle appears as a disk drive on your computer.  
  • Copy your photos to the Pictures folder on the Fire. If you like, you can create folders on the Fire to organize your images.
  • When you are finished, eject the Kindle from your computer and disconnect the USB cable.

Viewing Your Photos

  • Go to Home and select the Apps library. Tap the Gallery app. Gallery opens with thumbnails of your photos, or icons of your folders if you have any.  
  • Tap a folder to open it and view thumbnails of your  photos. While in a folder, you can view thumbnails or tap the con in the upoper right corner to view photos by date.
  • Swipe to scroll through your the thumbnails. Tap on any image to view it.
  • Tap Back  to return to thumbnail view. If you tap Menu while viewing an image, you have several options. You can share an image via email, delete it, look at details including file name, type, creation date, album (folder) name, and file size, as well as crop and rotate it.

You can also zoom in and out by pinching or using the magnifying icons. To start a slide show, tap the slide show icon.

These three icons are not always visible; to bring them up, tap on the image.

When you're finishing view your photos, tap Home to return to the Home screen. Gallery will show up on the Carousel; long-press it to add it to your Favorites if you wish.

Another Approach

You can also send many image files including photographs wirelessly to your Kindle Fire using wi-fi and your you@kindle.com address. If you take this approach the images will be converted into ebook files and will show up as Personal Docs. They will take less storage space, but will not be accessible through the Gallery app at present, and you may have to use your Manage Your Kindle page to redirect them to your Kindle Fire if you have multiple Kindles and you've already sent the images to the cloud.
 

 

RETROThe Retro Kindle Fire:
A Fun Way to Brand Yourself as a Kindle Early Adopter As You Rock Your Kindle Fire
Kindle 1 Cover
What is that ugly thing at the right?

If you were an early adopter of the Kindle, maybe it looks familiar. But it's been a while, right? And, well, let's just say that, whatever it is, that thing was not designed by Kate Spade.

But, yes, you've guessed it, that's the original Kindle 1 cover. We were happy to have it at the time, back in late 2007 or early 2008.

We didn't even have to pay extra for it, although that might seem like a small victory when one considers that it came in the box with the Kindle 1 for the princely sum of -- gulp -- $399.

Now I know there are many of our readers who are still loving their Kindle 1s, and I would never disrespect that ... or you. But there are also a good many others of us, thousands of us who were Kindling before Kindle was cool, so to speak, who have not gotten much use out of our Kindle 1s or Kindle 1 covers in what seems like a long time.

Well, I now propose a proud new use for our Kindle 1 covers! (Yours may be in a little better shape than this one on which my son Danny proudly inscribed his name. He was 9 at the time, and he is much, much more sophisticated now.)

Voila!

Your old Kindle 1 cover may now be worth more than your Kindle 1 -- Amazon is offering about 10 cents for those on trade-in, but perhaps I exaggerate -- because the Kindle 1 cover makes a great snug-fitting retro cover for your new Kindle Fire!

Maybe you'll love it. Maybe you'll hate it. But either way, you'll be branding yourself to all the world as someone who was there at the inception.
 
WINHeads Up! Less Than 24 Hours Left! You Have Until Sunday Afternoon to Enter for Week #6 of Our Brand New KINDLE FIRE Giveaway Sweepstakes, Sponsored by Marie Astor, author of ON THE RIM OF LOVE
 We are well into week #6 of our wild and crazy plan to give away a brand new Kindle Fire every week through the rest of this year and well into next, and we have already surpassed last week's record of 2,727 entries.

 

(Our WEEK #6 GRAND PRIZE winner, Amy Pippin Mire of Wolfforth, Texas, was randomly selected from all the entries to win a KINDLE FIRE tablet. We connected with Amy by email and telephone to confirm her identity and shipping address, her Fire was ordered Monday morning, and Amazon has confirmed for us that there will be a brand new Kindle Fire arriving at her office tomorrow, November 17.)

 

What about yours?

 

Maybe yours will be awarded Monday, but you know how this works, right? You can't win it if you don't enter.

 

After a couple of weeks of suspense sponsors, we have returned for the Week #6 Sweepstakes to the world of love and limmerance with a highly rated contemporary romance novel by popular novelist Marie Astor, ON THE RIM OF LOVE.  

 

(And just in case you are wondering, Marie has already paid the full cost of that new Kindle Fire that could very well have your name on it. Every penny. What's that? If you have a good understanding of how karma works in these matters and you want us to repeat that link so you can make sure you have downloaded a copy of ON THE RIM OF LOVE before the Week #6 drawing, thanks. But let's be clear that while the cosmos works by its own rules, we of course have no way of knowing what you download from the Kindle Store.)

 

The Week #6 Sweepstakes runs until shortly after noon on Sunday November 20, and entry details can be found at the end of this post.

 

But first ... a word from this week's sponsor:

On the Rim of Love:

by Marie Astor
by Marie Astor
4.8 stars - 9 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

Here's the set-up:

Twenty-two-year-old Maggie Robin has been dating the irresistibly good-looking Jeffrey Preston for a year. But when Jeffrey proposes marriage to her a week after her college graduation, Maggie finds herself wondering if she wants to spend the rest of her life married to a workaholic TV show producer.

Her doubts culminate when during a ski trip to British Columbia she meets Taylor Denton, a handsome, free-spirited big mountain skier.

 

Maggie's attraction to Taylor is undeniable, but she is engaged to marry Jeffrey. Will Maggie have the courage to follow her heart?

 

Also by Marie Astor:

About the author:

 

Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre. Marie is the author of contemporary romance novels, On the Rim of Love, Lucky Charm, and a short story collection, A Chance Encounter and Other Stories. In addition to being a writer, Marie is an avid hiker, an excellent swimmer, a good skier, and a capable badminton player. Currently, Marie is working on her next novel.

 

If you would like to learn more about Marie's writing, please stop by her website: www.marieastor.com to sign up for book release updates and events or visit her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marieastorwrites.

 

So ... is that it?

Of course not!

 

Here are the details on the Kindle Nation Week #6 KINDLE FIRE Giveaway Sweepstakes:

 

There's no purchase required, but we do need you to go to our Kindle Nation Facebook page and "Like" us. Give the page a few seconds to load, because for some reason it takes a little longer than some.  

 

Then just scroll down and follow the prompts to enter the sweepstakes, and you're done! (Of course, if you want to really improve your chances of winning by multiplying your good fortune by your good karma, we hope you'll take a page from recent grand prize winner Steve Wisener's book and pick up each of our sponsors' titles. But like we say, there's no purchase necessary.)

 

It's that simple.

 

Good luck. And happy reading!


 

BRIEFSKindle Nation Briefs: News, Tips and Bargains

How to Put Kindle Nation Daily "Front and Center" on Your Kindle Fire!


If you're just putting your brand new Kindle Fire through its paces, we'll be joining you and helping you to make the most of the experience, to protect your investment, and to make it even easier to use all the Kindle-friendly features to which you have grown accustomed here at Kindle Nation.

 

In fact, if you think Kindle Nation Daily has been a helpful website before, we think you'll be amazed at well it works with the Kindle Fire.

 

Toward that end, let us encourage you to position Kindle Nation Daily front and center on your Kindle Fire home screen so it's never far away when you want to check on the latest free and bargain Kindle books, tips, and news. It's an easy process - just follow the steps below:

1. From the Kindle Fire home screen, tap "Web"

2. Using the virtual keyboard on the screen, type in the following abbreviated URL or web address

3. When the Kindle Nation Daily website comes up, tap the "Menu" icon at the bottom center, and select "Add bookmark" at the left among the options that appear near the bottom of the screen

4. Name the bookmark "KND" when prompted

5. Return to the Home page, and hold your finger down on the KND image in the carousel to add it to the Favorites that are displayed front and center on your Kindle Fire home screen

Once you've got Kindle Nation Daily where you want it on your Kindle Fire, you'll find it amazingly easy to find anything on our website including news, tips, our magical free book tool that allows you to search and sort over 1200 freebies by cartegory, genre, date added, reading review rating and bestseller status, or our similar tools for Kindle Prime Eligible and quality 99-center titles!

 

And if you are on the fence about the Kindle Fire, we hope you will consider entering our Kindle Fire giveaway sweepstakes - we are giving away a brand new Kindle Fire every week!

 

 

Bobbye Terry's Nick of Time Is Our Thriller of the Week Sponsor!

November 18, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Bobbye Terry's Nick of Time Is Our Thriller of the Week Sponsor!

Bobbye Terry's Nick of Time is here to sponsor lots of great, free Mystery and Thriller titles in the Kindle store: Nick of Time (Climax, Virginia Mystery Series) by Bobbye Terry Kindle Price: $3.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here.   Here's the set-up: New violence arrives to the...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag, Roberta K asks: "I'm anxiously awaiting my Fire but I wonder how I will transfer the books I already have on my Kindle over to the Fire. Is that even possible?"

Kindle Nation Absolutely, Roberta! Just register your KIndle Fire to your existing Amazon account and you'll have immediate access to your entire Kindle library, which is stored in the cloud.


 

Zinio now in Amazon app store; works on Kindle Fire

From the press release: Zinio, the world's largest and most popular magazine marketplace, is now available on Amazon's Kindle Fire. Debuting #1 in free magazines in the Amazon Appstore, Zinio is now available on more tablet devices than any other n...

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Give the Kindle Books They Want, Delivered When You Want

November 17, 2011
By Kindle Editors
Give the Kindle Books They Want, Delivered When You Want

Last year we announced an exciting new feature for Kindle customers--the ability to send your favorite Kindle books to friends and family as gifts. Starting today, you can specify the date you would like that book to be delivered. It's easy to get started: simply select a Kindle book to...

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Book Country Fail

November 16, 2011
By Joe Konrath
 

 

Okay, I gotta interrupt my blogging hiatus to warn newbie authors against a new program from Penguin that made me throw up in my mouth when I read about it.Book Country, which debuted in April as a place for authors to post their work for critique, rec...

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Kindle Store Now Listing eBooks in 6 Languages

November 17, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
Kindle Store Now Listing eBooks in 6 Languages

In the past I've shown you that the K4 had menus customized for 5 other languages, which was a sign that Amazon planned to launch local Kindle Stores in more countries. Today I've learned that Amazon has already added new sections to the Ki...

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From our Kindle Nation Facebook page

November 2011 Five-Star Fiction: A Monthly Special from Kindle Nation http://conta.cc/sssJZ2 - We're always excited around this time of the month to see what bestselling author and Five-Star Fiction curator M.J. Rose has to share with us, and we haven't been disappointed yet. This month's selections combine intriguing reading with terrific prices, so let's get started!




 

Andrys Basten looks at Kindle Fire reviews

From A Kindle World Blog. The definitive compilation.  Much, much more at the site: All the Kindle Fire reviews started coming in last night, and almost every single review is detailed and quite long.  Somewhat off the topic, someone posted a review ...

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Adrienne Giordano's Man Law Is Our New Romance of the Week Sponsor!

November 18, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Adrienne Giordano's Man Law Is Our New Romance of the Week Sponsor!

Adrienne Giordano's Man Law is here to sponsor lots of terrific, free titles in the Kindle store's Romance department! Man Law by Adrienne Giordano 4.6 stars - 14 Reviews Kindle Price: $4.61 Text-to-Speech: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up: Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws: Never...

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TKC 172 Stephen Windwalker, Founder & Publisher of Kindle Nation Daily

November 18, 2011
By Len Edgerly
 

News - 1) Released this week, the new Kindle Fire already has its first software update, to version 6.1. Andrys Basten has the story here. 2) AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is preparing a response to the Fire, namely a 7-inch "iPad mini" to be released early next year. 3) I offer my personal...

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Amy Pippin Mire
I received my Kindle Fire yesterday, almost a week ahead of schedule, courtesy of Kindle Nation It is amazing! It took a little bit to get used to it, I was going from a First Generation Kindle to this. All my books appeared on my Kindle after I got it set up, my music, everything is right there! I had spent some time this week ordering books recommended by Kindle Nation and as soon as I connected, they were right there!
Yesterday at 10:19am  

 



Montana Rose Hello again my friend! Say, on the Kindle Fire, you don't have to be connected to wi-fi to just read your books do you? I mean, it'll work like my old Kindle and then just turn on wi-fi to download, play or buy stuff, right?

Kindle Nation Yes, Rosie!

Montana Rose Okay, it's officially on my "do something nice for myself" list!

 


Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: For Only 99 Cents You Get TWO Books, plus a Chance to Win a Brand New Kindle Fire

November 16, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: For Only 99 Cents You Get TWO Books, plus a Chance to Win a Brand New Kindle Fire

(Ed. Note: It's been a while since we checked in with thriller novelist extraordinaire Richard Bard, and it's great to see that things are still looking very, very good. The citizens of Kindle Nation have played a major role in helping vault Richard's novel BRAINRUSH into certifiable Top 40 status in the Kindle Store...

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Kindle Fire Review Roundup 
November 14, 2011 By
Kindle Fire Review Roundup

So the Kindle Fire is shipping today. All the major tech blogs who were lucky enough to get an early review unit are now posting their reviews. I'm not one of those blogs, unfortunately, so all i can do today is gather other blogger's reviews and be extremely jealous. The reviews were generally good,...

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert:

As much as any book we've featured, our readers rave about Terrence O'Brien's thriller The Templar Concordat whenever we mention it - 11 out of 12 Rave Reviews, Just $2.99 on Kindle!

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Gary Jonas' 5-Star ONE-WAY TICKET TO MIDNIGHT is just 99 cents for a limited time on Kindle!

November 15, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Gary Jonas' 5-Star ONE-WAY TICKET TO MIDNIGHT is just 99 cents for a limited time on Kindle!

 They're on a train bound for hell and it's a one-way trip. One-Way Ticket to Midnight by Gary Jonas One-Way Ticket to Midnight by Gary Jonas 5 stars - 2 Reviews Kindle Price: 99 cents Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up: A down-and-out bluesmanA rough-and-tumble-biker A...

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Have you ever wondered what Castaway would have been like if Tom Hanks' Wilson had been a woman? 4.9 Stars on 23 Straight Rave Reviews for Tracey Garvis-Graves' ON THE ISLAND - Just $2.99 on Kindle!

November 14, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Have you ever wondered what Castaway would have been like if Tom Hanks' Wilson had been a woman? 4.9 Stars on 23 Straight Rave Reviews for Tracey Garvis-Graves' ON THE ISLAND - Just $2.99 on Kindle!

"On the Island is a clever, captivating story. The characters will live in your thoughts long after you turn the last page." ~ Meira Pentermann, author of Firefly Beach On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves 4.9 stars - 23 Reviews Kindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here....

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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: H.O. Charles' CITY OF BLAZE is Appointment Reading at just $2.99!

November 17, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: H.O. Charles' CITY OF BLAZE is Appointment Reading at just $2.99!

City of Blaze (The Fireblade Array) by H.O. Charles 4.5 stars - 56 Reviews in the iTunes Store Kindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up for H.O.Charles' City of Blaze, just $2.99 on Kindle: City of Blaze is the first book in romantic-fantasy-epic...

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Stirred

November 14, 2011
By Joe Konrath
 

This November 22, the final Jack Daniels novel is being released on Kindle.STIRRED, co-written with Blake Crouch, also concludes his Luther Kite/Andrew Z. Thomas series (Desert Places, Locked Doors, Break You).We'd like to launch STIRRED with a lot of ...

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127 New Freebies Since Last Week!
 
But first ... a word from This Week's Sponsor!


"From the author of HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE and of PURSES AND POISON..."


by Dorothy Howell
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here's the set-up:

The Summer Santa Sale at Holt's Department Store becomes a Christmas nightmare when sales clerk Haley Randolph finds a murdered elf in the store's giant toy bag. Haley, a crazed fashionista obsessed with designer handbags, could find herself "bagged" if she doesn't untangle this mystery quicker than Saint Nick can slide down a chimney. But Haley has another problem: Can working with hot private detective Jack Bishop put her on Santa's "naughty" list?

About the Author


Author Dorothy Howell

Dorothy Howell has sold 28 novels to three major New York publishing houses. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages with sales approaching 3 million copies worldwide. She currently writes for two publishing houses, in two genres, under two names.


Dorothy writes the hilarious fashion sleuth Haley Randolph mystery series, available from Kensington Books. Foreign rights to the series have sold in the U.K., France, Poland and Thailand. The books are available in hardcover, paperback, large print and e-book formats.


Dorothy also writes historical romance novels under the pen name Judith Stacy. Her titles include a Harlequin Historical Top Seller for the Year, a No.1 on the Barnes & Noble Historical List, and a RITA Award Finalist. They are available in paperback and e-book formats. Dorothy is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America. Visit her on Facebook and at:


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