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The Kindle Nation WEEKENDER
November 27, 2011  

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 Best Deals Ever on Kindle Content, A $120 Price Cut on the Kindle DX, A Great $12.95 Cover for the Kindle Fire, Comics and Graphic Novels for the Kindle Fire, How to Win a New Kindle Fire, Kindle News Briefs, 1300+ Free Kindle Books, and This Week's Sponsor: ACCOMPLISHED IN MURDER by Dara England!

 

DEALSThe Best Deals Ever on Kindle Content, Whether or Not You Have a Kindle Fire Yet ... But the Clock is Ticking

 

Okay, we don't like to use stress marketing here.

  

But this is big. Like they are saying on the Amazon website, it's a big deal, and the clock is ticking on all of these deals.

  

If you have a Kindle Fire, this is the best opportunity we have seen yet to fill up your Fire with great stuff.

 

If you don't have a Kindle Fire, it doesn't matter. You can buy this content now, while these prices are available, and it will be yours forever. And sooner or later you will own a Kindle Fire or another device on which you will be able to to enjoy all of this content. 

 

 

Digital Deals for the Kindle Fire And Other Devices See more 
 
  
 Monthly Deals: 100 Books for $3.99 or Less  Exclusive 90-Day Free Trial on Select Premier Magazines  100 Albums for $5 Each  Amazon Appstore for Android: Free app of the day   
  
  Monthly Deals: 100 Books for $3.99 or Less  Exclusive 90-Day Free Trial on Select Premier Magazines  100 Albums for $5 Each  Amazon Appstore for Android: Free app of the day 

 

 

 

 

Kindle Books: The Big Deal



 

Shop for yourself, or give Kindle books--delivered when you want--to anyone with an email address. (No Kindle required. Books can be read on Kindle or one of the free Kindle reading apps.) But hurry--these deals expire on December 3, 2011. Titles may have additional territory restrictions, and not all deals are available in all territories.

 

 
"Books that you carry to the Fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all."

--Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

 

DXNot Everyone Wants a 9.7" eInk Kindle DX,
But If You Do, Here's a Sweet Deal: 32% Off, Just $259!
By Steve Windwalker

 

 

For the past week or so, readers have been emailing Kindle Nation Daily, asking if Amazon would put the Kindle DX on sale for Black Friday.

 

Well, we have an answer: YES!

 

Amazon didn't even wait until Black Friday. From now through Monday, November 28, the Kindle DX price has been reduced from 379 to just $259. (Click here to see it on Amazon.)

 

It seems obvious that this Black Friday deal amounts to the Farewell Tour for the Kindle DX, for a number of reasons, but Amazon's experience with the Kindle DX may also provide the company with its own perspective on the ideal form factor for the Kindle Fire tablet.

 

Various Kindle models occupy most of the best seats on Amazon's electronics bestseller list - #1, #2, #3, #5, #8, #10, #13, #14, #17 - but the Kindle DX has fallen all the way out of the Top 100. Lately it has suffered from weak support and vanishing software updates from Amazon, but the truth is that this most tablet-like of the eInk Kindles never caught on as a mass-market product due to price (initially $489, then $379, now $259), weight (18.9 ounces), and a failed effort to make it the device of choice for students and some professionals.

 

I got my Kindle DX the day it shipped, and there were some things I loved about it, but they didn't outweigh the weight of the device, and I ended up selling my DX on eBay.

 

I'd be surprised to see Amazon come out with another DX-like product, at least until the advance of technology allows some sort of hybrid display that allows users to toggle back and forth between eInk and color.

 

But one thing this Kindle DX price cut does is provide some context for the far more successful Kindle Fire launch. I've found it interesting that some critics have claimed that the Kindle Fire tablet will fail because, they say, it's a "tweener" device stuck between the "ideal" form factors of the 6" dedicated eInk ereaders such as the Kindle and Nook and the 10" iPad tablets.

 

My take is a little different. Having used the Kindle Fire for the past week, I'm convinced that its balance of 14.6-ounce weight and 6-inch display size is the ideal form factor for personal solo viewing of movies and TV shows and reading of magazines, newspapers, ebooks, and more. There are still some important things to fix or improve with the Fire, but a 9- or 10-inch display is not the answer.

 

So I'm ready now for the second time to sell a 10" display device on eBay, and this time it will be an iPad. While I do expect Amazon eventually to come out with a 9" Kindle Fire tablet, I wouldn't rush it. It would be smarter for Amazon, having already gone to school on the failure of the Kindle DX, to invest its resources in perfect the sub-$200 6-inch Kindle Fire. That's the device that is spanking the rest of the tablet market right now, and its advantage may not be price alone.

 

I'm envisioning a commercial that would be too snarky for Amazon ever to make, where one consumer is looking at another's Kindle Fire and saying "Yeah, it's awesome, but I'm just not sure it's big and heavy enough for me."

 

 

COMICS Kindle Fire:
Kindle Fire  

Huge Selection:
Choose from popular comic books and graphic novels never before available on Kindle.

Visually Captivating: Enjoy your books in vivid, full-color layouts with the convenience of the Kindle reading experience.

Special Features: Graphic novels come alive on Kindle Fire with Kindle Panel View. Double-tap on any region to see it magnified. You can also swipe forward or backward to be guided through the panels in the author's own sequence for an immersive reading experience.

 

Today's Kindle Daily Deal

 

Sunday, Nov. 27 - Two great bestselling authors at their best, and at terrific prices just for today: Save 86% on Kurt Vonnegut's dazzling narrative of shifting identities, plus ... Where are the lines between fact and fiction in Noel Hynd's FALSE FLAGS: Betrayal in London (Today's Sponsor)? http://bit.ly/tLvLYp

eBook of the Day
 
Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: S.K. Nicoll's THE POWER BEHIND THE THRONE is our eBook of the Day at just $2.99, With 4.1 Stars on 26 Reviews, and Here's a Free Sample! http://bit.ly/SKN-POWER  
SPONSORThis Week's Sponsor:

Accomplished in Murder
by Dara England 

by Dara England
4.2 stars - 17 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here's the set-up:

Murder was never so refined...

When her holiday on the coast of Cornwall takes a deadly turn, it is up to Drucilla Winterbourne to uncover the dangerous secrets the inhabitants of Blackridge House will do anything to conceal. But can a proper young lady from London society comprehend the dark motives of a killer?

Accomplished In Murder is the first in a series of historical mystery novellas featuring intrepid Victorian heroines up to their bustles in crime. These works are only loosely connected and can be read in any order.


About the Author
Dara England
Author Dara England

Dara England is the author of the "Accomplished" books, a series of historical mystery novelettes set in Victorian England. She has also written several works in the fantasy and chicklit genres. A graphic designer and SAHM of two girls, Dara loves her Kindle, her husband, and her Yorkshire terrier.

If you'd like to get to know her a little better you can find her on Facebook or Twitter or visit her home on the web at daraenglandauthor.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.

 

TODOThis Week's To Do List:

Get Yourself A Great, Nice-Looking, Functional Kindle Fire Cover & Stand for Just $12.95, with Free Shipping
By Steve Windwalker

Neither the company behind this product nor anybody else is sponsoring Kindle Nation on its behalf.
Poetic 360 Rotary Leather Case for Kindle Fire


But I heard about it when a Kindle Nation Daily reader bought it, and at just $12.95 with free shipping it sounded too good to be true, so I placed an order myself.

Wow.

You can keep all the covers that Amazon is pushing on its Kindle Fire accessory pages for $30 to $45 each. Here is an elegant all-in-one case, cover, stand, and sleeve that will protect your Kindle Fire and allow you to arrange it at any useful angle for portrait or landscape viewing, browsing, reading, etc.

The outer finish is made of PU leather, comes in several colors, and is sold by a company called Exact Design under a "Poetic" trademark.

PU leather is not 100% genuine leather, and this is not a designer cover, but it looks and feels fine to me and will look and feel fine to many of our readers who would rather save most of the money they'd spend on a Marware cover and use it instead to get more books or other Kindle Fire content. There's a detachable inner sleeve easily removable from the rest of the cover/stand/case with a snap.

I got it in brown, but it also comes in black, red, pink, and purple. Although it is not yet available via Amazon Prime, I placed my order Tuesday and received it Saturday morning. It was shipped from San Francisco to my home in Arlington, MA.

 
Poetic (TM) 360 degree Rotary Leather Case for Amazon Kindle Fire (Landscape / Portrait View) Black
by Poetic
Our Price: $12.95



KND Kindle Free Book Alert 

 

KND Kindle Free Book Alert for Sunday, November 27: Dan Walsh's 4.5-star novel REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS tops Our 1,300+ FREE TITLES Sorted by Category, Date Added, Bestselling or Review Rating! plus ... From classic horror and pure suspense to Twilight-Zone-style dark fantasy, WHAT FEARS BECOME relentlessly explores our basic fears and leaves you with twisted endings that will make your skin crawl... (Today's Sponsor - $2.99) http://bit.ly/sryI2n
 


 

WINHeads Up! Final Hours! You Have Until Sunday Afternoon to Enter for Week #7 of Our Brand New KINDLE FIRE Giveaway Sweepstakes, Sponsored by Patricia Selbert, author of THE HOUSE OF SIX DOORS

We are well into week #7 of our wild and crazy plan to give away a brand new Kindle Fire every week through the rest of this year and as much as we can of next, and we are already zeroing in on a new high to surpass last week's record of 3,244 entries.

 

(Our WEEK #6 GRAND PRIZE winner, Michelle Taggart of Parker, CO, was randomly selected from all the entries to win a KINDLE FIRE tablet. We connected with Michelle by email and telephone to confirm her identity and shipping address, and her Kindle Fire was ordered Monday morning and Amazon delivered to her front porch at 5:13 pm yesterday.)

  

What about yours?

  

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

  

And we're especially grateful this Thanksgiving to the person who is making our Week #7 Kindle Fire giveaway sweepstakes possible as its sponsor, Patricia Selbert, author of the remarkably uplifting coming-of-age novel THE HOUSE OF SIX DOORS.

  

(And just in case you are wondering, Patricia has already paid the full cost of the 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 THE HOUSE OF SIX DOORS before our Week #7 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 #7 Sweepstakes runs until shortly after noon on Sunday November 27, and entry details can be found at the end of this post.

  

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

 

by Patricia Selbert
4.5 stars - 16 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here's the set-up:
  • "Intimate, at times lyrical, charged with pain and wonder, laughter and perennial hope, The House of Six Doors is terrific storytelling." Olga Rojer, Associate Professor, American University, Washington DC
  • "An honest tale of love, acceptance, and American dreams." -El Mundo
  • "The House of Six Doors is a beautiful weave of hard reality and romance, so real that I couldn't put it down." -Nancy Marriott, co-author of "Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d"
  • If you feel as though the circumstances of your life are against you and you wonder whether this will ever change, this is a story that will fill you with hope. If you have ever wanted to believe that the circumstances of your life really do work for your ultimate best interest, read The House of Six Doors. -David Robert Ord, Namaste columnist and author, "Lessons in Loving, A Journey into the Heart"
  • "This is an honest and compelling coming-of-age story that follows a girl as she moves between two cultures, cradled between longing for her indigenous past and the glittering promise of her future in America. Selbert artfully shines light upon the honest transformation of an immigrant family, moving from memories of a windswept island and a grandmother's wisdom to the poignant integration and reality facing all American immigrants." - Carol Prunhuber, author of "Women: Around the World and Through the Ages"
  • "Selbert's powerful, poignant tale provides a source of strength, in a brilliant, beautiful portrayal of a girl's coming of age and her struggles with cultural differences." -Reiki Master Julia Elizabeth Carroll, author of "Nu Reiki Oneness"
  • "This story rings true from beginning to end. From the moment we meet thirteen-year-old Serena with her fierce and erratic mother in the Miami airport, we know a heroine's journey has begun. After leaving the Dutch island of Curacao and her beloved grandmother, Serena navigates two worlds, which the author captures in harsh details and lyrical memories, connecting past to present, and inviting the reader on a juxtaposed journey as well. Serena's road is full of trials, tragedies, and triumphs, and in the end, we discover a determined young woman and writer has found her way." -Janet Lucy, author of "Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl's Coming of Age"
  • "Patricia Selbert weaves a powerful and poignant tale of wisdom in a tapestry providing a source of strength. The House of Six Doors tells the story of Serena's authentic transformation: from young island girl to woman, from small town to big city life, with a strong helping of self-realization. This is my kind of fiction!" -Janice Cook Knight, author of "The Follow Your Heart Cookbook: Recipes from the Vegetarian Restaurant"
  • "You will find yourself torn between cheering for the mother and wanting to sit her down for an intervention. You will think about yourself and how you would deal with things if you were in that situation. You would wish to be enveloped in Serena's grandmother's arms and hear her wisdom. You'll take that wisdom to heart for your own life. You will want to take Serena and hide her away from herself but then on the next page feel a sense of pride for her achievements. You will wish to live in Curacao but then thankful to live in your own town. You'll find yourself wanting to read more of this book." -Steena Holmes, book blogger at "Chocolate Blessings"
Serena, at thirteen, leaves her home on the colorful Caribbean island of Curaçao and her beloved grandmother, Oma, when her ambitious, impulsive, and emotionally unstable mother takes her and her sister to the United States in pursuit of the American Dream. They drive from Miami to Hollywood, where their luck runs out and a 1963 Ford Galaxie becomes their first American home.

Compelling and exotic, the narrative weaves together the hard realities of 1970s Hollywood and memories of an innocent past. The story is rich and tangy, filled with images from around the world. The timeless wisdom Serena's grandmother imparted to her becomes the compass by which Serena navigates the unscrupulous world she confronts.

Filled with brilliant and visceral characters from multiple countries that come to life and reveal themselves and their cultures, The House of Six Doors gives the reader an intimate look at the complexities of an immigrant's journey and a young girl's coming of age in a multicultural Los Angeles. A pageturner, this story is so distinct and intimate that it becomes universal and leaves the reader with profound insights.

So ... is that it?

Of course not!

 

Here are the details on the Kindle Nation Week #7 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. 
  • 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

Bella Andre's The Look of Love Is Our New Romance of the Week!

November 25, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Bella Andre's The Look of Love Is Our New Romance of the Week!

Bella Andre's The Look of Love is here to sponsor lots of terrific, free titles in the Kindle store's Romance department! The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1 (Contemporary Romance) by Bella Andre 4.3 stars - 61 Reviews Kindle Price: $4.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the...

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Amazon projected to ship 6 million Kindle Fire tablets this quarter

Speaking of the Kindle Fire, CNet reports that analyst Richard Shim of market research firm DisplaySearch is projecting that Amazon will ship 6 million of the tablets this quarter. Shim said the timeline for manufacturer build plans was originally at 4...

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Speaking of our Kindle Nation sponsors, Shadonna Richards' bestselling rom com AN UNEXPECTED BRIDE has sold 10,000 copies in its first three months, and now it's just 99 cents on Kindle! And now, with the help of the greatest readers in the world, it's in the top 100 overall on KIndle! http://bit.ly/ugMBgH

 
  • Kindle Nation
    We received this very sweet email in our inbox from Shadonna a couple of hours ago: Good morning, Steve:
    Wow!! I am speechless! :) happy I just wanted to thank you so much, once again, for the honor of sponsoring the great Kindle Nation over the weekend. I was thrilled to be able to reach out to so many wonderful readers. As a result, An Unexpected Bride made it to the top 100 in the Kindle store for the first time!! Thanks to your wonderful site and readers this was possible after only three months of publication as an indie author. I really appreciate the opportunity you give to all writers, traditional and indie. I look forward to sponsoring Kindle Nation again in the future. You guys are the best!!!
    Respectfully yours,
    Shadonna
    November 21 at 12:29pm ·  
  • Laurie Giordano Love I purchased AN UNEXPECTED BRIDE a few days ago and am enjoying it immensely. Shadonna is a very gifted and talented writer, and I look forward to reading more from her in the future!
    November 21 at 1:11pm  
  • Darci Steinmann I read this book in a day - it is a pretty good book!!!
     
    November 21 at 8:55pm ·  


 


Anne McCaffrey Dies: Links to Obituaries and News Stories

November 25, 2011
By Nora Rawlinson
 

The author of the enduringly popular Dragonriders of Pern series died on Monday at her home outside of Dublin at 85, after suffering a stroke. Born in Cambridge Mass., she moved to Ireland in 1970 after the Irish government began a program to allow nov...

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Sound the Sirens! Here's a Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert You Don't Want to Miss! 59 Out of 63 Rave Reviews for Emlyn Chand's FARSIGHTED, and Now It's Just 99 Cents on Kindle!

November 25, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Sound the Sirens! Here's a Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert You Don't Want to Miss! 59 Out of 63 Rave Reviews for Emlyn Chand's FARSIGHTED, and Now It's Just 99 Cents on Kindle!

Psychic or not, you'll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering "the next big thing" for YA. - Emily Reese, author of Second Death Farsighted by Emlyn Chand 4.3 stars - 63 Reviews Kindle Price: 99 cents Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the...

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E-magazine readers exist, want in-app purchase capability

A recent survey by the Association of Magazine Publishers has turned up some interesting results. It surveyed 1,009 adult readers of e-magazines on their use habits and features they would like to see. Of those surveyed, 90% said they read as much or m...

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Electronic Bookstore, According to Stanisław Lem, 50 Years Ago, by Piotr Kowalczyk

In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi book from 1961, Return from the Stars, he describes a store with electronic books. 50 year later some of his predictions appear to be amazingly accurate - like the idea of printing books on demand. I spent the aft...

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert! For readers of all ages, here's the indie phenomenon that Kindle Nation readers have catapulted into the top 25 bestsellers among all Childrens' Action and Adventure titles on Kindle! THE GAIA WARS, 17 Straight Rave Reviews, Just 99 Cents! http://bit.ly/sjxLm4

· · · Thursday at 2:43pm · 
  • Beth Hammond and 3 others like this.
  • Emlyn Chand I loved this book so much I begged the author to let me provide a review blurb. This book is exciting and eloquent--a GREAT read!
    Friday at 9:54am  



 


Jens E. Huebner's The Mummy Maker's Daughter Is Our New Thriller of the Week!

November 25, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Jens E. Huebner's The Mummy Maker's Daughter Is Our New Thriller of the Week!

Jens E. Huebner's The Mummy Maker's Daughter is here to sponsor lots of great, free Mystery and Thriller titles in the Kindle store:   The Mummy Maker's Daughter - A Novel of Ancient Egypt (The Thebes Chronicles) by Jens E. Huebner 4.4 stars - 5 Reviews Kindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have...

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  An Excerpt from The Color of Heaven: A Novel by Julianne MacLeanis featured in today's Free Kindle Nation Shorts -- November 25, 2011, plus a link to enter to win a brand new Kindle Fire in Week #7 of our Sweepstakes! http://conta.cc/tZzAyQ  

 


Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert! For readers of all ages, here's the indie phenomenon that Kindle Nation readers have catapulted into the top 25 bestsellers among all Childrens' Action and Adventure titles on Kindle! THE GAIA WARS, 17 Straight Rave Reviews, Just 99 Cents!

November 25, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert! For readers of all ages, here's the indie phenomenon that Kindle Nation readers have catapulted into the top 25 bestsellers among all Childrens' Action and Adventure titles on Kindle! THE GAIA WARS, 17 Straight Rave Reviews, Just 99 Cents!

 Prepare to fight like it's the end of the world. After rising into the top 100 on Amazon's "Best Sellers in Children's Action & Adventure" list on October 1, THE GAIA WARS now stands in the Top 25 and is the hot new fantasy adventure of 2011.  Now you can get both Kindle books...

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From our Kindle Nation Facebook page

Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: Diana Estill's WHEN HORSES HAD WINGS is our eBook of the Day at just $2.99 with 4.7 Stars on 7 Reviews, and Here's a Free Sample! http://bit.ly/DE-WINGS Good news for thousands of readers who have laughed and cried along with Diana Estill, and have also wondered "When is this woman going to write a novel?"

  • 2 people like this.
  • Judi Coltman I thought this book was wonderful! An impressive work.
    November 23 at 10:15am


 


TKC 173 Laura Hazard Owen Interview On Penguin's Changing Policies With OverDrive

November 26, 2011
By Len Edgerly
TKC 173 Laura Hazard Owen Interview On Penguin's Changing Policies With OverDrive

News - 1) My Nook Tablet has arrived. It's a beautiful device, but I confess I have not spent much time using it, because there is so much more to learn about the Kindle Fire. On a comparison of hardware only, I give the Nook a slight edge over the Fire, but that's not...

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Who needs OverDrive? A Look at Library Ebook Alternatives

November 25, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
Who needs OverDrive? A Look at Library Ebook Alternatives

If you've been paying attention to ebook news this past week then you've probably read about Penguin curtailing their library ebook distribution. Their actions and the debate among librarians inspired me to push ahead with a series of posts I've planning. Penguin decided (late last week, actually) that they were going to reconsider library...

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I'm Returning my Nook Tablet - Here's Why

November 23, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
I'm Returning my Nook Tablet - Here's Why

I got a Nook tablet on the very first day it came out, and last night I decided to send it back. This post isn't going to be an in-depth review; everyone has done one by now so I don't think it's worth my time. But I do want to explain why I'm returning...

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Guest Post by Stephen Leather

November 21, 2011
By Joe Konrath
Guest Post by Stephen Leather

Stephen sez: Tomorrow (November 22) is a big day for me. After selling close to half a million eBooks over the past twelve months I'm now taking a step back from self-publishing. I've spent twelve months promoting, marketing, plugging, Facebooking ...

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Penguin Launches New Self-Pub Program to Fleece Authors

November 19, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
Penguin Launches New Self-Pub Program to Fleece Authors

Earlier this week Penguin announced that their author & writer community Book Country now had a self-publishing program that any aspiring author could use. I wouldn't, though; it's simply not a good deal. I"m not the first to write about this; many bloggers have complained, including Joe Konrath, Katie Salidas, David Gaughran, and Linda...

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First Look at the Limited Edition Nook Cream

November 25, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
First Look at the Limited Edition Nook Cream

Barnes & Noble had a limited edition Nook Touch on sale today. I was just a moment too slow to get one, so I cannot tell you what it looks like in person. But I did come across a video on Youtube, so here is a screen shot. I thought at least some of...

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Publetariat Dispatch: What I Have Learned In The Last 2 Years: 100th Podcast Celebration of Joanna Penn

November 25, 2011
By Book Gorilla
Publetariat Dispatch: What I Have Learned In The Last 2 Years: 100th Podcast Celebration of Joanna Penn

In today's Publetariat Dispatch, indie author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn shares lessons learned. This is podcast number 100 and it's just over 2 years since I started podcasting.    ... Continue reading  

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Do you enjoy a timeless tale of young romance? Then you'll love Elise Stephens' Moonlight and Oranges - 4.9 stars after 14 rave reviews! - Just $2.99 on Kindle!

November 23, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Do you enjoy a timeless tale of young romance?  Then you'll love Elise Stephens' Moonlight and Oranges - 4.9 stars after 14 rave reviews! - Just $2.99 on Kindle!

  Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens   Destined love ... a secret dream journal ... a psychic's riddle...   Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens 4.9 stars - 14 Reviews Kindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here.   Here's the set-up: Lorona Connelly is ready for...

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Shadonna Richards' bestselling rom com AN UNEXPECTED BRIDE has sold 10,000 copies in its first three months, and now it's just 99 cents on Kindle!

November 19, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Shadonna Richards' bestselling rom com AN UNEXPECTED BRIDE has sold 10,000 copies in its first three months, and now it's just 99 cents on Kindle!

Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days. Problem is, Evan doesn't know it yet. But you can count on seven days ... or 200 pages ... of delightful romantic comedy as Emma and Evan proceed down the ... er, to their destiny! An Unexpected Bride...

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E-reading became more mobile and social in 2011

As the end of the year approaches, end-of-year review articles also approach. One of these comes from Richard MacManus at ReadWriteWeb, looking back at how online reading has changed over 2011. MacManus identifies two key trends-reading has become a ...

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Self-Pub Spotlight: Bookbaby

November 25, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
Self-Pub Spotlight: Bookbaby

Editor's Note: This is the 3rd post in a new series called Self-Pub Spotlight. This series is intended to find the warts of the competing self-pub services so authors can make an informed decision. The first 2 posts (Liibook, BookCountry) were written before I realized that this was a series. If you're in digital...

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Penguin bans ebooks from UK libraries also; ALA calls their attitude an insult; OverDrive screw-up?

From The Bookseller: Penguin UK is now withholding the supply of its new e-book releases to its library suppliers in the UK, following the same decision taken by Penguin US earlier in the week. Meanwhile, Penguin US has announced it will restore its su...

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John Locke Reviews the Thriller "Stirred" ($2.99 on Kindle)

November 23, 2011
By Kindle Editors
John Locke Reviews the Thriller

I no longer write reviews. If you know me at all, you know this about me. But when I read Stirred, I had to make an exception. The writing team of Blake Crouch and J.A. Konrath represents the major leagues to a sandlot player like me. When Mantle and Marris...

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Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Michael Meyer's COVERT DREAMS, 4.3 Stars and Just $2.99 on Kindle!

November 21, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Michael Meyer's COVERT DREAMS, 4.3 Stars and Just $2.99 on Kindle!

COVERT DREAMS by Michael Meyer COVERT DREAMS by Michael Meyer 4.3 stars - 3 Reviews Kindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up: COVERT DREAMS is an international...

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Free Classics: Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Brame

November 21, 2011
By BookLending.com Blog

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle. Find more of Marilyn's recommendations at her blog, ClassicKindle.com, a guide to the best ...

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TechCrunch review: Kindle Fire is excellent media tablet

It's been a couple of weeks since the Kindle Fire came out, giving people time to get past their first impressions and see how it actually works in practice. Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch has taken such a look at his family's Kindle Fire, and deter...

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Free Classics: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

November 25, 2011
By BookLending.com Blog

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle.  Find more of Marilyn's recommendations at her blog,  ClassicKindle.com,  a guide to the ...

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Kindle Nation Reader Alert: LOVE AT ABSOLUTE ZERO and more! The Engaging Fiction of Christopher Meeks

November 23, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Reader Alert: LOVE AT ABSOLUTE ZERO and more! The Engaging Fiction of Christopher Meeks

  Red Adept Reviews says, "The author hit a home run. It's a very good story, well told." Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks 4.1 stars - 21 Reviews Kindle Price: $3.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up: Love At Absolute Zero is about a...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?

November 22, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Publetariat Dispatch: Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?

In today's Publetariat Dispatch, indie author Virginia Ripple wonders how specific Christian Fiction needs to be with respect to the "Christian" part.   In Mike Duran's post How Do We "Glorify God" in Our Writing? I discovered I wasn't the only person asking if you can write a Christian story without specifically mentioning God. As...

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Developing Story: Airport security X-rays can apparently damage e-ink Kindles

Can airport X-ray machines harm your Kindle? Some e-ink Kindle owners have discovered their e-readers stopped working after passing them through airport security X-ray machines. The culprit is thought to be not the radiation from the X-rays themselves,...

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Free Classics: Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Brame

November 21, 2011
By BookLending.com Blog

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle. Find more of Marilyn's recommendations at her blog, ClassicKindle.com, a guide to the best ...

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by Dara England
4.2 stars - 17 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here's the set-up:

Murder was never so refined...

 

When her holiday on the coast of Cornwall takes a deadly turn, it is up to Drucilla Winterbourne to uncover the dangerous secrets the inhabitants of Blackridge House will do anything to conceal. But can a proper young lady from London society comprehend the dark motives of a killer?

 

 

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Dara England
Author Dara England

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