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Kindle owners (possibly USA-only; I don't know for sure) who are also Amazon Prime members, I just found out about the Amazon Kindle First program where you can download one of 4 pre-release books for free each month. I found this when looking up Gilded, by Christina Farley, after reading the excerpt on Tor.com. Turns out it's a Kindle First pick for February.

Anyway, the excerpt seemed interesting. The blurb is:Read more... )

Alas!

Jun. 5th, 2012 10:14 pm
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Alas, I have left my Kindle with its brand-new copy of Scalzi's Redshirts at my place of work.

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Fortunately, I live in the future and can download it to my iPad and then sync the Kindle up to the place I left off. XD My only concern now is whether or not the charge in my Kindle will last when I read at lunch tomorrow, as it was getting perilously low.
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Open Road Media has all their ebooks - including a lot of Barbara Hambly - on sale for 60% off for Monday only. (Do not know if it's USA only.) (Edit - poking about the Open Road Media site reveals inconsistencies between the ebook stores in markdowns; maybe worth contacting them to ask about it if you're not getting the Kindle versions, which seem to be the most consistent.)

Also, Weightless Books has three coupons going this week, from 50% off Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House books, to 25% off everything else. DRM-free ebooks in multiple formats.

Argh!

Nov. 14th, 2011 10:25 am
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Naturally, a few weeks after I got rid of my dead-tree version of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and bought the ebook version, as the primary reason I hadn't finished reading the dead-tree version was that IT HURT TO HOLD THE DAMN BOOK UP, I find this on one of the Kindle deal blogs I follow:
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Price: $1.99. Genre: Magic & Wizards, Contemporary Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 890 reviews. 864 pages.


ETA: Although it appears to have been yesterday's Deal of the Day and it's back to normal price now. So I don't feel so bad. :)

Book recs?

Jun. 14th, 2011 11:09 am
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Recs for books that are (a) available for the Kindle and that are (b) somewhat brainless fluff, or otherwise easy reading. Fiction (mystery, fantasy, SF, YA) and nonfiction (memoir, science, nature, travel or living in another country, history).

Example of what I'm thinking of in fiction: Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation, Three Men in a Boat, the Repairman Jack YA novels*, Terry Pratchett, Bellfield Hall and its sequel, Aaronovitch's Midnight Riot and sequel, Kat, Incorrigible.

Non-fiction: Mary Roach, Bill Bryson, Tim Moore, the Freakonomics books, The Mind at Night, etc.

I've got The Disappearing Spoon on audiobook waiting to be listened to. Category/genre romance appears not to be working for me, although Regency-era settings in other genres are. Most urban fantasy isn't working for me, although Aaronovitch is an exception (probably because it's set as a police procedural?)

Also, quick reviews (Yea or Nay) on some of the book samples I have in my Possible Purchase collection on my Kindle would be appreciated, in order to help me make a decision. :)

cut for list )


* I binged on the adult ones until the unexamined general stereotypes got to me. It's the sort where if you're introduced to a non-white, non-American character, they're going to be a bad guy or a stereotyped sidekick of some ilk. Rather like a lot of action movies.

Hey!

Jun. 8th, 2011 10:19 am
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Georgette Heyer's Cotillion is free in the Kindle version for the moment. (Don't know if it's limited to the U.S.)
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Kindle sale! Lots of books from $ .99-$2.99. (U.S. only, it looks like.)

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