Archive for the ‘Freebie Flashes’ Category

Freebie flash! Moon, Flight, Sanity and more

October 6, 2011

Freebie flash! Moon, Flight, Sanity and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

God’s Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours
by Max Lucado
published by Zondervan
size: 285kb
categories: religion & spirituality; Christianity; contemporary fiction

Eons In A Moment
by Shaun J. Apple
published by Love Across Borders (independent?)
size: 1629kb
categories: poetry; philosophy; social sciences

Moon Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras (Moon Handbooks)
by Joshua Berman
published by Avalon
size: 4724kb
categories: travel

You Can Do This!: Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style
by Elisha Daniels, Kelley Tuthill
published by Andrews McMeel
size: 770kb
categories: health, mind & body; alternative medicine

Griselda Takes Flight
by Joyce Magnin
published by Abingdon
size: 744kb
categories: contemporary fiction

Clever John
by Elizabeth Hoyt
published by Grand Central
size: 221kb
categories: genre fiction; romance

Venice Via Venice (1)
by SF Brailovsky
published by the Trashy Novel Corp (independent?)
size: 65kb
categories: genre fiction; horror; ghosts

We Had Such a Great Time!! – A personalized pet loss book
by Andrei Kelner (Author), LLC Bookata (Editor), Louise Labelle (Illustrator)
published by Bookata (independent?)
size: 202kb
categories: health, mind, & body; grief & bereavement; children’s books; animals; pets

Dragon Dreams (The Annals of the Dragon King Cerralys #1)
by Dusty Lynn Holloway
independent
size: 350kb
categories: fantasy; contemporary fiction

Jack and Mr. Grin
by Andersen Prunty
published by Eraserhead Press (independent?)
size: 173kb
categories: genre fiction; horror; fantasy; contemporary

Wickedly Charming (Fates)
by Kristine Grayson
published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
size: 572kb
categories: genre fiction; romance; fantasy, futuristic, and ghost

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Freebie flash! Love, Life, Vook Classics, and more

September 27, 2011

Freebie flash! Love, Life, Vook Classics, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Love Wins Companion: A Study Guide for Those Who Want to Go Deeper
by Rob Bell
published by HarperCollins
size: unvailable, but print length is 224 pages
categories: religion & spirituality; Christian living

Pre-order for November 15, 2011

Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond
by Jeffrey Rosensweig (Author), Betty Liu (Author)
published by FT Press
size: 488kb
categories: nonfiction; health, mind, & body

The Other Side of Wall Street: In Business It Pays to Be an Animal, In Life It Pays to Be Yourself
by Todd Harrison
published by FT Press
size: 320kb
categories: business & investing; memoirs; contemporary fiction

Yep, it’s listed in all those categories…I don’t know, if your memoirs are fiction, you better be a TV character. 😉

Evolution: A View from the 21st Century (FT Press Science)
by James A. Shapiro
published by FT Press
size: 2009kb
categories: professional science; biology

Picturesque California: Vook Classics
by John Muir
published by Vook
size: 1166kb
categories: nonfiction, travel

I think this is the first time I’ve seen “Vook Classics” in the freebies. This book would be in the public domain in the USA. Publishers who use Kindle Direct Publishing are required to add material to their books, and I don’t think they can add a book which is offered free in the Kindle store. However, Vook probably doesn’t go through that channel, and may not be subject to the same restrictions. I did take a look at the preview of the book: it did include an illustration.

My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir: Vook Classics
by John Muir
published by Vook
size: 1197kb
categories: nonfiction; travel

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Vook Classics
by Charles Dickens
published by Vook
size: 1794kb
categories: fiction; horror

Yes, they have this listed as horror: it’s not how I would classify it, but I suppose I can see why someone else might…

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: Vook Classics
by Louisa May Alcott
published by Vook
size: 1647kb
categories: fiction classics

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) by J.M. Barrie: Vook Classics
by J.M. Barrie
published by Vook
size: 882kb
categories: fiction classics

Classic Sherlock Holmes Mysteries: Vook Classics
by Arthur Conan Doyle
published by Vook
size: 813kb
categories: fiction classics

This contains the first six stories published in the book The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

  • A Scandal in Bohemia
  • The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
  • A Case of Identity
  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  • The Five Orange Pips
  • The Man with the Twisted Lip

Even More Classic Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Vook Classics
by Arthur Conan Doyle
published by Vook
size: 847kb
categories: mysteries & thrillers

This one has the other six:

  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
  •  The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  •  The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
  •  The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
  •  The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  •  The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne: Vook Classics
by Jules Verne
published by Vook
size: 1285kb
categories: fiction classics

The Poems of Walt Whitman: Vook Classics
by Walt Whitman
published by Vook
size: 863kb
categories: poetry

Even More Poems by Walt Whitman: Vook Classics
by Walt Whitman
published by Vook
size: 869kb
categories: poetry

Paradise Lost by John Milton: Vook Classics
by John Milton
published by Vook
size: 1836kb
categories: fiction classics

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin: Vook Classics
by Charles Darwin
published by Vook
size: 1442kb
categories: nonfiction; science

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Is it just me, or does a color picture of Charles Darwin seem like a weird idea?

Freebie flash! Restoring, Zen, Science…and more (including a game)

September 25, 2011

Freebie flash! Restoring, Zen, Science…and more (including a game)

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Grid Detective
from Amazon Digital Services
size: 601kb

This one is am active content game, and is only available for Kindle 2s, 3s, and DX’s, and only in the USA. I debated putting this into a separate post, but decided to include it here. 🙂

A Touch of Night
by Sarah A. Vogt, Sofie Skapski
by Naked Reader Press (independent?)
size: 388kb
categories: fiction; romance; fantasy; historical

Gaze of Intent
by Brin Castle
published by Caldwell Press (independent?)
size: 37kb
categories: fiction; fantasy; contemporary

Restoring Hope (Native American Romance Series Book 1)
by Ruth Ann Nordin
independent
size: 278kb
categories: historical romance

The Zen Experience
by Thomas Hoover
published by Penguin
size: 743kb
categories: religious studies; history

Building Data Science Teams
by DJ Patil
independent
size: 176kb
categories: computers & internet

Praise Jerusalem
by Augusta Trobaugh
published by Bell Bridge
size: 582kb
categories: contemporary fiction

The Rich Man
by Miroslav Halás
independent
size:90kb
category:short stories

Natural Order (Fiction Friday)
by Michael Jasper
published by UnWrecked Press (independent?)
size:50kb
categories: fantasy; contemporary

Smoking Some Crack with Whitney Houston
by German Alcala
independent
size:36kb
categories:unavailable

The Wall
by Kanmi Iyanda
published by MyAppitude (independent?)
size: 1367kb
categories: fiction

Meet the Madfeet (Fiction Friday)
by Michael Jasper
published by UnWrecked Press (independent?)
size:51kb
categories: epic; fantasy

Without A Word
by c. Kevin Provance
independent
size: 167kb
categories: fiction

One Step Closer
by Iain Rowan
published by infinity plus (independent?)
size: 78kb
categories: short stories

Favored Son: A Short Novelette
by Joshua Scribner
independent
size: 35kb
categories: fiction; horror; ghosts

Cigs, Bolan & Strange Men With Guns (Prequel #1) (Assassination Series)
by Gayle Ramage
independent
size: 20kb
categories: fantasy

Sunda Cloud (K-Cycle Series)
by Kat Duncan
independent
size:89kb
category: mysteries & thrillers; suspense

Where is Paradise?
by Aliya Anjum
by Kolachi (independent?)
size: 17kb
categories: short stories

Ink
by Mark Graham
published by Gelastic Press (independent?)
size: 103kb
categories: fantasy; contemporary

Skidmark and Mudbeam (Fiction Friday)
by Michael Jasper
published by UnWrecked Press (independent?)
size: 44kb
categories: fiction; horror

Prime Pickings (An Eater Short)
by Richard Raley
independent
size: 42kb
categories: short stories

#baphomet: a short story
by Marcin Wrona
independent
size: 24kb
categories: fiction; fantasy

Marcus In Iraq
by Sonia Rumzi
published by Heart Press (independent?)
size: 107kb
categories: fiction; war

Bi-Quinary Rescue
by Gerald M. Weinberg
independent
size: 61kb
categories: science fiction

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Freebie flash! French, Vegetarian, Light, Zombie and more

September 19, 2011

Freebie flash! French, Vegetarian, Light, Zombie and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Switching to Mac: The How-To Guide
by Vook
size: 116kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Videogames: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 572kb
categories: nonfiction, games

Talk to Your Kids About Sex: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
size: 63,371kb
categories: nonfiction; advice & how-to; health, mind, & body

Talk to Your Kids About Sex: The How-To Guide
by Vook
size: 96kb
categories: nonfiction; advice & how-to; health, mind, & body

Note the difference on file sizes between this one and the enhanced version…

Vegetarian Indian Cooking: The How-To Guide
by Nitaisundara dasa
published by Vook
size: 168kb
categories: cooking, food, & wine; vegetables & vegetarian

The 1940s: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 433kb
categories: nonfiction, history

The 1950s: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 399kb
categories: nonfiction, history

The 1960s: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 475 kb
categories: nonfiction, history

The 1970s: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
size: 45,980kb
category: nonfiction, history

The 1980s: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 316kb
categories: nonfiction, history

The 1990s: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 472kb
categories: nonfiction, history

The 2000s: A Brief History
by Vook
size: 368kb
categories: nonfiction, history

Yellowstone National Park: A Visitor’s Quick Guide
by Vook
size: 442kb
categories: nonfiction, travel

Yoga for Stress Relief: The How-To Guide
by Vook
size: 86kb
categories: nonfiction; advice & how-to; health, mind, & body

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: Video Game Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
size: 72,364kb
categories: nonfiction; games

Space Shuttle: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
size: 54,960kb
categories: nonfiction, science

Tim Pawlenty: A Politician’s Journey
by Vook
size: 593kb
categories: nonfiction; biographies & memoirs

Shanghai: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
size: 29,241kb
categories: nonfiction; history

Tokyo: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
size: 33,316kb
categories: nonfiction; history

In the Light of You
by Nathan Singer
published by Tyrus Books (independent?)
categories: literary fiction

The Everything Soup, Stew, and Chili Cookbook (Everything (Cooking))
by Belinda Hulin
published by Adams Media
size: 769kb
categories: nonfiction; cooking, food, and wine; meals; soups & stews

The Son of Man
by Charles W. Johnson
size: 528kb
categories: genre fiction; thrillers; suspense

French Quarter: Hot in the City, Book 1
by Lacey Alexander
published by Samhain
size: 419kb
categories: contemporary romance

Samhain product warning:

“Warning: Contains sizzling hot sex any way she wants it—and a man (or two) more than willing to show her the ropes. Let the good times roll, baby!”

Zombie Joe and the pogo stick legs
by Geltab
size: 14kb
categories: humor

Note the size…

One Foot in the Grave-A Holiday Short Short Story
by J. Steven York
published by Tsunami Ridge (independent?)
size: 49kb
categories: fiction; fantasy

An Outrider’s Tale (Fiction Friday)
by Michael Jasper
published by Unwrecked Press (independent?)
size: 47kb
categories: fiction; fantasy; epic

Just Another Day in Paradise
by Katherine Tomlinson
independent
size: 208kb
categories: genre fiction; anthologies

Realms of the Red Rabbit (Realms of the Red Rabbit series, Book 1)
by Laura Eno
independent
size: 392kb
categories: science fiction; adventure

Realms of the Red Rabbit-Jake (Realms of the Red Rabbit series, Book 2)
by Laura Eno
independent
size: 309kb
categories: fiction; fantasy; epic; world literature; mythology; children’s

They Call the Wind Muryah
by Gregory Marshall Smith (Author), C.J. Ellisson (Editor), Sydney Jelinek (Editor)
published by Red Hot Publishing (independent?)
size: 382kb
categories: fiction; fantasy; contemporary

A Miracle in Shreveport (Fiction Friday)
by Michael Jasper
published by UnWrecked (independent?)
size: 50kb
categories: fiction; fantasy; historical

Dark Tidings: Volumes I & II
by Gregory Marshall Smith (Author), Shontrell Wade (Editor)
published by Red Hot Publishing (independent?)
size: 405kb
categories: genre fiction; horror

The Man Who Murdered Himself: A Short Story
by Nancy Fulda
independent
size: 20kb
categories: fiction; short stories

Song of the Vampire
by Carole Gill
independent
size: 41kb
categories: genre fiction; horror

Committed: A Short Story
by N. Primak
independent
size: 170kb
categories: children’s fiction; literature; short story collections

The Doll House: Inventory
by Richard Roberts
independent
size: 56kb
categories: fiction; fantasy

Immaculate Fetish
by Jamie Antonia Symonanis
independent
size: 605kb
categories: science fiction; adventure

Redcoat
by David Crookes
independent
size: 553kb
categories: genre fiction; historical

A Reluctant Vampire
by Carla Krae
independent
size: 26kb
categories: fantasy; historical

Awkward Memoirs From Actual India
by Romi Moondi
size: 45kb
categories: humor; essays

How to Make Love to a Woman
by A.M. Elm
published by Gray Cadence (independent?)
size: 76kb
categories: fiction; short stories

Wet Work (A Greg Kelton Story)
by Brian Springer
published by Ann Egan (independent?)
size: 60kb
categories: genre fiction; mysteries & thrillers

I Zombie I
by Jack Wallen
published by Autumnal (independent?)
size: 452kb
categories: genre fiction; horror; occult

Some Secrets of the Qur’an
by Harun Yahya- Adnan Oktar (Author)
published by Global (independent?)
size: 136kb
categories: nonfiction; religion & spirituality; Islam; Quran

Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles)
by Susan Bischoff
independent
size: 334kb
categories: children’s; love & romance

HOSTILE WITNESS (legal thriller, thriller) (The Witness Series)
by Rebecca Forster
independent
size: 409kb
categories: genre fiction; romantic suspense

Legwork (Casey Jones Mystery Series)
by Katy Munger
independent
size: 454kb
categories: genre fiction; mystery & thrillers; women sleuths

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Freebie flash! Fight, Force, Values, and more

September 14, 2011

Freebie flash! Fight, Force, Values, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Demise
by Alexander Lurikov
published by Gray Cadence (independent?)
size: 73kb
categories: fiction, literary, short stories

A Cry for Justice: Overcome anger, reject bitterness, and trust in Jesus who will fight for you
by Shelley Hundley
published by Charisma House
size: 948kb
categories: religion & spirituality

Force and Restraint in Strategic Deterrence: A Game-Theorist’s Perspective
by Dr. Roger B. Myerson
independent
size: 38kb
categories: nonfiction, law, military

Sinkhole: A Short Story
by John Brinling
independent
size: 50kb
categories: fiction, short stories

The Premium: A Short Story
by Joshua Scribner
independent
size: 22kb
categories: genre fiction, horror, ghosts

Breathless: Book One of the Jason and Azazel Trilogy
by V.J. Chambers
independent
size: 257kb
categories: genre fiction, romance, romantic suspense

Core Values
by Louis Shalakar
size: 523kb
independent
categories: genre fiction, horror

The Four Towers of Alacantar : Episode 1 (Third Age of Timare)
by Stephen I. Carmer (Author), Gregory L. Otvos (Illustrator)
independent
size: 680kb
categories: children’s, fantasy, magic, action & adventure

Dragon’s Pupils – The Sword Guest
by Martin Chu Shui
independent
size: 335kb
categories: science fiction, fantasy, magic, action & adventure

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives
by Wayne F. Cascio (Author), John W. Boudreau (Author)
published by FT Press
size: 3421kb
cataegories: Business & Investing, Human Resources & Personnel Management

Tailgating Cookbook
by Gooseberry Patch
size: 562kb
categories: nonfiction, cooking

Vanquished (Victorian Romance)
by Hope Tarr
published by Medallion Press (independent?)
size: 1642kb
categories: genre fiction, historical romance

Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine
by Nicholas Wright Gillham
published by FT Press
size: 1242kb
categories: nonfiction, science

Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery
by Gail MarksJarvis
published by FT Press
size: 714kb
categories: business & investing, accounting, personal taxes

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Freebie flash! D.D. Scott, Vook, and more

September 11, 2011

Freebie flash! D.D. Scott, Vook, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Microsoft Powerpoint: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 99KB
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Powerpoint: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 35992KB
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Audio/video on these Vook editions only works on iDevices (iPads, iPod touches, iPhones). I think it’s possible it will work on an Amazon tablet (although it doesn’t currently work on Amazon for Android). Compare the file sizes of these two editions. The video version is about 364 times bigger than the non-video version. It’s also the equivalent of about 44 “average books” (figuring 800kb as an average, as Amazon has done…I think they’ve moved to 900kb, though).

Microsoft Outlook: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 122kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Word for Business Documents: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 33165kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Outlook: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 28936kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Making Movies on the iPhone: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 124,800kb
categories: nonfiction, arts & entertainment

Microsoft Excel: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 65049kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Mars Exploration: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 75,255kb
categories: nonfiction, science

Mac OS X Power User Tips: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 109kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Excel Charts and Graphs: The Video Guide [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 38,069kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Beginners: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 122kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Excel: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 190kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Making Movies on the iPhone: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 112kb
categories: nonfiction, arts & entertainment

Sarah Palin: A Politician’s Journey
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 770kb
categories: nonfiction, biographies & memoirs

Michelle Bachmann: A Politician’s Journey
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 569kb
categories: nonfiction, biographies & memoirs

Microsoft Word for Business Documents: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 109kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Ron Paul: A Politician’s Journey
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 652kb
categories: nonfiction, biographies & memoirs

Microsoft Word: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 257kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Microsoft Excel Charts and Graphs: The How-To Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 120kb
categories: nonfiction, business & investing

Mitt Romney: A Politician’s Journey
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 540kb
categories: nonfiction, biographies & memoirs

Los Angeles: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 19830kb
categories: nonfiction, history

The End of Boys
by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
published by Soft Skull Press (independent?)
size: 341kb
categories: nonfiction, biographies & memoirs, memoirs

San Francisco: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 30,686kb
categories: nonfiction, history

Minecraft: Video Game Guide
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 98kb
categories: nonfiction, lifestyle & home, puzzles & games

New York: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video] by Vook
published by Vook
size: 29,602kb
categories: nonfiction, history

Rick Perry: A Politician’s Journey
by Vook
published by Vook
size: 515kb
categories: nonfiction, biographies & memoirs

Teen-Proofing: A Revolutionary Approach to Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager
by John Rosemond
published by Andrews McMeel
size: 2845kb
categories: nonfiction, advice & how-to, parenting & families, teenagers

Sons of Thunder (Brothers in Arms Collection (Summerside Press))
by Susan Mary Warren
published by Summerside (independent?)
size: 604kb
categories: fiction, contemporary fiction

Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (Love Finds YouTM)
by Melanie Dobson
published by Summerside (independent?)
size: 262kb
categories: fiction

Dark Tomorrows, Second Edition
by Amanda Hocking (Author), Joel Arnold (Author), J. L. Bryan (Author), Michael Crane (Author), S.W. Benefiel (Author), Daniel Pyle (Author), Robert J. Duperre (Author), Vicki Keire (Author)
published by JLBryanBooks (independent?)
size: 296kb
categories: fiction, genre fiction, horror, occult

This includes a story by Amanda Hocking…I want to read that, to get a better sense of her as a writer. She’s had tremendous success independently publishing, and will be published by a traditional publisher in the future.

Foiled Again
by Carol Marlene Smith
published by Cms (independent?)
size: 31kb (the listing says 5000 words…traditionally, that’s about twenty pages)
categories: humor

A Stranger in the Family (Book 1: Bardville Trilogy) (Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy)
by Patricia McLinn
independent
size: 304kb
categories: fiction, genre fiction, romance, contemporary

Summer of Fire (Yellowstone series)
by Linda Jacobs
published by Medallion Press (independent?)
size: 1811kb
categories: fiction, action & adventure

Aboard the Quaker City: A Tour Aspace
by Lorraine J. Anderson
independent
size: 33kb
categories: literature & fiction, science fiction, anthologies

Girl on the Beach
by Sandra Thompson, Mike Brooker (illustrator)
independent
size: 320kb
categories: genre fiction, mystery & thrillers, suspense

From Belfast to St. Joe: 1838
by Ann Levingston Joiner
independent
size: 30kb
categories: genre fiction, historical

Angela of Troy
by SJB Gilmour
independent
size: 49kb
categories: fiction, fantasy

Bootscootin’ Blahniks (The Bootscootin’ Books)
by D.D. Scott
published by Belfrey Media (independent?)
size: 755kb
categories: humor, genre fiction, romance, contemporary

D.D. Scott is a reader of this blog (thanks, D.D.), and is behind what I consider a very important blog for anyone considering e-publishing, The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing. I’m planning on reading this one.

This post by Bufo Calvin appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog

Freebie flash! Math, Inspired, Prayers, and more

September 6, 2011

Freebie flash! Math, Inspired, Prayers, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Into the Shadows (a young adult paranormal novel) (Into the Shadows Trilogy)
by Kathy Kirkpatrick
published by Darkside (independent?)
size: 366kb
categories: children’s, romance, science fiction, fantasy, magic

Math for Grownups
by Laura Laing
published by Adams Media
size: 860kb
categories: nonfiction, reference

WHEN THE EAGLE SCREAMS – America’s Vulnerability to Terrorism
by Stephen Bowman
published by Carol Publishing (independent?)
size: 383kb
categories: politics & current events, terrorism, globalization, intelligence

Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times
by Stormie Omartian
published by Harvest House
size: 179kb
categories: nonfiction, religion & spirituality

Tor/Forge Author Voices: Volume 3
by Stacy Hague-Hill
published by Macmillan
categories: science fiction

Pre-order for October 18, 2011

Tor authors write non-fiction pieces paired with a book sample

Rise: A Collection Inspired by Lift
by Rebecca K. O’Connor
independent
size: 191kb
categories: nonfiction, nature writing

The One-Eyed Guru
by Andrew Biss
published by Vacancy (independent?)
size: 135kb
categories: mysteries & thrillers

The Dragon of Skar
by Chris Turner
published by Innersky (independent?)
size: 119kb
categories: fantasy

BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology Volume 2
by Amy Blackwelder (Author), Susan Helene Gottfried (Author), Tom Gahan (Author), Jaime McDougall (Author), Jaleta Clegg (Author), Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick (Author), James Everington (Author), James Sophi (Author), Darcia Helle (Author), Maria Savva (Author)
independent
size: 109kb
categories: genre fiction, anthologies

Life in Cape Town
by Jill H (Author), Gary W (Author), Craig V (Author), Jo W (Author), Naadira G H (Author), Siphokazi M (Author), Mogamad Zaid H (Author), Charnay L (Editor), Ruweida K (Editor)
published by CPT (independent?)
size: 474kb
categoryt: fiction, short stories

The Color of Night
by Jack Thomas
independent
size: 901kb
categories: children’s, mysteries, espionage, detectives

Death Whispers (Death Series Book 1)
by Tamara Rose Blodgett
independent
size: 775kb
categories: children’s, love & romance

Get a Life (Clearwater Crossing)
by Laura Peyton Roberts
independent
size: 391kb
categories: children’s

Wicked Games
by Jill Myles
independent
size: 371kb
categories: romance, contemporary

nineleven
by Donald Caprone
published by Rebel Press (independent?)
size: 9kb
categories: short stories, literary

Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O’Reilly Radar
published by OReilly
size: 1000kb (placeholder amount?)
categories: computers & internet

Pre-order for September 6, 2011

The 16 % Solution, Revised Edition: How to Get High Interest Rates in a Low-Interest World with Tax Lien Certificates
by Joel S. Moskowitz
published by Andrews McMeel
size: 639kb
categories: finance

Mourning Doves and other stories
by Tom Upton
published by Hightowne Press (independent?)
size: 229kb
categories: anthologies, short stories

Mighty Hammer Down (Legend of Reason Series)
by David J. Guyton
independent
size: 688kb
categories: fantasy, epic, political

A Thousand Lies: Lies Every Good American Must Believe
by D.W. St. John
published by Poison Vine Books (independent?)
size: 63kb
categories: politics & current events, freedom & security, censorship

Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy)
by Megg Jensen
published by DarkSide (independent?)
size: 231kb
categories: children’s, love & romance

Starstruck–A Hollywood Love Story
by Nancy Frederick
published by White Wolf (independent?)
size: 477kb
categories: contemporary fiction

Rumpel, A Cursed Tales Novel
by Eileen Cruz Coleman
independent
size: 326kb
categories: children’s, world literature, ghosts, horror, action & adventure, mythology

The Donzerly Light
by Ryne Douglas Peterson
published by Schmuck & Underwood (independent?)
size: 1262kb
categories: fiction, horror, occult

The Crimson-Eyed Dragon
by D.M. Trink
size: 243kb
categories: children’s, mysteries, espionage, detectives

Logan’s Redemption
by Cara Marsi
size:298kb
categories: romance, suspense, contemporary

Dust
by Arthur Slade
published by Dava (independent?)
size: 362kb
categories: children’s, horror

Thunder in the Morning Calm (Pacific Rim Series)
by Don Brown
published by Zondervan
size: 1080kb
categories: not listed, but Zondervan is faith-based, and it appears to be military fiction

To Sir, With Love
by Karyn Mitchell (Author), Peter Dawes (Author)
independent
size: 21kb
categories: short stories

History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
by Henry Fielding
published by Penguin Classics
size: 1132kb
categories: fiction, drama, British & Irish

Originally published in 1749

Grace Immaculate: A Tor.Com Original
by Gregory Benford
published by Macmillan
size: unavailable
categories: science fiction

Pre-order for October 19, 2011

Benford is a well-known science fiction author (I associate him with Timescape, but he’s written a lot)

Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard
by Joseph Conrad
published by Penguin Classics
size: 600kb
categories: contemporary, fiction

Even though this says it’s contemporary fiction, it was first published in 1904

Don’t get too used to this style…I’m still experimenting, and had some extra time today. 🙂 It did take more time, but please feel free to let me know what you think about it. I included the size…Amazon says a typical Kindle store book (based on their calculations of the number of books you can put on a Kindle) is about 800kb. The kb size isn’t a great indicator of the length of the work, since an illustrated book will take up a lot more memory than one that isn’t. Still, a very small kb size is going to indicate a short work.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Freebie flash! Ancient, Garden, Rabbit, and more

September 3, 2011

Freebie flash! Ancient, Garden, Rabbit, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

The Europeans
by Henry James
published by Fictionwise Classics
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Contemporary Fiction

I’m adding the categories on the book’s Amazon product page to try to give people a bit more information. However, these categories are provided to Amazon by the publisher (I know that’s the case with Kindle Direct Publishing books), and that’s apparently often done with a greater regard for marketability than accuracy. 😉 For example, I’ve seen the same book listed as both fiction and non-fiction. This book is a good example: contemporary fiction may sell better than “literature”. This short novel was originally published in 1878…it may have been contemporary at the time, but I don’t think that’s how most people understand the term.

You may also be wondering why a book in the public domain is being listed as newly free here…aren’t there already versions of this in the Kindle store? Interestingly, this is the only free edition listed right now. It may also be different from the others…Amazon now requires people doing public domain books through their Kindle Direct Publishing to add something new…illustrations, annotations, that sort of thing. This particular version may not have been available and/or free through the Kindle store before.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
published by £1 Books
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Poetry

The Djinn Garden
by Stephen Goldin
published by Parsina Press (independent?)
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Saga
Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Mythology
Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Magic & Wizards
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fantasy > Epic
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Action & Adventure
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Saga
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > World Literature > Mythology

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Bianco
published by Marshall Cavendish Children
Categories:
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity

Why would you not identify this as a children’s book in the categories?

Flyover Country
by Daniel Koehler
independent
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary
Books > Romance
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literary Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance

Bitten (Bitten Series)
by Merrill Gemus
independent
Books > Literature & Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance

The Prince
by Niccolo Machiavelli
published by Fictionwise Classics
Categories:
Books > History
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks

If hear a sneaky, manipulative politician described as “Machiavellian”, this 16th Century book is why.

The Score (Parker Novels)
by Richard Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake), foreword by John Banville
published by University of Chicago Press
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction
Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Books > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Suspense
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery & Thrillers > Mystery > Series
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Suspense

Classic 1960s noir/hard-boiled

A Hope Undaunted (Winds of Change)
by Julie Lessman
published by Revell
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Literature & Fiction > Fiction
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Literature & Fiction > Romance
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living

A Daughters Inheritance (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 1)
by Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller
published by Bethany House
Categories:
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Religious Fiction

Throwaway
by Heather Huffman
published by Booktrope (independent?)
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction
Books > Romance > Romantic Suspense
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Romantic Suspense

The Preacher’s Bride
by Jody Hedlund
published by Bethany House
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Historical Fiction
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Religious Fiction

Poems to Love and the Body
by Dave Malone
published by Bliss Station (independent?)
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > United States > Poetry
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Poetry
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century

The Vagrant’s Tail (OtherWhere)
by Garry Grierson
independent
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction
Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fantasy

At 15KB, this is one of the smallest (non-preorder…those often seem to have a placeholder length listed instead of their actual lengths) titles I’ve seen in the Kindle store.

Strength for Service to God and Country

by Norman E. Nygaard (Author), Evan Hunsberger (Author), General Commission on Un Meth Men (Compiler)
published by Abingdon Press
Categories:
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > Devotionals
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > Devotionals

The End of the World
by Alexander Lurikov
published by Gray Cadence (independent?)
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary
Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literary Fiction

The Getaway
by Sonya Bateman
independent
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories

A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio
by Bob Edwards
published by The University Press of Kentucky
Categories:
Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Professionals & Academics > Journalists
Books > Nonfiction > Social Sciences
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Professionals & Academics > Journalists

Once a Princess: Sasharia en Garde! book 1.
by Sherwood Smith
published by Samhain
Categories:
Books > Literature & Fiction
Books > Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost

That Samhain content warning:

“This title contains a kick-butt mother-daughter team, a wicked king, a witty pirate with an unfortunate taste for neon colors, inept resistance fighters, a dreamy prince who gallops earnestly hither and yon, and a kick-butt princess in waiting.”

Let me know what you think about my including the categories…how helpful is that? It did add time and effort to doing these, and I would probably have been able to include more books this time if I hadn’t done it. I do expect to list those books before they aren’t free, though. If it clutters it too much for you, that would be good to know as well.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Freebie flash! Harlequin, OReilly, HarperCollins, and more

August 27, 2011

Freebie flash! Harlequin, OReilly, HarperCollins, and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

Summer Heat
by Sable Jordan, Perri Forrest, Thee KWEEN, Ms. Downlow
published by Fresh WHET Ink (independent?)

Psychic Knights – The Beginning
by P.B. Thompson
published by Ferret (independent?)

Adam’s Bar-B-Que Ribs
by Sugar Lee Ryder
published by Gryphon’s Lair (independent?)

JavaScript Bibliography
by Editors of Safari Books Online
published by OReilly Media

Foolish Pride
by Donna Marie Rodgers
independent

Shadow Games
by Doug Welch
independent

Once a Cowboy (Harlequin American Romance)
by Linda Warren
published by Harlequin

True Stories of Crime from the D.A.’s Office
by Arthur Train
independent

From the Ice Incarnate
by Joe Vasicek
independent

Dane (The Mackenzie Brothers Quartet)
by Liliana Hart
by Bodysways Publishing (independent)

Bright Young Things with Bonus Material
by Anna Godsbersen
published by HarperCollins

pre-order for September 6, 2011

Occam’s Razor: A Short Story
by John Brinling
independent

Diary of a Dead Muse
by Benjamin Goshko
independent

If I Had a Car
by Ted Summerfield
independent

A Twisted Bard’s Tale (An Erotic Lesbian Short)
by Selena Kitt
by Excessica Publishing (independent?)

Napoleon Hill’s Hidden Secret In Think And Grow Rich: Why This Law Of Success Principle Proves The Master Keys To Success
by Gary Vurnum
independent

Gifts in Sand and Water
by Andy Bellet
published by Doomed Muse Press (independent?)

The Price of Life
by T.M. Nienaber
independent

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Freebie flash! 7 Star Wars books and more

August 24, 2011

Freebie flash! 7 Star Wars books and more

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and none of them block text-to-speech access. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak #1)
by Dana Stabenow
published by Gere Donovan (independent?)

How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men’s Room (and other short stories)
by Sibel Hodge
independent

The Samonte System: Finally, a gambling system that works.
by Alan Samonte
independent

Well Played 3.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning
by Drew Davidson
published by ETC (independent?)

Ludoliteracy: Defining, Understanding, and Supporting Games Education
by Jose P. Zagal
published by ETC (independent?)

The Beautiful G.A.G.A
by German Alcala
independent

As regular readers know, I changed my policy from not promoting books from any publisher that blocks text-to-speech access in any of their books to doing it on a title by title basis. That means I am now listing these free Star Wars books from LucasBooks.

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #2: Skyborn
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #4: Savior
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #5: Purgatory
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #6: Sentinel
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #7: Pantheon
by John Jackson Miller
published by LucasBooks

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.


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