Archive for October, 2010

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Sunday, October 31: Kindle Nation Daily Celebrates Hallowe’en with the Launch of Our Incredibly Cool, Totally Interactive New Free Book Alert Tool, plus … a 99-cent dose of TERROR with DISINTEGRATION by Scott Nicholson (Today’s Sponsor)

October 31, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Sunday, October 31: Kindle Nation Daily Celebrates Hallowe’en with the Launch of Our Incredibly Cool, Totally Interactive New Free Book Alert Tool, plus … a 99-cent dose of TERROR with DISINTEGRATION by Scott Nicholson (Today’s Sponsor)

What better day than Hallowe’en to launch our incredibly cool, totally interactive new Kindle Nation Free Book Alert tool with automatic updating and clickable icons to start reading a free sample of any title right here on your browser…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor You know that I wouldn’t let Hallowe’en go by without offering something...

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Happy Hallowe’en — And a Chance to Win a Free Kindle!

October 31, 2010
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Happy Hallowe’en — And a Chance to Win a Free Kindle!

Happy Hallowe’en, Kindle Nation! And while we’re working on today’s other posts, we thought you’d want to know about this opportunity — over at our sister blog Planet iPad — to enter to win a free Kindle from the author of yesterday’s Planet iPad sponsor Blank Slate! Meanwhile, if you’d like the opportunity to begin reading free samples of...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Saturday, October 30: Three Free Hallowe’en Treats, plus … the perfect way to begin a weekend of sheer terror with three Gothic novellas in one scary package from IncuBooks author Zoe Winters (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

October 30, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Saturday, October 30: Three Free Hallowe’en Treats, plus … the perfect way to begin a weekend of sheer terror with three Gothic novellas in one scary package from IncuBooks author Zoe Winters (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

It’s trick or treat time in my neighborhood, and publishers are playing along by offering lengthy free previews of forthcoming novels as an enticing temporary fix for fans (in the case of two new James Patterson offerings) or as a way of introducing undiscovered gems (in the case of a free preview of an intriguing new Oliver Pötzsch thriller...

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James Patterson Joins Stieg Larsson in “Kindle Million Club”

October 30, 2010
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James Patterson Joins Stieg Larsson in “Kindle Million Club”

By Tom Dulaney Contributing Reporter October 30, 2010 Amazon.com announced Friday that James Patterson, the ultra-prolific author of over 65 books crossing many genres, is the second member — and the first living member — of what the company calls the Kindle Million Club. Widely believed to be the world’s bestselling author, Patterson follows the late Stieg Larsson by...

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Two New Dean Koontz Releases: A Novel Idea to Promote A Novel, and a Self-Sabotaging Price

October 29, 2010
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Two New Dean Koontz Releases: A Novel Idea to Promote A Novel, and a Self-Sabotaging Price

Don’t miss today’s Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, October 29: 5 Brand New Titles Top Our Free Book Listings, plus … a treasure trove of niche listings about military history, naval affairs, and politics from Nimble Books (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings by Tom DulaneyContributing Reporter Bestselling author Dean Koontz...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, October 29: 5 Brand New Titles Top Our Free Book Listings, plus … a treasure trove of niche listings about military history, naval affairs, and politics from Nimble Books (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

October 29, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, October 29: 5 Brand New Titles Top Our Free Book Listings, plus … a treasure trove of niche listings about military history, naval affairs, and politics from Nimble Books (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

As with so many subgenres and topics of niche interest in this new age of digital publishing, we could probably file today’s sponsorship under “Not for Everyone, But Perfect for Some.”Readers who are deeply interested in particular genres and subgenres of books sometimes find that the selection of Kindle titles in their niche is still more limited than they...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, October 28: Happy Endings and abortive beginnings among our Free Book Listings, plus … If you are passionate about the paranormal, you’re going to love Inhuman (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

October 28, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, October 28: Happy Endings and abortive beginnings among our Free Book Listings, plus … If you are passionate about the paranormal, you’re going to love  Inhuman (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

We reap what we sow. During the past couple of weeks we’ve offered our readers substantial free excerpts from two Joe Konrath books that have moved with lightning speed up the ranks of Kindle bestsellers, so who are we to complain about the fact that a couple of the most recent additions to our Kindle Nation Free Book Alert...

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Late Addition to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, October 27: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet: A Novel by Colleen McCullough, author of Tim and The Thorn Birds, plus the author disappears, and it’s just you and the story in Flaming Dove (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

October 27, 2010
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Late Addition to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, October 27: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet: A Novel by Colleen McCullough, author of Tim and The Thorn Birds, plus the author disappears, and it’s just you and the story in Flaming Dove (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

Here’s a late addition to today’s Free Book Listings from Colleen McCullough, the author of Tim and The Thorn Birds…. Well, that didn’t last long! But there are two other new listings today…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson  4.4 out of 5 stars – 5 ReviewsKindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech: Enabled (Ed....

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, October 27: A Mysterious Novella Pre-Order and A Free 30-Chapter Preview of James Patterson’s Cross Fire, plus the author disappears, and it’s just you and the story in Flaming Dove (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

October 27, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, October 27: A Mysterious Novella Pre-Order and A Free 30-Chapter Preview of James Patterson’s Cross Fire, plus the author  disappears, and it’s just you and the story in Flaming Dove (Today’s Sponsor), and over 100 other fully updated free Kindle ebook listings

Who knows what to expect with this morning’s latest addition to our Kindle Nation Free Book Alert listings? James Patterson is back to his old tricks with a “free 30-chapter preview” of his latest Alex Cross novel, so, what, we should forgive him for writing 87-word chapters and allowing his publisher to set up a bait-and-switch with an exorbitant...

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Shaken Moves to Top 15 in Kindle Store as Amazon Flexes Muscles

October 27, 2010
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Shaken Moves to Top 15 in Kindle Store as Amazon Flexes Muscles

When I reported yesterday morning that Shaken was available for immediate purchase and download, I suggested that the new Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels detective thriller by Joe Konrath would shake up the publishing world by moving “soon” into the top 50 among Kindle Store bestsellers. Silly me. Shaken debuted at #143, broke into the top #100 by noon and into...

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