Archive for February, 2011

Are We Better or Worse Off, with Kindle?

February 24, 2011
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Are We Better or Worse Off, with Kindle?

Remember the question that helped vault Ronald Reagan into the presidency back in 1980? With apologies to President Reagan’s debate prep team, a slightly different version of that question occurred to me the other day as I was finishing work on a chapter of a new book that I’m co-authoring with Martin Higgins, co-founder of BookLending.com: “As readers, are...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Larger Font Sizes, and Text-to-Speech, for Easy Reading on the Kindle

February 24, 2011
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Larger Font Sizes, and Text-to-Speech, for Easy Reading on the Kindle

Thanks to Marilyn for writing in with a question that may be important for many readers: I have an amazon kindle and I want to know how to change the size of the type to larger as I just had eye surgery and I would like to read without reading glasses Please help Thanks Marilyn Burstin Marilyn, just to...

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How do I love thee, Kindle Text-to-Speech? Let me count the ways.

February 24, 2011
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How do I love thee, Kindle Text-to-Speech? Let me count the ways.

Kindle Text-to-Speech How do I love thee, Kindle Text-to-Speech? Let me count the ways. I have named thee, with a little help from an eyebrow-raising Significant Other who may a time or two have looked askance as I rolled over and donned my headphones of an evening. I have named my Kindle’s voice Ursula. This imagined creature may or...

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PRICE CUT ALERT! A Snake in Paradise Drops from $2.99 to Just 99 Cents!

February 24, 2011
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PRICE CUT ALERT! A Snake in Paradise Drops from $2.99 to Just 99 Cents!

We would be remiss if we didn’t send out an alert to let you know that A Snake in Paradise, today’s sponsor, has just been dropped in price from $2.99 to 99 cents!   A Snake in Paradise  by Brenda Sedore 4.3 out of 5 stars   9 Reviews Kindle Price:     JUST 99 CENTS! Text-to-Speech: Enabled  Don’t have...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, February 24: Will today’s latest additions to our 200+ Kindle Freebies leave you Ravenous for more? plus … A Snake in Paradise by Brenda Sedore (Today’s Sponsor)

February 24, 2011
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, February 24: Will today’s latest additions to our 200+ Kindle Freebies leave you Ravenous for more? plus … A Snake in Paradise by Brenda Sedore (Today’s Sponsor)

Three brand new additions to our 225+ Free Book Alert listings this morning, beginning with Dayna Macy’s 5-star Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey from Obsession to Freedom …. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor     A near castration, an escape to Italy, unwanted fame and too many handsome men are just the beginning for Aja Rain…...

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"Gone with the Wind Meets Brokeback Mountain?" This terrific, life-affirming Civil War novel is much more than that: David Greene’s Unmentionables – Here’s a Free Sample

February 24, 2011
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"Gone with the Wind Meets Brokeback Mountain?" This terrific, life-affirming Civil War novel is much more than that: David Greene’s Unmentionables – Here’s a Free Sample

  I don’t go out on a limb like this for one of our sponsors more than two or three times a year, but I hope you will read David Greene’s novel Unmentionables, because it is a terrific, life-affirming read, unpretentiously priced at just $2.99. I could care less about the little controversies that some will associate with it, because...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, February 23, Three brand new freebies including Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #6! plus … Healing Self, Healing Earth by Roy Holman (Today’s Sponsor)

February 23, 2011
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, February 23, Three brand new freebies including Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #6! plus … Healing Self, Healing Earth by Roy Holman (Today’s Sponsor)

John Jackson Miller has been bringing out news installments in his Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith series — as Kindle freebies! — every for months for the past couple of years, and this morning we are happy to announce the appearance of the 6th book in the series, Sentinel, at the top of today’s latest additions to...

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A Unique Mystery In Which Bullets Aren’t Enough…but Faith and Love May Be. Here’s a free sample of our eBook of the Day, Scott Nicholson’s Transparent Lovers

February 23, 2011
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A Unique Mystery In Which Bullets Aren’t Enough…but Faith and Love May Be. Here’s a free sample of our eBook of the Day, Scott Nicholson’s Transparent Lovers

Here’s the set-up for Scott Nicholson’s Transparent Lovers: Private investigator Richard Steele must solve his most difficult case ever—his own murder—while caught between women on both sides of the grave. His lover Lee is tangled up in the mess he left behind, and his dead ex-wife Diana has been waiting on the other side for her chance at revenge....

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Tuesday, February 22: Laurel Dewey’s new 5-star suspense freebie Protector, plus … a brand new collection of suspenseful short stories in Paul Levine’s The Road to Hell (Today’s Sponsor)

February 22, 2011
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Tuesday, February 22: Laurel Dewey’s new 5-star suspense freebie Protector, plus … a brand new collection of suspenseful short stories in Paul Levine’s The Road to Hell (Today’s Sponsor)

We’re here to protect you from running out of great suspense reads with a brand new 5-star addition to our 200+ Free Book Alert listings…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor  Does any other author bring us a better mix of excitement and laughs than Kindle Nation fave Paul Levine?  As the Tulsa Sun says about him,...

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Kidnapped for ransom and left for dead, a child of wealth and privilege begins the journey that will ultimately lead him to greater gifts than he ever imagined in our eBook of the Day, Annette Mackey’s Class Collision: Fall From Grace – Here’s a free sample!

February 22, 2011
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Kidnapped for ransom and left for dead, a child of wealth and privilege begins the journey that will ultimately lead him to greater gifts than he ever imagined in our eBook of the Day, Annette Mackey’s Class Collision: Fall From Grace – Here’s a free sample!

Set during the Great Depression, Class Collision:  Fall From Grace will transport you to a simpler time filled with heartache and unexpected love… Here’s the set-up for Annette Mackey’s sweet college romance: What if you didn’t know your boyfriend was worth millions? Born to wealth and privilege, ten-year-old David, arguably the most spoiled, obnoxious kid alive, finds his greatest enjoyment...

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