Archive for February, 2011

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Kindle’s "Extra" Features Continue to Have Wide Usage

February 18, 2011
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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Kindle’s "Extra" Features Continue to Have Wide Usage

(One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)    By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Jeff Bezos says the Kindle is and always will be, first and foremost, a dedicated ebook reader. And he’s right, of course. But here at Kindle Nation we...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, February 18: Letters to a Soldier Preview Tops Three Brand New Freebie Pre-Orders! plus … Horror, Humor, and Heroes 2 by Jim Bernheimer (Today’s Sponsor)

February 18, 2011
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, February 18: Letters to a Soldier Preview Tops Three Brand New Freebie Pre-Orders! plus … Horror, Humor, and Heroes 2 by Jim Bernheimer (Today’s Sponsor)

Three new “preview” and “bonus” pre-orders from MacMillan top this morning’s freshly updated presentation of over 200 Free Book Alert listings … The price is right, but will you bite? But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor This mix of traditional and urban fantasy stories has been handpicked to entertain, amuse, and provoke, from the editor who brought...

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The Third Crusade comes crashing into the 21st Century in our Kindle Nation eBook of the Day: Terrence O’Brien’s thriller The Templar Concordat – Just $2.99 on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

February 18, 2011
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The Third Crusade comes crashing into the 21st Century in our Kindle Nation eBook of the Day: Terrence O’Brien’s thriller The Templar Concordat – Just $2.99 on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

It’s up to modern-day Templars Sean Callahan and Marie Curtis to keep the the infallible decrees of two Twelfth Century popes and three kings, stolen by the Hashashin, from threatening to catapult the bigotry, bias, and religious blood baths of the Third Crusade straight into the Twenty-First Century. Here’s the set-up for Terrence O’Brien’s The Templar Concordat: When the truth...

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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Kindle’s "Extra" Features Continue to Have Wide Usage

February 18, 2011
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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Kindle’s "Extra" Features Continue to Have Wide Usage

(One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Jeff Bezos says the Kindle is and always will be, first and foremost, a dedicated ebook reader. And he’s right, of course.   But here at Kindle...

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eBook Leaders Show Random House Sitting Pretty As Amazon’s Kindle Store Discounting Plays Crucial Role in Picking Winners

February 18, 2011
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eBook Leaders Show Random House Sitting Pretty As Amazon’s Kindle Store Discounting Plays Crucial Role in Picking Winners

For the past few weeks, we’ve been paying more attention than usual to the USA Today bestseller lists that come out each Thursday because they have provided a fascinating window into the changes that are taking places in what we read and the publishing sources for the books that we are reasing. Once again, the USA Today top 50...

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It’s 2110, and the most brilliant minds agree the government has a right to know who you are, where you are and what you are doing. 1984? Anthem? Blade Runner? No, it’s our eBook of the Day: Simon Royle’s TAG, and here’s a free sample

February 17, 2011
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It’s 2110, and the most brilliant minds agree the government has a right to know who you are, where you are and what you are doing. 1984? Anthem? Blade Runner? No, it’s our eBook of the Day: Simon Royle’s TAG, and here’s a free sample

From a world where personal privacy has been forsaken comes a tale of conspiracy, love and murder – and the bond shared by brothers. Here’s the set-up for Simon Royle’s dystopian thriller TAG: In the wake of Arbitrator Jonah Oliver’s interrogation of Jibril Muraz, a prisoner of UNPOL, his secure life disintegrates into one of lies, corruption, conspiracy and...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, February 17: Think “Eat Pray Love meets Julie and Julia” and you’ve got Life from Scratch, plus … Beth Orsoff brings romance to the Arctic in How I Learned To Love The Walrus (Today’s Sponsor)

February 17, 2011
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, February 17: Think “Eat Pray Love meets Julie and Julia” and you’ve got Life from Scratch, plus … Beth Orsoff brings romance to the Arctic in How I Learned To Love The Walrus (Today’s Sponsor)

Is there a formula for bestsellers? If so, we think Melissa Ford may have nailed it with Life from Scratch, the #1 free book in the Kindle Store and very close to the top of this morning’s freshly updated presentation of over 200 Free Book Alert listings on Kindle…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor A gregarious...

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Is it a nose for news that has small-town reporter John Moretz turning up first at every murder scene, or something more disturbing? The police want to know, in Scott Nicholson’s Crime Beat – Just 99 cents on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

February 16, 2011
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Is it a nose for news that has small-town reporter John Moretz turning up first at every murder scene, or something more disturbing? The police want to know, in Scott Nicholson’s Crime Beat – Just 99 cents on Kindle, and here’s a free sample!

Some reporters have a “nose for news” and seem to turn up wherever news is breaking right before their eyes or soon after.  But if a reporter keeps appearing at the scenes of murders, the police do start to wonder.  Author Scott Nicholson lists “reporter” among his many “odd” jobs, so perhaps it is no surprise that this gritty,...

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Free Kindle Nation Shorts, February 16, 2011: A Sneak Preview of A Touch of Revenge, the forthcoming Nick Bracco suspense novel by Gary Ponzo, author of A Touch of Deceit

February 16, 2011
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Free Kindle Nation Shorts, February 16, 2011: A Sneak Preview of  A Touch of Revenge, the forthcoming Nick Bracco suspense novel by Gary Ponzo, author of A Touch of Deceit

By Stephen Windwalker Editor of Kindle Nation Daily  Here’s a special treat that is available only to the citizens of Kindle Nation. Thousands of Kindle Nation readers have enjoyed Gary Ponzo’s first Nick Bracco novel, A Touch of Deceit, which has previously been excerpted as a Free Kindle Nation Short. That Kindle Exclusive debut novel is currently among the...

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The Best “Book Group” Novel Ever

February 16, 2011
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The Best “Book Group” Novel Ever

Most afternoons I try to spend 20 to 30 minutes on the elliptical trying to do what I can to forestall implementation of the Kindle Nation corporate succession plan. I don’t get to it every day, but I would be nowhere if it weren’t for the accompaniment provided by my Kindle’s text-to-speech. But yesterday afternoon I did 29 minutes...

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