Archive for May, 2011

Kindle Pricing: Listings Over $9.99 Down 5.3% in the Kindle Store! 4.5% Gain in Titles Under $3! 253,000 Kindle Books Priced Below $3, and They Account for 37% of the Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers, But Big Publishers Still Getting Top Dollar for a Handful of Big Names

May 20, 2011
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Kindle Pricing: Listings Over $9.99 Down 5.3% in the Kindle Store! 4.5% Gain in Titles Under $3! 253,000 Kindle Books Priced Below $3, and They Account for 37% of the Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers, But Big Publishers Still Getting Top Dollar for a Handful of Big Names

Click here to see the numbers in our latest check on Kindle book pricing. Click here some of our past posts on pricing in the Kindle Store catalog. The book business in 2011 is a complicated world, and there’s no single proposition that explains Kindle Store pricing. Big Six publishers and indie authors are going to opposite extremes, and...

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KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Friday, May 20: Over THREE DOZEN BRAND NEW FREEBIES today! plus … Forget the daily grind with Beth Orsoff’s HONEYMOON FOR ONE (Today’s Sponsor)

May 20, 2011
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It may be a hidden back door, but after over a year of lobbying we’re glad to see that Amazon is finally cracking open the door to allow indie authors to offer their books free to the citizens of Kindle Nation, and especially glad to see freebies from past Kindle Nation sponsors like Scott Nicholson, David McAfee and Marsha...

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Saying Goodbye: 31 stories that serve as amazing examples of people saying heartfelt goodbyes with grace, dignity, and good humor … it’s our Kindle eBook of the Day, and here’s a free sample!

May 20, 2011
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Saying Goodbye: 31 stories that serve as amazing examples of people saying heartfelt goodbyes with grace, dignity, and good humor … it’s our Kindle eBook of the Day, and here’s a free sample!

You know the movie line “You had me at ‘hello.'” Here’s a book that will have you at “goodbye,” again and again, with 31 farewell stories — sometimes rich with sadness, sometimes funny, but always true and tender. Dream of Things’ Saying Goodbye has received 4.9 stars from 11 reviewers and is just $2.99 on Kindle. Here’s the set-up: ...

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Kindle eBook Sales Surpass All Combined Print Book Sales For The First Time At Amazon

May 19, 2011
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By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Amazon eBook sales now exceed total sales of print books–both hardcover and paperback combined–the company announced today. The explosion in eBook sales–up three times or 300% from the same period last year–does not come at the expense of print book sales within Amazon. Amazon says that print book sales continue to grow, and that...

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KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Thursday, May 19: Bestselling mystery writer Tess Gerritsen and a brand new Kindle word game top 550+ Freebies! plus … Bite-sized bliss with William S. Shepard’s Coffee Break Mysteries for just $2.99 (Today’s Sponsor)

May 19, 2011
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A free Rizzoli & Isles short story pre-order from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen freets us at the top of this morning’s latest additions to our 550+ Kindle Free Book Alert listings…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor Like a great mystery read — even when you’ve only got 10 or 15 minutes? Then you’ll...

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Kindle eBook of the Day: Survivors Of A High School Shooting Spree Reunite To Heal, Only To Find Evil Joins The Gathering. Jeff Bennington’s Reunion – 4.5 stars from 23 reviewers, now just 99 cents, and here’s a Free Sample!

May 19, 2011
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Kindle eBook of the Day: Survivors Of A High School Shooting Spree Reunite To Heal, Only To Find Evil Joins The Gathering. Jeff Bennington’s Reunion – 4.5 stars from 23 reviewers, now just 99 cents, and here’s a Free Sample!

Twenty years after a high school shooting spree kills eight students, their classmates reluctantly hold a reunion to lay the past to rest. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited, and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the malevolent spirit of the killer.  Jeff Bennington’s Reunion – 4.5 stars from 23 reviewers...

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Free Kindle Nation Shorts — May 18, 2011: Think “Strangers on a Train Meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – VIRTUAL STRANGERS

May 18, 2011
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Free Kindle Nation Shorts — May 18, 2011: Think “Strangers on a Train Meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – VIRTUAL STRANGERS

First, there were Per Wahlöö and Maj Sjöwall and the Martin Beck mysteries. Then came Henning Mankell’s Inspector Kurt Wallender, followed of course by Stieg Larsson and his remarkable creation of a latter-day Pippi Longstocking by the name of Lisbeth Salander. Now, for all of us who have been looking and waiting for the next great page-turner with that...

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Amazon Prepares the Way for the Kindle Tablet by Accepting iPad Trade-ins

May 18, 2011
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Amazon Prepares the Way for the Kindle Tablet by Accepting iPad Trade-ins

We’ve been paying some attention lately to the increasing likelihood that Amazon will launch a “Kindle tablet” some time this year. We’ve felt since last fall that it is on the way, but the signals have gotten much stronger lately, as we reported in this post last week. To summarize where we tried to be a little coy last...

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KND Kindle Free Book Alert for Wednesday, May 18: Two Brand New Patterson Previews of 20 Chapters or More Each Top Our 550 Freebies! plus … Ready to leave the vamps behind and read something truly unique? There’s more to being Santa Claus than just delivering toys in Erin L. Snyder’s debut work of literary fiction — For Love of Children — just $2.99 on Kindle!

May 18, 2011
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KND Kindle Free Book Alert for Wednesday, May 18: Two Brand New Patterson Previews of 20 Chapters or More Each Top Our 550 Freebies! plus … Ready to leave the vamps behind and read something truly unique? There’s more to being Santa Claus than just delivering toys in Erin L. Snyder’s debut work of literary fiction — For Love of Children — just $2.99 on Kindle!

James Patterson is known for writing very short chapters, but there are plenty of them in each of the free previews offered at the top this morning’s latest additions to our 550+ Kindle Free Book Alert listings. Or if you don’t feel like reading, you might enjoy downloading Amazon’s new interactive Admash that allows you to vote on sponsored...

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Sex and Danger – They’re always intertwined in our Kindle eBook of the Day, KayAnna Kirby’s erotic romance Claimed By Desire – here’s a free sample!

May 18, 2011
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Sex and Danger – They’re always intertwined in our Kindle eBook of the Day, KayAnna Kirby’s erotic romance Claimed By Desire – here’s a free sample!

Anyone could fall prey to an ill-considered one-night stand, but CPA Allison Cain’s involves Bryson Anderson Jr., an alpha male who has it all: money, power, women, even his own island. When they meet again in the Cayman Islands it turns out that their indiscretions have consequences that could destroy them all, or change their lives forever. Here’s the...

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