Four new freebies to begin the month of June in the Kindle Store and give you something to read so that you don’t have to pay those ridiculously high prices that Penguin is trying to force on the citizens of Kindle Nation….
Kensington Publishing Company has a new Kindle Store freebie this morning: a lengthy excerpt from Brad Herzog’s new road memoir Turn Left At The Trojan Horse. At 936 “locations,” this is over 5 times the length of a Kindle sample, and the full-length book is available for pre-order here until its release on Tuesday. The book is being billed as On the Road meets Eat, Pray, Love, if you can get your head around that combination. Kirkus Reviews says “Herzog’s third travel memoir follows the highways cross-country examining the idea of the hero along the way. He captures stunning details of the American landscape. The hero’s return, is irresistible…a near-perfect ending.”
At a party Saturday evening, I met an author who has published several of her novels with Kensington, Robin Reardon, and I told her she was very well positioned for the ebook revolution because Kensington, a successful New York-based independent publishing company, is light years ahead of dinosaurs like Penguin Pearson in understanding how to connect with ebook readers. Much more on this later, but let me just mention that Penguin, coincidentially, is the publisher of the two books mentioned above in that On the Road meets Eat, Pray, Love comparison, and both of the Penguin titles are terribly overpriced in their Kindle editions since Penguin established its new predatory pricing plan under the agency model.