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Subject: HF deals for Kindle (and maybe Nook) ;)
Date Posted: 1/2/2011 10:24 AM ET
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If I run across a Kindle book that sounds good, and is free or very, very cheap...do you mind these posts?  

This book is free at Amazon:  Medicus: a novel of the Roman Empire, by Ruth Downie. (First in a series)

Here's the review from Booklist:

*Starred Review* Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will delight in this series debut set in Roman-occupied Britain and featuring wry army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso. Newly divorced and burdened with the debts of his late father, Ruso finds himself in a ramshackle military outpost with miserable weather and minimal supplies. Ruso's new job gets off to a rocky start when he's called upon to examine the corpse of a young woman who drowned. Then, after a long shift of tending to the sick, the cranky but charitable doctor rescues an injured slave girl from her sadistic owner. His good deed earns Ruso unwanted attention from a hospital administrator whose attempts to cover his bald spot are both desperate and hilarious. It also lands the medicus in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of two local barmaids. Through it all, Ruso wonders what has become of his life. Celebrated as a hero a few years before for rescuing Emperor Trajan from an earthquake, he's now sharing a residence with a doctor of questionable morals and a flurry of seemingly indestructible mice. A strong start for Downie, whose series joins those by Lindsay Davis and Stephen Saylor on the ancient Rome beat but adds a bit more humor to the mix of period detail and suspense. Allison Block



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Date Posted: 1/2/2011 10:32 AM ET
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I don't mind,  They have a dedicated forum for e-read stuff now have you seen it?

Thanks BTW  I have the PC app for kindle and often time if it's free on Amazon it is free on Nook!



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Date Posted: 1/2/2011 10:33 AM ET
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Vicky, I for one, love it when you do this! BTW, I already found this one and grabbed it! wink

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 10:35 AM ET
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Vicky,    Inform away.  I appreciate the posts.

Pamela

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 10:36 AM ET
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Letty, I have seen the new ereader forum, and did post over there as well.  I just like you people the best. wink

Jeanne...good going!  I somehow missed this one; I didn't see it on any freebie lists.  And Booklist is a good review journal; I trust their reviews, by and large.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 10:44 AM ET
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I just like you people the bestwink  Awwwww! 

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 11:04 AM ET
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Please do post! I don't have an ereader, but I like to keep a couple books on my Blackberry and my Ipod touch, but I don't like to pay for the books I read on those tiny screens. Those are my "stuck in traffic or waiting on the kid" books. ;-)

I have the kindle ap on my computers too and used to read on the lap top before I killed it.

Maybe you should make a thread just for these posts and everyone can use it to post about cheap and free ebooks. You could title it "Ebook Deals" or something.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 4:10 PM ET
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I appreciate the posts, too. Mebbe this one can be our official HF Kindle books thread.

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I'm thinking about getting a Kindle just to get the free books.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 4:13 PM ET
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Lindsay Davis' The Silver Pigs, which I believe is the first in the Marcus Didius Falco series, is $2.99.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 4:54 PM ET
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Let's make this our thread for deals, then.

Black Moth, by Georgette Heyer,  0.99

Birth of an Empire, by Conn Igguldson, 0.76

Great Maria, by Cecelia Holland, 1.55

Traitor's Wife, by Susan Higganbotham, still free!

The Queen's Dollmaker, by Christine Trent,  free

Heidegger's Glass, by T. Frank  free

Savage Lands, by Clare Clark, 2.14

Roanoke, by Margaret Lawrence, 3.18

The Queen's Christmas, by Karen Harper, 2.99

Ruby in her navel, by Barry Unsworth, 1.66

Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean Auel,  5.00

And here's a link to a neat blog, that breaks down Kindle deals by price:  Randomize Me



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Date Posted: 1/2/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean Auel,  5.00

I saw this one at Fictionwise for $1.99 - less if you are a member. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer the Kindle compatible version (MOBI).

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 7:24 PM ET
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Excellet thread!! 

Date Posted: 1/3/2011 11:54 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/4/2011 7:14 PM ET
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OMG! I just discovered the Kindle app for PC.  OK, so I'm slow.  I downloaded all the Jane Austen titles, The Traitor's Wife and whatever else that was interesting and free.  I'll probably buy a Kindle in the next few months and in the meantime I've started my library.  Woohoo!!

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Yay Donna!  I'm happy for you!!

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 3:29 PM ET
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The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson is free today at AZN. It's a YA adventure story set during the Wars of the Roses.

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 8:49 PM ET
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Terra Incognito is the second book in the Ruth Downie series, and it's only .99 cents!  (Medicus is the first book in the series, and it's still free).



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Date Posted: 1/10/2011 9:50 PM ET
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Thanks Vicky - I didn't see this one until you posted it here!

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 3:54 PM ET
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Have any of you seen a book by Karen Charbonneau titled The Wolf's Sun? It's apparently one of two books she has written - both for kindle. She researched this book for 8 years. It's an HF novel of 17th century France and it sounds pretty good. Has only one review, but that got 5 stars and it's selling for $2.99. I just might order it.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 8:49 PM ET
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I'm alway suspicious of reviews that appear around the time of release. Not always, but I think often they are written by friends, family and paid reviewers.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 10:20 PM ET
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Good point, Genie! I initially found out about this book on Daily Cheap Reads. From what I could gather, it came out in Nov. 2010 and only in Kindle form (??). Are there authors who only write books for the kindle? If so, that seems odd......

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 8:14 AM ET
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I think it might be much easier to self-publish in Kindle format.  I always check to see who the publisher is on the Amazon page.  Not that they will automatically be bad...but I like to know in advance.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 8:50 AM ET
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I agree with Vicky. I think we're going to see a trend of self-publishing via Kindle. There's even a thread on AZN where new authors promote their (usually $.99) books.

Having said this, I have read some really good self-published stuff. But typically it needs a good editor, so just be careful. Even $2.99 adds up. smiley

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 12:41 AM ET
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I have a Kobo e-reader and get free books from Kobo and Borders. (I didn't get a Kindle because it doesn't allow download e-books from the library and I'm cheap)

Don't forget Project Gutenberg offers thousands and thousands of books for free (which is where Amazon and other sites get many of their "free" books)

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

and related sites (different countries with different copyright laws so they can't be combined on one site)

for example:

 

http://gutenberg.net.au/

 

http://www.gutenberg.ca/#h2completecatalogue

 

manybooks.net

 



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