4 additional kindle free books for a total of 23

You can find all 23 of today’s free book offers at the 50 Kindle Free Books post.

Here are the 4 latest additions –

  1. Options Trading for the Conservative Investor: Increasing Profits Without Increasing Your Risk by Michael C. Thomsett. Price: $0. Genre: Finance, Investing, Options. Rated 3.5 stars on 21 reviews.

    The world’s #1 options author has written the definitive options guide for conservative investors! One step at a time, you’ll discover how to use options to increase yields, reduce risks, protect existing positions, and ride safely through any market down cycle. Want double-digit returns without heart-pounding risk? Here are the options you’ve been searching for!

  2. The Truth About Thriving in Change by William S. Kane. Price: $0. Genre: Business, Leadership, Organizational Change. No reviews.

    This book brings together 49 powerful “truths” about planning, driving, and sustaining organizational change: real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every business leader. You’ll discover which skills you need most, and how to develop them…how to lead change without eroding employee motivation, commitment, and productivity…why you must start fast, and “run before you walk”…when to persuade, when to educate, and when to “use force”…how to make the change agenda everyone’s agenda…and how to create the right cultural framework for successful change.

  3. On the Run by Bill Myers. Price: $0. Genre: Children, Christian, Fantasy, Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews.

    In book one, On the Run, Elijah’s supernatural gifts have drawn the attention of dark forces. Separated from their parents, Zach and Piper (with a lot of help from heaven) must protect their little brother.

    Bill Myers is a bestselling author and award-winning writer/director whose work has won forty national and international awards. His books and videos have sold eight million copies and include The Seeing, Eli, The Voice, My Life as, Forbidden Doors, and McGee and Me.

  4. Hustlin’ Divas by De’nesha Diamond. Price: $0. Genre: Urban Fiction, Street Lit. Rated 4 stars on 8 reviews.

    Memphis is the crime capital of America, and no one knows that better than the women born and raised in its mean streets. It’s put sisters Ta’Shara and LeShelle on opposite sides of the street game, where blood means nothing and loyalty doesn’t last long. It’s also got Yolanda, an ambitious drug mule, and Melanie, a police detective, caught up with the same man–the notorious hustler Python.

    Forget what you heard about East Coast/West Coast, ’cause real vendettas are born in the Dirty South.

23 free kindle books in 1 day. It seems Amazon intends to make sure everyone visits its site regularly during holiday season.

Will there be a Black Friday Kindle Deal or a Kindle Bundle?

Marisa asks an interesting questions at the official kindle forum –

So I’m looking for pure speculation or substantiated fact. I’m going to be purchasing a Kindle Wireless ($139) for my husband for Christmas. The price is amazing and I know that it won’t come down (why should it?).

But Black Friday is around the corner now and I’m wondering if Amazon might sweeten the pot a bit and bundle the Kindle with something. Maybe a case or a gift card for purchasing titles, …

All the answers seem to converge to one conclusion –

  • Amazon has never done a Kindle Black Friday deal in the past and is unlikely to do anything Kindle related for Black Friday this year.  

There are, however, a few reasons this year might be different –

  1. BestBuy has a $100 Nook WiFi offer. Sony has a $150 Sony PRS-350 offer through November 27th at its own stores and at various other stores.
  2. Amazon hasn’t done any price-cuts since Kindle 3 and Kindle WiFi first came out. It tends to cut prices pretty regularly and a Kindle Black Friday deal or price-cut would fit in well.
  3. Given that Kindle 3 and Kindle WiFi are selling briskly you have to imagine economies of scale have already kicked in or will very soon. Amazon is likely to pass on the savings.
  4. Amazon doesn’t know what 2011 might bring – Mini iPad, Color Screen eReaders, Pixel Qi tablets. The more Kindles it can sell in 2010 the better.
  5. If ebooks keep growing at their current rate they might trigger a destruction of traditional publishers. Amazon would benefit tremendously if this were to happen. Amazon may very well decide that getting more Kindles into people’s hands and selling more ebooks is worth taking a loss on the Kindle WiFi.

Logically a $100 or $110 Kindle WiFi makes sense if you think of a Kindle as customer acquisition. Anyone who buys a Kindle is a potential lifetime Amazon customer.

My gut instinct is that Amazon will get it done. From November 2007 to November 2010 we’ve seen the Kindle’s price drop from $399 to $189/$139. This holiday season Amazon doesn’t really have any competitors and it can really clean up.

It might never get another opportunity like this and a $100 Kindle WiFi is the obvious move.

8 thoughts on “4 additional kindle free books for a total of 23”

  1. Amazon does do black Friday type sale but only a few select people get the sale prices.
    In the past People vote on which items they want on sale and the winning items are sent to random voters.

  2. Good point on customer acquisition and a $99 Kindle…

    I’m not so certain it is to hurt publishers, but rather pbook competitors… I’m betting a Woot (Amazon owned) so that it can be a true one day sale.


  3. “This holiday season Amazon doesn’t really have any competitors and it can really clean up.”

    Nook Color is shipping and the professional reviews and videos show it’s a pretty darn compelling alternative – at $249. Makes me think that B&N is going after that “critical mass” (i.e. poor man’s iPad) while Amazon appeals to the serious (primarily book) reader. Which do you think is the potentially larger market?

    1. JD, just finished a giant post compiling nook color reviews.

      It has a lot of my thoughts on this. Honestly, I think you’re right in recognizing the huge opportunity of being the poor man’s iPad but not sure B&N does. They seem to think they can convince readers to leave eInk for color.

      In many ways the Nook Color can, in time, do what the iPad can’t i.e. get people to ditch eInk readers. Amazon will have to speed up eInk’s evolution rate or build their own Kindle Color. They are in big trouble if they don’t.

      1. Funny that I’ve been researching/reviewing e-Readers for over a year now and have yet to find one that will separate me from my hard-earned $ (prefer pdfs, newspapers, magazines, web). So after seeing the Nook Color reviews, I ordered one – but not for me – for my grandson, who wanted an iPad for Christmas. Now I’m thinking of buying one for my mom. That “critical mass” of casual readers I’m referring to. Meanwhile, for my needs, I wait…

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