First, for your Kindle, we have a free book –
- Stupid Christmas by Leland Gregory. Price: $0. Genre: Comedy, Humor, Christmas. A reviewer points out it’s not a book you’d want to read to small children. Rated 4 stars on 2 reviews. Found it on twitter but the tweet is now lost in a sea of tweets so can’t attribute.
Next, we get more evidence that Oprah is going to endorse the Kindle on Monday.
Oprah waving around Kindle in her next show?
A user at the official kindle forum provides some very interesting information –
I saw a preview for next Monday’s Oprah (the one the OP mentioned) and she was holding up a graphite kindle (this will be the episode with Franzen discussing Freedom). Can’t wait to see the frenzy.
This is also the show that features Oprah’s 65th Book Club selection – a book which has a $7.99 Kindle edition already available for preorder. It certainly seems like we’ll see Oprah Kindle Part 2 on December 6th.
3 Kindle Book Deals
Here are three kindle book deals –
- Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H. P. Mallory. Price: $1. Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance. It’s Book 1 of the Jolie Wilkins Series. Rated 4.5 stars on 60 reviews.
A self-deprecating witch with the unique ability to reanimate the dead. A dangerously handsome warlock torn between being her boss and her would-be lover. A six hundred year old English vampire with his own agenda; one that includes an appetite for witches. The Underworld in a state of chaos. Let the games begin.
- Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help (Extended Edition) by Douglas Anthony Cooper. Price: $3. Genre: Young Adult, Ghosts, Fantasy. When people love it enough to make video reviews you know the book is good. Rated 4.5 stars on 70 reviews.
- Heir by Grace Burrows. Price: $2.39. Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Erotic Romance. Rated 4.5 stars on 3 reviews.
Starred Review. Burrowes debuts with a luminous and graceful erotic Regency. The earl of Westhaven is determined to avoid his father’s marital machinations by remaining in sweltering London while Society departs for the country. Westhaven takes great pleasure in his well-run household until his new housekeeper, Anna Seaton, mistakes his intentions toward a chambermaid and knocks him flat with a fireplace poker.
Well, that’s all for deals for now.
Lots of Nook ups and downs
- Nook Color is projected to ship 1 million units this year.
- B&N stock fell sharply (stock was down as much as 12% before recovering a bit) as it had a net loss of $12.6 million for the last quarter.
- Sales at BN.com increased 59% – this includes Nooks and Nook books. Nook Color has become B&N’s best-selling product since its launch.
- A few sites are touting the Nook Color as a potential iPad competitor.
- More than a few sites are claiming it’s a better dedicated eReader than the Kindle – which is strange given it’s not even a dedicated eReader.
It’s an interesting trend – Reviews and articles are moving beyond ‘Nook Color is good’ and beginning to claim it’s a threat to both iPad and Kindle.