First, for your Kindle, here are some offers and deals –
- Giveaway of a Historical Novel – Freedom’s Sword by J. R. Tomlin.
I’m doing a giveaway of review copies through 23 March! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a review copy.
***In 1296, newly knighted by the King of the Scots, Andrew de Moray fights to defend his country against the forces of the ruthless invader, King Edward Longshanks of England. After a bloody defeat in battle, he is dragged in chains to an English dungeon.
- Hater by David Moody. Price: $2.99. Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Survival, Horror, Zombie-Like. Rated 4 stars on 81 reviews. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by J. A. Bayona.
*Starred Review* One day Danny McCoyne’s life tends toward the humdrum: job, family, the usual. The next day, suddenly, without warning or explanation, people are turning into killers, murdering their loved ones, attacking perfect strangers. Soon Danny is trying desperately to keep his family safe, while all around him society seems to be self-destructing, as ordinary men and women turn into animals, filled with hate and violence. This is a truly frightening book because, like Danny, we’re constantly scrambling to process what’s going on. Moody, who self-published the novel in 2006, writes as though his novel were a zombie movie, …
- Trojan Horse by David Lender. Price: $1. Genre: Spy Stories, Thriller, OPEC and CIA and Muslim Terrorists. Rated 5 stars on 21 reviews. This sounds like a super exciting book – An oil investor gets hired by a Saudi Prince for a deal, then runs into a beautiful CIA spy, and finally discovers a Muslim terrorist plot to bring down the Saudi royal family and destroy the world’s supply of oil.
- In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming. Price: $2.99. Genre: Page Turner, Mystery, Murder Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 73 reviews.
This first novel, winner of St. Martin’s Malice Domestic Award for 2001, introduces an unusual investigative partnership and a probable new series. Russ Van Alstyne, police chief of Millers Kill, and Clare Fergusson, new-to-town Episcopal priest, first meet when she reports a baby abandoned at the church. The two later discover the body of the baby’s young mother.
- The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin. Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical, Mystery. Rated 4 stars on 57 reviews.
Goodwin, the author of a well-received history of the Ottoman Empire, Lords of the Horizons (1999), makes a welcome shift to fiction with this impressive first of a new mystery series set in the empire’s declining decades. In 1836, though the corrupt elite troops known as the Janissaries were crushed 10 years earlier, there are ominous signs that their influence still persists in the twisted alleys and secret places of Istanbul.
Macmillan is cutting the price of a few of its books to $2.99. Cracks in the Agency Model?
Thanks for Making Notepad a Hit
Notepad for Kindle is now at #26 in the Kindle Store. More importantly, Kindle owners love it –
- 25 reviews: 24 5-star reviews, 1 4-star review.
And people are finding lots of ways of using the app. It’s like a dream as Kindle owners find uses we hadn’t even imagined –
- Birthday Lists.
- Reading Lists.
- Lists of books in a series.
- Writing down book reviews.
- List of Things to Do.
- Grocery Lists and Shopping Lists.
- Doctors’ Appointments.
- List of Phone Numbers.
- As a diary.
- Create a note named `If Found, Return Here (` so that it shows up at the top when sorted alphabetically). Then, save your address and contact information in the note.
We are also compiling a list of suggestions and a few bugs. We’re waiting to get more feedback and then will prioritize requests and bugs and start work on a V1.1. I’ll share that list here.
Also, a ton of thanks to the various blogs and forums that have mentioned Notepad –
- Kindle World.
- Kindle Nation.
- Kindle Chronicles.
- Books on the Knob.
- I Love My Kindle.
- The Digital Reader.
- Randomize Me.
- Official Kindle Forum.
- Kindle Boards.
And also thanks to all the other sites that have mentioned Notepad enthusiastically. And especially to Kindle owners who have been telling other Kindle owners.