Continuing with Free Books in 2012, free book for Before Cyber Sunday

There is just one free kindle book today. Thanks to Annie.

Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh. Price: $0. Genre: The True Meaning of Christmas, Page Turner, Reluctant Good Son. Rated 4.5 stars on 48 reviews. 272 pages.

Of course, we have something else free for you – an audiobook.

Bossypants by Tina Fey. Price: $0. Genre: Is that really her hand?

Then the non-free kindle book deals courtesy the users at the Discounted Books Thread at Amazon.

[Kindle Daily Deal] Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut. Price: $1. Genre: A Narrative of Shifting Identity, Conflicting Loyalties. Rated 5 stars on 129 reviews. 290 pages.

The Infection by Craig DiLouie. Price: $2.99. Genre: Horror, Not Just Another Zombie Story, Zombies morphing into Worse Monsters. Rated 4 stars on 93 reviews. 288 pages.

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan. Price: $2.99. Genre: Searching for his Daughter, 1987 Whitbread Prize Winner, The Effect of a Lost Child. Rated 4 stars on 29 reviews. 272 pages.

[Indie Author] Call Me! by John Locke and Dani Ripper. Price: $1. Genre: Action Adventure, Mystery & Thriller. Rated 5 stars on 8 reviews. 844 kb in size. all 8 reviews are 5 stars.

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If Monday is Cyber Monday, does that make Sunday Before Cyber Sunday?

Before the Messiah of Online Retail arrived we were in the dark ages where people, even artistically ungifted ones, stood in long lines for no clear reason. Now we are free and unencumbered online – to spend money we have not yet earned, on things we shall hardly ever use.

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Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. Here’s what I think makes the┬ámost sense and is also pretty ethical:

  1. Continue with Free Book Posts in 2012. I think it’s pretty clear a lot of people get value from the information about genre etc.
  2. Limit it to actual full-length books and ones rated 3.5 stars and above. Going with 3.5 stars to ensure we don’t miss ones that are actually good.
  3. Thanks for your comments about Meaghan. She has agreed to continue writing for the blog in 2012.
  4. Use associate links – they help fund things like point 5. and point 3. and the solution to preventing the race to zero isn’t necessarily removing associate links.
  5. Taking some part of income from blog and using that to either build a curation engine or fund anyone who is building one (whether it’s profit or non-profit). I’ll investigate into this more.

I appreciate all your comments and suggestions.

11 Responses

  1. Thank you for continuing the daily posts! I appreciate it very much and sometimes it is so funny, I laugh aloud!

  2. I agree. Keep doing what you’re doing. I look forward to reading your email.

  3. Wow, you decide fast! Sounds good to me, and I shall naturally continue reading and following.

  4. All of it looks sensible to me.

    Thanks for all that you do.

  5. Thank you very much for the free kindle posts. It has really helped save money, get more out of my kindle and introduce me to new authors. Thank you very, very much.

  6. Thanks for doing all that you do and continuing on into the next year. I enjoy reading the bits of “wisdom” after each book listed. I get a kick out of them and many have made me chuckle!

    I’m also glad that short stories will be left out as Amazon seems to be flooded with them these days. While there are some very good ones out there, I like to spend my time becoming part of a fat and juicy book :-)

  7. just got a kindle , i am a long time reader, non fiction .
    Anyway , you do a great job , and thanks

  8. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this blog and have greatly appreciated the free book list and humorous comments. My kindle has paid for itself with all the free books. I also appreciate that you add other good finds like the $.01 droid phones and the audible free books. Whenever a friend gets a new kindle, I recommend this page. Thanks!

  9. Great news for 2012! I hope you are forgiving on the stars rating for cookbooks. One person’s 2 star cuisine is another’s 5 star and it’s the only category of free books I consistently grab all of!

    • Yes, included all the cookbooks. Lots of the reviews are very subjective i.e. my grandmother’s cooking was different and she’s Irish so she knows what Tanzanian cooking should be like.

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