iReader Review

Welcome to the iReaderReview Blog which covers Kindle 3, Kindle WiFi, Kindle DX and future releases like Kindle 4, color Kindle, and Nook 2.

Our Mission:

  1. Help people decide whether a Kindle 3, Kindle WiFi, or Kindle DX is right for them. 
  2. Help Kindle DX, Kindle 3, Kindle WiFi and Kindle owners get the most out of their Kindles.

If you’re deciding which Kindle 3 to buy, do check out –

  1. Kindle 3 Review.  
  2. Kindle WiFi Review
  3. Kindle vs Kindle WiFi – It compares the Kindle 3 with the Kindle WiFi.

If you’re deciding whether to buy a Kindle 2, the three posts you must check out are –

  1. The Kindle 2 Review which includes pros and cons.  
  2. An analysis of Kindle 2 Owner Reviews that shows 86% of them very happy/happy with it.  
  3. The Kindle Review Video post which has videos reviewing lots of the Kindle’s features.

New User Guide:

The most popular sections and posts on the blog are –

  1. Latest free books and book offers at the Free Kindle Books section of the blog.
  2. A huge list of free kindle book sites and sources. Our most popular post.
  3. Kindle PDF Conversion Guide, and PDF FAQ + Video Guide.
  4. The Kindle DX Review.
  5. The Kindle 2 Review.
  6. Top 25 Kindle Tips. Some of these apply to K2 too.
  7. Top 25 Kindle 2 Tips.  

You can also find the latest speculation and news on Kindle 3 at the Kindle 3 section of the blog, and latest speculation on Apple’s eBook Reader at the Apple iReader section.

The  kindle review post links to all kindle reviews and also has comparisons of the various kindles. 

We are very user-driven and please do leave requests, feedback and suggestions.

About the Site & Money

This post should explain things. You can also check –

  1. Why No Ads? Because WordPress.com doesn’t allow them.
  2. This is how the blog generates money – http://ireaderreview.com/2009/05/22/how-ireaderreview-makes-money/ 
  3. How do I get my book reviewed? A: Sorry, no book reviews.
  4. How do I get my book deal or book offer or cheap independent book mentioned? A: leave a comment.

This Blog makes money via the Amazon Associate program – In Association with Amazon. Basically – Kindle Review is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

About Me

You can check out my profile page at BookSummit.  My name’s abhi. Switch11 evolved from listening too much to 18 and Life by Skid Row.

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To correspond with the impending new Kindle 2 release, I’m moving to V2 of the kindle blog.  

Kindle 2 Blog Mission: Be the best Amazon Kindle blog. ‘Best Kindle Blog’ means three things –

  1. Delight Existing Kindle and Kindle 2 Users – Provide information on free books for the Kindle, Kindle tips and tricks, information on getting the most out of the Kindle. Along with Kindle related news and Kindle analysis.  
  2. Inform Prospective Kindle 2 and Kindle 3 Owners – Provide the best reviews (and links to reviews), details on Kindle 2, a comprehensive listing of pros and cons, and the best data points to help you decide whether a Kindle 2 is right for you.  
  3. Help build a strong Kindle community – and help Kindle owners, authors, Kindle site owners connect and work with each other.

1. > 2. > 3. Please let me know if there’s a way we can do a better job.

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Kindle Blog 1.0 About Description: My Kindle Blog is focused on four areas – providing the best content and news for the Kindle, the latest interesting amazon and news topics i find, being the official blog for BookSummit (a book lovers/kindle owners social network), and being a place where prospective kindle owners can get unbiased data to help them make a decision.

  1. Interesting News and Cool Things – there’s a lot i want to write about and what better place than my blog to write about it.
  2. Updates on a kindle 2 forum + social network for kindle 2 owners, booksummit, that i started after seeing the enthusiasm surrounding the kindle.
  3. If you’re making a decision to buy the Kindle, to help you make an informed decision. The most important post for that purpose is  The Kindle Decision aka the $400 Question – Should I Buy a Kindle?. This in turn draws data from a lot of other posts i.e.
    1. And many more posts to come.

Please let me know your thoughts and I hope you get a lot of value from this blog.

0 thoughts on “iReader Review”

    1. Hello there,
      I’m looking for a way to contact you! (Sorry, I just cant see a ‘contact’ button.)
      I was hoping you would consider mentionning my debut novel, ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ . This is a historical romance, and has been recieving excellent reviews with a fine crop of 5 stars, and at just $2.99, as one reviewer said “What have you to lose except sleep?” = When you stay up all night reading it!
      Thanks,

      Grace.x

  1. i don’t really understand your question – do you mean access the kindle wireless internet (whisper net) with your dell laptop?
    or do you mean buy books ?
    I checked at Amazon and they only let people with Kindles registered buy a Kindle edition of a book.
    They do have ebooks that you can buy – you will have to go outside of the kindle store to the main amazon book listing.
    As for whispernet i can’t confirm it – however i would think its restricted to Kindles.

    You can ask at the Amazon forums.
    hope this helps …

  2. Can’t find any place to conact you besides this link, so will post this query here:

    I will welcome any comments or suggestions on what I call the “Kindle Illustrated Guide” to my historical novel, Brazil. I’ve edited and uploaded the book to Amazon’s DTP but before publishing it, I want to ensure that my online material is “Kindle-friendly.”

    The Guide is on my website at http://www.erroluys.com/Kindle/KindleIllustratedGuide.htm It is in two parts and includes 250 images and captions, genealogical charts and maps. — The novel comprises eight parts and an afterword, links at the end of each of these book sections to the relevant parts of the Guide. The Guide, in turn, is linked to my web archives for Brazil, which includes the journal I kept on my four-month trek to research the novel. http://www.erroluys.com/BrazilTheMakingofaNovel_000.htm

    Not owning a Kindle yet, I’ve followed various suggestions on the forums and blogs. Two questions: 1) Do I have the best layout for Kindle users who access my Guide? 2} Kindle’s display is black and white – Should I convert all my images to black and white for optimum display? Or can I leave them as is?

    As an editor and writer who saw his first published story set in hot type, I marvel at Kindle and its role in the future of the “printed” word. No traditional book form can possibly offer a reader the kind of cross-platform that I’ve developed for Brazil. For the non-Brazilian reader, especially, the Guide enhances the narrative and offers totally new insights into a little-known world beyond the stereotypes of Carnival, samba etc. Of course, novel illustrations aren’t new – Dickens was using them in the 19th century! Back to the future!

    Errol

  3. Who knows anything about AMAZON plans and timelines for de-restricting Kindle’s geographic coverage? I live just across border from U.S. in Quebec. Because of this, no satellite support for WhisperNet, no quick downloads, etc. I.E. — the KIndle is no longer a Kindle! Far as I can tell: this issue also effects anybody on vacation or business travel who crosses a U.S. boundary.
    ~Rob

  4. Rob, I’m in vancouver. There are no international plans that have been revealed so far. In the UK the press have been predicting a kindle launch for over 6 months and nothing’s happened.
    I think Amazon do have international plans and the whole free internet issues is becoming an issue with the carriers. Also, don’t know if Kindle 2 will have support for technologies used by carriers in other countires.

  5. I am trying to find out if you can use a Kindle to post on a blog – like can you use wordpress on it, for example? or just to read blogs? And how do you go about getting a blog available on Kindle? Thanks for creating this blog, tho, because I think there are bigger questions beyond the “$400” dollar one, and you are finding the ways of digging into them – very cool

  6. Ms Flecha – here are the answers

    1) can you use wordpress. I don’t know if anyone’s tried it. I’m in canada so can’t test it out for you. try the official kindle forum.
    2) read blogs – yes. you can get either paid subscriptions OR read it free – http://ireaderreview.com/2008/09/23/top-19-amazon-kindle-tips-do-you-get-the-most-out-of-your-kindle/ tip # 5
    3) check this page for how to get a blog available for kindle readers. Note that you must have entire posts available in your rss. https://www.amazon.com/gp/html-forms-controller/Digital_Periodicals_Sign-up

  7. 1. Storage capacity on 2.0 has SD been eliminated? if so, how does one increase capacity?

    2. I live across the border of San Diego but do come over often enough, which should allow for wireless downloads, upgrades etc. correct?

    3. Pricing and release? Is $249 confirmed? release 2/9/09?
    tks

  8. Vaughn,
    I don’t know about storage capacity being removed.
    On your 2nd point – yeah you’re right. you can just come over to the whisper net coverage area to get updates, books, etc.
    3. The price rumors that I’ve heard are actually $399. And Feb 9th will probably be the announcement date. don’t know when actual release will be.

  9. My husband and I have been the very proud owners of 2 Kindles since July last year. I have just received information on the new Kindle which looks amazing..along with all the specifications etc they mention that New York Bestsellers from Kindle sell for $9.99..I have noticed recently, I would say since the beginning of this year 2009, that many new releases are in excess of this figure
    Quote from your Kindle release
    ” New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you’ll find many books for less.”
    one example:Very Valentine (Kindle Edition)
    by Adriana Trigiani (Author) $14.03
    Very unhappy now

  10. Is there any way we can get Amazon to set up a WISHLIST for Kindle owners? Lots of times I find a book I’d like to get, but the price is almost $15 and I’d like to wait til it gets cheaper=or until I’ve read a few more of the many pages of books I already have. I’ve had kindle 1 since Jan 08 and am now waiting for Kindle 2.

  11. Am I the only one who does not trust the ONE-CLICK PAYMENT SYSTEM? Any time you cannot see ALL the charges AND terms BEFORE giving your credit card number is cause for concern. This is going to be a problem I think.

  12. Can you higlight on a kindle 2? I am looking into to getting a kindle 2 for school purposes. It will be a lot easier and ligher to keep all my articles on the kindle than carrying around pages upon pages of heavy books and paper, but I need to be able to highlight the important parts of the readings.

    1. yes Jenn, you can highlight.
      The Kindle 2 User Guide has a section on annotations that explains this. There are various types of annotations available.
      Bookmarks — mark an entire page for later reference.
      Highlights — mark a passage on a page for later reference.
      Notes — add your thoughts about a passage.
      Clippings – Clip an entire section of a periodical, etc. and store in a ‘My Clippings’ file.

    1. whispernet i.e. wireless delivery of books and free internet doesn’t work. i use the kindle in canada and what you have to do outside US is download to your computer and then transfer to Kindle or Kindle 2 via USB.
      so it’s usable – however, no whispernet.

      also you must have a credit card with a us address to buy books.

  13. Hello Abhi,
    I would like to talk to you about permission to reprint one of your blog posts in a newsletter i am editing. If you can contact me at the email address i supplied with this post, I look forward to hearing from you.
    thanks!!
    Kim

  14. I just found this site and as an author with a book available on kindle, I was wondering if there was a place to post news about a book that is available on kindle or one that is going to be published soon?
    Thanks so much,
    Jon Hovis.

    1. Jon, the standard method is to leave a comment on any post, preferably one that has independent authors or free books listed. If it’s on a free book post or indie author post the post and the link to your book will be left intact.
      And then whenever the next free book or indie author post is done your book will be included. Preference is obviously given to books that are reviewed well. And to books that are lower priced.

    1. sony reader pocket edition supports PDF and Word and is $199.
      refurbished kindle 1 ($149) and refurbished kindle 2 ($219) are also options – however, you have to convert PDFs and Docs yourself or via amazon’s conversion service (free for files sent to your email address, 15 cent per MB for files sent straight to the Kindle).

      it’s a tough choice – however, any one of those three would be good.

      Check my review of the three – http://ireaderreview.com/2009/09/21/used-kindle-2-vs-used-kindle-1-vs-sony-reader-pocket/

      If you want PDF and Word support without conversion – pocket edition.
      If free Internet is more important and you’re ok with conversions – one of the kindles.

      1. Hi Switch11,

        Thanks for the quick reply and additional research information. I am leaning towards the Sony as we also use the library a lot but I have many PDF”S from Cisco that are 600 to over 1000 pages and I already spend too much time on my computer. I am a little concerned about the lack of search and I also would like to know how the graphics would look as there are many network diagrams in these documents. Do you know if you can jump to a section from the table of contents as I would hate to have to try to scroll through 1000 pages to find the information I am looking for?

        Thanks.

  15. I have a kindle and live overseas, my son had it in his backpack and when it took it out the screen was broken.I rang kindle in the U.S and they offer no support o/s. They mentioned if we are in the U.S I could buy a new Kindle 1 for $99. Apparently they get a lot of broken screens, they are very delicate.

    I will probably buy a sony or something else that has worldwide support and warrenty. ..even their international version has no warrenty outside the U.S.

  16. We have the Kindle, and love it. We purchased the Kindle cover at additional expense. It sounds like it was worth it considering the broken display story. On the other hand back packers in general are more likely to chuck the Kindle in their back pack with their sneakers and whatever else. Yes, you need to be careful with electronics. I will stick with Kindle especially because of free internet access and now internationally. I am purchasing a second Kindle–one for me, and one for my wife.

  17. Thanks, I discovered your site today while browsing for something on my iPad. I have used a Kindle since the first version. I will switch from Kindle to the iPad because of the extra features – but because Amazon updated their AP for the iPad I am as likely to keep buying content from Apple.

    Compared to a lot of other discussions on the Kindle v iPad – I think this site is informative and well done. Thanks.

  18. Hi Switch11,

    I was interested in submitting details of one of my bargain books for mention on your blog. Do you have a procedure or guidelines for that?

    Thanks and all the best.
    Simon

  19. Hi Switch11,

    I have a favor to ask. I’m doing a charity fundraiser. I’m donating the royalties on 6 of my bargain books to Best Friends. Do you mind giving it a mention. The details and the reason for the donation are here at: http://bit.ly/9E3zik

    I’m donating the royalties on the following titles:
    Asking for Trouble
    The Fall Guy
    Working Stiffs
    The Scrubs
    Road Rash
    Dragged into Darkness

    Any mention would be great. Thanks.

    Simon

  20. would like to know if i purchase a kindle would i be able to swap books with other kindler readers? I am a member of a book club and i have books that i have not read yet; is there anyway that these books could be transfered to the kindle?

    If there is anyway that 2 people could share the same books?

    1. There’s sharing for Kindles on the same account. However, that’s meant for family members.
      Amazon has said ebook lending is going to be added. that would be a one-time lending to just 1 person, for at most 14 days.

      What you’re describing isn’t really possible.

  21. Hi guys! Hope this is the right spot. Just wanted to suggest my book (Out of Time) for your bargain ebook feature. It’s priced at $0.99, has 63 reviews (4.6).

    Thanks for your consideration!

    1. At this point you just need to line up a few things. There’s not much of a jump needed to get from #180 to #100. However, once you do get into the Top 100 you have a shot at a long stay because LOTS of Kindle owners like romance and paranormal romance. So, at this point, whatever you can do to get some mentions on blogs etc. would help. You should try MobileRead and Books on the Knob and ask if you can get a mention on those two.

  22. Hi, I’ve learned a ton just reading this site! Thanks!

    I’d love to have one or both of my books listed as a bargain feature on iReader Review. My books aren’t doing well sales-wise and I’m trying to find ways to fix that.

    The Merry-Go-Round, a romantic comedy by Donna Fasano
    and
    Mountain Laurel by Donna Clayton

    Thanks for your time,
    ~Donna~

    1. Donna, I think you should price Merry-Go-Round at $1 for a few weeks and see how it does. If you price it at $1 I’ll feature it in the bargain books section with a special writeup.

      1. I’ve just set the price at 99 cents and hope it takes effect before Sunday (the 27th). That’s my birthday, so I intend to announce a Birthday Bash Sale on the Kindle forums.

        Thanks for the special write up! I appreciate this.

  23. Hi, I have stopped by occasionally over the past year. Thanks for your cool analysis. I’ve priced from 99 cents to $5.99 (for a 3-book omnibus) and I believe this is the peak year of average ebook income per author. As you point out, increasing competition and lower prices will really spread the market thin (I was at #30 at one point with a 99 cent mystery and could see the volume of cheap books way offsetting the higher royalty of $2.99 in many cases)

    I’d be grateful if you’d mention my 99-cent discounted book that’s hanging out around low 300s rank for a while:
    The Red Church

    Keep up the good work.

    Scott Nicholson

  24. I only recently found this site and think it’s great.

    I’d love it if you’d list my books. I have three in the series, The Alexis Stanton Chronicles.

    The first book, Color Me Grey, is only 99¢ on Kindle and Nook.
    The other two books, Shades of Grey and Reflections of Grey, are $2.99 each.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    JC

  25. Switch11,

    I read in these comments that if I wanted a bargain book listed in your semi-daily fee and bargain book posts I could simply comment.

    I have put together a children’s counting book: Counting in the Kitchen.

    Only $0.99.

    Thank you, I hope to hear back from you soon!
    Daniel

  26. Oops – posted this on the wrong page before (I think)… My bad :-/
    I was directed to this site by a fellow indie author. As of today, the price of my eBook has been lowered to $0.99 in anticipation of the sequel’s release at the end of March. A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones). If you feature books, I would be appreciative of a mention. 😀
    Thank You,
    S.L. Baum

  27. Hi Abhi, I couldn’t find a better way to contact you so I’ll write it here: I started a site which allows people to send various stuff to their Kindles. Among others it supports automatic sending of articles via RSS and other things. You write a blog about Kindle so I thought you might be interested. Check it out if you want – the URL is http://www.tomykindle.com.

    Best regards
    Peter

  28. Hi, Switch11,

    I have published my second backlist title (Kindle and Nook). I’m offering it for 99 cents until Sunday, April 3rd. Would it be possible for you to give me a mention to your readers? I would appreciate if very much.

    ~Donna~

      1. What you say is true, Mr. [Switch] and I LOVE those Kindle owners! However, your mention helped. Won’t you accept just a smidgen of credit? <– Purely rhetorical question. Thank you.

  29. Hi Switch11,

    I wonder if I could jump on Donna’s coat tails and ask for a mention for The Fall Guy. Amazon has discounted it to 99cents.

    Blurb: Todd Collins has failed in every job he’s ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy in a shiny, new Porsche belonging to a drug dealer. When the police stop the drug dealer for a broken taillight that Todd has caused and discover a cocaine shipment, a West Coast kingpin holds Todd responsible. On the run from organized crime, Todd discovers his true calling.

    Thanks.

  30. Hi, my new mystery thriller Liquid Fear just released at 99 cents (#1 in bargain books right now). Ten years after a tragic experiment in fear response, the subjects realize the research never ended…

    If you feel like sharing, I’d appreciate it. I love your blog and I’m not just saying that–because I don’t agree with everything you say. Thanks!

    Scott Nicholson

    1. Lightest in weight – Sony Reader Pocket Edition (newest version).

      After that Kindle Wifi and Kindle are good choices.

      Nook Color is best for reading in night after dark.

  31. Hi Switch11,

    Like Donna, I have a 99cent title out at the moment, and I’d love a mention on your next round-up.

    Accidents Waiting to Happen

    “Josh Michaels is worth more dead than alive. He just doesn’t know it yet. He has no idea why someone would try to kill him, clearly that’s exactly what happened. When an SUV forced Josh’s car off the road and into a river, it might have been an accident. But when Josh looked up at the road, expecting to see the SUV’s driver rushing to help him, all he saw was the driver watching him calmly…then giving him a “thumbs down” sign. That was merely the first attempt on Josh’s life, all of them designed to look like accidents, and all of them very nearly fatal. With his time–and maybe his luck–running out and no one willing to believe him, Josh had better figure out who wants him dead and why…before it’s too late.”

    Thanks so much,
    Simon

  32. Hi Switch11, I just lowered the price of The Skull Ring to 99 cents for a limited time– a suspense thriller in which Julia Stone’s past comes creeping back when she discovers a strange silver ring.

    I’d be grateful for any mention. Thanks and keep up the good fight.

    Scott Nicholson

  33. Hi Switch11. The first book in my series, The Alexis Stanton Chronicles, is only 99¢. It’s titled Color Me Grey. The remaining two books are only $2.99 each – Shades of Grey and Reflections of Grey.

    I’d love a mention if you have room.

    Thanks,
    JC

  34. Hi, I’m wondering if you would mention my new romantic comedy novel, Take A Chance On Him, in your next post about deals. It’s 99 cents. I’d really appreciate your consideration.

    Thank you!

    Cameron

    1. Sure, in one of the next few posts on deals, I’ll add this in.

      Update: Actually, there are no reviews yet for your book. Let me know once you have 5 or more reviews.

  35. Hi Abhi –

    I, too, would love a mention of my 99 cent ebook. The book is called New World Orders, a conspiracy thriller about global warming and a cover-up that goes way beyond mere politics. The book has eight reviews, all 4 and 5 stars.

    Keep the tequila in your heartbeat 😉

    – EG Talbot

  36. If possible, I’d love to have a mention of my independent ebook, Hard Day’s Knight – it’s only $.99 and has 15 reviews, most of them 4 and 5 stars.

    Thanks,

    JH

  37. Would appreciate mention of Crack-Up, a psychological thriller, which has 41 reviews on Amazon USA (4.5 stars) and 11 on Amazon UK (4.8 stars). Thanks for your consideration.

    Eric

  38. Hi!
    Please consider featuring one of my books as a bargain feature on iReader Review.

    White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke $2.99

    or perhaps,

    Calling Crow $0.99

    or

    Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam $4.99

    Thank you!

  39. Hi!

    This website is fantastic! Great articles!

    I´m a spanish writer and I´ve just published my last spanish book in Kindle. It´s priced at 0,99 US$ and it´s in the Top 5 best seller rank in spanish mystery section.

    I´ve found that most of the sales come from the US. I suppose the book attends the hispanic population, as well as some english-talking people who want to learn spanish, or just to familiarize with the language.

    I´m telling you this because I would like that my book should appear, or be mentioned, in your website. I guess some of your readers speak spanish or want to learn it, and they might like to know if there is a good spanish bestseller.

    Thanks in advance!

    (My book–>)http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O6MT3M/?tag=thrshoguideaa-20

  40. Please consider my book “Lovers and Beloveds” for inclusion, ASIN B0043EX1S2. It’s got 18 reviews spread over several months and a cumulative rating of 4.7 stars. $4.99

    Thanks for your consideration!

  41. I would appreciate it if you would give a mention of my short story collection Trouble Down South and Other Stories available at Amazon. It is $2.99 in ebook. I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    Katrina

  42. I would like for you to give a mention of my short story collection Trouble Down South and Other Stories available at Amazon. It is $2.99 in ebook. I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks so much,
    Katrina

  43. Hi,

    Would you consider featuring my $0.99 ebook?

    Title: Accomplished In Murder
    Genre: Historical Mystery
    Amazon Reviews: 8
    Amazon Rating: 4.5 stars

    Please shoot me an email if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

    Best,

    Dara E.

  44. Hi!

    Thanks so much for all the work you’re doing here. I have a paranormal romance/time travel I’d love to have mentioned sometime. It’s on sale for .99 on Kindle, has 7 reviews that are all 4/5 stars.

    Bound by Blood
     http://amzn.to/9AnSCa

    Thanks again!
    Danielle

  45. Zombocalypse Now is a zombie choose-your-own-adventure for adults and teens in which you play the part of a stuffed bunny.

    The Kindle price is $2.99, but Amazon has recently dropped it to $2.51 to match a (no longer running) sale elsewhere. Save 48 cents until they decide to switch it back!

  46. Great site!

    Would you consider featuring my bargain e-book?

    Title: Codename: Dancer
    Genre: Young Adult mystery
    Amazon reviews: 7
    Amazon rating: 4.85 stars
    Price: $2.99

    Thanks!

  47. If you are looking for YA novels to feature, you may want to consider Anathema by Megg Jensen. Tagline: Forget prophecy, trust in yourself. Available for $2.99 on all sites.

    I have more than 55 reviews on Goodreads with a 4.26 rating. I also have ratings averages above 4 stars on both Kindle and Barnes & Noble.

    You can get more information on my website, http://www.meggjensen.com

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  48. Abhi,

    I’ve got an indie contemporary romance on Amazon with an average of 4 stars over 18 reviews – it’s called CANDY STORE. Thanks so much for considering it for one of your newsletters.

    ~ Bella Andre

  49. Hi,

    Would you consider featuring my $2.99 ebook?

    Title: Freedom’s Sword
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Amazon Reviews: 5
    Amazon Rating: 4.8 stars

    Please email me if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

    JR Tomlin

  50. I’d love for my YA novel, Dream Smashers, to be mentioned.

    A girl who no longer wants to care and a boy who cares enough for the both of them. Dream Smashers is a love story, but most of all, it’s about letting go.

    The Kindle price is $2.99.

    Thank you so much!

  51. I just got a Kindle and am still learning – so this site is great for me. Specifically, I want to upload a word document (a book) to Kindle.

    I would also like to see if you might feature my thriller, THE SHOP, in your bargain book area. It’s $0.99 cents and has 15 reviews averaging 4.2.

    Thanks,

    J. Carson Black (Maggy)

  52. Hello!

    I’d love to have a mention on your blog. I read it religiously and have found SO many great books because of you.

    Now that my own book is available, I’d love to have a listing here!

    My book is COMING HOME, Women’s fiction with a dab of Happily Ever After and has a five star rating on Amazon. It’s on sale now for $2.99.

    Thank you so much!

    Julie

  53. I absolutely love my kindle PC. I have neck issues, so I can’t look down to read and the kindle PC works perfectly! I still plan to buy a kindle, but have to figure out a way to keep it at eye level.

    I would also appreciate it if you would mention my historical romance book, Second Chances. It is priced at $2.99 and has a five-star rating from 7 reviews.

    Thank you so much.
    Tess

  54. Hi abhi,

    You seem to have lots of cheap ebooks listed above to feature on your site, but can I put my hand up to squeeze one more in? I was thrilled to get my 5th review today for Honor Bound because it meant I could ask to be featured here. Honor Bound is a historical romance and is priced at $2.99.

    Thanks,
    CJ

      1. Hi switch11,

        Amazon is discounting Honor Bound to 99 cents at the moment so maybe this can tip you over the line. 🙂 It currently has 6 solid reviews there too.

        Thanks,
        CJ

  55. Hi, Switch11,

    I have a new bargain book available and would love a mention from you. Return of the Runaway Bride is my 3rd romance backlist title. I’ve set the price at 99 cents (as per your suggestion with my other books)…although, it only has one review at the moment. I’ve submitted it to some review sites. Thanks for all you do!

    ~Donna~

  56. Hi Switch11,

    I wonder if you could mention Asking for Trouble in your next round of deals. Amazon has discounted it to 99cents at the moment.

    Blurb:
    “The road to crime begins with a single decision—the wrong one. Not every decision belongs to the criminally minded. Some belong to the ill-informed, the weak and the plain unlucky. In these tales, trouble isn’t an indiscriminate force of nature. It’s a manmade occurrence that comes when called upon. ASKING FOR TROUBLE is a case of good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.”

    Thanks as always…

    Simon

  57. abhi, are you connected with 7 Dragons? I was asking over at the Kindle Discussion Boards how to contact 7 Dragons with an idea, and Bufo directed me here. Anyway, I love the Notepad, the Converter, and the Calculator, so I was thinking … you should create an Interactive Daily Calorie Counter, where users could input their foods somehow as the day progressed and it would add up the calories automatically and save them by date. There could be a food journal type of place for each day as well for those who want to make notes.

    1. Kathy – thanks for the idea.

      I’m the Program Manager at 7 Dragons so figuring out what apps to build is my responsibility (user requests + market research combined with what the developers find interesting).

      A Calorie Counter + Health Journal app is in the 2nd bucket of apps we have on our roadmap. Not sure if the first version would be only for counting calories or would also come with a journal.
      At the moment we haven’t started on it or even scheduled it. However, thanks for your idea of combining it with a Health Journal. If we do start working on one I’ll email you separately and let you know.

      Now that it’s here – hopefully other people hear about it too. If you mention it on the forums other kindle app developers will hear about it too – which increases the chances that it gets made.

      1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing what other apps you all come up with. Everything I’ve purchased so far from 7 Dragons has been great.

  58. Hi Switch11,

    I’ve been reading your site for a while and waiting to get my 5th review. I received it today. Please list Convergence (ASIN: B004TMCRPG) if you feel it’s right for your readers.

    Thanks
    Joe

  59. Your site’s mentioned quite a bit in Indie Book forums, and I wanted to see if I could be considered for your Indie Book Of The Week.

    Roll of the Dice currently has 7 Reviews with a 4.5 Star average.

    It’s a Suspense Thriller that may spark.

    1. Hi, Julie! Happy Reader Joyce over on Amazon’s Kindle forum posts free books every day. I just added your book to her thread. Oh, and I picked up a copy for myself. 🙂

      ~Donna~

  60. Hi Switch11,

    I’d hugely appreciate a mention for my 99-cent crime novel, Two-Way Split. The print version won a major UK crime award and was well received in the press (“dark and splendid” The Guardian). I’ve just published the Kindle version myself. Here’s the link to Amazon.com:
    Two Way Split
    The reviews haven’t ported over from the US paperback, which has 9 reviews, 6 fives and 3 fours but the Kindle edition has received 5 5-star reviews since I uploaded it. Hope you’ll consider it.

    All best,

    Allan Guthrie

  61. Hi!
    Am I commenting in the correct area for listing free kindle ebook offers?

    Diary of the Displaced is currently free on amazon.co.uk
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004WXEVOW/?tag=thrshoguideaa-20

    Genre: Dark Fantasy
    Rating: 4.1 on 37 reviews (21 five star reviews)

    I also just altered the prices of all of my others books (apart from the novel bundle “Dark Journals”) to 99c/86p so the prices will change in a couple of days.

    Titles (all dark fantasy) –
    Whispers of the Displaced (Short Stories)
    The Last to Fall (Novella)
    Chasing Spirits (Novel)

  62. Hi from another UK based author who’s recently dipped his toe in the Kindle direct publishing pool. I came across your blog and wondered if you would consider mentioning or featuring one of my Kindle titles? From a fiction point of view Recycling Jimmy has the better profile. It did okay in hardback and has a good number of solid Amazon reviews too. Other reviews include:

    “Recycling Jimmy is energetic, imaginative, relentlessly and unabashedly vulgar, and at times, funny enough to make a cranky reviewer laugh out loud. This belongs on every eccentric fiction fan’s short list of oddball black comedies…”
    Booklist

    “Darkly comic story unwinds with plenty of surprises.” ForeWord.

    There is a non fiction title that I’ve also just released, a comic view of how I reacted to a rather acrimonious split with my ex-wife. It’s titled Tarot Cards & Hair Dye.

    Both of these can be found at Andy Tilley Books at Amazon.

    Andy

  63. Hi Switch11,

    I wonder if you could mention Road Rash in your next round up of bargain books. Amazon has discounted it to 99cents at the moment.

    Blurb:

    “Straley might think his life is cursed, but it doesn’t compare to what lies ahead of him on life’s highway. He’s on the run with the proceeds of a botched bank robbery. It’s all he has. His crew is dead and his getaway car just died on him. He’s on foot with the cash when he comes across a two-car pileup. There’s no saving the drivers, but he can save himself by stealing one of the wrecked cars. Unfortunately, he boosts the wrong set of wheels. Within an hour of driving off, he develops a rash that eats away at his flesh. No doctor can help him—only the car’s original owner. If Straley wants his skin back, he must journey on the road to redemption, which ends in the heart of Central America.”

    Thanks as always…

    Simon

  64. Hi Abhi, I’ve repackaged my old Kensington paperback The Harvest with a revision and a new cover. It’s out at $2.99. Could you please give it a mention? Thanks as always and for all your efforts.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Harvest-ebook/dp/B0041G6LRK

    Blurb:

    “An infection that consumes and changes people…

    When an alien entity lands in the remote Appalachian Mountains, a clairvoyant psychology professor, a drunken dirt farmer, and a disillusioned tycoon must team up to stop it before the infection spreads.”

  65. Hi, Abhi,

    My newest release, An Accidental Family, finally has 4 reviews (3 five-star and 1 four-star). It’s a contemporary romance novel and I would really appreciate a mention. Thanks so much!

    Quick blurb:

    “I do,” the bride and groom said…
    and without love they wed.

    Jonas Winslow knew nothing about fatherhood, yet he was determined to keep his orphaned nephew. But the boy’s aunt, Robin Hampstead, wasn’t about to let go of her only remaining family. The solution: a temporary – strictly platonic – marriage…or so they thought.

  66. Hello, Abhi,

    I recently lowered the price of my book, The Merry-Go-Round, to 99 cents and would love a mention. It’s been available for a while, but I don’t think I’ve ever asked you to list it before. This romantic comedy has 39 reviews with a 4+ star average.

    One-liner Blurb: When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind…stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus…

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZNJL78/

    If you’re willing to help get the word out about this book, I sure would appreciate it. Thanks so very much!

  67. Hi Switch11,

    I wonder if you could mention Asking for Trouble in your next round of deals. Amazon has discounted it to 99cents at the moment.

    Blurb:
    “The road to crime begins with a single decision—the wrong one. Not every decision belongs to the criminally minded. Some belong to the ill-informed, the weak and the plain unlucky. In these tales, trouble isn’t an indiscriminate force of nature. It’s a manmade occurrence that comes when called upon. ASKING FOR TROUBLE is a case of good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.”

    In other news, The Fall Guy comes out in paperback in a couple of weeks. The book deal came about because of its ebook success.

    Thanks as always…

    Simon

    1. In future please don’t ask for featuring books if they aren’t $1 or at a significant sale. I’m adding this one to a post but I deal only with kindle book deals – even if it is for indie novels. And anything above $1 for indies is not really a deal.

  68. Thank you for posting my book, The Enemy We Know. I subscribe to this blog to keep up with all things Kindle so it was a bit surreal to see Enemy featured with today’s post.
    What do the astricks mean?
    Thanks again!
    Donna White Glaser

  69. Hi, Abhi,

    I just wanted to thank you for the shout-out today for my novel, THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE. I truly appreciate it. 🙂 If there’s a better way to contact you than leaving a note here, please email me that information through my website address (darcie@darciechan.com).

    Best wishes,
    Darcie Chan

  70. Hi, I wanted to let you and your readers know about a drawing for a free kindle, a free ebook, and remind folks that the 16th annual Preditors & Editors Readers Poll runs from Dec. 24th through Jan. 14th:

    1) FREE KINDLE: ReAnimus Press is having a drawing for a free kindle! Visit http://www.ReAnimus.com to enter, no strings attached. The odds are waaaay better than Powerball. 🙂 (ReAnimus Press publishes bestselling and award-winning authors in all genres. Many of the titles are backlist brought back into ebook&print, with a bunch that are new releases.)

    2) FREE EBOOK: ReAnimus Press is doing a free giveaway of SIEGE OF STARS, Book One of The Sigil Trilogy by Henry Gee (senior editor at the renowned science journal _Nature_). It’s hard science fiction, and has rave reviews from science fiction luminaries like Greg Bear, Michael Moorcock, Nancy Kress, etc. Even though I’m the publisher I don’t say this about other books: The Sigil Trilogy is one of the best books I’ve ever read. The free ebook is available at http://www.ReAnimus.com/sigil . (I can’t make it free on Amazon since it isn’t eligible for it, but it’s 99cents there, the lowest price I can set.)

    3) P&E READERS POLL: This is the 16th year for the Preditors & Editors Annual Readers Poll, where readers vote for their favorite books in all genres, authors, artists, art, blogs, workshops, and all sorts of categories. It’s at: http://www.critique.org/predpoll (I’ve run the voting system these 16 years via the Critters Workshop web site, but I have no official capacity with P&E itself. This is one of the longest-standing web awards for ebooks.) Authors, publishers, etc. are eligible and encouraged to nominate their own works in addition to readers; readers and fans vote on their favorites. Nominations and voting run from Dec. 24 – Jan. 14 each year. Winners are then announced and all voters are entered into a drawing for gifts from sponsors.

    –Dr. Andrew Burt
    Publisher
    ReAnimus Press

    1. Hi
      we don’t really do all this promotion of your free kindle offer stuff.

      If you have a free book at amazon or a deal, then just leave a url that points to Amazon and if it meets our criteria we’ll include it in the free book and/or deal posts.

  71. Hi Abhi!
    I have a request and a query.
    My romance novel “What If It’s Love?” (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3J9Y72) will be on sale for $ 0.99 on October 11 – 17. I would really appreciate it if you could post it here.
    Now for the query. I read your blog post on book marketing a couple of days ago, and kept nodding in agreement all the time. My personal experience supports your observations 100%. So, we have the diagnosis… but what’s the cure? I was wondering if you offer a service package as a publicist.
    Many thanks,
    Alix

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