For your Kindle, and not for your Kindle, here are some offers -
- Divanomics by Michelle Mckinney Hammond. Price: $0. Genre: Personal Finance, Frugality, Divine Inspiration for Victorious Attitude. Rated 4 stars on 20 reviews.
- Update: Now available in the Kindle Store – 8 Jane Austen inspired books and 6 Jane Austen originals with illustrations – It’s a post by Happy Reader Joyce that lists all of them. There’s supposed to be a Jane Austen special today with 16 offers – 10 Austen-inspired novels, 6 Austen classics with original illustrations by the Brock Brothers. Except, Kindle Store didn’t get the memo. At Nook Store you can get the 10 Austen-inspired novels for free, but the 6 Austen classics cost $1 each. It’s also supposed to be available at iTunes. Then you can read the books on your non-Kindle reading devices. Go to this Jane Austen search page at B&N and scroll down – The Jane Austen inspired novels are results 4 through 12, and result 27. The books on offer include -
Mr. Fitzwillliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds.
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange.
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll.
Lydia Bennett’s Story: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Odiwe.
Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken.
The Darcys & the Bingleys: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Marsha Altman.
It’s unfortunate that the illustrated originals aren’t free anywhere. Not sure why Kindle Store doesn’t have the others, which are free at Nook Store and iBookstore. Kindle Store does have the original illustrated editions for $1 each – Free would be better.
Quick Thoughts on reading on Nook Color
- It’s great for reading at night. The Kindle with the Lighted Cover is better – However, with Nook Color you don’t need a cover. Nook Color costs exactly the same as Kindle and the Lighted Cover combined.
- The Night Mode isn’t really Night Mode. It’s more like grey and white – not as nice.
- Nook Color is the perfect size, though a little heavier than the ideal weight. You can hold it up in one hand – though not for long.
- You can surf the Internet very well on it – hold it up with one hand, use the touchscreen keyboard with the other hand. It’s a plus and a minus to have easy access to email and the Internet on your reading device.
- It’s better than iPhone for reading at night. The big advantage of the iPhone is having Kindle for iPhone. However, when reading two books that are equally as good – Nook Color simply destroys iPhone (screen too small) and iPad (too heavy).
It’s quickly becoming a Kindle and Nook Color world for me. Can’t wait for some innovative apps to show up for both – Then can throw away everything else, and use just these two.
Speaking of innovative apps, the last two apps for the Kindle are pretty cool -
- Dusk World is an interactive story app. It’s super ambitious. It’s also unfortunately priced at $5.99 which cuts the market – It’s still managed to hit #39 in the Kindle Store. Guessing that since it’s 7 MB, and download charges are 15 cents per MB, every download costs $1.05. Amazon should just make it $4, and restrict downloads to via PC only.
- Abs Anywhere is an exercise partner app. At least it’s different. It’s $1.99. It has a 1 star rating because it can’t be used in waiting rooms – You need a floor to do the exercises. The strange thing is, one of the best ab exercises is deep breathing and contracting your abs. It wouldn’t take much effort for them to include some ab exercises that Kindle owners can do when sitting, and a few for when Kindle owners are standing up.
For me, this is what the app store is really about – One company trying out ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ type apps, another company choosing a ‘fitness exercises’ app. Hopefully, the Kindle Store keeps adding innovative apps.