Sunday night Kindle offers + deals

Amazon’s mistreatment of Mondays continues as it moves next week’s free book offers to this week’s Sunday night.

For your Kindle, some offers courtesy Happy Reader Joyce –

  1. Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure in Junk by Haig H. Kazazian. Price: $0. Genre: Science, mobile DNA, evolution & DNA. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews. The usual price is $59.99 – what else can we expect from a book that has ‘mobile’, ‘DNA’, and ‘treasure’ in the title. Charles Darwin would be surprised at the price, and at the fact that it’s free given it doesn’t feature werewolves or saints.   
  2. Shattered: A Daughter’s Regret by Melody Carlson. Price: $0. Genre: An Unshareable Secret, Mothers & Daughters, Teen Fiction. Cleo Nielsen is the only one who knows why her mother was in a seedy part of town that one night. Now she’s full of grief and guilt and she learns about faith in God and forgiveness through Him.

We also have 4 repeats from last year – 

  1. Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times by Jon M. Huntsman. Price: $0. Genre: Winning the Right Way, Advice. Rated 4.5 stars on 33 reviews.
  2. Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks by W. Edward Olmstead. Price: $0. Genre: Options, Beat the House (there’s a first time for everything), Options Trading. Rated 4.5 stars on 21 reviews.
  3. The Personal Credibility Factor by Sandy Allgeier. Price: $0. Genre: Secrets of Personal Credibility, Trust. Rated 3.5 stars on 3 reviews. Are there really secrets to personal credibility?
  4. Get a Life, Not a Job: It’s Your Time – Make the Most of It by Paula Caligiuri. Price: $0. Genre: Do More of What You Love, Career Advice. Rated 3 stars on 4 reviews. Not only is this a repeat, it’s an excerpt. It’s like Santa Claus came down the chimney and instead of filling the stockings ran off with them (not to mention the silverware).

Finally, some deals –

  1. Empire of Lies by Andrew Klavan. Price: $1.17. Genre: Edgar Award Winning Author, Wickedly Satiric Thriller, Justified Paranoia. Rated 4 stars on 46 reviews.
  2. The Heavenly Surrender by Marcia Lynn McClure. Price: $1. Genre: Mail Order Bride, A Marriage for Very Practical Reasons … But the Heart Interferes, Treachery and Villainy, Danger & Secrets. Rated 4.5 stars on 15 reviews.
  3. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell. Price: $4.99. Genre: Overrated and Underrated, Gladwell Essays, Social Psychology & Interactions. Make sure you get this one (which is the complete book) and not the 1/3rd versions that are $4.99 each.

Perhaps MobileRead, perhaps the official Kindle forum. Not sure where the deals were from this time.

We end the week with Tuesday and Sunday seeing the steals of Monday. Someone at Amazon is getting tired of flipping the switch on Mondays every week.

A solitary offer, with another offer, and some deals

For your Kindle, courtesy Happy Reader Joyce and Arca Data, we have –

  1. Howling for My Baby by Beverly Rae. Price: $0. Genre: True Love, Humor, Erotica, Erotic Romance.  
  2. Number Slide: A Free Puzzle for Kindle from Amazon Digital Services. Price: $0. Genre: Kindle App, Kindle Puzzle. Nice of Amazon to add one more free kindle game.

Thanks to Arca Data at MobileRead for the update on the app offer.

There are 6 books priced above $0 showing up in free book searches. Unless Amazon is playing a bad joke these should be free sometime tomorrow. Will add a new post for them tomorrow – when they actually go to $0.

Next, we have some book deals.

Kindle Book Deals

  1. Montfort, The Founder of Parliament: The Early Years (1229 to 1243) by Katherine Ashe. Price: $2.99. Genre: Medieval History, Non Fiction, Good Historian + Good Storyteller. Rated 4.5 stars on 11 reviews. The follow-on book is also discounted to $3.

    Katherine Ashe’s Montfort, a speculative novel in four volumes, is the product of 33 years of research, with new insights into the life of this pivotal man whose actions in 1258 changed the world.

  2. Clouded Rainbow by Jonathan Sturak. Price: $1. Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Love & Devotion, Interesting Book, Photoshop Nightmare Cover. Rated 3.5 stars on 18 reviews.

After that, let’s look at some low-priced apps.

Kindle Apps for a buck or two

  1. There are two checkers apps available – Checkers by Code Mystics, Checkers by A Gamz. Both look good and both are rated 5 stars.
  2. Oak Systems released CodeWord (Codewords and Cryptograms) today and it promises to be a hit like their first Word Search app. No reviews yet.
  3. There were also two Reversii games released recently. Neither of the developers has contacted me, so picking the underdog – Rockin Reversi from Blue Fang Games. Price: $1.99. Genre: Board Game, Puzzle Game, Kindle App. No reviews yet.

Finally, a mention for Simon Wood – He’s reduced his indie novel to $1 and has jumped up to #538 sales rank.

The Fall Guy by Simon Wood. Price: $1. Genre: Hard-Boiled, Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4.5 stars on 10 reviews.

Looking at offers in Kindle Store and elsewhere, again

For your Kindle, and not for your Kindle, here are some offers –

  1. Divanomics by Michelle Mckinney Hammond. Price: $0. Genre: Personal Finance, Frugality, Divine Inspiration for Victorious Attitude. Rated 4 stars on 20 reviews.
  2. 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 –
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. The Night Mode isn’t really Night Mode. It’s more like grey and white – not as nice.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 –

  1. 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.
  2. 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.