$259 Kindle DX Thanksgiving Kindle Sale

The Kindle DX is now $259. This is the Kindle DX 2 – the one with the eInk Pearl screen and graphite casing.

You can see my Kindle DX 2 Videos to get a better idea of what you’ll be getting.

Main advantages – eInk Pearl screen, much larger 9.7″ screen, all the Kindle ecosystem benefits, syncs with Kindle Apps and other Kindles. The product page lists all the benefits.

Main disadvantages – Kindle DX hasn’t been getting any software updates, the size is a bit unwieldy, the weight is a bit much, its not a latest generation Kindle, no touch, PDF support is not that good.

Thanksgiving Kindle Free Books, thanksgiving Kindle Book Deals

First, courtesy of Annie, we have our Thanksgiving Kindle Free Books.

Note: Also check out the 22 Free Kindle Books from yesterday.

Update: Moonstone by Marilee Brothers. Rated 4 stars on 43 reviews. 236 pages. Young Adult. Romance + Paranormal.

The Pearl Savage (a post-apocalyptic novel) (Savage Series, Book 1) by Tamara Rose Blodgett. Romance. Rated 4.5 stars on 14 reviews. 272 pages.

Night’s Knights by Emerian Rich. Genre: Vampires Vs A More Dangerous Evil. Rated 4.5 stars on 11 reviews. 358 pages. Rated 4.5 stars on 11 reviews. That looks like CatWoman and Ketchup on the cover.

The Day the Flowers Died (1). Historical Fiction set in Munich, Germany in the 1930s. Rated 4.5 stars on 12 reviews.

When Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior’s Path by Catherine M. Wilson. Rated 4.5 stars on 36 reviews. 267 pages. Gay & Lesbian Fiction. This looks very promising and it even won an Award -

Winner, 2010 EPIC Ebook Award for fiction in the Mainstream category.

Powerless: The Synthesis by Jason Letts. Epic Fantasy. Rated 4 stars on 39 reviews. 274 pages. Living in a world where everyone is imbued with a wondrous natural gift – everyone except you.

Shrinkage by Luke Young. Rated 4 stars on 26 reviews. 220 pages. A Funny Novel about a way-too-effective solution for shrinkage.

Wanted by Jason Halstead. Book 1 in the Wanted Series. Post-Apocalyptic novel about a Post-Army Sergeant. Science Fiction Adventure. 353 kb in size. Rated 4 stars on 4 reviews.

The Darkslayer – Fantasy/Adventure (Illustrated) by Craig Halloran. Price: $0. Genre: Epic Fantasy, Role Playing. Rated 5 stars on 3 reviews. 280 pages. It comes with illustrations which is a nice touch.

The Wrong Side of the Tracks – Book 1. Action & Adventure. Living on the Wrong Side of the Tracks. Falling for the Wrong Girl. 250 kb in size.

Visitors to the Inner Earth: True Tales of Subterranean Journeys. 10 tales of subterranean journeys.

Galaxy of Heroes. Science Fiction Adventure. 318 pages. Rated 3.5 stars on 12 reviews.

Hope and Undead Elvis by Ian Thomas Healy. Rated 5 stars on 1 review. 601 kb in size. Post-apocalyptic fiction with Undead Elvis and a pregnant virgin ex-stripper.

Baby Talk – Book 1. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews. A horror novel about a little baby that knows its father wanted an abortion. 198 kb in size.

Starfall Cruise (Polliwog). Action & Adventure. 473 kb in size. Too strange to describe. Seems to be a man-frog protagonist and a future setting.

Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara (Callie Chronicles). Rated 4.5 stars on 8 reviews. Children’s Book. Fantasy Fairy Tale. Princesses and Evil Queens. 290 pages.

Time Up by Justin McLachlan. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews. Gay & Lesbian Science Fiction. 245 pages.

Guardian of Eden by Leslie DuBois. 251 pages. Romantic Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 25 reviews.

The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 1: Embers, Deluxe Illustrated Edition. Epic Fantasy. Rated 5 stars on 14 reviews. Rather large in size.

Fixing Cupid. 161 pages. A funny novel about putting together Cupid. Rated 3.5 stars on 10 reviews.

Next, we have some Thanksgiving Kindle Book Deals.

[Kindle Daily Deal] Raising Jake by Charlie Carillo. Price: $1. Genre: Father & Son, Funny & Insightful. Rated 4.5 stars on 139 reviews. 353 pages.

[Daily Cheap Read] An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage. Price: $0.79. Genre: Food, History of Food. Rated 4 stars on 41 reviews. Amazon matches B&N’s Daily Cheap Read. This is only at its deal price until end of day Thursday. 286 pages.

The House on Fortune Street by Margaret Livesey. Price: $1. Price: Rated 4 stars on 36 reviews. 336 pages. Genre: Novel, Beautiful Book. Harper Collins.

The Soulmate Secret by Arielle Ford. Price: $1. Genre: Manifest your soulmate. Rated 4.5 stars on 57 reviews. Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction. 228 pages.

The techniques, rituals, and projects found within these pages will allow you to prepare your home, body, mind, and spirit for the lover your heart truly desires.

Don’t know which out of a thousand ways to choose to make fun of this. It’s so easy I feel bad and will therefore resist the temptation.

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Thanks for being a Reader, 5 kindle book deals

First, for your Kindle, 5 kindle book deals -

  1. An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton. Price: $1. Genre: Children, Action & Adventure, Ages 9 to 12. Rated 5 stars on 1 review this Amazon Encore book is skyrocketing up the charts.

    Inspired by the idea of being thankful for all that you have, An Awesome Book of Thanks! is a beautifully written, fantastically illustrated walk through a world of magical unicorns, robotic dinosaurs, and all of life’s simple moments, great and small.

    Crafted for children ages 0-1000, this timeless story is sure to be an instant classic, at home in the hands of anyone looking for the perfect reminder of just how beautiful life can be.

  2. Gena Showalter’s Atlantis Series Bundle by Gena Showalter. Price: $10. Genre: Romance, Paranormal Romance. It’s 4 novels and a novella and rated 4 stars on 5 reviews.

    Discover New York Times bestselling Gena Showalter’s mythical world of immortals, magic and dark seduction in the Atlantis series! Now, you can download all five stories in this sexy, supernatural series in one convenient download.

    Bundle includes Heart of the Dragon, Jewel of Atlantis, The Nymph King, The Vampire’s Bride and The Amazon’s Curse.

  3. Fish & Grits by Tina Smith Brown. Price: $2.99. Genre: Urban Fiction, Fiction. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews.

    Narrated in the voice of her younger sister, Fish and Grits chronicles the life of Kala Johnson, an African American girl who finds redemption from abuse by eating a forbidden meal. After the death of her father, fourteen year old Kala, an exceptional student who dreams about the future before it happens, takes on the responsibility of raising three younger brothers and a sister while struggling to survive the “concrete jungle” they call home.

    Kala, who will do anything to save her siblings from suffering, comes up with a plan to keep them together amidst the challenges of poverty, government interference, and a drug addicted mother. 

  4. Executive Lunch (A Sedona O’Hala Mystery) by Maria Schneider. Price: $1. Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Humor. Rated 4 stars on 17 reviews.  

    Sedona is given the opportunity of a lifetime: play an up-and-coming executive with all the trappings of wealth with someone else footing the bill. The catch: find out who is stealing company funds before the criminals find out that their program is being debugged.

    Sedona runs into danger, the corporate glass ceiling, and an occasional chance at romance in her quest to figure out who is stealing money from Strandfrost.

  5. Fleeing Famous (SpellBound Cafe) by Laura Freed and Moxie Baker.  Price: $1. Genre: Food Lit, Cooking + Food, Humor. Rated 4.5 stars on 10 reviews.

    Fleeing Famous, loosely based on true events, is the story of how one woman finds her destiny (and assorted muffins, cakes, and pies) on the road she takes to avoid it. Moxie Baker (not her real name) is the daughter of VFFP (Very Famous ******* Parents). Moxie longs to escape the celebrity shenanigans of her Oscar-winning mother, Rockstar father, and spoiled wanna-be reality star sister, Harper.

    When Moxie accidentally finds herself in Sugar Hollow Harbor, a sleepy town that promises on the Welcome Sign: “You’ll find sweetness in our shadows,” she decides to reinvent herself. 

Wish there was a way to quickly add a bunch of book deals without complications.

Harper Collins has Mackenzie Blue by Tina Wells free to read online. It seems to be a book for young girls – It’s about a girl starting 7th grade.

Some Amazon Deals and Offers

75% off a movie rental at Amazon – Go to any Amazon Movie Rental Page and click the ‘Redeem a Gift Card or Promotion Code’ button. The button is at the bottom of the box in which the movie description and poster are. Find it, click it, and then type in RENTDEAL. It only works once so pick a movie carefully.

Note: It shows ‘Coupon applied successfully’ but have no way to know it works as Video Streaming doesn’t work outside US.

Amazon also has a $1 ($2 for HD) movie rental sale going on including Expendables, Eat Pray Love, Iron Man 2, and a lot more. All the Harry Potter movies too. Thanks to JJ and J Williams for writing about these two deals at the official Kindle forum.

Finally, Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Mad Men are available in Blu-Ray or DVD for just $10 each.

Thank You!

Thank You Very Much for -

  1. Reading books and liking/loving them.
  2. Liking reading enough to buy an eReader.
  3. Reading this blog.
  4. Liking it enough to come back. 
  5. Leaving comments, clicking on the links, subscribing, telling others about it, linking to the blog, and all the other ways you’ve helped make this blog a lot of fun to write and a success.

I’m very thankful for this opportunity to help Kindle owners and help spread eReaders and strengthen reading and books. Also, am thankful for all the companies that are working in eReaders and eBooks and, along with readers, have helped make reading cool again.

Finally, very thankful to be able to spend half my working time writing about things I love for people who share a love of reading, books, and eReaders.

Kindle Thanksgiving – Giving Thanks for Readers and eReaders

It’s almost two years for the Blog (and the Kindle) and there’s a lot to give thanks for -

Readers and People who link to the Blog 

  1. Readers and comments. Above all else. The blog now helps a lot of people make decisions and get more out of their Kindle and that’s the #1 thing I’m thankful for.
  2. People who like the blog and posts enough to link to it and/or email their friends. 
  3. People who care enough to disagree. It still bothers me when people get really angry – much prefer measured disagreement. However, every comment is appreciated.  
  4. People who have very specific questions or comments that lead to new posts or make a post better.  
  5. The opportunity to answer comments – it’s still a top priority.  

There’s no doubt in my mind about what the biggest opportunity for the blog is (and what is the most fun) – It’s being able to help a ton of people get what they want and make intelligent decisions.

Perhaps my focus should be on monetizing better – However, growing the blog and helping more people increases the value I get back anyways.

So that’s my focus for 2010 – To Grow the Blog 100 times and the amount of value the blog provides to each reader 10 times.

Kindle, Amazon, eReader companies

  1. Amazon most of all – for making the Kindle and for making the Amazon associate program.
  2. Everyone involved with the Kindle for staying true to books and reading.
  3. Sony for pushing Amazon to cut prices. 
  4. Nook for pushing Amazon to add a ton of features.
  5. Competition and the hurried progress in eReaders.
  6. All the companies that are entering, even ones with wonky eReader names, since it validates the space.
  7. Google for finding the highest profit, lowest effort niche in the market and doing it all legally. You have to appreciate the strategy.

eReader companies have done the unthinkable – They’ve made reading and books hot again.

The Giants overseeing the Internet 

  1. Google for sending me 40% plus of my traffic.
  2. For all the other sites that link to me.
  3. TechMeme for getting me excited every time it links to the Kindle Review.
  4. For the Microsoft search engine and Twitter and Facebook and other sites that send me some traffic.
  5. Google again.

Most of all – for being halfway to the point where the Kindle Review isn’t dependent on one source of traffic.

There is currently a type of censoring on this Blog that’s dictated by Google’s complete ownership of search i.e. Don’t write things that would get Google upset. Am just tired of that.

Which brings us to my 2nd aim for 2010 – To be like Twitter and Wikipedia and Craigslist i.e. the search engines need this blog more than the Kindle Review needs them.

People who read books and love them

  1. People who read books. 
  2. People who pay for books.
  3. People who care about books.

It’d be a much poorer world without books and people who read books and care about them are saving us.

Authors, Publishers, Newspapers

  1. For being in it for the love of it. For the most part.  
  2. All the indie authors who believe in their books enough to take on the infinite abyss of the Internet. 
  3. For the Kindle Store and what it’s doing for independent authors. 
  4. For Publishers. Mixed feelings here.  
  5. For newspapers finally getting Amazon to set up associate links and Microsoft to offer them money for indexing.  

It’s just strange – there’s no reason to have any kinship with Publishers and Newspapers – they obviously don’t see things as they really are. However, they love books and they might not be replaceable.

Algorithms and crowd-sourcing will not replicate the quality and polish of human publishing and human news editing.

Personal

  1. Gratitude for my Parents.
  2. My Friends and Family – especially the ones who came to visit in the last year.
  3. The opportunity to do what I love – the intersection of People, the Internet, and communication.
  4. For finally having a home after 13 years of searching. Even if it’s the coldest country in the world ;) .
  5. For experiences that help me appreciate right now.
  6. Jack Welch for pointing out things like See Reality As It Is and not as it was or as you want it to be.

Most of all – For being able to see reality as it really is.

For the promise of 2010 and Beyond

  1. For the promise of 30-40 million eReaders a year by 2013.
  2. For the promise of Color eReaders.
  3. For Pixel Qi, and eInk, and Mirasol, and SiPix.
  4. For the Mirror, the Apple Slate, and all the reading tablets.
  5. For the Kindle 3.
  6. For the Kindle DX 2.
  7. For the Vook and Video Books and other evolutions of the book.

2010 is definitely going to be the year of the eReader. We are in the beginnings of a HUGE transformation in Publishing. It’s transforming every single aspect of reading and it’s awesome to have court side seats.

After all of you (readers) the thing that I’m most thankful for?

There’s finally hope for books and reading – What more could someone who loves people and books wish for?

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