Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Kindles now in stock

Amazon UK has cleared its backlog making both the Wifi and 3G versions of the Kindle available to customers instantly. Orders placed now will be dispatched on the same day if possible and it is even possible to get it the same day with evening delivery if you order before 10am in some metropolitan areas in the UK.

Now that the backlog of orders has been cleared there is no need for more updates on this blog regarding shipping, however we will be keeping you updated with the latest great kindle deals to make the most of your cash, as well as with news on new kindles, new updates, features, tips and more.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Lots of free e-books today

We've been scouring the web again and there's a load of free books for you to download, though as always these will most likely only be available for a short period of time. So without further a-do let's get some great kindle book deals:

1. 'Roseanna' by Per Wahloo (Rated 4.5/5 stars from 23 reviews) - This title has only just become free and is likely to disappear quickly.

Synopsis: "'Roseanna' begins on a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people. With its authentically rendered settings and vividly realized characters, and its command over the intricately woven details of police detection, 'Roseanna' is a masterpiece of suspense and sadness."

2. 'Cybill disobedience' by Cybill Shepherd

Synopsis: "From wholesome beauty queen to saucy cover girl, from heartbreaking movie star to one of television's most loved comediennes, Cybill Shepherd is renowned as sassy, shocking and sexy. In this autobiography she displays the wit and honesty and indomitable spirit of a star who knows it all."

3. 'Clouded Rainbow' by Jonathan Sturak - Usually 99 cents to download, but it is FREE on Smashwords by entering coupon code DK68H when checking out. Download the Kindle (mobi) file and copy it to your kindle via USB or email it to yourself.

Synopsis: "Roger Belkin has everything going for him--the job, the car, the marriage, but on one cold, dark night, he will lose everything... "

4. 'The Expeditioner's Club Volume One' by Rio Roosevelt - Usually $5.99 at Smashwords, using coupon code KB56K will get you this ebook for free. Download the Kindle (mobi) file and copy it to your kindle via USB or email it to yourself.

Synopsis: "Timothy Elliott,is an ordinary boy at the beginning of an extraordinary life. He is terrified first and delighted later when he learns that as the child of two expeditioners, he has been born with the ability to time travel, and what the plan for his life really is. Through his thrilling adventures, Timothy will discover the world as only an expeditioner can." 

5. Twelve free textbooks for Amazon customers - ranging from geometry to calculus. Here's one for you students out there.

6. Ten more free e-books - There a great range of ebooks here, download the mobi version if available or get the PDF and then email it to your Kindle for free with the word "convert" in the subject line.

Hopefully those should keep you busy reading for a while and provide you hours of entertainment and joy. All we ask in return is that you recommend us to your friends and online. Thank you.

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - Saturday, 25th September 2010 [1.30pm]

Amazon has nearly managed to clear its backlog on 3G Kindles and is still feverishly working hard to get out Wifi Kindles as fast as possible today. 3G Kindles ordered up to September 18th are being shipped at the moment and are due to arrive by Monday, September 28th 2010.

Wifi Kindles are still backordered for almost three weeks; the latest orders shipped are for orders made around September 11th and are due to arrive by Friday, 1st October 2010.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The latest great kindle deals - Thursday, 23rd September 2010

Here's a selection of the latest great Kindle Deals:

1. Another Kindle3 Case - Here's a very nice case, the Eco-Nique Natural Hemp Brown Case Cover for 6-inch Amazon Kindle 3/Global Wireless - Black is a nice deal at under £20 - cheaper than the Kindle case but very stylish as well. It is due for release next week.

2. Remix by Lexi Revellian - This a great deal at just £0.86 for the moment. The story is engaging from the beginning with realistic characters who are very life-like. This is a fantastic start from this great new author and at under £1, it really is a fantastic deal. It already has three 5-star reviews on Amazon UK.

3. Twelve Free Romance Novels - For those of you who love romance novels, how about 12 free novels for you? That's right. Everyonesreading.com is offering you the opportunity to grab these free e-books for your Kindle. Just visit the site and download the "mobipocket" version and drag and drop the books to your Kindle.

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - Thursday, 23rd September 2010 [3G DATES UPDATED]

Kindle orders have once again been flying off the shelves, and contrary to what was said yesterday 3G orders are actually ahead of Wifi orders. Wifi orders made up to September 9th are being dispatched at the moment with an expected delivery date of  Friday, 24th September to Monday, 26th September.
3G Kindles ordered up to September 12th are dispatching right now and are expected to arrive by Saturday, 25th September 2010.

Thank you to those of you who emailed us to let us know of the latest with your orders and helping to make this section more accurate for everyone.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

Amazon has announced that UK users now can get the Kindle in just 14 days, and as soon as one week. Amazon states on the Kindle buying page that the Kindle now ships "within 1 to 2 weeks." This is opposed to the 24 hour shipping available in the US for the Kindle.

The latest orders being shipping by Amazon are orders made up to September 7th 2010 and are due to arrive Thursday, 22nd September. Orders made for 3G units are slighttly delayed by 5-7 days. Wifi units are flying out the door at the moment and all orders made in early September to September 7th (inclusive) are expected to be dispatched in the next 72 hours.

If you are in this group and have a dispatch email, please let us know by commenting below.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Hachette ebooks removed from Waterstones, WHS and eBook Repository - still on Amazon

Following Sunday's blog post stating that Hachette's eBook prices were to increase, Waterstones, WHS Tesco and eBook Repositorys have removed all Hachette UK's ebooks from sale on their websites. Amazon still has the ebooks up at the same prices as before which may suggest that Amazon has an exclusive deals with Hachette UK. It could also mean that Amazon is ignoring Hachette's requests to increase ebook prices.

What remains clear is that Amazon has not yet changed the prices on it's ebooks and is still following the policy outlined back in August in which it stated that all ebook prices would be set by themselves on the UK Kindle Store. We will be watching eBook prices closely over the coming days to be sure that Amazon doesn't sneak in any price increases.

Meanwhile, Apple has adopted and accepted Hachette's Agency pricing model on its iBook store meaning that these is a significant gap between Amazon and Apple's prices.  Breaking Dawn costs £4.49 on Apple's iBook store, but only costs £3.41 on Kindle.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Get free subscriptions to newspapers on your Kindle via Calibre

Newspapers on the Kindle are a fantastic addition but wouldn't it be great to get that £11.99 a month subscription down to, let's say, FREE? Yes, it's possible and legal with a little free program called "Calibre." Follow the steps below and within a few minutes you'll be getting newspapers delivered every day at no cost to you.

1. Download Calibre here, it is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux; install Calibre and start the program.

2. Click on the N button with an arrow pointing downwards (take a look at the image to the left here if you need help identifying it).

3. A window should have popped-up (it should look like the image to the left). Click on the arrow next to "English (UK)" and it will expand to show you all the free newspapers you can get.
As you can see there's quite a variety and even a few magazines and websites - including Wired, Mac World UK, The Guardian and BBC News.

Once you have seen one that you like click on it once and go to step 4 below.

Obviously you can choose to suscribe to magazines and newspapers from anywhere around the world, not just where you live.

4. Click the "schedule for download" tick box and choose a frequency of download and the download time. Make sure to click the first button next to "every day." For newspapers I have chosen 6:50am before setting out and this has worked well for me so far.

Click "save."

5. OK, so now it will get the newspaper every day downloaded to your computer but how about getting it sent to your Kindle? You can too, for free. Back on the main Calibre screen, click the settings button - shown on the image here on the left.

6. Click "sharing books by email" and enter your email details, if you don't have a GMail account I strongly recommend you get one for this. Click "use GMail" if you have a gMail account and enter your username and password. CLick "add email" and make sure that the "auto send" checkbox is checked.
Every time a newspaper is downloaded it will get send to your Kindle. Make sure the email you use in Calibre is on your Amzon account under "Manage my Kindle" and added as an approved email address.

All done! Just make sure the Kindle is connected via Wifi and on the "Home" screen where the books are listed when you'd like it to download.

P.S. Your computer must be on for Calibre to download the newspaper and send it. So if you are planning on getting the newspaper downloaded at 7.10am - switch on your PC a few minute before and make sure Calibre is running.

If you are on a Mac you can get your computer to auto-switch on and off to save power. Just go to "System Preferences" >>> "Energy Saver" >>> click "Schedule" and enter a switch on time and off time. Allow at least 10 minutes for a newspaper to download so make the "switch off" time around 10 minutes after you have set Calibre to start downloading.


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Support Great Kindle Deals for only 6p a day

We've been working hard on making our blog available directly to your Kindle and now it's possible to do just that. "Great Kindle Deals" is now available for you to subscribe to via the blogs feature on your Kindle via the Kindle Store.

Why should I subscribe?
Every time that we post to the blog with news, discounts, free e-books, cheap kindle deals and more, the post will get delivered straight to your Kindle via Amazon's Whispersync technology. Just keep your Kindle connected and every time we post, you'll get the latest delivered. Your also helping to keep this independent site running and get great kindle deals every day.

Why shouldn't I subscribe via RSS? 

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day. There's no ads either in the Kindle version.

Is £1.99 a month worth it?
Well, considering we post at least ten e-books a month which can't be found free on the Amazon store, scour the web for the latest in Kindle accessories and give you the news and updates, we'd like to think that 6p a day is great value. It's cheaper than any commercial newspaper, has no ads and a yearly subscription is cheaper than a couple of Starbucks coffees and a muffin or two. That's one year's worth on great content for the cost of an afternoon's snack!

Is there a free trial? I'm still not sure. 
No problem. Sign up for a 14-day free trial (which you cancel at any time without being charged) and if you want to keep subscribing do nothing. For just £1.99 a month we'll deliver the latest deals straight to your Kindle.

Can I cancel at anytime?
Sure, straight on your Amazon page without needing to call anyone up - it's instant and there's no contract.

Great! Where do I sign up?
UK readers can subscribe here; everyone else click here. Remember you start off with a free 14-day trial to make sure this is right for you.

eBook prices to rise from tomorrow at Amazon UK

The world's second biggest publisher, Hachette UK, has announced that from Monday, 20th September 2010 they will be setting e-book prices for the UK. Hachette is set to collide with Amazon UK who have explicitly affirmed that they set e-book prices in the UK and have low e-book price due to that fact.

The move is likely to mean a great rise in all Hachette UK's e-books on Amazon UK - although there is a chance some may be slightly reduced it price, however this is unlikely due to the competitive pricing Amazon UK already has in place.

In 2008, Amazon removed the "Buy New" buttons from all of Hachette's books due to a disagreement which lasted more than a year. It is still unclear how Amazon will react to Hachette moving to the agency model, as the online retailer has declined to comment.

One of the popular novels that Hachette UK sells is Twilight Saga series: if you are dying to read it, I'd recommend you purchase it at some point today. There could also be the chance that books are removed altogether by Amazon or that they are made impossible to purchase for the near future. My advice is to get buy any eBooks from Hachette that you want before tomorrow.

If you are planning on purchasing any eBooks from Amazon, it would be appreciated if you could use click banner below:

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Contact Us

Have you got an tip-offs on the next kindle, kindle news or are you just burning to tell us about something Kindle related? Here's your chance.

I'm also taking Kindle questions and will be publishing a periodical mailbag with answers to all your questions.

Email us at: greatkindledeals@gmail.com

All tip-offs will be treated in a confidential manner and your name will not be published, nor revealed, if you'd like us to publish your name with a tip-off please say so in your email.

If you'd like to advertise your book with us, we also provide this. We have over 4,000 monthly readers to the blog and many who receive email updates which are pushed directly to their Kindles.

New "Great Kindle Deals" Amazon store!

It can be hard to find all the products that we review and think are relevant to your Kindle in one place - luckily we've gathered them all in one place with our Amazon store. Tt functions just like the normal Amazon store in that clicking a link will take you to the product page where you can purchase the item. The site is hosted by Amazon and all purchases and payments are handled through them.

So without further a-do, here's the link to the site. Click here.

If you do make a purchase, I make a small percentage which is at no extra cost to you and helps to keep the site running. I would really appreciate it if you clicked the link before making an Amazon kindle purchase. Or if you plan on buying a Kindle accessory which is not on the store, please email us to let us know and we'll add it.

New Kindle 3 Firmware Beta - 3.0.2

Update 3.0.1 has just got round to most Kindles worldwide this week, but Amazon is already hard at work with the next firmware update, entitled "3.0.2". It has a number of new updates according to Amazon - it "software update includes web browser and general performance improvements."

As expected there are no new features but the update does appear, according to early reports, to provide a noticeable speed boost for web browsing.

Customers who want to try this early release of the software and provide feedback can download the update at the Amazon website by clicking here. There are versions for US and Canada, and UK Kindles; make sure you read the website very carefully and exercise caution with the update.

Kindle 3 Shipping Info / Status - Saturday, 18th September 2010

Here's the latest shipping status for the UK:

  • Orders made up until September 12th have a current dispatch date of Wednesday, September 29th.
  • Wifi Kindles ordered up until 31st August are due to be shipped Monday, 20th September and due to arrive the next day - Tuesday.
  • 3G Kindles are being shipped up to a week slower than the Wifi Kindles.
  • If you have any info on when your Kindle 3 is shipped, please do comment below.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Some great Kindle tips to make your Kindle life that bit better

Here are a few Kindle 3 tips that should hopefully make your Kindle experience that much better:

1. Kindle has Minesweeper - Press alt + shift + m at the same time and a classic game of minesweeper will come up for you to pass some time.

2. Kindle has GoMoku - Press alt + shift + m and when minesweeper appears, press "g" and you have GoMoku, it's sort of like noughts and crosses  but you have to get 5 in a row instead of 3.

3. Press shift + QWERTYUIOP - If you want to enter a number don't bother clicking symbol and then navigating to numbers. Press the aforementioned key combination and the numbers appear!

4. KindleMap.net - Visit this website on your Kindle and it's basically Google Maps on your Kindle (more useful on the 3G version) including directions. It works for both the UK and the US at least. If in the UK, use a postcode as that works better.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Kindle 3 shipping updates - Thursday, 16th September 2010

Amazon UK yesterday emailed customers waiting for their Kindle 3 who were expecting them to arrive on September 17th, to say that these will be delayed and will only be DISPATCHED on or before September 23rd - adding an extra six days wait to customers. 

The latest UK Kindle 3s shipped were for orders made on August 22nd and 23rd.

Meanwhile in the US, Amazon is shipping Kindles immediately as they are in stock. They will also be providing Kindles to be sold in traditional high-street electronic stores. It's interesting to see how Amazon has decided to divide the Kindle deliveries prioritising US customers, while UK customers have a wait of up to 3 weeks.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Some more great Kindle deals

I've been scouring around for some more great kindle deals and here are your latest bunch - including books, cases and more.

1. Spellwright by Blake Charlton - This is a fantastic book, judging by the reviews, and is rated at 4 stars average by Amazon reviewers. The dead tree paperback copy is available for £7.99, so this is a fantastic deal!

Here's a review:
‘Blake Charlton's novel is, quite literally, a magical and spellbinding adventure about overcoming the sort of odds that many in our own world struggle with.’ Tobias Buckell

2. Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder - Another fantastic book which is rated at 4.5 stars by Amazon reviews. The dead tree version of this is £9.49. Another great deal!

Synopsis: "You can't take it with you...but what if you could? Most people believe their souls outlive their bodies. Most people would find an organization that tracks their souls into the future and passes on their banked money and memories compelling. Scott Waverly isn't like most people. He spends his days finding and fixing computer security holes. And Scott is skeptical of his new client's claim that they have been calculating and tracking soul identities for almost twenty-six hundred years. Are they running a freaky cult?"

"The Book Light is the ideal solution for reading in the dark. They are ideal in situations such as, when your partner wants to sleep but you want to read or when the squinting makes your head hurt. You simply clip the Book Light onto the back of your book, defy the darkness and read on."

Saturday, 11 September 2010

More cheap Kindle 3 cases?

There seems to be a raft of cheap Kindle cases coming out now. Here are some of the best:
1. Archos 705 Case - £3.23 - Click here.


3. This one is my personal favourite:

Kindle Shipping Updates - Saturday, 11th September 2010

Amazon UK today has provided delivery dates for orders made around August 19th. These orders are due to be shipped this coming Monday and Tuesday, and are due to arrive within a week. My own order states that it will take 6 days for the Kindle to arrive from its ship date which I find hard to believe.

Current orders will be shipped within 2 to 3 weeks.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Latest Kindle 3 News - Shipping Updates, Cheap Quality Kindle Cases and Firmware updates

Shipping Updates:
Amazon UK shipped thousands more Kindles to customers today. However, despite the progress, Amazon has fallen behind with orders made between August 16th and August 19th, which were expected to have shipped today. Amazon customer service says that these orders will be shipped between Monday, 13th September and Friday, 17th September. Orders are currently delayed by a week. New orders will ship with 3 weeks.

Cheap cases:
Those of you looking for a cheap case for your Kindle 3 now have an alternative. If you just want a barebones case to protect your Kindle 3 Belkin now has a case available on Amazon for a much more reasonable £15. It looks very well padded and will keep your Kindle 3 safe. The release date is still to be determined but we'll have a review as soon as it is out. You can click the image below to pre-order today while support Great Kindle Deals for free and help to keep us going and giving you get free deals every day.

Firmware updates:
Amazon has today released a 3.0.1 software update for the Kindle. They state that "This software update adds the ability to create a new Amazon.com account directly from your Kindle, as well as additional performance improvements." You can get full details on how to download the update here on the Amazon website.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - Wednesday, 8th September 2010

Amazon today managed to ship thousands of 3G and Wifi Kindles to customers as promised. Currently Kindles ordered up to August 15th are being shipped. Delivery estimates, meanwhile, vary widely with some orders shipped today due to arrive tomorrow while others are only due to arrive late next week.

Interestingly, orders between August 13th and August 15th were only meant to be dispatched September 10th and these have been dispatched ahead of schedule. Maybe Amazon really are stepping up their game.

Note: Wifi kindles are still dispatching quicker than 3G kindles.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Kindle 3 - News and Shipping Updates - Tuesday, 7th September 2010

Today was yet another disappointing day for many as Amazon UK once again did not ship Kindle 3's (except one lucky member who claims that his Kindle was shipped, yes shipped, today by Amazon). Tomorrow is the big day for Amazon as it is the day when they are meant to ship thousands of Kindles according to the dispatch dates given when ordering.

Meanwhile there as rumours of a new firmware update being released tomorrow are surfacing on the official Amazon forums - perhaps they are loading it onto the Kindles to ship tomorrow. Why they wouldn't just deliver them and then send the update over-the-air seems a mystery to me though.

Tomorrow is, as I am sure many of you are aware, Wednesday 8th September and there is going to be many angry customers if there are no dispatch notices then and a customer service fiasco. Tomorrow is the day of reckoning.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - Monday, 6th September

Today was once again a disappointing day for hopefuls waiting for a Kindle with no new shipping notifications or any news from Amazon UK relating to the Kindle at all.

One member on the Amazon forums noted that a customer service rep had said that a big order would be arriving August 8th (this Wednesday). However, it is unclear how accurate this information is as the previous rumours of a shipment arriving August 4th seems to be just that - rumours.

This shipment arriving on the 8th would make partial sense as the current batch of orders are due to be dispatched "on or before September 8th." However, that would leave no time to pick and pack the orders as they would need to be sent out on the same day.

Let's hope that tomorrow will be a more fruitful day for those still awaiting the Kindle 3. The customer service reps either do not know information or are refusing to give out information at the moment - this is not typical service from Amazon UK and honestly, it has let my hopes down.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Kindle 3 shipping updates - Sunday, 5th September 2010

After fantastic news of a 25,000 unit order due to arrive yesterday everything seems to have crawled to a halt in the UK. Not one single change in dispatch notices happened over the weekend and it is still unclear whether Amazon has received the order that they were anticipating yesterday and are busy readying orders for dispatch tomorrow or whether they have simply not yet received their shipment. The former would have supposedly sent out a mass changing of shipping statuses but this has not yet happened, leading me to believe that either the 25,000 unit shipment was just a rumour or that the shipment has been delayed.

This unfortunately doesn't leave much hope to those who ordered up to August 19th who are due to have their orders shipped by September 10th (this Friday).

Latest orders last shipped Friday, 3rd September 2010 for orders made up to 9th August. 

Meanwhile in the US the story is very different...


All kindles: Last shipped Friday, 3rd September 2010 for orders placed up to August 19th 2010.
Delivery expected: Wednesday 8th September (Monday is Labour Day, to ship Tuesday). 
(UPDATE: Some orders placed August 12th are now moving to the "shipping soon" status)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Kindle 3 Shipping Slows - Friday, September 3rd 2010

Seems like Kindle shipping has slowed down with no reports of any Kindle 3s being shipped out today. Rumours on the Amazon UK forums point to a large delivery arriving tomorrow, Saturday 4th September.

You can catch up on the current status of shipments here - there has been no update since yesterday for the UK.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

UK & US Book Deals - Cheap Books - 2nd September 2010

If you're going to by an e-book, I'd be very grateful if you would click the banner below to do so instead of the direct links. Thank you.:

Here's a round up of the latest deals available for your Kindle:

1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

"Robert Langdon flies to Washington after an urgent invitation to speak in the Capitol building. The invitation appears to have come from a friend with copper-bottomed Masonic connections, Peter Solomon. But Langdon has been tricked: Solomon has, in fact, been kidnapped, and (echoing the grisly opening of the last book) a macabre mutilation plunges Langdon into a tortuous quest. His friend’s severed hand lies in the Capitol building, positioned to point to a George Washington portrait that shows the father of his country as a pagan deity. The ruthless criminal nemesis here is another terrifying figure in Brown’s gallery of grotesques: Mal’akh, a powerfully built eunuch with a body festooned with tattoos." - Amazon

2. Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything by Elizabeth Gilbert

"It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her." - Amazon

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (5 star reviews)

"Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver... There’s Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son’s tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they’d be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell..."
UK Link ------ US Link

4. 61 Hours (Jack Reacher 14) by Lee Child

"Get ready for the most exciting count-down of your life hour number sixty-one. Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat. Hour number thirty-one. A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice. If she's going to live to testify, she'll need help from a man like Reacher. Because there's a killer coming for her. Hour number zero. Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs." - Amazon
UK Link ------ US Link

5.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

"Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves." - Amazon
UK Link ------ US Link

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - Thursday, 2nd September 2010

The Kindle 3 has been shipping out to the UK and the US steadily for five days now but what you no-doubt want to know is what date's kindles are they currently shipping out. We've scoured the web and using dozens of sources have come up with the latest delivery estimates.

The US:
All kindles: Last shipped Wednesday, 1st September 2010 for orders placed up to August 9th 2010.
Delivery expected: Thursday 2nd September. 
(UPDATE: Some orders placed August 12th are now moving to the "shipping soon" status)

The UK: 
all KindlesLast shipped on Thursday, 2nd September 2010 for orders placed up to August 9th.
Delivery expected: Friday 3rd September.
(UPDATE: Some orders placed up to August 10th are now moving to the "shipping soon" status)
(If you have received a shipping notification after these dates please comment below. Thank you.)

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Kindle 3 Shipping Updates - 1st September 2010

The Kindle 3 has been shipping out to the UK and the US steadily for five days now but what you no-doubt want to know is what date's kindles are they currently shipping out. We've scoured the web and using dozens of sources have come up with the latest delivery estimates.

The US:
All kindles: Last shipped Tuesday, 31st August 2010 for orders placed up to August 5th 2010.
Delivery expected: Wednesday 1st September. 
(UPDATE: Some orders placed August 6th are now moving to the "shipping soon" status)

The UK: 
3G KindlesLast shipped on Friday, 27th August 2010 for orders placed up to 28th July 2010.
Delivery expected: Saturday, 28th August - Tuesday 31st August.

Wifi KindlesLast shipped on Tuesday 31st August 2010 11AM GMT for orders placed up to August 4th.
Delivery expected: Wednesday 1st September.
(UPDATE: Some orders placed up to August 9th are now moving to the "shipping soon" status)
(If you have received a shipping notification after these dates please comment below. Thank you.)