Thursday, 11 November 2010

Lots Kindle news and free books

Hi everyone, and welcome to another issue of Great Kindle Deals.

First of all I'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone that has subscribed, particularly on for 99p a month - we are number at number 9 in the "Internet & Technology" blogs and in the top 50 for all blogs. Thank you very much in particular to "Carrie" for their 5 star review of the blog on Amazon. So, without further a do, let's get straight in to the news:

1. Amazon releases new Kindle Ads
It's always exciting to see the Kindle being advertised on the TV and Amazon has released two more Kindle ads themed for the Christmas and holiday season. The is first is about a grandmother giving her grandson a Kindle when he asks for books for Christmas, take a look here. The other is a more general ad, although it does feature one scene in which a woman unwraps a Kindle, it is known as the Zest and has some pretty catchy music. Watch it here.

2. Kindle store coming to Germany - rumour
Although 95% of our readers are from the UK, anyone moving to Germany or just generally interested may want to know this - there are whispers around that the Kindle store may be coming to Germany. reports that "Buchmarkt reports that publishers at the recent Homer 3.0 conference in Berlin said they were in discussions with Amazon representatives about a 2011 launch of a Kindle store."

3. Amazon gives publishers 70% revenue split - magazines and newspapers
Amazon was previously offering 30-35% of the price of a magazine issue or newspaper to the publisher, with Amazon keeping up to 70%. The tables have now turned with Amazon offering publishers of periodicals 70% of the revenue they make - let's hope this encourages more big publishers to get on board and offer their content digitally on the Kindle.

Free books:

1. Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2011
I'll be the first to admit that this is a bit of a niche "book" but if you want it, it's free!

2. The Demon Girl
Rated: 3.5/5 stars average from 3 reviews
Synopsis: "Rae Wilder has problems. Plunged into a world of dark magic, fierce creatures and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. Rae finds herself beaten up, repeatedly, and forced to make a choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control."

3. Shatter (The Children of Man) 
Not rated.
Description: "Growing up during the chaos of the Nabosian War, Faela Durante and her entire generation never knew what it meant to live in a time of peace. Though the war ended years ago, the devastation has not. Every decision, no matter how seemingly insignificant, has a consequence and some consequences can never be predicted. But some are foretold."

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