Friday, 18 March 2011

Great Kindle Deals Newsletter - Saturday, 19th March.

Happy weekend everyone, with Spring starting this next week, it really means that we are well and truly into 2011. And what a year it's been so far, we have a lot of news which shows that the Kindle is well and truly being more and more massmarket as well as some good free books to keep you occupied for a few weeks. Enjoy the newsletter and share it with your friends.


1. New Kindle 4 in the works - With the Kindle 2 being relased 15 months after the first Kindle, and the current 3rd generation being released around 15 months after Kindle 2, it seems that we are on track for a November release date for the Kindle 4. But does Amazon really need one? The New York Times is reporting that they may be working on an Android-based Kindle which may or may not feature all LED screen instead of the e-paper screen, as well as being colour. Although colour is a nice addition, I feel it would add too much to the price of a Kindle and for me it does have to be e-ink as it currently is, it's easy on the eyes and a pleasure to read which isn't the case with an LCD screen for me.

2. Or how about a free Kindle 3? - The price of the Kindle has been reducing at a steady pace, leading to speculation that the next generation of the device may be free, provided users pre-purchase a number of books or book credits. This would be an interesting system is say, Amazon allowed users to buy £75 worth of books and get a free Kindle. Then, market adoption would be immense. Kindle books already outsell paperback books.

3. Or how about a free Kindle 3 right now? - Well, there is one catch. If you sign up to a mobile contract at the Carphone Warehouse that costs £15 a month or more, you can get a free Kindle too. Best Buy is doing this too in theUK.

4. Kindle proliferation - Speaking of the Carphone Warehouse, they and Best Buy are both selling the Kindle at same prices as in store giving consumers a chance to feel it and try it before they buy it. Let's hope this helps with the proliferation of the Kindle in the UK market.

5. Real page numbers - You can already get real page numbers on your Kindle 3 by updating the software but now theis feature is also available on the mobile apps for the Kindle such as the iPad app.

Free books:
1. When Darkness Falls (Part 1, 2, 3 currently available)
 Rated 5 stars average from 4 Reviews
Synopsis: "From the moment Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is called upon to defend a new client—a homeless man jailed for threatening to jump off a bridge—it's obvious something is amiss. For one thing, the man called Falcon manages to come up with the $10,000 cash. Then the body of a brutally murdered woman is found in the trunk of the abandoned car he's living in.
But it isn't until a panicked Falcon takes a group of innocent people hostage, including Jack's best friend, and barricades himself and his prisoners in a motel room that Swyteck realizes how much is truly at stake. For Falcon has a bigger agenda than suicide, and Jack Swyteck must get to the root of a dark history and bitter secrets before Falcon decides he has nothing to lose by killing them all."

2. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen - A classic
Rated 4.5 stars average from 170 reviews
Synopsis: "Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character who ,if provoked, is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp, yet always polite, 18th-century wit. The real point of the book though, the critical question which will keep you fixated throughout, is: will Elizabeth and Mr Darcy hook up? Read this genuine all-time classic and discover the answer while enjoying a story that has charmed generation after generation."

3. Get Some by Daniel Birch
Rated 3.5 stars average from 4 reviews
Synopsis: "Anybody who has read Danny Birch's groundbreaking first novel, 'Clipped', will be expecting a fast-paced, sharply-written, emotionally charged gangster thriller, written in Danny's inimitably catchy, witty and streetwise style. If so, prepare yourself for 'Get Some', a gangster revenge thriller that fizzes and crackles off the page like few others.
It is the tale of two childhood friends, Tommy and Joey, and of how they stand by each other in traumatic times. Tommy's trauma is to be betrayed by an army colleague to a militant group in Iraq and to be subjected to routine and gruesome torture. Pity his betrayer should Tommy manage to escape. And Joey's trauma? Ah, for that, you have to read this book. "

Cheap Books:
1. The Case of the Missing Boyfriend by Nick Alexander (£0.99)
Rated 4.5 stars average from 9 Reviews
Synopsis: "C.C. is nearly forty and other than her name (which she hates so much she can’t bring herself to use it) everything about her life appears to be wonderful: she has a high powered job in advertising, a great flat in Primrose Hill, and a wild bunch of friends to spend her weekends with. And yet she feels like the Titanic – slowly, inexorably, and against all expectation, sinking. Could her best friend be right? Could her past really be preventing her from moving on? And if she unlocks that particular box, will the horrors within simply drift away and leave her free? Or will they sink her?"

2. Sugar & Spice by Safina Desforges (£0.71)

Rated 4.5 stars average from 40 Reviews
Synopsis:  "It's every parent's worst nightmare: A child fails to return home. As hours turn to days, all they can do is hope. Some children never come back... Sugar & Spice is a ground-breaking new crime-thriller set against the background of Britain's fragmented criminal justice system, with the key protagonists the mother and partner of a murdered child."

I hope you enjoyed the newsletter, have a great week and stay tuned for next week's edition!

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