Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Great Kindle Deals Newsletter - Tuesday, 24th May 2011

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's edition of Great Kindle Deals, there's some nice news, some cheap books and a few free books too for your enjoyment.

1. 1 in 8 women download ebooks illegally - Here's a random piece of news which seems to have crept out of nowhere, the International Business Times. "Based on a poll of 1,959 consumers, the report discovered that compared to the average one in 20 women who admit to illegally downloading music, one in eight admit to illegally downloading e-books...Traditionally viewed as a "safe" group that generally maintains a low crime rate, the news has set alarm bells ringing for several of the major publishing houses -- many of which have taken the revelation as a potential warning sign that the e-book industry could soon suffer the same mass-piracy issues plaguing the music industry." Food for thought. Though, with the affordability of ebooks on the Kindle it is worth rewarding authors in my opinion and I'm sure my readers do just that.

2. UK, hardbacks outsold by Kindle - The London Evening Standard reports that "Amazon revealed that in the US ebooks have outstripped all printed books and, in the UK, Amazon now sells 242 ebooks for every 100 hardbacks. Gordon Willoughby, European director at Kindle, said: "This is truly astonishing when you consider that we've been selling hardcover books from Amazon.co.uk for over 13 years and Kindle books for only nine months." This is a fantastic milestone for the UK Kindle market and truly has shown that the Kindle is doing very well, hopefully one day we'll achieve the same as the US and outsell all books with ebooks.

Free ebooks:

1. Germs, Genes and Civilization: How epidemics shaped who we are today
Rated 5 stars average from 1 review
Synopsis: "AD 452: Attila the Hun stands ready to sack Rome. No one can stop him--but he walks away. A miracle? No...dysentery. Microbes saved the Roman Empire. Nearly a millennium later, the microbes of the Black Death ended the Middle Ages, making possible the Renaissance, western democracy, and the scientific revolution. Soon after, microbes ravaged the Americas, paving the way for their European conquest.

Again and again, microbes have shaped our health, our genetics, our history, our culture, our politics, even our religion and ethics. This book reveals much that scientists and cultural historians have learned about the pervasive interconnections between infectious microbes and humans. It also considers what our ongoing fundamental relationship with infectious microbes might mean for the future of the human species."

Rated 4.5 stars average from 72 reviews
Synopsis: " Part of the ANDRE DEUTSCH CLASSICS series, a classic story of four young women who struggle to overcome the trials of keeping up appearences whilst battling poverty and awaiting news of the fate of their father who is fighting the Civil War. Includes an introduction by Trevor McDonald."

Rated 4.5 stars average from 6 reviews
Synopsis: "RITA Award-winning author Barbara Freethy has enchanted readers with her warm, rich stories of love and family. Now, in an extraordinary tale of a man and a woman, once parted, now reunited, she brings readers to a place where life's sorrows are wiped away by the power of love. Fans of Kristin Hannah, Luanne Rice and Susan Wiggs will enjoy this heartwarming, sometimes heartwrenching, story. She Walked Back Into His Life ...

The last place Lisa Alvarez expected to find herself was babysitting for her ex-sister-in-law's three rambunctious kids. But when Maggie called her up and begged for time alone, something in Lisa made her say yes - for one weekend she'd leave behind the career she'd built and her new fiancé. But Lisa never expected her handsome ex-husband Nick to show up on the doorstep, walking back into her life, and taking over more than the weekend...."

Cheap Books:
1. Daddy's Home - £0.69
Rated 4.5 stars average from 4 reviews
A calculating and deadly killer is in search for what he terms as his perfect family. Preying upon single mothers and their innocent children, the police have dubbed him "The Family Man.”

He plays out his role as the perfect father. When things don’t go so perfect in his insane fantasy world, the family man kills.

Crime Scene Investigator Holly Jennings of the San Diego Police Department is determined to track him down and see that justice is served. With Holly being a single mother herself, this man's crimes are deeply personal to her, and turn more so when a friend and her daughter become the latest victims of “The Family Man." "

2. Jenny Lopez has a Bad Week - £1.99
Rated 4 stars average from 7 reviews
Synopsis: " Jenny Lopez is miserable. Having spent the summer working in LA, she’s back home in New York, and missing the three key elements in a girl’s life – a roommate, a job and a boyfriend. Jenny formulates a plan; surely someone must need a roommate and surely someone must need a girlfriend?By the end of the day, she has arranged a viewing for a potential roommate, the gay blond aka the Sex God,secured two dates, and work looking after a top supermodel. Things look like they are back on track; everything is going to work out great. If only life was so easy…"

3.  The Unremarkable Heart - £0.49
No reviews
Synopsis: "International, multi-million copy bestselling thriller writer Karin Slaughter is known for her compelling storytelling, intricate plotting and her ability to put the reader right at the heart of the crime. In The Unremarkable Heart she has turned her talents to a gripping story that will chill you to the bone.

This exclusive eBook short story includes extra material: the first chapter of her new paperback, Broken, out this June. And the first chance to read the opening chapter to her compelling new novel, Fallen, out in hardback this July."


See you next week, where we may just have some more information on this rumoured Amazon Kindle Tablet.

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