Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Great Kindle Deals Newsletter - Wednesday, 3rd August 2011

Hi everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of Great Kindle Deals. If you noticed a lack of a post last week, I'd like to apologise but I was outside the country with little/no access to the internet. Nevertheless, we're back to our regular weekly emails as of now.

1. - rent textbooks
Amazon has come up with an ingenius solution for US ollege students who usually have to buy textbooks for hundreds of dollars - to allow people to rent them on their Kindle and get up to 80% off. This is an interesting idea and I'm sure university students in the UK would appreciate something similar. Since textbooks are mainly colour this really does lead credence to the idea that a colour Amazon tablet will be arriving in the coming months. This could also mean that we'll be able to rent regular books at some point in the future.

2. Is Kindle saving newspapers?
The Kindle could be the newspaper industry's saviour, new figures have revealed. Boston Globe" being the owner of the New York Times, reported that "Digital advertising revenues rose 2.6 percent." In the UK, "The Times says paid digital subscribers totaled about 224,000. Meanwhile, ... it has 57,000 paid digital subscribers to e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle. Overall, ... 281,000 paid digital subscribers."

Free books:
1. Maddy's Oasis
Rated 4 stars average from 3 reviews

Synopsis: " With an ill mother in need of expensive surgery, Madeleine flies from NYC to the west Texas desert to take on the doomed Desert Oasis resort project in hopes of earning the bonus attached to finishing it on schedule. She soon finds there's only one thing hotter than the desert sun: Jake, the infuriating Texan whose dislike of the fast-paced city puts them at odds at everything from her high-heels to her to-do lists. When the Oasis reveals its dark secret, Maddy finds she must choose between money and those she cares about."

2. Stress Proof your Life!
Rated 5 stars average from 5 reviews
Synopsis: " Elisabeth Wilson looks at the sources of stress – occupational, genetic and environmental – and reveals 52 brilliant techniques for creating a stress-free zone. When your batteries are blown and burnout is imminent these top tips can help you regain control."

Cheap books:
1.Cold Kill by Neil White -99p
Rated 4.5 stars average from 31 reviews
Synopsis: " Every breath you take, he’ll be watching you…Every breath you take, he’ll be watching you…When Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene. The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman –Deborah Corley –murdered three weeks earlier. Both have been stripped,strangled and defiled.When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft estate, he finds himself face-to-face with Jane’s father and gangland boss Don who will stop at nothing until justice is done. It seems that the two murdered women were linked in more ways than one and a dirty secret is about to surface that some would prefer stay buried.As the killer circles once more, Jack and Laura must get to him before he strikes again. But his sights are set on his next victim and he’s watching Laura’s every move… "

2. That summer in Ischia by Peeny Feeny - 99p
Rated 3.5 stars average from 31 reviews
Synopsis: " In the long hot summer of 1979, best friends Helena and Liddy travel to the beautiful island of Ischia to be au pairs to the children of two wealthy Italian families: the Verduccis and the Baldinis. From the opulent hillside villas and sun-drenched beaches the girls plan their great adventure to find romance and excitement, whatever the cost, on the sleepy island. But when a little boy in their care goes missing, the spell is broken and the girls find themselves under suspicion from police. Under pressure, the cracks in their relationship begin to show and one will betray each other, changing the course of both of their lives forever. Twenty-five years later, Liddy, walking her dog on an English beach, spies a figure oddly reminiscent of her estranged friend. And so begins a startling quest to the villa where it all went so wrong for Helena and to the heart of the mystery of what really happened that summer in Ischia."

3. Witness by Cath Staincliffe
Rated 5 stars average from 11 customer reviews
Synopsis: "

Four bystanders in the wrong place at the wrong time. Witnesses to the shocking shooting of a teenage boy. A moment that changes their lives forever. Fiona, a midwife, is plagued by panic attacks and unable to work. Has she the strength to testify?
Mike, a delivery driver and family man, faces an impossible decision when his frightened wife forces him to choose – us or the court case.
Cheryl, a single-mother, doesn’t want her child to grow up in the same climate of fear. Dare she speak out and risk her own life?
Zak, a homeless man, offers to talk in exchange for witness protection and the chance of a new start.

Ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. Will the witnesses stand firm or be prevented from giving evidence? How will they cope with the emotional trauma of reliving the murder under pitiless cross-examination? A compassionate, suspenseful and illuminating story exploring the real human cost of bearing witness."

I hope you enjoyed that, we'll be back next time with more great kindle deals, including very soon with a special interview we've got lined up.

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