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Ebook freebies and deals 2012

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 1:09 am

[quote=""Susan""]Another one I just got for free thanks to you![/quote]

I try, but this is very much a team effort ;)
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Post by Susan » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 2:44 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I try, but this is very much a team effort ;) [/quote]

I see now that Mythica posted about Through a Glass Darkly, so thanks Mythica!!!
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Post by Vanessa » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 10:57 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I agree. And it appears that the Koen book isn't even available on Kindle on the UK site.[/quote]

Yes, that's strange, too!
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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 12:49 pm

Two freebies

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continued by Anna Elliott
The Pict by Jack Dixon

I've only been posted stuff that has more than about 20 reviews - there's loads more freebies to check out at http://www.ereaderiq.com (and UK store users can use http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk) but it would be too much to post them all. So I only pick out the ones which seem the most promising based on reviews.

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Post by rebecca » Sun June 3rd, 2012, 2:58 am

[quote=""Amanda""]It is really quite annoying! Australians have to buy from AmazonUS, but we can buy everything. Usually it shows up as not available for your address. But it can also appear as though there isn't a Kindle edition available at all. My husband switched his address on his account, and a few things I had looked for on my account, turned out to have Kindle editions after all. And some of the price differences are annoying too. Someone says it is available for $x, so you go and look at it and it is more than that. Or something that is free to those in the US is 3.99. I know it is not much....but it is annoying to know there is a difference, and for electronic delivery I dont think it is fair.[/quote]

That's what I found odd in that I bought my Kindle from Big W and have been able to download books from Amazon. com US(not in the U.K.)But this book 'the forger' is not available and I went to the Amazon US site. It is odd. :confused:

Another thing I find annoying is the 'price information unavailable' on some kindle books.

I actually phoned Amazon USA once and said 'it's not as if we live at the bottom of the world'...But then I chuckled :p :p We probably do! :D ...But it is still not the South Pole!

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Post by Mythica » Sun June 3rd, 2012, 7:45 am

[quote=""rebecca""]That's what I found odd in that I bought my Kindle from Big W and have been able to download books from Amazon. com US(not in the U.K.)But this book 'the forger' is not available and I went to the Amazon US site. It is odd. :confused: [/quote]

As I mentioned, the books and pricing available to you is determined by the Country Setting in your Kindle account management. So you may be using the US store but it knows you're in Australia and therefore sets the prices and availability accordingly.

Like I said, if you'd like to try it, you can temporarily change your country setting to US, grab the book, and then switch back. There have been successful reports of this.
Another thing I find annoying is the 'price information unavailable' on some kindle books.
This just means it's not available in your country - usually it will just not turn up in search results but sometimes when someone gives you a direct link to it, it comes up that way.
I actually phoned Amazon USA once and said 'it's not as if we live at the bottom of the world'...But then I chuckled :p :p We probably do! :D ...But it is still not the South Pole!
It's not really Amazon's fault - they can't force publishers to make their ebooks available in all countries, especially when US publishers don't necessarily own the rights to the book in other countries. It IS frustrating that you can order and import printed books overseas through Amazon but can't do the same with ebooks. I don't know why that's the case except maybe that ebook distribution is so much quicker and easier.

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Post by rebecca » Mon June 4th, 2012, 1:51 am

[quote=""Mythica""]As I mentioned, the books and pricing available to you is determined by the Country Setting in your Kindle account management. So you may be using the US store but it knows you're in Australia and therefore sets the prices and availability accordingly.

Like I said, if you'd like to try it, you can temporarily change your country setting to US, grab the book, and then switch back. There have been successful reports of this.



This just means it's not available in your country - usually it will just not turn up in search results but sometimes when someone gives you a direct link to it, it comes up that way.



It's not really Amazon's fault - they can't force publishers to make their ebooks available in all countries, especially when US publishers don't necessarily own the rights to the book in other countries. It IS frustrating that you can order and import printed books overseas through Amazon but can't do the same with ebooks. I don't know why that's the case except maybe that ebook distribution is so much quicker and easier.[/quote]

Well the 'forger' book is in paperback and relatively cheap at $6:00 so I will probably buy it from there in the U.S.. But thanks for your help.

Bec :)

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Post by Mythica » Wed June 6th, 2012, 8:29 am

A freebie for any pirate lovers out there: The Devil's Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel

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Post by rockygirl » Sat June 9th, 2012, 3:09 am

Anything for Nooks???

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Post by Mythica » Sat June 9th, 2012, 9:47 am

[quote=""rockygirl""]Anything for Nooks???[/quote]

I don't know of any third party website like http://www.ereaderiq.com that works with NookBooks. I thought B&N used to have a "free" section to browse through but they don't even seem to have that anymore. Sadly, Nook never seems to have as many promos as Kindle does and a lot of books on Kindle aren't even available as a NookBook :(

Like today's promos I was going to mention:

Freebie: Fiji: A Novel - it's only available in Paperback on B&N.
Bargain: The Cater Street Hangman (I really liked this one) - only $1.99 on Kindle. It's available on Nook but no price reduction, it's $9.99, sorry :(

I don't know why this is the case so often. But it's one of the main reasons I recommend Kindle over Nook - in my experience, they have a better store to buy from if you're looking for promos and indie books. B&N do seem to be beating Amazon to the punch with new technology added to their devices (the Nook Color was out before the Kindle Fire, the Nook Simple Touch was out before the Kindle Touch, and now they have a Nook with Glowlight and Kindle has no frontlit device) so they are raising the bar in that regard. But I still think their ebook store is inferior to Kindle's and for me, that is more important.

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