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Ebook freebies and deals 2012

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Post by Misfit » Thu January 12th, 2012, 11:36 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Today's Kindle Daily Deal is His Last Duchess by Gabrielle Kimm - $0.99 for today only!

I almost bought this in the past but I didn't love the sample... however, for only $0.99, it might be worth it.[/quote]

You beat me to it. Although since the library has it I'll pass. I've heard mixed opinions from my friends at Goodreads.
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Post by Carine » Thu January 12th, 2012, 2:27 pm

For the people that are on facebook : there is a page "New free books for kindle" that posts a list very regularly.

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Post by scubachick420 » Sun January 15th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Free today on the Kindle - "The Companion of Lady Holmeshire" by Debra Brown

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Post by Mythica » Tue January 17th, 2012, 11:16 am

The Kindle Daily Deal today is a WWII memoir which inspired the movie "The Way Back": The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom: Movie Tie-In - $0.99 for today only.

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Post by Misfit » Tue January 17th, 2012, 12:21 pm

For fans of Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series, one called Ivy and Intrigue is free on Kindle today.
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Post by scubachick420 » Thu January 19th, 2012, 9:47 pm

Free on the Kindle:

Tempest at Dawn by James D. Best

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Post by Mythica » Fri January 20th, 2012, 9:43 am

Kindle Freebie:

On Falcon's Wings

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Post by Misfit » Sat January 21st, 2012, 1:24 pm

Anyone heard of Kindle Direct Publishing and the KDP Select Program? I found one mention here, and I think that might explain why there are so many freebies popping up.

I did pick up for free today The Sometime Brideby Blair Bancroft and Six of Oneby JoAnn Spears (which seems to be a time slip/alternate history kind of thing.
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Post by fljustice » Sat January 21st, 2012, 2:56 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Anyone heard of Kindle Direct Publishing and the KDP Select Program? I found one mention here, and I think that might explain why there are so many freebies popping up.[/quote]

KDP solicited all the Kindle authors for this program. The hitch is Kindle exclusivity for three month with an automatic renewal unless the author opts out. That means the author has to take the ebook out of circulation on all other platforms (Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc.) for three months and remember to opt out if they don't get enough revenue from their share of the kitty to make up the losses from the other markets. Lots of discussion on author sites about this program. Some believe it's another Amazon 800-pound gorilla move. Kindle Select is a fee-based program and they're rounding up "exclusive" content for the members. It's probably not worth it for established books, but some see it as a good "promotional" move for new books...if they remember to opt out and broaden the market. Afterall, Kindle isn't the only ereader out there.
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