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I like when this happens (which isn't often), an author offers their entire catalog of kindle books for free on amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entit ... B079M74VTF

They write cookbooks and all 44 of them are free today so I scarfed them up (the kindle versions, of course). I have no idea how long this promotional price will last.

At an average of 80 or 90 pages each (no I didn't look at them all), that's more than 3000 pages of recipes. The paperback versions list for seven dollars each.

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I know nothing about these authors and having read none of the books, I cannot comment on their content, other than it appears they are self published.

I found them accidentally when doing a keyword search for "green". Go figure.

Anyway, I'm now that much closer to my goal of one million free kindle books.

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Harry Leslie Smith's two books are currently free.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:01 am Harry Leslie Smith's two books are currently free.
Thanks. I just now snagged these two for free:

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In today's batch of free kindle books, was this one, which may (or not) be noteworthy:

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Of the 647 free kindle books I got today, this one caught my eye:

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Three more free kindle books that were mockworthy:

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Here's something I think you'll be interested in:

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Another free kindle book worthy of note:

Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
(c) 2019, hardcover list price $128.00

:WooHoo:

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Among today's haul of free kindle books is something I haven't seen before, two versions of the same science fiction book,

for young adults:
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JGRNRJC/


for adults:
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JDQ4Q8V/


The one I got free today is the adult version. The author is now on my watch list, and if the YA version becomes free some day, then perhaps I might be interested in merging the two books to see what the differences are. Or maybe not. I have a soft spot for science fiction, so I might actually read it, in addition to using it for my computer science research. Also, it's book one of a trilogy and the other two aren't yet on amazon, so who knows how long before I get all six. Which is fine, since I predict it will take another three years (or maybe more) to reach my ultimate goal of collecting a million free kindle books with an amazon email invoice for each and every one of them.
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I wonder what exactly is the difference between the two.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:38 pm I wonder what exactly is the difference between the two.
I'm guessing exactly the same, but pitched to different notional genres.
My guess is that they started as the same book but were edited differently to emphasize different things. But I am not willing to read the same book twice to find out.
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Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:45 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:38 pm I wonder what exactly is the difference between the two.
I'm guessing exactly the same, but pitched to different notional genres.
My guess is that they started as the same book but were edited differently to emphasize different things. But I am not willing to read the same book twice to find out.
If I get the YA version for free (it's on my watch list), perhaps I will be able to answer that question with some specific examples.

I too don't want to read the book twice, which is why I would merge them with annotations for the differences. Easy to do automatically with modern word processors.
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Also new this week, a new genre of kindle book? Or a scam?

Perhaps this discussion deserves it own thread?

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In yesterady's haul of free kindles books was a "noteworthy" piece of garbage:

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Well, I assume it's garbage, since I haven't actually read it. I am, obviously, judging the book by its cover.
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In yesterday's haul of free kindle books, I got an entire science fiction series of nine books:

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The entire nine book series is still free as I write this, so get 'em while you can:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079C6GVP5

I haven't read any of them (yet), so I can't comment.

If they aren't any good, you can of course always ask for your money back.

You might be asking, why would an author offer this kind of promotional giveaway? One common answer is that it boosts the sales ranking on Amazon. Seriously. When you see the sales ranking for a kindle book on Amazon, you have no idea how many of those were free promotional "sales". I am tempted to infer that such a tactic works, else the authors would not keep doing it.
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What would be really cool is if Amazon would simply have a single button that says "buy all the kindle books that are free today". Or even better, a button that says "send me all the free ones from now until I say stop". Instead, I have to go find them myself, the old fashioned way.

Well, I get a little help from websites like this: https://ohfb.com/
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xouper wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:50 pm What would be really cool is if Amazon would simply have a single button that says "buy all the kindle books that are free today". Or even better, a button that says "send me all the free ones from now until I say stop".
Sod that. My kindle would be loaded with adolescent shite about vampires, shape shifters and insecure women fucking billionaires.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:32 am
xouper wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:50 pm What would be really cool is if Amazon would simply have a single button that says "buy all the kindle books that are free today". Or even better, a button that says "send me all the free ones from now until I say stop".
Sod that. My kindle would be loaded with adolescent shite about vampires, shape shifters and insecure women fucking billionaires.
Then that button would not be useful to you, obviously. Even better, no one is making you click such a button, even if it existed.

Everyone gets to choose their own hobby.

To confirm your worst fears, yes, my collection includes shite from all manner of genres, including the ones you mentioned, and worse. I have plenty of room on my hard drive, so that's not an issue for me.

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You'd be a big hit at parties.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:05 am You'd be a big hit at parties.
At least those people make some effort to pretend to be interested in my hobby (of collecting free kindle books) instead of making smart ass remarks.
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You come across any free girl-on-girl grotters?
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In yesterday's haul of free kindle books, was this one:

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How to Make a Decision
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079L5MXRY/

I'm having trouble deciding if I should read it.
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In yesterday's haul of free kindle books was this curious item:

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Here's the full title as listed on Amazon:

Horton Hears a Who !: Read the full version of Horton's story, by the famous Dr. Seuss
author: DR. SUSS
publisher: N/A
#1 New Release in Children's Elephant Books

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R7WMYNR/

And no I'm not making that up.

Apart from the obvious, I didn't know Amazon had a category called "Children's Elephant Books". :shock:

I looked inside that ebook and it appears to be a poor quality scan of the original. Not surprisingly, the copyright page is missing.

I'm guessing that book won't be there long. But it's still free as I write this, so get it while you can.

More importantly, it still counts towards my goal of collecting a million. Over the years I have gotten many hundreds of free kindle books that are no longer available on amazon. Go figure.
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DR SUSS?


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I would have grabbed it if it was legit.
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In yesterday's haul of free kindle books from amazon was this "gem":

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08S26XVQW/

So of course I had to read it, right?

I mean, what's the point of reverse psychology if you don't fall for it?

I didn't actually read all 71 pages. Seemed like a waste of time.

If I am to be charitable, perhaps the book was intended to be some kind of humor. I assume the author had fun writing it, else why bother. And hey, who knows, maybe there is someone out there who might like this kind of avant garde literary "art".

Free yesterday. Today: 99 cents. Buyer beware.

One of the unexpected "joys" of my hobby is seeing goofy shit like this on occasion. Apparently I am easily amused.