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Old 09-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Per the new affiliate linking rules, this will be the thread I used to post free or bargain books at places where I have an affiliate relationship. These stores (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, mostly) pay the affiliate a small percentage of any sale for referrals (at no charge to the customer).

Since we are now allowed only a single thread, there will be free and bargain books and all formats in this one thread (sorry guys).

I'll start the thread off with the free books at Amazon that I posted earlier (and which I'll try to get removed from the other threads, lest they violate the new rules).

These are all Vook Classics editions:
  1. Classic Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Even More Classic Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  8. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. The Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman
  11. Even More Poems by Walt Whitman
  12. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  13. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  14. Picturesque California by John Muir
  15. My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
  16. Our National Parks by John Muir
  17. Stickeen by John Muir
  18. Edward Henry Harriman by John Muir
  19. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  21. Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) by J.M. Barrie
  22. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  23. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  24. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  25. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  26. An Englishman's Travels In America by John Benwell
  27. Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  28. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Shadow Touch, a novella by Erin Kellison, is free for US and UK customers in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble. (Amazon UK)
Book Description
Magic

It is bleeding into our world, bringing with it banshees, wraiths, fae from the twisting forests of Twilight. But Elllie's problem is a very different kind of phenomenon. . .

Shadow

It ought to be attached to her; instead it has a life of its own. And her dark mirror image is a wild thing, willfully seducing the very man Ellie hoped could help.

Science

Cam has devoted his career to exploring the boundaries between this world and the Hereafter. But nothing could prepare him for the mischief and mayhem of a soul split in two.

Surrender

Who will give in first: the man struggling to unite two halves of one fascinating female; the shadow fighting for freedom to experience the thrill of every emotion; or the woman who is about to discover her own deepest desires?

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Here are a few bargain books at Amazon today:

The Fifth Woman ($1.99), the sixth in the Kurt Wallander Mystery series by Henning Mankell, is today's Kindle Deal of the Day.

In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird watcher, is impaled on sharpened bamboo poles in a ditch behind his secluded home, while the body of a missing florist is discovered strangled and tied to a tree. The only clues Wallander has to go on are a skull, a diary, and a photo of three men. What ensues is a case that will test Wallander's strength and patience, for in order to solve these murders he will need to uncover their elusive connection to the earlier unsolved murder in Africa of the fifth woman.

Daniel ($3.25), by Henning Mankell, is a stand-alone novel by the same author.

Henning Mankell is a worldwide phenomenon: his books have been translated into forty languages with more than 35 million copies in print, and both his critical acclaim and fan base only continue to grow. His new novel Daniel is an elegiac, unexpected story that only he could have told.

In the 1870s, Hans Bengler arrives in Cape Town from Småland, Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan, a boy he christens Daniel and brings with him back to Sweden—a quite different specimen than he first contemplated. Daniel is told to call Bengler "Father," taught to knock on doors and bow, and continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that surrounds and seemingly entraps him. At the same time, he is haunted by visions of his murdered parents calling him home to Africa. Knowing that the only way home is by sea, he decides he must learn to walk on water if he is ever to reclaim his true place in the world.

Evocative and sometimes brutal, the novel takes Daniel through a series of tragedies and betrayals that culminate in a shocking act. Mankell tells this indelible story with a ruthless elegance all his own.


Into The Dark Lands ($0.89), Children of the Blood ($2.69), Lady of Mercy ($0.89) and Chains of Darkness, Chains of Light ($2.69), by Michelle Sagara West, make up her Sundered series, originally published under Michelle Sagara (her legal name) and reprinted by small press BenBella books. Her upcoming Cast in Ruin, published by Luna, is a pre-order that is available on the current KSO offer for a $1 Romance book.

Into The Dark Lands
War has its cost, and the Servants of the Bright Heart and the Servants of the Dark Heart have been locked in a struggle that has defined life—and death—for millennia. But the end is coming, and only the Lady who has served the Bright Heart for the whole of her immortal life has seen it, in a vision that spans time and demands the highest of prices.

Erin is a healer, and against the nature of her birthright she has learned to wield a sword and use it to bring death to the enemies of her people. Scarred by the losses that war always demands, she is the chosen champion of Light and the enemy of darkness.

But no magical sword or simple quest awaits Erin. Her journey and her doom lie in the Dark Heart’s stronghold, and in the hands of her people’s greatest enemy.


Children of the Blood
Continuing the struggle she began in Into the Dark Lands, Erin—newly dubbed Sara—is forcefully put to sleep for 300 years while her Lord finishes overtaking his enemies—and Sara's kinsmen.

After conquering and slaughtering the last of the Bright Heart lines, he awakens an amnesia-ridden Sara and assigns one of his slaves, a fellow "child of the blood," to comfort her. As Sara's memory slowly returns and her rage intensifies, the Servants of the Dark Heart and the Dark Heart itself become increasingly dangerous to both her and her caretaker.


Lady of Mercy
The heroine continues her struggle against the forces of evil. The harrowing tale of Erin Elliath, warrior and healer, continues in this episode of the battle between good and evil. When Erin rejects her position as Lady Sara, wife to the First Servant of the Dark Heart, she escapes from her husband's lands with the help of Darin, the Patriarch of Culverne and the last of his line. After combining forces with the deposed prince of Marantine and a mysterious old man - who has magic skills that neither Erin or Darin can identify - the foursome hatch a plan to wrestle control of the usurped kingdom of Marantine away from the priests of the Dark Heart. Meanwhile, Erin continues to struggle with her part in the betrayal of her people, the deaths of her most beloved friends, as well as her feelings for the man who doomed them for her sake.

Chains of Darkness, Chains of Light
Erin of Elliath returns in this conclusion to the epic saga begun in the first three books in the Sundered series. Erin, formerly Lady Sara and now the legendary Lady of Mercy to the slaves of the Dark Empire, has just helped Renar, the rightful heir to the throne of Marantine, reclaim his kingship from an usurper. With the power of the Bright Heart waning under growing shadows of the Dark Heart, Erin and her friends must once again journey back into the Dark Empire, where High Priests battle for supremacy and the First of the Sundered, Lord Stefanos, awaits the return of his Lady Sara. In this final volume, the old ways of the Light Heart and the Dark Heart will be changed forever.

Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood ($1.95), by Margaret Campbell Barnes

In this compelling novel of love, loyalty, and lost chances, Margaret Campbell Barnes gives readers a new perspective on Richard the Lionheart's triumphs and tragedies. Drawing on folklore, Barnes explores what might have happened if King Richard's foster brother were none other than Robin Hood, a legendary figure more vibrant than most in authentic history. Thick as thieves as Richard builds a kingdom and marshals a crusade, the two clash when Robin Hood so provokes the king's white hot temper that Richard banishes him. The Passionate Brood is a tale of a man driven to win back the Holy Land, beset by the guilt of casting out his childhood friend, and shouldering the burden of being the lionhearted leader of the Plantagenets.

Consequential Strangers: The Power of People Who Don't Seem to Matter. . . But Really Do ($1.17), by Melinda Blau and Karen L. Fingerman

Our barista, our mechanic, our coworker—they populate our days, but we often take them for granted. Yet these are the people who bring novelty and information into our lives, allow us to exercise different parts of ourselves, and open us up to new opportunities. In their unprecedented examination of people on the periphery, psychologist Karen Fingerman, who coined the term “consequential strangers,” collaborates with journalist Melinda Blau to expand on and make her own groundbreaking research come alive. Drawing as well from Blau’s more than two hundred interviews with specialists in psychology, sociology, marketing, and communication, the book presents compelling stories of individuals and institutions, past and present. A rich portrait of our social landscape—on and off the Internet—it presents the science of casual connection and chronicles the surprising impact that consequential strangers have on business, creativity, the work environment, our physical and mental health, and the strength of our communities.

Wonderfultales from the Land of the Seven Kingdoms ($1.67), by George W. Van Sise

The entire world loves folk tales, fairy tales and the stories handed down from earlier generations. Now delight in twenty tales you have never read before. Fateful decisions, evil promises, dangerous secrets, and daring rescues, along with brave girls and boys, await you when you step into The Land of the Seven Kingdoms.

Guided by your storyteller host, Mijel the Tellara, you can journey, or Travelon as we call it in Merrinwold, into The Land of the Seven Kingdoms anywhere, anytime! You will experience wondrous transformations, evil creatures, and binding friendships; there is lasting love, frightful dangers, and more.

Wonderfultales from the Land of the Seven Kingdoms, like classic tales from the past continues the telling of stories of wonder and amazement, and is certain to be the new standard in classic entertainment for all ages.

Brush Country: Two Texas Novels ($6.99), by Elmer Kelton, gets you both Barbed Wire ($5.99 paperback; no Kindle edition) and Llano River ($5.99 Kindle), in one volume.

To Elmer Kelton, the brush country of southwest Texas is home. Nobody knows Texas's history, people, beauty, and dangers as well as this greatest of Western writers.

Barbed Wire, the first novel in this omnibus, is the story of one-time cowboy Doug Monahan, who runs a fencing crew outside the town of Twin Wells. Monahan, a likeable, hard-working Irishman, and his workers dig post-holes and string red painted barb wire for ranchers as protection against wandering stock, rustlers, and land hungry cattle barons.

Their fencing operation is opposed by Captain Andrew Rinehart, a former Confederate officer and an old-school open range cowman of the huge R Cross spread. With his brutal foreman, Archer Spann--who does the violent work of chasing squatters off the range--Rinehart wages a barb wire war against Doug Monahan.

A second colorful tale of the brush country is Llano River. Dundee, a onetime cowboy, one of Monahan's fencing crew in Barbed Wire, wanders into the town of Titusville, broke, tired, and itching for a fight. Town patriarch John Titus hires Dundee to find out who is rustling his cattle, but he already has a culprit in mind--Blue Roan Hardesty. Once a friend, now a sworn enemy of the powerful Titus clan, Hardesty is Titus's choice for villain--but Dundee is determined to find out the truth, even if it costs him his job.

Mail-Order Marriage & Husband by Inheritance: Mail-Order Marriage\Husband by Inheritance ($2.28), by Cara Colter and Margaret Way, is a double novel from Harlequin.

Mail-Order Marriage by Margaret Way
After backbreaking years spent building up his Outback cattle station, Matthew Carlyle was ready for family life. With little time for courting, he'd advertised in the paper, and one reply in particular stood out. Why was the beautiful Cassie Sterling, of all people, applying to become his wife? He knew her privileged background and, although he believed her claim to want the same things he did, he couldn't imagine her adapting to isolated Outback life. Besides, Cassie deserved the best and he was a man with a scandal in his past. But then, Cassie was hiding a secret of her own.…

Husband by Inheritance by Cara Colter
Due to a mysterious bequest, Abby Blakely had just inherited her dream house—complete with a cranky ex-cop her little girl had decided would make a perfect daddy! Dare she dream that they could be a family? Shane McCall had had dreams of a family once, too. But he knew those kinds of fantasies led only to pain and he'd long ago locked away his heart. Could Abby and her adorable toddler hold the key?


Michael Harvey's 2-Book Bundle: The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor ($7.99), gets you the first two books in his Michael Kelly series at the same cost as either standalone, along with an excerpt for We All Fall Down, which came out this summer.

The Chicago Way
Private detective Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner to solve an eight-year old rape and battery case long gone cold. But when the partner turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, a forensic DNA expert; and an old ally from the DA's office. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.

The Fifth Floor
Private detective Michael Kelly returns in a lightning-paced, intricately woven mystery. When Kelly is hired by an old girlfriend to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple.

The trail leads to a dead body in an abandoned house on Chicago's North Side and then to places Kelly would rather not go: specifically, City Hall's fabled fifth floor, where the mayor is feeling the heat. Kelly becomes embroiled in a scam that stretches from current politics back to the night Chicago burned to the ground. Along the way, he finds himself framed for murder, before finally facing a killer bent on rewriting history.

The Heart's Voice and A Family to Share: The Heart's Voice\A Family to Share ($1.74), by Arlene James, is another double volume from Harlequin, this time under the imprint of Steeple Hill Love (which focuses on "Christian romance").

The Heart's Voice
When Dan Holden lost his hearing, he also lost all hope. Now Becca Kinder needs help fixing her ramshackle house. And as the petite widow and her children work their way into his heart, faith can show them the way to an unexpected future—together.

A Family to Share
Kendal Oakes would do anything for his daughter, Larissa. He'll even propose a marriage of convenience to single mom Connie Wheeler. But little Larissa isn't the only one drawn to Connie's nurturing ways. A real union is in reach—if they can forgive their imperfect pasts.

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School ($1.49), by John Medina, is today's Kindle Deal of the Day. This is one of the first books I purchased for Kindle and it's been updated since then (unfortunately for me, the ASIN changed, so I only have access to the older edition). One major change is that instead of referring to a non-existent DVD in the Kindle edition, it now has a link to the DVD online (which I found in the online sample), so those who get the ebook now have access to all the same material (mostly some movie clips).

In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes.

A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural ($3.19), by Peter L. Berger

Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society

Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity.

Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.

Stop Wondering If You'll Ever Meet Him ($0.89), by Ryan Browning Cassaday, is one of three titles discounted by Inspirational publisher Hay House.

Dating and relationship experts Ryan Browning Cassaday and Jessica Cassaday, Ph.D., have their fingers on the pulse of what has become a cultural epidemic: Women just like you feel anxious, frustrated, and disappointed by the dating process. But they do more than provide gimmicky solutions while telling you what’s wrong with your dating life; they teach you how to date by giving you a system that works. How do you know it works? As friends and longtime business partners, Ryan and Jessica were dating other people when they began writing this book. However, during the time they were working on this project, they began dating each other. They followed their own system and fell more and more in love. After a year of dating, they were married in Ireland. WHETHER YOU’RE SINGLE OR IN A RELATIONSHIP, ELIMINATE DATING ANXIETY ONCE AND FOR ALL AND CREATE THE LOVE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED!

The Guru of Golf ($0.89), by Thomas Moore

While to some chasing a small white ball across a vast field of grass may seem pointless, the game of golf has, for centuries, drawn everyone from the poor working class to the upper crust of society. There is something enchanting about the experience of golf that sets it apart from other sports. In this collection of 18 short stories, The Guru of Golf celebrates perhaps one of the most widely popular of athletic pursuits. Thomas Moore shows us how golf can be a perfect metaphor for life itself—endlessly mysterious, joyful, and captivating, yet at times unbearable. From the tee to the green, he intertwines modern and classical tales that illustrate the challenges players face—on and off the course. A game rife with strict rules on etiquette and both physically and mentally taxing, golf tests the body, mind, and spirit. Humorous and insightful, The Guru of Golf captures the range of emotions associated with its players’ ardent determination; searches for meaning behind quiet, solitary moments; and reveals the struggles that try our patience, as well as the victories that make the game—and life—worthwhile.

The Gift of Peace ($0.89), by Ben Stein

In ancient Hebrew prayers, the highest wish that any worshiper can offer to another is that the Almighty will give the worshiper “the greatest of all gifts—the gift of peace.” Ben Stein’s latest book, The Gift of Peace, comprises more than 500 lessons about how to live life in a state of peace. Drawing from wisdom learned in 12-step meetings and from his own meditations, Stein reveals the guideposts that have taken him (over the last 16 years) to a life incomparably more serene and uncomplicated than it once was. The lessons in The Gift of Peace are about surrender to God, turning envy around, realizing one’s own unimportance in the universe, and achieving humility through actions as well as thoughts. Think of this book as a lifetime supply of non-addictive, no-side-effect tranquilizers and antidepressants and you have it just about right. Thorough, repeated readings of these homilies, especially upon waking and at bedtime, offer genuine calm and peace.

Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole ($3.82), by Wong Herbert Yee

Mouse and Mole are very excited. Minkus the Magnificent is in town—ONE SHOW ONLY!—and they can’t wait to sit in the front row and see his tricks. After the abracadabras happen, though, something goes a bit wrong—and Mole is very disappointed to discover that magic is sometimes not exactly what it seems. How will Mouse help her friend realize that there is magic happening right in front of their very eyes? Wong Herbert Yee gives readers another grand adventure with two best friends, Mouse and Mole, who, despite their different outlooks on life, manage to show each other that friendship itself is a magical event!

To Cut a Long Story Short ($0.99), a collection of short stories by Jeffrey Archer, is finally under a dollar at Amazon (I bought it at Kobo, as I was afraid it would go back up in price).

From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of fourteen riveting tales of elaborate confidence tricks, political chicanery, immoral behavior, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that have become the Jeffrey Archer hallmark.

Here are all new stories that will engross and astonish, peopled with a rich assortment of truly memorable characters: the intoxicating woman who appears to her lover only once every six years; the British diplomat who employs his rather creative -- if not entirely ethical -- financial talents for a greater good; the millionaire who declares himself bankrupt to test the love and loyalties of those closest to him.

This is Jeffrey Archer at the top of his form, as he offers us unique fables of our time and civilization, each one shining a harsh yet hypnotic light on that fascinating, complex being called "human."

Gilgamesh ($2.85), by Joan London

Gilgamesh is a rich, spare, and evocative novel of encounters and escapes, of friendship and love, of loss and acceptance, a debut that marks the emergence of a world-class talent. It is 1937. The modern world, they say, is waiting to erupt. On a tiny farm in far southwestern Australia, seventeen-year-old Edith lives with her mother and sister, Frances. One afternoon two men, her English cousin Leopold and his Armenian friend Aram, arrive -- taking the long way home from an archaeological dig in Iraq. Edith is captivated by the tales they tell of strange peoples, magical journeys, and a world far beyond the narrow horizon of her small town of Nunderup. One such story is the epic of Gilgamesh, the ancient Mesopotamian king who adventured throughout the world with his friend the wild man Enkidu, in search of the secret of eternal life. Two years later, in 1939, Edith and her young son, Jim, set off on a journey of their own, to Soviet Armenia, where they are trapped by the outbreak of war. A novel of stunning accomplishment, Gilgamesh examines what happens when we strike out into the world, and how, like the wandering king, we find our way home.

To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine ($1.94), by Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich’s New York Times bestseller, To Save America, is now in paperback! Featuring a new chapter and completely updated throughout, To Save America will offer the first critical analysis of the 2010 elections and will reveal what Republicans must do to get the country back on track. “History is repeating itself,” says Newt. “Republicans took back the House, just like we did in 1994.” Candidly discussing what Republicans did right—and wrong—last time they took back power, To Save America will explain how we can avoid past mistakes and roll back the Obama administration’s secular-socialist machine. “The Left is actively working to demolish our core values and beliefs and replace them with their own," declares Gingrich. “How? Through a secular-socialist machine—a corrupt bureaucracy which uses manipulation and dishonesty to steamroll the will of the people and destroy our great nation.” In the new paperback edition of To Save America, Gingrich offers concrete strategies for dismantling this machine and replacing it with policies that work. And now that Republicans have regained the House, we have an opportunity we cannot afford to squander.

Rock Bottom ($3.07), by Erin Brockovich (w/ CJ Lyons)

From New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich comes Rock Bottom, a debut thriller and first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.

Ten years ago, a pregnant seventeen-year-old, Angela Joy Palladino, fled her hometown, Scotia, West Virginia, as a pariah. Over time, AJ succeeded in establishing herself as an environmental activist, dubbed “The People’s Champion,” only to be forced to retreat from the spotlight in the wake of a crushing media disaster.

When AJ is offered a job with a lawyer who is crusading against mountaintop removal mining, she is torn. As a single mother of a special needs nine-year-old boy, AJ can use any work she can get. But doing so will mean returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace so long ago.

Upon arriving in Scotia, AJ learns of the sudden death of the lawyer who hired her. Soon after joining forces with his daughter, Elizabeth, threats begin to surface, bodies begin to pile up, and AJ discovers that her own secrets aren’t the only ones her mountain hometown has kept buried. Hitting rock bottom, AJ must face the betrayal of those once closest to her and confront the harrowing past she thought she had left behind.

In Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich combines passionate intensity, first-rate storytelling, and her real life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker ($2.99), by Leanna Renee Hieber, is discounted again.

What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death…
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #7
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This last group is amazon only. I do try to check the other sites and include the links when I find them (but, today I've been goofing off here, instead, so didn't check each one at the other stores).

I did see a comment in the other thread, that it's as easy as clicking forward on an email to put together these posts -- I wish! I used to check all the stores, but kobo is super slow since borders went under (at least, it is on firefox) and each one at B&N can take an extra minute to do the search, find the page, add a link, etc, so when I am short of time, I just skip them. Someone else said you might get a dollar a day doing this and that is, actually, much too high an estimate for most of the other stores (B&N might yield 50 cents on a good day, for example).
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Some recent price drops by HarperCollins (likely same price at other stores or will be soon):

The Strain by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro ($1.99)
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry ($2.99)
The Haunting Hour by R. L. Stine ($1.99)
Nightmare Hour by R. I. Stine ($1.99)
The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel ($2.99)
The Pilgrimage by Paul Coelho ($1.99)
Veronika Decides to Die by Paul Coelho ($1.99)
Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho ($2.99)
The Blessings of the Animals: A Novel (P.S.) by Katrina Brittle ($2.99)
Very Valentine: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani ($2.99)
In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke ($2.99)
The Weight of Heaven: A Novel (P.S.) by Thrity Umrigar ($2.99)
Husband and Wife: A Novel by Leah Stewart ($2.99)(discounted during a previous sale)
The Summer We Fell Apart: A Novel by Robin Antalek ($2.99)
The Life You've Imagined: A Novel (Zielinski) by Kristina Riggle ($2.99)
Commuters: A Novel (P.S.) by Emily Gray Tedrowe ($2.99)
Light of Day (P.S.) by Jamie M. Saul ($2.99)

The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel ($2.99) 

Originally HarperCollins in paper, appears to be be self-published ebook:
Stigma by Philip Hawley Jr. ($2.99)

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This last group is amazon only. I do try to check the other sites and include the links when I find them (but, today I've been goofing off here, instead, so didn't check each one at the other stores).
Since I don't have a Kindle, I generally don't bother getting books from Amazon, but I'm interested in links from your other sources. Thanks for clarifying!
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I did see a comment in the other thread, that it's as easy as clicking forward on an email to put together these posts -- I wish!
Eh, I was just going by personal experience which says that it tends to take roughly 2 minutes per title max for me to post a new thread for a newly found freebie, including checking MR to see if it's been previously posted and all 4 major stores to see if it's available there*, and then copy-pasting the title, author, and description into a template I keep in Stickies and editing for the relevant store links. A couple minutes more if I add commentary on top of that.

I don't think that copy-pasting an additional ?tag=heymaybeiget4centsonthedollarifimlucky-20† to the end of every Amazon clicky link would have taken more than another dozen seconds on top of the regular workflow, if that. Of course, if you have to run things through some special linkifier to get an affiliate URL and you do a bunch of titles in a row, it'll add up and eat into your free time.

And the limiting reagent in the bargain books equation has always been the worthiness of the selection, and I appreciate that many posters take the time to look for genuine discounted-from-a-much-higher-full-price titles which readers will actually be interested in.

But for just putting a buy-link for a pre-selected low-cost e-book in a new post, I don't think it's that much of a stretch to consider it to take roughly the same few minutes that it would for me to copy-paste a message to all my "friends", informing them that due to recent election upheaval and changes in the way that the income trust fund upon which my agèd grandparents rely will be taxed by our untrustworthy new government, I am hereby requesting that my generous neighbours to the south please consider helping my respected elders preserve the support of their old age by assisting them to create off-shore tax shelter accounts from which the commonwealthy sum of 1 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS which represents part of the interest on the percentage saved will be transferred into their own accounts‡ as a signal token of the gratitude of my agèd grandparents for helping my respected elders to preserve the support of their old age.

* Multiple browser tabs are my friend.

† Not an actual affiliate tag. Though if I were to go that route and start posting links with them, that would probably be it, just so we have full disclosure of financial interest.

‡ For all of maybe 48 hours before the EFT hold clears and my agèd grandparents clean out your own account like a Roomba on a rampage, that is.
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Eh, I was just going by personal experience which says that it tends to take roughly 2 minutes per title max for me to post a new thread for a newly found freebie, including checking MR to see if it's been previously posted and all 4 major stores to see if it's available there*, and then copy-pasting the title, author, and description into a template I keep in Stickies and editing for the relevant store links. A couple minutes more if I add commentary on top of that.
Multiply times several books, then add in those linkifiers for most sites (15 seconds for amazon, depending on how fast you type or can cut/paste and assuming you didn't use the tag heymaybeiget4centsonthedollarifimlucky-20, since long tags often lead to typos, which means no credit...

Then, if you have a blog, add another layer of time to post here - cut/paste, redo all the links (since this forum, like most, uses BBC code and not HTML, so it doesn't transfer over quickly).

Of course, if you find one book now and then and post here .... it isn't a lot of time. I know how many arcdata posts and know how much time is involved (and why others are the ones that post links to other stores, for many of his/her threads in the past; you'll never make minimum wage posting links to B&N and any place that uses GAN for aff tags aren't worth bothering with, as you have to wait some random amount of time (5-30 minutes, on average) after creating a tag before it is active -- sort of like bit.ly, but with a random delay before the tags work.

In the meantime, feel free to contribute 4 cents to my retirement plan (and my grandparents won't even have to borrow from your bank account, to help me out).
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You assume there is money in my bank account...!
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You assume there is money in my bank account...!
What, there isn't? Aren't your grandparents sharing their ill-gotten gains with you?

If not, just threaten to send them to a home (and get a financial power of attorney to their fortune). After all, no judge would believe that they are paying for their cruises using a bank account scam.....

We had one poor soul show up on the amazon forums this month that had paid almost $9K to someone to build them a webmall, train them, coach, etc... of which they had made essentially nothing. These aren't true pyramid schemes, but just outright cons, very carefully worded to ensure that you cannot get your money back on fraud allegations with your credit card (and with a "after 30 day money back" guarantee to ensure you don't stop the payment until they have firm control of it).

Night all, I need to get some sleep.
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