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Old 10-21-2010, 10:44 PM   #16
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Many of the Smashwords freebies are back to free in the Kindle store, but only for those in Australia:
Ransom X (Legacy Series) by I. B. Holder
DEAD(ish) by Naomi Kramer
A Man of Few Words by Katherine Woodbury
Journey to Lhasa in Tibet (Silk Road Travel Series) by Brian Lawrenson
Fire Dance by Delle Jacobs
The Mudlark by Delle Jacobs
First Light Chronicles Omnibus (Spinward Fringe) by Randolph Lalonde
The Unsuspecting Mage (The Morcyth Saga Book One) by Brian S. Pratt
Sleeping Giant by Matt Kuntz
The Blood That Bonds by Christopher Buecheler
Shatter (The Children of Man) by Elizabeth C. Mock
Rogue Hunter: Gaia #1: Into the Abyss by Kevis Hendrickson (I have this one; also recommended)
Journey in the Great Depression by John Lifflander
Arousing Love by M. H. Strom
Haven by Justin Kemppainen
Mauled by Darren G. Burton
Syria and Jordan Adventures (Silk Road Travel Series) by Brian Lawrenson
Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I by Tracy Falbe
The Demon Queen and The Locksmith by Spencer Baum
Call of the Herald (The Dawning of Power) by Brian Rathbone
Monster in the Mirror - With Bonus Short Story by MJA Ware
When Do I See God? by Jeff Inlo
Lord of the Trash by Sarah MacManus (cute cover!)
Anti-requiem: New Orleans Stories by Louis Maistros
Surviving the Fog by Stan Morris
DEAR JOAN (Optimized For Wireless Readers) by Francine Saint Marie
Out From Edom: Book I of the Irredente Chronicles by J. Patrick Sutton
The Death Trip by Marion Stein (great cover)
The Path of Dreams by Eugene Woodbury
For Sale in Palm Springs (Henry Wright Mystery #1) by Albert Simon
Letters To My Mother by Rebecca Heath
Boob Tube by Mark Coker & Lesleyann Coker (written by soap opera insiders)
Woman of Sin by Debra Diaz
A Very Hairy Adventure - A Kaynos History Tale (Kaynos History Tales) by Tracey Alley (short)

This one is new, was not in the previous list:
The I Love Lukla Club (Silk Road Travel Series) by Brian Lawrenson
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:06 AM   #17
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I don't understand... Amazon has tons of books why does it need Smashword books?
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #18
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Amazon and Smashwords have reached a tentative agreement to allow Smashwords in as a publisher; so far, none of the Smashwords books are actually in the Kindle store (no doubt due to their massive free pricing and the poor quality of the mobi conversions from DOC), but that is just speculation on my part).

However, the authors on DTP all have contracts with Amazon (B&N does the same, so this isn't a huge issue) that they can't list the books at lower prices in other stores; if they do, Amazon can discount to the lowest price found (and not pay the author/publisher, since it was the author/publisher who listed it at the lower price in violation of the contract). Speculation is that this is somewhat in play here; or, it could be that Amazon picked random books to drop to zero pricing (since, they didn't pick every book listed as free elsewhere). Some people (really!) only buy their books via Amazon, so this lets them take advantage of the free prices. The authors benefit by the huge boost in sales (one guy is asking $9.99 for his book, the max to get the 70% royalties and I suspect had practically no sales until this started; then his book took off like a shot at Amazon and people were tracking it down at Smashwords and elsewhere to get it free after the first promotional period, solely, I suspect due to the perception of saving $10).

In any case, just 'cause "Amazon has tons of books" doesn't mean they can't use a ton more. Especially if Smashwords fixes their conversion issues and becomes a means for midlist authors to promote their backlist. Sadly, it'll mean wading thru the genre lists will be even more tedious (although at least if Smashwords gets listed as publisher, we'll be able to search or exclude them in searches, unlike the DTP authors).
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:34 PM   #19
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The free books Amazon added on October 22 for the Australian market have now been removed.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:09 PM   #20
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Yay!

Ok, perhaps not a cause for celebration, but they were cluttering up my searches (and not free any more here in the US).

Should be new free books soon, as the new month rolls in.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:19 AM   #21
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With the $2 surcharge removed, Amazon will have a huge edge over Smashwords... Unfortunately it's so much easier to buy from Amazon, when you have a kindle..
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