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Old 08-18-2010, 05:00 AM   #46
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Moominpappa at sea is only 30p on Amazon.co.uk

It looks nicely formatted. My 9 year old son likes the Moomin books, so this looks like a bargain to have on the Kindle to me.
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Quick question. Are Kindle UK books available to US customers? I.E. can I use these UK freebies on my Kindle (when it arrives)?
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Quick question. Are Kindle UK books available to US customers? I.E. can I use these UK freebies on my Kindle (when it arrives)?
Hi

As I understand it you can have a UK Amazon account and a US one at the same time (I certainly do). Some books are geo locked so if I try to download from the US site with my UK account it says no.

The Kindle like a Nook is attached to an account.

If you wanted UK books, you would need a UK account, which involves giving a UK address. The book would download to your UK account so you would need to load it to a computer first to sideload to your Kindle.

Not sure on the DRM aspects whether you would need to unswindle them first and of course it goes without saying I am not sure if you are allowed to remove the DRM in the first place!

If you only wanted UK books you could reregister your Kindle to the UK account. Bear in mind that UK ebooks currently carry tax at 17.5% so you may not find it cheaper than the US once you have converted your dollars.
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Bear in mind that UK ebooks currently carry tax at 17.5% so you may not find it cheaper than the US once you have converted your dollars.
Sorry I re-read your original post where you said 'Free books' so scrub the above
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Outta the bag by MaryJanice Davidson is a short story which leads into her upcoming (and full-priced book).

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The Kindle like a Nook is attached to an account.
I think that's the key to my question. While I have ordered from Amazon UK (my Amazon US account and pw worked), I want my Kindle attached to my US account. So I shouldn't plan on books from UK.

BTW, is a Preview of a book an excerpt or the complete book?

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A preview is almost always the first few chapters of a book. Often more than what you get with a sample, but only seldom a stand-alone title of it's own.

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I think this has been free on Amazon.com previously and it's now available on Amazon UK

Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder
You can't take it with you...but what if you could? Most people believe their souls outlive their bodies. Most people would find an organization that tracks their souls into the future and passes on their banked money and memories compelling. Scott Waverly isn't like most people. He spends his days finding and fixing computer security holes. And Scott is skeptical of his new client's claim that they have been calculating and tracking soul identities for almost twenty-six hundred years. Are they running a freaky cult? Or a sophisticated con job? Scott needs to save Soul Identity from an insider attack. Along the way, he discovers the importance of the bridges connecting people's lives.

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The Truth About Confident Presenting, by James O'Rourke

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This book brings together everything you need to know to prepare well, manage anxiety, deliver effectively, connect with your audience, and succeed! Authored by top business consultant James O’Rourke, this book offers real solutions for the obstacles and fears faced by every presenter. You'll discover what makes people listen, and what instantly turns them off. You’ll learn how to prepare effectively, not obsessively; how to scope out your audience and muster evidence that'll convince them; when and how to listen; how to manage anxiety and establish a great first impression; how to make nonverbal cues work for you; how to use PowerPoint well; how to handle hostile questions confidently; and much more.

This isn't someone's opinion: it's a definitive guide to effective presenting—a set of bedrock principles you can rely on to help you win with any audience.



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In the wake of massive debt creation, history's greatest deleveraging is now underway. For many investors, the next decade will be brutal. This book's messages are designed to help achieve real profits and create real wealth. They are meant to help you navigate a challenging environment ... and, hopefully, thrive.



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Outta the bag by MaryJanice Davidson is a short story which leads into her upcoming (and full-priced book).
I'm just blown away by a publisher who sets a price of $24.99 for a short story; same as the undiscounted price of the full-length hardback book:
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They really didn't set a print price for the short story - you can't even buy it that way. Instead, they linked the short story to the hardback, as if they were different editions of the same book (it's the same thing they do with "free previews" that are just sample chapters); this way, the sales count just like a full sale of the book, when Amazon figures out sales rankings (or the author boasts of a million ebooks sold).
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Lucky. Unfortunately it's $10.99 in the US store.
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Lucky. Unfortunately it's $10.99 in the US store.
There are multiple versions. How about this version?
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