Friday, July 9, 2010

Planet iPad Free & Bargain Book Alert, Friday, July 9: Are You Suffering from EBF? Five Great Antidotes to Expensive Bestseller Fatigue, Plus The Harvard Man (Today's Sponsor) and Over a Hundred Free Promotional Kindle Store Titles

If you are beginning to present the early symptoms of EBF (the dreaded Expensive Bestseller Fatigue syndrome), we've got the cure in the form of five great reads for under three bucks each ... and every single one of them is compatible with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch thanks to the free Kindle apps for each device!

But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor

THE HARVARD MAN. He is brilliant, possessing intelligence most would classify as genius, and he has always believed he was destined for Harvard University.  However, there is a flaw.  He is also mentally unstable, a psychopath with violent tendencies.  Harvard has rejected his application.

Now, he is determined to exact revenge in sweeping strokes of violence that will display his brilliance and bring America’s most prestigious university to its academic knees.  If he can’t have Harvard, no one can!

For the month of July, Vellum Publishing Inc. is offering the riveting new thriller, THE HARVARD MAN by John Arthur Long, at a special introductory price of $2.99 for Kindle readers.

Click here to download THE HARVARD MAN (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

All Vellum Publishing Inc. Kindle store offerings are formatted for easier reading and guaranteed to be reasonably priced at $7.99 or less.  Click here to see the entire Kindle catalog from Vellum Publishing.

Each day's list is sponsored by one paid title, and of course, we encourage you to support our sponsors. Some of these paid titles will be from our own Kindle Nation Daily press (an imprint of Harvard Perspectives Press), while others will be paid titles from other authors and publishers.

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Five Great Reads for Under Three Bucks Each!

By Elizabeth Edwards
Entitled "The Next Chapter," this is the new, perhaps more honest addition for the paperback release of her bestselling "tell-some."
by Zoe Winters
 The New Yorker - $2.99/Month with 14-day free trial
Get the 14-day free trial and read Megan O'Rourke's appraisal of Anne Carson's career as an author, pegged on a review of her new book Nox. For me it was one of those instances where you read a review and feel like you've had dinner with the author herself and read every word she's written.
 The List by Joe Konrath - $1.59 - Technothriller
THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath. It's a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions. To say more would give away too much.
Like the Jack Daniels series, THE LIST combines laugh out loud humor with serious suspense and thrills. Also contains bonus material:
  • An excerpt from SUCKERS by J.A. Konrath and Jeff Strand.
  • An excerpt from THE WALK by Lee Goldberg.
  • An excerpt from IDENTITY CRISIS by Debbi Mack.
  • An excerpt from FRAME-UP by Eric Christopherson and Brad Schoenfeld.
 Girl on Fire by Rena Diane Walmsley - $2.99 - Erotica
Looking for love in all the right places? Not Alicia Wentworth, the enchantingly frisky teenaged heiress at the heart of Rena Diane Walmsley's debut memoir-as-novel. Alicia escapes from her privileged, sheltered life at an elite Concord, Massachusetts boarding school and pulls a "visiting room switch" to break in to a nearby state prison so she can rendezvous with Teddy Lake, an exquisitely chiseled 21-year-old Native American convict for whom she has fallen hard while volunteering in a creative writing class for inmates. But Alicia is left alone and vulnerable when Teddy is hauled off to solitary, and she must reach deep within herself to concoct a gritty and initially degrading scheme to blackmail the prison system into freeing them both. This deliciously literate debut is framed by Alicia's present-day perspective as "a respectable thirty-something Unitarian minister" in a suburb west of Boston: while she is cognizant of the scars she wears from her early experiences, she is also engaged by a sense of something sacred therein that informs her daily life years later. Not all coming-of-age novels are alike, and not every thirty-something narrator is able to cast an unflinching eye on the choices she made and the chances she took at the cusp of adulthood. But Walmsley's unique novel-as-memoir never blinks, and her stunning sexual description breaks new narrative ground on age-old but ever-engaging terrain. Women and men alike will be enchanted and enriched by their journeys through her ultimately cautionary web of words. Rena Diane Walmsley lives with her family in Massachusetts, the state that she represented in the Miss America pageant when she was nineteen. Girl on Fire is her first novel.

Here are our updated free promotional iPad-compatible listings in the Kindle for iPad Store as of July 9:
What Is the Gospel?

Here's a list of the categories in today's Free Book Alert:

Crime and Suspense
Memoir, Biography, Personal Story
Writing and Publishing
Children/Young Adult/Teen
Contemporary Fiction

Christian Spirituality and Christian Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Gay and Lesbian 

Tumor Chapter 1
Tumor Chapter 1

Memoir, Biography, Personal Story

Writing and Publishing
Publish on Amazon Kindle with the Digital
Text Platform
Publish on Amazon Kindle with the Digital Text Platform

Children/Young Adult/Teen

The Lost Hero Chapter Sneak Peek
by Rick Riordan
Contemporary Fiction
The Hunters
The Hunters

 Sam Walton's Way (FT Press Business Short)

What I Learned from Peter Drucker (FT Press Business Short)

Christian Spirituality and Christian Fiction
What Is the Gospel?
Highland Blessings
On Earth as It Is in Heaven: How the Lord
On Earth as It Is in Heaven: How the Lord's Prayer Teaches Us to Pray More Effectively - Christian/Spirituality
The Heir

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3:
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon
(Sponsorship can take a number of different forms and implies no endorsement either of or by Kindle Nation or a sponsoring company or individual.)

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