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More free books! Free now: Fiction and non-fiction from HarperCollins and its imprints-including a pre-order 0 comments
Free now: Fiction and non-fiction from HarperCollins and its imprints – including a pre-order
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Free now: Fiction from HarperCollins and its imprints 2 comments
Free now: Fiction from HarperCollins and its imprints
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Free now: Non-fiction from HarperCollins and its imprints 0 comments
Free now: Non-fiction from HarperCollins and its imprints
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Housekeeping: No Shipping Woes with the Kindle; Free Audiobook Short & Cheap Reads 0 comments
broom.panPublishers and Shipping Woes
The Hanjin Shipping Company, which filed for bankruptcy in August, has had its ships stranded at sea or seized by creditors, causing weeks of delay for major publishing houses awaiting inventory.
One container ship was scheduled to arrive in New York on September 12, but did not dock until October 14. The ship was carrying books from a number of publishers including HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, St. Martin’s Press, Viz Media and others.
Downloading your books through Kindle means never having to think about Korean shipping companies declaring bankruptcy.


Free Audiobook Short
Download a free audiobook today. Narrated by Sean Penn, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff (Free) is a short listen of two and a half hours.
Description: By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff captures America on the verge of political upheaval in 2016 and introduces us to a man who just might be able to save us from the oncoming horror. Yes, Bob Honey – carnival carny, sewage specialist, and government operative, among other occupations – has spent years in preparation, crisscrossing the world in the employ of a mysterious government program that pays in small bills.

Historical Fiction Bundle – Today Only

The Novels of Alexander the Great ($3.99) Open Road Media is selling this special three-in-one edition of Mary Renault’s acclaimed historical novels about the life and times of Alexander the Great at a great price today only. The set includes Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

Cheap Reads – Cookbooks for Every Palate
Fall and winter are favorite times to try new recipes. These cookbooks are selling for only $1.99 each!

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Housekeeping: Amazon Unlimited Music; Free Kindle book/audiobook and Cheap Reads 6 comments
broom.panAmazon Unlimited Music
Yesterday Amazon announced Amazon Music Unlimited – a streaming music service for a monthly subscription fee. Per the press release the

on-demand music service redefines music streaming by putting a catalog of tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations not just at the tips of your fingers, but also on the tip of your tongue. Amazon Music Unlimited makes discovering new music or listening to favorites easier and more fun than ever with a redesigned Amazon Music app as well as with innovative new Alexa voice controls.

Amazon Music Unlimited is available at the breakthrough price of $7.99/month or $79/year for Prime members–$9.99/month for non-Prime customers. That’s one account, all devices. A family plan is coming soon for up to 6 family members for $14.99 a month.
You can download for offline listening, too!
Exclusive “for Echo” subscription plan is available for only $3.99/month with full access to Amazon Music Unlimited.
This new service for the Echo makes having an Echo or buying one a great idea! Here are just a few of the things Alexa can do with this subscription:
• Ready to listen to Sia? Just ask, “Alexa, play Sia” and Alexa will create a playlist of Sia’s most popular songs
• Want to hear the latest hit by Green Day? Just ask, “Alexa, play Green Day’s new song” and Alexa will play their latest single, “Bang Bang”
• Have words to a song stuck in your head but can’t remember the name of the song? All you have to do is say a few words and Alexa will play the song. For example, just ask, “Alexa, play the song that goes, ‘I was doing just fine before I met you'” and Alexa will play, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers
• Want to re-live the music from your college days? You can ask Alexa to play hit music from a decade or a specific year or month. Just ask, “Alexa, play the most popular rock from the 90s” and Alexa will take you back in time



Download free Kindle book; download free audiobook
When you download the free Kindle version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson, you can also download the audiobook for free. This novella is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. There are two personalities within Dr Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil.

Non-fiction for only 99 cents each
Enjoy a bit of science, history and more when you purchase these Kindle books for only 99 cents each.

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Free now: Fiction from faith-based publishers 0 comments

Free now: Fiction from faith-based publishers
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Housekeeping: Read while you wait; Recycling hardbounds, Free audiobook pre-order 0 comments

broom.panRead While Your Book Ships
Earlier this week I ordered the CD audiobook of The Promise – An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel by Robert Crais for only $2.25. When I completed the transaction and learned that the CD would arrive on August 31, this appeared on the screen:
Read Book Now
More information was provided:
While you wait
While I didn’t download the sample to get a head start on this book, I do like the idea that Amazon is making it available. Have any of you taken advantage of this early start while you wait on physical delivery?
Hardbound Recycle you cleaning out your bookshelves? Or do you frequent tag sales, garage sales or other events where you might acquire hardbound books for a great price? Here’s a suggestion for recycling those books into a charming piece that would be a wonderful addition to a home’s library, den or any room that welcomes a bit of whimsy.
As noted in the website where I found these, “The stools have wheels – but they are quite heavy, so they don’t slip away.” You can read the article here.
Free Audiobook Novella
Pre-order The Dispatcher, a thrilling sci-fi novella by John Scalzi for free through November 3, 2016.
Delivery is October 4.
The Dispatcher Description: Zachary Quinto brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi.
One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone – 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don’t know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.
Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher – a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death’s crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge a supposed wrong.
It’s a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it’s too late…before not even a Dispatcher can save him.

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Housekeeping: Reality and a few changes; Same and Different, Free short listen and Cheap read 10 comments

broom.panReality and a few changes
Seven summers. This is our seventh summer of bringing great reads at great prices to you. Way back in the beginning, we were rookie bloggers and the Kindle 2 was the hottest e-reader ever. The novelty of the device and having an unlimited number of books at the touch of a button fueled buying sprees.
The newness and novelty have passed. Most of us have calculated that we will have to live into our 100s to read our archive inventory. We now hover over that one-click buy button a bit longer before buying.
That’s the natural maturation of any emerging technology – boom, then a decline to a level point. Daily Cheap Reads has run the cycle. After a time of boom, our sales have declined and have leveled to a much lower amount than our glory days. Amazon has made changes to the commission structure and their aggressive direct marketing to Kindle book buyers have also contributed to the decline.
dailycr[1]Because of the declining revenue, we decided to make a changes to reclaim a few hours of our time each week. For now the changes will be small, such as no bold type or italics in posts starting tomorrow. (I might forget since I’ve been doing it for a very long time. Patience please.)
Another change is that Housekeeping posts during the month of August will be on the first and third Thursdays.That may become the regular schedule.
We appreciate each person who comes by to visit and purchase through our blog. We rely wholly on Amazon commissions as we do not to sell advertising space, giving you an uncluttered browsing experience.
Thanks for your continued support of our site!
The Same Book, Different Covers

The Kindle version of Brave the Heat is currently available free. If you download it, you can purchase the companion audiobook for $3.49. (right above) has a very different cover than Kindle. You have to wonder which one is the more accurate portrayal. The audiobook gives the idea of a small town, sweet romance. The one of the left is edgier and gives the impression of a spicy romance.
Free Short Listen is offereing a free novella, Every Beat of My Heart by Bella Andre. You do not need to be a member of Audible to download.
Description: What do you get when two Sullivans pick the same wedding date? Two super-sexy grooms. Two beautiful brides. Two very unconventional (four-legged and furry) ring bearers.
And Sullivans from around the word coming together to celebrate vows of forever with auto mogul Zach Sullivan and dog trainer Heather Linsey – and pro baseball star Ryan Sullivan and sculptor Vicki Bennett.
This is the double wedding millions of Sullivan fans have been waiting for….
The offer ends August 8.
Cheap Delectable Mystery
A runaway international bestseller and winner of Spain’s top literary prize, Little Indiscretions is part ingeniously entertaining whodunit and part sparkling social satire. Buy it today for only 99 cents.
Little Indiscretions (99 cents) Business is slow for Nestor Chaffino, pastry chef to the rich and famous, until he’s invited to cater a party in a villa on the Costa del Sol. When Nestor is found frozen to death in a walk-in freezer with a notebook in his hand, the party guests gathered that evening are the natural suspects. But who could have it in for a harmless cook?
The answer, it turns out, is just about everyone who happens to be staying in the house. Nestor, while quietly stirring his sauces and whisking his egg whites, had decided to publish a compendium of gastronomic secrets that revealed, along with the culinary tricks of his trade, more than a few damning details of the hosts’ and houseguests’ private lives. To what lengths would they go to ensure that Nestor maintained a more permanent sense of discretion?

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