Category: Spanish
Housekeeping! Libros en Espanol, Kindle with Ads and Cheap Reads 0 comments

Ahora en dailycheapreads – libros en espanol
DailyCheapReads is happy to announce the addition of Spanish language books. We have added two posts per week for those who read Spanish or want to improve their Spanish language skills. The books will be from the US Kindle Store and will post at 4 a.m. Central US (Chicago) time on Sunday and Wednesday. Please help us spread the word about this newest feature.
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Our first Spanish book post is an international thriller by Javier Giménez Sasieta, an author from Spain who contacted us about reaching the Spanish language readers. The book is in the post directly below this one. We welcome Spanish authors to contact us via the Your Two Cents Worth tab.
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Kindle with Special Offers
Amazon announced earlier this week the addition of the wi-fi only Kindle with Special Offers. The price is reduced by $25 to $114 with the tradeoff being advertisements on the home page and screensavers and special offers such as dollars off Amazon purchases.
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This Kindle’s intent is to lower the price point to attract new customers. Amazon regularly sells advertising space on its web pages. On a customer book review webpage I just visited was an ad for Metamusil, probably because I earlier looked at a book about healthy aging. When a click is made on Amazon.com, data mining occurs in the background to target market products of interest to you.
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I believe this will be the wave of the future. Publishers want to maximize profits. Those with a product want to reach their target audience in creative ways. More and more books will have product names that the advertisers have paid to have included. The automobile driven by the hero may have the same level of description as the setting for the story.
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Another example of how this could occur: A yarn company develops a new yarn. Debbie Macomber is a very popular women’s fiction and romance author who knits and advocates knitting for charity. Her popular Blossom Street series is set in a yarn shop. Bring these all together: the next installment of the book series, the introduction of the new yarn, and the characters in the book use this new yarn as part of the story. The book includes the knitting instructions; traditional print copies include coupons for the yarn; digital copies include links to Amazon to buy the yarn.
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Independent authors might frame their novels around a particular product if it meant they would receive $25,000 from the product’s company immediately and a nickel more for every copy sold over a set number.
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Does this mean that a book will no longer be written for just the book’s value? That may depend on what we demand as consumers. If we want the prices to remain low, we might have to tolerate the name brand products and perhaps sacrifice the artistic story to accommodate the product. If we are willing to pay a higher price, then authors and publishers will provide ad-free publications.
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DailyCheapReads has not and does not intend to sell ad space on our site. We have banners to easily connect you to Kindle-related products and books in the Kindle Store. Our goal is a clean, uncluttered easy-to-use site. We appreciate that you buy through us so we can keep it that way. Please comment with your thoughts on advertisements in books and on the Kindle.
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Cheap Reads
Divine, Christian fiction by popular author Karen Kingsbury is back free again. This book has been on-again-off-again free for several weeks. If you want it, get it now.
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We are begun featuring independent authors on our jr. edition. Three books for older children and tweens selling for only 99 cents each are featured below. Books for tweens transport me back to when I first fell in love with reading.

Page Truly and The Journey To Nearandfar: What if … a girl and her tooth fairy flew away to the realm called Nearandfar and the girl discovered she had more power than the fairies? Page has to save Nearandfar, and discovers that a magic wand is only as powerful as the gifted one who knows how to unlock its secrets and use it wisely.
Dust: Seven-year-old Matthew disappears one day on a walk into Horshoe, a dust bowl farm town in Depression-era Saskatchewan. Robert, his older brother, is determined to find Matthew, even when the grownups seem to give up. Supernatural suspense!
Glasruhen Gate: This sequel to the free book The Golden Acorn follows the adventures of Jack, now armed with the golden acorn, his wand and newly acquired skills. Jack must fulfil his promise to ensure that Glasruhen Gate is opened before it’s too late. His new friends are depending on him.

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