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Unbridled has 25 books for 25 cents each. The catch? It’s through Google Ebooks.

There’s a great sale going on right now from Unbridled Books. Unfortunately you’ll have to go through Google, a company that hasn’t worked out the kinks when it comes to ebook purchases. (Update: the sale has ended, but the user experience is still relevant, especially if you plan on buying Google Ebooks in the future.) Continue reading

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Red Lemonade launches, offers another take on the “social slush pile”

Richard Nash’s new reading and writing community is another entry in the growing “social slush pile” website category. Is it a valid way to find new quality writing? Continue reading

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Today’s bargain book: “The American Book of the Dead” by Henry Baum

“The American Book of the Dead” by Henry Baum Price: Free from Feedbooks.com / $0.99 from Amazon. Amazon Summary: Eugene Myers is working on a novel about the end of the world. Meanwhile, he discovers his daughter doing porn online … Continue reading

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Indie ebook “hall of fame” site tracks the best reviewed self-published books

If you’re looking for something new to read that’s not from one of the big publishing houses, check out the Indie eBook Hall of Fame blog. It’s a bare bones site set up by Joanna, a Teleread contributor and fan … Continue reading

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Amazon's new lending feature is probably going to anger some publishers

When it comes to Kindle features, Amazon tends to follow the aphorism that it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission. This strategy doesn’t always work–see the text-to-speech controversy–but it helps give Amazon the element of surprise in the marketplace. With … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "A Scattered Life" by Karen McQuestion

“A Scattered Life” by Karen McQuestion Price: $2.99 Read “Carolyn Parkhurst Reviews ‘A Scattered Life’ on Amazon’s official Kindle blog, Kindlepost.com. Summary: Free-spirit Skyla Plinka has found the love and stability she always wanted in her reliable husband Thomas. Settling … Continue reading

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New source of reviews for Smashwords books

Smashwords is a terrific resource for low cost ebooks to read on your Kindle. Unfortunately, since anyone can publish there, it’s no better than Amazon at protecting you from badly written nonsense, and digging through its collection for the good … Continue reading

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Author Nick Spalding launches indie book recommendation blog

Nick Spalding, author of the experimental written-all-in-one-sitting novel Life…With No Breaks (readers on Amazon seem to either love it or hate it), announced yesterday that he’s launched a new indie author blog called Spalding’s Racket: I’ve created [it] to promote … Continue reading

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