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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:That's not the cover art I recall, but what I said in general still goes.


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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:37 pm

Just as an aside, anyone here who hasn't read it yet should get on the stick already. :coolspecs:
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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby xouper » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:That's not the cover art I recall, but what I said in general still goes.


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I like that cover better. Does anyone know why the amazon store shows a generic cover?

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby gnome » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:46 pm

xouper wrote:
It appears they are collections of short stories, one per chapter.

Chapters 10 through 19 appear to be the same in both books. I only spot checked some of the paragraphs, so there could be differences I suppose. If I were truly motivated, I could convert them from kindle format to text format and do a document compare.

The other chapters appear to be the same stories but in a different chapter order.

Except each book has one chapter that is not in the other book:

In Flavor of the Week: BOOK 6: THE OUTLANDISH (ALIEN ROMANCE)
In Set Up: BOOK 9: GOOD ENOUGH (GAY ROMANCE)

I did not check the other pair of books (The Stranger vs Don't Arrest Me).

I'm glad I didn't pay good money for them. It might be interesting to read some of the reviews, assuming there are any. Except all four books have gone missing from amazon. Good thing I archived the original product pages on my hard drive.

Wait, I found them. All four are still there on amazon but using different ASINs. All four have a new publishing date of July 24, 2017, and they are priced at $0.99. Same covers, same titles, and same authors. Probably same content, although I have no way to verify that unless they become free some day (they're on my watch list).

Fascinating.


I'm envisioning a particularly spazzy author with little sense of version control.
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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:11 pm

xouper wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:That's not the cover art I recall, but what I said in general still goes.


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I like that cover better. Does anyone know why the amazon store shows a generic cover?


It's actually a very good, if quick read; worthy of an afternoon. More entertaining than most things on Netflix. I'm a little surprised none of the publishing houses picked him up.

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby gnome » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:48 pm

I concur, I really enjoyed it myself.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: Free kindle ebooks

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby xouper » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:31 am

As part of today's haul, I bought this free kindle book by Chris Michael Wilson, what appears to be book one of a series:

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074875L4L/

So I thought I would search the kindle store for other books by the same author, so (from the book product page) I clicked on the author link and here's what I got:

10 results for Kindle Store: "Chris Michael Wilson"

  1. Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond (Painted Turtle)
    by M. L. Liebler and Dave Marsh

  2. The Strong Gray Line: War-time Reflections from the West Point Class of 2004
    by Cory Wallace and Jim Wilson

  3. The Best Australian Poems 2010
    by Robert Adamson and Ali Alizadeh

  4. Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches: 18 (Community, Culture and Change)
    by Chris Nicholson and Michael Irwin and Kedar Dwivedi

  5. An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems (Occupational Therapists Guides)
    by Carly Brown and Andrew Green

  6. The Best Australian Poems 2015
    by Geoff Page and Michael Sharkey

  7. Intellectual Disability and Dementia: Research into Practice
    by Karen Watchman and Trevor Chan

  8. Campbell Biology, Canadian Edition
    by Jane B. Reece and Lisa A. Urry

  9. Magium: The Mage Tournament: Book 1
    by Chris Michael Wilson


  10. A New Imperative: Regions and higher education in difficult times (Universities and Lifelong Learning MUP)
    by Chris Duke and Michael Osborne


Seriously?? :o :o :o

Only one of those books is by the author I was searching for.

Yet another example that amazon's search function is borken.

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:25 am

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby Witness » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:59 pm

xouper wrote:Yet another example that amazon's search function is borken.

Not at all, it just "expands your choices". :wink:

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby xouper » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:40 am

One of the interesting things about this hobby is finding some strange stuff.

In today's haul of free kindle books, I got this one:

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0713X13Y6/

It's The Worst Book Ever Written:
Don't Waste Your Money Buying This,
You're Not Going to Get a Refund

by Lucas Robak

1.0 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

Kindle $0.00
Paperback $21.77

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime > White Collar Crime
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Education & Teaching > Teacher Resources > Education Theory


Maybe later I'll look through it to see if I should ask for my money back. :P

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Re: Free kindle ebooks

Postby xouper » Sun May 13, 2018 11:51 pm

Another free one, and topical for this forum:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47859


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