Tor.com starts ebook club, offers free book monthly

three-bodyScience Fiction publishing imprint Tor has announced the start of a book club for SF/F ebooks. And to make it really, really easy for you to join in, they are giving away a free ebook every month.

The new program started July 11 and the first book is Hugo and Nebula Award nominated The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. Books are available in both mobi and epub formats. The book is a free download through July 17, 2016.

This is a good value. :)The Three-Body Problem is currently $9.99 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. And FYI: All of Tor’s books are DRM free so they should be readable on any device that reads mobi or epub files.

You can participate in book discussions on Tor.com, The next new book will be available August 1, 2016.

The fine print: This offer is only available in the US and Canada due to territorial restrictions. You must sign up for the Tor ebook club newsletter to participate. Even if you already receive the regular Tor newsletter, you still have to sign up separately for the ebook club list in order to get the link for the free book.  Each book is available as a free download for only one week.

For more info or to sign up for the newsletter, see Tor’s ebook club page here.

Free Microsoft Ebooks (2016 Edition)

ms_booksIt is that time of year again. Every year, Microsoft’s Eric Ligman, Director of Sales Excellence, offers free Microsoft ebooks on his blog. The books offered come from various authors and publishers and consist of tech books, how to resources and reference guides for Microsoft productls.

Titles are mostly PDFs with some EPUB, MOBI, Zip, and DOCX formats as well. Formats vary according to title. Topics include:

  • Windows 10
  • Office 365
  • Office 2016
  • Power BI
  • Azure
  • Windows 8.1
  • Office 2013
  • SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2013
  • Dynamics CRM
  • PowerShell
  • Exchange Server
  • System Center
  • Cloud
  • SQL Server
  • and many more….

The giveaway started on July 10 and doesn’t list an end date, so I don’t know how long these will remain free. There is more info on Ligman’s blog here.

Over 8000 Harlequin Romance titles $1.99 Each

palmerWow! As if that last list wasn’t enough, I found more books on sale!  I am not sure whether it is a sale or a price slash, but right now, over 8000 Harlequin titles are available for just $1.99 each! That’s right, I said eight thousand! A quick browse shows a wide variety: Lines like Historicals, Intrigue, Harlequin Presents, Treasures, Blaze and more. There are also some of the vintage Harlequin titles included as well. There seems to be a bit of everything from vintage to paranormal, making this is a GREAT DEAL for romance readers! I have no idea how long these prices will last.

You can start browsing through the list here.

Modern Library e-book sale

romanModern Library is currently having a sale on e-books on Amazon. There are over 350 titles on sale for only $2.99 each. I am not sure how long the lasts, so you may want to act quickly on these. There are lots of history, philosophy and literature titles. You can see the list here.

I am going in to start going through the list. If you don’t hear from me again, send help! This is the kind of sale a Liberal Arts major like me just can’t resist.🙂

Bond. James Bond, on the Kindle

casino royaleIf you are a James Bond fan (and who isn’t?), Amazon has 14 e-books of Ian Fleming’s James Bond titles on sale for just $1.99 each. The sale lasts until June 21, 2015 and includes titles such as Casino Royale  and Live and Let Die.

These are listed as the James Bond Extended Series and each book has the following label:

The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.

http://www.ianfleming.com

If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited, the books are free to read as part of the membership package.These are also available for free as part of the Kindle Owners Lending Library (KOLL) program.

Book Deals of the Day

Fatal AffairAll those new e-readers and tablets usually mean that people are looking for content to fill them with. While I don’t generally post book sales, some days there are prices and titles that are too good not to mention. Today is one of those days.

Amazon has several in their Daily Deals today. First, they are offering over 80 romance titles from Harlequin and Carina Press.  For today only, these are $1.99 or less. Available titles include authors like Diana Palmer, Lauren Dane, Brenda Novak, Lynne Graham and B.J. Daniels.

For the Inspirational Daily Deal, there are  over 120 books from Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul series. For today only, these are $1.99 or less at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. These books contain inspirational true stories that are intended to inspire, comfort and motivate.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Find of the Day is Nora Roberts A Will and a Way for $1.99. And, for a limited time, there is also a nice selection of Disney books (including Frozen) for $3.99 or less.

Kobo’s holiday sale is offering up to 70% off selected e-books and magazines. The Kobo sale offer is valid until January 5, 2015.🙂

If you are an iBooks fan, Apple has you covered, too. There is a whole list of Bestsellers for $3.99 or less.

For Sale: Kindles, Kindles, Kindles

paperwhiteWith only a few more online shopping days left until Christmas, Amazon is letting everyone know with prominent product placement and low, low prices that they REALLY, REALLY want you to buy Kindle and Fire devices this holiday season.

Today’s Gold Box Deal offers a variety of Kindle Fire HDX devices for sale at $125 off. And, most of the other tablets in the Fire line-up are on sale as well.

You can also check out the deals on other Kindle and Fire devices which are going for near Black Friday pricing. Amazon is offering up the basic Kindle for only $59 and the Paperwhite for only $99. The Fire TV is only $79 and the unlocked Fire Phone is also on sale.

If you are looking for a e-reader or a Fire tablet, TV or phone (either for yourself or a gift), it is hard to find prices much better than this…