Free e-book downloads at your local library

January 3, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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I know a lot of people have gotten some form of e-reader for Christmas.    So I thought I’d re-post this article from last year for those who have entered the Kindle or Nook world.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to downloading books. I frequently download the Kindle Daily Deal because of the excellent prices.

If you’re looking to save money on downloads, many libraries across the nation are using Overdrive which allows patrons to “borrow” e-books through their local library.

Since I am not an expert on the subject, I thought I’d bring you someone who is. So I called upon my good friend Terra who wrote the following guest post.  Terra has been a librarian at Brown County Library for the past thirteen years.

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Do you already have an e-book reader? Is a Kindle , nook or iPad on your Christmas list? Do you think you can’t afford to buy books to read on an e-book reader or portable device?

When I first bought my iPad I was thrilled with all the free e-books I found out there on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and the Gutenberg Project, but then I started to want more selection. Sure I liked the classics and the oddball freebies, but I wanted more. That’s when I started using Overdrive.

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 $50 off today only!

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Today only you can get $50 off the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi. Normal price is $299 but you can enter code FIREHD89 at checkout to get $50 off!

This 2nd Generation Kindle is more like an iPad; I can’t wait to get mine!

Here are the specs:

  • 1920×1200 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion
  • High performance 1.5Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance
  • Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming (compared to iPad 3)
  • Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games such as Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, HBO GO, Pandora, and Angry Birds Space
  • Integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and more, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts, and email
  • Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls using Skype, Facebook, and other apps
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Kindle FreeTime – a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids on the Kindle Fire HD. Set daily screen limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child
  • Coming soon to Kindle Fire HD 8.9″: Kindle FreeTime Unlimited – just for kids. Unlimited access to books, games, apps, movies and TV shows. Learn more
  • Prime Instant Video – unlimited, instant streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows
  • Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers

This deal for the  Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi is good Monday only!

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Amazon Kindle Fire $129 today only!

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s Cyber Monday deal on Amazon is the Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers for only $129 when you enter FIREDEAL at checkout.

Amazon Kindle Fire, how do I LOVE thee? Let me count the ways.

  • I can listen to audio books via Audible.com
  • I can borrow books from Amazon for FREE (with my Prime membership) or from the library using Overdrive.
  • I can play Angry Birds (and a million other games)
  • I can read digital magazines
  • With my Prime membership, I can watch TV shows and movies.
  • I can surf the web
  • I can make a bomb with a chewing gum wrapper, a toaster, and my Kindle (sorry, just seeing if you were paying attention!)

I never thought I would enjoy books on a reader, but I am a convert.  I won’t give up traditional books, either, but the Kindle has made my reading obsession so much more–portable.  Which means easier!

This deal for the Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers is available while supplies last or through the end of the day.

Amazon Kindle Fire eReader w/7in multi-touch display $94.99 shipped!

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Today on CowBoom.com ( a division of Best Buy), you can get a refurbished  first generation Amazon Kindle Fire eReader w/7in multi-touch display for only $89.99.  Shipping is $5.00 which brings your total to $94.99.  There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee, too.

I love my Kindle Fire.  I use it just about every day.  Not just for reading ebooks, but listening to audio books, watching Netflix, playing games or checking Facebook.

As with any daily deal site, make sure you read all rules and restrictions before you buy.

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