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The eBook Insider [Kindle Edition]

Editors and Authors at Knopf Doubleday Publishing
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Book Description

The eBook Insider is the ultimate readers’ resource for choosing great books. The perfect first stop to make along the way as you fill your e-reader with the books that you’ll want to have in your library and recommend to friends. It’s the place to find out what some of your favorite authors are reading and recommending, including Dan Brown, Nora Ephron, Carl Hiaasen, Alexander McCall Smith, Chuck Palahniuk, and others. All in one place you can preview excerpts from the best books of the year, from winners of the National Book Award, the Man Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize to New York Times Notable Book selections. Whether you love fiction, history, biographies or are looking for a thriller to keep you up all night, a thought-provoking pick for your reading group, or the latest book to be adapted into a movie, you’re bound to find just what you’re looking for when you consult The eBook Insider. All of this from the editors and authors you’ll want to turn to for the best recommendations in reading, both on the printed page and on your e-reading device.

Product Details

  • File Size: 990 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (December 21, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FPZ6PK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,236 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to the 'best' books of 2010 January 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I originally picked this this up as a freebie, out of curiosity. Although I'd read a few of the books mentioned in it, I did find some to add to my Kindle.

This well-organized book starts with a list of the 2010 U.S. book prize winners (the authors might consider expanding this to include Canadian and UK winners, given the international nature of the Kindle) and continues to add books by section. Some of the sections include: 'What Our Authors Are Reading'; 'Notable New Books', with this section organized by genre; and 'Read the Book, See the Movie'. There is also a group of excerpts from 23 various titles.

This could become a very worthwhile reference, especially if the authors expand it to include more than just the winning literature from some of the more international players. Obviously, as it is editors and authors at Knopf Doubleday who produce it, there will be some bias, but let's face it -- that's a huge company!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars informative but not that useful to me December 24, 2010
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The book content is pretty short, with more than half the length comprised of excerpts from the recommended books. It is interesting to see what others have recommended. But in all the recommendations I'm not interested in most of them. Overall the book was well organized. And I liked the pictures of book covers.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good info December 22, 2010
By G.D.H.
Format:Kindle Edition
Enjoyed reading this for ideas on books to add to my list. Everyone can surely find something inspiring in here. This review sent from my spanking new Kindle, btw, which I'm loving!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful December 23, 2010
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This was really helpful and a great idea. Really nice books to movie section and excerpts. It's so hard to find good eBooks to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine as a Freebie September 1, 2013
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I picked this up as a Kindle freebie. It's fine for a quick look through, especially because more than half of the book consists of promotional samples for recommended books.

The listing of award winners is from 2010, which makes it fairly dated. The award lists are brief, without long listings. The recommended-by-our-authors section is brief and unexceptional, although the featured authors, (Nora Ephron, Carl Hiaasen), are more interesting than usual.

I was not aware of David Eagleman's "Sum", which is a whimsical description of various interestingly conceived afterlifes, and was happy to be made aware of it, so even if you follow books there might be a treat like that in store for you in this book.

So, while you could put together this info on your own without much effort, if you like lists or collections of samples, or if you're always looking for a surprise book, this is certainly a fine diversion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lot of info December 27, 2011
By pcomsec
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Certainly worth the 99 cents I paid for it. Lots of tip and tricks in the book. Easy to read and a great "how to" book for the Kindle.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dated March 2, 2014
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Nothing here will help you find a better cheaper book. Better to rely on Amazon's record of your preferences. Very disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The eBook Insider October 19, 2013
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Great book. Easy to read and follow. Information presented in a professional manner.
Would recommend to others.
Good addition to my kindle library
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