I highly recommend the non-required reading series. Last year's was amazing!
Overall this is not a bad deal - I bought four of them for less than the normal price of one. The only thing that could have made this better is if they included the poetry and sci-fi volumes. Oh well, next time.
All of these Kindle deals. I should probably pick up one.
There is a web browser on Amazon to read books, I have never used it so I cannot comment on how it works, but it is there. You can buy the books now and they are tied to your account so if you get a Kindle down the road you will have access to them.
And you don't have to have a Kindle. I use the Kindle app on my Nexus 7. Works great!
If you have an android device or an ios device, you can use that instead of a Kindle. I use my Nexus 7 as an ebook reader and have no problem. The app works perfectly.
I've got an iPhone5 and iPad with the Kindle App, stopped buying books for it, because my eyes can only take about 20 minutes of "reading" books.
I see a Paperwhite in my future.
Right. A lot of people have that complaint. It's never really bothered me but I can certainly see how it might bother some.
I have the new edition kindle fire and they are saying the back light is much brighter at the lowest setting the the 1st editions had. I do find If I don't turn my light down when I read on the kindle I can't read long, and I read 4-5 books a week. Oh but lots of free games to play on the kindle! Lots of good free games! I am disabled/wheelchair or bedridden. I am able to read my books on my kindle or on my amazon cloud (I think that is what it's called) on my laptop. Santa was very nice to me this last year with the kindle and a new laptop! You do have to be careful on the prices of the books. BUT is very nice to be able to read a book the day it comes out, for less then the hard back costs plus the fuel to go to town to get it... If you read as much as I do you could spend more on books then you planned on before you know it. ALSO watch out for that 1 click shopping tab on the kindle I accidentally hit hit on a book, and bought it, lucky it was a good book. I was trying to hit the wish list tab and hit the 1 click shopping instead. Once you click that is it, you bought it....SO just be very careful as my husband would say and don't use those fat fingers to click those tabs. HE bought me a 12 pk of the "tap" pens from amazon (not sure what they are called), for when I lose them, I have plenty of replacements. Light weight and work great, great price of 7.99 for 12 of them and husband paid 13.99 for ONE fancy heavy duty one from wal-mart, Heck I lost it the first day at the doctors. I will stick with 12 for 7.99, I can afford to lose a few at that price and not worry about it. THANK YOU AMAZON!
You can download the Kindle app to your PC, laptop, or tablet. I wouldn't use it on a phone, but I have a friend who does.
The app is free. Just go to the Kindle store.
I have the Kindle black & white! I cannot put it down. I have the Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD. I loan my Fire to my granddaught so she can read my boooks...we read the same books....and my Kindle Fire HD sits on the desk till I need it to see a Netflick show. Kindle paperwhite is the way to go! Check out Craigslist...
Could the web browser be used to read these on my Nook?
I have all the Kindle apps ..Windows phone, IPod, Surface, PC and they all work great. I love that Amazon doesn't limit how many we can have...unlike Audible
Set the background color to black and the words to white and you can read with very little to no eyestrain =)
I activated parental controls on mine so I didn't accidentaly buy a book. Also you can return a book for a refund. Don't remember the details on how.
The oops-I-made-a-mistake button that appears right after downloading a book has saved my credit card a couple of times. Handy. Also, returning a book that sucked after reading the first couple of chapters is handled very smoothly and quickly by Amazon. That said; I keep One-Click off. It's way too easy to lose track of all those credit card charges.
Pretty sad to use Robert Crais name to entice people to look at this special when he is not in it.
I agree -- I'm looking for more sci-fi offerings on these Kindle Books sales.
ETA: I did grab The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012
Jimi, you need to get Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
Buy the whole set, however many books are in it.
It's touted as one of the best sci fi ebooks around.
J. Brown says, "I've got an iPhone5 and iPad with the Kindle App, stopped buying books for it, because my eyes can only take about 20 minutes of "reading" books.
I see a Paperwhite in my future."
I use the Kindle app for my ipod (unfortunately my iphone 3 doesn't support the Kindle app). It's been handy to have in more than a few situations especially since I don't have any type of tablet or Kindle. I find it easier to read a Kindle book holding the ipod horizontally.
Of the ebooks offered, what ones do some of you prefer? I'm considering the one on Short Stories but have never read any of these types of collections. Thanks for any help!
Thanks for the recommendation! I grabbed this for $1.99 in October, but I haven't started reading it yet. I'll move it up to be next on my reading list.
If you buy a book by mistake, as soon as you realize it, go to your Kindle account. You can then "return" it and Amazon will credit your acount.
Are these book length story lenght reading? The cover says stories, the description says books
Looks to me like a collection of short stories that in combination create a book-length publication.
I love all the ebooks I download. I don't have a e-reader device or smartphone, just good old trusty notebook and desktop pc. Its wonderful to have all those books at my fingertips, whenever the urge to read strikes. I have a variety of genres to satisfy whatever mood I may be in. The amazon app works fantastic! I am not a whiz at computers, hence, no smart phone or e-reader but this app is a no brainer, takes absolutely no knowledge to use. Downloading books is instantanious, and just a couple of clicks and the process is complete from purchase to reading. Do not hesitate to take advantage of this fantastic free app from Amazon. You will not regret it. And it saves a ton of $$$---no special device to purchase, and cost of the books. Its a no-brainer, especially for those of us who don't know their way around all the electronic devices out there. Looking foreward to digging in to some great mysteries!
Thanks for the info! Good to know, just in case...