May 252012

40% off one book at the Sony Reader store, must apply to account by 5/30: MEMORIAL40

Amazon.UK is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a £0.99 Jubilee Sale, which has over 200 books to choose from, while Germany has a “Summer Comes” Sale with 80% off English language books and prices of EUR 0,99 – 1,09. Although the US Amazon Store is having a Memorial Day Event for books, it is for print editions, although the monthly $3.99 or Less Sale is ongoing.

Unfortunately, I only had one voucher code on the Refurbished Kindles, so several of you will have to wait until next time. Congratulations, though, to jvan, chosen by the number generator at Random.Org. Check your email for the code and instructions on using it. Be sure to check your Spam folder if you don’t see it right away.

Additional formats on free books:

Today is the last day to take advantage of this KSO deal:

Today’s Kindle Deal of the Day is the AmazonEncore edition of Greyhound ($0.99), by Steffan Piper.

Book Description
12-year-old Sebastien Ranes is taking a trip. He doesn’t exactly understand why, but he accepts it. His mother often seems too emotionally detached to care for him. Her latest boyfriend Dick takes cruel pleasure in mimicking the boy’s stuttering, and wants to live his life without “somebody else’s kid” getting in the way. So it’s no surprise when they pack his bags to send him away. It is a surprise when they send him alone.

Ushered from his Stockton, California home, Sebastien must fend for himself and travel two thousand miles across the country to live with his grandmother and sister in Pennsylvania. Along the way, he learns that sometimes caring, guidance and understanding can come from some unlikely people.

Marcus is a man who has been neglected more by society than his family. As a young black ex-con, he is not the epitome of the person most would pick as a chaperone for their child’s cross country trip. Yet rather than be held apart by their differences, Marcus and Sebastien are drawn together by the things that make us all alike. As both guide and protector, Marcus imparts his own style of wisdom while showing Sebastien that, despite the darker side of the human condition, people can and do care for one another.

Greyhound is the story of the journey taken by a young boy into manhood, and by the reader into his world. Like every trip, there are many stops along the way. But this journey differs in the way young Sebastien arrives at his destination.

The Happiness Equation ($1.57 / £0.99 UK), by Nick Powdthavee, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $8.39).

Book Description
Everybody wants to be happy. But how much happiness will each life choice bring? Should I get married? Am I going to feel good in that new job? Is seeing friends worth more than a Ferrari? How can we decide not only which choice is better for us, but how much better?

The Happiness Equation reveals the cutting-edge new science of happiness economics for the first time and explains, quantifiably, how and why some things matter more to our happiness than others.

About the Author
Nick Powdthavee is a behavioral economist at the department of economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time ($8.61 $1.99 Kindle, B&N), by Brian Tracy, is the Nook Daily Find, price matched on Kindle.

Book Description
Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the day’s most challenging task, Tracy shows readers how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize their time. He details 21 practical, doable steps to stop the procrastination treadmill and get more of the important tasks done.

Every idea in this book is focused on increasing your overall levels of productivity, performance, and output and on making you more valuable in whatever you do. You can apply many of these ideas to your personal life as well. Each of these twenty-one methods and techniques is complete in itself. All are necessary. One strategy might be effective in one situation and another might apply to another task. All together, these twenty-one ideas represent a smorgasbord of personal effectiveness techniques that you can use at any time, in any order or sequence that makes sense to you at the moment. The key to success is action. These principles work to bring about fast, predictable improvements in performance and results. The faster you learn and apply them, the faster you will move ahead in your career—guaranteed! There will be no limit to what you can accomplish when you learn how to Eat That Frog!

Tiger’s Quest ($10.98 Hardcover, $2.49 B&N), the second title in the Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck, is the Nook Daily Find for Families; no Kindle edition.

Book Description
Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest–this time with Ren’s dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger’s Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER’S QUEST brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.

Winner of a Parent’s Choice Award!

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