Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Amazon Antitrust Settlement

 Some great news for some of us! If you remember the disaster and controversy of the Agency Model - whereby publishers (led by Apple) entered into a model that meant they set book prices and Amazon had no ability to reduce them - then you many know that the courts had something to say about it.

Today, Amazon stated:

 In December 2013, a federal court approved legal settlements by publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of eBooks. Those settlements resulted in credits for qualifying Kindle books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

Eligible customers do not need to do anything to receive these credits. If you are eligible, we have already calculated your credit and added it to your Amazon account. As long as you have credit remaining we will automatically apply it to your next purchase of a Kindle book or a print book sold by Amazon.com, regardless of publisher. The credit applied to your purchase will appear in your order summary. Eligible customers should have received a notification email from Amazon on March 25, 2014.

Read more about it and see how much credit you received:  http://bit.ly/BookCredit
How will you spend yours? See the Kindle bookstore

http://amzn.to/KindleBookstore - All kindle books

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kindle Fire app store & great Kindle book deals!

To celebrate the App Store birthday there are some great deals to be had today - games , sketch apps and a printing app so you can print from your Kindle Fire or Android phone.


Today's Gold Box deal is also a great one for Kindle readers -

Start a New Series on Kindle for $1.99 Each 


Truth Stained Lies (Moonlighters Series) The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers On The Moors) Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding Series) Edge of Apocalypse (The End Series)

A Matter of Trust (A Mia Quinn Mystery) Last Light (A Restoration Novel) To Whisper Her Name (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel) Without a Trace: The Rock Harbor Series

Evidence of Mercy (Sun Coast Chronicles) Blue Moon Promise (Under Texas Stars) Private Justice (Newpointe 911) Seek Me with All Your Heart (A Land of Canaan Novel)

The Chase: A Novel (Crime Scene: Houston) Even Now (Lost Love Series) Smitten The Promise of an Angel (A Heaven On Earth Novel)

Black: The Circle Series Cape Refuge (Cape Refuge Series) Sweet Caroline (A Lowcountry Romance) Waking Hours (The East Salem Trilogy)

The Skin Map (Bright Empires) Lonestar Sanctuary (Lonestar Series) The Lightkeeper's Daughter (A Mercy Falls Novel) Hostage in Havana (The Cuban Trilogy)

A Cowboy's Touch (A Big Sky Romance) Soul's Gate (A Well Spring Novel) The Last Thing I Remember (The Homelanders) The Sweet By and By (A Songbird Novel)

Chosen (The Lost Books) A Lady Like Sarah (A Rocky Creek Romance) A Man of His Word (A Hearts of Middlefield Novel) Treasuring Emma (A Middlefield Family Novel)

Stand by Me (A SouledOut Sisters Novel) Plain Perfect (A Daughters of the Promise Novel) Where Do I Go?: A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel Crater (A Helium-3 Novel)

Sweet Olive (Trumpet & Vine) Angel Eyes (An Angel Eyes Novel) The 13th Tribe (An Immortal Files Novel) Invasion (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)

Sarah's Garden (A Patch of Heaven Novel) The Realms Thereunder (An Ancient Earth) Protection for Hire: A Novel The Rivers Run Dry (A Raleigh Harmon Novel)

Field of Blood (Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy) Less than Dead: A Bug Man Novel In the Shadow of the Sun King: A Darkness to Light novel (Book 1) Tidewater Inn (The Hope Beach Series)

Circle of Honor (Scottish Crown Series) Beyond All Measure (A Hickory Ridge Romance) Fit to Be Tied (The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs) Dawn Comes Early (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch Series)

Face of Betrayal (A Triple Threat Novel) Falling to Pieces: A Quilt Shop Murder (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery) Coming Home: A Novel (Winds of Change) Thunder in the Morning Calm (Pacific Rim Series)

The Memory Jar (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors)