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Free amazon kindle books for Jan 5 (set of well reviewed books) free today [amazon.com]


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What are you steps for finding these? You mentioned previously that a lot of the personal development books were crap, and didn't see anything from the last time, so looking for the steps you use to see a list of 4+ stars with a good amount of reviews that are free that are worth reading.

I'd seriously doubt I'd see books like Big Leap, Magic of Thinking Big, etc in a free Kindle list, but you never know.
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depends on what you like. I personally stay away from books that are ALWAYS free and typically are only pamphlets or brochures disguised as "books" to perhaps get you to buy other items. Amazon has thousands of trashy romance novels that are continually rotated into free and paid. they may have a high number of reviews, but with few exceptions i also stay away. and try not to post them. You can sometimes identify them by the cover - some hunk with washboard abs. There are also an unlimited number of "ultimate" guides and "box sets" that are essentially ~50 page booklets with nothing but reprints of wikipedia articles that rotate from free to paid to get someone to one day "buy" the thing with real cash knowing you'll have to go through hoops to get a refund from amazon. i stay away from those too.

I do realize that many of you like those types of books anyways but others here already post those "deals" frequently.

i use filters to scan the amazon database for things i like reading. Namely action thriller, mystery and sci-fi (sometimes other categories also when fancy strikes) and then focus on those that have 100+ reviews and generally 4 star or better ratings. you'd be surprised by how many popular books started out free (like the Martian for example by Wier). Most authors need to attract eyes to their works and free digital content is almost free marketing.

You are free to do the same and perhaps point me to books I may have overlooked.

one more thing - I also try to avoid posting links to free books that i already saw as free in the last month or so.
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Quote from weaver145 View Post :
depends on what you like. I personally stay away from books that are ALWAYS free and typically are only pamphlets or brochures disguised as "books" to perhaps get you to buy other items. Amazon has thousands of trashy romance novels that are continually rotated into free and paid. they may have a high number of reviews, but with few exceptions i also stay away. and try not to post them. You can sometimes identify them by the cover - some hunk with washboard abs. There are also an unlimited number of "ultimate" guides and "box sets" that are essentially ~50 page booklets with nothing but reprints of wikipedia articles that rotate from free to paid to get someone to one day "buy" the thing with real cash knowing you'll have to go through hoops to get a refund from amazon. i stay away from those too.

I do realize that many of you like those types of books anyways but others here already post those "deals" frequently.

i use filters to scan the amazon database for things i like reading. Namely action thriller, mystery and sci-fi (sometimes other categories also when fancy strikes) and then focus on those that have 100+ reviews and generally 4 star or better ratings. you'd be surprised by how many popular books started out free (like the Martian for example by Wier). Most authors need to attract eyes to their works and free digital content is almost free marketing.

You are free to do the same and perhaps point me to books I may have overlooked.

one more thing - I also try to avoid posting links to free books that i already saw as free in the last month or so.

How do you filter books that 100+ reviews?

I've looked to do this myself for kindle books but haven't found a way to do this. Do you scan them manually?

thanks.
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How do you filter books that 100+ reviews?

I've looked to do this myself for kindle books but haven't found a way to do this. Do you scan them manually?

thanks.
yes import and then sort in a spreadsheet. If you don't want to go through all the trouble then a site like freebook sifter can do a reasonable job. this help?
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yes import and then sort in a spreadsheet. If you don't want to go through all the trouble then a site like freebook sifter can do a reasonable job. this help?
I hadn't heard of that site; I'll check it out.
Thanks for the tip!
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yes import and then sort in a spreadsheet. If you don't want to go through all the trouble then a site like freebook sifter can do a reasonable job. this help?
Thanks for the info on freebook sifter site - it has options to sort by genre, ratings, etc. Cool!
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