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Free Amazon kindle books for Jan 31. Set of well reviewed books (4+ stars and > 100 reviews) [amazon.com]


Public service announcement: If you like the kind of books I list ( free books rated generally 4 stars or more and minimum of 100 reviews- with very few exceptions) and fear you may have missed some of my recent posts simply go here:

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?searchuserid=153555&starteronly=1

Many of the deals I have posted recently can still be obtained for free and can help you build quite a library of good reads on the cheap.



Why does 100+ 4 star reviews matter? Simple. Amazon lists many thousands of books that regularly drop in price to "free". The vast majority of these books, however are nothing but trashy romance novels and worthless "how to" or "self-help" books and "box sets". Many of these guides are published with the express intent to defraud less savvy readers.

These free guides (with very few exceptions) contain nothing but copy and paste public domain online content, recipes and articles lifted from sources like Wikipedia. [reddit.com] They are given catchy titles like "DiY Box Set of basket weaving" or "25 Amazing Tips to Lose Weight Fast" or "50 Best Crockpot Recipes Ever!" Or "ZenMasterDoodle adult coloring book" (containing nothing but public domain stock images) . These guides take literally minutes to package and publish. These publishers attribute the material to a fictitious author (often with a Western sounding name). They also frequently Pay for up to a dozen or so fake 5 star reviews (or generate their own).

These brochures NEED free zero dollar "sales" so they can quickly increase their Amazon sales rank and get priority on the Amazon search filters. Once their sales rank crosses above a certain level, they switch the price to several dollars and lure unsuspecting buyers believing the 44 page double spaced x-large font brochure being sold as an "Ultimate box set" of books" is actually worth money. By the time the real copyright owners can react, the book is pulled from Amazon and the material gets a fresh stock cover photo and slightly new title under a different author.

Unfortunately many of these crappy guides are promoted here on SD daily - about as frequently as they are published - (most likely by the same people who publish and profit from their sales) . They recruit your time and your Amazon account to generate their free sales. Remember: when something is free on the internet, more often than not, YOU become the product.

Anyways, by focusing on 4 stars or more with 100 + reviews you avoid filling your library with this crap and also avoid becoming an unsuspecting party to the free ebook scam.

Please don't forget to come back and thumb this post up so I know there is interest in me posting. click "follow" for early notification when I post these deals as many do expire within minutes or hours of posting. Also it helps to counteract the multitude of thumbs down I get daily from these publishers who are seeing the SD effect diminished since I started my rants against their practices.


Thank you and Please support real authors and not scam artists.
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I really appreciate the work you do in collecting these books so we can all enjoy them. I have Slickdeals set so that I get an email alert with info like yours and I haven't seen one of your posts in a while. Just wondering if you were still doing them and I need to adjust my settings? If not, do you mind sharing how you gathered these books so I can replicate? Thanks!

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Free Amazon kindle books for Jan 31. Set of well reviewed books (4+ stars and > 100 reviews) [amazon.com]


Public service announcement: If you like the kind of books I list ( free books rated generally 4 stars or more and minimum of 100 reviews- with very few exceptions) and fear you may have missed some of my recent posts simply go here:

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?searchuserid=153555&starteronly=1

Many of the deals I have posted recently can still be obtained for free and can help you build quite a library of good reads on the cheap.



Why does 100+ 4 star reviews matter? Simple. Amazon lists many thousands of books that regularly drop in price to "free". The vast majority of these books, however are nothing but trashy romance novels and worthless "how to" or "self-help" books and "box sets". Many of these guides are published with the express intent to defraud less savvy readers.

These free guides (with very few exceptions) contain nothing but copy and paste public domain online content, recipes and articles lifted from sources like Wikipedia. [reddit.com] They are given catchy titles like "DiY Box Set of basket weaving" or "25 Amazing Tips to Lose Weight Fast" or "50 Best Crockpot Recipes Ever!" Or "ZenMasterDoodle adult coloring book" (containing nothing but public domain stock images) . These guides take literally minutes to package and publish. These publishers attribute the material to a fictitious author (often with a Western sounding name). They also frequently Pay for up to a dozen or so fake 5 star reviews (or generate their own).

These brochures NEED free zero dollar "sales" so they can quickly increase their Amazon sales rank and get priority on the Amazon search filters. Once their sales rank crosses above a certain level, they switch the price to several dollars and lure unsuspecting buyers believing the 44 page double spaced x-large font brochure being sold as an "Ultimate box set" of books" is actually worth money. By the time the real copyright owners can react, the book is pulled from Amazon and the material gets a fresh stock cover photo and slightly new title under a different author.

Unfortunately many of these crappy guides are promoted here on SD daily - about as frequently as they are published - (most likely by the same people who publish and profit from their sales) . They recruit your time and your Amazon account to generate their free sales. Remember: when something is free on the internet, more often than not, YOU become the product.

Anyways, by focusing on 4 stars or more with 100 + reviews you avoid filling your library with this crap and also avoid becoming an unsuspecting party to the free ebook scam.

Please don't forget to come back and thumb this post up so I know there is interest in me posting. click "follow" for early notification when I post these deals as many do expire within minutes or hours of posting. Also it helps to counteract the multitude of thumbs down I get daily from these publishers who are seeing the SD effect diminished since I started my rants against their practices.


Thank you and Please support real authors and not scam artists.
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I really appreciate the work you do in collecting these books so we can all enjoy them. I have Slickdeals set so that I get an email alert with info like yours and I haven't seen one of your posts in a while. Just wondering if you were still doing them and I need to adjust my settings? If not, do you mind sharing how you gathered these books so I can replicate? Thanks!
He posts everyday here.

And click on his second link for past posts that you might have missed.
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Quote from hannahkate View Post :
I really appreciate the work you do in collecting these books so we can all enjoy them. I have Slickdeals set so that I get an email alert with info like yours and I haven't seen one of your posts in a while. Just wondering if you were still doing them and I need to adjust my settings? If not, do you mind sharing how you gathered these books so I can replicate? Thanks!
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He posts everyday here.

And click on his second link for past posts that you might have missed.
BladeD replied. I can't control the alerts you may have set or how slickdeals alert system works or doesn't work. I'm very sorry about that. Did you try clicking on follow? i have over 20 users that do and not received any complaints about that feature not working.
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