Archive for April, 2012

Instant Video Bargain Alert: Today Only, Rent Super 8 For 99 Cents!

April 11, 2012
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Instant Video Bargain Alert: Today Only, Rent Super 8 For 99 Cents!

Today only, you can rent J.J. Abrams’ (Alias, Lost, Alcatraz) rollicking sci-fi homage to Steven Spielberg, Super 8, for just 99 cents. From Amazon: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it...

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Breaking News: Partial Settlement in Apple, Agency 5 Antitrust Suit

April 11, 2012
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Bloomberg News is reporting that when the U.S. Justice Department officially moved to file suit against Apple and the “Agency 5”, all but Apple and one of the publishers named in the suit negotiated a settlement. From Bloomberg: The U.S. sued Apple Inc. (AAPL), Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in...

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New Kindle Singles – Just 99 Cents Each!

April 11, 2012
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New Kindle Singles – Just 99 Cents Each!

A new month means some new Kindle Singles, 99 cent shorts in fiction, nonfiction, journalism and memoir. Among the best-reviewed titles this month: An Unexpected Twist, by Andy Borowitz; rated an average of 4.5/5 stars across 141 reviews: Andy Borowitz almost died, but lived to tell this stranger-than-fiction tale. In his first-ever work of...

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Instant Video Spotlight: House

April 11, 2012
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Instant Video Spotlight: House

The wonderful medical drama, House, is now in its eighth, and final, season. Whether you’ve yet to enjoy this well-acted ensemble show or want to re-screen some favorite episodes, Amazon Instant Video can bring any or every episode to your Kindle Fire. Hugh Laurie stars as the brilliant, misanthropic, superior (and drug-addicted) Doctor Gregory House....

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Free App of the Day: Quell

April 10, 2012
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Free App of the Day: Quell

Today’s Amazon Free App of the Day is the popular puzzler Quell. This game has an average review rating of 5/5 stars across over 1,860 reviews, and is currently rated #5 in the Games category of Amazon’s app store. From Amazon: Quell captivates and enchants the mind with challenging puzzles and all-encompassing, Zen-like gameplay. The critically-acclaimed...

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Ebook Spotlight: Carole King’s Memoir, A Natural Woman

April 10, 2012
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Ebook Spotlight: Carole King’s Memoir, A Natural Woman

Released just today, Carole King’s Memoir A Natural Woman is a must-read for fans, and recommended for anyone else who would be interested in reading about the tumultuous life of the sometimes needy and even battered woman who nevertheless blazed trails for generations of creative women to come. In her review for USA today, Elysa Gardner says: As...

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Bargain Alert: Gotye’s MP3 Album Making Mirrors Is $5, This Week Only

April 10, 2012
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Bargain Alert: Gotye’s MP3 Album Making Mirrors Is $5, This Week Only

If you’ve been enjoying the Gotye (pronounced go – tee – ay) single, Somebody That I Used To Know, then it’s probably worth your while to grab the entire MP3 album, Making Mirrors, while it’s on sale this week for $5. The album is rated 4.5/5 stars across 48 Amazon customer reviews, and is currently...

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Movie Spotlight: This Just In – The Iron Lady

April 9, 2012
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Movie Spotlight: This Just In – The Iron Lady

Beginning tomorrow (but available for pre-order right now) you can see Meryl Streep in her Academy Award winning performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, right on your Fire, as an Amazon Instant Video. From IMDB: An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles...

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Bargain Alert Monday: 50 – 67% Off Premium Game Apps

April 9, 2012
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Bargain Alert Monday: 50 – 67% Off Premium Game Apps

This week, we feature Amazon’s deals on premium Android game apps for your Fire. Start with Enjoy Sudoku, currently 67% off at 99 cents, and carrying an average review rating of 5/5 stars across 140 customer reviews. From Amazon: – Choose from 16 difficulty levels; find something for everyone – Play unlimited games with...

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Controversial, Adults-Only Smash Hit Fifty Shades of Grey Now Available In Audiobook Form

April 9, 2012
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Controversial, Adults-Only Smash Hit Fifty Shades of Grey Now Available In Audiobook Form

Avid readers and fans of erotica can hardly have missed the brouhaha over Fifty Shades of Grey, the surprise bestseller by E.L. James. It’s been written about in The Huffington Post, ABC News has covered it, NPR has debated whether or not it’s sexist, the NY Times has written it up as an “S...

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