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E | 7 comments If there is a free book thread in this group, please let me know!

https://www.amazon.com/article/read-t...

For World Book Day (April 23rd), Amazon is offering 9 books that have been translated into English from around the world. Countries: MX, NL, ES, DE, IL, SE, JP, AR, NO

I think this ends at midnight (PST?) Wednesday, April 24th, and I believe it is available worldwide (would suck if it's not). Unfortunately, none of these are fantasy or science fiction - there needs to be MORE translations of those!

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia The Murmur of Bees (Literary Fiction - Mexico)
An American Princess The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew (Biography - Netherlands)
All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo All This I Will Give to You (Mystery - Spain)
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1) by Oliver Pötzsch The Hangman's Daughter ((Mystery - Germany)
About the Night by Anat Talshir About the Night (Historical Fiction - Israel)
The Dark Heart A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator (True Crime - Sweden)
Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro Go ("Book Club" Fiction - Japan)
The Passion According to Carmela by Marcos Aguinis The Passion According to Carmela (Historical Fiction - Argentina)
This Life or the Next by Demian Vitanza This Life or the Next (Literary Fiction - Norway)


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Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1294 comments They're available in Denmark, which is unusual, so hopefully everywhere.


message 3: by E (new)

E | 7 comments Yay, I'm glad you are able to get them. Amazon has apparently avoided having egg on their face this time.


message 4: by Nicole (last edited Apr 23, 2019 05:02AM) (new)

Nicole | 96 comments There are free books on Amazon Germany too, but different ones than you posted.

https://www.amazon.de/s?i=digital-tex...

For anyone reading in german there are free books on https://www.hugendubel.de/de/category...
and https://www.thalia.de/shop/gratis-ebo... too.


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Zoe (zoemmaude) | 31 comments Similar with amazon.co.uk - some are the same, some are different
Nicole wrote: "There are free books on Amazon Germany too, but different ones than you posted.

https://www.amazon.de/s?i=digital-tex......"



message 6: by E (new)

E | 7 comments Ooh, that's interesting! But it makes sense that there would be different books translated in different languages/probably licensing crap.

Germany, I'm sorry you're getting stuck with a vampire romance.


message 7: by E (new)

E | 7 comments Oh, and just as a note, my list is for the US.


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Ellie (patchworkbunny) | 1072 comments It's not advertised at all on the UK site but most the books from the initial post seem to be free anyway. I didn't realise Amazon had a translation imprint...It'll be interesting to see how good they are. Although none of the free books really appeal to me.


message 9: by E (new)

E | 7 comments Ellie, one way you can see the full UK list is by choosing "Kindle Store" with a search for Amazon Crossing and then sort price low to high.

I'll just slap up my link, hopefully it will work properly.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=amazon+c...

This is what I believe the different free UK books are (The Great Passage looks potentially interesting, imo)

Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1) by Viveca Sten Still Waters (Sweden - Crime Fiction)
The House by the River by Lena Manta The House by the River (Greece - Historical Fiction/Family Saga)
The Great Passage by Shion Miura The Great Passage (Japan - Humor)
Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold Winter Men (Germany - Historical Fiction/WW2)

And some various translations of an interview with Obama (in Japanese, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian & German)


message 10: by Ellie (last edited Apr 24, 2019 06:01AM) (new)

Ellie (patchworkbunny) | 1072 comments E wrote: "Ellie, one way you can see the full UK list is by choosing "Kindle Store" with a search for Amazon Crossing and then sort price low to high.

I'll just slap up my link, hopefully it will work prope..."


I think they're tailoring the search because I get a different list of books! I found just searching for one of the free ones suggested all the other free ones. They are not that hard to find if you're looking, it's just that they don't seem to be pushing it at all.

I don't know why I'm looking, I don't need more books. *looks at pile of 400+ unread titles*


message 11: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Oertel | 697 comments Wow, I'm glad I saw this in time - thanks so much for sharing! I'm excited to read the ones from Mexico, Israel, Japan, Argentina, and Norway. :)


message 12: by Allegra (new)

Allegra | 36 comments Lauren wrote: "Wow, I'm glad I saw this in time - thanks so much for sharing! I'm excited to read the ones from Mexico, Israel, Japan, Argentina, and Norway. :)"

Me too. I can't believe I was so busy yesterday that I missed the whole thing, but I least I just scored a few books. I think it said another 13+ hours on my eastern-U.S.-based link.
Get 'em while you can!


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Sarah (sezziy) | 831 comments Ellie wrote: "E wrote: "Ellie, one way you can see the full UK list is by choosing "Kindle Store" with a search for Amazon Crossing and then sort price low to high.

I'll just slap up my link, hopefully it will ..."


It might be less advertised because we had world book day back in March in the UK. Not sure why there's different dates if it's meant to be global?


message 14: by E (new)

E | 7 comments Ellie: Weird. Amazon.co.uk won't let me buy the books, of course, but I don't know why they'd show us different results based on geo-location.

Sarah: I found this about the difference in dates. I guess the UK & Ireland didn't want it to be near/overshadowed by Easter? No idea.
https://www.worldbookday.com/faq/


message 15: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (patchworkbunny) | 1072 comments Sarah wrote: "It might be less advertised because we had world book day back in March in the UK. Not sure why there's different dates if it's meant to be global?..."

We have both World Book Day (for the kids) and World Book Night (for adults). I used to hand out the free books for WBN back when they let anyone do it.


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