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Latest Amazon Kindle With a Built-in Front Light/Black – Includes FREE eBooks here

Cost has always been a big part of the Kindle line’s appeal at the low end. Amazon’s very good at undercutting the competition, while still managing to provide a workhorse e-reader in the process. Of course, paying $90 for the device comes with a number of cut corners, not the least of which has been the device’s stubborn refusal to adopt the front lighting found on the rest of the line.

Amazon’s just amended that oversight with the latest version of the standard Kindle. The device now features an adjustable front light, coupled with a touch 167 PPI display.

Not to mention, that price includes Special Offers (i.e. those screen saver ads the company has been serving up for most of the life of the product). There are also free ebooks which readers can load up into the Kindle too. Details are documented here.

And that is just not it. There are more functions and features summarized below:

  • Adjustable front light lets you read comfortably for hours—indoors and outdoors, day and night.
  • Purpose-built for reading, with a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight.
  • Read distraction-free. Highlight passages, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size—without ever leaving the page.
  • Select from millions of books, newspapers, and audiobooks. Kindle holds thousands of titles so you can take your library with you.
  • With Prime Reading, Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles.
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
  • Enjoy more books with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to switch seamlessly between reading and listening.

Now on top of all the refreshed settings and upgraded functions, Amazon is throwing in a limited time offer exclusive to BooksAvenue when you purchase the Kindle via BooksAvenue links here. Details for unlimited ebooks below:

LIMITED TIME OFFER : Enjoy 3 months of Kindle Unlimited FREE. Redemption instructions will be delivered via email after your order ships. No obligation to redeem. After 3 mos., subscription will auto-renew for $9.99 per month.

Now there will be 1 small issue for non-US citizens. It will require a forwarder service to order this special priced Kindle. For comparison of the cheapest forwarder service, Singsaver has written quite a good summary of the available forwarder services on the internet here. If not, scroll down to the appendix for reference

In summary, BUY the special kindle by Amazon via BooksAvenue promo links for Free ebooks with forwarder service all summarized in this page.

So there you go. All done at the lowest fee for the highest value.

 

This promotion begins on 10th April.

Register your interest and pre-order now.

 

 

 

 

Appendix:

 

Forwarder Services available:

SHIPPING RATES FROM US TO SINGAPORE
Service
Shipping Rate
Delivery Time
Repacking/Consolidation
Value-Added Services
ezbuy
S$3.99/0.5kg
Standard:
4-6 days
Economy:
8-11 days
Repacking: Free
Consolidation:
Free
Insurance
  • 3% of total shipment value
  • S$2,000 limit
  • S$100 compensation for items not insured
Concierge (Buy-For-Me)
  • Home Delivery: S$3 to S$25, depending on weight
Buyandship Singapore
First 1 pound: S$9
Subsequent pound: S$5
6-9 days
Repacking: Free
Consolidation: 
Free (30-day limit)
Insurance
  • 3% of shipment value per package (up to US$30 per package)
  • US$1,000 limit
  • US$100 compensation for items not insured
vPOST
Base charge: S$13.40
$0.91/100g
of volumetric weight
Standard:
4-6 days
Economy:
9-12 days
Repacking:
S$6
Consolidation:
Free for 30 days, S$1.50 per item per day thereafter
Insurance
  • 3% of total value of the shipment, or min of S$9.90 per consignment note– S$20,000 limit
Comgateway
US$13.57 for the first 0.5kg
US$3.74 for subsequent 0.5kg
Express:
3-4 days
Repacking:
US$10 for first 5 packages, US$2 per package thereafter
Consolidation:
Free for 30 days, US$1 per day thereafter
Insurance
  • 1% of total shipment value
  • USD$10,000 limit
  • Compulsory for item(s) over US$250
Concierge (Buy-For-Me)
  • 10% of total purchase cost + domestic shipping (if any)

 

 

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How to Book Swap for FREE in Singapore

We book lovers have a problem. A big problem.

We have a lot of books, but we still want more books. However at limited resources, it’s either constrained storage spaces, or insufficient funds to buy more books.

The only solution?

Book swapping with other readers to exchange and switch books. And that’s how BooksAvenue has been providing a simple platform to match book swappers.


First click on this link: https://t.me/booksavenuebookswapsg

After clicking the link, you should see this page on your browser like this:

Then click on View Group, and then Join.

Alternatively, you can search for @booksavenuebookswapsg within the Telegram app on your mobile. You should see the same icon like this:

The group just started very recently. Feel free to share with others to gather more people with the same interest.

Promo Code for Pilot Pens

If you are a fan of Pilot pens, BooksAvenue has some good news for you!

We have the promo code and through the link below, you will have 20% off.

This is the time to load up your writing materials and reduce your costs. Make sure after you bought the pens, place it in cool dry place for maximum storage life for the pen.

Click below:

Save 20.0% on select products from Pilot with promo code, through 1/31 while supplies last.

Epiphany

The idea of having a book swapping app has always been our dream. This will surely facilitate book swapping for free. And if the idea goes well, it is easy to replicate the same model and expand out of our home ground, Singapore.

So far, most of the costs are borne by Team BooksAvenue, coming from personal pockets to build a dream. Everyone wants cheap and good, someone has to start something. And that’s how BooksAvenue started.

Yet how can we build an app when there is no knowledge or monetary strength to support so?

After much brainstorming, a solution has been found. It is a cheap and good solution.

A Telegram group has created to help facilitate book swaps in Singapore. This group will help book swappers to source and search for books available to swap. It’s a brilliant solution, much mobile and efficient in matchmaking book swap requests.

As such, all requests should be channeled to the Telegram group.

The quest for building our app is not over. The desire for building the app remains, but at the same time, it is necessary to advance forward with time.

So to break the vicious cycle of waiting, an alternative has to be done first. Hopefully once we have sufficient users, it is justifiable and in fact, more motivating for us to seek out ways to build the app.

Currently BooksAvenue has a friend in Malaysia who is willing to partner and work with us to build the app. While there are main jobs for us to perform in the day, it is only fair to execute this within our means and in our freetime.

The telegram shall be a public group and will be monitored. Moderator roles will be given, and similarly, it can be requested from Fox. Feel free to share the group with our fellow readers in Singapore. This will help to facilitate readers to swap books efficiently.

A simple solution to a challenge that has bugged us for months!

Such an epiphany!

Free Book Swaps in SG

We book lovers have a problem. A big problem.

We have a lot of books, but we still want more books. However at limited resources, it’s either constrained storage spaces, or insufficient funds to buy more books.

The only solution?

Book swapping with other readers to exchange and switch books. And that’s how BooksAvenue has been providing a simple platform to match book swappers.

 

First click on this link: https://t.me/booksavenuebookswapsg

After clicking the link, you should see this page on your browser like this:

Then click on View Group, and then Join.

 

Alternatively, you can search for @booksavenuebookswapsg within the Telegram app on your mobile. You should see the same icon like this:

 

 

The group just started very recently. Feel free to share with others to gather more people with the same interest.

This should help to faciliate the users in Singapore to swap books more efficiently. All these are done for FREE. So be wary of anyone who uses BooksAvenue brand/name to collect a fee for doing bookswaps.

Cheers!

The 100 Words Book Review

This idea went into cold storage about 3 years ago. Back then, we were focused on book sales, book swaps, sourcing and delivering books. And being a uber small team to run BooksAvenue, we didn’t want to burden ourselves with additional tasks. After all, there are sites like goodreads.com and the local SG review site, singaporereviewofbooks.org.

Now that we have revamped the model to focus on book swaps only, it’s the right time for us to do up an additional section for book reviews. Getting book reviews from international sites gives an assurance and a certain degree of preview and expectation of a particular title. Wouldn’t it be better if there is another local perspective for consideration?

Indisputably, it is not our aim to compete with international major sites as mentioned above. It is, however, our humble efforts to contribute and to give everyone a great reading experience.

And so we started this 100 Words Book Review today. This 100 words Book Review allows everyone to contribute and write a review on any titles that you have finished. Certainly, this is not revenue or sales driven. Our fans can be assured that all the reviews are unbiased and not motivated by publishers or whatsoever. The only condition is it has to be 100 words. Literally.

As usual, we do not ask anything in return. We only want you to have a great and terrific reading experience. Afterall, BooksAvenue is all about bringing people closer to Literature and Art.

Peace.

 

To read or post a book review, go to:

booksavenue.boards.net/board/11/100-words-book-review

Reviews will be subsequently posted on this website Booksavenue.co

 

 

 

 

 

 

BooksAvenue Forum is up!

Yes we have a forum now!

We have been trying to tackle the problem of creating a usable platform for all our friends and fans to post their Book Swap Requests, selling of second-hand books and all.

With the forum, it will be able to fill the void that the reading community needs. In the past there used to be a website called, secondhandbooks.com.sg. But it seems that it’s gone and no more similar sites after that.

We are still setting up and tying up loose ends. We hope you enjoy this forum as much as we do! 😀

 

http://booksavenue.boards.net/

New Changes In Coming 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we would like to take this chance to wish all our readers and friends, Merry Xmas and a Happy 2016!

Team BooksAvenue is preparing for 2016. Plans are drawn up and changes will be made. And we are ecstatic with the upcoming changes.

2015 has been a fruitful year for us. Many changes were introduced and more positive results were obtained, especially a higher spike in readership. This is a confirmation that we are on the right track! We are very motivated by such and will continue to work even harder to bring the literature world closer to you.

Coming 2016, we will be changing our tagline, or slogan. Currently it is, “Our Books, Your Convenience”. As the retail side has been shut down, we think that this slogan is very much outdated. We will be coming up with a more relevant slogan to capture the epitome of our project, BooksAvenue. More will be revealed in the days to come. This will be accompanied with a change of logo too.

Secondly, we are thrilled to announce that we will be venturing into the world Chinese paintings. Yes we will be selling Chinese paintings imported from all around the world, largely by Singapore and China artists. The paintings will be captured and displayed on our website, and Q0010 site too.

That being said, we will be starting up a new section on our page to depict and explain ways to appreciate chinese paintings, the history and the artist.

This is gonna be exciting! Stay tuned. Thank you for all your support!! 🙂

Announcement of change in business

With effect from 1st January 2016, BooksAvenue will cease the online retail book sales. This helps to realign BooksAvenue’s core business to fulfill both local and international market’s demands.

However, the previous posts of physical books will still be available for perusal.

Secondly, we are seeking online writers to help to contribute to our site. Every written article will be paid, depending on the quality. Interested parties please write in to booksavenue@yahoo.com.sg

Lastly, BooksAvenue wishes all a HAPPY 2016 and thank everyone for your strong support all these years. ^ ^