Peeking out from under the work to bury you in (mostly, but not all) book contests and links

Don’t forget to leave a comment on the contest post before 7 pm CDT, Thursday, September 3, for your chance to win a copy of Michelle Rowen’s forthcoming paranormal romance, Tall, Dark and Fangsome! (Another of Michelle Rowen’s vampire romances, Bitten and Smitten, is a $1.99 ebook from Hatchette Books in September.)

Books on the Knob reports that Kindle owners can pick up China Mieville’s urban fantasy novel Perdido Street Station and Keri Arthur’s first Riley Jensen novel, Full Moon Rising, for free. (Actually, these aren’t just for Kindle – they’re the Suvudu free books for the month and are in pdf.)

Dear Author has posted their list of ebook specials for September.

Many contests listed over at Book Junkie II!

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) has a great list of contests, too, along with information on new releases, interviews, and more.

A Journey of Books is giving away Mr and Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy and Loving Mr Darcy to one lucky winner – you have an assortment of different ways to participate before September 15.

Ellora’s Cave is giving away a Sony or Asus netbook. Contest runs through the end of the year… and you need to tell Ellora’s Cave how their erotic romances have improved your sex life. 🙂

Fran at Romancing the Yarn is giving away some Patons sock yarn. Leave a comment before September 8 for your chance to win.

ModernCat’s giving away a nifty cat bed – leave a comment before September 6 for your chance to win.

Frank at Chromewaves is giving away a VTech Wifi Internet radio. Leave a comment before midnight EDT September 7 for your chance to win.

For your chance to win a copy of the vampire collection By Blood We Live (cover obviously inspired by The Lost Boys), leave a comment at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist – no end date listed.

Check out SciFiGuy’s list of September urban fantasy, paranormal romance, romance, and scifi releases.

Dear Author has some great tips on how bloggers can get into book reviewing.

Sony’s eBook Library software (Windows and Mac) is freeware and you don’t need a Sony Reader to use it. Calibre (Windows, Mac, Linux) is another free ebook library manager that has lots of options for converting non-DRM ebooks into different formats.

Consumerist sort of got answers to their questions about Kindle licensing.

TeleRead linked to an interesting article on what Amazon’s competitors might want to consider if they plan to beat the Kindle.

Asus could have an ebook reader out by the holidays.

I like the idea of “crowd sourcing” ebook error corrections. I could put together a list! 😉

Awful Library Books found a pretty scary knitting book still on the shelves…

Dang, this is way too long already. Hmm. How about some gratuitous abs?

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