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The Atlantic for Kindle

The Atlantic magazine is delivered wirelessly to your Kindle each month for $1.25.  It publishes ten issues a year and has about 400,000 readers.

The first issue of The Atlantic Monthly, as it was known back then, appeared in November, 1857.  The magazine was a huge success and considered itself “a journal of literature, politics, science and the arts”.  The magazine was conceived by notable figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell.

Lowell was the first editor from 1857 to 1861.  He was an abolitionist who brought up controversial issues that included topics such as giving women the ability to get an education.

When it began, The Atlantic Monthly’s Declaration of Purpose went something like this:

“In politics, The Atlantic Monthly will be the organ of no party or clique, but will honestly endeavor to be the exponent of what its conductors believe to be the American idea. It will deal frankly with persons and with parties, endeavoring always to keep in view that moral element which transcends all persons and parties, and which alone makes the basis of a true and lasting prosperity. It will not rank itself with any sect of anties: but with that body of men which is in favor of Freedom, National Progress, and Honor, whether public or private.” more

The magazine has won many awards, including the coveted National Magazine Award.  The staff is young, averaging  age 35.  Other literary tidbits to note are: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” a well known relic of America, and “Fifty Grand,” Ernest Hemingway’s first ever short story, both appeared in The Atlantic.  The magazine published early works of Mark Twain and important essays by Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt.

The magazine has a rich and influential history that I can only touch on. The current editor is James Bennet.  The Atlantic recently moved their offices from Boston to Washington DC, thus breaking away from their New England roots.

Currently, The Atlantic is owned by The Atlantic Monthly Group.

Amazon signs deal to give away a free e-book for Amazon Kindle customers – Free Kindle e-book via Whispernet

Spirit House,\" by Christopher G. MooreAmazon and publisher Grove/Atlantic from today will be giving away a free copy of the new novel “Spirit House” by Christopher G Moore to Amazon Kindle customers, beginning today Kindle owners can go to the Kindle page for “Spirit House” and download a free copy of the e-book via Whispernet.

The electronic version will be available from today (August 1), in advance of the book’s release in print on 28th August, which will cost $10.40.

Morgan Entrekin, the president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic, said that the deal with Amazon “is a great way to expand Moore’s audience even further.”

So head on over and get your free copy, here is the book description;

In the nearly twenty years he has lived in Bangkok, Christopher G. Moore has written nine novels starring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a PI in the dark and steamy Thai capital. Internationally acclaimed, the prizewinning novels have been translated into ten languages. Now Spirit House, the first novel in the series, is finally available in North America.

A farang is dead and the Bangkok police have a confession the next morning from a young paint-thinner addict. He claims he killed Ben Hoadly, an expat Brit, but Calvino has his doubts when he sees heavy bruises on the kid’s face. In no time Calvino is working both sides, out to find the killer for Hoadly’s wealthy father, and eager to clear the addict’s name for a beautiful friend who runs a charity in the slums. With the help of his best friend, Pratt, a Shakespeare quoting Thai police colonel, and his loyal assistant, Ratana, Calvino plunges into the dangerous world of addicts, dealers, fortune tellers, inexpensive hit men, oversexed foreigners, and professional bar girls. Spirit House is a thrilling introduction to Vincent Calvino and Christopher G. Moore’s Bangkok.

UPDATE: Link to the Kindle edition of “Spirit House”

Source: New York Times