Before today’s Editor’s Picks, a news flash:

Amazon has unveiled two new Kindles that will be available in about 10 days — a high-definition Kindle Fire, and a “Paperwhite” e-Ink Kindle:

The Kindle Fire HD delivers rich color and deep contrast from every angle, with an advanced polarizing filter and custom anti-glare technology.
Paperwhite has 62% more pixels for unsurpassed resolution — 25% better contrast for sharp, dark text.

Both are irresistible, if you ask me. I’ve placed pre-orders for both, and will post a review here after I’ve given each a test-drive.

Both models have two or more flavors — the new Fires have optional 3G data (or WiFi only) and two memory options. I sprung for the 32-GB Wi-Fi model. For the Paperwhite e-Ink, I went with the least expensive model, which comes with “Special Offers.” That one is $20 cheaper, but shows advertisements when it’s in sleep mode. Well worth the 20 bucks, in my opinion.

Now, on to today’s Kindle freebies: As usual, each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours. Books qualify for “Editor’s Picks” if they have outstanding customer reviews. Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free.

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