Holiday Reading: Free eBooks and Good Blogs

Hello again!

'Tis the season of giving, and hopefully most of you will have a little more time to do some reading, so I thought this would be a good time to share the following links with you.

Free eBooks

In the last few months we've seen a bunch of good free eBooks come out. I'm not sure how this trend started, but I suspect this TechZingLive interview with Jason Cohen might have something to do with it. 🙂

Here are four eBooks I think you might like, which are all free:

Do you know any other good eBooks along these lines? Don't be shy and post the links in the comments if you do! 🙂

My favorite non-tech blogs

I follow A LOT of blogs, mostly tech and business stuff. It's all good and useful, but the echo-chamber makes me a bit queasy after a while.

That's when I like to look at these:

  • Letters of Note - these are always entertaining
  • Today and Tomorrow - crazy digital art, designy furniture and artsy animated GIFs (remember those?)
  • Strange Maps - for map nerds like me
  • The Big Picture on boston.com. A view of our World through gorgeous, always though-provoking pictures
  • Indexed - I just started following this one recently. Very smart stuff, plus I have a soft spot for hand-drawn things 😉
  • Minimal - not at the same level of the ones above, but quick to read

What are your favorite "escape from the technosphere" blogs?

Mariah's Bycicle, 12/19/2009
Have a great holiday break everyone, happy reading!

Peldi

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  1. Although not tech books, all of my writings (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) are available as free .PDF downloads at http://www.lulu.com/blackbirdcraven

    You can also find my two “Warble McGorkle” novels in various formats at http://www.feedbooks.com — search either for “Warble McGorkle” or my nom de plume when writing fiction, “Blackbird Crow Raven”

  2. Great Saas Sales Advice: 3 eBooks all by Joel York

    SaaS Success-Top Ten Dos and Don’ts
    http://www.saas-business.com/

    SaaS Sales Management Tips
    http://chaotic-flow.com/media/saas-sales-management-tips.pdf

    SaaS Model Economics 101
    http://chaotic-flow.com/2009/05/04/saas-competitive-advantage-saas-economics-101-e-book/

  3. I enjoyed Steve Browne’s book “Traction”, an introduction to the whole “sales thing” for startup entrepreneurs http://www.innovatorstraction.com/