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  1. How is the David Shoemaker book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling? It's currently on sale for $4.99 on Kindle, which is its lowest price to date, according to ereaderiq.com. I really liked the author's articles on Deadspin, but is this more of an overview of wrestling history? I'm kind of burned out on those (and I still have The Comic Book History of Professional Wrestling to read anyway). https://smile.amazon.com/Squared-Circle-Death-Professional-Wrestling-ebook/dp/B008BM4MN0/
  2. The Mildred Burke book Queen of the Ring is currently $1.99 on Kindle. https://smile.amazon.com/Queen-Ring-Muscles-Diamonds-American-ebook/dp/B008UX348O/
  3. Amazon's traditional Black Friday/Prime Day coupon code: NOVBOOK18 for $5 off a $20+ book order. I'm thinking of using it to get the Nitro book. One note: For some reason, using coupon codes seems to take away your "verified purchase" status if you review the book, if you care about such things. Made me look like an illicit bootlegger when I reviewed @Liam O'Rourke's Pillman book, even though I did purchase it legitimately from Amazon. Might've just been a glitch at the time though. Who knows?
  4. A couple of new Kindle deals: Free (wrestling novels) - The Condemned - Buddy Cooper Finds a Way: A Novel - The Secret Life of Dr. Demented 99 cents - Ted DiBiase - Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask I remember the Mysterio book being surprisingly great.
  5. Full list of price drops on WWE books: 99 cents - Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life - Showdowns: The 20 Greatest Wrestling Rivalries of the Last Twenty Years - Batista Unleashed - Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness - Diary of a Heartbreak Kid: Shawn Michaels' Journey into the WWE Hall of Fame - My Favorite Match: WWE Superstars Tell the Stories of Their Most Memorable Matches - The World Wrestling Entertainment Yearbook 2003 Edition - Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar - WWE Legends - Superstar Billy Graham: Tangled Ropes $1.99 - Adam Copeland On Edge - Hollywood Hulk Hogan - Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body It's been years since I've read Superstar Billy Graham: Tangled Ropes, but I remember liking it. That's probably the one sure buy for me. (Edit: I bought it.) Wrestling for My Life, the HBK religious/wrestling book, is surprisingly good. I actually liked it more than his first book. No idea how Diary of a Heartbreak Kid is though. I remember My Favorite Match being a fun read. Adam Copeland On Edge was written too early in his career, but it's good for what it is. This is where the JBL shower story comes from. If you look up the term "wrestling bubble," this would be it - with Edge describing the experience as some kind of rite of passage and honor, or at least that's how it came across to me.
  6. Yep. Several of them are. I'm going to post a list in a few minutes.
  7. Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness just dropped to 99 cents on Kindle. Just be aware that it's more about Dustin's drug issues and daddy issues and less about his wrestling career, so don't expect any deep insight on his great matches and angles. I may re-buy it on Kindle anyway - not sure yet. I haven't checked to see if any other WWE books have dropped in price. I'll update the thread if there's anything else. Edit: More below...
  8. Chiming in with a recommendation for Teeny: Professional Wrestling's Grand Dame. I was in the mood to read it after listing to the first few episodes of the Jerry Jarrett podcast. It's an absolutely riveting read and a must for any wrestling fan, historian, etc. You can borrow it for free with Kindle Unlimited or get the Kindle book for $4 otherwise. The paperback is around $15. However you choose to read it, it's worth it.
  9. I thought the @Liam O'Rourke book was fantastic. What was Bischoff's problem with it?
  10. Where is this book available? I can't find it on Amazon. Google leads me to https://wcwnitrobook.com/ but I have no idea if that's the right book. The ebook price is way out of whack, and only in non-Kindle ePub format (I can convert it with Calibre, but the conversion is never perfect). Plus, the site doesn't exactly look professional or like something I'd feel confident giving my payment information to. Edit: I just noticed a PayPal option, so at least there's that. I have no idea why you wouldn't launch a book on Amazon in this day and age. Hopefully it eventually shows up there, and at a reasonable price on Kindle. $18 for an ebook is madness. Still, part of me is kinda tempted to spring for the paperback. Please let us know your thoughts after you finish it, @dokdoyle.
  11. A bunch of WWE-published books are on sale for 99 cents on Kindle: As always, narrow the reviews by Kindle edition to make sure there are no OCR conversion issues (typos, bad formatting, etc. that weren't in the paper versions). - Are We There Yet?: Tales from the Never-Ending Travels of WWE Superstars - Big Apple Takedown (WWE) - The Condemned (WWE) - Have More Money Now: A Commonsense Approach to Financial Management (Wwe) - The Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie: Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks (Wwe S) - Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D.--The Reality of Amy Dumas (WWE) - Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s - The Marine (WWE) - Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring (WWE) - See No Evil (WWE) - Showdowns: The 20 Greatest Wrestling Rivalries of the Last Twenty Years (WWE) - Tales from Wrescal Lane (WWE) - Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body (WWE) - The Ultimate World Wrestling Entertainment Trivia Book: The Ultimate WWE Trivia Book - The Unauthorized History of DX (WWE) - Unscripted (WWE) - The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship - WWE Legends
  12. Jimmy Korderas's book is now $5 on Kindle. Likely a temporary sale price, but it's been that price a few times before according to ereaderiq.com. That site's price-tracker alerted me, so I bought it this time. The Wrestling Journeyman: Life and Times of an Indy Wrestler: From History MAKER to History Teacher by Dusty Wolfe is currently FREE on Kindle. This is a full-length book, not one of the weird 10-page articles he sells a bunch of on the Kindle store.
  13. Plus, Dillon is on Kindle for $10. https://smile.amazon.com/Wrestlers-Are-Like-Seagulls-McMahon-ebook/dp/B00JCZJEBK/
  14. You might be better off selling them individually. Even then, the sticker shock is too much for me.
  15. So, anyone else get WWE Raw: The First 25 Years? I bought it for the hell of it but haven't had a chance to flip through it yet. Positive review here though: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/Reviews/2018/05/17/22778261.html
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