100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each: September 2012
Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal, which discounts (usually) one book a day. That used to often be to $0.99, but I’ve noticed lately it’s more likely to be $1.99…or higher.
They’ve also been doing 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less each month.
Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that some of the books seem to sell out at that price sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).
It’s also interesting…about 42% of the books in the USA Kindle store are $3.99 or less (648,406 of 1,533,212). Still, these are on sale, and that’s worth something.
I’m going to list some of the ones that caught my eye…I’m not necessarily recommending them, but I do think they are interesting.
The ones I list also don’t block text-to-speech access…but I think blocking it is becoming rarer.
The Sirens of Titan
by Kurt Vonnegut
Digital list price is $7.99…sale price at time of writing is $2.99. Saving $5 on Vonnegut is a good thing. As is the case with some other books on this list, this is published by RosettaBooks, which defeated Random House when the latter claimed they had the rights to e-books when they had paid for the rights to p-books (paperbooks). Random House eventually joined the Agency Model, which would have prevented Amazon from discounting a book like this (if Random House had licensed the rights).
John Dies at the End
by David Wong
Very well-reviewed (298 5-star reviews out of 394) humor/horror novel.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland
Flash and Filigree
by Terry Sothern
This is the first novel by the satirist.
Wizard’s First Rule
by Terry Goodkind
The first book in the series on which Legend of the Seeker was based.
Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy
by Rudyard Kipling
Introduction by Neil Gaiman
Afterword by Stephen Jones
For a time, there was a clear-cut separation between being a “literary” author and a genre writer. I think that distinction may be blurring a bit again, and it wasn’t like that in the past. Dickens, after all, wrote a ghost story (and wrote about spontaneous human combustion). I don’t think you’d have trouble getting permission to read Kipling or Jack London for high school English…but these tales are truly horror and fantasy.
Fated (Dark Protectors)
by Rebecca Zanetti
Amazon lists this under romance in the sale. I’m sure it fits there, but it’s always interesting to me that books with vampires aren’t listed as “science fiction & fantasy”. That opens that whole “can of words” about the definitions, though.
Murder Most Maine (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, No. 3) (Gray Whale Inn Mystery)
by Karen MacInerney
Those are a few I noticed…if you have other recommendations out of the list, feel free to let my readers and me know by commenting on this post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.