100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each: February 2012
Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal, which discounts (usually) four books a day (often general fiction, a romance, a science fiction/fantasy book, and a kids’ book). 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 41% of the books in the USA Kindle store are $3.99 or less (766,795 of 1,851,902). 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.
by Leon Uris
The pricing on this one is interesting. It says:
Digital list price: $14.99
Print list price $7.99
Kindle price: $3.99 “You save $4.00 (50%)”
It’s interesting to me that they are basing the savings on the lower priced format…even though that’s the print version in this case.
West of the Tularosa
by Louis L’Amour
According to one of the reviews, eight pulp Western stories from one of the world’s most popular authors.
by Dennis Lehane
This was the basis for the popular movie from a couple of years ago. You can save $7 over the $9.99 digital list price (again, always check your price before buying).
Children of the Red King #1: Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo
Listed as for grades 4-6, this book has 222 reviews and an average of 4 stars…which suggests both popularity and praise.
A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life
by Stephen Kotler
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
by John Heileman and Mark Halperin
From the 2008 election cycle…it became the Golden Globe-winning TV production with Julianne Moore and Ed Harris
Mating in Captivity
by Esther Perel
A psychotherapist who is an expert in “erotic intelligence” talks about how a stable relationship can make desire more difficult
Yep, this is that book…the one who’s title you’ve heard parodied a thousand times. $2.99
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
by Nicholas Boothman
Of course, the difficulty for some of us is having them still like us ninety days later. That’s not necessary in a lot of interactions, though. If you are just going to sell me something like a car, that one transaction may sum up our relationship…
The Thief Lord
by Cornelia Funke
From the author of Inkheart, this children’s adventure story has a 4.2 rating with 447 reviews.
The Crocodile Bird
by Ruth Rendell
I haven’t read this book by the popular author, but I suspect that I might enjoy it more than most of Rendell’s…in part because it sounds unconventional. I can enjoy conventional things, but there is an appeal to me in breaking the mold.
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
by Patrick Mcgilligan
Speaking of unconventional… There was always something weirdly charming about Hitchcock. I remember the director Peter Bogdanovich telling a story about being with Hitch at a hotel. They are having a normal conversation, and get on the elevator. A couple of people get on at a later floor. Hitchcock, smoothly and without preamble, begins describing a gruesome scene: “There was blood on the walls and floor…” Bogdanovich and Hitch leave the elevator, and the other shocked riders who think they have been overhearing a story of ghastly brutality. Hitch goes right back to the previous conversation. Bogdanovich says (approximately), “What was all that about the blood?” HItch laconically replies, “Oh, that was just my elevator story.”
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
The reviews make me wonder if most Steampunkers would qualify these stories as that…but that’s true for a lot of genres. I’ll send myself a sample…I’m guessing I’ll get a least one full story that way.
Those were a few that stood out to me…if you saw something else in this set you want to recommend, feel free to comment on this post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.