40% off KU and other last minute Prime Day bargains

July 18, 2018

40% off KU and other last minute Prime Day bargains

The first half a day of

Prime Day (and a half) (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

had a lot of glitches and crashing…in my family, we saw the “Uh-Oh dogs” a lot!

In fact, we speculated that maybe Amazon would extend Prime Day to make up for it…but we didn’t really expect that.

It seems quite odd that the super powerhouse server provider company (AWS…Amazon Web Services is now almost Amazon’s most important business), with massive algorithms to predict demand, could have been that far off. It was bad enough that some conspiracy theory type things occurred to me…not as likely, but just as possible scenarios (including sabotage, equipment failure…even “false flag” type self-limiting to obscure certain other impacts). I didn’t believe any of those, but my mind is always running down alternative timelines. 😉

Regardless, I wanted to highlight a few bargains available now:

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

This is Amazon’s subser (subscription service) for e-books…normally $9.99 a month for “all you can read” (you can have up to ten books out at a time) from a quite large selection.

If you aren’t a member already, you can get three months for $0.99…how could you not? 😉

If you are an existing member (we’ve been happy members since it started…even though I’ve been less happy lately, since I haven’t been able to use text-to-speech…the only audio choice it will give me is an audiobook, which I know the majority of people prefer), you can also get a discount:

Kindle Unlimited deal (at AmazonSmile*)

You can get 12 months for $80.32 (which works out to $6.69 per month approx.), and it tells you to enter the promo code of PDKU18. You can also select 24 months for $143.86 ($5.99 per month approx.). It doesn’t mention the code, but I’ll enter it. 🙂

You can generally get to the deals through the

Prime Day (and a half) (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

so I’ll just mention a few you can find there…double-check the price before you buy it:

  • Alexa Fire TV Stick for $19.99…great way to get Alexa, and we use Fire TV to watch TV just about all the time
  • Echo Dot $29.99
  • The Fire TV Cube for $89.99 (this is $30 off their new, and I think eventually game-changing, device)
  • The Echo Show is still $100 off at $129.99
  • Echo 2nd Gen for $69.99
  • Kindle Paperwhite (still my favorite Kindle model currently available) for $79.99 ($40 off)
  • Echo Spot (love this one!) for $9999
  • $50off the Fire HD 10 (which has Show Mode)
  • I mentioned earlier today: buy an e-book off the top charts and get 75% off another e-book purchase, or buy one other Kindle e-book and get 30% off Buy a Kindle book from the top read and sold charts, get 75% off your next Kindle book purchased by July 31st

Okay, those were all Amazon…but there are so many things! About six hours to go at time of writing…


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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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Here is the Prime Day Kindle book deal!

July 17, 2018

I am just on my phone right now so I can’t make this look very pretty, but I did want to let you know! 🙂

This is for Prime members in the USA, and I’m sure there may be some restrictions, but this is a good deal!

Buy a Kindle book from the top read and sold charts, get 75% off your next Kindle book purchased by July 31st

You will also see a link on that page that explains how you can buy “any other Kindle book” and get 30% credit towards your next ebook, again, I’m sure with some limitations.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love my Kindle blog.

Happy bookish birthdays (17 July) to…

July 17, 2018

Happy bookish birthdays (17 July) to…


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Prime Day (and a half) starts today at noon Pacific

July 16, 2018

Prime Day (and a half) starts today at noon Pacific

Amazon’s

Prime Day (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

starts today (Monday, July 16) at noon Pacific. It will continue through midnight on Tuesday, July 17 (just before it becomes Wednesday) Pacific.

There will be lots of bargains, and they won’t all last all day. There are new products being introduced, freebies, all for

Amazon Prime (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

members (free trial memberships are available).

This year, I’ve had a couple of people bring up personally to me a strike/boycott against Amazon which goes through Prime Day (meaning that some people are not ordering things through Amazon or using their services).

There are quite a few articles on this, and I would say even more buzz on social media. Here’s a Bing search:

Bing search for “Amazon strike”

One person asked me specifically because they thought I could give the best pro-Amazon argument.

I’m not going to argue for or against joining this action: there will be people who are passionate about it on both sides.

Essentially, the initial impetus for this was European Amazon employees stating concern about how Amazon treats them.

What I’ll do is suggest you consider these two questions:

  • Does Amazon treat its employees (European and otherwise) fairly?
  • If you decide they don’t, will boycotting Amazon affect that situation, and if so, how?

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Happy bookish birthdays (16 July) to…

July 16, 2018

Happy bookish birthdays (16 July) to…


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals: amazing!

July 15, 2018

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals: amazing!

Once I’ve gotten my typical daily writing (the Bookish Birthdays in this blog, a birthday thing I do for work, writing and tweeting This Day in Geeky History, posting a picture to our dogs’ Flipboard magazine, Butterscotch Chaos and Friends, and a new thing I’m really enjoying ((and to which I welcome your participation)), #1TweetExpert))) done, my thoughts usually turn to what I’ll write for this blog. I certainly don’t write a non Bookish-Birthdays tweet every day…I’d like to get back to writing a lot more narrative here, and I’m hoping that happens once I’ve been doing Bookish Birthdays for a year.

Since I’m not writing every day, an idea may percolate for a few days. I was planning to write one thing today…but then

today’s

Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

so impressed me, it took precedence. I may write a second post today (this week is going to be another long one at work), and of course, I need to remind you about

Prime Day (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

officially starting at noon Pacific tomorrow (Monday, 16 July) but with deals happening now. 🙂

Still, as a former brick-and-mortar bookstore manager, I was looking at today’s list…and thinking that if I was still in that role, I would have expected to have many of these p-books (paperbooks) on my retail shelves.

If you were looking for an e-book sale on Prime Day (and there may still be more), this fits the bill.

Oh, mentioning physical stores, brings up one tangent before I start listing books: when we were in the AmazonBooks recently in Walnut Creek, California, I noticed (actually inside the store) a bowl of water for pets. I asked,and they told me dogs were welcome in the store…even if the dogs aren’t working (just “pet” dogs, not necessarily service dogs). One of our dogs probably has at least another week of recovery from a bite wound before they can go back out in public, but we’ll consider taking them to AmazonBooks later.

Okay, books in today’s

Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

!

Remember that you can buy these books at the reduced price and either delay delivery for an appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print them out and give them whenever you want. You can also use the recently added

“Buy Kindle Books for Others”

feature, if you really want to share the book.

Do check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze that Buy button…the price may not apply in your country, or you may see this after the sale is over.

Here are some of the 59 titles which caught my eye…not just well known authors, in some cases, but well-known books.

  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (#1 of 3) | recently adapted into a well-received movie directed by Alex Garland
  • Dietland by Sarai Walker
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling) (Cormoran Srike #3) | 4.5 out of 5 stars | 3, 017 customer reviews | $2.99
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly | 4.4 stars | 2,004 reviews | $2.99 | basis for our favorite movie of the past couple of years
  • Instinct (AKA Murder Games) by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  • Codename Villanelle (inspiration for Killing Eve) by Luke Jennings
  • Absolute Power by Robert Baldacci
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller #1) by Michael Connelly
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel | 4.4 stars | 6,699 reviews | also available through Kindle Unlimited (which may be on sale on Prime Day) at no additional cost
  • I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore (#1 of 7) | 4.6 stars | 2,434 reviews | $1.99
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (#1 of 5)
  • A Very English Scandal by John Preston (adaptation currently on Netflix)
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (KU)
  • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks | 4.5 stars | 3,890 reviews | $1.99
  • Room by Emma Donoghue | lauded movie adaptation
  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren | a real classic
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (author of The Hundred and One Dalmations)
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (Grantchester Mysteries #1)
  • Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank R. Galbraith and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • Impulse by Steven Gould
  • The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part ONe by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
  • The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton
  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel | 3.8 stars | 2,556 reviews
  • Denial by Deborah E. Lipstadt
  • Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1
  • 300 by Frank Miller
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 by Joss Whedon
  • Saving Zoe by Alyson Noël

Enjoy…and look for more bargains on Prime Day (and a half) 2018!


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Happy bookish birthdays (15 July) to…

July 15, 2018

Happy bookish birthdays (15 July) to…


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Happy bookish birthdays (14 July) to…

July 14, 2018

Happy bookish birthdays (14 July) to…


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Happy bookish birthdays (13 July) to…

July 13, 2018

Happy bookish birthdays (13 July) to…


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

Happy bookish birthdays (12 July) to..

July 12, 2018

Happy bookish birthdays (12 July) to…


Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.


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