100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each: December 2012

100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each: December 2012

Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal, which discounts (usually) one book a day (and an additional children’s/teen 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 (707,380 of 1,743,846). Still, these are on sale, and that’s worth something. :)

Note: some of these are from HarperCollins…this is us benefiting from HarperCollins having settled on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) action against the Agency Model, and then having renegotiated their contract with Amazon.  Soon, I think we’ll see Hachette and Simon & Schuster represented in these 100 for $3.99 or less each books as well. You’ll see some well-known and hot books this time…and if you check the publisher, you may see they are HC.

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.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
by Robert M. Pirsig

This was a perennial seller when I managed a brick-and-mortar bookstore. It was first published in 1974, and I’m sure it’s been in print since. At the time of writing, it’s $2.99…$5 off the digital list price, and yes, published by HarperCollins.

Mystic River
by Dennis Lehane

This book is the basis of the Oscar-winning movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Again, HarperCollins (thank you, US Department of Justice).

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket

The first in the extremely popular children’s series…although it never seemed to me that they were really intended for kids. Well worth reading…HarperCollins. The one catch here is that you may want to read all of the other books in the series. Full disclosure: a relative of mine knows “Lemony Snicket”, but we’ve never met.

The Body in the Library (Miss Marple Mysteries)
by Agatha Christie

This is $10 (!) off the digital list price (HarperCollins).

Marilyn Monroe
by Michelle Morgan

Well-reviewed biography…could make a good gift.

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall

The Lords of Discipline
by Pat Conroy

The Long Tail, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
by Chris Anderson

I’ve used the term “the long tail” in this blog before. 🙂

My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up
by Russell Brand

Although it’s definitely not for everyone, this book was a hit.

I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This!: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
by Bob Newhart

You know, it wouldn’t surprise me if Newhart and Brand know each other…

Promised Land (RosettaBooks into Film)
by Robert P. Parker

Yes, it’s a Spenser novel. 🙂

Agincourt: A Novel
by Bernard Cornwell

Well-regarded historical fiction.

Von Ryan’s Express (RosettaBooks Into Film)
by David Westheimer

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.


One Response to “100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each: December 2012”

  1. Agency Model ends for Hachette at Amazon « I Love My Kindle Says:

    […] We’ve been seeing the benefit of this with HarperCollins already, as their books have been featured in Amazon discounts. […]

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