100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each: April 2013

100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less each:April 2013

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 43% of the books in the USA Kindle store are $3.99 or less (828,367 of 1,925,022). Still, these are on sale, and that’s worth something. :)

I’m going to list some of the $3.99 or lower 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. Although, I have to say, that the first few that I wanted to do here did have it blocked, which was disappointing.

Survivors #1: The Empty City
by Erin Hunter

Hunter is a popular young readers’ author, who writes characters who are animals…this series features dogs.

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season
by Jonathan Eig

Well-reviewed non-fiction account of Jackie Robinson…might be a good read before 42 (with Harrison Ford) comes out April 12th. This one is also possibly a good gift for the future.

The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
by Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann

Originally published in 1966, you can save $12 (at time of writing) on this solid backlist title about how groups of people come to a consensus on what reality is. I’m probably going to get this one. 🙂 I have lectured in the past about how people come to decisions about things, and consensus reality is one of my interests.

The Black Stallion Returns
by Walter Farley

This is the second book in the classic children’s series…this one was first published in 1945.

Bank Shot (The Dortmunder Novels)
by Donald E. Westlake

The multiple Edgar-award winning novelist…

The Valhalla Exchange
by Jack Higgins

Higgins’ most famous work is probably The Eagle Has Landed. Valhalla is a stand alone novel, written under the pseudonym of Harry Patterson.

Mickelsson’s Ghosts
by John Gardner

If you are looking for a light, summery, popcorn book…this isn’t going to be it. 😉 Gardner’s works take some, well, work, but can be quite brilliant.

Well, there are a few of them for you. I would have listed more, but on so many of them the publishers had taken the step to block text-to-speech access! Many of the books were from Simon & Schuster…that’s why it is always nice to see a book from Open Road, which doesn’t block it.


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: April 2013”

  1. Lady Galaxy Says:

    They really had a good selection this time around. I ended up buying 4 books. One of them had been on my “wait till the price drops” list. I’m not sure of its original price, but it was for an author that I’d be willing to pay up to my $11.99 limit, and I got it for $3.99. I won’t promote it here because it does block text to speech, and I will respect your stand on that issue.

    One feature it does have that I haven’t noticed before is in the font settings page, it give you the option to turn the “publisher’s font” off! Now, if it would just finally give me to option to turn full justification off, I would be so happy!

    Meanwhile, I’ll just have to keep using my older Kindle without the KF8 “downgrade” masking as an upgrade that was supposed to give more styling options, but actually took them away. Too bad the publishers don’t realize what happens to word spacing with larger fonts.

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