KDD 2nd anni: popular e-books $2.99 or less each

KDD 2nd anni: popular e-books $2.99 or less each

Amazon is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the

Kindle Daily Deal

with a “return engagement” for 68 (at time of writing) books which have previously been popular Kindle Daily Deals.

We did buy a couple of these, although I’d already gotten some in the past (Amazon notifies you on the book’s product page if you have previously purchased it on this account), and some others block text-to-speech access*.

I like to point out on deals like this that they can make good gifts. You can buy a book now, and then choose a future date (a birthday, a holiday) for delivery.

As always, check the price before you click that Buy button. The prices may not be the same in your country, and books could move in and out of the deal today (although I think that’s not that likely in this case, given their parameters of having to have been popular as KDDs previously).

Here are a few that caught my eye:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
$1.99 at time of writing ($8 off the digital list price)
4.3 out of 5 stars with 1,686 reviews

Classic business book

The Host
by Stephenie Meyer
$1.99 at time of writing ($8 off the digital list price)
4.4 with 4,779 reviews

Science fiction by the author of the Twilight series

Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
$1.99
4.4 with 5,401 reviews

Popular “literary fiction”, although it isn’t safe for work…

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
$1.99 ($13 off the digital list price)
4.1 with 1,028 reviews

Literary fiction and science fiction

Howl’s Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne Jones
$1.99
4.6 with 544 reviews

Beloved (even if not by everybody) children’s book, adapted into an Academy Award nominated animated movie

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
by John Medina
$1.99 ($13.01 off the digital list price)
4.5 with 384 reviews

Nonfiction about how your brain works. You can read my review here: Review: Brain Rules

Risky Business
by Nora Roberts
$1.99 ($5 off the digital list price)
4.3 with 260 reviews

Nora Roberts is certainly a popular author…this is a romance from Harlequin in the Silhouette line

4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Mysteries)
by Agatha Christie
$1.99
4.3 with 151 reviews

Agatha Christie + Miss Marple…need I say more? 😉

West of the Tularosa
by Louis L’Amour
$1.99 ($3 off the digital list price)
4.4 with 107 reviews

Short stories from a Western legend

Enjoy!

 

* A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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

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One Response to “KDD 2nd anni: popular e-books $2.99 or less each”

  1. Amit Eshet Says:

    This is a nice blog. I had gone through many of these books. but after reading this collection, i will surely go through the remaining books.

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