Kindle Big Deal: more than 500 books, up to 85% off

Kindle Big Deal: more than 500 books, up to 85% off

This deal just goes through Sunday (tomorrow, March 30th). As always, check the price before you click that Buy button…these prices may not be valid in your country, and books go on and off the sale.

I’m going to highlight some of the books that caught my eye, but here’s the complete list:

The Big Deal: Kindle Books Up to 85% Off (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End (at AmazonSmile)
by Jennifer Worth
4.7 out of 5 stars, 295 customer reviews
women’s studies, biographies & memoirs
$1.99 at time of writing

This is the book in the popular trilogy which is the basis for the TV series.

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority (at AmazonSmile)
by Tom Burrell
4.7 stars, 120 reviews
political and social studies, race relations

Sounds like an interesting book to get people to reconsider their paradigms…the author is described as an “advertising visionary”.

Magnificent Devices 4-Book Bundle (at AmazonSmile)
by Shelley Adina
4.7 stars, 89 reviews
$1.99 at time of writing

Yep…four novels in a well-reviewed steampunk series for $1.99! This might be a good indie to buy, so you don’t give your refund money (from the recent settlement) back to one of the publishers who overcharged you!

Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy (at AmazonSmile)
by Archie & Patton Manning, with John Underwood
4.7 stars, 83 reviews
$2.99 at time of writing

Believe it or not, there are people who love football more than books. 😉 However, a lot of football fans also read..and this might make a good gift. Remember that you can delay the delivery of a Kindle book gift until an appropriate occasion.

Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy (at AmazonSmile)
by Robert Scoble, Shel Israel
4.6 stars, 219 reviews
business and management

This sounds like it might be an important book, and I just bought it. It takes a look at how tech in the future might affect business…and that, of course, affects everyone.

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (at AmazonSmile)
by Loung Ung
4.5 stars, 279 reviews
history, biographies and memoirs

Among the Shrouded (at AmazonSmile)
by Amalie Jahn
4.7 stars, 47 reviews
mystery, paranormal

Sounds like an interesting premise, and the reviews are good.

A Dog Named Boo: The Underdog with a Heart of Gold (at AmazonSmile)
by Lisa J. Edwards
4.6 stars, 103 reviews
pets & animal care, essays

From Harlequin Nonfiction…not one of the settling publishers, by the way.

Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey (at AmazonSmile)
by Betty DeGeneres
4.6 stars, 67 reviews
family relationships, parent & adult child
$1.99 at time of writing

Betty is Ellen’s parent…and we don’t make journeys alone. Might be a good gift for a fan of the show.

Prime Suspect (at AmazonSmile)
by Laura La Plante
4.4 stars, 25 reviews
mystery, British detectives

The inspiration for the TV series…

SuperSense (at AmazonSmile)
by Bruce M. Hood
4.2 stars, 32 reviews
psychology and counseling, parapsychology

This book purports to show the science behind why people believe in the “unbelievable”…I’d be interested in the author’s take on it.

Believe me…that’s just the tip of the bookberg! 😉  If others stand out to you (from Spider-Man to history and more), feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.



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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.

2 Responses to “Kindle Big Deal: more than 500 books, up to 85% off”

  1. Phink Says:

    I cannot believe I looked at all 31 pages. I wound up with 3. Two football books and one historical. I am one that once loved the NFL as much as reading until they started destroying the greatest game ever developed a few years ago. But, I will leave that discussion for another blog LOL. I bought the Manning book as well as ‘Boys will be Boys’ about the 90 Cowboys and their alleged ‘White House’. I also bought 50 things about World History you need to know.

    This is the closest I ever get these days to browsing the isles at the local brick and mortar book store. I still really enjoy browsing at the book store but have to drive further than I want in order to get to one anymore. Thanx Bufo for the heads up.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Phink!


      I wasn’t into sports much, but I did get into the NFL during the Joe Montana days.

      There were a couple of things that changed it for me.

      First, was the realization that it is the most intellectual of the big sports (although I do entertain arguments in favor of baseball). Essentially, every few seconds, they stop an decide what they are going to do (I’ve seen statistics that from snap to down, a typical football game is actually about eleven minutes). When people are Monday morning quarterbacking, they debate the decisions (especially if you include the decisions of the officials, but even without that).

      I’m glad you enjoyed looking through these! I enjoy that too, but it takes a while…that’s why I try to pull some out for my readers.

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