Over 1000 e-books up to 85% off: Gold Box student sale

Over 1000 e-books up to 85% off: Gold Box student sale

I’ve written about

10 ways Amazon saves us money on e-books

but  one of their best things is when they do their “student sales”. They apparently define student quite  loosely (I would hope we are all students of something), and that results in savings for everyone.

If you want to see the entire list (1,051 titles at time of writing), it’s here:

Gold Box Deal of the Day: Save up to 85% off on eBooks for Students (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

However, I thought I’d take a quick (well…focused…it will take me a few minutes) look at the titles and highlight some for you that caught my eye.

Remember, this sale is just for today! As always, check the Buy button before you get a book. If the price seems good to you, go for it. The discounts may not apply in your country, and it’s possible a book will move out of the promotion before you see it…but purchasing should be based on what you think is a good value, not a comparison to what someone else got. At least, that’s the way I look at it. 😉

In order to get through these, I won’t be checking to  see if the publisher is blocking text-to-speech access** (I don’t buy books which do myself). For that reason, and for speed, I won’t be linking to  the individual titles.

One other thing: if I notice one is available through

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

I’ll designate it with KU.

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves and Patrick Lencioni
  • A Secret Woman by Rose Solari KU
  • On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington Cemetery by Robert M. Poole
  • There are a lot of O’Reilly programming books! Note that you may first see the rental price, then  the purchase price
  • A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich and Clifford Harper
  • Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That  Works by Ash Maurya
  • Fundamentals of Physics by R. Shankar
  • What the Best College Teachers do by Ken Bain
  • Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and  Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo
  • Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World by Graham Allison and Henry A. Kissinger
  • Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth 1 by Peter Ackroyd
  • Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel  Fantastic Every Day: A Doctor’s Guide to Solving  Your Sleep Problems by Robert Rosenberg
  • Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
  • The Courageto Be by Paul Tillich and Peter J. Gomes
  • Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun
  • The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregatd  America’s Military by Rawn James Jm.
  • A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton
  • The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S. Yanofsky
  • Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about  the coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to  Save Humanity by james hansen
  • Billy Christmas by Mark A. Pritchard KU
  • Nothing: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion by New Scientist and Jeremy Webb
  • Seeds of Vengeance by Sylvia nobel KU
  • Leonardo’s Notebooks: Writing and Art of  the Great Master by Leonardo da Vinci and H. Anna Suh
  • The Big Books of Boy Stuff and Spy Stuff by Bart King
  • Mad in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing by Vaclav Smil
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin and Edward P. Jones
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith l. Moore, Anne M. Agur, and Arthur F. Dailey
  • Head First PMP by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman
  • A lot of medical textbooks!
  • Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold
  • Psychic Development for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Developing and Releasing Your Psychic Abilities by William W. Hewitt
  • Lots of legal textbooks
  • Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar
  • Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring
  • Spies, Patriots, and Traitors by Kenneth A. Daigler
  • Bermuda Shorts by James Patterson
  • The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual by S.K. Bain and Peter Levenda KU
  • The New York Times: The Times of the…Sixties, Seventies
  • The Values-Driven Organization by Richard Barrett
  • Conversational American English by Richard Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler, and Luc Nisset
  • A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland

That’s enough to get you started!

When you are on the first page (linked above) of the promotion, you can choose categories to narrow your search.


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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! :) 

** 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. 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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