The Big Deal: Kindle books up to 85% off through May 24th
Amazon saves us money on e-books in so many ways, but I do think it’s fun when they do the Big Deal. It’s over 500 books this time (529 at time of writing…almost 100 more than last time!).
These are typically e-books which are genuinely on sale…they aren’t just cheap to begin with. 🙂
When the sale is over, they tend to go back up in price…although they may be reduced again later, of course.
Remember, as always, that you can buy e-books as gifts and delay the delivery until the appropriate date. You can also print out the gift and just hold on to it, so you have something to wrap. 😉 In that case, you don’t really need to specify to whom it goes, so these can also be good “emergency gifts” (we always keep a few of those around).
Do check the price before you click or tap that “Buy button”…these prices may not apply in your country (and I have readers in a lot of countries) 🙂 and I think it’s possible for books to go in and out of the set.
One more thing: some of these books are also available through
as part of the $9.99 monthly membership. It feels to me like Amazon sometimes uses the sales to promote KU, although there are now enough KU books that it may just be coincidence. On the other hand, they may be able to more freely discount the books which are in KU, so that may be part of it as well.
Here are some that caught my eye:
A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut and Daniel Simon
4.2 stars | 261 reviews
Against All Odds by Chuck Norris and Ken Abraham
4.6 stars out of 5 | 400 customer reviews
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy by S.D. Perry
4.6 stars | 393 reviews
This is the first book in a series…yes, the videogame/movie inspiration.
Perfect Summer (The Lone Stars Book 1) by Katie Graykowski
4.5 stars | 230 reviews
Also available through Kindle Unlimited (KU)
Cinnamon Roll Murder (Hannah Swensen series Book 15) by Joanne Fluke
3.9 stars | 291 reviews
The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance by Louis Borgenicht M.D. and Joe Borgenicht (might be good for an expectant Mom for Mothers’ Day…)
4.7 stars | 242 reviews
True Detective (Nathan Heller Novels) by Max Allan Collins
4.3 stars | 195 reviews
1st book of 15
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
4.2 stars | 192 reviews
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
3.6 stars | 74 reviews
Going on my KU Wish List!
Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most Controversial Cover-Ups by Richard Belzer and David Wayne
4.0 stars | 161 reviews
Yes, that Richard Belzer…
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli
4.0 stars | 148 reviews
What You Wish For by Fern Michaels
4.4 stars | 118 reviews
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg
4.4 stars | 106 reviews
After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Crimescape Book 1) by Marilyn Bardsley
3.8 stars | 98 reviews
What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri
4.5 stars | 191 reviews
My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/882763732
The Great Trek by Zane Grey
4.4 stars | 89 reviews
One of the great Western writers of all time…
How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard
3.7 stars | 57 reviews
Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristle Bots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
4.5 stars | 49 reviews
Midnight Cowboy (RosettaBooks Into Film) by James Leo Herlihy
4.2 stars | 48 reviews
Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon
4.6 stars | 46 reviews
Bang the Drum Slowly (RosettaBooks Sports Classics Book 7 by Mark Harris
4.4 stars | 45 reviews
Police at the Funeral (Albert Campion) by Margery Allingham
4.1 stars | 34 reviews
Those were just some of them, of course…if you see another in the deal you want to recommend to my readers, you can comment 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!
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