My favorite Kindle e-book sale is back! KDD is the student deal (338 books up to 90% off each)

My favorite Kindle e-book sale is back! KDD is the student deal (338 books up to 90% off each)


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

is any of 338 books “for students”, up to 90% off.

I put the “for students” in quotation marks, because that seems like a very loose definition for me…there is probably something here for just about anyone. After all, hopefully, we are still students of one kind or another, right? 😉

I took a quick look back…it does look like they tend to do this in January. That’s sort of in the middle of a traditional school year, and they don’t need to (ever) clear out stock on e-books, so I’m not sure why…but I’m not going to look a gift course in the mouth. 😉

Remember also that e-books can make great gifts! You can buy them now at the discount, and specify that they be delivered on the appropriate gift giving occasion. You can also have the e-mail sent to yourself, print it out, and wrap it, if you’d rather.

Something I also noticed as I started to look through these: very few, if any, are part of

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

So if I buy any, they are likely to be as gifts…but I may also put some on my wish list.

Here are some that caught my eye:

  • The Associated Press Stylebook 2015 by Associated Press $1.99
  • The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg $1.99
  • Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell by John L. Casey $2.99
  • The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire by Susan P. Mattern $3.03
  • Rethinking the Sales Force: Redefining Selling to Create and Capture Customer Value by John DeVincentis and Neil Rackham $1.99
  • Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips) by Mignon Fogarty $3.99
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk $1.99
  • Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web by Ryan Mitchell $5.49 (and lots of other O’Reilly books)
  • Debugging Teams: Better Productivity through Collaboration by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman $3.99
  • The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care by Clayton M. Christensen and Jerome H. Grossman M.D. $1.99
  • Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present by Christian Sahner $2.99
  • Python Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer by Mahesh Venkitachalam $4.49
  • Hello, Startup: A Programmer’s Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams by Yevgeniy Brikman $6.49
  • The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe by E.M. Rose $4.99
  • Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition by R. Shankar $4.84
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War: New Edition by Hew Strachan $5.99
  • To Be Loved by Berry Gordy $2.99 (gift for a music fan?)
  • Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath by Herbert Hoover and George H. Nash $1.99
  • Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life by Sally G. McMillen $5.99
  • Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics by Jon Butterworth
  • The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust (The Oxford Series…by Lisa Moses Leff $5.99
  • Arianna Huffington Shares the Secrets of Political Blogging Success: Making it in the Political Blogosphere by Tanni Haas $1.99
  • Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production by Michael Hughes $1.99
  • Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform by Robert E. Mutch $4.99
  • City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 by Valerie J. Matsumoto $4.99
  • The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London by Hannah Greig $3.99
  • The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving…by Jessica Wapner and Robert A. Weinberg $2.99
  • Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies by Herb Reich $1.99
  • 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius 2/E by Brad Graham (and other Evil Genius books) $1.99
  • The Art of Talking to Anyone: Essential People Skills for Success in Any Situation by Rosalie Maggio $1.99
  • Flicker: Your Brain on MoviesNov 3, 2014 | Kindle eBook
    by Jeffrey Zacks $3.99
  • Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World by William B. Irvine $2.99
  • The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca by Emily Wilson $3.99
  • The Forgotten Revolution: How Science Was Born in 300 BC and Why it Had to Be Reborn by Lucio Russo and Silvio (translator) Levy $4.99
  • The Real Truth about Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won’t Tell You, and How You Can Do It…by Garrison Wynn $1.99
  • The Art of Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities by Jim Haudan $1.99
  • The Conscious Brain: How Attention Engenders Experience (Philosophy of Mind) by Jesse J. Prinz $4.99
  • Proceed, Sergeant Lamb by Robert Graves $1.99
  • Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside by Alexander Avina $4.99
  • The Political Economy of Violence against Women (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations) by Jacqui True $4.99
  • Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America by Brian Sussman $3.99
  • Build Your Own Autonomous NERF Blaster: Programming Mayhem with Processing and Arduino by Bryce Bigger $1.99
  • Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Valkyrie by Randall Hansen $3.99
  • Survival of the Nicest: How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along by Stefan Klein and David Dollenmayer $1.99

Remember that this sale is just for today, and may not apply in your country: check the price before you click or tap that “Buy” button. All price are as of the time of writing.

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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.


6 Responses to “My favorite Kindle e-book sale is back! KDD is the student deal (338 books up to 90% off each)”

  1. Tom Semple Says:

    My favorite sale too! Going to be some tough decisions to make…

    Unlike with many sales Amazon does, Google doesn’t seem to be price-matching these. So those Springer science and math books which are under $10 today are $40-50 over there. Similarly with Schaum’s Outline books ($1.99 vs 12.99) and other titles I’ve checked.

    Note that O’Reilly books (including associated imprints) are DRM free and you can ‘upgrade’ most of them at for $5 to give you DRM free ePub and PDF formats as well. Additional services there include sending books to Dropbox and Google Drive (used to include send to kindle service, but Amazon pulled the plug on that).

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Tom!

      I think a lot of those price match things actually wait a day…

      Yes, thee are people who love O’Reilly’s terms! Thanks for laying them out.

  2. Allie Says:

    Bufo – I think I’ve got an explanation for your mention that “they tend to do this [student-aimed book sale] in January. That’s sort of in the middle of a traditional school year…so I’m not sure why…”
    Of course you are correct on your further comment about stock of ebooks (although there is a major question facing libraries right now, academic and otherwise – how many “copies” of an ebook can be lent out at one time… you probably know more about that than I do).
    But the middle of the school year only holds true in elementary and high school. At university and beyond, everything is based on semester. January is generally the start of the spring semester, in the U.S. at least. Fall semester classes have ended, papers and exams over and done with, and January is the start of a new semester, with a new slate of courses.
    So, yeah, January schoolbook sale, I hope this helps to clear up your question. ( I miss having January as an excuse to spend a lot of money on new syllabi of books, without dithering over what I might “need” or not ; )

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Allie!

      D’oh! That makes sense…thanks!

      In terms of the licenses…the libraries can’t buy the books in a sale like this, which is part of the problem. 🙂 Different terms for libraries than for individuals…and the Term of Service stop individuals from using their licenses for commercial purposes, which should include libraries.

  3. Man in the Middle Says:

    Thanks! Survival of the Nicest is one of my favorite Vine review books. Great to be able to add it to my Kindle library and give away the original (now permitted Vine reviewers.)

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