Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: March 2016
Amazon does the Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which used to discount four books a day (often general fiction, a romance, a science fiction/fantasy book, and a kids’ book). Now, it seems like it is generally more books than that, and not categorized.
They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are ten times that now: 339 at the time of writing…about a quarter of the number in January. They are up to 85% off…but in a return to form, none of them are more than the normal $3.99 top limit.
Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that some of the books seem to sell out at that price sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).
Another thing is that 134 f them are available through
Amazon lists that information prominently…and it’s now commonly a filter in search results. If they are, then you need to consider whether it is worth buying them…even at these low prices. While they are in KU, you can, if you are a subscriber (and there’s a free month available right now), read them at no additional cost. There are, of course, advantages to owning books, especially if you want to re-read them. A book could move out of KU at any time. Even if you think you want to own it, if you are a KU member, you could always read it first to make sure. 😉 I will mark them with KU.
By the way, in the new version of the
you can make KU a filter. So, you can search for books by an author, a keyword, an average customer review which you can read as part of your KU membership…nice! I’m not associated with eReaderIQ except as a user (we have had some correspondence), but I do think it is the most valuable website for Kindleers.
I’m going to list some of the books in this sale that caught my eye…I’m not necessarily recommending them, but I do think they are interesting.
The ones I link (if I actually link to specific books) also don’t block text-to-speech access**…but I think blocking it is becoming rarer.
- Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan Book 17) by Iris Johansen
- Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words: With Topical Index by W.E. Vine and Merrill F. Unger
- In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Prose by Alice Walker
- The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (KU)
- The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson (I’ve read and enjoyed this one. It became a George Clooney movie…one of a couple of movies that let me know that Clooney and I sometimes read the same books…)
- Missy’s Murder by Karen Kingsbury
- The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) by Michael Berenstain and Stan Berenstain
- While Still We Live by Helen Macinnes
- Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
- Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins
- Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose by Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli
- Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
- The Eternal Champion: The Eternal Champion Sequence 1 by Michael Moorcock
- The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (Knickerbocker Classics) by H. P. Lovecraft
- Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
- Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail by Erin Hunter and Wayne McLoughlin
- The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepeneurs by Don Steinberg
- Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World by Carolyn Custis James
- Abandon by Blake Crouch (KU)
- Burglars Can’t Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series Book 1) by Lawrence Block
- Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Zora Neale Hurston and Maya Angelou
- The War of the Worlds Murder (Disaster Series) by Max Allan Collins
- Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
- Penetration – the Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy by Ingo Swann (it was headline news when the government reportedly tried, and abandoned, training military personnel to use extrasensory perception ((also the topic of The Men Who Stare at Goats))…Swann was, allegedly, brought in as a trainer)
- 1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick
- Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
- The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy Book 1) by Marie Rutkoski
- Winter Wind by J.R. Rain (KU)
- Ask Him Why by Catherine Ryan Hyde (KU)
- Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin by Piers Bizony and Jamie Doran
- Tartine by Elisabeth Prueitt and Alice Waters
- Rock with Wings (Leaphorn and Chee Mysteries Book 20) by Anne Hillerman
- A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection) by Arthur C. Clarke
- Quarry’s Choice by Max Allan Collins
- The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
- I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
- Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline
- Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
- The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
- Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler
- A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (A Harvest/Hbj Book) by Flannery O’Connor
- The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence by Paul Davies
- Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes
- She Can Run (She Can Series, Book 1) by Melinda Leigh (and more books in the series) (KU)
- Alas, Babylon (Harper Perennial Olive Edition) by Pat Frank and David Brin (this one would make a good gift for geeks) 🙂
- A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
- Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café by Max Lucado
- Alien: Out of the Shadows (Novel#1) by Tim Lebbon
- Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Davis, Garth, M.D. and Howard Jacobson
- Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
It’s definitely worth looking at the list: I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find a gift for somebody here (e-books from the Kindle store can be delayed until the appropriate gift giving occasion).
If there were others you’d like to mention for me and my readers, please comment on this post.
Prime members, don’t forget to pick up your
You can get one of the six (same as last month…previously, it had been four) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:
- The Big Fear by Andrew Case (thriller)
- While You Were Mine by Ann Howard Creel (historical fiction)
- The Queen’s Poisoner (The Kingfountain Series Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler (fantasy)
- Orchids and Stone by Lisa Preston (suspense)
- Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, Lauren Castillo (children’s picture book)
- The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen, Simon Bruni (literary suspense)
People like to know which one I pick…and this month, I decided to go with the Jane Smiley picture book. I try to make our e-book library inclusive for other people who may be on it in the future…and hey, I like children’s books.
Bonus deal: there are fifteen books in the Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) today, including several titles each by Joe R. Lansdale, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Joanne Fluke.
Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!
* 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! By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.
** 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.