Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: April 2016

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: April 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: 318 at the time of writing…21 fewer than last month. They are up to 85% off…but in a return to form (and continuing last month’s trend), 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 115 0f them (19 fewer than last month) are available through

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

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

eReaderIQ advanced search

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.

  • The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) by Eric Hoffer [a significant book]
  • The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King–The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. Borneman
  • The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner
  • The Time Is Noon by Pearl S. Buck
  • Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, No. 2): A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  • I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Ayres
  • The Hollywood Book of Death: The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols by James Parish
  • Anna’s Crossing: An Amish Beginnings Novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Taming the To-Do List: How to Choose Your Best Work Every Day by Glynnis Whitwer
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
  • Whispers by Lisa Jackson
  • Pride and Pleasure by Sylvia Day
  • Black: The Circle Series by Ted Dekker
  • Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 6th Edition: Current with 2014-2017 Electrical Codes by Editors of Cool Springs Press
  • Eating Purely: More Than 100 All-Natural, Organic, Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy Life by Elizabeth Stein and Bobbi Brown
  • Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say NoMay 18, 2009 | Kindle eBook
    by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say NoMay 18, 2009 | Kindle eBook
    by John Townsend
  • Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown
  • Unlocked: A Love Story by Karen Kingsbury
  • Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson
  • Quick and Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes by Nancie McDermott and Alison Miksch
  • G.I. JOE: G.I. Joe: First Salvo (Kindle Worlds) by Bill Nedrow
  • The Mercy Falls Collection: The Lightkeeper’s Daughter, The Lightkeeper’s Bride, The Lightkeeper’s Ball (A Mercy…by Colleen Coble
  • Pedro by Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman
  • Let’s Hear It For The Deaf Man (87th Precinct) by Ed McBain (KU)
  • The White Magic Five and Dime (A Tarot Mystery Book 1) by Steve Hockensmith and Lisa Falco
  • The 10-Minute Dog Training Games: Quick & Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner by Kyra Sundance
  • The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways by Earl Swift
  • Edge of Apocalypse: A Joshua Jordan Novel (The End Series Book 1) by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall
  • German Aces Speak II: World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe’s Most Important Commanders by Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis
  • The Secret Lives of Bats: My Adventures with the World’s Most Misunderstood Mammals by Merlin Tuttle
  • Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball’s Greatest Gift by Harvey Araton
  • Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist (New-trade science series) by Guy Consolmagno
  • Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen by Kathy Patalsky
  • Spymistress: The True Story of the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II by William Stevenson
  • Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels
  • Crucial Conversations Skills by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny
  • The Lost Tribe of Coney Island: Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century by Claire Prentice (KU)
  • West Point 1915 by Michael E. Haskew
  • The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman
  • The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite by Bill Hayes
  • Shakespeare (Eminent Lives) by Bill Bryson
  • The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1) by Jeff Wheeler (KU…also available through Kindle Unlimited)
  • Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy Book 1) by B. V. Larson
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen series Book 1) by Joanne Fluke
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  • BrainWeb by Douglas E. Richards (KU)
  • The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
  • The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed by Michael George and John Maxey
  • The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
  • Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine. by Jennifer Li Shotz
  • Slash by Slash and Anthony Bozza
  • Wishes (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 7) by Jude Deveraux
  • World of Warcraft: War Crimes by Christie Golden

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

Kindle First books (at AmazonSmile*)

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:

  • Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 1) by Marcia Clark (thriller)
  • Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan (suspense)
  • Golden Age (The Shifting Tides Book 1) by James Maxwell (fantasy)
  • The Secret Healer by Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster (historical fiction)
  • The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes (literary fiction)
  • Star Sand  by Roger Pulvers (war ficion)

People like to know which one I pick…and this month, I decided to go with the Marcia Clark (yes, the prosecutor from the O.J. Simpson murder case) book. I don’t expect that it is necessarily the best written of these (although it might be), but I’d say it’s the curiosity factor, both for me and for other people who might be on our account in the future.


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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! :) 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.


2 Responses to “Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: April 2016”

  1. Man in the Middle Says:

    Thanks! I just bought The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer. It’s a classic I’ve read before, but wanted in my permanent library.

    I also highly recommend Boundaries with Children, by Henry Cloud. I already bought that one the last time it was on sale, and similarly want it in my permanent library, having used it to help raise one son, a dozen foster kids, and now two grandsons.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Man!

      In some of my writing in the past, I used, in direct reference to Hoffer’s term, the phrase “true disbeliever”. 🙂 There are people who are as dogmatic in rejecting something as there are people who accept something.

      For example, I know someone well who is very science-based, and who I would consider a “true disbeliever” about UFOs. This person told me bravely, and with a lot of self awareness, a great story.

      The person twice saw something in the sky that looked like a “UFO”, both times convinced themselves that they had seen nothing whatsoever, and then discovered that there had been something prosaic. I think one of them was an advertising plane. Some of those have had lighted, scrolling marquees on the bottom, which, when seen from an angle, can look like a circular rotating craft.

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