Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: July 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)…which is branded this time as “Kindle Summer Reading Deals”, but still indicate it will change each month. There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 806 at the time of writing…86 more than last month. They are up to 80% off…and breaking the trend of past three months, one of them is more than $3.99…it’s $7.99. That’s only listed as 50% off…but it does say “up to” 80%, not “at least”. Still, based on my headline, maybe I should say there are 805. 🙂
Those prices only apply to the USA, and one weird thing is that sometimes some of the books seem to sell out at that price sometimes (or become unavailable for some other reason).
Another thing is that 430 of them (73 more than last month) 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.
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (KU)
- The Beginning of the End (Apocalypse Z) by Manel Loureiro and Pamela Carmell (KU)
- Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas by Edward Klein
- The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by Andy Andrews
- I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie
- Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli and Bruno Bettelheim
- The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
- Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
- The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven
- The Empty Chair: A Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Book 3) by Jeffery Deaver
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
- The Boy from Reactor 4 (The Nadia Tesla Series Book 1) by Orest Stelmach (KU)
- The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun
- The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
- Raze: A Scarred Souls Novel by Tillie Cole
- Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose
- Easy Spanish Step-By-Step by Barbara Bregstein
- The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller and Dave Jenks
- Summer at Willow Lake: Lakeshore Chronicles Book 1 (The Lakeshore Chronicles) by Susan Wiggs
- President Me: The America That’s in My Head by Adam Carolla
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
There are some good choices here, better than last month!
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 has often been four) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:
- Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale (contemporary fiction)
- Rage by Zygmunt Miloszewski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (crime fiction)
- Doubt (Caroline Auden) by C. E. Tobisman (legal thriller)
- The Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard (historical fiction)
- Midair by Kodi Scheer (literary fiction)
- Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life–With a Soundtrack by Ben Greenman (nonfiction essays)
People like to know which one I pick…I was tempted by Emotional Rescue, but decided to go with Doubt. The reviews may have tipped me a bit, but my Significant Other will definitely like Doubt more, and that matters. 🙂
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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.
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