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

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: August 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: 680 at the time of writing…126 fewer than last month (which is a lot, and atypical). They are up to 80% off…and in a return to normal, none of them is more than $3.99.

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 380 of them (50 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.

  • From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the International History of the 1940s by David Reynolds
  • The Return of the Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone
  • Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals by Lukas Volger and Michael Harlan Turkell
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl and Harold S. Kushner
  • America: Imagine a World without Her by Dinesh D’Souza
  • The Imposter (The Bishop’s Family Book #1): by Suzanne Woods Fisher (KU)
  • In the Heart of Life: by Kathy Eldon
  • The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw
  • Smarter Than Squirrels (Down Girl and Sit series Book 1) by Lucy A. Nolan and Mike Reed
  • Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah E. Warren and Robert Casilla (KU)
  • Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange by Fred A. Wilcox
  • The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph by David Ring and David Wideman
  • Standoff in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone (two Johnstone books…but they’ll be different) (and other books in this series)
  • Pacific Fresh: Great Recipes from the West Coast by Maryana Volstedt
  • The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs by Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Chains of Command (Frontlines Book 4) by Marko Kloos (KU) (I’ll read this one…I’ve read the first three)
  • Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
  • Fractured State (Fractured State Series Book 1) by Steven Konkoly (KU)
  • The Possibility Dogs: What I Learned from Second-Chance Rescues About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson
  • Secret Agent 6th Grader (a hilarious mystery for children ages 9-12) by Noah Child and Marcus Emerson
  • Codename: Chandler: Fix (Kindle Worlds Novella) by F. Paul Wilson and J.A. Konrath
  • Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery by John Waller
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping – Now Revised by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Vendetta (The Nikki Boyd Files Book #1) by Lisa Harris
  • Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations by Michael K. Simpson and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith (KU)
  • Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and OrganizationsAug 12, 2014 | Kindle eBook
    by Michael K. Si
  • Hello Love by Karen McQuestion
  • The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory: Book One by David Mack
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: Silent Weapons: Book Two by David Mack
  • Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable by Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Univer and Nicholas H. Dodman
  • Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes by Cat Cora
  • The Dog Listener: Learning the Language of your Best Friend by Jan Fennell and Monty Roberts
  • Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  • The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster (Preppers) by Bernie Carr and Evan Wondolowski
  • The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 by Jasper Fforde
  • Wind, Sand and Stars (Harvest Book) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Lewis Galantiere

There are some good choices here…maybe not so many really well-known ones, but still, an interesting group.

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 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:

  • Interference by Amélie Antoine, translated by Maren Baudet-Lackner (psychological suspense)
  • The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (contemporary fiction)
  • Tier One (Tier One Series Book 1) by Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson (mystery thriller)
  • Black Rain by Matthew B.J. Delaney (thriller)
  • After Disasters by Viet Dinh (literary fiction)
  • The Shelf Life of Happiness by David Machado, translated by Hillary Locke (modern fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…I went with The Things We Wish Were True. This was a confusing list for  me…what’s the difference between contemporary fiction and modern fiction? Then there is  a thriller, a military thriller, and a psychological suspense book…again, the genre classifications aren’t that clear to me. I assume they may have changed since I managed a brick and mortar bookstore…


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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: August 2016”

  1. Lady Galaxy Says:

    I’m not sure if this one is part of the monthly deal or how long the price will last, but I got notice yesterday from ERIQ that “When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II” by Molly Manning had dropped in price to $2.99. It’s a book about the books for GI program during WWII. The introduction says in part, “books had the power to soothe an aching heart, renew hope for the future, and provide a respite when there was no other escape.”

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