Today’s KDD: “$2.99 each, Books by New York Times best-selling authors”

“Today’s KDD: $2.99 each, Books by New York Times best-selling authors”


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

is interesting in that it isn’t necessarily the books which have been NYT bestsellers (although some have), but the authors.

That could be a chance for you to find something else by someone you’ve already read.

That’s always an interesting proposal. Some authors are pretty inconsistent…they may have been better at the beginning, or gotten better over time. They might be really good at one topic or with one character’s universe, but not so good at others.

There are authors who are “one hit wonders”, who only wrote one really good book…and then either coasted for future books, or dug out incomplete and rejected manuscripts.

It can be a challenge for authors in certain genres. Some publishers want you to have three books in a series before they’ll publish the first one. I do think e-books have contributed to that thinking…readers have such easy access to the next book in the series, and don’t need to carry around physical books, that my guess is that they consume series more quickly than they did in p-books (paper books).

The books in the sale include:

  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Renko #5) by Martin Cruz Smith
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell
  • Clawback by J.A. Jance
  • The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  • Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  • Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander III
  • Darkness by Karen Robards
  • The Ghost (The Highland Guard #12)
  • Monica McCarty
  • Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry
  • Two If by Sea by sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Those are the ones in the today-only sale…as always, check the price before you click or tap that “Buy” button. The prices may not apply in your country, and I’ve seen books go in and out of these sales, but that feels unlikely this time.

While my readers have said (in a recent poll) that they do like to know when mainstream books go on sale, I thought I’d include some other books which are $2.99 each at time of writing…some may be tradpubbed (traditionally published), some not. 🙂 Oh, and I’ll mention if they are available through

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

Amazon’s subser (subscription service), where they are available at no extra cost to subscribers.

  • Think and Grow Rich: The Original (1937 Edition) by Napoleon Hill
  • An Innocent Client (Joe Dillard Series Book 1) by Scott Pratt
  • Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  • Driven (The Driven Series Book 1) by K. Bromberg
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl and Harold S. Kushner
  • Once We Were Brothers (Liam and Catherine #1) by Ronald H. Balson
  • Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann and Amy Feiman (KU)
  • How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 9) by Louise Penny
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and Gregory Maguire
  • Another Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street Series) (Big Bird’s Favorites Board Books) by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin
  • Artemis Fowl (#1) by Eoin Colfer
  • Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 by Bobby Adair
  • The Strain (The Strain Trilogy Book 1) by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Little Girl Lost: A Lucy Black Thriller (Lucy Black Thrillers Book 1) by Brian McGilloway
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Things Mother Used to Make (188 Quick and Easy Recipes of Vintage Collection) – A Collection of Old Time Recipes…by LYDIA MARIA GURNEY and BestZaa
  • Breaking TWIG by Deborah Epperson (KU)
  • Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows Book 1) by Kim Harrison
  • Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja (#1) by Marcus Emerson and Sal Hunter
  • To Catch a Thief by David Dodge


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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.

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.


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