Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: September 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 many times that now: 329 at the time of writing…351 fewer than last month (so, more than cut in half this time). They are up to 80% off…and two of them are $9.99 and one $8.99, so we can really say it is 326.
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 101 of them (279 fewer 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.
I don’t think it’s a bad thing that a lot fewer of the e-books on sale are in KU…for happy KU members like me, having additional books on sale outside of KU increases the value of the sale.
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.
- The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (KU)
- The Body Reader by Anne Frasier (KU)
- The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy | 4.6 stars out of 5 | 1,144 customer review | $1.99 at time of writing
- Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman $2.51
- Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea by Kenneth Bae and Mark Tabb
- Flight by Sherman Alexie
- The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean by Trevor Corson
- The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Johnson, Spencer, M.D. | $1.99
- The Rich Are Different by Susan Howatch
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D. (KU)
- The Promise of Provence (Love in Provence Book 1) by Patricia Sands (KU)
- Not Quite Dating (Not Quite series Book 1) by Catherine Bybee (KU)
- The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Clark Styron
- Abducted (Lizzy Gardner Series, Book 1) by T.R. Ragan | 4.4 stars | 3,948 customer reviews | (KU)
- Powder Burn by Carl Hiaasen and Montalbano Bill
- The Fifties by David Halberstam $1.99
- My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday
- The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
- The Sixth Commandment (The Commandment Series Book 1) by Lawrence Sanders
- Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy
- Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
- Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
- We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
- I’m OK–You’re OK by Thomas Harris
- Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
- The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa
- Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
- Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink
- Deadly Night (The Flynn Brothers Trilogy Book 1) by Heather Graham
- Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove
- Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
- The Shrinking Man (RosettaBooks into Film) by Richard Matheson (KU)
- Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (KU)
- The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address by James H. Cotton Jr.
- Anything Goes by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
- Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories by Paul Theroux
- Dracula (Enriched Classics) by Bram Stoker
There are some good choices here…really well-known authors.
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:
- Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell Series Book 1) by Barbara Nickless (police procedural)
- Who We Were Before by Leah Mercer (family life)
- The Unbroken Line of the Moon (The Valhalla Series Book 1) by Johanne Hildebrandt, Tara F. Chace (historical women’s fiction)
- Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman Series Book 1) by Danielle Girard (psychological thriller)
- The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things by Courtney Elizabeth Mauk (literary fiction)
- The Age of Daredevils by Michael Clarkson (historical fiction)
People like to know which one I pick…interestingly, I liked the cover of The Unbroken Line of the Moon, and I’m usually not that influenced by covers. However, and even though my Significant Other probably won’t read it, I chose The Age of Daredevils. I really like reading about forgotten pop culture. 🙂
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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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