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

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: October 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: 366 at the time of writing…37 more than last month. They are up to 80% off…and eleven of them are $4.99, so we can really call this 355 this month

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 (or become unavailable for some other reason).

Another thing is that 126 of them (25 more 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.

Okay, books!

  • The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons | 4.6 out of 5 stars | 6,839 customer reviews | KU
  • Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman by Brooke Hauser
  • Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life by Joel Osteen | 4.8 stars | 816 reviews
  • Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine. by Jennifer Li Shotz (made into a movie)
  • Warriors Super Edition: Moth Flight’s Vision by Erin Hunter and James L. Barry
  • Ordination: Book One of The Paladin trilogy by Daniel Ford
  • The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas by Andrea Warren | KU
  • Beating the College Debt Trap: Getting a Degree Without Going Broke by Alex Chediak
  • The PlantPure Nation Cookbook: The Official Companion Cookbook to the Breakthrough Film…with over 150 Plant-Based Recipes by Kim Campbell and T. Colin Campbell
  • Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway (Classics of War) by Walter Lord
  • The Possibility Dogs: What I Learned from Second-Chance Rescues About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson
  • Heart of the Country by Greg Matthews
  • The Book of Kells by R. A. MacAvoy
  • Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
  • The Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon and Vincent Chong
  • The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Johnson, Spencer, M.D. (the original was a huge bestseller)
  • Three Down the Aisle by Sherryl Woods
  • Aunt Erma’s Cope Book: How To Get From Monday To Friday . . . In 12 Days by Erma Bombeck
  • People’s History of Quebec by Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
  • Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard | 4.4 stars | 2,130 reviews (probably best not to think about the movie) 😉
  • Hotel by Arthur Hailey (big bestseller)
  • Homeland (The Crown Family Saga Book 1) by John Jakes
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Body Movers (A Body Movers Novel Book 1) by Stephanie Bond
  • No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty
  • Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently Book 2) by Douglas Adams
  • Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. and Darren Aronofsky
  • The King Must Die by Mary Renault
  • Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries #1) by Harry Kemelman
  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (great book, made into at least three movies…dark, though)
  • Justine (The Alexandria Quartet Book 1) by Lawrence Durrell and Robert Ryan
  • The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Long, Tall Christmas (A Cowboy Christmas) by Janet Dailey
  • A Heritage of Stars by Clifford D. Simak
  • The Harder They Come: by T.C. Boyle
  • The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney
  • A Dark-Adapted Eye (Plume) by Ruth Rendell

There are some good choices here…really well-known authors. There are also well-known publishers: HarperCollins and Harlequin. Remember that you can buy them now as a gift and delay the delivery for 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) books to own (not borrow) for free…these are books which will be actually released next month. The choices this month are:

  • Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone (psychological suspense)
  • It Is Well by James D. Shipman (historical fiction)
  • Venom and Vanilla (The Venom Trilogy Book 1) by Shannon Mayer (urban fantasy) | 4.4 stars | 60 customer reviews
  • Before You Leap by Keith Houghton (thriller)
  • The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (The Malayan Series) by Selina Siak Chin Yoke (historical fiction)
  • Wake in Winter by Nadezhda Belenkaya, Andrea Gregovich (literary fiction)

People like to know which one I pick…this one was easy. 🙂 I mentioned the number of reviews and the high score for Venom and Vanilla, and that was enough to convince me.


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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.


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