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

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: November 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: 1,027 at the time of writing…661 more than last month. The number has nearly tripled…November is, of course, one of the biggest retail months of the year, and sales are legion. They are up to 80% off…and four of them are $4.99, so we can really call this 1,023 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 334 of them (208 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.

New search result this month: 35 of them are available through

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

eligible, Amazon’s new benefit for Prime members, a rotating list of books you can borrow each month.

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!

  • Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale | 4.2 stars out of 5 | 6,263 customer reviews| KU
  • Hidden Star (The Stars of Mithra Book 1) by Nora Roberts
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | KU
  • The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello | 3.8 stars | 5,666 reviews | KU
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Doubt (Caroline Auden Book 1) by C. E. Tobisman | 4.2 stars | 2,317 reviews
  • Spearwielder’s Tale: The Woods out Back by R.A. Salvatore | KU
  • Abandon by Blake Crouch | 4.1 stars | 2,405 reviews | KU
  • Time and Regret by M.K. Tod | 4.4 stars | 64 reviews | KU
  • The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
  • Wild Horses (The Montana Hamiltons Book 1) by B.J. Daniels | 4.6 stars | 156 reviews
  • A Cold Creek Christmas Story (Harlequin Special Edition) by RaeAnne Thayne
  • An American Werewolf In Hoboken (Wolf Mates Book 1) by Dakota Cassidy
  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers) by Becky Chambers
  • The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer and Susan Dworkin | 4.6 stars | 4,444 reviews
  • Off to Be the Wizard [Kindle in Motion] (Magic 2.0 Book 1) by Scott Meyer and Liz Pulido | KU
  • The Shark (Forgotten Files Book 1) by Mary Burton | KU
  • Fireblood (Whispers from Mirrowen Book 1)Feb 5, 2013 | Kindle eBook by Jeff Wheeler | 4.3 stars | 600 reviews | KU (the other two books are also part of the sale at time of writing)
  • Isn’t It Rich? (Perfect Destinies) by Sherryl Woods
  • The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan | 4.2 stars | 3,925 reviews | KU
  • The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 1) by Faye Kellerman | 4.3 stars | 394 reviews (this is the first in a 22 ((so far)), so if you like it, you could have a reading direction for a while…)

There are some good choices here…really well-known authors, and highly-rated books. 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:

  • Ocean of Storms by Christopher Mari, Jeremy K. Brown (science fiction thriller)
  • Walk Into Silence (Jo Larsen Book 1) by Susan McBride (mystery)
  • The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (contemporary fiction)
  • The Food Of Love by Amanda Prowse (family drama)
  • Nirzona (A Love Story) by Abidah El-Khalieqy, Annie Tucker (literary fiction)
  • Knight Kyle and the Magic Silver Lance (Adventures Beyond Dragon Mountain) by Oliver Pötzsch, Sibylle Hammer, Lee Chadeayne (Middle-Grade Chapter Book)

People like to know which one I pick…I had several choices that appealed to me. I considered The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, in part because of the great title. 🙂 The Food of Love looked interesting…but I’m going with Knight Kyle. Pötzsch is an interesting figure to me, and I don’t fill my library just for me…I take the idea of guests into account. 🙂 I certainly read books which are putatively for children, but I wouldn’t say I have a lot in this stratum in our Kindle library.


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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.


11 Responses to “Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: November 2016”

  1. Karen Says:

    Hi Bufo, your blog is again not updating on my Kindle.

    • Lady Galaxy Says:

      Not updating for me, either. NY Times blog also not updating.

      • Lady Galaxy Says:

        The NY Times blog finally started updating early this morning. Still no updates for ILMK since Wednesday, Nov. 2.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Lady!

        Thanks for keeping me informed! I’ll let you know if I hear about a change…

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Lady!

        Since it is more than one blog, that suggests it is Amazon…you might want to let them know.

        I appreciate you and Karen letting me know!

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Karen!

      Sigh. Nothing has changed on my end. I’ll check with Amazon if it doesn’t correct itself before I do. Please consider letting Amazon know…I would guess it is on their part, since WordPress seems to be fine.

  2. harpjack Says:

    Thanks for keeping your blog up to date. Many Kindle blogs have not posted for over a year. I have put a link to your blog on my Kindle start page which includes links to many Kindle websites at . This start page is formatted for the Silk browser on the Kindle itself. As long as your blog stays current your link will remain.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, harpjack!

      Sure, some Kindle blogs come and go, some have been around steadily for years. 🙂 Mine has been a top selling Kindle blog in the USA Kindle store for over seven years now, and while the frequency with which I update it somewhat has varied, I do keep it updated. My current official periodicity is two to five times a week, although I generally exceed that.

      I tried to look at your list to give you some feedback on the blogs, but the blogs page failed to launch (might have been my browser, of course). I appreciate your intent in gathering resources. You might want to have another person take a look at the spelling on your page…it’s always good to have a second pair of eyes.

      • Lady Galaxy Says:

        I can still get to the blogs page from the Kindle Storefront on my K3. If there’s a link anywhere on my Voyage, I can’t find it now. It lists 15,902 as the current count. I know that Amazon discontinued its own blog earlier in the year. I’ve never been able to get any help from Amazon when blogs go wonky. Their answer is always that I need to check with the blog owner. Sometimes unsubscribing, waiting a day or two and then resubscribing helps unclog the blogs, but I had to do that recently and I hate to do it again so soon. I’ll give it another day or two. And yes, I did restart the Kindle that receives the blogs.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Lady!

        I tested it several ways on my Paperwhite, and like you, I don’t have ILMK past November 2nd. I’ve published three posts since then, as I informed the Kindle Blog Publishing part. I’ll let you know what I hear back from them.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Amazon says:

        “Hello Bufo,

        Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

        We have escalated this issue to our technical team, they are currently investigating on it and will get back to you once we get an update from them.”

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