Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: April 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: April 2017

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…although they have been doing themes this year as well.

They also do Monthly Kindle Book Deals up to 80% off (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 872 at the time of writing…nearly double last 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 532 of them (a whopping 384 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.

This is the fifth month for my measurement of  which ones are

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

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

This month there are twenty-three, 18 more than last 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!

  • Psycho by Robert Bloch
  • The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between by Gregory Koukl and Nancy Pearcey | 4.9 stars out of 5 | 122 customer reviews at time of writing
  • Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance by Levi Lusko | 4.9 stars | 84 reviews
  • The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell | 4.8 stars | 504 reviews
  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life (Bruce Lee Library) by Bruce Lee and John Little
  • Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser | 4.8 stars | 439 reviews
  • The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
  • First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I by Matthew J. Davenport
  • Go to School, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman and Bonnie Leick (also available through KU at no additional cost)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie | $1.99 | 4.5 stars | 649 reviews
  • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose | 4.7 stars | 1,080 customer reviews
  • Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by S.J. Scott (KU)
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson and Steven Polson | 4.7 stars | 544 reviews
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change: Snapshots EditionFeb 20, 2016 | Kindle eBook
    by Stephen R. Covey
  • He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado
  • Amelia Earhart: A Biography by Doris L. Rich
  • Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep by Charlie Morley
  • The Hidden Plague by Tara Grant
  • Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932) by Anaïs Nin
  • Deduct Everything!: Save Money with Hundreds of Legal Tax Breaks, Credits, Write-Offs, and Loopholes by Eva Rosenberg
  • FaceOff by Lee Child and Michael Connelly
  • Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon by Al Worden and Francis French
  • Arabic Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English by Lutfi Mansur Hezi Brosh
  • Healthy Is the New Skinny: Your Guide to Self-Love in a “Picture Perfect” World by Katie H. Willcox
  • Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation by Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor
  • Jackie Robinson in Quotes: The Remarkable Life of Baseball’s Most Significant Player by Danny Peary
  • Ice (87th Precinct Mysteries) by Ed McBain (and some others in the series)
  • Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls Book 1) by Melinda Leigh (KU)
  • Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas by Joan Mellen
  • Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  • The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda Book 1) by Richard Phillips | 4.0 stars | 2,171 reviews | (KU)
  • The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni (KU)
  • Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet | 4.5 stars | 375 reviews
  • The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It by Dr. Larry Arnn
  • Hero Cat by Eileen Spinelli and Jo Ellen McAllister Stammen
  • The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson
  • A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony by Hector Garcia
  • Korea: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor
  • Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  • I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro
  • How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns (I really enjoyed this)
  • The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman
  • Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall
  • The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth by Matthew Algeo
  • Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Open Media Series) by Noam Chomsky
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
  • Vegan Bowl Attack!: More than 100 One-Dish Meals Packed with Plant-Based Power by Jackie Sobon
  • and lots of Catherine Ryan Hyde!

Remember that you can buy them now as gifts and delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print them out and wrap them for whenever you want.

It makes a lot of sense to have so many series starters, but I should also mention that there may be other books in the series in the group…I didn’t list two book in the same series.

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. This line was at the bottom of the listings this time (I changed the link): “Please note: Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) subscribers can borrow these Kindle First books when they are officially released on May 1, 2017″. The choices this month are:

  • Beach Lawyer (Beach Lawyer Series) by Avery Duff (thriller)
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan (historical fiction)
  • All the Lies We Tell (Quarry Road Book 1) by Megan Hart (romantic drama)
  • Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman (contemporary fiction)
  • Paper Boats by Dee Lestari, Tiffany Tsao (coming of age)
  • A Small Revolution by Jimin Han (literary suspense)

People like to know which one I pick…this time, I didn’t pick one…because my Significant Other did. 😉 Honestly, I wasn’t really getting hooked by any of them, and my SO is about to fly across the country. The decision was Beneath a Scarlet Sky. I think it was really the reviews which turned the tale.


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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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