Today’s KDD: “Select Kindle nonfiction best sellers, $1.49 & up”

Today’s KDD: “Select Kindle nonfiction best sellers, $1.49 & up”


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

is a great selection of non-fiction!

If you are what I call a “piece buyer”, where you generally pay for books one at a time (as opposed to borrowing books, for example), I think you are likely to see something interesting. If not, remember that you can buy these books at the discount, and then either delay delivery until the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or even send it to yourself to print out and give whenever you want (you can wrap it, if you want).

As always, check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze (the last in virtual/augmented reality) before you buy: the prices may not apply in your country, and it’s possible the book will move out of the sale before you see this.

Titles include:

  • The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
  • D Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz
  • Carrier Pilot by Norman Hanson
  • The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
  • Novice to Expert by S.J. Scott
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Brave Ones by Michael J. MacLeod
  • The Reporter Who Knew Too Much by Mark Shaw
  • Tribe by Sebastian Junger
  • I’ll Be Damned by Eric Braeden
  • Everything That Remains by Joshua Fields Milbur
  • The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport
  • The Daily Show (The Book) as told to Chris Smith
  • Always Hungry? by David Ludwig
  • The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard
  • The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
  • Adulting by Kellly Williams Brown
  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
  • The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
  • Where You’ll Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni
  • So Sad Today by Melissa Broder
  • Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
  • The President’s Book of Secrets by The Untold Story
  • Area 51 by Anne Jacobsen
  • Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heligman
  • Home is Burning by Dan Marshall
  • We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler
  • Operation Nemesis by Eric Bogosian
  • It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
  • The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison
  • The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing
  • The Birth of Korean Cool by Euny Hong
  • Hanna Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller
  • Get Big Fast and Do More Good by Ido Leffler


My current Amazon Giveaways:

Yesterday marked the ending of one Giveaway for

One Murder More (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

by my sibling, Kris Calvin

and there were 184 entrants! I’m doing a new one for the same book:

1 winner

Requirements for participation:

  • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
  • Follow Kris Calvin on Amazon (you’ll be notified when future books are added to Amazon…I think that’s the only contact you get, although I’m not positive)


Start:Apr 30, 2017 9:46 AM PDT
End:May 7, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature by Loren Coleman (at AmazonSmile*)

Note: this is the paperback. For some reason, I couldn’t make the Kindle book for this one public (like I could with Kris’ book). I really wanted this one to be public, because the whole goal is to promote Loren Coleman’s medical expense fund GoFundMe campaign. I’ve never met Loren personally, and we have no shared business interests, although we have had some correspondence. I’ve read Loren’s books for decades, and admire how the cryptozoologist/Fortean helps others, including being the Director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Maine (although in so many smaller ways, too). It’s sad to me that someone who has done so much is having trouble dealing with medical expense (due to multiple operations). That doesn’t stop Loren from going to the Bigfoot festival in Willow Creek, California tomorrow, but for people who have enjoyed and benefited from Loren’s work, the medical expenses fund is an opportunity to do a thank you. Almost 500 (477) people have entered in about three days, and they’ve all tweeted (as a requirement to entry) a link to the fund’s page. I do not ask people to endorse the fund or to ask other people to contribute (or for them to contribute themselves)…I’m just hoping to raise the profile so people who might want to contribute and don’t know about it get the word.

  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
    • Tweet a message


Start:Apr 27, 2017 9:45 AM PDT
End:May 4, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

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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! :) 

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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