Today’s KDD: “Up to 80% off select best-selling Kindle reads” incl. Murder on the Orient Express, Dune, The Color Purple…

Today’s KDD: “Up to 80% off select best-selling Kindle reads” incl. Murder on the Orient Express, Dune, The Color Purple…

Today’s KDD

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

has some amazing deals! If you were going to poll people for 100 books they’d like to see on sale, my guess is that some of these would be on it.

Note that this deal is for August 6, 2017, Pacific time in the USA. As always, check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze that Buy button…the prices may not apply in your country, and the sale may have ended before you see it.

You can buy the books at these discounted prices and then delay the delivery until the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print them out to give whenever you want.

Titles include:

  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (one of the best-selling books of all time, with a new movie coming out soon…it belongs on your “guest shelf”)  $1.99
  • Dune by Frank Herbert (a truly significant science fiction classic, spawning a series and adaptations) $2.99
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Pulitzer Prize winner: movie nominated for 11 Oscars) $1.99
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West
  • The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
  • The Hero and the Crown by Robert McKinley
  • Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey #6) by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • We Were Soldiers Once…and Young by Harold G. Moore (popular non-fiction)
  • The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg
  • Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad by William Craig
  • The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
  • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
  • Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors (sold a lot of these when I managed a brick-and-mortar bookstore)

Those are just some of them! Other authors in the group include Michael Chabon, Ellis Peters, J.A. Jance, Nicholas Sparks…


By the way, I’d be curious: are there well-known books that you’ve been waiting to see go on sale? What titles would really impress you in a KDD? Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.

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*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 you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help! 🙂 


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