Archive for the ‘Sales’ Category

Today’s KDD: a great selection!

April 20, 2017

Today’s KDD: a great selection!

You gotta love the

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

!

Even if you aren’t what I call a “piece buyer” and pay for books one at a time to own, you probably give them as gifts. 🙂 At least, I figure that’s the case with a large chunk of my readers.

Today’s KDD is a great selection of books, which Amazon has been doing this year. There have been really amazing deals, and today has many well-known authors.

Remember that you can buy the book at this discounted price and either delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or even print out a gift code you can (wrap if you want, and) give whenever you want.

Check the price before you click, tap, or eye gaze (the last in virtual/augmented reality) that Buy button…the prices may not apply in your country, and it’s possible you’ll see this after the sale has ended.

Titles include:

  • Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • Paper Princess by Erin Watt
  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • Cinda by Marissa Meyer
  • Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross #1) by James Patterson
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Comics) Jim Starlin, George Perez
  • Hidden Secrets by Carolyn Brown
  • Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier
  • Charming (Pax Arcana #1) by Elliott James
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Enjoy!


 

My current Amazon Giveaways:

CLOSING TOMORROW!

Oh Myyy! – There Goes The Internet (Life, the Internet and Everything Book 1) (at AmazonSmile*)

by George Takei (in honor of the actor’s 80th birthday on April 20, 2017)

1 winner

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/0a55a7230ccfd4aa

Start:Apr 11, 2017 3:56 PM PDT
End:Apr 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

===

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

by my sibling, Kris Calvin

Ten winners

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/e39ec1bca3592757

Start:Apr 8, 2017 12:05 PM PDT
End:Apr 23, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

===

CelebriDucks Rocky Horror Picture Show Dr Frank-N-Furter RUBBER DUCK Tim Curry (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*

1 winner

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/10d9d8f4121e9918

Requirements for participation:
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
18+ years of age (or legal age)
Tweet a message: “Happy birthday, @timothycurry! Tim Curry born April 19 1946 https://www.thehistoryproject.com/projects/view/1433/timeline?eventId=31535 https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ #giveaway”

Start:Apr 11, 2017 3:56 PM PDT
End:Apr 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT


 

* 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.

Today’s KDD: any of the first 7 Harry Bosch novels for $2.99 each

April 17, 2017

Today’s KDD: any of the first 7 Harry Bosch novels for $2.99 each

Today’s

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

is the first seven Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly for $2.99 each.

Amazon is doing this to tie  into the TV series.

This is an example of something that might be a good gift…you could buy all seven of them for about $21, and give them someone as a gift. That’s not a bad price for a “boxed set” of these New York Times bestsellers.

Since this is late in the day for some of my readers, I’ll keep this short.

I’ll just throw in some Amazon Giveaways (my current ones are listed at the end of this post). These are all current at the time of writing. Most of them are Kindle books

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!


My current Amazon Giveaways:

 

===

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

by my sibling, Kris Calvin

Ten winners

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/e39ec1bca3592757

Start:Apr 8, 2017 12:05 PM PDT
End:Apr 23, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

===

Oh Myyy! – There Goes The Internet (Life, the Internet and Everything Book 1) (at AmazonSmile*)

by George Takei (in honor of the actor’s 80th birthday on April 20, 2017)

1 winner

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/0a55a7230ccfd4aa

Start:Apr 11, 2017 3:56 PM PDT
End:Apr 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

* 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.

Most Fire tablets are on sale right now

April 9, 2017

Most Fire tablets are on sale right now

Just a quick note on this one:

Most

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

are on sale right now for a “limited time”.

  • The Fire (the least expensive one) is $39.99 instead of $49.99 ($10 off)
  • The Fire HD8 is $69.99 instead of $89.99 ($20 off)
  • The Fire Kids Edition is $79.99 instead of $99.99 ($20 off)
  • The Fire HDX 8.9 is $429.99 instead of $529.99 ($100 off)

Not on sale? The Fire HD 10 at $229.99.

Could this sale indicate new models? Not necessarily, but I think that could be the case this time. We are coming up to Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, and graduation, and those are big gift-giving occasions. Not when Amazon usually does a big model line introduction, but they may have other plans for the holidays…


I have three giveaways going on through Amazon right now:

The Fourth Transformation (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/b079fbab9711319a

===

Blitzwolf VR Headset (at AmazonSmile*)

in honor of

“Virtually Mike & Nora”

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/0ab8bc9943c50e4f

===

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

Giveway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/e39ec1bca3592757

===

Good luck!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: April 2017

April 4, 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.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Prime discounts on Kindle EBRs: buy 2 Voyages, save enough for Prime for a year

March 28, 2017

Prime discounts on Kindle EBRs: buy 2 Voyages, save enough for Prime for a year

It always seemed to make sense to people that

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

got discounts on Kindle EBRs (E-Book Readers). Early on, in fact, many people thought that Prime members should get a Kindle EBR (back when there was only one model) for free. The thinking was that the device existed to sell e-books, and introducing people to e-books through a free Kindle would…um, “kindle” the market, so to speak. 😉

Well, people don’t need to be introduced to e-books any more. That doesn’t mean that the market share won’t grow…I think it still will, and considerably, over the next ten years (if we include electronic books regardless of how they are read, including in Virtual/Augmented Reality).

My sight reading is mostly done on Kindle EBRs: I read a Voyage in bed, and I read on a Paperwhite in other places in the house. My Significant Other reads on a Paperwhite. I also sometimes read on the entry level Kindle.

Some of my sight reading is done on a now discontinued Kindle Fire HDX7 tablet: I don’t bring an EBR with me to work. My text-to-speech reading, which I do for usually hours a week in the car, is done on the KFHDX7.

My favorite reading experience is on the Paperwhite, although I like the Voyage, too.

So, it’s nice to see this morning that Amazon, for a limited time, is offering Prime Members discounts on three out of four of their current Kindle EBRs:

My recommendation would be the Paperwhite…I consider the Voyage incrementally better, but I think for most people, it’s not $60 better. All are good, though.

Not on sale? The top of the line Oasis. It’s still not possible to buy it without an animal leather cover directly from Amazon, so I’ve never tried it. It’s also roughly twice the price of the Voyage right now at $289.99…I do understand that people like the feel of it better.

My guess is that this sale won’t last long…and I don’t think it necessarily portends new models.

If you aren’t a Prime member, this is a good incentive to try it. As a Prime member, one of the benefits is

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

which lets you borrow from over a 1,000 titles (a few of them really well-known).

You could get an EBR at a discount and lots of books to read…a good combo. 🙂

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Today’s KDD: “$3.99 or less on standout Kindle deals”

March 26, 2017

Today’s KDD: “$3.99 or less on standout Kindle deals”

Today’s

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

is any of twenty-one titles for $3.99 or less each.

They call it “standout” titles, and I’m not quite seeing an objective, parameter-based thread. They are generally high-rated, and some of them have a lot of customer reviews (even over 1,000).

Definitely worth considering the list! Do check the price before you click, tap, or eye gaze (the last in virtual/augmented reality); the price may not apply in your country.

Remember also that you can buy the book at the discounted price and either delay the delivery to the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print out to give (even wrap) whenever you want.

Titles include:

  • Foreign Agent (Scot Harvath) by Brad Thor
  • Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  • Manitou Canyon (Cork O’Connor) by William Kent Kreuger
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Under the Light (Field Party) by Abbi Glines
  • The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
  • Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova (made into a movie)
  • Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
  • The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki
  • Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley) by Alice Clayton
  • Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  • The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
  • A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
  • Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon
  • The Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly
  • Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter
  • On Her Own Ground by A’Leila Bundles

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Today’s KDD: “Up to 85% off New York Times best-selling books on Kindle”

March 19, 2017

Today’s KDD: “Up to 85% off New York Times best-selling books on Kindle”

Today’s

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

is another winner!

If you are what I call a “piece buyer”, where you will pay for an individual book one at a time (as opposed to using a “subser”…subscription service, like Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)), you can find some great deals in this one-day sale. I would guess that even people who just look occasionally at the New York Times bestseller list will recognize several author names…and some of these are fairly recent books.

Remember also that you can buy these at the discounted price and either delay the delivery until the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print it out to (wrap and?) give whenever you want.

Check the price before you click, tap, or eye gaze (the last in virtual/augmented reality) that Buy button. Prices may not apply in your country, for one thing.

Titles include:

  • Never Never by James Patterson
  • The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nona George
  • The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
  • Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
  • After You by Jojo Moyes
  • Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (not the most recent Stephanie Plum novel, but close)
  • Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis
  • Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • In the Woods (Durbin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
  • Cometh the Hour (The Clifton Chronicles #6) by Jeffrey Archer
  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • Shaken by Tim Tebow
  • Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
  • Think Better, Live Better by Joel Osteen
  • The Spy by Paulo Coelho
  • What We Find by Robyn Carr
  • Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson, PhD
  • The Bainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
  • Inner Engineering by Sadhguru
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
  • Bill O’Reilly Legends and Lies: The Real West by David Fisher
  • Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson (I sometimes refer to mainstream books as “People Magazine books”…and I literally read about this book in People)
  • The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith H. Beer
  • Spain in Our Hearts by Adam Hochschild
  • Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
  • West with the Night by Beryl Markham
  • The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett
  • Blackout by Sarah Hepola
  • Under Siege by Stephen Coonts
  • Daughters of Smoke & Bone by Lani Taylor
  • They Call Me Supermensch by Shep Gordon
  • Let Me Tell You About Jasper by Dana Perino
  • Scorched Earth by Michael Savage
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • Bare Bones by Bobby Bones
  • Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner PhD
  • Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel #1) by Janet Evanovich
  • Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
  • When Nobody Was Watching y Carli Lloyd
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  • Alive by Piers Paul Read (big hit book about a rugby team surviving a plane crash in the Andes…like some other books on this list, it was a #1 NYT bestseller)
  • The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman
  • Off the Sidelines by Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Dereliction of Duty by H.R. McMaster
  • All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
  • I Want My Epidural Back by Karen Alpert
  • Waiting to Be Heard by Amanda Knox
  • My New Orleans, Gone Away by Peter M. Wolf
  • Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin (an important horror novel which became a popular movie)
  • Assegai by Wilbur Smith (Courtney Family Adventures #13)
  • Fated (The Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Today’s KDD: up to 80% off “Kindle books for spring”

March 12, 2017

Today’s KDD: up to 80% off “Kindle books for spring”

Today’s

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

says it is “Up to 80% off Kindle books for spring”.

I don’t really get what makes them books of the season…in fact, I don’t really see a thematic connection, but I just may be missing something. If you see a connection, or have a feeling what defines a “spring book”, feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post. Regardless, these are good sales on 41 (!) books.

Do check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze (the last in Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality) that Buy button: the prices may not apply in your country, and could change before you read this.

Titles include:

  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (a true children’s classic for $1.99)
  • The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines
  • Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  • Settle for More by Megyn Kelly
  • The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • The Flame Bearer (Saxon Tales #10) by Bernard Cornwell
  • Everything for Her by Alexa Riley
  • All the Gallant Men by Donald Stratton
  • Jump by Steve Harvey
  • The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
  • Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  • Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill
  • The Broken Way (with Bonus Content) by Ann Voskamp
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley | $2.99
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  • Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • The English Spies (Gabriel Allon #15) by Daniel Silva
  • Notorious RGB: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
  • Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
  • The Wicked Day by Beatriz Williams
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (Sunset Cove) by Colleen Coble
  • Under Pressure (Body Armor) by Lori Foster
  • This Live I Live by Rory Feek
  • For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
  • Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
  • Warrior of the Light: A Manuel by Paulo Coelho
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • My Weird School 4-Book Collection y Dan Gutman
  • Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
  • The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: March 2017

March 5, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals up to 80% off: March 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: 464 at the time of writing…exactly 121 fewer than last month. Six of them are $4.99, so that would really make it 585 books that are $3.99 or less, but that’s okay. 🙂 To be clear, Amazon doesn’t say they are $3.99 or less…just that they are up to 80% off.

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 148 of them (a whopping 350 fewer 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 fourth 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 only five, 10 fewer 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!

  • The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 3 by Louise Penny
  • Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Rick Bayless
  • Orphan X: A Novel (Evan Smoak) by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Abandon by Blake Crouch
  • The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers Book 1) by Robert Bailey | 4.6 stars out of 5 | 2,377 customer reviews
  • Cinders to Satin by Fern Michaels
  • Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 1) and Moral Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 2) by Marcia Clark (yes, that Marcia Clark)
  • The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) by Philippa Gregory | 4.3 stars | 1,343 reviews
  • Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Fountains of Paradise (Arthur C. Clarke Collection) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves
  • Miracles & Mayhem in the ER: Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor by Brent Rock Russell
  • Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers Book 1) by Alexandra Sokoloff

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 February 1, 2017″. The choices this month are:

  • The Halo Effect by Anne D. LeClaire (suspense)
  • The Breaking Light (Split City Book 1) by Heather Hansen (science fiction)
  • A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr. (legal thriller)
  • The Last Paradise by Antonio Garrido, Simon Bruni (historical fiction)
  • Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations by Garson O’Toole (non-fiction)
  • The Practice House by Laura McNeal  (literary fiction

People like to know which one I pick…I actually had quite a debate with myself on this one. My Significant Other might like A Criminal Defense, and Hemingway Didn’t Say That is a subject right up my alley (I wrote a book of quotations myself, The Mind Boggles: A Unique Book of Quotations (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*), which was the #1 book of quotations at Amazon when it was first released in 2012…for a very short time). 😉 I decided to go with Hemingway…my SO will be just as happy borrowing A Criminal Defense from Kindle Unlimited when it is released next month, and I do still like to own books.

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.

Today’s KDD: up to 80% off “Red Carpet Reads”

February 26, 2017

Today’s KDD: up to 80% off “Red Carpet Reads”

Today’s

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

ties in very nicely to my last post,

Read the Oscar nominees 2017

It’s up to 80% off  (it also says $3.99 or less…but I see at least one for $4.99) “Red Carpet Reads.” My post was about the books/short stories/plays on which some of this year’s Oscar nominees were based, and this one goes back further…giving you some big savings! Remember that you can buy the books now at this discounted price and then delay delivery for an appropriate gift-giving occasion, or print it out to give whenever you want. There also books here you might want to have on your “guest Kindle”, in addition to for yourself. 😉

Do check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze (the last in Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality) that Buy button: the prices may not apply in your country, and could change before you read this.

Titles include:

  • The Shack by William P. Yount (movie being released in the USA Friday, with current nominee Octavia Spencer)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (2015 Oscar winner)
  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell (2014 Oscar nominee)
  • 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff (Oscar nomination withdrawn this year over “campaign violations”)
  • Serena by Ron Rash (2015 movie with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, no Oscar noms)
  • Miracles from Heaven by Christy Wilson Beam (2016 Jennifer Garner movie: People’s Choice nominee, Teen’s Choice winner)
  • A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (in theatres now)
  • The Revenant by Michael Punke (multiple Oscar-winning 2015 movie)
  • Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (2014 Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, MR)
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (2013 Julianne Hough movie)
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (2009 Oscar-nominated movie)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  • American Sniper by Chris Kyle
  • The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Annotated Godfather: The Complete Screenplay by Jenny M. Jones
  • The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpillman
  • Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  • White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  • The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner (a co-worker of mine appears very briefly in this movie)
  • Marley & Me by John Grogan
  • Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar
  • Betrayal by the Boston Globe
  • Trumbo by Bruce
  • The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame Smith
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • My Lunches with Orson by Peter Biskind
  • Literary Wonderlands by Lev Grossman
  • Stuntman by Hal Needham
  • You Changed my Life by Abdel Sellou
  • The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
  • Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  • Sideways by Rex Pickett
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny by Justin Hill
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
  • Bully by Lee Hirsch

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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.


%d bloggers like this: