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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!

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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.

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!

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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.

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!

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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.

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

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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.

$8.63 discount on Amazon orders of $50 or higher today…because we like them that much

February 22, 2017

$8.63 discount on Amazon orders of $50 or higher today…because we like them that much

Well, I’m going to spend some money at Amazon today! You know, actually consciously spend it (using the promo code BIGTHANKS), not just have it go out of the account for a subscription or something. 😉

$8.63 may seem like an odd amount, but there is a specific reason…and it’s a very good one for Amazon customers.

There is a Harris poll for corporate reputation…and Amazon came in #1…again. 🙂

This one, though, set a record: a score of 86.27 on a 100 point scale. That’s the highest in 18 years of the poll. The nearest corporation was Wegman’s with 85.41, and Apple was fifth with 82.07.

So, divide 86.27 by ten, round up, and you get $8.63 which is the discount you’ll actually get, according to the details:

Terms & Conditions (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

For this audience in particular, it’s important to note that it does not apply to digital content (which includes Kindle books) or Amazon gift cards.

I had been considering buying a second charger base for our

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

I normally take it to work with me, and running it off the battery for the day has been fine. However, it can now go into “hands-free” mode, which is much more convenient. For example, I’ll set a timer for my lunch break, and be doing floor exercises on a yoga mat (often while watching Netflix in Virtual Reality, or reading on my now discontinued Kindle Fire HDX). If the alarm happens to go off while I am in VR, it’s a whole lot easier to stop it verbally than to get out of VR, and climb up to the desk to turn it off.

Oh, I should digress and explain that climbing thing. I have a chronic condition which makes it hard for me to get up off the floor, among other things. One time, we were at our favorite dog park, and a blind husky knocked me over. There was a husky club there (they go there a lot), and I just naturally expected the dog to avoid running into me…I can’t change directly quickly, but I could have stopped and made myself less of a “target”.

So, the dog knocked me down. People nicely came running over and were worried when I wasn’t getting up right away (I use a cane). I had to amusedly explain that I was fine, and that it always takes me a while to get up. 😉

Anyway, hands-free mode does take more battery charge…naturally, because it has to be actively listening for its “wake word”. Having an

Amazon Tap Charger & Cradle (at AmazonSmile*)

in my office would make things easier. I still have birthday money to spend, and that makes sense. 🙂

That gets me to about $30…and finding $20 won’t be too hard. Hm…dog treats or a dog puzzle or two would do it. 🙂 I’ll check with my Significant Other as well.

Another restriction that will affect my decision: the items need to be sold by Amazon.com, not just fulfilled by them (which lets out some of our dogs’ favorites).

For my readers around the world, note that this is for products from Amazon.com…it won’t apply to your localized sites.

Here is the

Harris site

where you can see all top 100.

I didn’t see a single book publisher on the list, although some of the companies may publish books. There were content creators and distributors (including Time Waner at #88, Netflix at #18).

The sales goes through 11:59 PM Pacific time tonight.

While Amazon is thanking us, I thank them for being thank-worthy. 😉

Oh, and these are the six factors in the poll…note that they aren’t all about what the company can do for us…it’s also what they do for their employees (despite a controversial story not that long ago) and society (and I’m guessing that includes environmental concerns):

  • Emotional Appeal
  • Workplace Environment
  • Products & Services
  • Financial Performance
  • Vision & Leadership
  • Social Responsibility

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: 40 (!) titles include top authors, titles

February 19, 2017

Today’s KDD: 40 (!) titles include top authors, titles

Today’s

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

is one of the best in what has been a great year so far! I’m comfortable with saying that this tenth anniversary year of the Kindle (it was released November 19, 2007) has been the best one for Kindle Daily Deals (or equivalents) so far.

I’d be very surprised if a regular reader of this blog hadn’t read a book by at least one of the authors in today’s group…and it wouldn’t surprise me if many of them had already read at least one of the specific books in today’s deal. Just because you have read a book doesn’t mean that the fact that it is on sale isn’t a benefit for you. You can buy the book as a gift at the discounted price and then either delay the delivery for an appropriate gift giving date, or print it out and give it whenever you want.

Check the price before you click, tap, or eye gaze (the last in Virtual Reality) that Buy button, because the price may not apply in your market.

Seriously, do take a look at this offer today. There are books with literally thousands of customer reviews and rated higher than 4 stars on a 5 star scale. There are books from the Big 5 tradpubs (traditional publishers)…there are definitely what I call “People Magazine books” here, ones which would have been reviewed in mainstream media.

Titles include:

  • Dune by Frank Herbert (a beloved, series starting science fiction novel)
  • The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight series)
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yufal Noah Harari
  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  • America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole
  • The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick (currently a TV series…also available through Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) at no additional cost)
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks (superstar author)
  • Memory Man by David Baldacci (over 9,000 customer reviews with an average of 4.4 stars…series starter for Amos Decker)
  • Bullseye by James Patterson (latest book in Michael Bennett series by NYT bestselling author)
  • The Black Ice (Harry Bosch #2); also The Drop (Harry Bosch #17) by Michael Connelly
  • The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (Glenn Close is in the adaptation of this post-apocalyptic work which has 84% on RottenTomatoes at time of writing)
  • The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette (over 5,000 reviews)
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD and Gene Stone
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (1st in the Century Trilogy which was noted for its high release price initially…in this sale, $3.99)
  • Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer (another superstar author)
  • X (Kinsey Millhone #24) by Sue Grafton
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling)
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • The 14th Colony by Steve Berry
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (coincidentally, I’m reading this right now for the first time)
  • Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericcson and Robert Pool
  • The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme) by Jeffrey Deaver
  • George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Dan Yaeger
  • Grain Brain by David Perlmutter ad Kristin Loberg
  • What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (I read this one and enjoyed it…it’s a former NYT bestseller available thgouth KU)
  • Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
  • The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer and Tod Golberg
  • Rock with Wings (A Leaphorn, Chee & Mauelito Novel) by Anne Hillerman
  • Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel (famed novel which became an Oscar-nominated movie, also available through KU)
  • The Witness by Sandra Brown
  • Betrayed (Rosato & DiNunzio) by Lisa Scottoline
  • Keep Quiet (also by Lisa Scottoline)
  • The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
  • Middle Age by Joyce Carol Oates (one of the most lauded authors)

Enjoy!

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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.

On sale for $3.99 today: Gerald Durrell’s Corfu Trilogy

February 15, 2017

On sale for $3.99 today: Gerald Durrell’s Corfu Trilogy

 

I did just write about the

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

yesterday, but today’s has one of my favorite authors. 🙂 I knew Gerald Durrell more from books about collecting (live) exotic animals (I used to travel a lot and I read A Zoo in My Luggage and more at that time), and this one is a bit different…but still involves animals and Durrell’s amusing writing (4.6 stars out of 5 with 134 customer reviews at time of writing).

It’s an omnibus of three titles:

  • My Family and Other Animals
  • Birds, Beasts and Relatives
  • The Garden of the Gods

which also form the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece Theatre. I don’t usually buy books for myself now…I read books which are gifts, which I already own, or are through

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

If you have Prime, you have

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

which I have as well, but I think those are all part of KU, so that’s still how I think of them (and there are many more in KU than in PR).

However, I justify this one because I got an Amazon gift card for my recent birthday…so it’s still a gift. 😉

This one is also a good one for our “guest bookshelf” on our guest Kindle (for when we have people staying with us).

Remember that you can buy it at the discount and either delay it for delivery for an appropriate gift giving occasion, or print it out to give whenever you want.

Do check the price (it’s $3.99 in the USA Kindle store at time of writing for all three books in one edition…a big savings) before clicking, tapping, or eye-gazing (the last one is in Virtual Reality) that Buy button…this price may not apply in your country, for one thing.

Enjoy!

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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.

 

Today’s KDD: “Up to 80% off love and suspense Kindle books”

February 14, 2017

Today’s KDD: “Up to 80% off love and suspense Kindle books”

Today’s

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

has some bestselling authors (although not necessarily their best-known books). It looks like they have been well-reviewed by customers as well: it doesn’t look like any of them average under four stars (on a scale of 1 to 5 stars), and many have more than 500 reviews.

Remember that you can buy them now at the discounted price, and either delay delivery of a gift, or print a gift out so you can give it whenever you want…even wrap it. 🙂

Check the price before you click, tap, or eye gaze (the last one is in Virtual Reality) that Buy button: prices may not apply in your country.

Titles include:

  • A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks | 4.6 stars | 1,287 reviews at time of writing
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes
  • The Sooner the Better by Debbie Macomber
  • Discovering You by Brenda Novak
  • Lethal by Sandra Brown
  • Widest Dreams by Robyn Carr
  • The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter
  • Best of My Love by Susan Malllery
  • Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

There are many more…enjoy!

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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.

 

Valentine’s Day sale on Amazon devices: $20 off most EBRs, Fire tablets from $39.99

February 5, 2017

Valentine’s Day sale on Amazon devices: $20 off most EBRs, Fire tablets from $39.99

So nice to have a wide-ranging sale on both Kindle EBRs (E-Book Readers) and Fire tablets!

This sale will not last!

Valentine’s Day sale (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

The only current EBR not on sale right now (in the USA at Amazon.com) is the Oasis…even the least expensive model is $20 off, making it $59.99.

The sale also brings the Paperwhite, a model I particularly like, under $100. If your favorite model is the Voyage, it’s also $20 off.

The least expensive Fire tablet has a 4.2 out of 5 star rating with over 100,000 (!) customer reviews…and is (during the sale) $39.99.

At this time, the sale is not being extended to the Fire TV or Echo family.

If you want to get another EBR or tablet, this is a good opportunity. I wouldn’t expect to see another like this until at least Mothers’ Day…

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 for $3.99 or less each: February 2017

February 3, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals for $3.99 or less each: February 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 for $3.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile). There used to be about 100 of them, but there are many times that now: 591 at the time of writing…exactly 200 fewer than last month. That’s actually not an unreasonable adjustment…we are now out of the holiday/returns period. 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 third 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 fifteen, 88 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!

  • Jonathan Strange and Mr NorrellJun 5, 2010 | Kindle eBook
    by Susanna Clarke
  • The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm Nance
  • A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 2) by Louise Penny
  • In Good Faith (Joe Dillard Series Book 2) by Scott Pratt (and books 3 and 4…but not #1, from what I saw) (also available through Kindle Unlimited…KU)
  • A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass (KU)
  • Rebel Fleet (Rebel Fleet Series Book 1) by B. V. Larson (KU)
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler | 4.5 stars out of 5, 949 customer reviews
  • Good Behavior by Blake Crouch
  • The Lyra Novels: Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, Caught in Crystal, and The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede | $3.99 for 5 books by a well-known author (in an omnibus)!
  • Turbulent Intentions (Billionaire Aviators Book 1) by Melody Anne (KU)
  • Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
  • The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons | 4.5 stars | 7,222 customer reviews
  • One Tuesday Morning / Beyond Tuesday Morning Compilation Limited Edition (9/11 Series) by Karen Kingsbury (Author)
  • Even Dogs in the Wild (Inspector Rebus Series Book 20) by Ian Rankin
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • Perfect Match by Fern Michaels
  • Run by Blake Crouch
  • Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxietyby Seth J. Gillihan PhD (KU)
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick and Steve Wozniak
  • Phantom Evil: Book 1 in Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham
  • A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism…by Joseph Loconte

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:

  • In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II by Rhys Bowen (Historical Fiction)
  • Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1) by RR Haywood (Science Fiction)
  • Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm (Duck and Hippo Series Book 1)
    by Jonathan London, Andrew Joyner
  • Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell (Thriller)
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by JS Drangsholt, Tara F. Chace (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Only the Truth by Adam Croft (Suspense)

People like to know which one I pick…for some reason none of them really grabbed me, but I went with Extracted.

Enjoy!

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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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