Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January's Monthly 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or less - Editors' Choices + Free non-classics by publication date + discounted-book alerts - CORRECTED!

"JANUARY 2013's 100 Kindle Books deal, for $3.99 or less"

I highlight the monthly deal at or near the beginning of the month for those who don't know about it or might not remember.  But then we just had a reminder a couple of days ago.

  These new 100 Kindle books are $1.99 to $3.99, as usual for this monthly deal, and are "hand-selected" by Amazon's Editors each month.

What you'll see on that special monthly-deals page are new for January 2013.
And it's definitely an interesting list.

(Link: amzn.to/100kbooks-2to4)

Update - I just noticed that my screen capture of a portion of January deals caught the page when not all the prices had been dropped yet. [End of update]

NON-KINDLE reading for the day, held over, from last month for those who need or just enjoy a chuckle.  For those of you who've not ever read a police log for your area quite like this, the ongoing one for Arcata is definitely unique and you'll see why it has a larger than local following.  Highlights this month include the "poop monster" and another entity with "ghastly equipment."

Out with the old deals, In with the new...
Amazon now has a New Year Resolutions page with emphasis on the "New You" and showing "Up to 50% off select Schwinn and Nautilus Exercise Bikes" + a small typo in that ad.

  Some of the featured products don't seem to be discounted, but there's a section on 50% off fitness-ready clothing and shoes.

"The 4-Hour Chef" loses some $weight.
Amazon has a promo on the hardcover version of The 4-Hour Chef, at 40% off the regular price of $35, for $21.   It has 1,006 customer reviews as of today, with an average rating of 4.6.  I am not a cook, minus the 'r' - and I've not paid attention here, but it looks pretty large.
  The Kindle Edition is $9.95 and I've no idea if the regular price is higher.

The MyHabit area has "New Year's Resolution Events" at up to 60% Off
This is a clothing section of the store that tends to be above my spend-grade, but the focus is on "coveted brands" and the free membership includes discounts up to 60% off, with both free and return shipping in the U.s., with international shipping to 50+ countries.

UPDATE - I should never put together a blog late in the night... The next section has been fixed, so it's January that shows up (with December as the past one).
FREE KINDLE BOOKS (Non-classics) for January (and December)
In the meantime, I've updated the "Temporarily-free books -- Non-classics" search results to show free contemporary Kindle books for JANUARY, sorted by publication-date, as of today, 1/1, 2013.  There are only a few shown on the first day of any month, and these include pre-orders for January, of course.  As ever, on the first day of the month, most are listed as "free preview" of whatever chapters chosen, and a few not-entire-family-safe titles will show up.

  Here, also, are the current Search results for free Kindle non-classics, by publication date for December

Today's Kindle Daily Deal page for January 1, Tuesday only, includes books by Anthony Bourdain, Michael Pollan, Tom Standage, Debra Holland, Sean Platt and David Wright, and James Dashner.

Discounted / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks II - the ongoing Kindle Forum message thread
  There is an ongoing message thread in which Kindle owners share information on recent drops in pricing on specific Kindle books, often with some added info by the person posting it.

  Here's a link to the thread starting yesterday that includes some books still on sale Jan. 1.
  Almost everything discounted on December 30 has already had the price set back to normal.  So I've started with Neil Gaiman's "Odd and the Frost Giants" which at the momen is $1.99

  The link I gave is to a specific day to start, in this case, 12/31, mid-point, but you can look at previous days or keep up with ongoing alerts after that, as Amazon keeps track of the last message# that you read, so that you can start from there next time.  Most of the better deals seem around $1.99-$4.99 but there are many larger-publishing house deals included that ended in a DAY, so you'd need to double-check the current pricing of any Kindle books that interest you to see if the discounts are still active.

  All prices are discounted for only a very short time, too often, and are promos, and that's another reason to watch the list.

Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links.
NOTES on newer Kindles.
Updated Kindle Fire Basic  7" tablet - $159
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB - $199/$249
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16/32GB - $299/$369
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G 32/64GB - $499/$599
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $69/$89
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi - $119/$139
Kindle Paperwhite, 3G - $179/$199
Kindle Keybd 3G - $139/$159, Free but slow web
Kindle DX - $379 $299, Free, slow web
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - £69
Kindle Touch WiFi, UK - £89 Refurb'd
Kindle Keyboard 3G, UK - £149
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi
Kindle Paperwhite 3G, UK
Kindle Fire 2, UK
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB, UK

Canada - Amazon Canada
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - $89
OTHER International
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $89
Kindle Touch WiFi - $139
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB

France Boutique Kindle
Deutschland - Kindle Store
Italia - Kindle Store
Spain - Tienda Kindle
Brazil - Amazon Brazil
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  1. Are there any good deals for buying the Protective Kindle Covers on Amazon as it is New Year

    1. Allan, there was a 30% discount on some accessories during the holidays. But there are some ongoiong inexpensive choices also - example:

      CaseCrown cases -- those are for Kindle Fire but you don't mention which Kindle...

      I also did an entry on Dec 20 showing more inexpensive cases than usually seen in product ads on Amazon.

      Haven't seen mention of special deals this week.


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