Thursday, June 7, 2012

Amazon's Monthly Kindle Deals + ongoing Free Kindle Book features + newly discounted Kindle book alerts from the forums

JUNE 2012's 100 Kindle Deals, $1.99-$3.99

I highlight this monthly feature at or near the beginning of the month for newcomers and even oldcomers who don't know it exists.

Note: If you bookmark the page when you get there, that bookmark will work for subsequent months also.

These are Kindle books "hand-selected" by Amazon's Editors each month, and what you'll see on that special monthly-deals page are the new ones for June 2012.

FREE KINDLE BOOKS (Non-classics) for June
In the meantime, I've updated the "Temporarily-free books -- Non-classics" search results for free contemporary Kindle books for JUNE, sorted by publication-date, as of today.   These include pre-orders for June.

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

For newcomers: the usual Kindle Daily Deal, a different link each day, takes you to the latest book picked by Amazon as the deal of the day, usually an e-book they find worthwhile, discounted for one day by anywhere between 75-80%+.  Some are available to those outside the U.S. also.

Here's another reminder that's posted every few weeks for those new and olde to this site because there are many new visitors each day here who've never seen some of the subsets of free or bargain books available for searching and who wouldn't know about the several ongoing Amazon Kindle deals.

RECENT DISCOUNTS on Kindle book (some or most, temporarily, as promos), at kdisc0605-07:

There are usually a good number of well-regarded books normally priced at $8 to $12 newly showing up at a price of $0.99 to $2.99, with alerts from other Kindle owners posted in this forum message thread.  They include higher-priced books that drop only a few dollars, but for many, that can make the difference.

As an example, the most recent message thread page has this today:
American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

Kindle owner LASoundCrafter posts the following description:
' Digital List $16.00, Now 1.29

On Thursday, December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men, many dressed as Indians, dumped roughly £10,000 worth of tea in Boston Harbor.  Whatever their motives at the time, they unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm that would culminate in the Declaration of Independence two-and-a-half years later.

The Boston Tea Party provoked a reign of terror in Boston and other American cities as tea parties erupted up and down the colonies.  The turmoil stripped tens of thousands of their homes and property, and nearly 100,000 left forever in what was history's largest exodus of Americans from America.  Nonetheless, John Adams called the Boston Tea Party nothing short of "magnificent," saying that "it must have important consequences."

Combining stellar scholarship with action-packed history, Harlow Giles Unger reveals the truth behind the legendary event and examines its lasting consequence--the spawning of a new, independent nation.'

My link above will start you from June 5th, in a huge thread that started eons ago, but you can of course go backwards there as well, and Amazon will keep track of the last page you read in that message thread .

If you'd like to browse for current free books (especially non-classics) or lower-cost offerings from Amazon that are available on an ongoing basis (although the books themselves go off-sale quite quickly) but which newer visitors will not have seen before, here's some light browsing:

Links to Free Kindle Books - Non-Classics - available today
May 2012  June 2012 as mentioned above.
  Also included is a full list of currently free contemporary Kindle books that are sorted by:
   Publication Date   Bestselling

   Amazon's Limited Time Free Promos

UKPublication Date   Popular

Most Popular Free K-Books:
  U.S. & Int'l (although NOT UK):
     Top 100 free
     Top 100 free

Free Kindle Books Guide
One of the most visited pages on this blog is the general Free Kindle Books Guide

Top 100 free Android apps, for Kindle Fire owners (who should check out the free app of the day each day)

PRIME Lending Library - borrowing books
  In the forums, I've found some who did not know that with the Prime membership,  which gets you free 2-day shipping on almost all of Amazon's own items (not so much 3rd party Marketplace items),  you not only have access to about 17,000 no-add'l-cost streaming videos (counting individual TV shows in series -- note that counting SETS will bring up "only" 3,707 PRIME instant movie/tv results today), you can also borrow one Kindle book per calendar month, from a choice of over 158,000 now, without dealing with waiting times or due-dates.

's Lending Library:
     How to Browse or search the now voluminous List
        Note:  When you borrow a Prime library book,
              you do this from your Kindle, at the Kindle's Kindle Store

                and not from the Amazon web pages.
        The BIG RED $0.00 you see on the product page for "Prime" cost
        means it's $0.00 to Borrow it, from the Kindle,
        and I wish that would be made clearer.

Non-Classics under $1:
  Highly rated, under $1
  Amazon's specific mostly 99c Kindle Books page

There are also the monthly Kindle book deals, with 100 Editors' Choices priced at $1.99-$3.99, which I featured today.

Ongoing or completed but informative popular discussions   (See Kindle Forums for more.)
  . Pros and Cons on WSJ report that the Justice Dept is looking at e-book price collusion
  . Are you sorry you bought a Fire?
  . Kindle touch or Kindle Keyboard
  . Kindle Fire for nonTech person?
  . Kindle Fire Keyboard.. Anyone else having issues?
  . Any happy Kindle Touch owners?
  . Kindle Fire video on airplane compared with iPad video, a tense thread :-)
  . Got my Fire!
  . Feel like almost crying - Kindle loss and personalizing Kindles - lighthearted
  . Unusual calls from Amazon because of forum posts
  . Personal docs now sendable to individual Kindles again
  . To Avoid Confusion, Please Use the Official Product Names in Forum" [entertaining]
  . Discussion of geographic restrictions on digital purchases
  . Discount-alert books discussed on separate message thread
  . What have been your favorite public domain books that are not so well known?
  . Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
  . Highly recommended Indie authors
  . Unique Uses of Kindles

Other current forum threads that might interest some
Public Library Lending questions at the forums:
  . How many e-books does your public library have?
  . Public librarians: what has been your Kindle/Overdrive experience?

The shortcut (link) is

  Help from other customers 24/7
  Also, if you need especially fast response to a problem you're having, the Kindle Community Forums are especially helpful, with Kindle owners willing to help and very knowledgeable, so that you can find an answer 24/7 quite often, worldwide.

Kindle-Edition subscribers to this blog, who get, on their Kindles, the most-recent 25 Kindleworld blog postings at any time, who've never visited the web page, might want to stop by briefly (Link:, to take a look at the right-hand column that holds earlier articles that can answer questions that many have had about any of the Kindle models, older or newer, plus info on how to make use of the many features not often described or publicized.
  Note: You can use Menu/Article Mode for eInk readers or use Reading View (eyeglasses icon on bottom status bar for Kindle Fire, to get webpage articles in very readable format without ads and link boxes.
  Thanks for your support and for visiting, either here, or via the Kindle edition, as well as for the helpful comments I get to blog items or in email.

Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links
Kindle Fire  7" tablet - $199
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $79/$109
Kindle Touch, WiFi
- $99/$139
Kindle Touch, 3G/WiFi - $149/$189
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189, Free, slow web
Kindle DX - $379, Free, slow web
Kindle Basic, NoTouch - £89
Kindle Touch WiFi, UK - £109
Kindle Touch 3G/WiFi, UK - £169
Kindle Keyboard 3G, UK - £149
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
OTHER International
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $109
Kindle Touch WiFi - $139
Kindle Touch 3G/WiFi - $189
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189
  Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB

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