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Kindle book deals

  • 02-04-2021 7:28am
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    Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭


    Apologies if this has been done before. I follow quite closely the Kindle UK monthly book deals and always try to pick up a few good books for 99p each month, which involves a fair bit of trawling around the Amazon website. In case anyone is interested, this month, I will be buying the following books which are currently reduced to 99p:

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

    Sins of the Fathers by James Mack

    The Testament by John Grisham

    Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan

    Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs by Kenneth Rosen

    Born Fighter by Ruqsana Begum

    The Russian Affair by David Walsh

    Any other input very welcome. If contributing, might I suggest that people refrain from commenting on other people’s suggestions, we all have different tastes in books and each to their own. I also suggest that only books that are 99p are included - you often see books on the Kindle website reduced from, say, £17.99 to £8.99 but I don’t consider that a BA as you can usually pick up a paperback for less than that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭dirtyden


    Good idea for a bargain alert, some great deals to be had. Some really good books for 99p on occasion.

    Richard Dawkins God Delusion on today for 99p. Not necessarily a recommendation but a very good price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Good idea, Google play books is another great app and usually has some great deals.

    Free Palestine 🇵🇸



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭fjon


    3 methods I use to get kindle books for cheap:
    If you haven't done so, I would suggest also signing up for the Kindle Daily Deal newsletter. Every day I get an email with 3 or more books for 99p.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindle-Daily-Deals/b?node=5400977031
    I scan the email quickly every day and buy the book if it's one I want, then delete the email.
    I track specific books I am interested in on https://www.ereaderiq.com/track/drops/
    Here you can enter the book you want and the desired price (I put in £2), and you'll get an email when it reaches that price. You need to be quick on this one when you get the email as the price drop will most likely be temporary.
    Lastly I also look through the monthly deals books as mentioned above. However there's an awful lot of crap to wade through and I haven't had that much success with finding good stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,116 ✭✭✭RobertFoster


    Good idea for a thread! I checked my Amazon wishlist because of this thread, this book has been on it for a few years after it was recommended on a podcast:

    Perdido Street Station by China Miéville - 99p

    Are free books allowed? There's often free Kindle books posted to HUKD but they tend to be hit and miss in quality. Rather than clutter the thread with endless freebies, how about only ones you've read / can recommend?

    1984 & Animal Farm by George Orwell - Free


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,678 ✭✭✭irelandrover


    I found this website recently.

    https://www.thefussylibrarian.com/

    I find it very good. get a daily email with a free kindle book. You get to tailor it to your preferences.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,900 ✭✭✭✭GBX


    Borrowbox is another for free books and audiobooks.
    You need to be a library member. Those who aren't can sign up fairly handy online.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bolindadigital.BorrowBoxLibrary


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭Cameraman


    I found this the best overall for price deals. Has mainly £0.99 ones, but also a few other greatly reduced ones. I just check it most days :

    https://uk.ereaderiq.com/


  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭Yellow Dog


    Cameraman wrote: »
    I found this the best overall for price deals. Has mainly £0.99 ones, but also a few other greatly reduced ones. I just check it most days :

    https://uk.ereaderiq.com/

    As mentioned by fjon #4


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭Cameraman


    Yellow Dog wrote: »


    As mentioned by fjon #4

    Oops - missed that - I don't use it for price drops - just for the daily list.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭Sunny Dayz


    I have a wish list saved on my Amazon account. I check it maybe once a week for price changes. Every couple of months Amazon email with a discount off certain books or one particular author on my wish list.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 553 ✭✭✭flower tattoo


    I use this for daily Deals - you can tailor your preferences

    bookbub.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭Player_86


    Thanks very much to everyone who responded - some really great suggestions here. If anyone comes across any more good 99p books on UK Kindle, please let us know.

    My last one for the day - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, 99p. I liked the film so hopefully the book is good.

    Happy Easter everyone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Ball boy


    I’d often follow the monthly kindle deals too, although I noticed this month that the number of low priced deals seem to have dropped a lot, I don’t know why that is?


  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭noplacehere


    Two chubby Cubs cookbook 99c on kindle today

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08GXBHTLC?storeType=ebooks


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭Cameraman


    Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition is £0.85 today.

    Another bargain site I use is https://www.bookgorilla.com/
    Has loads of preference options. Prices range from free to just reduced price.
    Aimed at US - but most are also no the UK Amazon site


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,116 ✭✭✭RobertFoster


    The Martian by Andy Weir, and the follow up Artemis are 99p each.

    I enjoyed The Martian and can recommend if you like sci-fi / space. I've not read Artemis.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,748 ✭✭✭podgeandrodge


    I found this website recently.

    https://www.thefussylibrarian.com/

    I find it very good. get a daily email with a free kindle book. You get to tailor it to your preferences.

    The first book on the free list today:

    Marrying a Billionaire Guy Christian needed to get to Las Vegas on his jet and present his speech, find someone to marry him in a day to save his business and get back home, but instead, he found himself on a commercial flight, sitting next to a black woman who made flying commercial a living hell, however, it was something about her that made him want to make love to her one minute, and spank her the next.

    :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 762 ✭✭✭Pistachios & cream




  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭noplacehere


    Cameraman wrote: »
    Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition is £0.85 today.

    Another bargain site I use is https://www.bookgorilla.com/
    Has loads of preference options. Prices range from free to just reduced price.
    Aimed at US - but most are also no the UK Amazon site

    Thank you! Picked up ballymaloe and used their basic soup recipe today. Excellent


  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭VM Varga


    Thank you! Picked up ballymaloe and used their basic soup recipe today. Excellent

    Same here. Great bargain.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭bigron2109


    Cameraman wrote: »
    Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition is £0.85 today.

    Another bargain site I use is https://www.bookgorilla.com/
    Has loads of preference options. Prices range from free to just reduced price.
    Aimed at US - but most are also no the UK Amazon site

    I’m trying to buy this, but it’s only showing the Hardcopy available. When I click into versions I can see the Kindle version for £0.99 and I’ve even got a sample sent to my kindle . Is it this happening to anyone else ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭noplacehere


    bigron2109 wrote: »
    I’m trying to buy this, but it’s only showing the Hardcopy available. When I click into versions I can see the Kindle version for £0.99 and I’ve even got a sample sent to my kindle . Is it this happening to anyone else ?

    You can’t buy books in the app. You have to be on the main website


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭bigron2109


    You can’t buy books in the app. You have to be on the main website

    Thanks a lot. Would have wrecked my head trying to figure that one out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭galwayguy85


    The best way to save money on Kindle books is to head over to the indian Amazon store and purchase them there. There are services online for creating a fictitious Indian address. The site works with non-Indian credit cards and MFA phone numbers.

    Approx 90 rupees to a euro right now. What may be a significant sum of money to someone in that part of the world may only be a price of a cup of coffee to us.

    Hey, it’s a global market!! If banks etc can take advantage of fluctuations in exchange rates and vastly different local prices, why can’t the consumer?

    As for getting the book to play nice on your IE/UK reg’d Kindle, you’ll need to research that for yourself!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭noplacehere


    bigron2109 wrote: »
    Thanks a lot. Would have wrecked my head trying to figure that one out.

    I forget every time and it’s such a pain


  • Registered Users Posts: 368 ✭✭PreCocious


    You can’t buy books in the app. You have to be on the main website

    What app ?

    I can buy books via the Kindle app and the Amazon app.

    Just bought the Paul Bocuse book for 99p


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭celiam


    I use this for daily Deals - you can tailor your preferences

    bookbub.com

    This is the one I use too, it searches the amazon site for free and reduced price books


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,726 ✭✭✭✭loyatemu


    Jon Ronson "Them: Adventures with Extremists" 99p

    a deep dive into the world of conspiracy theorists. I've enjoyed some of Ronson's other books, he tackles weighty subjects in a very readable way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭ActingDanClark


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08CXQLRKK?smid=A1G3UP32AZJ14F

    'Wake up' by Piers Morgan, his views on wokism


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  • Registered Users Posts: 637 ✭✭✭POBox19


    80 Kindle Books for £1 Each
    The selection refreshes at 23:59 on the 14th of every month.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=5348874031


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