Deals

Book Deals, primarily Kindle

Some Sales to Note

Audible is having a 2 books for 1 credit sale for members. I have read about a dozen books on the list. Sale ends on May 22nd.

Christianaudio.com is having a $4.99 saleI picked up three and have finished two so far.

A number of books that Bookwi.se has reviewed are on sale for Kindle. I am linking to the reviews and the reviews have links to the sale Kindle Books.

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell – $1.99 – theologically rich science fiction

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan – $2.99 – stand alone young adult thriller

The Homelanders by Andrew Klavan – $3.99 – this is a four book youth adult thriller series that is combined into a single volume kindle edition.

The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction by John Guy – $0.99

Back on Murder by J Mark Bertrand – Free – good Christian police procedural

Storm Front by Jim Butcher – $2.99 – the start of the good urban fantasy series Dresden Files

Pines by Blake Crouch – $1.99 – thriller that was made into a TV show.

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans – $1.99 – memoir

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller – $2.99 – memoir and relationships

Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac – $1.50 – fantasy

And a couple I have not yet read that look interesting

Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change by John Lewis – $2.99

Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley – $1.99

Fortress Press Sale

A number of books from Fortress press are on sale for kindle. The sale prices seem to be either $4.99 or $6.99, although a few are $3.99. Most of these are academic works and the prices have been in the $30-40 range.

The complete list of books from $3.99 to 6.99 from Fortress Press is 926 books. The last Fortress Press sale lasted a few weeks. Last sale the number fluctuated quite a bit, but the sale lasted for a couple weeks. There are 797 that are $4.99 and 121 that are $6.99

A few years ago Bonhoeffer’s complete works, a 17 volume new translation with good introductions were released. Most of these are on sale for $4.99. His expanded 800 page Letters and Papers from Prison I have been waiting for. I have already purchased (and reviewed) the volume that combines Life Together and Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Church

Complete list of Bonhoeffer books on sale for $4.99 or $6.99.

Paul and His Recent InterpretersPaul and His Recent Interpreters by NT Wright is $4.99

This is Wright’s newest book surveying the academic work on Paul recently.

Also on sale for $4.99

Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul 1978-2013

New Testament People of God (Vol 1)

Jesus and the Victory of God (Vol 2)

Resurrection and the Son of God (Vol 3)

Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Vol 4)

Some other books that look interesting:

Prophetic Imagination (Revised Edition) by Walter Brueggemann – $4.99

Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership and Congregational Fie by Ronald Richardson – $4.99

John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentary Series by Karoline Lewis – $4.99

Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness by Joseph Barndt – $4.99

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to Whiteness by Joseph Barndt – $4.99

Fortress Commentary on the Bible (This is a two volume set collected into a single Kindle Edition, 1750 pages) – $4.99

I haven’t sorted through the whole list yet. But I have reviewed several that are on sale: (links to reviews which link to the sale books)

God’s Life in Trinity edited by Miroslov Volf 

Liturgy: An Introduction by Frank Senn

Fortress Introduction to Contemporary Theologies

 

 

April Deals

Know Why You Believe: Connecting Faith and ReasonChristianAudio’s free audiobook of the month is Know Why You Believe by Paul Little. It is 5 hours and 47 minutes long and has 4.4 stars (out of 5) based on 27 reviews at Audible. And 91% of 100 reviews on Amazon are 4 or 5 star.

Amazon/Audible free audiobook (not updated for April yet) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This was offered free at least once previously and Bookwi.se has reviewed it.
You must purchase this kindle edition and then you will be offered the free audiobook. The Audible edition that is free is narrated by Simon Preble, but there are several other audio editions that are also available and on sale.

April Kindle Sale – there are 872 kindle books on sale for the new April sale.  There are 59 Religious books (Lots of David C Cook books), 44 Children’s Books, 51 Young Adult books, 53 Biographies and Memoirs, 237 Mysteries, 253 Romance, 95 Scifi and Fantasy and more.

There were not any that on sale that Bookwi.se has reviewed. But some that I have read and recommend and some others that look interesting.

EreaderIQ has a number of Christian Books that are free from Amazon. The quality of the books is very mixed, but some look good. Link to the free books of the day.

Free Kindle First Book – every month Amazon gives away one of six pre-release books to Amazon Prime members. These are books that are published by one of Amazon’s many publishing imprints. 

January 2017 Deals

LIVING FORWARD by Michael Hyatt and Daniel HarkavyChristianAudio’s free audiobook of the month is Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes long and has 4.4 stars (out of 5) based on 314 reviews at Audible. And 94% of review 435 on Amazon are 4 or 5 star.

Amazon/Audible free audiobook – White Fang by Jack London is the free book of the month. You must purchase this kindle edition and then you will be offered the free audiobook. The Audible edition that is free is narrated by John Lee.

January Kindle Sale – there are 791 kindle books on sale for the new January sale.  There are 16 Religious books, 36 Children’s Books, 38 Young Adult books, 26 Biographies and Memoirs, 214 Mysteries, 263 Romance, 79 Scifi and Fantasy and more.
Bookwi.se has Reviewed Several James Bond books, but not much beyond that.

EreaderIQ has a number of Christian Books that are free from Amazon. The quality of the books is very mixed, but some look good. Link to the free books of the day.

Free Kindle First Book – every month Amazon gives away one of six pre-release books to Amazon Prime members. These are books that are published by one of Amazon’s many publishing imprints.

57 Sale Children’s or Young Adult Kindle Books

The Little PrinceToday is the start of Amazon’s 12 Days of Christmas sale. (I have to note that the 12 days of Christmas is a Christian holiday seasons that starts at Christmas Day and goes to Epiphany. So it always annoys me when stores or others appropriate names for things and then use them incorrectly.)

But Today is Children’s Toys and Games and Books.

Trials of ApolloThere are 57 Kindle books in today’s Kindle Sale. Including most of the Rick Riordian books. I am a big fan of these books. The two most recent series have the first books in on sale for $2.99, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Very positive review) and The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle (which I have not read yet.) But almost all of the rest of Riordian’s children’s books are also on sale.

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Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai ($1.99) which is a Newberry Honor book and a National Book Award winner. It tells the author’s story of fleeing Vietnam after the fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama. And it is all in verse.

One Crazy SummerOne Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia ($1.99) is another book that has won or been a finalist for a number of awards. Three girls travel from Brooklyn to California in 1968 to find a mother who abandoned them 7 years earlier. The acclaim that One Crazy Summer received was the impetus of the #ReadDiverseBooks movement.

There are also more traditional children’s books like The Little Price ($1.99) and Sarah Plain and Tall ($1.99)

Also if you are more interested in print books for your kids (or yourself) Amazon has a $5 off any $15 or more print book purchase until tomorrow. You have to use the promo code GIFTBOOK in the checkout to get the discount.

December Deals

YOU AND ME FOREVERChristianAudio’s free audiobook of the month is You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis and Lisa Chan. It is 5 hours and 26 minutes long and has 4.7 stars (out of 5) based on 808 reviews at Audible. And 94% of review 512 on Amazon are 4 or 5 star.

Amazon/Audible free audiobook – Withering Heights by Emily Bronte is the free book of the month. You must purchase this kindle edition and then you will be offered the free audiobook. It appears that more than one free audiobook is offered.  Narration by Flo Gibson, Emma Messenger and I already had the narration by Anne Flosnik in my library from a previous free offer.
Also the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is free as an audiobook until the end of the year.

December Kindle Sale – there are 723 kindle books on sale for the new Dec sale. Far too many to really highlight well. Especially since I have found at least 15 books reviewed by Bookwi.se.  I will repost some of the reviews throughout the month. There are 89 Religious books, 51 Children’s Books, 38 Young Adult books, 40 Biographies and Memoirs, 169 Mysteries, 195 Romance, 47 Scifi and Fantasy and more.
Bookwi.se has Reviewed (links to the reviews, which have links to the sale books): Ms Marvel Vol 1 ($2.99), Vision Vol 1 ($2.99), Predictably Irrational: Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions by Dan Ariely ($1.99), The Hole in our Gospel by Richard Sterns ($1.99), Werewolf Cop by Andrew Klavan ($1.99), The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne ($2.99)

Other books of note on sale: The Mighty Thor Vol 1 (new Thor as a woman graphic novel) and a bunch of other Graphic Novels I would read. Also there is a number of Kurt Vonnegut novels, Winston Churchill history on sale. Freedom of Simplicity by Richard Foster is $1.99. I read this a number of years ago and thought it was helpful.

EreaderIQ has a number of Christian Books that are free from Amazon. The quality of the books is very mixed, but some look good. Link to the free books of the day.

Free Kindle First Book – every month Amazon gives away one of six pre-release books to Amazon Prime members. These are books that are published by one of Amazon’s many publishing imprints.

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Amazon Daily Deal – Biographies and Memoirs up to 80% off

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Today only (Sunday Oct 23) Amazon is having a sale on 33 biographies and memoirs. The books are on sale from $1.99 to $4.99 and most have audiobook discounts as well.

The recent best seller Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance is $4.99. Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt’s joint memoir via letter to one another, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is also $4.99.

The excellent book then movie Unbroken: A World War Story of Survival is $3.99.

There are also very good presidential biographies, Chernow’s Washington, Morris’ the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, and Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, all for $3.99.

Other biographies include Cleopatra, Napoleon, Aaron Burr, Elon Musk, Rosemary Kennedy and more. Click here for the full list.

 

Audible Win Win Sale – 231 Audiobooks for $4.95 Each

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Audible has 231 audiobooks on sale for $4.95. The sale runs until Sept 26. There are some of the books (especially the classics) that might be cheaper if you purchased a cheap or free kindle edition first and get the audible whisper sync discount.

These books have been reviewed at Bookwi.se (links are to Bookwi.se Reviews). Click here to go to the fully list of the sale.

Reviewed Books on Sale:

September Deals

51EZ7+jixOL._AA300_ChristianAudio’s free audiobook of the month is The Boy Born Dead. It is 7 hours and 10 minutes long and has 4.6 stars (out of 5) based on 30 reviews at Audible. And 94% of review on Amazon are 4 or 5 star.

Amazon/Audible free audiobookThe Phantom of the Opera –every month Amazon and Audible give away a kindle/audiobook. Both the kindle book and the audiobook are free. But you have to purchase the free kindle edition first here, and then add on the Audible narration. This was free a couple years ago, so you may already have this audiobook.

Sept Kindle Sale – there are 302 kindle books on sale for the new August sale. There are 36 Religious books6 Children’s Books, 23 Young Adult books, 26 Biographies and Memoirs, 74 Mysteries, 92 Romance, 39 Scifi and Fantasy and more. Bookwi.se has Reviewed Scary Close by Donald Miller, Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans, and Art of Work by Jeff Goins (links are to the reviews)

Some of the books that are in the sale that are worth looking at include (links are to the books at Amazon): The Rich are Different by Susan Howatch ($1.99), Confessions of Nat Turner by William Clark Styron ($2.99), Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler ($1.99), and Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers ($2.99)

Free Kindle First Book – every month Amazon gives away one of six pre-release books to Amazon Prime members. These are books that are published by one of Amazon’s many publishing imprints.

September 2016 Kindle First

Daily Deal – 50 Kindle Books

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Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is 50 books for $1.99 and up. A number have been reviewed by Bookwi.se and most are well known books.

Links are to Bookwi.se Reviews: The Martian, Cuckoo’s Calling and Silkworm (Books 1 and 2 from JK Rowling’s Mystery series), I am Malala (Memoir), Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Room: A Novel, and What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Also three books by Nicholas Sparks, the Fourth book in the Lisbeth Salander (Girl in the Spider Web), Daniel Silva, Elon Musk, Michael Connelly, Kristin Hannah, Pierce Brown and more.