Tuesday offers for your Kindle (4 of them, 3 religious)

For your Kindle, here are 4 offers -

  1. Deadly Sanctuary by Sylvia Nobel. Price: $0. Genre: Mystery, Southwest Lore, Thriller. Rated 4.5 stars on 38 reviews. A repeat from a few days ago.
  2. The Winner’s Manual by Jim Tressel. Price: $0. Genre: Life Lessons, Football, Inspirational. Rated 5 stars on 34 reviews. 
  3. Happily Ever After (Deep Haven Series #1) by Susan May Warren. Price: $0. Genre: Romance, Love Story, Christian. Rated 4.5 stars on 16 reviews. 
  4. The Justice Game by Randy Singer. Price: $0. Genre: Gun Control, Legal Thriller, Christian. Rated 4.5 stars on 28 reviews. 

It’d be nice to get more balance. On the plus side, they are all very well reviewed.

Free Books Wishlist

  1. Clear indication of when an offer ends.
  2. Equal distribution across all genres. Certain genres, like Literary Fiction, are almost completely ignored. 
  3. No repeats. It’s great for people who just got a Kindle, that an offer from November is being repeated. It’s not great for everyone else.
  4. Give a shot to more indie authors.
  5. Give a shot to more authors.

Speaking of which, there’s a new Kindle Deal of the Day page that’s opened up. It seems to be Amazon trying, once again, to promote books in the $3 to $10 range.

Kindle Deal of the Day page

Some of the details -

  1. 18 book offers a day.
  2. All priced at $2.99.
  3. Across a variety of genres.
  4. Books on offer change every day.
  5. Just started a few days ago.
  6. See just 1 book today that looks interesting, and even that isn’t very compelling. However, you might find something you like.
  7. There are 4 books related to World War II, 2 Fantasy books (one of which is for children, and very well reviewed), and 3 romance novels.

Amazon finally begins to address the lack of a Kindle Deals section. Not a bad first step.

It’s a super-interesting way to go about it. In a store of over 700,000 books, we have 100 bestsellers, the category bestsellers, around 100 free books a month, and 18 book deals a day. It would be interesting to see, what the impact of being in each of these would be, on a book’s sales.

5 Responses

  1. More balance? I feel the same way when there are several erotic romance or vampire books offered for free. Or a half dozen business books. But you don’t mention the need for balance at those times.

    • What part of

      Equal distribution across all genres. Certain genres, like Literary Fiction, are almost completely ignored.

      was not clear.

      It’s not a sleight against religious books.

      If you go back and check the comments you’ll notice that there are multiple people who are upset that I mention religious books. To the extent that they accuse me of having a religious bias. Now you’re accusing me of having an anti-religious bias.

      I couldn’t care less how many religious or romance or erotica books are free. As long as they throw in some books from other genres.

  2. “Amazon finally begins to address the lack of a Kindle Deals section. Not a bad first step.”

    Agreed. This is a sort of e-book-of-the-week club. It’s in-line with the e-book-or-the-month club you suggested that publishers adopt.

    Here’s my suggestion for a next step: Put up a weekly Deal in books on a single special-topic. For example, Week 1 might offer ten books on chess at $5. Week 2 the offer would be on scrapboarding books. Etc. The concentration on a single topic would allow the topic’s online fan communities to build a big buzz about the bargain and send them swarming to the page.

    Every year the same cycle of special topics might repeat, so that people who missed their chance one year would console themselves that their turn would come around.

  3. Thanks for posting this! Bought 1 and sampled another.

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