Amazon now has two refurbished Kindles available -
- Refurbished Kindle DX (US) for $219.99. This is quite a good price. It’s the US version so the 3G will work only inside the US and will use Sprint’s network. Also, it doesn’t have the new eInk Pearl screen the Kindle DX 2 does (the DX 2, however, is $379). A large-screen Kindle with free 3G in the US for $220 is a very good deal – Please make sure you’re OK with not having the eInk Pearl screen. This Kindle Videos page has videos of the Kindle 2 screen and the Refurbished Kindle DX screen will be similar. This Kindle DX 2 Videos page has videos of the new improved eInk Pearl screen.
- Refurbished Kindle WiFi for $129.99. This is a bit of a joke. Buying a brand new Kindle WiFi for $139.99 would be a much better idea. There is no direct link to the refurbished one – just click on the little link below the $139 price which says ‘1 Refurbished’.
Enough of refurbished Kindles. Let’s move on to offers and deals.
Offers and Deals for your Kindle
- Unconditional? The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness by Brian Zahnd. Price: $0. Genre: Religious, Spiritual, Forgiveness. The starred review from Publishers Weekly is rather interesting -
Starred Review. In this insightful critique of contemporary Christianity, Zahnd (What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life), pastor and founder of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Mo., challenges Christians to make Jesus’ call to forgiveness central to their faith. He bases his argument that Christians are not merely forgiven–a belief he considers “cheap grace”– but also called to “extend the grace of forgiveness to others” on his compelling analysis of the Sermon on the Mount, as well as Jesus’ teaching and life, particularly Jesus’ own plea on behalf of his executioners.
- The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy. Price: $1. Genre: Historical, Psychological Thrillers, Literary Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 6 reviews.
In Kennedy’s 10th novel, fledgling writer Sara Smythe has defied her parents’ wishes, left Hartford, and begun a literary life in post-WWII New York. She lands a sought-after job at Life magazine and frequents parties in Greenwich Village hosted by her playwright brother, Eric. There, surrounded by Communists and artists, she meets Jack Malone, a Stars and Stripes journalist. The night they spend together upends Sara’s plans and sends her, Jack, and Ericon a collision course with the repressive forces of the McCarthy era.
- Twins by Katherine Stone. Price: $2.99. Genre: Romance, Twins in Manhattan Torn Apart, An Obsessed Killer. Katherine Stone is a NY Times bestselling novelist and this is the first book from her backlist that she’s making available in Kindle format. She’s planning on making her entire backlist available in ebook format. Hopefully, more published authors will start doing this, and perhaps they will be smart enough to choose $3 as the price (though we won’t complain if they choose $1).
That’s it for now.