Amazon Book Deals 101

  I and many others I am talked to have been confused or have not taken advantage of some of the book deals out there. I am not being asked to or paid to push anything, this is only information. There have been a couple changes to how Amazon offers eBooks recently. There are two primary ways to read books for “Free” (after you pay a set fee).

  First is having a Prime membership. The majority of people get the $99 per year membership to take advantage of the free 2-day shipping and access to video streaming. What few know or utilize is you also have access to thousands of eBooks in the Prime program that you can “borrow”. The main caveat is you can only borrow one book per month (Once you borrow another book, the last one is removed from your library). Want to test the system to see if it works for you? Try the 30-day free Prime Trial and borrow a book. The link is to the left.

  Second and most recent is the introduction of Kindle Unlimited. Working similar to a paid music streaming account, you pay a set monthly fee ($9.99) and have access to thousands of eligible eBooks to read for “free”. There is no limit to the number of books you download and read per month but you can only borrow one at a time. This is a good option for the voracious reader that wants access to a broad range of genres to read at will. If you generally purchase multiple eBooks per month at the average cost of $2.99 + this may be the right fit. Again here is a link with more info:

  I hope that clears up some of the mystery surrounding the Amazon book marketplace and of course my two novels, An Emerging Threat and Path of Darkness are available in both the offered programs.