Saving money on Kindle books

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  1. Riverbankannie

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    i am a voracious book reader so find taking a kindle on holidays saves a lot of weight! In my kindle account I can save books to a private wish list called the Dog Kennel, not sure why - I don't think I named it!
    Anyway, when I see a new book reviewed in the paper or a magazine that I think I would like to read I search for it in kindle books and add to this list. They are usually new releases and therefore full price.
    Going back my list today, I find that all the books have been reduced in price since I added them and one of them down to 98p (reduced by 74%). I shall keep on adding new books and buying them a year later.
     
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    And there is always Kindle unlimited. Not for everyone but works for us.
     
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    If you have Amazon Prime and opt not to have next day delivery, Amazon gives you £1 towards books for your Kindle.
     
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    I've read some really good FREE Kindle books. A lot are rubbish but I just delete them.
     
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    I use EreadiQ for this, free to join you put all your books in your wish list ( and you can choose favourite authors too). You can set it up with a price ( by book if you want) so that when the books drop to the price you are willing to pay it will send you a notification.
    It's quite useful and you can also see popular price drops that day etc etc.
     
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    Hey, I tried to use the thing you set up for me (once) only to be told I'd already had my full allowance :LOL:.
     
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    Is that Martin interfering with your set-up ?:whistle:
     
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    I've got a bit fed up with Kindle books as there is a lot of self published rubbish. I've started downloading books from the library onto my tablet. Its free and better quality books.
     
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    Yes there's a lot of rubbish ... but just occasionally there's a good one!
     
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    Must investigate!

    Edit: I've applied to South Glos library service. Books only for 21 days and not for kindle use (and only if someone else doesn't have it) but a useful supplement to my reading material. Thanks
     
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    Its easy. I think different areas have different systems. I'm in North Yorkshire and our libraries use an app called OverDrive. I had to go into the library to register and they gave me a code to go with my library number. I just log into OneDrive enter my library number and code and download books. I take them out for 14 days. When the times up they just disappear. I think you can order books too. Unfortunately you can't download books from the library onto a Kindle so I have to use my tablet.
     
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    Oooops I got distracted in the middle of that post so it took a long time and now it looks like I'm teaching you to suck eggs.:D
     
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    I suspect this is similar to dailyfreeread...

    Bookbub
    Set your preferences as to genre and you get a daily email of discounted suggestions - one of which will be free.

    https://www.bookbub.com/home/overview.php
     
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    I'm also part of South Gloucestershire, you just download overdrive to your tablet and the books are held in that. You can do a wish list of books you want, if they are being borrowed you get a notification when they are available. The books automatically are returned after 21 days but you can re-borrow if no one else is in line to borrow it.
     
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    The kindle book I'm reading at the moment is by lady Colin Campbell called the queen mother.
    Evidently although her father was the earl of strathmoor her mother was the cook margarita, which is also her middle name.
    Can you believe anything you read:eek:
    Glad this was free, I'm glazing over already
     
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    I have a Nook e book reader and one thing that really annoys me with these e books is that they aren't transferable from one e reader to another due to some protection they have built in (the book) similar to music downloads.

    I lost a lot of books when I tried to swap from an older Sony e reader to the nook.
     
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    It really is a mess for us, the one paying the money. We pay VAT on the ebooks. When we finish a paper book we would pass it on, not possible with a lot of ebooks. It's a pity the readers suit MH people so well.

    I have tens of thousands of ebooks when on the move. All bought of ebay. Now I'm sure some are illegal, but I bought as a legitimate job lot and I have no way of removing any copyright ones. Many are good old classics I assume long out of copyright and as good if not better that a lot of modern books.
     
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