Depending on the publisher, you may or may not be able to find your favorite history book on the Kindle. If you do, the price may range from $0.99 to over $100.00. Ideally, you want the books for as cheap as possible.
Here are some existing bargains and tips on finding future bargains.
First, if you do not already own the following, they are worth the cheap price.
- The Prince by Machiavelli for no cost
- The Art of War by Machiavelli for $0.95
- The Ascent of George Washington by John Ferling for $2.51
- Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free by John Ferling for $2.51
Amazon does daily promotions for all sorts of products including their Kindle books, offering them at affordable prices. Most of these are fiction, but about once a month, they will offer a cheap history book. For example, over the past year, Amazon has offered the following Kindle books for $1.99-2.99.
- The Union at Risk (1989) by Richard E. Ellis
- The Fall of the Roman Empire (2005) by Peter Heather
- Washington’s Crossing (2003) by David Hackett Fischer
The easiest way to learn about them is by subscribing to Amazon’s Gold Box via email or Facebook. However, be forewarned that there will be far more notifications about cheap fiction novels than history books.
The final option, which will require more work that is diligent, is to visit the Amazon Kindle Store on Sundays to view their Sunday deals. The deals always include some history books for less than a few bucks.
If you stay on top of the Amazon deals, you will be able to fill up your Kindle with some low cost, high quality history books.
By Scott Manning
Online Learning Tips, Student Contributor