I always look forward to the start of a new month, because Amazon turns over their lineup of deeply discounted mp3 music and Kindle-based ebooks.

If I’m honest, I wait and buy most music this way now, and it is starting to be a larger portion of my book buying.

So, let me share a couple of suggestions with you for September:


The first two are great albums on sale for $5.99…but they aren’t a part of the regular, monthly $5 sale, so I’m not sure how long they’ll be offered at this reduced price:

Here are the top picks for September in the $5 bin:

Also selections from John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, Feist, and others…scroll through the list of 100.

The best thing about digital music is that you can listen to selections before making your purchase, so swing in and listen to some songs from these albums.


I do check the “Top Paid” and “Top Free” lists at Amazon’s Kindle store on a regular basis and I’ll occasionally run across something I’ve either missed seeing or at a “can’t resist” price.

As with the music, I also find myself downloading the sample pages from books more and more these days, and giving them a perusal before making up my mind to buy. Here’s a current list of the $3.99 (or LESS) books. Below, I’ve listed a few highlights.

Also, you can download Gandhi’s autobiography, the five-volume Life of George Washington, and all seven volumes of Abraham Lincoln’s writings for less than a dollar each.

Inexpensive Music and Books for September
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  • I wait and buy most of my music now through Amazon’s deals too! I’m pretty excited this month about Joss Stone’s the Soul Sessions.

    • Yes, Joss Stone is always a good pick…though that one isn’t my favorite of hers…It is a good choice, though, and certainly worth $4. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Thanks for the tips! I especially appreciate the note about Lincoln’s writings, and have purchesed them. Happy bargain-hunting!

    • Yeah, having some of those things (multiple volumes of historic docs) at your fingertips for .99 is incredible. (Same thing with some of the classical music I’ve downloaded, 100 songs for .99…)