FREE KINDLE BOOKS (Non-classics) for July (and June)
I've updated the "Temporarily-free books -- Non-classics" search results to show free contemporary Kindle books for JULY, sorted by publication-date, as of July 1, 2013. There are only a few shown on the first day or two of any month, and these include pre-orders due that month. On the first day of the month, most of these are listed as "free preview" of whatever chapters chosen, some are short stories, and a few (overnight) not-entire-family-safe titles may show up.
The Kindle Daily Deal page
for any given day now shows a lot of books since it includes children's books, a couple of genre-specific deals, and the monthly daily deals as well.
DISCOUNTED / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks II - the ongoing Kindle Forum message thread
This is an ongoing message thread in which Kindle owners share information on recent drops in pricing on specific Kindle books, often with some added info by the person posting it.
Here's a link to the thread, starting at a June 28 posting that includes some books that are still on sale July 1.
These tend to be very short-term discounts.
The better bargains still available (many from June 28 are no longer on sale) include:
1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and Winner, Nat'l Academy of Sciences Best Book Award, 2012 and on several other Best of Year lists;
2. Books by Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson
3. A Stolen Life: A Memoir, by Jaycee Dugard
However, any price-matching (B&N, Sony) for books by the large publishers will last only as long as the source sale price, usually 1-2 days, so there are a few that are no longer on sale on these pages.
The forum topic link is to a specific day to start, in this case, a book alert on June 28, as mentioned, but you can look at previous days or keep up with ongoing alerts after that, as Amazon keeps track of the last message# that you read, so that you can start from there next time. While most of the better deals seem around $1.99-$4.99, there are many larger-publishing house deals included (primarily price-matching) that tend to end in a DAY, so you'd need to double-check the current pricing of ANY Kindle books that interest you to see if the discounts are still active.
Again, Kindle book prices are discounted for only a very short time, too often, and are promos, and that's another reason to watch the list. Most of the large-publisher discounts last only one or two days even when they originate the discount.
DISCOUNTS ON ACCESSORIES Amazon's current (some, ongoing) on accessories for Kindle e-Reader and Kindle Fire
1. Up to 50% (higher discount as a "Spring Sale: than usual) on covers for Kindle eReaders
2. Up to 50% on covers for Kindle Fire (Gen 2) and Kindle Fire HD tablets