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What Are You Going To Do With Your Amazon E-Book Refund?

March 31, 2014

Some suggestions for that e-credit burning an e-hole in your e-pocket.

Amazon e-book refundLast week, Amazon issued millions of dollars in credits to customers who bought e-books between 2010 and 2012. It’s the payout of a class action lawsuit that alleged some publishers overcharged for e-books during that time. How much of a credit each customer got depends on how many books they bought during that time. (Check for email for that letter from Amazon). But what should you get with all that free book money? We have some suggestions.

Gigantic volumes of trivia, facts, true stories, and amazing information.

Nobody does this better than the folks at the Bathroom Reader’s Institute. Pick up their latest opus, Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader. (Hey, that’s us!)

Humor

Fun facts are fun, but not as fun as fake facts – things that sound like they could be true…except for the fact that they are hilariously not true. For a good introduction to fake facts, check out Fake Facts.

Horror

Nothing in fiction is as scary as what can go wrong in the real world, and nothing is scarier than doctors who mess up on the job. Terrify yourself with Uncle John’s Germophobia.

For the Kids

Got a big trip coming up? Toss your credit over to your credits and let them load up their tablet with a new book to occupy them. We suggest something from the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader “For Kids Only” line.

Brainteasers

If you rack your brain trying to solve our weekly “Impossible Questions” feature on this very blog, then this book of “impossible questions” will be right up your alley: it’s called Impossible Questions.

Music

One of the best books we’ve ever read about music – from pop to rock to country to jazz – is Plunges Into Music, written by the Bathroom Readers’ Institute. (Hey, that’s us!)

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