Amazon is hosting Kindle discussion with an Oasis giveaway

oasis_slideThe Amazon Kindle team posted a notice on the Kindle Customer Forums that they will be hosting a discussion there starting at 7 a.m. Pacific time on Monday, July 18, 2016. The purpose of the discussion is to share feedback with the Kindle Team on how they can interact more meaningfully with Kindle Customers.

During the discussion, the Kindle Team will be providing links to participants where they can enter giveaways for two Kindle Oasis e-readers.

Amazon staff will be online in the forum from  7 a.m. PDT to approximately 11 p.m. PDT on Monday night and then back for a short while on Tuesday morning.

I am interested to see how this discussion goes. Generally speaking, Amazon representatives rarely post on this particular forum. This is a customer forum and, while people post questions and seek help with device questions, it is typically customers helping other customers. As with any loosely moderated forum, there can sometimes be a fair amount of trolling and snark on the boards. Personally, I would love to see more official Amazon involvement on the forum.

Have something you want to let Amazon know? The Kindle Customer Forum is located at

Sunday Daily Deals: A Certified Refurbished Echo

echoIf you missed buying an Amazon Echo on Prime Day, Amazon is offering certified refubs at  $40 savings off the new Echo price. FYI: Certified refurbished Echos also carry a one year guarantee.

Deals of the Day for July 17, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes a Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $139.99.

In Today’s Deals, get Mountain Man by Diana Palmer for 99 cents. Also available is  For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business by Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter for 99 cents.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Lady Susan Plays the Game by Janet Todd for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Partner in Crime by J. A. Jance for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Mudbound by Hillary Jordan for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Entombed by Linda Fairstein for $1.99.

Google has a Hot Book Deals promotion with books starting at 99 cents.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)

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