A few noteworthy Cyber Monday Deals for e-book lovers today:
Amazon has massive savings on over 800 books in what they are calling the Biggest Kindle Daily Deal of the Year. You can save up to 85% of regular prices with titles starting at $1.99. And, yes, there are still Kindles on sale today. The $50 Fire is sold out until December 24, but the Fire 6 HD is still available.
Amazon also is offering up to 40% off on its Kindle Unlimited subscription reading service. The longer you subscribe for, the more you save.
There are hundreds of Open Road Media titles for up to 80% off as part of a holiday promotion. You can find the titles at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Google Books.
Barnes and Noble is offering 500 Nook books for under $5.
At Google Play Books, you can get up to 80% off select titles in their Cyber Weekend Deals.
Kobo is also offering a long list of titles at 80% off. And, you can get the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for only $109.99 as part of their Cyber Monday Deals.
Note that iBooks also has many books on sale for Cyber Monday, but they show in the iTunes app, not via the web browser. Sorry, but I can’t link directly to them. 😦
I am seeing a lot of the same titles on the various sites. This is a great “pick the store you like to shop at” sale!
Amazon is running a three day sale on select Kindle devices. From October 19 to October 21, Amazon is offering $20 off three of its e-ink Kindle models. The Kindle models on sale are:
Kindle, 6″ Touchscreen with Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers – This is the basic, entry level model Kindle. The touch screen is E Ink Pearl™, 167 ppi resolution with a 16-level gray scale. Four GB onboard storage.There is no built in light. Normally $79, the device is on sale for $59.
Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi and Special Offers – The Paperwhite has a built in light, a high resolution 300 ppi display, exclusive Bookerly font and 16-level gray scale. Four GB onboard storage.Normally $119, the ereader is on sale for $99.
Kindle for Kids Bundle with the latest Kindle, Accident Protection, and Kid-Friendly Cover – This bundle includes the latest basic Kindle , 2 year accident protection warranty and a special kid-friendly case in your choice of Black,Blue, Green, Pink or Purple. Four GB onboard storage. There are NO sponsored screensavers on this model, making it a great buy for adults as well as children. Normally $99, the bundle is on sale for $79.
This is a good time to buy for Holiday gifts.
Today is the last day to get $20 off the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. If you are looking for a front-lit, dedicated e-ink reading device, this one is a great choice. My husband and I both have Paperwhites and love them! In my husband’s case, this replaced the first Kindle Touch. He loves the front-lit screen on the Paperwhite.
Do you have one of these or replace an earlier model KIndle with one? Sound off in the comments and let me know what you think of the Paperwhite.
I have already covered the Amazon and Barnes and Noble holiday sales in previous entries. (Amazon has added 40 free apps for this weekend.)Here are some links
Nathan from The Ebook Reader has done some nice roundups of the other sales:
At the Kobo Store: Deals include a Kobo Aura for $99 and up to 75% off bestselling books.
At the O’Reilly Store: Deals include 50% off ebooks and videos.
At Google: Deals include 75% off popular e-books (and Amazon is price-matching!).
And for the online traffic report: Best Buy’s website was down this morning when I checked (more details here). Walmart.com and NewEgg were running a bit slow for me this morning. And it’s not even Cyber Monday yet! Happy shopping!
Have you seen anything on line today that you just couldn’t resist?
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Barnes and Noble has put their Black Friday deals up on their website. They are offering a variety of goodies; some are available online, others are in-store only.
The big doorbuster in-store item is the the Nook-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ for $129.99. There are also signed editions from authors such as E.L. James, Donna Tartt, Neil Gaiman and more. These are labeled while supplies last and you can enter a zip code to find a store near you.
Available online, there are a number of 50% off items, including educational toys and games, activity kits, gift books and DVDs. There are also some buy one, get 50% off one items.
Barnes and Noble is also offering a 30% off one item coupon which can be used online or printed and used in-store. Nook books and devices are excluded from the offer.
The Black Friday weekend sale runs from November 28 to November 30, 2014.
I had this blog post ready to go yesterday about Amazon’s holiday promotions which included various Kindles bundled with Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. I was surprised when I found out this morning that they had reduced the prices even more on the bundles! The price updates are in red.
First, Amazon is bundling sales of its Kindle and Kindle Fire Devices with 6 months of their Kindle Unlimited subscription serve for a savings of about $40. According to the promotion page, there are currently 4 choices:
- The basic touchscreen Kindle with six months of Kindle Unlimited for
$ 99 $79.
- The Fire HD 7 with six months of Kindle Unlimited for
- The Kindle Paperwhite with six months of Kindle Unlimited for
- The Fire HD with six months of Kindle Unlimited for
Amazon.com is also offering $40 off if you purchase Prime with a new Fire HD tablet. The offer seems to exclude the Fire Kids Edition: That device’s product page does not show the Prime banner. The Fire HD 6, 7 and 7″ HDX are all on sale today for an extra $20 off.
And finally, if you really wanted one but thought the price was too high, Amazon has reduced the price for the unlocked, 32Gb Fire Phone. You can now purchase one for only $199. The deal includes a year of Amazon Prime. You can still get the AT & T version for 99 cents with a two year contract.
If you like to shop online and are ready to get a head start on your holiday shopping, Amazon has already started their Black Friday deals sales. New lightning deals are now appearing every 10 minutes. You never know what you are going to see in these sales- last year I saw a trolling motor for a boat as a lightning deal! 🙂
There are also some very good deals in electronics, including a Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 64 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd) for only $219 and a Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 64 GB – Includes Special Offers for only $199. (That one is pretty tempting!) The 32 GB version is only $179.
There are also deals on tablets, desktops, musical equipment, audio and fitness gear, so there’s a lot to choose from.
This year, the Brick and Mortar stores will be starting deals as early as Thanksgiving night for the Black Friday sales. What do you think of the idea?