Black Friday and Cyber Monday blues

This year, I didn’t buy a thing on black Friday or cyber Monday. Nothing. Nunca. Nada.

This is actually kind of unheard of for me,  especially given the fact that I’m such a technology buff.  Cyber Monday has actually been my favorite self-gifting holiday of the year.

Why the change this year?

I think a big part of the reason is the so many of the items offered for sale I already have.  I’ve already bought Echos, Echo Shows, Echo Dots, Kindle Paperwhites, a Kindle Oasis, Fire tablets,  Fire TV sticks,  etcetera. The picture in this post is just a few of the items that I already have (yes, there are more that arrived after I took that picture) and am currently testing to review.

Don’t get me wrong, some of the prices that these items have been offered at makes me wish that I hadn’t just recently bought them. But it’s really hard to get excited about bargains for things you already qwn.

How about you? Did this year’s cyber bargains interest you?

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Cyber Monday Book Deals

cybermondayA 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!

Daily Links: Children’s Socioeconomic status affects digital reading preference

Child readingFrom the Bookseller, Children’s Socioeconomic status affects digital reading preference.

A new art form rises: Audio without the book, from the New York Times.

From Talking New Media, Brazils Editora Tres dedicated to producing native language tablet editions.

Just in time for Cyber Monday, Don’t fall for this online shopping scam, from CBS News.

Amazon is offering over 2000 ebooks at up to 80% off for their Cyber Monday Kindle Deals. The wide variety of choices (fiction and non-fiction), include works by Octavia Butler, Leo Uris, Pat Conroy, Dorothy L. Sayers and many, many more.

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news.

Cyber Monday Sale on Kindle Books

There are more than 900 titles on sale in today’s Cyber Monday Kindle Daily Deal . The sale includes some gems by authors such as Robert McCammon, Iris Murdoch, and Patricia Wentworth.  I just picked up McCammon’s Swan Song  and Ira Levin’s This Perfect Day for $2.99 each The books offered span a variety of genres and also a good selection of non-fiction books, including a variety of knitting books.

Today is the also the last day for the Kindle DX at the sale price of $259.