Get $20 off Amazon Kindle e-readers

paperwhite_bwRight now, you can get $20 off several of the e-ink Kindle models. Through Thursday, all Kindles e-readers except the Oasis are discounted. The models are:

Amazon is also offing savings on Essentials bundles for each device. The bundles include the e-reader, a Amazon cover and a power adapter.

Recently, Amazon has been offering five month payment plans for its devices. The payment plans are as follows for devices with the default configuration of WiFi and special offers:

Also note that Amazon’s Holiday Return Policy is now in effect. This policy gives you extra time for returns for items, factoring in gift giving. The policy states:

Items shipped by Amazon.com between November 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, may be returned until January 31, 2017, for a full refund, subject to our other return guidelines listed below. Items shipped from sellers other than Amazon.com are subject to this same holiday return policy unless otherwise stated in the seller’s individual Return Policy.

And don’t forget to buy a cover! Any Kindles on your Christmas wish list?

Daily Links and Deals: FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees

daily_links_1Today, stories on free MLB TV, “Nutrition labels”  for  broadband users, accessibility issues and barriers, and more. Today’s deals include a killer price for a vacuum cleaner, great deals on Kindles and Fire tablets and TVs. And there are some special Kindle deals for Prime members!

Daily Links for Monday, April 4, 2016:

How to get a free year of MLB TV premium if you’re a T-mobile customer – A $109.99 value (9 to 5 Google) This offer is good between April 3rd and 10th. Be sure to follow the signup instructions. And, its part of the Binge On program!

Kindle Voyage Getting the Cold Shoulder in Canada (The eBook Reader) This is a very pricey ereader….

FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees (Ars Technica) I think this sort of transparency would be a very good thing! Taxes and fees greatly increase the sticker costs of phone, internet and other services.

Happy Anniversary to the World’s First Cell-Phone Call (Motherboard) This was from yesterday, but a great blast from the past.

GAO Report: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Needs to Work on Access and Modernizing Technology (Infodocket) This report calls out not not only the accessibility issues, but the barriers to getting certified to use those service.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals,  a $39.99 vacuum, lots of Kindle and Fire deals, including the 4K Ultra HD Fire TV and more.

Are you a Prime member? Amazon is offering $30 off the basic Kindle, the Paperwhite and the Kindle Voyage if you subscribe to Amazon Prime. (The discount is applied at checkout.)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Warrior Vampire (Last True Vampire Series #2) by Kate Baxter for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is  The Harrow Series: Three Novels – Boxed Set of Nightmare House/Mischief/The Infinite by Douglas Clegg for $2.99.

Kobo is also offering Select Romantic Times winners & nominees on sale for a limited time only.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death Before Decaf – A Java Jive Mystery by Caroline Fardig for $2.99.

(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.)


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. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: 5 ways adblockers are changing your entire online experience

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, March 18, 2016:

SoundCloud has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music (The Verge) And hopefully, this means that Soundcloud will be sticking around for a while…

Stagefright exploit puts millions of Android devices at risk (Computer World) Since our phones are so essential to our lives nowadays, all these phone threats are scary.

Don’t like Twitter’s new algorithmic feed? Then turn it off. (Engadget) Hopefully we can convince Twitter that there is an advantage to a linear feed.

5 ways adblockers are changing your entire online experience (The Next Web) User-centric or publisher centric? It will be interesting to see how those interests align.

Apple is going to make my new iPad obsolete. Again (CNET) Now we have to factor “Will I be okay if they bring out a new one in 3 months” into our purchasing decisions?

Should Your Therapist Read Your Twitter? (Motherboard) Wow, is this a life in the digital age question!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon for $1.99.

Right now, Amazon is offering the high end Kindle Voyage for just $199.99. You rarely see this one on sale,so this is a good deal if you have been thinking about one of these. There are also several deals on new Fire tablets. 🙂

In Today’s Deals, Amazon has a great deal on a Anker Wireless Charger PowerPort Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $14.95.  This works for the Samsung S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5, Nexus 4 / 5 / 6 / 7, Nokia Lumia 920, LG Optimus Vu2, HTC 8X / Droid DNA and All Qi-Enabled Devices.  Amazon is also offing special pricing on the 8.9 inch HDX line of Fire Tablets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find features seven novels in the Byrnes Family Ranch Series by Dusty Richards, including Texas Blood Feud (Byrnes Family Ranch Series #1) for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Made for Us by Samantha Chase for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Only Enchanting – A Survivor’s Club Novel (Book #4) by Mary Balogh for 99 cents.

There are lots of other Kobo deals: The Kobo Glo HD is still on sale for $20.00 off. You can get 3 eBooks for $9.99 YOu can also use coupon code 30MAR unlimited times for 30% off on select box sets.  Both of those promotions are valid through March 21. And through March 28, you can find bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 – 1964 by William Manchester for $2.99.

(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.)


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. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Finds and Deals: Kindle Bundles and Fire Tablets

fire_6_2If you are still thinking about a tablet or e-reader, Amazon is listing discounted prices for most of the Fire line of devices under its 12 days of Deals. You can can find discounts on the following:

Fire Tablets:

Fire HD 6, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black ($79.99)

Fire HD 8, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black ($129.99)

Fire HD 10, 10.1″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black ($179.99)

Amazon also is offering discounts on several other models of Fire Tablets, including the HDX:

Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Previous Generation – 3rd) ($99.99)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd) ($429.99)

Fire HDX 8.9, 8.9″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 64 GB – Includes Special Offers ($429.99)

Fire TV:

Amazon Fire TV ($84.99)

Bundles:

Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case ($79.99)

E-Ink Kindles:

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Kindle Paperwhite 6″ E-Reader with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover – Onyx Black, and Power Adapter ($159.97)

Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle including Kindle Voyage 6″ E-Reader with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover – Black, and Power Adapter ($249.97)

And a note for those of you looking for book bargains: Stay tuned! In my experience, a lot of e-books go on sale on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that all those folks who just got a shiny new e-reader can find lots of goodies!

New Kindles are confirmed and up for pre-order

kindle_voyageAmazon now has the new lines of Kindles and Kindle Fire tablets up for pre-order. I am still sorting through the info, but here are the links to learn more about the new models:

  • The new basic Kindle with touch screen. The price has also increased by $10 over the previous model.
  • The brand new Kindle Voyage, with improved screen resolution (300 ppi), an intelligent frontlight with brightness sensor and a physical page turn  method called “PagePress.”
  • The new Fire HD 6,  a slightly smaller, six inch tablet that will retail for only $99 (with special offers).
  • The new Fire HD 7, starting at $139 (with special offers).
  • The Fire HD Kids Edition, 6″ or 7″ HD Display,  with a blue kid-proof case, your choice of sizes, starting at $149.
  • The new Fire HDX 8.9, lighter and with a faster processor, starting at $379 (with special offers).

Amazon is also rolling out a new Fire OS called Sangria with new, updated features which include individual emails and profiles for family members. Both the Fires and the E-ink Kindles will also be getting a new feature  called Family Library which will allow family members to share books and videos on an account. This is a feature that I have personally wanted for a long time!

I’ll have more to come on the new devices and features! 🙂