All New Paperwhite ereader on sale for only $99

If you have been on the fence about one of the All-new Kindle Paperwhite ereaders, this might be a good day to decide to pick one up. The 8GB WiFi version of the ereader is on sale today for on $99 and you can get the 32GB version for only $20 more. There is also a WiFi plus cellular version available at discounted pricing.

The All-new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner, features more LEDs, and has more storage than previous generations. It also has a flush bezel and an IPX8 waterproof rating.

This version has also added Audible and Bluetooth capability so the device can be used with Amazon proprietary Whispersync for Voice feature that allows you to switch back and forth between the ebook and Audible versions of a book.

At $30 off, this is the lowest price yet for the newest Paperwhite, with the price lower than those offered on Black Friday. And, it ships in time for Christmas!

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Valentines Day Kindle Device Deals

paperwhite_bwNothing says I love you like a new e-reader or tablet – well, for some of us anyway. ūüôā If you are one of those people or know someone who is, Amazon had put its line of e-ink readers and most of the Fire tablets on sale. Prices average $20 or more off regular list prices.

Right now you can find the following at special pricing:

Basic Kindle ($20 off)
Paperwhite ($20 off)
Voyage ($20 off)

Fire Tablet ($10 off)
Fire Tablet Variety Pack ($20 off)
Fire Kid’s Edition¬†($20 off)

Kindle Essentials Bundle ($35 off)
Kindle for Kids Bundle ($20 off)
Kindle Paperwhite Bundle ($40 off)

Also note that most of these feature the option to purchase on a monthly payment plan.

So what do you think? Is a e-reader or a tablet a good Valentine’s gift?

Sunday Daily Deals: Amazon Tap, Kindle, Paperwhite deals

tap_chargeDeals of the Day for Sunday, August 12, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes over 20 top-rated Kindle books priced at up to 75% off.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 45% on Osprey Backpacks.¬†Also, for today only, get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap.

You can also get $20 off the basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite for a limited time.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find features the Travel Guide eBook Sale. The Romance Daily Find is for a selection of Romance Favorites, including books by Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr and more.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is The Good Luck of Right Now¬†A Novel¬†by Matthew Quick. The Extra Daily Deal is¬†Good in Bed¬†by Jennifer Weiner.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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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Amazon announces new Kindle

new_kindleIf you had looked at the Kindle product page over the last few days, you might have noticed that the basic Kindle was sold out. That tends to be somewhat unusual as they are generally consistently in stock. So maybe, combined with the rumors of a new device, it is really not that much of a surprise that today, Amazon announced an all-new Kindle with some pretty nifty features.

  • The new Kindle comes in both black and white. We haven’t had a white Kindle here in the US for a while.
  • The new device is slightly smaller and lighter than the previous model. It also has a slightly more rounded design
  • The new Kindle has 4GB of storage and twice the memory of the old one (it now has 512MB).
  • The device is Bluetooth enabled. This is an added accessibility feature¬†that readers who are visually impaired can use the VoiceView feature to navigate and read the on-screen content without the need for an adaptor. Hopefully, we will also see more Bluetooth compatible feature in the future – I want a foot switch for page turns so I can read and eat pizza! ūüôā
  • Over the coming weeks, Amazon will be adding an Export Notes feature. ¬†This will enable users to export their notes to a PDF file that can be printed out or exported to a spreadsheet.

Best of all, the price for the new Kindle is still $79.99 (with special offers, $89.99 without special offers). The new Kindle is available for pre-order now and is also being offered for 5 monthly payments of $16.00 payment plan. The e-reader will ship within the next few weeks.

Unlike the Kindle Paperwhite, the new Kindle does not have a built in light. Amazon also announced that the Paperwhite would also be available in white.

Daily Links and Deals: Twitter Can’t Figure Out Its Censorship Policy

daily_links_1Today, Twitter has a problem with its censorship policy and they need to sort it out. ¬†Also, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, there’s a big security flaw in Facebook Messenger and there’s a new app that wants to be the Instagram of books. In Deals, $150 off a Roomba and get $ off Amazon devices included the Alexa-enabled¬†Tap and Fire TV.

Daily Links for Monday, June 13, 2016:

Security researcher: Anyone can see links you share using Facebook Messenger (PC World) Private links publicly viewable… What’s wrong with this picture?

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (ZD Net) This should be interesting….

Twitter Can’t Figure Out Its Censorship Policy (Motherboard) In the light of hate crimes like Orlando, Twitter¬†needs to figure this out pretty quickly.

Citigroup is suing AT&T for using one of the most common words in the English language (Quartz) And this is why we really need trademark law reform.

New App, Litsy, Aims To Be the Instagram of Books (Publishers Weekly) It will be interesting to see if this can actually be a real book discussion destination, rather than just a place to pitch books.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the excellent Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, a sale on the¬†iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot.

Amazon is having a huge sale on devices! For a limited time, here’s what you can find:

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing by John Rasmus for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The American Heiress by Dorothy Eden for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is Windfallen¬†by Jojo Moyes for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Frost Maiden’s Kiss: The True Love Brides (Book 3)¬†by Claire Delacroix for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes two Inspector Devlin mysteries by Brian McGilloway, The Rising and The Nameless Dead. (99 cents each.)

Google has a selection of¬†Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy that includes some Star Trek Voyager novelizations. ūüôā

(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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Amazon Sells Kindle Audio Adapter separately

kindle_audio_adapterYesterday, ¬†Amazon ¬†announced the Kindle Audio Adapter ¬†and VoiceView for the Paperwhite. The dongle, which would help the visually impaired navigate menus and read via text-to-speech was only included in a special accessible Kindle Paperwhite bundle. As soon as the news came out about the new Kindle Audio Adapter yesterday, a flurry of posts started on Kboards, Mobileread and the Amazon forums with people saying¬†they wanted one. ¬†Well, it turns out Amazon didn’t keep us waiting too long! Today, the adapter is available for purchase separately for $19.99.

The adapter is compatible with VoiceView for Kindle on the Kindle Paperwhite Рthis is the 7th generation device.  It plugs into the micro-USB charging port on the Paperwhite. The device requires headphones which are not included with the dongle. It looks like you could also use a speaker with a 3.5mm jack for listening as well.

As I noted in my post yesterday, the battery life while using the adapter is only about 6 hours of continuous use and you will not be able to charge the Paperwhite while using the dongle.

Amazon notes that the adapter “Works with millions of Kindle books that are compatible with VoiceView.” It is not yet clear what that means – I have been spot checking and, while I find books with text-to-speech enabled, I haven’t yet seen any titles listed as VoiceView compatible. Amazon also note that the adapter “does not support music or audiobook playback.”

I ordered mine today to try it. Are you interested in trying the adapter? And have you seen any titles listed as VoiceView compatible?

Found via The Digital Reader

Sunday Daily Deals: Fire tablet for $40

Fire_50Today’s deals include $2 book deals, and Mother’s Day savings on Kindles, the Kobo Glo HD e-reader and deals on¬†Fire tablets, including the 7″ Fire for $40.

Deals of the Day for Sunday, May 1:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals is showing the same deals as yesterday, so here are 50 Kindle Book Deals for $2 Each to peruse.

Today’s Deals¬†include¬†a¬†Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer, 14.5-Amp and a¬†Mr. Coffee BVMC-DMX85 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker.

Mother’s Day is only a week away! Amazon has some great deals on both e-ink Kindles and Fire tablets:

First, in e-ink Kindles, you can get $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle. 

There are several promotions on Fire tablets. Today, the 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only $39.99.¬†Amazon is also offering savings on the¬†Fire HD 6¬†(8GB and 16 GB versions)¬†and¬†the Fire HD 10¬†is¬†$50 off for a limited time. There are also still¬†deals on¬†pre-owned Fire tablets.

And, yes, I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

You can also take advantage of a trade-in offer from Amazon on your old Fire tablet. The clock is ticking on this offer. Trade-in must be completed by May 9, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Forgetting August by J.L. Berg for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is¬†Coldheart Canyon¬†by Clive Barker for $1.99.

And for Mother’s Day, you can get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Limited-Time Deals.

(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.