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!

AudiobookStand is closing (and having a big last chance sale)

Audiobook vendor is going to be closing down August 3, 2018.

If you like to listen to your audiobooks on CD, you may very well have been familiar with the company. It was known for its large collection of CD and MP-CD audiobooks, especially of Brilliance Audio tiles. I discovered them years ago when I was looking for books for my daily commute, and they had one of the best collections of CD audiobooks at the best prices I could find at the time.

The company is offering bargain prices on remaining stock, with limited quantities of audiobooks priced as low as $3 and $4. The site is currently experiencing a large volume of sales and customers are being warned to expect a delivery delay.

It probably isn’t a surprise that the site is closing down, given the current focus on digital downloads. The company is recommending Amazon and Audible to customers looking for an alternative place to discover and buy audiobooks.

Mother’s Day Sale: Amazon Kindles, tablets and devices

Sunday, May 13th is Mother’r Day here in the US. To celebrate Mom’s big day, Amazon is having a big device sale with deals on e-readers, tablets, Fire TV and Echo devices. (May is also graduation month and these also make great gifts for a graduate!)

On offer are the following items:

E-ink e-readers:

Kindle E-reader – Black, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible – Includes Special Offers – $59.99 ($20 off)

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader – Black, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers – $99.99 ($20 off)

Kindle for Kids Bundle with the latest Kindle E-reader, 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee, choice of color cover – $79.99


Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers – $39.99 ($10 off)

Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8″ HD Display, 16 GB, Black – with Special Offers – $59.99 ($20 off)

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black – with Special Offers – $119.99 ($30 off)

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 16 GB, choice of color Kid-Proof Case – $79.99 ($20 off)

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8″ HD Display, 32 GB, choice of color Kid-Proof Case – $99.99 ($30 off)

Fire TV

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player – $29.99 ($10 off)

Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote (Pendant Design) | Streaming Media Player – $49.99 ($20 off)

Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD (2017 Edition, Pendant) + HD Antenna Bundle – $69.98 ($20 off)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot (Black) – $64.98 ($25 off)

Echo family of devices:

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black – $39.99 ($10 off)

Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – choice of finish – $84.99 ($15 off)

Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker – $99.99 ($30 off)

Echo Spot – Choice of Black or White – $109.99 ($20 off)

Echo Show – Choice of Black or White – $159.99 ($70 off)

Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera, Works with Alexa – $99.99 ($20 off)

You can see all of the available device deals on one page here.

 (Note to my kids: I have most of these, LOL!)

Shop til you drop: July 12th is Prime Day

PD16cropTuesday, July 12, 2016 is Amazon’s second annual Prime day. This is an exclusive sale just for Prime Members and it will feature over 100,000 items.

According to Amazon,

New and existing members in U.S., U.K. , Spain , Japan , Italy , Germany , France , Canada , Belgium, and Austria, will find deals across nearly all departments and categories, ensuring there will be something for everyone. Members in the U.S. can shop starting at midnight PT , with new deals as often as every five minutes throughout the day.

Some of the highlights include:

TVs:  The deal inventory of TVs in the U.S. will be nearly 2x than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
Toys:  Members in the U.S. will find toy deals nearly all day on Prime Day.
Specials to order with Alexa: There will be benefits to being an owner of an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap on Prime Day. (Keep an eye on your Alexa app!)
Streaming Movies and TV:  Members will find unbelievable deals on some of today’s top rated TV series and popular blockbuster films to rent or purchase and instantly stream on Amazon Video.
Kindle Unlimited: On July 12, Prime Members in the U.S. can save up to 40% on a Kindle Unlimited membership.

Members can shop deals on all devices, across nearly all categories, in all Prime countries.You can find more info on Prime Day here.

Not a Prime member? You still have time to sign up for Prime! There’s a 30 day free trial. In the U.S. Membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on many items, access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.  🙂

Sunday Daily Deals: Amazon Tap, Fire TV and Tablets on Sale

TapToday, lots of books and devices on sale; Get 20$ off the Amazon Tap and various model Fire Tablets. You can also get $15 the Fire TV  and several bundles.

Deals of the Day for Sunday, June 12, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes a selection of over 15 popular books for 2.99 each.

In Today’s Deals, there are so many goodies today. You can find a Goal Zero 23000 Yeti 400 Solar Generator and 40% off Vanguard 10×42 Sprit ED Binoculars.

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 Canyon Sacrifice by Scott Graham for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is Ignite: The Wildwood Series by Karen Erickson for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Deja Dead:  A Temperance Brennan Novel by Kathy Reichs for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-death Experiences by Jeffrey Long for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Hot Deals This Week.

(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.

Over 8000 Harlequin Romance titles $1.99 Each

palmerWow! As if that last list wasn’t enough, I found more books on sale!  I am not sure whether it is a sale or a price slash, but right now, over 8000 Harlequin titles are available for just $1.99 each! That’s right, I said eight thousand! A quick browse shows a wide variety: Lines like Historicals, Intrigue, Harlequin Presents, Treasures, Blaze and more. There are also some of the vintage Harlequin titles included as well. There seems to be a bit of everything from vintage to paranormal, making this is a GREAT DEAL for romance readers! I have no idea how long these prices will last.

You can start browsing through the list here.

Did you know: Sale prices at your favorite vendor

question markDid you know that if you see a e-book on sale at one online store, there’s a good chance you may be able to find that same title in your preferred format at the retailer of your choice? Many books are put on sale by the publisher and not the retailer, and in those cases, you are  likely to find the sale price on another site.

The Hum and the Shiver book coverFor example, today the Nook Daily Find is Alex Bledsoe’s The Hum and the Shiver: A Novel of the Tufa (Tufa Novels Book 1) for $2.99. Since I prefer to read on my Kindle, I looked on Amazon for the book. Sure enough, The Hum and the Shiver is also $2.99 today so I bought it there. The book is also available at Google Play, Kobo and iTunes for the sale price.

This doesn’t always work. Sometimes the book prices are discounted by the store, not the publisher. Some stores are slow to change prices. I have often seen sale prices at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo that weren’t reflected at iTunes, but the prices carry over often enough that it is worth the extra step of checking at your preferred vendor.

Valentines Day Deals on Fires and Kindles

az-valAmazon is offering discounts on select Kindles and Fires in their Valentine’s deals. There are discounts on the Fire HD 6, Kindle Paperwhite, basic Kindle with Touchscreen Display, and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition.

It is worth noting that when I was logged in under my Prime member account, the page also showed offers for 5 monthly payments for the various devices. I didn’t see these when I was logged in on my other account.

The sale ends February 15, 2015.


Kindle Fire HDX 4G half off today

Fire HDXThere’s a fantastic Gold Box deal on today for a new  Kindle Fire HDX 7″Wi-fi and 4G LTE – 50 percent off the regular price. The tablet is available in 16GB for $139 or  in the 64 GB configurations for $159.

PLEASE NOTE: The 4G connection works with either AT &T or Verizon. I have heard of these working with SIM cards from other companies. Check with your service provider to make sure that the device will work with your carrier. This is the previous generation (3rd) HDX and not the latest model. These are new and not refurbished.

Certified refurbished Kindles and Fire tablets sale

Kindle FireRight now, Amazon has Certified refurbished Kindles and Fire tablets on sale for 25% off. There are a variety of devices available. There are several Kindle e-ink Paperwhites in various 3G and Wi-fi, 1st and 2nd generation devices starting at $89.  There are also some good deals on previous generation Kindle Fires – these are the ones with the micro-HDMI connector that is no longer included on current models. There is even a 4G LTE model. All of the devices I saw had special offers, but Amazon will remove the offers for a fee.

All certified refurbished Kindles and Fire tablets come with a one year warranty. These are a great deal for someone looking for a value.

Over the years, I have bought several refurbished Kindles and Fires and they have performed beautifully. How about you? Would you buy a refurb?