Black Friday

Black Friday Links: All shopping edition

By Joanna Cabot
November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

What’s not to like about Black Friday shopping online? No crowding and no hunting for a parking place. Happy deal hunting! Black Friday Deal: Use code Holiday30 for 30% off any print book *** Barnes & Noble: 50% Off Selected Titles, Nook Deals *** Kobo: Save $40 on Kobo Aura *** [...]

Why is Black Friday now Black Thursday Night? Blame Amazon

By Chris Meadows
November 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

Tis the season. As we gear up for the Christmas shopping rush to begin, we face a dilemma that’s become a lot more prominent in recent years: many retailers are going to open for early Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving evening. This has horrified a certain percentage of people who see it as [...]

Morning Links: Afternoon at Harlequin. Book publishers and Black Friday

By Joanna Cabot
November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

An Afternoon at Harlequin (Dear Author) I had been warned by Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches–who had visited the Harlequin headquarters before–that the offices where Harlequin is housed is a rather ordinary building featuring a plain exterior. Inside is where the magic takes place. *** A Kindle [...]

Morning Links: The Black Friday Edition

By Joanna Cabot
November 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Some of these are actually Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. So happy shopping! Oh, and the Nook HD for $79 is particularly good. Kindle Daily Deals: Black Friday Sale *** Apple App Store: Black Friday Deals *** Google App Store: Black Friday Deals *** Kobo: Black Friday [...]

eReader Holiday Gift Guide

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
November 26, 2013 // 6 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while now. I think the original list was close to ten items, which made it awkward as a practical holiday gift guide. I’ve finally narrowed it down to just five, some of which have some good Black Friday sales going on. So here goes. You want to [...]

Cyber Monday and the Case of the Disappointed Book Buyer

By Joanna Cabot
November 27, 2012 // 7 Comments

Did you buy any e-books this Cyber Monday? All the major bookstores had big sales going on, with Amazon offering 1,000 books at huge discounts. I was tempted. But ultimately, I did not buy. Why not? Because I’m tired of how much work reading e-books has become for me. I bought from [...]

On Black Friday, Kindle Fire comes with a free gift card

By Dan Eldridge
November 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Jon Cog of the Me and My Kindle blog gave us a very convenient heads-up yesterday about Amazon’s Black Friday plans for the Kindle Fire. As he reports on his site: Amazon’s retail-store partners, like Best Buy, OfficeMax, Staples, or Office Depot, [are] reportedly not allowed to lower [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

Amazon, Target Winning Black Friday Wars, Report Says (Los Angeles Times) Kobo Arc vs Kindle Fire {and} Kobo Arc vs Nook HD (Good E-Reader) Buyer Beware: Nintendo Nukes $400 Worth of Downloaded Content in DRM Migration Fail (BoingBoing) Open Access: Why Academic Publishers Still Add Value (The [...]

B&N's Nook Color and Nook Tablet both $20 cheaper, starting tomorrow

By Dan Eldridge
November 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

An item posted on ZDNet earlier today alerted us to the fact that come tomorrow, November 4, Barnes & Noble will be slashing USD$20 off the cost of both its Nook Color and Nook Tablet devices. “The tablet PC price wars continue to heat up,” according to ZDNet, “as Barnes [...]

Black Friday special: $119.99 refurbished Nook Color

By Chris Meadows
November 25, 2011 // 4 Comments

Barnes & Noble is listing a refurbished Nook Color (its first-generation Android tablet/e-reader, which is more hackable than the new Nook Tablet) for $119.99 on eBay, knocking $30 off the normal refurb price. Although it is refurbished, it does come with a one-year warranty, which is better [...]

Black Friday e-reading deals: Nook, Apple

By Chris Meadows
November 23, 2011 // 1 Comment

Black Friday is almost upon us, and it bids fair to be an e-reader kind of holiday season. There’s no word yet from Amazon on any discounts on its Kindle products (though it seems to be discounting just about everything else), but Barnes & Noble has announced a special deal on a “Limited [...]

$89 Black Friday Kindles sold out in seconds

By Chris Meadows
November 28, 2010 // 5 Comments

Blog Kindle reports on the “aftermath” of the Black Friday $89 Amazon Kindle deal. As might reasonably be expected, the Kindles sold out so fast that some people accused Amazon of not actually having them at all. Not that it’s too surprising, given how popular Amazon is; the blog notes that [...]

Where to find that $89 Kindle 2 on Amazon today

By Chris Walters
November 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

By now, you’ve probably read that Amazon is offering its previous generation Kindle for $89 today starting at 12 noon ET. It’s a well-made product even if it doesn’t have the Wi-Fi or higher-contrast Pearl E Ink screen, and I’m sure it will sell out within the first minute or two. So how do [...]

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