BoingBoing sale: Scrivener for PC or Mac, $19.50

By Chris Meadows
September 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

Want to save some money on the Scrivener writing suite? BoingBoing’s running a sale on it for Mac and PC. For the next week, you can snag a license to the software for $19.50, less than half of the usual $40 PC/$45 Mac purchase price. We’ve had a lot to say about Scrivener here. As I’ve said [ on]

Fire sale! Amazon prices the Fire Phone at practically nothing

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Looking for a cheap smartphone? Amazon has the Fire Phone plus one year of Amazon Prime membership on sale at the ridiculously low price of $130. Consider that you’re paying $99 for the year of Prime, maybe $20 or so for the headphones, charger, and other accessories, and you’re getting an [ on]

Groupon offers 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $150

By Chris Meadows
December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you were disappointed when Google stopped selling the Nexus 7, this deal on Groupon might make you feel a little better. Groupon is offering a new, not-refurbished 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $149.99. That’s $50 less than Amazon’s price. That’s the generation 2 model, with a quad-core [ on]

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now!

By Joanna Cabot
July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Good news for both authors and readers: the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now! From the author enrollment page: “Here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s mid-summer.  Readers everywhere are loading up their e-reading devices for summer beach reading and vacations. But what about [ on]

Diane Duane runs 60%-off Pancake Tuesday e-book sale

By Chris Meadows
March 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before, Diane Duane is one of those very few authors who runs her own e-book store for her and her husband’s books, rather than relying on the big-name stores. She just informed me that she is running a 60%-off sale on her e-book store in honor of Pancake Tuesday. Use the [ on]

Office Max store closings offer bargain tablet, e-reader opportunities

By Chris Meadows
December 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

[Bumped due to factual correction.] Looking for a good tablet bargain? Check out your local Office Max or Office Depot store—it’s possible you might find one that’s going out of business. Offices Max and Depot merged this year, and my local Office Max store is closing. (Probably because [ on]

Amazon Kindle with Special Offers: $49, today only

By Chris Meadows
December 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon is running a sale today (12/17) on its Kindle with Special Offers. This is the basic model, with the arrow buttons rather than a touch screen. It’s normally $69, but Amazon’s got it on sale for $49, today only. Free shipping, non-refurbished. So, if you don’t mind a little [ on]

Deal alert! 2013 Nexus 7 tablets, $40-$50 off

By Chris Meadows
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s a great deal on the 2013 Nexus 7. Office Depot has the 16 GB version for $180, $50 off list (sold out online; in-store pickup only), and the 32 GB version for $230, $40 off the $270 list (currently available both on-line and in-store). Sale ends 12/21. Of course, sales tax will apply to [ on]

Barnes & Noble puts e-readers, Nook HD tablet on sale

By Chris Meadows
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Speaking of Barnes & Noble sales, Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader points out that B&N is running a more general sale on its Nook hardware, this week only. The Nook Simple Touch is $20 off, as I already mentioned, but so is the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, now $80 instead of $100. [ on]

Refurbished Nook Simple Touch: $40 on eBay

By Chris Meadows
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a good cheap e-reader, an eBay seller is running a $40 with free shipping special on refurbished Nook Simple Touch units. This is B&N’s 2011 model, a 6” 800×600 unlit Pearl e-ink reader that can do EPUB, including Barnes & Noble’s and Adobe Digital [ on]

Expired: Infinite Jest was $1.99 on Kindle July 4th

By Chris Meadows
July 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

My Kindle-with-special-offers just informed me that David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is on sale for $1.99 today in Kindle format. I wouldn’t be inclined to report every $1.99 book I came across (unless it was one I really liked), but it was just a couple of weeks ago I had occasion to post [ on]

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