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Morning Links: The Black Friday Edition
November 29, 2013 | 10:11 am

black fridayEditor'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 Deals *** Nook: Black Friday Deals...

eReader Holiday Gift Guide
November 26, 2013 | 4:30 pm

holiday gift guideI'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 buy someone an ereader for the holidays. Which one should you get? eInk Reader Holiday Gift Guide We'll start with the dedicated ereaders. eInk for many is easier on the eyes, and they are less expensive than the tablet options. So what are my recommendations? Well, I have to...

Cyber Monday and the Case of the Disappointed Book Buyer
November 27, 2012 | 2:46 pm

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 Fictionwise for years in the pre-agency days and never had a single book with a typo. But this year, I don't think I have read a single book from a Big Six publisher that hasn't had at least a dozen. I do go through and mark them for correction because...

On Black Friday, Kindle Fire comes with a free gift card
November 22, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, Black FridayJon 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 the actual price of the [Kindle Fire], but they’re doing the next best thing. If you purchase a Kindle Fire tablet, they’ll just give you some money back in the form of a gift card! Check out Jon's post for details on the sales being offered by the four brick-and-mortar retailers mentioned above. Of course, it's worth bearing...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 22, 2012 | 8:43 am

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 Guardian) Kindle Daily Deal: Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank {and} four Thanksgiving-themed children's books * * *  ...

B&N’s Nook Color and Nook Tablet both $20 cheaper, starting tomorrow
November 3, 2012 | 1:30 pm

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Angry BirdsAn 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 & Noble lowers the cost on its older slates in preparation for the release of its new Nook HD models." From the article, here are the pricing details: "Each of the 7-inch tablets will get $20 shaved off their former price tag. The Nook Color will now cost $139, while the 8GB Nook Tablet will now...

Best Black Friday ever for Kindle family: Kindle sales increase 4X over last year
November 28, 2011 | 9:58 am

Download From the press release: Holiday shoppers made Kindle Fire the bestselling product across all of on Black Friday Kindle Fire now the bestselling product across Amazon for 8 weeks running – ever since its introduction on September 28 SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN), Inc. today announced that this Black Friday was the best ever for the Kindle family and the popular Kindle Fire remained the bestselling product across all of Amazon since its introduction 8 weeks ago. The bestselling Kindle family – the $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch, $149 Kindle Touch 3G and the $199 Kindle Fire – are available now at and at...

Black Friday special: $119.99 refurbished Nook Color
November 25, 2011 | 11:43 am

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 than most non-Apple refurb sales get. A couple of my friends picked up this tablet back in the day when it was more expensive and were very happy with it (once they’d jailbroken it). I don’t have the disposable income to snag one myself right now, alas, but don’t let that stop...

Black Friday e-reading deals: Nook, Apple
November 23, 2011 | 11:51 am

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 Edition” of its Nook Simple Touch e-reader—in stores only, it’s knocking $20 off the price. This brings it down to $79—on par with Amazon’s lowest-tier ad-supported Kindle price. Amusingly, one of its listed benefits is No Annoying Ads Reading...

$89 Black Friday Kindles sold out in seconds
November 28, 2010 | 4:31 pm

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 between Twitter and Facebook, there was the potential for half a million people to be aware of the deal even before its spread on blogs (such as ours) came into play. Under all that attention, even several thousand refurbished units could sell out literally in seconds. ...

Where to find that $89 Kindle 2 on Amazon today
November 26, 2010 | 11:01 am

112610-kindle2blackfriday.jpg 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 you get in line for it? Go here: In the Lightning Deals box, select the Kindle Store category and you’ll see the listing. Amazon doesn’t list the price of a lightning deal until the deal starts, but it lists a countdown timer so you know when to check...

Apple announces Black Friday discounts
November 25, 2010 | 8:00 pm

78985166-4ab7-4164-a982-bf786527e711Apple has posted the discount list for its Black Friday sale. As expected, they include $101 off on iMacs and MacBooks (Pro and Air), $41 off on the iPad, $21 to $41 (essentially, 10% off for each model) on the iPod Touch, and $11 off on the iPod Nano. There are also minor discounts on a number of accessories including the iPad case, camera connection kit, wireless keyboard, keyboard dock, and so on. These discounts may be had either on-line or in an Apple Store. (Given the Black Friday crowds, on-line is probably where the smart shoppers will go.) ...