Kindle

August 21

Amazon Canada: $20 off Kindle Paperwhite eReader – Now $119

Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $20 off Kindle Paperwhite eReader   Now $119

Purchase the Kindle Paperwhite eReader at Amazon Canada for $20 off. The Paperwhite retails for $139 but is now on sale for $119.

Today’s market presents many difficulties for eReaders. When everyone owns a tablet, laptop, or a smartphone on which you can read books, where is the place for eReaders? The job of companies that build eReaders is to differentiate them from the competition. What makes an eReader different and what makes it better than reading on those other devices.

The main difference is the screen. A tablet or phone is designed to be a multi-media device. They are built with brilliant but highly reflective screens. Have you ever had difficulty reading your phone the second you step outside? I have to turn up the brightness to maximum on my phone before I go outside or else I cannot even see enough to get into my phone to turn the brightness up. With the Kindle Paperwhite screen, this is not an issue. The screen mimics paper and there is no glare in bright light.

Battery life is another defining feature of an eReader versus a tablet. With a tablet, you can expect to charge it every day without fail if you are using it. At best, you can get away with a charge every couple of days. The Paperwhite eReader can go up to eight weeks without charging (Wi-Fi off). I am estimating it has around 30 hours of continual use on one charge.

The Paperwhite also comes with a built in light for late night reading and it stores up to 1,000 books. That is enough to keep you reading for a very long time. Another benefit of an eReader over a tablet is weight. Tablets are getting thinner and lighter with every new version, but they have not managed to reach a mere 206 grams, which is the weight of the Kindle Paperwhite.

The Kindle Paperwhite 3G is also on sale from $209 down to $189. It has all the same features as the above eReader and it comes with built in 3G. It also weighs a tad bit more at 215 grams.

I am still in love with physical books, but I do hate the space they take up. One day I might just have to change over to an eReader (maybe when they improve their graphic novel section).

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 15

The Source Canada: Kindle Fire 7″ HD Tablet 16GB Only $129.99

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM

The Source Canada: Kindle Fire 7 HD Tablet 16GB Only $129.99

The Source Canada has a sweet deal on a 7″ HD Kindle Fire Tablet of the 16GB size. This open box tablet is on sale for $129.99, originally $214.99.

I price compared with Amazon.ca. They no longer have the 16GB 7″ HD Fire, but the 8GB tablet costs $149. I checked it out on Amazon.com and despite the confusion over with special offers and without special offers, this tablet retails for $184 USD = $200 CAN before shipping/duty. This means that The Source Canada is offering a fantastic deal on the Fire tablet.

This tablet is open box. That means it is a display model that comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty because they guarantee the quality of display models the same as closed box models. If anything should go wrong, then you can invoke the warranty just like you would with a brand new, never been used model.

The Fire tablet comes with 16GB built in memory, a 1280×800 HD display, dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a Micro HDMI port to hook your tablet up to a larger display.

You will receive approximately ten hours of life on a single battery charge with mixed use. If you are watching solid HD videos, then expect the battery life to be much lower. The device weighs in at 345 grams.

I have been reading many reviews of this tablet. Many people in Canada are disappointed because there is no way to integrate Kindle books or Audible (both Amazon apps) onto the Canadian Amazon Fire Tablet. Trust me; there is a lot of ranting about this. For those who bought this tablet specifically for the pleasure of those two apps, they are sorely disappointed. Otherwise, people have said that this tablet is quite good and a very good buy for the price. This commenter on Amazon is a perfect example:

I would have given 5 stars for price and quality from that short experience with it but after much frustration discovered that I can not have all the benefits promised when you purchase audio books from Audible and Kindle books.

For those whose do not care about those two apps, they generally have good things to say about the tablet:

User friendly! Great bang for your buck entry level tablet. Reading is slick, Facebook and games work great.

Overall, I think this is a great buy at this price. The Source offers free shipping on orders of $30 or more.

(Expiry: 20th August 2014)

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April 29

Amazon Canada: Save BIG On Kindle eReaders & Tablets

Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Save BIG On Kindle eReaders & Tablets

Amazon Canada has an amazing deal on the Amazon Kindle that seriously… if you don’t buy, I will just fall over. The regular Amazon Kindle normally costs $79, and is on sale for $59! The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8GB was $149 and is now $129, and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB was $179 regular price, but is currently on sale for $139!

The best deals by far are the base model and the 16GB Fire.

The base Kindle model gets you a 6″ E Ink Display wi-fi e-reader that weighs less than 170 grams for hours of comfortable reading. It has about 2GB internal memory, which will hold about 1,000 books. The battery holds about one month of charge to make for the ultimate reading experience. All this for only $59 (save $20).

The Kindle Fire HD 16GB is a 7″ tablet with 16GB built in memory. It has an 1280 x 800 high definition LCD display, so your pictures look perfect and your game’s graphics really suck you in. The battery lasts up to ten hours to give you more time with the device you are going to love. Weighing in at just 345 grams, the device will be easy on the wrists while you enjoy yourself for hours. All this, for only $139 (save $40).

I actually think Kindle is totally the way to go. I have been trying to find particular books for my husband from his favourite authors, and I can never find them on other devices, just for the Kindle. These devices also make awesome Mother’s Day gifts if you have an electronically minded Mum or just one who loves to read.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more, which means these ship for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 1

Amazon Canada Freebie: Free Recipe Books For Kindle eReader & Apps

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada Freebie: Free Recipe Books For Kindle eReader & Apps

Do you have a Kindle eReader or the Kindle app? Then today is your lucky day (assuming no one’s pulled a prank on you yet) because for a limited time, you can get hundreds of cooking eBooks on Amazon Canada for absolutely free. That’s right: hundreds, if not thousands!

This is a particularly incredible freebie because you don’t even have to have the Amazon Kindle eReader to get all of the cooking eBooks for free. Simply download the Kindle app to your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android phone, then log into your Amazon account (and if you don’t have one, then it’s free to get one) and you can then go back to clicking the link above to download all of your books.

I experimented by getting the Kindle app on my iPhone and once I went back to the link and clicked on an eBook, the right-hand side of the page displayed an orage button with the text: “buy now with 1-click” with a drop-drop box giving me the choice to send it to my phone. But since the price of the cookbooks is currently at $0.00, I really didn’t end up buying anything at all!

Considering the extra-large assortment of available cookbooks, I would definitely recommend sorting them by the categories that interest you the most from the left-hand side menu. You can pick from sections like: dieteary, low fat, holiday cookbooks, etc. Just keep in mind that you have to stick to cooking-related categories for free eBooks.

Do you cook? Share with us your favourite recipe in the comments section!

(Expiry: Unknown)

(Image Credit: Sean Ganann)

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December 9

Amazon Canada Coupon Code: Only $49 for 6″ Kindle – Save $30 Today Only!!

Posted by on December 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Amazon Canada Coupon Code: Only $49 for 6 Kindle   Save $30 Today Only!!

Get Amazon’s awesome eReader for only $49 today only!

Click here to get your 6″ Kindle @ Amazon.ca

  • Coupon Code: KINDLE49 (Expired)
  • Discount: 6″ Kindle for only $49, save $30
  • Expiry: 9th December 2013

This is incredibly rare. These things almost never go on sale. Amazon is likely losing money or making very little money on the Kindle at it’s regular price. They make their money by selling books. I’m not 100% obviously but I suspect Amazon is losing or, at the very least, making no money from the Kindle at the $49 price point.

I’ve written a book that was released as an eBook and I will tell you from experience that Amazon is the king of this space. For every 100 books I sold on Amazon, I would sell one on every other platform (Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook, etc.) out there. Amazon has the ecosystem and in the eBooks world, the ecosystem is the key to the eBook world.

There is a limit of one discount per customer and shipping is free!

Want more deals? Check out our Amazon Canada coupon code page!

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October 18

Amazon Canada: Free eBooks for Kindle & Select Reading Apps

Posted by on October 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Free eBooks for Kindle & Select Reading Apps

I think everyone loves getting freebies and it is even better when you can get a new freebie every single day.  If you are the owner of a Kindle or a smart phone for that matter you can get new eBooks every single day through Amazon Canada.  Each day, they offer a huge selection of books to choose from that are absolutely free.

The free books will be available each day for 24 hours at a time.  If you don’t have a Kindle to read them on fear not, you can download free apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, and Mac and read them on your smart devices.

Each day Amazon will have hundreds of Free Kindle books to choose from and you can download as many as you would like. They have everything from fiction, comedy, cooking and biographies, to advice books, self help and kids books. With hundreds of new free books everyday, you won’t really need to buy any new books for a very long time!

The books will download instantly to your Kindle or smart device and you can delete at any time if you end up not liking one you downloaded.  Always make sure to double check before you hit that Buy/Purchase button that the price of the books you want are $0.

(Expiry: Ongoing)

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August 27

Audible: Daily Deals – New Book On Sale Every Day

Posted by on August 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Audible: Daily Deals   New Book On Sale Every Day

Your spouse loves Audible more than they love you. Your parents love it more than you, too. You know why? Because they have a new, awesome book on sale every day during their Daily Deals sale!

The link above gets you a free book and a trial membership. Cancel the membership any time and keep your free book. I would suggest, if you don’t get the Platinum (the one I have) or Gold plan, that you get a yearly lite account. That way, you pay $10/year and get access to all the sales and freebies. I did this for about two years because I was re-listening to a lot of the books I already had.

There are a lot of places out there to get audio books, but Audible is hands down the best audio book place in the universe. Really, me and the universe had a talk, it was a whole thing, but it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the universe agrees that Audible is the best! Why? I’m glad you asked. You see, Audible has more audio books, radio shows, audio newspapers and speeches than anyone else. They have the best readers and they record previously unrecorded classics. For instance, they are recording classic Sci-Fi through their Audible Frontiers initiative.

Another great reason to shop with them is their Daily Deals sale. Every day they are putting up a new book at a great price. Yesterday was Life of Pi for $3.95. The book is normally $18.11, so you would have saved $14.15. That’s not including the 30% off the retail price you get for being a member. Today’s book is The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 for $4.95. The member price is $19.09, so you’re saving $14.14. Again, that doesn’t take into account the savings you always get for being a member.

I don’t know what the books will be in the future or how long this deal is on for, but the book of the day expires at 11:59PM ET every day. I think, in the past, they have brought back all the Daily Deals at the end for a day, but I’m not certain, so if there is a book you really want, pick it up on the day you see it. Make sure you’re checking back on Audible every day for the next deal.

Before I leave you to go to the Daily Deals sale, I want to tell you about a couple of new features on Audible. Well, not super new, but I’ve never spoken about them so here it goes. The first is that Audible is now WhisperSync compatible. That means that if you get the Kindle version of the book too (buying both gets you a discount) you can pick up where you left off on either. So, if you read 20 pages in the Kindle version, the Audible version will auto-magically pick up where you left off. Alternatively if you listen to five minutes of Audio, the Kindle version will be waiting where the audio left off. You can even listen and follow along with highlighted words on the Kindle, which is great for people learning to read.

The other thing is super simple returns. It used to be that it was kind of annoying to return a book at Audible because you didn’t really return it, they just gave your money back. The company still lost the money on the book. Now they actually pull the book from your library, thus regaining a license they can resell. It’s more like a physical book. I think this is what is happening. I’m not 100% sure, but the end result is that you can easily return books now.

(Expires: Daily at 11:59PM ET)

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May 5

Sony Canada: Save $20 On eReaders & eReader Cases

Posted by on May 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Sony Canada: Save $20 On eReaders & eReader Cases

Put all your books in an eReader and your eReader in a case from Sony Canada!

Some of the items on sale are:

I am a huge proponent for eReaders. I think if you’re gonna read a book, having a paper book is dumb. That’s why my book is only on eReader and getting a paper copy is really a side project. If I get it out as a paperback, that’s fine. If I don’t get it out as a paperback, that’s fine too. The reason is that paper books, as much as people want to deny it, are dying. Amazon, the biggest book retailer in the world, is and has been for the last two years, selling more eBooks than paper books.

So if you haven’t made the jump to the eBooks world, or if you’re looking to upgrade your eReader, this is a great chance to do it. The Sony Reader is 6″ so it’s ultra portable, and the eInk touchscreen means that it will last a very long time between charges. For content you can shop the Sony eBook store or load your own ePub or PDF files

Standard shipping is free for smaller items, but the cost for express delivery and larger items depends on location and quantity/weight.

(Expires: Unknown)

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April 10

Rogers Canada: Activate a 3-Year Plan and Get a Free Kindle

Posted by on April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Rogers Canada: Activate a 3 Year Plan and Get a Free Kindle

If you are looking for a new phone plan, right now at Rogers, you will get free Kindle (a $199 value) when you sign up for a select FlexTab three-year service plan.

My two-year old phone has decided to keep turning itself off and the most inopportune times. I need a new phone! I could totally use a Kindle, since I don’t have an e-reader and Rogers is where we have quite a few services already, so I will probably also get a discount on my service plan.

With quite a few phones to choose from, you can go from getting a $0 LG Optimus G 2600 when you sign up (plus the free Kindle) to $379 for an iPhone 5 64GB with a plan (and free Kindle).

Talk, text and internet plans start at $55 a month. You can order your phone online and you’ll get free shipping! You also have the option of ordering in-store or on the phone. After you activate your phone, you’ll enter your info to get your free Kindle Paperwhite 3G e-reader.

(Expiry: 30th April 2013)

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August 20

Amazon Kindle: 14 Days of Kindle Deals for Kids & Teens

Posted by on August 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Amazon Kindle: 14 Days of Kindle Deals for Kids & Teens

Kids are going back to school soon but they still have some time to get some summer reading in. Amazon is offering discounts for the next couple of weeks on books for kids and teens.

The books on sale change every day so I can’t link to any of the deals but…

I might be biased here, but eBooks are really the future of books. Amazon, the worlds biggest book retailer, sells more eBooks than print books now. Even publishing companies, as slow as they are, are beginning to realize that eBooks are the future. The initial investment is a bit steep for some but the prices are coming down.

For example it is $79 for an ad supported Kindle in the states so, eventually, I suspect we’ll get those prices too. If you have a place to ship a kindle in the states, you can get the $79 one and use it in Canada. You can of course get other eReaders but generally, unless you catch a sale, they are about the same price.

That initial cost aside, eReaders are fantastic in so many ways. Money saving ways, actually. First off, there are a lot of self published authors, like myself, who put their books out for super cheap. Mine, for example, is only 99 cents. There are a lot at that price point as well as the $2.99 price point. If you happen to hate independent authors (shame on you!!)  then you’ll often find your favourite mainstream authors have their books up for cheaper as an eBook than the print versions.

(Expires: 31st August 2012)

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