Monday: “Picture This – How Pictures Work” Expanded Molly Bang classic for $3 [eBook]

The 1991 classic book “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang is now available in an expanded and revised edition (2016, 154pp, Chronicle Books), and it is one of the Monday 7/6/20 Kindle daily deals going for $3. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 170+ ratings [rating is the (weighted? who knows) sum of written reviews and plain star-ratings].

Speaking of Amazon, it’s a very busy day of tech in the Germany Gold Box where the sales including a stunna ASUS Zen Ultrabook for 899 euro, MSI gaming, TP-Link, 15 euro multimeter kit, Oppo’s Find X2 smartphone line (PRO, NEO, Lite), Huawei MateBook 13, EGLO lighting, refurbished iPhones, IBRA cables, Amazon hardware, SodaStream, Melitta shiny coffee machines, Fitbit, Sennheiser, Bosch and Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphones…

Outdoor Photographer for $4.72/yr

It’s the 4th of July sale at DiscountMags, and among the print-magazines delivered-to-USA-addresses offers they have, without autorenewal, they have:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.72/yr
+ VideoMaker for $6.69/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.82
+ various other “six degree of separation” magazines as well

Humble Bundle: Focal Press eBooks for Film-Making [$1 gets you 6 ebooks, pay more, get more]

If you are interested in film-making, good for the next 13 days (as of the time of writing), Humble Bundle has a Film-Maker Book Bundle by Focal Press. These are DRM-FREE ebooks available in multiple formats [you can download all the formats, you don’t have to choose one format].

The $1+ tier includes six ebooks including sound, cloud, indie, genre, and screenwriting.

The $7+ tier adds seven more ebooks, from the general film-related topics to the specifics.

And then the $13.50+ tier adds eight more ebooks, making it a total of 21 books, and it includes single-camera production, low budget, visual effects, on location, and more…

Of other potential interest at Humble Bundle they have the following:

  • Technology essentials for non-techies in business
  • Apress ebooks on digital security (cybersecurity and such)
  • Circuits and Electronics ebook bundle (DSP, Engineering principles, etc)
  • Map Software Bundle
  • Learn Python with PyCharm
  • Image Comics showcase
  • each of the above bundles has its own expiration date

$5 per magazine per year includes Digital Photo PRO and Videomaker

The theme at the latest DiscountMags sale is $5 pr magazine per year and this includes “Digital Photo PRO” (whose “default” sale price is $8/yr) and “Videomaker” (whose “default” sale price is $7/yr). “Outdoor Photographer” goes for $5 per year as well but that’s its “default” sale price…

As usual, these are printed magazines, to USA addresses only, no auto-renewal. You can get new subscriptions or renewals or gift subscriptions. Duration goes from 1 to 3-4 years, adjustable per individual magazine. The sales typically end Monday night if I recall correctly…

Digital Photo PRO for $4.80 per year

This weekend’s theme at the DiscountMags weekend sales is a sale of $4.80 per magazine per year. These are printed magazines delivered to US addresses only. No auto-renewal. It includes three photography-related magazines, “Digital Photo PRO” (whose “default sale price” is rarely under $7), “Outdoor Photographer” (its “default sale price” is $5/yr) and “Video Maker”…

Lots of other magazines that are “six degrees of separation” from photography are also participating in the sale, tech, fashion, weddings, nature, sports, etc…

Thursday: Zen Camera by David Ulrich for $2 [ebook]

Good until Thursday 6/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [I almost forgot to post it!], as one of the Amazon Kindle daily deals, you can get the 224-page Kindle ebook “Zen Camera” by David Ulrich for $1.99 but you also receive a $0.30 store credit towards future purchases of “Great on Kindle” ebooks. The store credit is applied automatically and expires automatically if not used.

The ebook averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 74 customer reviews. The price was right so I just purchased it but obviously I can’t read it and digest it and review it before the expiration time. I’m not a 32-core system after all, I’m just a Celeron 🙂

As the Zen in the title hints at, this is a blend of photography and (Westernized) Zen, so prepare for some spiritual materialism 😉

If you want to take a shot at the book but you are not sure whether it’s something you’d like, and you are going to have the time in the next few days to dive into it, note that Amazon offers refunds of ebooks within a few days after purchase. Locate the purchase under amazon.com/myk [myk = my kindle] and request a refund.I think it’s seven days but I’m not 100% certain.

3 Magazines for $12 total for 1-year [US Subs]

If you need three magazines or more, DiscountMag’s weekend sale is three magazines for $12 total for one year. You can also buy more than 3 at the $4/year rate. These are printed magazines for US addresses without auto-renewal. Photography wise, two magazines are participating, “Outdoor Photographer” and “Digital Photo PRO”… To get to three, there are various other “six degrees of separation” magazines such as Wired, Popular Science, lifestyle, sports, travel, etc…

DiscountMags Memorial Weekend sale

With all the COVID-19 craziness time got “compressed” and just like that, it’s Memorial Day Weekend, and to sale-a-brate that, DiscountMags has a Memorial Weekend sale that includes three photo-related magazines, prices per print-magazine per year, for US addresses only, no auto-renewal:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.87/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $7.86/yr
+ VideoMaker for $6.65/yr [they didn’t want it to be 3 6s!]

3-Year Outdoor Photographer magazine for $13 total [US Addresses only]

The theme is multi-year subscriptions at the Discount Mags Weekend Sale and Outdoor Photographer has a better than “default sale price”, you can get a 3-year print-to-your-US-address-door delivery for $13, that’s $4.33 per year… The other two (Videomaker, Digital Photo PRO) are around their “default sale prices”…

$5 per magazine per year: VideoMaker and Digital-Photo-PRO

A sale better than their “default sale” for some magazines is happening at the DiscountMags sale where the theme is $5 per magazine per year (print magazines to US addresses, no auto-renewal) and it includes two photography magazines at a favorable price over their “default sales”, Digital Photo PRO and VideoMaker.

Tuesday: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” eBook for $3 [Molly Bang, August 2016, 154pg]

Among the Tuesday 4/28/20 Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is a photography ebook on sale for $3! It is the “Picture This: How Pictures Work” ebook by Molly Bang, 154 pages, published in August 2016. As of the time of writing, it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 160 customer reviews…

You can read the first few pages of the ebook with the Kindle sample, or you can jump around inside the book when you use the “Look Inside” feature at the Print Book page

This book was originally published in 1991…

Sale ends on 4/28/20 at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks do not sellout 🙂

$4.80 per Magazine per Year sale includes Digital Photo PRO, Outdoor Pho, VideoMaker

We have a very good Weekend Sale at DiscountMags, the featured print-magazines-delivered-by-mail-without-autorenewal are $4.80 each per year and that includes three photo-related titles:

+ Digital Photo PRO
+ VideoMaker
+ Outdoor Photographer

Also part of the lot are many “six degrees of separation” magazines from photography, such as PopSci, Wired, Backpacker, Bridal Guide, Vogue, Elle, sports, nature, fashion, travel, homes/gardens, etc…

Still Good: “Analogue Photography: A Reference Manual for Shooting Film” by Andrew Bellamy for $3

UPDATE 4/10/20 at 12:43pm ET: as of this recheck, the $3 sale price continues for this ebook that was a Wednesday daily deal…

Everything old is new again! There’s a brand new book about shooting on film and it is one of the Amazon Wednesday ebook deals of the day, good until 11:59pm pacific time on 4/8/20. The author is Andrew Bellamy and the 192-page Princeton Architectural Press ebook is on sale for $3 for the Kindle. The ebook is titled “Analogue Photography: A Reference Manual for Shooting Film”

The Kindle sample will show you the first few pages of the book (including the table of contents) but if you go the the paperback page and “Look Inside” you will be able to jump around inside the book.

There are a couple of international reviews on it (one UK, one Italy) while the only USA review is a two-word review titled “Beautiful Design” but with a 1-star rating. This type of confusion sadly is prevalent (for various reasons) at Amazon, where the text of the review does not match the star rating. In this case, this novice reviewer may have gotten confused because on the same day (Nov 30, 2019) he reviewed a physical product with a 1-star for which he wrote actual meaningful text that matched the review title of “Total Rip-Off”.

Regardless, you can return e-books if you don’t like them. You can go to amazon.com/myk and select “Digital”, locate the ebook you want to return, click on the dots and select “Return for Refund”. The return window for ebooks is one week (or something like that, I don’t recall the exact duration)…

Sunday: “Understanding Exposure” [4th ed, 2016] ebook by Bryan Peterson for $2

Don’t want, RUN to Amazon! Good until Sunday 4/5/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks don’t run out], you can get the 4th edition of Bryan Peterson’s “Understanding Exposure” for $2 as one of the Sunday Kindle deals of the day. The 4th edition came out in 2016 (Random House).

If you haven’t seen this book before, you can get a Kindle sample for the beginning of the book, and you can use the page for the print edition of the book to “Look Inside” which allows you to jump around a book, very helpful in trying to figure out whether this is something that might interest you. o/~ Jump, jump, jump around! o/~

Four Magazines for $16 total per year (including Digital Photo PRO and Outdoor Pho)

Quarantine has brought the Discount Mags Weekend Sale live earlier on, and it’s a good thing because this is a good sale, you buy four magazines and you pay $16 total for one year (making it $4 per magazine per year). You can buy more than four if you want and get appropriate discounts, but four is the minimum in order to get the volume discount.

Of the many options available, two photography magazines are available, “Digital Photo PRO” (which costs $7/yr during the “default sale”) and “Outdoor Photographer”. Many other “six degrees of separation” magazines are participating in the sale including WIRED, PopSci, fashion, sports, nature, etc….

Outdoor Photographer print magazine for $4.50 per year

The latest DiscountMag sale includes the following camera-n-photo related print magazine 1-yr subscriptions delivered to US addresses:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.50
+ Videomaker for $6.63
+ Digital Photo PRO for $7.72

Outdoor Photographer for $4.81 per year

The Leap Year Sale at DiscountMags is offering among others a 1-year no-autorenewal print subscription (USA only) of “Outdoor Photographer” for $4.81 per year, below their “default” sale price of $5 per year. The other two photo-related magazines are Videomaker for $6.54 per year and “Digital Photo PRO” for $7.49.

As usual, various other “six degrees of separation from photography” magazines are also on offer including NatGeo for $18.51 per year…

$5 Magazines each per year: Digital Photo PRO or Videomaker (or others)

A great deal if you want to get either/or “Digital Photo PRO” (DPP) or “VideoMaker” (VM). The theme of this weekend sale at DiscountMAGS is a $5 per magazine per year sale, these being printed magazines delivered to US addresses by mail. Without auto-renewal. Also participating in the sale is Outdoor Photographer for $5 but that’s its standard sale price. But the DPP and VM prices are pretty good compared to their standard sale prices…

Sunday Photography-related Novel: “The Age Of Light” for $3

There’s only so many photography how-to and camera user-manuals you can read. Sometimes you just want to read a novel that has some …photography in it. For example, the protagonists are photographers or some other related plots and twists and turns. Such is the case with one of Sunday’s Kindle ebook daily deals, it is the “The Age of Light” novel by Whitney Scharer (for the speed-readers out there, no, not Whitley Strieber) for $2.99. It is 385 pages, got published in February 2019, and averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 150+ customer ratings. You can get the start of the book using the “Kindle sample” or you can jump around jump around jump around using the “Look Inside” feature when you are on the Hardcover or Softback Amazon page of the book.

This is biographical historical fiction, not a romance novel…

“As they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee’s life forever.”

Multi-Year sale at DiscountMags

The theme of this weekend’s sale at the DiscountMags website is a multi-year sale. The longer you subscribe to a particular magazine, the better price you get. Of the camera-n-photo related magazines (printed, delivered to US addresses, no auto-renewal) they offer:

+ 3-year Outdoor Photographer for $13 total

+ 3-year Digital Photo PRO for $22 total

+ 3-year Videomaker for $19 total
+ NOTE: there’s some error/confusion there for the 4-year and 6-year options, they cost a LOT more; I’m guessing this must be an error because I rarely see 6-year subscription offers

The usual assortment of other “six degrees of separation” (from camera and photography) magazines are also offered, for example 3-year WIRED for $13 total, along with NatGeo, Discover, PopSci, Pop Mecha, lifestyle/fashion, sports, nature, etc…

Mag Sale: DP and OP under $5 per magazine per year

Everything this week is/was a Super Bowl sale, or a “Super” sale for short. Which brings us to the Weekend Super Sale at DiscountMAGS which is below their “standard” sale prices:

+ all mentioned below are 1-year printed subscriptions delivered to US addresses without auto-renewal

+ Digital Photo for $4.59
+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.68
+ Videomaker for $6.57
+ Digital Photo Pro for $6.81

You can sign up for up to three years at the sale price. This is good for new subscriptions, renewals of existing, or gift subscriptions for others…

Weekend Mag Sale: Digital Photo $4.54/yr, Outdoor Pho $4.69/yr

It’s customer appreciation Weekend Sale at DiscountMags (printed magazines delivered to US addresses, no auto-renewal) and the four photography-related magazines are on sale as follows:

+ 1yr Digital Photo for $4.54
+ 1yr Outdoor Photographer for $4.69
+ 1yr VideoMaker for $6.58
+ 1yr Digital Photo PRO for $7.72

As usual, various other “six degrees of separation” from photography magazines are on sale as well, including Nat Geo, Discover, various Populars, WIRED, etc…

All Photography Magazines for $4.80 per year each

This is a good weekend sale at Discount Mags, all four photography magazines that they curry are on sale for $4.80 per year each, including “Digital Photo PRO” and “Videomaker” which usually are $7+. Also going for $4.80 per magazine per year is Outdoor Photography and Digital Photo (non-PRO).

As usual, there are plenty of other six degrees of separation (from photography) magazines going for $4.80 per magazine per year including WIRED (is it TIRED?), Popular Science, Bridal Guide, Harper’s Bazaaaaar, Backpacker, Home and Garden, Traveler, and lots of outdoors/nature, fashion, travel, sports, etc…

As usual, these are printed magazines delivered to US addresses. No auto-renewal. You can sign up for up to three years as new-subs or renewals or gifts for other people…

Magazine Sale: Outdoor Photographer for $4.76/yr, Etc

The latest DiscountMags sale features the following C&P-related print magazines, delivered to US addresses without auto-renewal:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.76/yr
+ Digital Photo for $4.81/yr
+ Videomaker for $6.54/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.85/yr

Tuesday: National Geographic Magazine for $9 [annual digital subscription]

One of the Tuesday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day is a sale on digital magazine subscriptions, one of which is an annual digital subscription to the National Geographic Magazine for $9, after a 28-day free trial. Note that this is an auto-renewing subscription, so it will renew automatically in the future, until or unless you cancel it.

PS: if you happen to have a print subscription, you can get the Kindle version for free if you verify your subscription through Amazon…

Used Print Book: “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” for $5

If you like print photography books but don’t want to pay new condition price, in “Used – Good” condition you can get the book “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” by Christopher Bonanos (2012, 192 pages, 4.5 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews) for $5~ by a 3rd-party seller at Amazon Warehouse Deals with free shipping from the seller (not fulfilled by Amazon, so more people get free shipping). Better conditions go for slightly more ($6~ in “Used – Very Good”)

Photo Magazine sale returns: Outdoor Pho $4.25/yr, Digital Photo PRO $5.75/yr, Etc

Black Friday is back for this weekend’s Discount Mags deals. The four photography magazines that are featured regularly go for:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.25
+ Digital Photo for $4.25
+ Digital Photo PRO for $5.75
+ Videomaker for $5.75

Of more general tech interest:
+ WIRED $3.95
+ Pop Sci $3.99
+ Pop Mecha $5.75
+ Consumer Reports $16
+ Nat Geo $18.54
+ and many and more at the Discount Mags website

The prices are for a 1-year no-auto-renewal print, delivered-by-mail subscription. You can individually select for up to three years per magazine as renewals, gift, new-subscriptions. USA addresses only.

FREE (with DRM): “The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography” ebook

We have an ebook freebie that is of direct camera-and-photo interest, and for a limited time, the University of Chicago (UoC) is offering it for FREE. However, the ebooks they sell come with DRM, Adobe Digital Editions, so you need to install their crap on your computer or use a mobile app that is compatible with their crap in order to read it.

The UoC freebie ebook for this month is “The Camera Does the Rest: How Polaroid Changed Photography” by Peter Buse (320 pages). UoC offers one free ebook each month but every time it is with Adobe’s nasty DRM stuff.

IF you are curious about the ebook without committing to Adobe’s DRM, you can “Look Inside” at amazon.com (they only have a Kindle preview, no preview of the hardcover).

PS: typically Kindle previews are a number of pages (or a percentage of the ebook) starting from the front cover, while hardcover previews jump all over the book and you can get a better feel for it ~ depending on the book of course…

Monday: 15% off entire order with B&Noble coupon

If you are a fan of Barnes and Noble, their Cyber Monda offer is 15% off your entire order using coupon code CYBER15. As usual, terms, conditions, restrictions and exclusions apply.

Monday: “Sontag: Her Life and Work” for $4 (w/60c store credit)

One of the hundreds Kindle ebook deals of the day at Amazon for Cyber Monday is the “Sontag: Her Life and Work” e-book by Benjamin Moser (793 pages, September 2019) for $3.99 but because it’s a “Great On Kindle” ebook, you will receive a $0.60 store credit towards future “Great on Kindle” ebooks. The 60c credit happens automatically and gets applied automatically in future orders. It is a promotional credit so it expires if not used. The ebook averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings.

A TL;DR refresher on her career at Wikipedia. In terms of photography, her “On Photography” essays are often a recommended read…

Spend $20+ in Kindle ebooks, Get $5 ebook credit [YMMV]

This is a YMMV promotion as it may be targeted, and you have to login to your Amazon account to activate the offer (if you don’t see an activation button it means your account is not eligible ~ how they decide these, I have no clue)…

The offer is this: spend $20+ in Kindle ebooks by the end of day on December 4 and receive a $5 promotional Kindle e-book store credit. You must first activate the offer, so you won’t earn anything before that…

The link is the second box, the cyan-blue color at the Amazon Book Deals page. Click on that while logged on to Amazon (or login if prompted) to see if you are eligible…

PS: I’m not posting the direct link to the offer because that’s a login page, and that’s bad practice from a security standpoint ~ not to mention that people get spooked if they click a link that takes them directly to a login page…

BF Magazine sale with photo titles $4.25 to $5.75 per year

Just like we have “bag the bags”, we also have “grab the magz” sales 😉 DiscountMags has just launched their Black Friday sale and the four usual photography-related magazines are on sale per magazine per year as follows:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.25
+ Digital Photo for $4.25
+ Digital Photo PRO for $5.75
+ VideoMaker for $5.75

These are printed magazines delivered physically to USA addresses. No auto-renewal. You can sign up for to three years per individual magazine. They are good for new subscriptions, gift subs, and renewals. Note that on renewals some magazines place a limit on how many years ahead one can be renewed…

Humble Bundle has GIMP ebooks at $1+ and $8+ tiers

We haven’t visited Humble Bundle in a while but since one of the offers is of photography interest, the time is right to write about them right now! All the offers mentioned below are “Pay What You Want” and start at $1. If you pay that, you get the first collection of ebooks. Paying more at the designated tiers on each offer gets you additional ebooks. But for the first tier, $1 is enough! All these are DRM-free ebooks and they are typically offered in multiple formats (eg ePUB, PDF, etc).

The Linux and BSD bookshelf at the $1 tier includes, among others, the ebook “The Artist’s Guide to GIMP: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists and Designers”. Six more ebooks are there including Audacity, Firewalls, Debugging, etc… GIMP has another ebook in the $8+ tier, the “The Book of GIMP”, along with “The Book of Inkscape” (graphics editor), Blender, OpenBSD [the BSD vs Linux war is as ancient as time itself?] and more… The $15+ tier goes more hardcore Linux, no GIMP at that tier.

If you like food and wine and/or food-n-wine photography, there’s a Food and Wine bundle. No how-to-photograph-food ebooks however 🙂

Then there’s a confusing Music and Design bundle that has ebooks on how to learn music instruments and ebooks on design in general (not of music instruments)…

But if you want more design, they got you covered too with the Designers bundle that also has some money/marketing ebooks for the creatives. The $15+ tier has a “color combinations” ebook along with a scary sounding title “Self-Portrait As Your Traitor” by Debbie Millman… IF you want spoilers on what this ebook is about you can find them in the Amazon description [it’s probably not what you guessed?]

Each one of the bundles has its own expiration date. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they don’t, so don’t delay if you see something you like. They take PayPal, you don’t have to give them a credit card. They also take AliPay.

Multi-Year Magazine Subscription: 3yr Outdoor Pho for $12 total, Etc

It’s the return of the Multi-Year sale at DiscountMags for this weekend promotional period. You get the best price if you sign up for the longest offer time-period (typically 3 years) for a particular magazine. So 3-year subscriptions of the following:

+ Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $12 per magazine per 3-year period

+ VideoMaker for $19 for a 3-year period

+ Digital Photo PRO for $20 for a 3-year period

These are for US addresses only, printed magazines, and are good for gifts, renewals, or brand new subscriptions…

Outdoor Photographer for $4.75/yr [ends Wedn PM]

Good until Wednesday 10/29/19, as its current featured deal, Discount Mags is offering 1-year print subscriptions of Outdoor Photographer for $4.75 per year. This is for USA addresses only. No auto-renewal. You can sign up for up to three years at the sale rate. This is also good for renewals and/or gift subscriptions for others…

NOTE for renewals: some magazines have limits on how many years one can be signed up going forward, so if you are already on a multi-year sub going forward, you may want to check with them before you pile on more years.

DiscountMags Bundle Promo: 3 Magazines for $12 total per year

Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Weekends at the Discount Mags sale where the theme of this weekend is a bundle, get three magazines for $12 total for one year. If you want more than three from the selection, you can add additional magazines to the bundle for +$4 per magazine per year. These being printed magazines physically delivered to US addresses…

Three photography magazines participate, “Digital Photo PRO”, “Outdoor Photographer” and “Digital Photo”. And of course lots of “six degrees of separation from photography” magazines. Along with other titles such as Stereophile because hours and hours of Photoshopping are more pleasant with quality music 🙂

You can individually select for each magazine whether it’s a renewal or a new subscription but the duration of the subscription (1 or 2 or 3 years) is determined for all magazines in the bundle ~ because the price is for the bundle, not the individual magazines.

For gift purchases, simply place a separate order if you don’t find any other option or way to do so during the checkout process…

Tuesday: Dorothea Lange ebook for $3

One of the Tuesday Kindle deals of the day at Amazon is an e-book written by Dorothea Lange’s grand daughter about her grandmother, “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” for $2.99.

Speaking of ebooks, for a limited time (but longer than a daily deal), Amazon is running a 99c+ ebook sale

Weekend Sale: Four Photo Mags for $4.80 each per year (including Digital Photo PRO and VideoMaker)

These days a “Fall Sale” has became a polite stand-in for Black Friday and Thanksgiving sale but it’s a bit too early (about two months) to utter those words. So the nudge-nudge is a fall sale and this is a good one for the weekend at DiscountMags as each one of the four camera-n-photo magazines they typically feature is on sale for $4.80 per magazine per year. The titles are:

+ Digital Photo PRO (mayhaps it’s lowest price ever at DiscoMags?)
+ VideoMaker
+ Outdoor Photographer
+ Digital Photo

Each one is $4.80 per magazine per year and good for renewals, new-subs or gift-subs. You can adjust the options for each magazine individually. These are printed magazines that can be shipped to US addresses only.

As usual, various other “six degrees of separation (from photography)” magazines are participating in the $4.80/mag/year sale including Popular Science, Wired, Backpacker, Homes & Gardens, Arch. Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Dreamscapes and plenty of fashion-n-lifestyle magazines include VOGUE, Cosmo, GQ, and of course Bridal Guide and various sports.

The four camera and photo magazines are at the very bottom of the page ~ or you can get to them by clicking on the “Photography” tab below the harvest-banner at the top of the weekend sale page

Multi-Year sale at DiscoMags (3yrs for $12 total per mag)

It’s the return of the Multi-Year sale at DiscountMags. You get a better price the longer the subscription duration. Of the four camera/photo related magazines they offer:

+ 3-yrs of Outdoor Photographer for $12 total
+ 3-yrs of Digital Photo for $12 total
+ 3-yrs of VideoMaker for $15 total
+ 3-yrs of Digital Photo PRO for $20 total

These do not auto-renew. They are printed magazines delivered to USA addresses. Offer works on new-subscriptions, renewals-of-existing and gift-subscriptions. These can be selected individually per magazine, it is not a bundle sale but a multi-year sale.

Kindle Offer (YMMV): Spend $15+, Get $4 ebook credit

This is a targeted / invited offer, so there’s no general use link. You will find the offer while browsing around the Amazon website, or if you want to “encourage” their website to show you the offer (if you are eligible for it) start browsing around their eBooks pages

The offer is this: spend $15+ in any Kindle ebook purchase(s) between August 27 and September 5 in 2019, and receive a $4 ebook credit towards future purchases. The $4 credit will be automatically added to your account two days after you reach the limit, and will be used automatically in your next eligible e-book purchases in the next 30 days after it was received. If not used within 30 days, it evaporates.

In addition to general fiction/non-fiction, there’s a number of camera and photography related ebooks. The ones with pictures and diagrams are best enjoyed on larger color screens but text-only books (eg Susan Sontag’s essays) can be nicely read on e-readers.

NOTE that you must manually hit the “Activate Now” button while logged on to your Amazon account in order for the offer to …activate 🙂

Labor Day Magazine sale (Pho Mags under $5/yr)

The Labor Day weekend magazine sales at the Discount Mags website have photography magazines under their “default” sale prices. The prices below are, as usual, per printed magazine per year, with USA addresses only, and no autorenewals:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.81/yr
+ Digital Photo for $4.66/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.75/yr
+ VideoMaker for $6.81/yr

The usual assortment of other “six degrees of separation” magazines are also on sale, including WIRED for $4.45, PopSci for $4.76/yr, NatGeo for $18.62/yr, Pop-Mecha for $6.54/yr, etc.

You can select new-subscription or renewal or gift-subscription (for others; or your separate office or workplace, etc) for each magazine. The maximum subscription duration varies from 1-4 years depending on the magazine, but the four aforementioned camera/photo related magazines let you sign-up for up to three years…

Four Magazines for $16 total for 1-year [your choice of many]

These are printed magazines that can be delivered to USA addresses and have no auto-renewal. The current weekend deal at DiscountMags (often ends on Monday night, sometimes Sunday night) is a special sale, four magazines for $16 total for a 1-year subscription each. You can purchase more than four for slightly less per magazine per year.

Of camera and photo interest there are three magazines, “Outdoor Photographer”, “Digital Photo” and “Digital Photo PRO”. And there are many other “six degrees of separation” from cameras and photography type of magazines, including WIRED, PopSci, Homes & Gardens, Vogue, Bridal Guide, Backpacker, sports, fashion, nature, local and more…

Weekend Print Photo Magazine sales start at $4.53/yr

DiscountMags is back with another weekend sale with better than “standard” deal pricing. The following four are print magazines delivered to USA addresses only. No auto-renewal on these. The price is per magazine per year. You can sign up for up to three years and/or renew existing subscriptions or gift them to others…

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.53

+ Digital Photo for $4.83
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.89

+ VideoMaker for $6.49

Various other “six degrees of separation” (from photography) magazines are also on sale, such as fashion, sports, bridal, nature, travel, architecture, technologie, etc…

Saturday: refurb HP 2-in-1 Sprocket Bundle for $50, various digital magazines

One of the deals of the day for Saturday 8/3/19 at the Amazon USA Gold Box is a digital magazine sale that includes a 6-month subscription to National Geographic for $9, NG Travel for $5, NG History for $9, etc. There’s also a 6-month WIRED subscription for $1.50 total. Keep in mind their subscription are auto-renewing, you must needs manually cancel them if you don’t want them to auto-renew in the future…

In other Saturday daily deal action, Woot Electronics is offering the factory refurbished HP Sprocket 2-in-1 Portable Photo Printer & Instant Camera Bundle with 8GB MicroSD Card and ZINK Photo Paper for $50 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat shipping. They come with a 1-year HP warranty. Limit up to ten sets per customer at the sale price. Three color schemes are available for the unibody printer + camera hybrid critter…

Saturday: 1-Year of WIRED for $3 to $5, 1-Year of National Geographic for $8

The headliner of the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box is a digital magazine sale that includes, among others, of potential photo-interest and/or six-degrees-of-separation:

+ 1-year annual subscription of WIRED for $3 in digital (Kindle edition) or $5 print magazine
+ the print edition of WIRED includes digital access as well

+ 1-year National Geographic for $8 in the Kindle edition
+ the print edition offer is for half-a-year, and it does not include digital access

Kindle editions can be read on Amazon’s Fire tablets, the good old Fire phone, and the Kindle apps for Android and iOS. The National Geographic is also available for the Kindle e-reader devices.

NOTE that these are AUTO-RENEWAL subscription and will automatically renew (unless you cancel them) at the future renewal rate. They won’t keep renewing at the introductory annual subscription rate of this offer…

20% off with Barnes & Noble coupon

Barnes and Noble is not going to let Amazon run “unopposed” during Prime Day, so the Barnes & Noble website is offering 20% off your order using coupon code JUNEREADS until 7/16/19. The usual restrictions and exclusions apply. There is no minimum order amount for this promotion…

For bargain book ideas [think of the B&M bookstore “clearance section” with those giant colorful coffee table books], check their Outlet page and if you don’t feel like digging into the various categories, check their Photography Section

Monday (fiction eBook with Photographer): Lightkeepers for $2

Photographers are rarely the “stars” of movies and books and TV show but in this case, they are! The “star” of the Lightkeepers: a Novel”, a mystery novel by Abby Geni is a Kindle daily deal for Monday 7/8/19. It is a 370-pager that came out January 2016 and averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 135 customer reviews…

I have sent the Kindle sample to the Kindle but have not read it yet, so I can’t tell you what to expect…

10% off 700+ B&N Photography Outlet books

One of the popular things to do back when there were big-chain bookstores on many street corners was to go inside and browser around the Clearance section where you could find giant photography books at a bargain price.

You can sort of do this online by heading to the B&N Outlet page and more specifically digging down to the Photography Section where they have 700+ books on clearance/sale there. You can further drill down on them using the categories (and then the sub-categories) on the left hand side of their page…

And for a limited time, coupon code FIREWORKS gets you 10% off your purchase over there and for many other items sold at the B&N website ~ with the usual coupon exclusions they have (eg, no Nook books, no LEICA Legos, etc). Check website for details…

DiscountMags offers on the four photography magazines

All apologies for the delay in posting 4th of July deals. This has been one of those “technology bad hair days” where things that could go wrong did go wrong. Even the mouse ran out of batteries!

But we are baaaack and we have a 4th of July edition of the DiscountMags offers that includes the usual quartet of photography magazine offers:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.86 per year
+ Digital Photo for $4.55/yr
+ digital Photo PRO for $6.61 per year
+ VideoMaker for $6.81/yr

As usual, these are printed magazines delivered physically to US addresses. No auto-renewal. You can individually select up to three years per magazine and whether it’s a renewal of an existing subscription or a brand new one.

Friday Blurb flash sale: 30% off Photography Book purchases with coupon

Blurb is not only selling custom photo books for photographers to print, but also allows photographers (and others) to sell their own books to the general public. Which brings us to this limited time flash sale for Friday 6/21/19, coupon code SUMMERSAVING3RT gets you 30% off the purchase of other people’s books at the Blurb Bookstore which features Photography books, along with other related categories such as Travel and Cookbooks and more. Browse through or use their detailed categories selector.

Or jump directly to the Art & Photography Books page, where they have “just” 110,000 (!!!) options. Happy browsing 🙂

If any of you have photography books published there, post them in the Comments so our other readers can check them out and mayhaps purchase them using the flash sale coupon!

And for the speed-readers, this is a coupon for buying other people’s photography books. It is not a coupon to create your own custom photo books!