B&N coupons: $5 off $40+ OR $10 off off $75+

If you like to buy books at the Barnes and Noble website, they have a new promotion running until 10/24/17 at 11:59PM, coupon code BOOKENDS gets you a discount depending on your order total:

+ $5 off orders of $40+
+ $10 off orders of $75+
+ the usual coupon exclusions apply

Independently of the coupon, a redistribution of the old Apple Price Fixing e-Book Settlement is in progress, so if you find small store credits in your e-book seller accounts, this is probably it.

Strategically this is good for books and such that have the same price everywhere, whether they are big photography books or camera guides, or instructional guides. Publishers love having price control, so coupons like this are a good way to get a discount on books that are price fixed.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

Digital Photo PRO or Videomaker for $5 per magazine per year

If you are interested in either “Digital Photo PRO” or “Videomaker”, this is a good weekend to buy them through the DiscountMags weekend sale ending on Monday night. The theme of this weekend is $5 per magazine per year. Both of those typically go for more than $5.

Two more photography magazines are at their “regular” sale price of $5 per magazine per year: “Outdoor Photographer” and “Digital Photo” (not PRO). The usual assortment of “six degrees of photographic separation” magazines are available, such as fashion, sports, nature, tech (eg Wired), Bridal Guide, Martha Stewart Weddings, and more.

These are printed magazines delivered glossily to US addresses. If a magazine is a digital offer, it says so in its box and mentions it is delivered by Zinio.

As usual, you can sign up for up to three years per magazine. These are good for new subscribers, existing subscribers renewing, or gifts for other people.

Prime Reading for FREE: Shutterbug and CR November 2017 e-issues

If you are a Prime member, one of the Prime Benefits is the Prime Reading program that lets you read for free from a list of roughly 1000 ebooks. You can read as much as you like but you can only have ten items checked out at any one time, so if you are getting close to ten, some strategy may be needed – mix some quick reads with some long-running reads so you are not out of picks. But even if you are, you can return something and re-borrow it again a few days later [assuming it doesn’t leave].

One of the lesser known benefits of Prime Reading is that single issues of magazines are also available. Among the latest additions, of potential photography interest, they have:

+ Shutterbug (November 2017)

+ Consumer Reports (November 2017)

+ and the usual “six degrees of separation” from photography: fashion, sports, nature, etc

As with all Netflix-style services, you can only read as long as you are a paying member. If you cancel the Prime membership, or return a book/magazine, you can no longer read it. However, there is no time limit on how long you can keep it checked out. I’ve found things I had checked out for over a year. No late library fees here 🙂

When logged in to your account, each magazine tells you which devices (in your account) it can be read from. For magazines, it is typically iOS and Android only, so the biggest reading screens you can get are probably iPad PROs and 2-in-1 Chromebooks with Google Play. Or that giant old 18.4″ Samsung Galaxy View.

(ENDED) Saturday: 3 Month Prepaid Texture Premium Subscription for $6.50 total [Netflix of Magazines; includes Shutterbug, Outdoor Pho, NatGeo, CR, etc]

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Educator Discounts at B&N online and in-store until 10/15/17

Good until October 15 in 2017, Barnes and Noble is offering Educator Discounts for teachers and administrator of Pre-K to Grade 12 teachers at their website and their brick and mortar stores. Discounts include 25% off Books, Music, Movies, Toys; 20% off classroom related purchases, 10% off Nook devices, and 10% off Cafe (in-store only obviously) purchases. Eligibility for the Educators discounts and more details are provided at the aforelinked page.

Speaking of B&N, the general use coupon FRIENDSFAM17 that gets you 20% off one eligible at the at the Barnes & Noble website expires tonight 10/9/17 at 11:59pm.

B&N website coupon: 20% off One Item

If you like to buy books at the Barnes and Noble website, they have a new promotion running until 10/9/17 at 11:59PM, coupon code FRIENDSFAM17 gets you 20% one item at their website. The usual coupon exclusions apply.

Strategically this is good for books and such that have the same price everywhere!

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

New in Prime Reading: Shutterbug, NatGeo, Apple magazine issues

If you are a Prime member, one of the many Prime Benefits is a feature called Prime Reading which allows you to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and e-magazines and read them for free. Among the latest Magazines added there you can borrow:

+ Shutterbug October 2017 issue
+ National Geographic September 2017 issue
+ Apple magazine, iPhone X (September 15 issue)
+ and various six degrees of separation (from photography) magazines

20% off One Item at B&N Website with coupon

If you like to buy books at the Barnes and Noble website, they have a new promotion running until 9/4/17, coupon code LABORDAY17 gets you 20% off ONE ITEM at their website. The usual coupon exclusions apply.

Strategically this is good for books and such that have the same price everywhere!

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

Outdoor Photographer for $5 per year

Of photography interest in this week’s Discount Mags weekend sale they have a 1-year subscription to the print edition of “Outdoor Photographer” for $5 per year, and $7 per year for the print edition of “Digital Photo Pro”. This is good for new or renewal or gift subscriptions. You can sign up from 1-3 years per magazine. Offer ends Monday night.

Earn $15 Reward for every $100 spent at B&N

If you like to buy books at the Barnes and Noble website, they have a new promotion running until 8/28/17 at 3am ET, that gets you a $15 reward for every $100 spent at their website.

The rewards will be sent to you later on by email (10/15/17) and must be used between between 10/15 to 11/1 in 2017. These are the Terms and Conditions.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

Get 3 Magazines for $12 Total Per Year

This weekend’s theme at Discount Mags is a bundle promotion. You select three magazines from the available options and pay $12 total for a 1-year subscription. You can select a duration for the bundle (not individually) for 1 or 2 or 3 years at $12 per year for the whole bundle.

There are four photography magazines participating: Digital Photo PRO, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo, and Videomaker. These four are print magazines delivered by mail.

Additional magazines can be added at +$4 per magazine per year. But the minimum is three magazines in order to get the bundle discount.

Offer expires Monday night.

Prime Reading FREE to Read Latest Issues include Shutterbug

If you are a Prime member, one of the many Prime Benefits is the “Prime Reading” feature that allows you to read a number of items for FREE. This includes e-books (around 1000 options), along with some comic books and single magazine issues (typically the latest issue).

Among the latest Free to Read Magazines is the September 2017 issue of Shutterbug, along with the August 2017 issue of Consumer Reports and the August 2017 issue of WIRED.

You can read as many eligible items as you want with Prime Reading, however, you can only have ten items checked out at a time. So if you are interested in a lot of things, get a mix of things you will read quickly and things you’ll read slowly, so your ten spots won’t be taken over by slow-reading material. Of course you can still return and re-pick them at any time.

Once you borrow an item, you can keep it as long as you want. While you keep it, it will take one of your ten slots.

Weekend Magazine sale: Shutterbug Digital for $9; Printed Options as usual

The weekend is here and so is the weekend sale at Discount Mags bringing a mix of printed and digital magazine subscriptions. The prices below are per magazine per year. Offer ends Monday night:

PRINTED MAGAZINES
+ Outdoor Photographer for $5
+ Digital Photo for $5
+ Videomaker for $7
+ Digital Photo PRO for $8

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS via ZINIO
+ Shutterbug for $9

15% off Used Textbooks (includes up to 600 photography books)

Barnes and Noble also has another coupon, coupon code STUDYGROUP gets you 15% off the purchase of USED Textbooks. The coupon only works on used textbooks, not new condition textbooks. Coupon expires August 12, 2017 at 2:59am Eastern Time.

Among those, according to the search results, over 600 photography books qualify as textbooks. Many of these have USED options available. This coupon will only work on USED, not NEW.

15% off one item at B&N website

If you are looking to buy photography books or camera guides or any other books (or anything else they carry) that has the same price everywhere, coupon code SUMAUG17 can get you 15% off one item at The Barnes & Noble website. Some exclusions apply (gift cards, Nooks, ebooks, LEGO toys, etc). Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying B&N member ($25 per year). Coupon ends 8/13/17.

PS: the coupon is SUMAUG17 as in SUM(MER) AUG(UST) (20)17. Not SMAUG 🙂 We have to wait until they turn Tolkien’s footnotes into another 10-hour Hobbit cinematic trilogy for that coupon 😉

10% off entire B&N order with coupon

If you are looking to buy photography books or camera guides or any other books (or anything else they carry) that has the same price everywhere, coupon code ENJOY10 can get you 10% off your entire order at The Barnes & Noble website. Some exclusions apply (gift cards, Nooks, ebooks, LEGO toys, etc). Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying B&N member ($25 per year). Coupon ends 8/8/17.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

UPDATE: Coupon STUDYGROUP gets you 15% off USED Textbooks. A small number of camera/photography-related books qualify as textbooks. It is up to their website (shopping cart) to determine what qualifies. The coupon is only good for used textbooks, not new, not rentals. Coupon expires 8/11/17.

(ENDED) Weekend Magazine Sales: $5 per year for Outdoor or Digital Pho

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The weekend is here and so is the DiscountMags weekend sale. It is their “default sale”, with “Digital Photo” and “Outdoor Photographer” going for $5 per magazine per year, while the “Digital Photo PRO” goes fr $8. They are printed magazines delivered to your door… They also offer a 1-year Zinio digital subscription to Shutterbug for $15… The usual terms apply, offer ends Monday night…

B&N Coupon: 15% off $60+ or 10% off $35+

Amazon is not the only online retailer selling books ~ they haven’t bought the rest of them yet 😉 If you are a fan of Barnes and Noble, they have a new coupon promotion, coupon SAVEMORE gets you 15% off orders of $60+ or 10% off orders of $35+. Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a B&N paying member ($25/year). They also have 50% off the Criterion Collection (further down the aforelinked page).

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

B&N Promo: Get $10 future reward for every $50 you spend

It may feel at times like Amazon is the only online bookseller, but they are not! Barnes and Noble is here too, and they have a new promotion at the Barnes & Noble website: for every $50 you spend, you will receive a $10 B&N store credit to spend in the future.

The promotion runs until 7/22/17 at 3am ET. On July 26, you will receive an email from B&N informing you of your promotional credit. There are no partials, so if you buy $49.99, you get $0 rewards. If you buy $50, you get a $10 reward. If you buy $99.97, you get a $10 reward. If you buy $100.07, you get a $20 reward. And so forth. The reward is a promotional credit that must needs be spend quickly after being received. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

Photographer Freebies on Tuesday July 18 T-Mobile Tuesdays: Free Prints and N.Geo N.Parks e.Book

If you are a T-Mobile customer, rejoice! They finally have some photography-themed freebies for their July 18 (2017) “T-Mobile Tuesdays” freebies. Anyone who is a paying T-Mobile customer qualifies for these offers, and better yet, you get one set of freebies per line, not per customer or main account holder.

If you are not familiar, you can get the freebies at the T-Mobile Tuesdays website or by downloading their Tuesdays app (this is a separate app, not the regular T-Mobile app). Prepare for your screen to be taken over by magenta overload 🙂 You login using your T-Mobile account number and password. If you have multiple accounts, login with each phone number if you want to claim more than one set of freebies.

For Tuesday July 18, 2017, the two photographer freebies are:

  • free digital prints with free shipping from the Freeprints service: ten 4×6″ and two 5×7″
  • free e-book version of National Geographic’s National Parks. This comes from the BookShout service, not the popular ebook reading services. You can read it on the web or using the Bookshout app. No DRM-free downloads as far as I know

Also, some of the prizes to be won (if you play the “games” on their app or website include National Geographic prizes.

Screenshots of the freebies after the jump…

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(ENDED) Default Photo Magazine Weekend Sale returns

The weekend is over, and so is this sale…

The weekend is here, which means another DiscountMags weekend sale until Monday night. This is what I call the “Default Sale” with Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo going for $5 per magazine per year, “Digital Photo PRO” goes for $7 per year. These three are printed magazines delivered to your front door. But there’s also a digital Zinio subscription for Shutterbug for $9 per year. The usual terms apply.

(ENDED) Parerback: “Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision” (2nd Ed) for $26 with free S&H

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Ending at 7:25pm ET tonight, among today’s lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box the paperback book Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision (Voices That Matter) (2nd Edition, Paperback) by David duChemin is a lightning deal for $25.83 with free shipping for all (non-Prime members get free shipping for $25+ orders). The price before the sale was $37 last night. It averages 5 out of 5 on 17 customer reviews. Non-Prime members can purchase it starting at 1:55pm ET.

(ENDED) Friday: 20% off one item at Barnes & Noble with coupon

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Good until the end of day on Friday 7/7/17 PM, coupon code GOODBUY gets you 20% off one item at the Barnes and Noble website. Excluded are LEGO (in Toys Dept), Nook Devices, Gift Cards, and Nook ebooks. Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale. Free shipping with $25+ orders or if you are a paying member ($25/year). They have a variety of photography books and camera guides and photo imaging (Photoshop, LR, etc).

PSA: O’Reilly’s will no longer sell eBooks individually on their website

O’Reilly specializes in technical books and ebooks, including some camera and imaging related (eg Photoshop and LR and such). They were the vanguard of DRM-free ebooks. They are NOT going out of the ebook market, but they will stop selling ebooks individually on their website. They are instead focusing on their Netflix-style subscription service where you can read as much and as many as you want as long as you are a paying subscriber.

Existing O’Reilly purchases will continue to be available. They also have options to download and send-to-cloud your existing ebooks. They will continue to sell ebooks individually through the various online ebookstores (Kindle, etc).

More details and analysis at The Digital Reader, a great website to bookmark and read if you are interested in all things e-publishing and e-reading.

15% off one item with coupon at B&Noble website

Good until 7/4/17 PM, coupon code 15JULY4TH17 gets you 15% off one item at the Barnes and Noble website. Excluded are LEGO (in Toys Dept), Nook Devices, Gift Cards, and Nook ebooks. Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale. Free shipping with $25+ orders or if you are a paying member ($25/year). They have a variety of photography books and camera guides and photo imaging (Photoshop, LR, etc).

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.