15% off a $50+ order at B&N website with coupon

A new coupon is running at the Barnes and Noble website, coupon code BNFEB21 gets you 15% off an order total of $50+ at their website. All eligible items in your shopping cart will get discounted. Coupon details on slide #4 of the slideshow running on their homepage. Strategically this is a good idea for books that are rarely discounted or have the same price everywhere. Free shipping with a $25+ order. Of interest for both photography/camera books and books in general. Coupon ends 2/24/17.

$4.80 Per Magazine Per Year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho or Digital Pho

The weekend sale at Discount Mags has a $4.80 theme. Every magazine on sale this weekend is priced at $4.80 per magazine per year. The usual printed and delivered by mail photo-related trio is participating, Pop Photo, Outdoor Photo, and Digital Photo. Each subscription is independently adjustable. The usual terms. Sale ends Monday night.

(ENDED) 20% off one item at B&N with coupon (think Camera and Photo books)

This offer expired… If you looking to buy camera or photography books, especially ones that have the same price at all retailers or ones that rarely get discounted, good until Monday night (2/20/17), coupon code BNPRES20 gets you 20% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying B&N member ($25 per year). The usual B&N coupon terms apply (ebooks are not eligible, but printed physical books are eligible).

(ENDED) Hardcover Book: “Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors” for $4

The hardcover sale ended, but Kindle continues as of 2/22/17…

The 320-page hardcover book “Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors” by Vladimir Dinets is currently on sale for $3.86 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. You can “Look Inside” to see the table of contents, and many sample pages throughout the book. Free shipping for Prime members (it’s not an Add-On item) or with a $25+ book order (or $49+ mix) for non-Prime members.

Meanwhile the digital version is on sale for $2 for the Kindle and other online e-book reading platforms.

This is currently the #3 best seller under the Photography and Video book category at Amazon, where the physical printed Ansel Adams 2017 Calendar for $5 remains the #1 best seller.

There are about two dozen subcategories there (on the left-hand side) you can further drill down and explore/discover popular photography/photographer books.

(ENDED) Ansel Adams 2017 Wall Calendar for $5

As of a 2/14/17 re-check the price increased to $10…

February is a great time for discounts on annual calendars, which brings us to the printed physical Ansel Adams 2017 Wall Calendar on sale for $5 each, with a limit of up to four units per customer. Free 2-day shipping with Prime. Calendars are often classified under the Books umbrella, so if you are not a Prime member, you would only need $25+ to get free shipping (double check in the shopping cart as always).

This is currently the #1 best seller among Photography books at Amazon.

(ENDED) Magazine Sale: $5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho or Digital Pho

The weekend is over and so is this promotion… It is a “default sale” at the DiscountMags weekend sale, offering 1-year of printed Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $5 per magazine per year, while VideoMaker and Digital Photo PRO go for $8 per magazine per eyar. Meanwhile Shutterbug is offered as a 1-year Zinio digital subscription for $10.

1-Year auto-renewing Pop Photo for $5 [updated]

UPDATE 1/26/17: the daily deal expired, but some of the featured magazines, including Pop Photo are $5 for the first year with an auto-renewing subscription.

ORIGINAL POST: One of the day-long Gold Box deals du jour at Amazon is a 1-year auto-renewal Magazine Sale featuring a soccer team of titles (11) with prices ranging from $4 to $5 per magazine, including 1-year for Popular Photography for $4 for the first year. The sale prices are only for the first year. After the first year (if not cancelled or manually renewed), these will auto-renew at the “future current” renewal rate.

PS: if you don’t like auto-renewals, there are offers every weekend at DiscountMags that don’t auto-renew.

Shutterbug (Febr 2017) included in Prime Reading Magazines

If you are a Prime member, you automatically have the new “Prime Reading” benefit where you can borrow e-books or digital magazines from a preset selection. Among the magazines, the January 2017 selection includes the February 2017 edition of Shutterbug, along with the February 2017 issue of Consumer Reports, and a handful of other degrees-of-separation magazines (sports, fashion, nature, etc). You are borrowing these, you do not digitally-own them, but you can keep them as long as you like. Each one counts as one of your “ten out”. It’s like a library where you can have up to ten items out at any time, but you can return them and get new ones as many times as you want. You cannot read these on a desktop PC, either the Kindle apps (iOS, Android) or Amazon’s own hardware devices (Fire tablets or The Fire Phone).

Pre-order new Nikon D5600 Books by Julie Adair King and by David Busch

This may be a first. The books for a camera are listed at Amazon before the camera itself! There’s two of them now! Julie Adair King’s “Nikon D5600 For Dummies” is available for pre-order in paperback for $30 with an April 17 (20170 release estimate, while David Busch’s Nikon D5600 guide is available for pre-order at Amazon for $40 with a May 19 in 2017 release date estimate. This is the paperback edition, under the RockyNook brand (not to be confused with the Barnes and Noble Nook). Amazon has a pre-order price-guarantee [see Details], so if the price drops until its release date, you will pay the lowest price during the time period between pre-order and release date.

PS: 3rd-party goofballs (okay, sellers) have created stub listings for the Nikon D5600 at Amazon, but Amazon’s own listing is not there yet.

Weekend Photo Magazine Sale: Some Print, Some Digital

UPDATE: Offer ends Monday night…

The weekend is here again and a new round of the Weekend Magazine Sale is upon us featuring some print magazines, and some digital magazines – of camera and photo interest.

Print Magazines
+ 1-year of Pop Photo or Digital Photo or Outdoor Photographer for pennies under $5 per magazine per year
+ 1-year of Digital Photo PRO for $7.67 per year
+ up to three years per magazine (new, renewals, or gifts)

Digital Subscriptions (via Zinio)
+ 1-year of Shutterbug for $10
+ 1-year of Aperture for $17.50
+ up to four years per magazine (new or renewals)

Hardcover: used National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary for $12.50 w/free S&H

UPDATE: the new condition price jumped to $27… As far as I can tell the undying Amazon book coupon GIFTBOOK finally expired, but it doesn’t hurt to type it in just in case 🙂 Regardless, the October 2015 hardcover of National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary is on sale for $21.75 with the usual free shipping terms (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general; of items shipped by Amazon).

It is currently the best seller among Photojournalism Books.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used photography books (a bigger risk than text-only books since pristine photography is the raison d^etre of a photography books) you can get it for $12.50 with free slow shipping by eBay seller “BookOutlet2” (99.4%, New Jersey zipcode).

Amazon Book Coupon extended again ($5 off $15+)

If you haven’t used this yet, the Amazon Books coupon code GIFTBOOK that gets you $5 off purchase of $15+ in printed books at Amazon by Amazon itself has been extended again, it ends on Saturday 12/17/16 at 3am eastern, unless it gets extended again.

PS: it also works with some calendars, depending on how they are coded in their system, so if you want to buy photo calendars, or if you sell your own photo-calendars there, you can test the coupon on them and tell your friends to buy them with the extra discount 🙂

Extended Again: $5 off purchase of $15+ in Books with coupon (ends Mon 3am ET)

The current expiration date of this promotion is Monday 12/10/16 Thursday [yes, it got extended again] at 3am Eastern, so unless it gets extended again, it is last call for the coupon code GIFTBOOK that gets you $5 off purchase of $15+ in printed books at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can use this coupon even if you used the previous $10 off $25+ coupon in November (I used them both because reading is fun-da-mental!). The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general merchandise, physical goods sold or fulfilled by Amazon itself).

PS: some of the calendars may be eligible for this promotion as well. I can’t test them all, but you can tell by adding to cart and seeing if they get discounted. It may depend on how they are coded in their system or maybe it’s some kinds of calendars but not others, so YMMV.

40% off Books, DVDs, Maps at National Geographic

Good until Tuesday night (11:59pm pacific), the official National Geographic store has a 40% off sale on Books and Atlases (including their various photography books) and Educational DVDs/Videos (including the photography training DVDs) and Maps. There is no coupon code to enter, the price drops in the shopping cart the moment you press the “add to cart” button.

Here’s an annotated screenshot example, the “Getting Your Shot” book goes for $20 on their website, but when you press add-to-cart, it drops to $12:


$5 off $15+ Printed New Condition Books (ends Thur 3am ET) [Extended] [Updated]

If you missed the Black Friday book coupon, or if you want to buy some more books, you are in luck. Amazon is back with another printed book coupon, coupon code GIFTBOOK gets you $5 off a purchase of $15+ in printed books sold and shipped by Amazon itself, in new condition, book purchases (not rentals). Offer ends Thursday Monday at 3am ET. These are the detailed terms. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general merchandise sold or fulfilled by Amazon).

UPDATE 12/5/16 PM: this has been extended yet again. You can only use this particular coupon once per Amazon account, so if you missed it, here’s another opportunity. Other things may also qualify, eg photo-calendars. Only way to find out for certain is to add to cart and enter the coupon and see if it gets discounted.

1-Year per Print Magazine for $4 each: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

This weekend’s sale at Discount Mags is a Top 100 Best Prices of the Year type of a promotion, featuring two photography magazines among the many others. Both are printed glossy magazines delivered to US addresses, without auto-renewal. You pay $4 per magazine per year for Outdoor Photographer or Popular Photography. You can sign-up for up to three years per individual magazine, and individually select whether it’s a gift or new-subscription or a renewal. Offer ends Monday night.

Hardcover Book: National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet) for $15.80

If you are interested in the National Parks or Nature photography, the hardcover edition of the April 19 (2016) “National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet)” is on sale for $15.80 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. The sale is such that the used prices are higher than the new condition. If you are not a Prime member, you get free shipping if you buy $25+ in books (eg two of these) or with a $49+ order.

If you are a Prime member and you are not familiar with this book, but you are curious, you can borrow it for FREE through the Prime Reading program! Go to the Kindle page and look for the “Read for Free” with Prime Reading button. You have to be logged on to a Prime account to see this. Screenshot below:


But wait there’s another way to borrow it for free, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber!

MINI RANT: Amazon really really really needs to change how they phrase it when you borrow an ebook. It is not free. You are borrowing it. This will probably reduce accidental purchases and returns, and reduce user frustration. The “Read for Free” is good but the “Free” above that when it shows the price is confusing to the uninitiated.

Printed Photo Magazine Sale: $4/year on Pop Photo or Outdoor, $5.25 for Digital Photo PRO

Magazines too are having a black friday sale, Discount Mags is offering 1-year delivered-by-mail print subscriptions to “Popular Photography” or “Outdoor Photographer” for $4 per magazine per year, “Digital Photo” for $4.25 per year, and “Digital Photo PRO” for $5.25 per year. These are some of their lowest prices. The usual terms apply, up to three years, good for new subs, renewals or gifts. These printed magazines delivered to your doorstep (USA addresses only) and they won’t renew automatically. The sale should be good until Sunday night.

$10 off order of Printed Books of $25+ at Amazon (expires Sun night)

Reading is fun-da-mental! If you are looking to buy photography books or camera guides, or any other printed books, coupon code HOLIDAYBOOK gets you $10 off a book order of $25 or more at Amazon by Amazon itself. The print books must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, in new condition. Rentals and digital books are not eligible. Limit one per customer. Offer expires November 28, 2016 at 2:59am EST.

Free shipping if your are a Prime member, or your order total is $25+ in books (I do not know if it has to be post-coupon $25 or pre-coupon $25).

Weekend Magazine Sale: $5 per year Pop or Outdoor

Another weekend is here which means a new weekend sale at Discount Mags. This is the “default safe”, with 1-year subscriptions of glossy-printed-by-mail Popular Photography or Digital Photo or Outdoor Photographer going for $5 per magazine per year. “Digital Photo PRO” goes for its “default sale price” of $8 per year. The aforementioned are printed glossy magazines. Also participating is a 1-year Zinio digital subscription of Shutterbug for $15 per year. It is interesting to see such a price delta when you consider a print-magazine is more expensive to deliver. Offer ends Monday night as usual, with the usual terms (no auto-renewals, new subs or gift subs or renewals, adjust duration per magazine from 1 to 3 years, etc).

Amazon Teases Two Camera and Photo Black Friday items: Fuji Instax and N-Geo Rarely Seen Photography Book

It’s only a matter of time before we start getting movie trailers from Black Friday retailers, but at the moment, Amazon is happy to tease us with press releases. They list items that will be offered at any point in time between now and December 22 in 2016. I have no clue when the items mentioned will be offered. Of camera and photo interest, they tease two products:

+ Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 film camera with Film Bundle for $49.99

+ 52% off on the “National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary” by National Geographic and Stephen Alvarez (website)
+ the list price of the hardcover book is $40, so assuming it is 52% off that, the sale price will be $19.20. The current price of the book (as of the time of writing of this post) is $27.19
+ published October 2015, 400 pages, 9.6 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches

I will be keeping an eye out for these, but I have no clue when they will be offered…

Prime Members: read Nov issue of Pop Photo for FREE

If you are a Prime member, one of your benefits is Prime Reading. For the month of November 2016, you can borrow a selection of single Magazine issues, including the November 2016 issue of Popular Photography and Imaging. Magazines count as one of your “ten out” selections but you can return them at any time to free up the slot. You don’t own these, they are digitally borrowed. As far as I can tell, these digital magazine issues can only be read on iOS and Android, not Windows.

$5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

The weekend sale is here at Discount Mags and this round, good until Monday night, includes two photography magazines, each offered for $5 per magazine per year, with the usual terms (up to three years, renewals or new subscribers or gifts; no auto-renewals; you have to manually renew IF you want to do so; printed magazines delivered by snail mail to physical addresses).