Monday: The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained eBook by DK Books for $2

Physics, not directly related to photography but decidedly of the “six degrees of separation” kind! Which brings us to one of the Monday Kindle ebook daily deals, the 731-page The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK Books for $2. If you have any “Great on Kindle” promotional credit, it gets automatically applied as a discount.

As of the time of writing this averages 4.7 out of 5 based on nearly 1200 global customer ratings.

To get a feel for the book, you can use Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature using either/or the Kindle version of the preview and/or the Hardover. You can also send a Kindle sample to any Kindle devices or any device running an Amazon Kindle app.

Kindle YMMV: Spend $15+ ebooks Get $5 e-credit

We have another variant of the Kindle eBook Credit offer. This is YMMV, may be only pre-selected customers and requires simple offer activation (eg by visiting the offer page while logged on to your designated Amazon account).

The offer this time is this: spend $15+ and get a $5 ebook promotional credit that must be spent within 21 days of issuance.

The purchase window to get to $15+ is June 13-24 in 2022. As in previous incarnations, the whole purchase window counts as long as you activate the offer within the window. So if you activate on the 23rd, all purchases from the 13th on-wards still count towards the $15+ target…

Return Of The Kindle eBook Offer: Buy $25+, Get $6 bonus

We have a Return of the Recurring Kindle e-book offer. This is YMMV as it is by invitation. I saw it as an in-page banner while surfing around the Amazon website.

The terms are as before. You must spend $25+ in Kindle e-books between May 21-28 in 2022. If so, you will receive a $6 promotional Kindle e-book store credit.

The offer counts the whole time period of 21-28 regardless of when you activate the offer, as long as you activate it during this window. Meaning if you active it on the 28th, all your purchases made 21-28 count towards the $25+ limit.

The offer only works for and on Kindle e-books. Terms and conditions and restrictions are listed at the promotional page

Friday Kindle eBook: “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” (DK, 359pp, Jan2021) for $2

This is a recurring Kindle daily deal, this time around it is back until Friday 4/29/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, it is the “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” Kindle ebook by DK (359 pages, January 2021, Penguin) going for $2.

Kindle sample is available. On the “Hardcover” view there’s 12 images from the book (no separate “Look Inside”). As of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 4642 customer ratings.

PS: and a freebie to help you with your reading sessions. During this weekend, members of the Lucky Rewards program can get a FREE Rockstar tin at your local Lucky’s brick and mortar store…

Friday: National Geographic The 21st Century: Photographs From the Image Collection for $33 [hardcover]

Nat-Geo time at the Friday 4/22/22 Amazon USA Gold Box. You can have the new condition hardcover “National Geographic The 21st Century: Photographs From the Image Collection” (November 2021, 400 pages, 4.5 out of 5 on 37 ratings) for $33 with free US shipping.

Elsewhere, at the NewEgg daily deals there’s another bonus Adidas gift card option along with the Bose 700 headphones for $329 which has also been price-match at Amazon’s

Meanwhile if you want to low-cost dabble into non-famous kinda-smartwatches, the Friday Meh daily deal is the Virmee VT3 IP68 Waterproof Smart Watch for $15 plus shipping…

Sunday (Kindle ebook): Photoshop Elements 2022 For Dummies 1st Edition for $5

Good until Sunday 4/10/22 at 11:59pm pacific time, as one of the Kindle daily deals you can get the “Photoshop Elements 2022 For Dummies 1st Edition” by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova for $5. This has 446 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 50 ratings…

Spend $25+ in Kindle eBooks, Get $6 credit [YMMV]

If there any Kindle ebooks, photography or otherwise, you want to buy, and they never go on sale, this recurring promotion might give you an extra boost.

I do not know if this is targeted or offered to all Amazon customers so YMMV.

Between March 21-28 in 2022, if you make $25+ in Kindle ebook purchases, you will receive a $6 promotional ebook credit to be spent on future ebook purchases.

If you are logged on to your Amazon account, this promotional page will tell you if you are eligible.

You have to activate the offer, either by visiting the above page (auto-activation) or clicking something (eg a banner on the Amazon website mentioning the promotion).

The great thing about this offer is that it is retroactive. For example if you activate it on March 27, all purchases you made between March 21-28 count towards the offer.

Friday Only: Stock Up on Tolkien
Thanks to the above promotion, if you want to stock up on J. R. R. R. R. Tolkien ebooks, for Friday 3/25/22 in the pacific time zone, Amazon has a sale on 19 Tolkien e-books including the famous ones (LOTR, Hobbit). These will likely become very trendy again once September comes and Amazon’s new half-a-billion Lord of the Rings TV series rolls out…

Wedn: “How to Photograph Everything” ebook for $2

We have an e-book as one of the Kindle daily deals running until Wednesday 3/9/22 at 11:59pm pacific time (e-books don’t/can’t sell-out 99.999% of the time). It is the “How to Photograph Everything”, Simple Techniques for Shooting Spectacular Images Kindle Edition, from the editors of the Popular Photography magazine, going for $2.

This is 528 pages long, from Weldon Owen (publisher), came out November 2014, and as of the time of writing it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 156 customer ratings.

I bought this the last time it was on sale (earlier in 2022) but it pains me to say I haven’t e-opened it yet, so I can’t tell you much about it. If I manage to go through it before the deal expires, I’ll post an update {don’t hold your e-breath though!}

Elsewhere at the Amazon USA Gold Box there is a TechOrbits standing desk converter sale, with options ranging from $48 to $184. Converters are cheaper and more flexible than replacing your existing desks with standing desks… On the other end of the price spectrum, an unopened kitchen roll can be a standing desk converter for small laptops 😉

Wanting to remind people that Microsoft had a Surface Studio before it was cool, they have a Surface tablets sale ($170 to $650) under “Computers” at the Woot daily deals.

Then at the NewEgg dailies they have, among others:

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $49 after promo code
+ 10% off Samsung internal SSD
+ 128GB Samsung EVO A2 V30 U3 microSDXC for $16
+ Core i9 and i5, 32″ Gigabyte, WD blue, ASUS Strix R10, etc

DiscountMags 3 magazines for $12 total per year

No photography magazines this time around but the prices are right, the DiscountMAGS current sale (usually ends Monday night) is a 3 for $12. You select three magazines and you pay a total of $12 per year total.

You add more than three for additional cost. These are printed magazines delivered to US addressed (except for those that say they are a Zinio digital subscription). No auto-renewals…

YMMV: Buy $25+ in Kindle ebooks, Get $6 promotional eBook Credit (exp 1/28/22)

This recurring offer is …recurring at Amazon. Running until January 28 in 2022, if you buy $25+ in Kindle ebooks during the promotional period, you will earn a $6 promotional eBook credit. The offer needs activation by either clicking on the banner of the offer or the button on the page. Needless to say, you must needs be logged on to the Amazon account that will be using this promotion.

Here are the details of the promotion… As usual, the offer may be YMMV depending on how the big AI machine in the Bezosverse decides to offer the promotion…

DiscountMags: 5 Premium Magazines for $50

If you had been looking to get premium magazines (eg Consumer Reports) at a lower price, the Cyber Monday deal at the DiscountMags website is a 5-magazine bundle for $50 per year. The options include Consumer Reports.

The strategy here is to pick magazines that typically don’t get offered for under $10 per magazine per year. As usual, these are printed magazines (except for Zinio digital subscriptions), delivered to USA addresses by snail mail…

Buy $25+ in Kindle eBooks, Get $6 promotional credit

As it is often the case during the BF/CM season, Amazon also has book-related offers. This time around, if you purchase $25+ in Kindle ebooks, you will receive a $6 Kindle promotional credit.

The Terms & Conditions describe the offer. The purchase window is November 21-28 in 2021, you don’t have to make a single $25+ purchase. The $6 promotional credit will be automagically emailed to you four days after you qualify for it, and it must be used 21 days after it is added to your account.

The good thing with this type of offer is that purchases made during the window count, regardless of when you activated the offer. So maybe you made $27 in purchases on November 21st but activated the offer on November 26, you still qualify for the bonus!

Black Friday at Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble has survived the ebook turmoil and they too are running their Black fRiday specials including:

+ 50% off print books for all ages
+ get a $10 e-gift card for every $100+ you buy in Barnes and Noble gift cards
+ buy 1, get 50% the 2nd collectible edition
+ FREE LEGO Harry Potter book type thing with $50 LEGO Harry Potter purchase
+ $30 off the 10-inch Nook HD Lenovo tablet
+ 50% off Criterion Collection

DiscountMags Black Friday

DiscountMAGs has also launched their Black Friday sales! Most of them are printed magazines delivered by USPS mail, but at the end of the list there are also some digital subscriptions delivered by Zinio, so do pay attention to each offer to make sure you are getting the delivery method you wish.

There’s one photography magazine, “Smart Photography” (6 issues per year, digital subscription by Zinio) for $6.07 per year… They also offer VideoMaker (print magazine) for $7.25 per year… Among others, Consumer Reports (print magazine) for $16 per year…

Elsewhere on Black Friday, Monoprice has launched their Black Friday deals where you can find more of the utilitarian kind of offers, such as low-price quality cables and such…

1-Year Consumer Reports (print) for $16

If you are a fan of the printed version of Consumer Reports, DiscountMAGS is offering a 1-year subscription for $16 as a limited time offer that runs until 11/24/21 at 11:59pm eastern time.

Rarely Discounted Magazine sale includes 1-year Camera (digital edition) for $10

The theme of this weekend’s DiscountMAGS sale is a rarely discounted premium titles. And surprisingly there’s a camera and photo magazine participating in the sale. It is a digital subscription (through Zinio) of “Camera”. The offer is a 1-year subscription (six issues) for $9.83 per year. Zinio typically does auto-renewal, unlike the printed magazines sold directly by DiscountMags.

Other participating magazines include:

+ printed magazines: various National Geographics, Consumer Reports, etc

+ Zinio digital magazines: MaximumPC, Popular Science, All About Space, etc

As this sale is a mix of print and digital, ALWAYS check each magazine’s offer before buying…

The offers typically run until Monday night…

eBook: “Sontag: Her Life and Work” for $3

The ebook Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser is on sale for $3 at Amazon for the Kindle. This is 793 pages, September 2019, published by Ecco [no, not the shoe company?]…

As of the time of writing this averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 221 ratings. This is part of a limited time Kindle sale but it is not part of the daily deals, so I do not know the exact expiration date of the offer…

DK Kindle ebook: The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained for $2 (694 pages)

Among the latest Kindle e-offerings is this nearly-700 page DK ebook, “The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained” offered for $2. You can “Look Inside” to get a feel for the book and listen to the Audible audiobook sample.

These are of course the big DK coffee-table style books, but this is an ebook, so given that, they are best read on bigger color screens if you want to enjoy the graphics and charts and pictures and such. But if you mostly care for the text, you can read it on the Kindle e-reader too.

As of the time of writing this averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 779 customer ratings.

The link to photography is of course light, plus the physics of camera and lens design and such.

I am tempted to get it after I go through the sample.

UPDATE: a few more of the Big Ideals Simply Explained ebooks are also on sale for $2 each including Ecology, Feminism, History, Religions, Classical Music, Crime Book, Shakespeare, Politics (or as Kinky Friedman called them, poly-ticks), etc. There are at least 20 ebooks in this DK series but only some of them are on sale…

PS: this may be the perfect excuse to justify getting a new 13-inch iPad. “Honey, I need a large screen iPad to read my science books!” 😉

PS2: I’m not sure if this is a daily deal or part of the longer running “Kindle deals” that may last from weeks to a month.

Friday: Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks for $2

Good until Friday 9/3/21 at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks do not run out, technical issues aside], for $2 you can have the “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” ebook by DK, publication date January 2021, 359 pages.

You can take a look at the first pages of the ebook using the Kindle sample, or use the “Look Inside” feature on the webpage to jump around inside the ebook. This is a rich content/images/graphics ebook, best read on bigger tablets and computer screens…

As of the time of writing this is #1 in the Digital Photography ebooks category…

Among the other Friday Kindle daily deals they have of potential interest the How Asia Works: Success and Failure In the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell…

Saturday eBook: “The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters” for $2

A photography-learning ebook is among the Kindle daily deals running until Saturday August 14 in 2021 at 11:59pm pacific time! The book is The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters by Marc Silber going for $2. As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 on nearly 200 customer reviews…

Of potential interest among the other 50+ Kindle daily deals is another $2 ebook, 100 Hoaxes & Mistakes That Fooled Science by the editors of Popular Science…

Multi-Year Sale returns at DiscoMAGS

The multi-year sale is the headline of this weekend’s (actually usually ends Monday night) DiscountMAGS sale. The more years you buy, the lower the price per year. A variety of magazines participate but there are no photo/video magazines in the sale. There are of course many “six degrees of separation” such as National Geographic, etc…

National Parks eBook: Leave Only Footprints for $2

If you are fond of the National Parks and nature and all that sticky and smelly stuff that you see when go outside {*GASP*), for a limited time Amazon is having a sale on the Random House “Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park” ebook by Conor Knighton going for $2.

This is 325 pages long. As of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on nearly 900 customer ratings and it is currently the #1 best seller in Travel Writing

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro for $149 [C/N] {ends Sun 10am ET}

Lens-a-holics of the world, unite and take over, at least until Sunday at 10am ET because that’s when this round of Adorama daily deals ends and it includes:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro for $149 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ 32″ LG 32UL750-W 16:9 4K Ultra HD LCD Gaming Monitor with FreeSync for $450

Elsewhere among the Saturday 6/5/21 daily deals they have:

+ 512GB Sandisk microSDXC C10 A1 UHS-I V10 for $95 amung the Best Buy dailies

+ OLIGHT flashlights and headlamps among the Amazon USA Gold Box offers

YMMV: The Kindle Spend $25+ Get $6 Back Offer Is Back April 21-28 (2021)

This recurring offer is back and it covers the April 21-28 in 2021 time period. During this period, if you spend $25+ in Kindle ebooks, you will receive a $6 promotional Kindle ebook credit in your Kindle account.

You can sign up at any time before April 28, and all your purchases made between April 21-28 will count retroactively.

You have to activate the offer. This happens automatically if you are logged on to your Amazon account and visit the promotional page. Regardless, you will get a confirmation message on the Amazon page after you are signed up…

This is a YMMV offer. I do not know if everyone is offered this, or some people…

Magazines for $4.80/yr such as Outdoor Photographer

The latest Weeknd sale at DiscountMags has a $4.80 per magazine per year theme, and this includes exactly one photography title, Outdoor Photographer. This is a print magazine delivered to your door in the US by mail… As you can guess, the mailing costs are cost-prohibitive for them to mail these outside the US at $4.80 per year… No auto-renewal…

Various other “six degrees of separation from photography” magazines are included…

PS: the reason I’m only mentioning DiscountMags and not others is that I’ve used DiscountMags a few times without issue…

PS2: not the current four photography titles that are in rotation at DiscountMags, but a few other magazines offered by DiscountMags are digital copies via Zinio. This is marked in the box and individual listing of each magazine (unless you are speed reading at blazing speeds). Zinio has different business practices than DiscountMags. Zinio is very much auto-renewal all the way to the bank…

PS3: the times they are a-changing once again! Don’t forget to adjust your non-automatically-updated clocks on Sunday morning after sunrise…

Three Magazines for $12 total for 1-Year (options include Outdoor Photographer)

If you want to subscribe to a minimum of three printed magazines (delivered to USA addresses, no auto-renewal), the Weekend Sale at DiscountMAGS is a good price, 3 titles for $12 total for 1-year, making it $4 per magazine per year.

Of photography interest, “Outdoor Photographer” is eligible for this promotion! An assortment of “six degrees of separation from photography” type of magazines are participating to help you get to three (or more). This includes WIRED, Popular Mechanics, various lifestyle and travel, Bazaar, Elle, Bridal Guide, hobby sports, Cosmo, Essence, Backpacker, Car & Driver, and more…

Wedn (eBook): The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost for $2

Among the Wednesday 2/10/21 Amazon daily deals there is an ebook that touches up on paranormal photography. It is the 357-page “The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost” by Peter Manseau going for $2. You also earn a $0.20 Great on Kindle credit. If you already have a “Great On Kindle” credit, it will be automatically applied to your order. Recently Amazon increased the duration of “Great on Kindle” credits to run for 30 days instead of just a week.

The ebook averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 90 global customer ratings. You can get a Kindle sample (the beginning of the book) OR you can “Look Inside” and randomly jump around inside the ebook (with a web browser, not on the e-reader)…

A brief summary of the ebook on the Amazon product page:

“A story of faith and fraud in post–Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead”

Outdoor Photographer for $4.71 per year

DiscountMags is back with another weekend sale and this one of course it’s a very special (in marketing terms) SuperBowl Weekend Sale that includes a 1-year subscription of the printed US-addresses “Outdoor Photographer” for $4.71 per year. That’s 11 issues. Its “default” sale price is $5/year.

AS usual there are many other “six degrees of separation” magazines like sports, fashion, nature, travel, science/tech (Wired, Discover, NatGeo, etc), etc, etc, etc. And “Consumer Reports” too for $17.57 for 1-year (= 13 issues)…

As usual, no auto-renewal. Only US addresses are eligible for obvious reasons (shipping/mailing the magazines outside the US would cost a whole lot more than the subscription price for a whole year)…

Spend $25+, Get $6 Kindle Store Credit (Jan 21-28)

Reading is fun-da-mental! If you are a fan of Kindle e-reading, their 25-6 promotion is back. Once you activate it, the promotion runs between January 21-28 in 2021. Better yet, this runs retroactively for the time period. The terms are as before. If you spend $25+ in Kindle ebooks, you will earn a $6 promotional Kindle e-store-credit…

This is especially of interest for photography ebooks and camera e-guides, since they tend to be of the more expensive kind…

Outdoor Photographer print for $4.50/yr

DiscountMAGS is having a Year-End Sale that includes the usual three photo-video magazines. The good offer of the three is a 1-year Outdoor Photographer (print magazine to US addresses, no auto-renewal) going for $4.50 per year… The other two (Digital Photo PRO, VideoMaker) are closer to their “default sale prices”…