YMMY (Dec 23-30): Spend $25+ in eBooks, Get $6 ebook store credit

This promotion is back again at Amazon. It is YMMV, and you have to activate it first in your own Amazon account, which I believe happens automatically at the Promotional Page OR if you click on any of the in-page banners at Amazon (you may see them while you are in the ebook pages ~ that’s how I found it while writing the post about the Nikon D3500 dummies offer)…

Just like before, the offer works retroactively (once activated) for the period between December 23 at 00:01am and December 30 at 11:59pm. If your total ebook purchases are $25 or higher, within four days of reaching the milestone, a $6 promotional ebook store credit will be applied automatically to your Amazon account.

The $6 promotional ebook credit must needs be used within 21 days of it being credited to your account, otherwise it evaporates into the 13th dimension. More details at the Promotional Page

PS: given the date range, it is possible they have another promotion to cover the New Year but this is PURE speculation on my part…

Sunday: Moon USA National Parks (all 62) ebook for $5

One of the Kindle ebook deals of the day for Sunday, hiding between the various war and romance and detective ebooks is 1284-page Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks by Becky Lomax in the Kindle format, going for $5… As of the time of writing, it averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 138 ratings…

This is part of their 16-book Travel Guides series…

Offer ends on Sunday 12/6/20 at 11:59pm pacific time…

UPDATE: the current Adorama dailies (change Monday 10am ET) are:

+ KODAK 10″ Touch Screen Rechargeable Digital Photo Frame Wi-Fi Enabled with HD Photo Display for $130

+ Monument Labs Personal Cloud Server with Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for $95

Outdoor Photographer for $4.25/yr [PRINT, US only]

DiscountMags is back with Another Weekend Sale of printed magazines delivered to USA addresses without auto-renewal. Of photography interet:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.25/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.75/yr
+ VideoMaker for $7.50/yr

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deals (change Sunday 10am ET) are:

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System R2 Pro Transmitter for Canon (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $719
+ choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony or Fuji

+ Eggtronic 63W 20,000mAh Universal Power Bank for $40

Cyber Monday at DiscountMags: Buy More Save More (as low as 10 magazines for $30 total per year)

If you like to read magazines or have them at your office/studio/home, or support the print-publishing industry, or gift magazines, the Cyber Monday deal at DiscountMAGS is a BUY MORE to SAVE MORE offer. These are print magazines delivered to USA addresess. No auto-renewal…

+ buy any 3 from the list, pay $12 per year total ($4 per magazine)

+ buy any 5, pay $18 per year total ($3.60 per magazine)

+ buy any 10, pay $30 per year total ($3 per magazine)

+ if you fall somewhere in-between, their bundle-builder widget will give you the total

Two photography magazines are participating, “Outdoor Photographer” and “Digital Photo PRO”, along with the usual assortment of “six degrees of separation” (from photography) magazines including WIRED, Popular Mechanics, Cosmo, Vogue, GQ, Bazar, weddings, Essence, Vanity, sports, Backpacker, Traveler, Car and Driver, foodies, Better Home and Gardens, Southron Living, etc

LAST CALL (Mon PM): $25+ Kindle ebooks, Get $6 back

This is a last call alert, Monday 11/30/20 at 11:59pm pacific time is the last day to take advantage of the Amazon Kindle Buy $25+ in ebooks, get $6 promotional ebook credit promotion. The details are at the aforelinked page, the two things to remember is that you must activate the promotion. The other thing is actually a nice thing, once you activate the offer, it works retroactively for ebook purchases between November 23-30 in 2020, and the ebooks can be purchased on different days and times, not a single transaction.

This works on ebooks of all kinds since Amazon’s digital arm is the only one selling ebooks, there are no 3rd-party sellers like there are with physical products. So whether you buy fiction, non-fiction, camera guides, “Understanding Exposure”, Photoshop/LR books, etc, Harlequins, sports e-almanacs, etc…

Sunday: Presidential Photography of Pete Souza, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” for $7 [Kindle, eBook]

Presidential Photographer Pete Souza [Wikipedia], chief white house photographer for two presidents, Reagan and Obama [one film, one digital we can assume], is one of the Kindle daily deals for Sunday, with his presidential photography e-book “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” covering all eight years (327 pages, November 2017). The sale price is $7 but you get a $0.70 “Great On Kindle” promotional store credit as well. You can “Look Inside” to see if this mix of presidential photography and text is something of interest. Offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks don’t sell out… This is currently #1 in the Photography & Video category at Amazon…

Outdoor Photographer print US subscription for $4.25 per year

Good until 10/30/20 at 4am eastern time, DiscountMAGS is running their Black Friday sale with various print magazines delivered to USA addresses without auto-renewal. They have the usual trio of photography magazines among others:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.25/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.75/yr
+ VideoMaker for $7.50/yr
+ Consumer Reports for $16/yr
+ and various “six degrees of separation” (from photography) magazines

Spend $25+ on Kindle ebooks, Get $6 promo credit

It’s that time of the year for the Kindle ebook offers as well! This promotion runs between November 23-30 in 2020. If you purchase $25+ in Kindle ebooks in any combination [eg one expensive ebook, or multiple ebooks on different days] during the promotional period, you will earn a $6 promotional Kindle ebook credit.

First, you must activate the promotion. If you are logged on, it may activate simply by visiting or reloading the page, or by following the link mentioned over there.

Once activated, any purchases you made during this promotional period [even before you activated the offer] count towards the $25 minimum.

Your $6 bonus will be applied to your Amazon account within two days of reaching the $25 minimum.

Once applied to your account, you have 21 days to spend the $6 ebook credit (you can use it on one ebook or multiple ebooks).

There are plenty of photography ebooks out there, from camera guides, to post-processing, to inspirational, to “Understanding Exposure” type of books, and so on. OR you can buy any other ebook sold at Amazon.

To make the most of it, plan also how to spend the $6 credit before jumping in on the offer, so it won’t be left to expire unused.

Some ebooks also have a “Great On Kindle” store credit, which is stackable with this $6 credit…

BOOK CLUB TIP: If you are looking for a long complicated epic fantasy that can be read by the whole family during the socially-distanced winter holidays, try The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson [there’s Kindle sample and look inside]. Not brutal or convoluted or uber-complicated or sexually charged as “A Song of Ice and Fire / Game Of Thrones”. From what I recall the most sexual thing that happened in book #1 was a kiss between two mature adults. Infact it’s so nonsexual you have to wonder whether most of the characters are eunuchs 😉 Note that this is planned as a 10-book series but Sanderson is writing fast fast fast fast.

Wedn: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang for $3

The number of ebook offers are increasing in the Amazno gold Box, and as such, the net may grab more photography-related ebooks. Such as this offer, good until 11/25/20 [one month until COVID Christmas!] at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks rarely ever sell out]. It is a classic, Molly Bang’s “Picture This: How Pictures Work” going for $3. This is a 154-page book. As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 131 customer ratings…

You can request a free Kindle sample [and send it to your favorite Kindle app or Kindle ereader or tablet] or you can go to the Hardcover version and “Look Inside”.

UPDATE: of popular science interest, Brian Greene, one of the “physics/space science popularizers” has a daily deal ebook as well, it’s “Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe” for $4 (408 pages, February 2020, 4.5 out 5 with nearly 1000 ratings, you also get a $0.40 Great On Kindle credit)…

Monday: “Sontag: Her Life and Work” biography for $3 [793pp, Nov 2019, Kindle]

Among the Monday Amazon Gold Box deals of the day there’s a photographer biography in the Kindle ebook format. It’s a relatively new book (September 2019) by Benjamin Moser, “Sontag: Her Life and Work” going for $3. You also get a $0.30 “Great on Kindle” store credit towards future “Great on Kindle” purchases within a preset time limit. The ebook is 793 pages long and averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 113 customer ratings as of the time of writing of this blog-post…

Speaking of Kindle related matters, if you want to try Kindle e-readers or want to refresh your older model, right now the entry-level Kindle is on sale for $60 (with Special Offers). It’s not your uncle’s entry-level Kindle though. Nowadays the entry-level Kindle has both a touchscreen and a built-in light. However, the screen is 167ppi… To get to 300ppi, you need to move to the triple-figure Paperwhite models

PS: “Great on Kindle” are ebooks that are formatted in a way that read great on the Kindle. Sort of the exact opposite of a PDF file on the Kindle 🙂

National Geographic print magazine for $17/yr

DiscountMags is having a very limited time National Geographic print magazine. These are print magazines delivered to USA addresses without auto-renewal. The offers are good for new subs, renewals or gift subs. They include:

+ National Geographic for $17/yr (the flagship magazine)

+ National Geographic History for $14/yr

+ NG Kids or Little Kids for $14

4 Magazines for $16 total for 1-year, including two photography options

If you are willing to subscribe to four magazines or more, you can get a great per magazine price at this week’s 4 for $16 DiscountMags sale. You select four or more magazines, and you pay $4 per magazine per year.

This includes two photography options, “Digital Photo PRO” and “Outdoor Photographer”…

These are printed magazines delivered by mail to USA addresses. No auto-renewals…

US only: Outdoor Photographer print magazine for $4.56/yr

This weekend, the theme at Discount Mags is a Customer Appreciation Sale and there participate two photography magazines, printed magazines to USA addresses, no auto-renewal:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.56/yr
+ the “default sale price” is $5/yr

+ Digital Photo PRO for $7.81/yr
+ the “default sale price” is $8/yr, in some of their weekend sales it goes for under $7

As usual, the offer is good for new subscriptions, gift-subscriptions or renewal of existing subscriptions…

PS: note that if you are planning to renew an already long subscription, some magazines place limits on how many stacked years you can have on a subscription…

Friday: Photoshop Elements 2020 Dummies ebook for $5

Reading is FUN-da-mental! Of the Friday Kindle daily deals one is of photography interest, it is the Kindle edition of the Dummies Photoshop Elements 2020 by Barbara Obermeier and Tad Pavoda for $5. This has 425 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 260+ ratings…

Of “6 degrees of interest” to photography, and a wordplay on the more famous books, of math interest, it’s the The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz for $3…

3 Magazines for $12 total per year [includes Outdoor Photography and Digital Photo PRO]

If you want three or more magazines, this is a pretty good deal at the DiscountMAGS weekend sale, they have the return of the “3 for $12” offer. You get three 1-year magazine printed-subscriptions to-USA-addresses for the total of $12. If you want to add more than three, the additional cost is +$4 per magazine per year.

This includes the two photography printed-magazines have survived at DiscountMAGS, Outdoor Photographer (default sale price is $5/yr) and “Digital Photo PRO” (default sale price is $8).

There are plenty of other “six degrees of separation” from photography magazines including WIRED, living/lifestyle and the great indoors, lots of fashion, sports, travel, and the great outdoors, car and (with or without) driver, and mo(i)re…

The only downside of the bundles is that you have to select the subscription duration for the whole bundle, not for each magazine individually. But if you are buying six or more magazines, and if the stars align based on what you need/want, you can place separate orders with different subscription durations…

As usual, the sale ends Monday night around 11:59pm eastern time [I believe]…

Labor Day Magazine Deals: Outdoor Pho $4.63/yr, Etc

It is the annual Labor Day Magazine sale at DiscountMAGS, and the three “surviving” photography magazines are on sale as follows for 1-year printed USA-delivery no-autorenewal subscriptions:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.63/yr
+ VideoMaker for $6.81/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $7.86/yr

NOTE that at the bottom of the sale over there there are some “Digital Deals”. Those are “powered by Zinio” and they are clearly marked so with that wording and the “(Digital)” in their title. Zinio is auto-renewal…

$4.80 per magazine per year includes VideoMaker and Digital Photo PRO [ends Mon PM]

Not only did I forget about Dre, I also forgot about the latest Discount Mags sale that ends Monday night and this sale’s theme is $4.80 per magazine per year, delivered by mail to US addresses without auto-renewal. You can use this for new subscriptions, renewals, or gift-subscriptions for others…

This is a great price for “Digital Photo PRO” and “Video Maker”. “Outdoor Photographer” is 20 cent lower than its “default sale price”. The usual assortment of other “six degrees of separation” magazines are also featured such as WIRED, Cosmo, Bridal Guide, Harper’s, Vogue, Worse Homes & Gardens, Architecture Digest, Backpacker, travel, sports, etc…

Bundle up: four magazines for $16 total for 1-year subscriptions

It’s bundle up time at the Weekend DiscountMags sale. You get four magazines and you get a combined purchase price of $16 for a 1-year subscription of each magazine. You can extend the subscription for multiple years but for the whole bundle, not individually per magazine. If you want more than four magazines, you can get them at the same pre-rated pro-rated $4/yr rate by appending them to the bundle…

As usual, these are printed magazines delivered to US addresses by snail mail. Actual snails NOT included unless they independently get inside your mailbox 😉

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…