Coupons: $10 off $100+Textbooks at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

If you are looking to buy textbooks, there are coupons for them at two online booksellers…

+ at Barnes and Noble, coupon code STUDIOUS gets you $10 off for every $100 in purchases of new or used textbooks. Maximum $500 purchase.

+ at Amazon by Amazon itself coupon code TEXT10 gets you $10 off a $100+ purchase until Thursday 1/11/18 at 3pm eastern
+ Amazon’s coupon is $10 off only, not $10 off for every $100 in purchases like Barnes and Noble

What is a textbook? for the purpose of these coupons, the shopping cart is the ultimate decider of what qualifies. Add books of interest to the shopping cart, and the shopping cart will tell you whether something is eligible or not.

Ends Mon PM: $5 Per Magazine Per Year: Digital Photo PRO or VideoMaker

The theme of this weekend sale at DiscountMags is a $5 sale. Of photography interest, “Digital Photo PRO” and “Videomaker” go for $5 per year each, for print subscription, which is a pretty good price for them… Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo also go for $5 per year each, but sometimes the weekend sale has those under $5, so you can wait on those if you don’t want to sign up right away… Sale ends Monday night…

B&N Buy More, Save More coupon (up to 20% off)

Good until Wednesday 1/10/18 night, coupon code MOREPLEASE gets you the following discounts based on the order total amount at the Barnes and Noble website:

+ 10% Off Orders of $35 or More
+ 15% Off Orders of $60 or More
+ 20% Off Orders of $100 or More
+ Coupon Exclusions apply as usual
+ free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a member

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.

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Ends Sat 3am ET: Amazon $5/$15+ Book Coupon extended

The coupon extensions continue. Coupon code BOOKGIFT17 is running until Saturday 3am ET (unless extended yet another time) per the Terms & Conditions and it gets you $5 off physical book orders of $15+, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Calendars and other things that fall under the “Books” store category umbrella are also eligible. The shopping cart is the ultimate decider. Strategically this is good for books that have the same prices everywhere, or rarely go on sale or some classics like “Understanding Exposure” by Bryan Peterson.

(ENDED) Friday: Auto-Renewing: 6-months WIRED print for 99c, OR 1-Year Kindle for $3.75

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Amazon $5/$15+ Book Coupon extended to Friday 3am ET

If you haven’t used this coupon yet, and haven’t found time to shop for books you want/need, fear not! Amazon has yet again extended the deadline of their $5 off physical book orders of $15+, sold and shipped by Amazon itself until Friday 3am eastern. The coupon code is the same, enter BOOKGIFT17 in the shopping cart. Calendars and other things that are filed under “Books” may also be eligible (eg audiobooks on CD ~ YMMV – the shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies).

Strategically this is good for books that have the same prices everywhere, or rarely go on sale. Some places to look for ideas:

+ Best Seller Lists

+ Photography Best Sellers

+ then drill down the sub-categories on the left-hand side, eg Black and White Photography or Digital Photography

+ those categories have sub-categories for further drilling down, eg Editing or Flash Photography

Barnes & Noble Coupon: 25% off One Item

Reading is fun-da-mental and the Barnes and Noble website is encouraging this another coupon, code WISHLIST gets you 25% off one item. Strategically this is a good idea for books that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted.

As usual, coupon exclusions apply. The coupon expires on Thursday night…

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 90 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more.

Meanwhile in this bookstore coupon war of 2017, Amazon has added another day to their $5 off $15+ printed books coupon which now expires Wednesday 3am ET.

Amazon $5 off $15+ coupon expires Wedn 3am ET

UPDATE: the coupon has been extended once again until Wednesday at 3am ET…

Checking the Terms and Conditions it looks like Amazon has extended the expiration date of this coupon ONCE AGAIN! coupon code BOOKGIFT17 gets you $5 off the purchase of $15 or more in Physical/Printed Books. Also eligible are photographic and other calendars, comic books, and sometimes even audiobooks on CD. You can add items of interest and coupon to the shopping cart and see what happens. The shopping cart is the ultimate decider of what’s eligible…

This National Geographic Reference Map (poster size, tubed) goes for $6.59 (limit four per customer) is also eligible for the coupon. For example, if you put three of these in your shopping cart, you pay $19.77 – $5 coupon = $14.77, making them under $5 per map.

Strategically this is good for books that have the same prices everywhere, or rarely go on sale. Some places to look for ideas:

+ Best Seller Lists

+ Photography Best Sellers

+ then drill down the sub-categories on the left-hand side, eg Black and White Photography or Digital Photography

+ those categories have sub-categories for further drilling down, eg Editing or Flash Photography

+ as usual, these rankings are only as good as the accuracy of the product categorization

Photography Calendars also eligible for the Amazon Book Coupon!

The previously mentioned coupon code BOOKGIFT17 gets you $5 off the purchase of $15+ in Printed Books is also working on Photography Calendars, as long as they are sold and shipped by Amazon itself (not 3rd-party sellers). There are many sub-categories on the left hand side over there, including a Photography Calendars. The coupon expires on Thursday 12/14/17 at 11:59pm pacific.

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Amazon Printed Books: $5 off a $15+ purchase

Amazon is back with a printed books coupon! Coupon code BOOKGIFT17 gets you $5 off the purchase of $15 or more in Physical/Printed Books. The coupon expires on Thursday 12/14/17 at 11:59pm pacific, so you have plenty of time to decide. These are the Terms and Conditions. Books must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not 3rd-party sellers, not “fulfilled by Amazon”.

Other non-digital formats may also be eligible, eg comic books or audiobooks on CD. The only way to be sure is to add the items of interest to the shopping cart, and enter the coupon and see what happens.

Strategically this is good for books that have the same prices everywhere, or rarely go on sale. Some places to look for ideas:

+ best seller lists

+ Photography Best Sellers

+ then drill down the sub-categories on the left-hand side, eg Black and White Photography or Digital Photography

+ those categories have sub-categories for further drilling down, eg Editing or Flash Photography

+ as usual, these rankings are only as good as the accuracy of the product categorization

Monday: 20% off orders at Barnes & Noble with Free Shipping

Reading is fun-da-mental and the Barnes and Noble website is encouraging this with a pretty good Green Monday promotion: coupon code GIFTS4ALL gets you 20% Off Your Order, and you also get free standard shipping even if your order total is under $25 and you are not a B&N member. Strategically this is a good idea for books that have the same prices everywhere or rarely get discounted.

As usual, coupon exclusions apply. The 20% off coupon cannot be combined with the 12 Days of Christmas sales or any products or brands that do not allow couponing. Coupon expires on Tuesday at 3am ET.

Part of their 12 Days sale is a 30% Off Toys & Games sale. This sale is factored in on their website, there’s no coupon code to enter. You cannot combine it with the 20% off coupon.

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 90 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more.

50% off select products at Nat Geo Store

The National Geographic Store is having a new promotion, 50% off select Books, DVDs and select Maps. Offer does not apply to Personalized Kids Books (2004403, 2004402, 2004404, 2004405). The discount is applied automatically at checkout. Offer expires 12/11/17 at 11:59pm pacific. Free shipping with orders of $75+.

(ENDED) Monday eBook: “Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture” for $3.19

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Multi-Year Photo Magazine Sale

The theme of this weekend’s Discount Mags magazine sale running until Monday night as usual is a multi-year sale. If you sign up for a prepaid no-autorenew 3-year subscription, you get a better price per-year than a 1-year subscription.

There are four photo printed magazines delivered by mail participating:

+ 3-YR Outdoor Photographer for $13 total
+ 3-YR Digital Photo for $12 total
+ 3-YR Digital Photo PRO for $20 total
+ 3-YR Videomaker for $16 total
+ good for new subs, renewals, or gift subs

(ENDED) 25% off one item at B&N, Stackable with Rewards

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(ENDED) Sunday: Buy $100+ B&N Gift Cards, Get $20 Promo Gift Card

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(ENDED) $4.15 per magazine per year: Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo

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Barnes & Noble: 20% off one item with coupon

Good until 12/3/17 PM, coupon code PRESENTS gets you 20% off one eligible item at the Barnes and Noble website. The usual coupon exclusions apply.

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 100 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more

Cyber Monday Coupon: 15% off entire B&N order

The Barnes and Noble website has its own Cyber Monday coupon as well, use coupon code SHOPALLDAY to get 15% off your entire order. The usual coupon exclusions apply. Coupon expires on Tuesday at 3am ET.

Not eligible for the coupon but they are on sale, the Barnes & Noble Cyber Monday sales, their 7 inch Nook Tablet goes for $40, while their NOOK Glowlight 3 e-book reader goes for $100. This e-reader has an actual Night Mode!

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 100 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more

Ends Tue 3am ET: $5 off $20+ in Amazon print books

The coupon has been extended by a day… Ending on Tuesday at 3am eastern is the “use it or lose it” $5 off a print book order of $20+ at Amazon Books using coupon code GIFTBOOK17 in the shopping cart. eBooks are not eligible. Books must be sold and shipped by Amazon. Good use of this is books that rarely go on sale, or have the same prices everywhere.

(ENDED) DiscountMags Volume Buy: 3 for $12, 5 for $18, 10 for $30

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1-Year Prepaid Kindle Unlimited for $80, 2-Years for $144

Like clockwork, Amazon has brought back their Prepaid Kindle Unlimited promotions. You can prepay for one year for $80~, or for two years for $144. You pay the full amount upfront. On the 1-year plan, it averages to $6.67/mo, while the 2-yaer plan averages to $6/mo.

Kindle Unlimited has expanded a lot since it started. You can now find a lot of photography related books, search for the topics of interest (eg DSLR or Photography or Camera) in any Kindle page and filter for Kindle Unlimited in the left sidebar and you’ll see them.

Kindle devices are part of the Black-Cyber Friday-Monday Amazon hardware sales. The new Oasis looks tempting!

Amazon Books Coupon: $5 off Print Books of $20+

Reading is fun-da-mental! The Amazon holiday season coupon is back! Use coupon code GIFTBOOK17 for $5 off a purchase of $20+ in print books (not ebooks) at Amazon Books.

The coupon expires Sunday 11/26/17 at 11:59pm pacific. Only applies to products sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is a good idea for books that rarely go on sale, or have the same prices everywhere. These are the full terms/conditions.

Keep this coupon in mind when the Linsday Adler posing book goes live later on Saturday in The Gold Box.

“Nikon Df: The Expanded Guide” for $12 [paperback]

Back to the Gold Box we go where Nikon Df fans (or Df-curious photographers) can get the paperback edition of the “Nikon Df (Expanded Guides)” by Jon Snow (oops, Jon Sparks) for $12.29, with free Prime shipping or with a $25+ order.

This has 240 pages, and it has “Look Inside” activated, so when you click on the main picture in the gallery, it will take you on a wild ride inside the book. This is handy because you can jump all over the book, it can give you a much better feel for the book than just the first few pages that we get with the Kindle sample.

Offer ends on Saturday at 2:45am ET or earlier if sold out.

Print Magazine Sale: Outdoor Pho $4.15/yr, Digital Photo PRO $4.75/yr, Etc

Ooops, forgot about the magazines! The DiscountMags Black Friday sale is in progress with 300+ magazines featured at low prices. Of photo interest there are four printed magazines (US addresses) as follows:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.15/year
+ Digital Photo for $4.15/year
+ Digital Photo PRO for $4.75/year
+ Videomaker for $6.49/year
+ no autorenewal
+ see them all at the BF Magazine Sale page

The Shutterbug you see there is a digital subscription (Zinio) for $15/year, nowhere near as good of a price as the others. Zinio defaults you to auto-renewal so make sure you turn off auto-renewal or yell at them for a refund.

The usual assortment of “six degrees of separation” from photography subjects are included, fashion, sports, weddings, nature, tech, and so forth.

(ENDED) Lindsay Adler’s “Photographer’s Guide to Posing” Paperback for $18 after coupon

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(ENDED) Book: “Photograph Like a Thief” for $21

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Wedn coupon: 20% off $50+ order at B&N

Don’t you forget about us sings Barnes and Noble, we were selling books before iBooks and Kindles 😉 Coupon code DAYMAKER gets you 20% off a purchase of $50 at the Barnes and Noble website. The usual coupon exclusions apply.

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 100 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more

(ENDED) Wednesday: Nat Geo’s “The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail” for $2

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B&N Buy More, Save More Coupon (up to 20% off)

If you are planning a big book purchase, the Barnes & Noble website has a “Buy More, Save More” coupon. Coupon code YESANDYES gets you a discount based on your order total:

+ 10% off orders of $35+
+ 15% off orders of $75+
+ 20% off orders of $150+
+ expires Tuesday night
+ some exclusions apply as usual

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. They are stored as “gift cards”.

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 90 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more!

B&N coupon: $5 off if you buy Two Books and spend $10+ [before or after coupon?]

A new coupon is running until Tuesday night at the Barnes and Noble website. If you buy two books on more in the same transaction, and spend $10+, you can get $5 off the order with coupon code STACKED. The usual exclusions apply. Pre-orders are also excluded from this particular coupon.

It is not clear whether you have to spend $10 _before_ the coupon, or _after_ the coupon. Their shopping cart will tell you for sure.

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. They are stored as “gift cards”.

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.

But wait, there’s more! Barnes and Noble has over 90 leather bound Collectible Editions of various classics old and new, from Jane Austen to Star Wars and Dune and Alice in Wonderland and Lovecraft and more!

B&N coupons: 15% off $50+ OR 20% off $100+

If you like to buy books at the Barnes and Noble website, they have a new promotion running until 10/31/17 at 11:59PM, coupon code LETSREAD gets you a discount depending on your order total:

+ 15% off orders of $50+
+ 20% off orders of $100+
+ 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.

The Panasonic GM5 Menu System Simplified for $5

David Thorpe is not a chef but he is a menu guru as he specializes in M43rd camera menu books. The Kindle e-book version of his “The Panasonic GM5 Menu System Simplified” is on sale for $5 at amazon.com. The paperback is not, it goes for $12. It averages 4 out of 5 based on five customer reviews.

Paperback: “The Olympus E-M1 MkII Menu System Simplified” for $9

The paperback edition of the book “The Olympus E-M1 MkII Menu System Simplified” by David Thorpe is currently going for the very specific price of $9.34 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. The usual $25+ limit for free shipping applies to non-Prime members. The e-book goes for $6.

IF you click on the main gallery picture over there, it will take you inside the book where you can see the Tablet of Contents, along with various random pages within the book. This is a good way to get a very good feel of whether this book is something you may or may not find useful.

It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 34 customer reviews. It is 175 pages long. Book dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches per the listing.

Starts Wednesday 12pm ET (Free to Watch): Lightroom CC for Professional Photographers (LIVE)

A quick reminder before this goes live! Running today (Wednesday 10/25/17) from 12pm ET to 7pm ET you can watch LIVE and for FREE the world premiere (and recording) of a new class by Jared Platt, Lightroom CC for the Professional Photographer at CREATIVE LIVE. You can watch this class for FREE while it is recording live. If you like the class and want to watch it again, you can purchase it for $39 as a pre-order special.

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.

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(ENDED) Weekend Magazine Sale is Multi-Year Discounts: 3-YRS of Outdoor Photographer for $13 total, and more

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(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.

(ENDED) Weekend Magazine sale includes Aperture (Zinio) for $25

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