Wedn: “Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer” by Bob Guen for $4

Yes dear readers, rock-n-roll is king! Among the Wednesday 8/24/22 Kindle daily deals, Amazon is offering the “Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer” by Bob Gruen for $4. This is 400 e-pages, October 2020, ABRAMS Press. As of the time of writing it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 281 ratings.

As usual, you can “Look Inside” and/or get a Kindle e-book sample (the start of the book).

Wedn (Kindle fiction ebook): The Photographer for $1

Photographers are not typically the stars of books and movies but in this case, in one of the Kindle ebook deals of the day, for Wednesday 7/20/22, Amazon is offering the Kindle ebook version of “The Photographer” by Petra Durst-Benning (translated to English) for $1.

It is 337 pages long, Amazon Crossing, published in March 2020. There is a second book in the series.

Brief description of the book by Amazon:

“From the bestselling author of The Glassblower Trilogy comes an inspiring historical saga of a female photographer who must defy convention to live her dreams in turn-of-the-century Germany.”

Saturday: Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters for $3

One of the Kindle ebook daily deals for Saturday 7/16/22 in the pacific time zone is the “The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters” by Marc Silver for $3. This has 170 pages, from Mango Media, May 2018. As of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 260 customer ratings.

Friday: Filmmaking for Dummies ebook for $3

For Friday 7/15/22, among the Kindle daily deals, for $3 you can get the new condition [HA!] “Filmmaking For Dummies” ebook from Bryan Michael Stoller. It is 421 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 171 customer ratings…

Sunday (Kindle ebook): Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks for $3

It is rare that we have two photography ebooks in a single day’s Kindle daily-deals but today is your lucky day! On sale for $3 is the Kindle ebook version of “Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks” by DK books.

It is 359 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on over 5040 global ratings.

This too I purchased when it was on sale last September but this too I have yet to e-read πŸ™‚

Sunday (Kindle ebook): How to Photograph Everything: Simple Techniques for Shooting Spectacular Images for $2

This recurring deal is back at the Kindle daily deals for Sunday 7/3/22, it is the Kindle ebook version of “How to Photograph Everything: Simple Techniques for Shooting Spectacular Images” by the editors of Popular Photography for $2.

It is 528 pages and as of the time of writing (of this blog-post, not of the book LOL) it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 169 global ratings. You can send a sample to your Kindle device/app and also “Look Inside” with a web browser.

I bought this in January when it was on sale but it pains me to say that I have yet to e-read it πŸ™‚

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…

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…

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…

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!” πŸ˜‰

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…

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

Friday: The Photographer’s Saga Book 1 for $2 [Kindle]

The headliner of the Amazon USA Gold Box for Friday 4/23/21 is a World Book Day eBook sale with over 110 options! One of them has a surprising star, a photographer! It is the “The Photographer (The Photographer’s Saga Book 1)” by Petra Durst-Benning, translated by Edwin Miles, going for $1.99. This is also part of Kindle Unlimited so you can read it through that for free if you are a member.
The Amazon description blurb says:

“From the bestselling author of The Glassblower Trilogy comes an inspiring historical saga of a female photographer who must defy convention to live her dreams in turn-of-the-century Germany”

This ebook can count towards the previously mentioned Kindle 25/6 promotion that runs until April 28.

The latest Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday 10am ET) is the
BOYA BY-BM2021 Wired On-Camera Super-Cardioid Shotgun Microphone going for $25 with free US shipping…

PC accessories, Logitech remotes, robot coding kit and more at the Friday Woot daily deals

… while at the Friday Best Buy dailies they have a 10TB WD RED internal HDD for $265, and many other things…

The Ryzen 7 5800X for $439AC and a 14TB WD Red Plus NAS for $340AC are among the NewEgg daily deals for Friday 4/23/21…

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…

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”

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…

Thursday: Nikon D3500 Dummies Guide eBook for $4

Into the Amazon Gold Box of Thursday 12/24/20 we go where among their Kindle daily deals they have a camera-guide-book on sale for $3.99! It is the Nikon D3500 for Dummies, Kindle edition ebook by Julie Adair King! This has 352 pages (just over a penny per page!), it is a larger file size obviously (lots of diagrams and such) and was published almost exactly two years ago.

As of the time of writing it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 739 customer ratings (mix of written reviews and star-ratings-only). You can “Look Inside” to jump around the ebook, and you can also send a sample to your Kindle. The Kindle samples are almost always the start of the book, while the “Look Inside” allows you to randomly jump around.

PS: if you have the Kindle Unlimited Subscription, one of the Nikon D3500 ebooks can be borrow-read from there, the Nikon D3500 User Guide by Owen Giden. This is 99 pages long, published a couple of weeks ago. This book does not offer a jump-around “Look Inside”, just the Kindle sample. It has zero customer ratings but if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription you lose nothing by borrowing it…

PS2: also part of the Thursday daily deals is another Dummies ebook, iPad for Seniors (12th edition, 415 pages, 4.2 out of 5 on 198 customer ratings) by Dwight Spivey for $5.

PS3: speaking of the D3500, the Neewer Battery Grip for select Nikon D3X00 and D5X00 APS-C dSLRs is on sale for $25 (4.6 out of 5 based on 1228 customer ratings as of the time of writing). This is an old-fashioned sale, not a lightning-deal.

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

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…

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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚