A new coupon is running at the Barnes and Noble website, coupon code BNFEB21 gets you 15% off an order total of $50+ at their website. All eligible items in your shopping cart will get discounted. Coupon details on slide #4 of the slideshow running on their homepage. Strategically this is a good idea for books that are rarely discounted or have the same price everywhere. Free shipping with a $25+ order. Of interest for both photography/camera books and books in general. Coupon ends 2/24/17.
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If you looking to buy camera or photography books, especially ones that have the same price at all retailers or ones that rarely get discounted, good until Monday night (2/20/17), coupon code BNPRES20 gets you 20% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying B&N member ($25 per year). The usual B&N coupon terms apply (ebooks are not eligible, but printed physical books are eligible).
The hardcover sale ended, but Kindle continues as of 2/22/17…
The 320-page hardcover book “Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors” by Vladimir Dinets is currently on sale for $3.86 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. You can “Look Inside” to see the table of contents, and many sample pages throughout the book. Free shipping for Prime members (it’s not an Add-On item) or with a $25+ book order (or $49+ mix) for non-Prime members.
Meanwhile the digital version is on sale for $2 for the Kindle and other online e-book reading platforms.
There are about two dozen subcategories there (on the left-hand side) you can further drill down and explore/discover popular photography/photographer books.
UPDATE: the new condition price jumped to $27…
As far as I can tell the undying Amazon book coupon GIFTBOOK finally expired, but it doesn’t hurt to type it in just in case 🙂 Regardless, the October 2015 hardcover of National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary is on sale for $21.75 with the usual free shipping terms (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general; of items shipped by Amazon).
It is currently the best seller among Photojournalism Books.
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used photography books (a bigger risk than text-only books since pristine photography is the raison d^etre of a photography books) you can get it for $12.50 with free slow shipping by eBay seller “BookOutlet2” (99.4%, New Jersey zipcode).
The book on this deal closed 🙂
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Good until Tuesday night (11:59pm pacific), the official National Geographic store has a 40% off sale on Books and Atlases (including their various photography books) and Educational DVDs/Videos (including the photography training DVDs) and Maps. There is no coupon code to enter, the price drops in the shopping cart the moment you press the “add to cart” button.
Here’s an annotated screenshot example, the “Getting Your Shot” book goes for $20 on their website, but when you press add-to-cart, it drops to $12:
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It’s only a matter of time before we start getting movie trailers from Black Friday retailers, but at the moment, Amazon is happy to tease us with press releases. They list items that will be offered at any point in time between now and December 22 in 2016. I have no clue when the items mentioned will be offered. Of camera and photo interest, they tease two products:
+ Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 film camera with Film Bundle for $49.99
+ 52% off on the “National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary” by National Geographic and Stephen Alvarez (website)
+ the list price of the hardcover book is $40, so assuming it is 52% off that, the sale price will be $19.20. The current price of the book (as of the time of writing of this post) is $27.19
+ published October 2015, 400 pages, 9.6 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
I will be keeping an eye out for these, but I have no clue when they will be offered…
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Barnes and Noble is still live and kicking and until 7/31/16, coupon code BNWILD gets you 20% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. This is a good idea if you want to get a photography book or camera guide that is rarely discounted or has the same prices everywhere. Excluded are e-books, Nook devices, Legos and a few more items.
If you are looking for photography or camera physical books (or any other printed books), especially ones that rarely get discounted, there is a new Father’s Day coupon promotion at the Barnes and Noble website. Coupon BNLOVEDAD gets you 20% off One Item AND free shipping (even if you are not a member or place a $25+ order). The coupon can be redeemed once per customer, and expires June 15, 2016 at 2:59am Eastern.
Free shipping is eligible for items with ” an availability of “Usually ships within 24 hours” on the product page” per the coupon restrictions. Also excluded are NOOK devices, NOOK Books, LEGO items (in Toys & Games Department) and Gift Cards.
If you like to buy photography or camera books, especially ones that rarely go on sale, Barnes and Noble has a new online coupon, code BNBEACH gets you discounts as shown in the annotated screenshot below:
Use the search bar or navigate the categories to find items of potential interest. The coupon expires on Friday June 10, 2016 at 2:59am Eastern Time.
Today is, among many other things (because there are many things and only 366 days per days), is “Day Against DRM”, freedom from artificial digital leashes (insert anti-DRM-rant-ExTreMe-EDiTiOn-2016-rem1x.html here). To celebrate, O’Reilly Books have a 50% off sale with coupon DRM2016. If your order total is $100+, then the coupon gets you 60% off. This only applies to e-books, not print books, not print+digital. Their “Learning Paths” are not eligible for the coupon, but they are on sale for $99 each. Sale ends Wednesday at 8am eastern.
They have mostly technical books, so you can either browse the categories or search for your items of areas of interest, for instance, photography related things to search for:
+ Photoshop, Lightroom, GIMP
+ DSLR, Camera
+ Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc (sadly nothing for Pentax)
+ Photography, etc, etc, etc
The nature of the lightning deals, the one time I didn’t post them ahead of time, they featured an item that sold out quickly… The book offers previously mentioned in this post ended…
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I did not get around to posting the Lightning Deals schedule last night, but I “caught” one shortly after going live, the Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book by Evans and Straub is on sale for $22.58 in paperback format at Amazon. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order (of books) or $49+ of general purpose items. Non-Prime members can start buying it at 1:30pm ET. It is 19% claimed as of 1:24pm ET.
The National Geographic store has a special promotion for skywatchers. If you spend $100+ on more on items that are part of their Skywatching Collection, you will receive the “National Geographic Guide to the Night Sky Special Issue” magazine for FREE.
There is no coupon code, but you have to manually add the magazine to the shopping cart (it’s at the top of the aforelinked page). The promotion explains: “For the free promotion, please add the National Geographic Guide to the Night Sky Special Issue Magazine to your cart. Once your cart has the qualifying $100 or more from the Skywatching Collection and the National Geographic Guide to the Night Sky Special Issue Magazine, the promotion will be applied.”
Offer ends 4/13/16 at 11:59 pacific time.
Aptly named e-book seller eBooks.com has a coupon promotion for April 2016, use coupon code Categorysalecp at the payment details page to get 20% off the price of books in select categories (computing, business, etc). A few photography related books are in this category as well. To see which ones are available search for your item of interest (eg Photoshop, DSLR, GIMP, etc) using the second lower search bar under “Computer Science” in the Computing category page. If you use the main search bar, you have to enter the category ID in the search box, eg type something like “photoshop SubjectID:2239” or “DSLR SubjectID:2239”. These are DRM-free e-books and are available to download in ePUB and PDF formats and/or read online.
If you want to buy camera and photography books, especially ones that have the same prices at the major retailers, one way to get a discount is to get a discounted gift card at one of the stores offering them. Which brings us to the latest eBay Deals where the SVW Gift Cards eBay store is offering $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards (plastic gift cards delivered by mail) for $88 with free shipping. Limit three per buyer… Multiple book sellers sell at the BN website (just like Amazon), so you can also get books of interest at lower prices in used condition…
This lightning deal ended… For future action, check the Amazon Gold Box…
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If you like to read a lot of ebooks, for a limited time during the Valentine shopping season, Amazon has a 25% off discount on Prepaid Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscriptions. With this prepaid promotion, you get 6 months for $45, or 12 months for $90, or 24 months for $180. The price will be discounted automatically in the shopping cart when you reach the Checkout page (top right corner will have the 25% off discount factored in). You can delete it from the shopping cart if you just want to check the price. With the discount, it comes out to $7.50 per month with the prepaid options.
There are a handful of Camera and Photo ebooks that are part of KU. This list was created in October 2014 (at the main blog) so you can get a feel for it. Please keep in mind that new books have been added since then, and some may have been removed since that list was posted. Many of the camera and photo books have pictures and diagrams and menus, so bigger screens (PCs, laptops, tablets, big smartphones) are better suited than black and white e-ink readers. In addition to photo-related ebooks, if you like to read a lot of fiction and non-fiction, especially from non-major publishers, this is a good way to go through a lot of books – whether you do the prepaid or month to month subscription.
Kindle Unlimited is typically a $10/mo month-to-month no-contract service (like Netflix but for ebooks). Just like Netflix, only a percentage of all available ebooks are participating, mostly non-major publishers and self-published authors. You can checkout up to ten ebooks at any time. You can borrow each book for as little or as long as you like while a paying subscriber. You do not own any of these ebooks. You can switch books as many times as you like during a month, but you can only have ten ebooks out at any given time (think of it like a brick and mortar library system). Some audiobooks are also included in Kindle Unlimited (through seamless transition to Audible) .
In parallel, Amazon has a sale of their own Fire Tablets and eBook Readers.
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If you would like to buy photography books (or any other books) from the Barnes and Noble website, coupon HOLIDAY99 gets you $20 off an order of $99+. Textbooks are not eligible for this promotion. e-Books are also not eligible. Complete details when you click on the coupon banner on their website. This offer ends 12/17/15 at 3am ET.
While there, you may want to check their Bargain Books page for potential deals, where you can find among others the hardcover edition of “Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital” by Todd Gustavson, George Eastman House, for $13.48.
Another place to look for deals is their $5 Books page (nearly 5000 items).
Free shipping with a $25+ order OR if you are a paying annual member ($25/year memberships).
UPDATE 12/16/15: this promotion finally expired 🙂
The National Geographic online store is having a new limited time promotion, get 50% off on Books, DVDs, and Maps. This offer expires 12/4/15 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. The price of the items drops after you click “Add to Cart”. No coupon code needed, but you must add the item to the shopping cart to see the sale price.
For example, here’s a $50 book (that’s the price shown at their website) that drops to $25 after you add it to cart (annotated screenshot crop below)
Exclusions: “Offer excludes globes, personalized map gifts, personalized puzzle gifts, digital products, framed maps, mounted maps, Genographic kits and Around the World in 125 Years 3-volume Collector’s Edition book from TASCHEN. Offer cannot be applied toward digital products, donations, gift boxes, taxes, shipping and handling or CafePress, Holiday Card Center, PURE SCULPTURE or NG Art Store merchandise, or Weekend Photo Workshops”.
50% off list price is sometimes a great price, sometimes it is not, depending on the book and such. So if you are not familiar with a particular book’s price range, you may also want to price-check it at Barnes and Noble and Amazon and such.
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Good until the end of November 2015, coupon code categorysalecp gets you 20% off Photography e-books, along with e-books that fall under the Art, Computers, Nature, and Self-Help categories at eBooks.com. Use the categories in the left hand side of their website to find these categories, or use your in-browser search feature to look for “photography”. It will find it after you type “pho”, you don’t even have to type the whole thing.
PS: as with many category-based sales, eligible items are what their computer thinks belong to those categories. There could be false-positives and false-negatives. I can’t check the coupon on every one of the 4000+ photography e-books they have over there. They are available in ePUB or PDF. They have DRM. You can also read them in a web browser.
If you are interested in photography or camera guide books (or any books or almost anything else they sell), especially ones that have the similar prices across the internets, coupon code BNFAMILY20 gets you 20% off the price of a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. Coupon expires 10/12/15… The usual exclusions apply (no Nook devices, no Nook e-books, no gift cards, etc, etc, etc).
If you are looking to buy photography books or camera instruction manuals (or any other books), especially ones that have the same prices at most places, the Barnes and Noble website has a three day coupon promotion, get $10 off a purchase of $75 or more using coupon code BNFALL75 over there. Coupon ends 9/30/15.
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Continue reading “(ENDED) Monday: 400+ Kindle e-textbooks on sale (includes 5 on photography)”
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Photography Books action now, the “Through the African American Lens” book, part of the Double Exposure series from GILES (February 2015) is currently on sale in new condition for $8.50 at Walmart.com. Free shipping with an order of $35+ or if it is available for store pick-up at a nearby brick and mortar store.
If the Walmart options don’t work out for you, Amazon itself has discounted it but not fully price-matched it, it goes for $11 and it is eligible for free 1-day delivery if you are a Prime member where it is available (and place a $35+ order) or free 2-day shipping for Prime members or free supersaver shipping with a $35+ order for non-Prime members..
If you like to read or flip through free e-books, I spotted a couple of fairly new ones at the Kindle store. As of the time of writing, they are $0.00 to buy (but I don’t know for how long they will remain free). First up, with a June 21st publication, a 37 page Lighting Tips ebook by James Carren. Next up, the 79 page Photoshop Set for Beginners by Dwayne Brown.
The Barnes and Noble website has a Book Clearance Sale (actual physical books, not ebooks) that includes some Photography related books. You can get to most of them under “Nonfiction” in the left sidebar over there, “Art, Architecture & Photography” is the first link. You can also filter the big list by price or discount percentage.
O’Reilly Media (not to be confused with Papa Bear) is celebrating anti-DRM Day by offering 50% to 60% off their ebooks and training videos when you use coupon code DRM2015 over there by May 7 at 8am eastern time. Over 11,000 titles are eligible for 50% off. If your order total is $100 or more, the coupon gets you a 60% off discount instead. They have content on GiMP, Lightroom, Photoshop, DSLR camera guides, digital photography, technique and tutorials, and more.
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Continue reading “(ENDED) Tue only: Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation [Kindle Edition] for $2”
Happy New Year! It’s 2016 already! Or is it 2015? I lost track!
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If you are interested in buying a print book, whether it’s a Photography Book or any other book sold at Amazon by Amazon herself (not marketplace sellers), you can save 30% off the current price of the book by using coupon code HOLIDAY30 over there. The maximum savings from this coupon is $10 (in other words, it phases out above a book purchase price of $33). Coupon ends 11/30/14. For more details, check the Terms and Conditions.
Forgot to post an “in-stock alert” about this one. Tom Ang is back with another book, this one is under the “DK Adult” line that specializes in larger visual books (this one 12.4 x 10.3 x 1.4 inches). This 480 pager is “Photography: The Definitive Visual History”, released September 29 in 2014. It is available for purchase for $31 to $37 (shipping and tax vary depending on retailer and location) at Buy.com’s eBay store and Powell’s via BN and Rakuten itself and Barnes and Noble and Amazon itself. This is a very visual book, it’s not available in ebook format… Speaking of ebooks, if you have a Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription, we put together a partial list of participating camera and photography related ebooks at the main blog…