Pay $88, Get $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards [think Camera & Photo books]

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…

(ENDED) Ends 3pm ET: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers for $38

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(ENDED) 20% off a singe Book with coupon (Leap Day only)

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25% off Prepaid Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions (includes some Camera and Photo ebooks)

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.

(ENDED) Tuesday: Kindle Student Of All Ages eBook sale

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B&N Coupon: $20 off order of $99+ (limited time)

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).

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 3am ET: 25% off Books (eg Photography Books)

UPDATE 12/16/15: this promotion finally expired 🙂

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50% off Books, DVDs and Maps at National Geographic

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.

(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: 30% off One Physical Book w/coupon (max discount $10)

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20% off Photography e-books with coupon

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 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.

20% off one item at Barnes and Noble with coupon

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).

Sept 28-30: $10 off $75+ order at B&N w/coupon

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.

(ENDED) Monday: 400+ Kindle e-textbooks on sale (includes 5 on photography)

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(ENDED) Ends 4pm ET (Mon): “Road to Seeing” photography hardcover textbook (696 pages) for $41

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Book: Through the African American Lens for $8.50 to $11 (shipping situation depends on order size and location)

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 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..

Two FREE beginner photography ebooks on Lighting and Photoshop

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.

B&N Online Book Clearance Sale (includes some Photography)

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.

Anti-DRM Day sale: 50% to 60% off at O’Reilly with coupon

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.

(ENDED) Tue only: Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation [Kindle Edition] for $2

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(ENDED) Thur: Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips [Kindle Edition] for $2

Happy New Year! It’s 2016 already! Or is it 2015? I lost track!

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(ENDED) 30% any Printed Photography (or other) Book [max savings $10]

This limited time offer ended… 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.

Now shipping: Photography: The Definitive Visual History by Tom Ang (480 pages, DK Adult)

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’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…