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Do Amazon Kindles Go On Sale

Elaine Sutton
• Tuesday, 15 December, 2020
• 8 min read

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is ending in only a few hours, but it's still not too late to snag some savings on Kindle readers. This version includes a yearlong subscription to Amazon Kids+ and a protective cover of your choosing.



Plus, you can save on bundles that include a power adaptor and a productive cover as well as e-books and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. Though the event is coming to a close soon, we'll keep this post updated with any worthwhile Kindle discounts.

If you're looking for discounts on more than just readers, check out our Amazon device and tech roundup s for more deals available right now. Amazon revolutionized the e-reader with the Kindle Oasis' daring design, great page-turn buttons, sharp screen, and giant e-book library.

Editor's note: The Amazon Kindle Oasis restocks on November 9, but the Prime Day deal is still available. A sturdy black & white reader with weeks of battery life, Kindle Kids Edition also comes a one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription for access to thousands of books, movies, TV shows and apps.

Amazon is also offering one free month of Kindle Unlimited to new subscribers, or Prime members can get three free months if they purchase a six-month Kindle Unlimited subscription for $30; a 50% discount on the standard price. If you only plan to use your Kindle casually at home, you might not need to pay more for the Paper white's extra features like backlighting and water resistance.

You may realize you're just fine without a dedicated reading device, or maybe you want a bigger color screen for comic books and magazines, like the Fire HD 10 tablet. Kindle Unlimited offers a ton of magazines and e-books at a tempting price, but think about whether you'll have time to dig into all of that material before you invest in the subscription.

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We're keeping track of the best deals you can still shop on our Prime Day hub. If you want to head straight to the official page then just follow this link to the full Amazon Kindle range.

If you're looking for something a little more media-intensive, with a color screen and a choice of apps, check out our best Amazon Fire tablet deals page. The lack of glass on the Kindle prevents screen reflection, allowing you to enjoy reading anywhere.

Plus, because the Kindle readers don't have LCD screens or powerful internal components, they're a lot cheaper than tablets and phones. Kindle Page Flip enables you to skim through an e-book without losing your place, while the Smart Lookup gives dictionary definitions of words as well as Wikipedia explanations.

Based on performance and design it easily beats rivals like the Kobe Aura, and it now comes with a built-in front light too. It's the model with the lowest resolution and an older design, but it's fantastic value for money and now comes with a built-in front light.

The latest model is now available in white or black, doubles the RAM speed over the original Kindle reader put out by Amazon, and has a perfectly respectable 4 GB of storage space. Browse our Kindle Deals page to find great reads for up to 80% off.


We'll keep updating this list as deals change, but due to the ever-lengthening shipping windows, we'd suggest anyone looking to grab a Kindle this holiday season act soon. David Carney/Cotton Monday Morning, Amazon announced discounts of up to 80% on bestselling titles from authors like James Patterson and Ayah Akhtar.

The deals extend to virtually every genre, including nonfiction, history, science fiction, young adult and business. David Carney/Nettles is the Goldilocks in Amazon's line and our current CNET Editors' Choice in the category.

Aside from USB-C charging and maybe an updated screen, it's unclear what more Amazon could add to the Paper white in 2021, so this is a pretty future-proofed gift for avid readers. We prefer the Amazon Kindle Paper white, which has a higher-resolution display (text and images appear a bit sharper), is waterproof and has a slightly better lighting scheme.

Sarah Too/Chemist people will be happy with the more affordable Paper white for their Kindle e-book reading and basic Kindle needs, but if you want the best of the best with an antiglare screen -- and don't mind paying a premium for it -- the Oasis is arguably it when it comes to a premium e-book device. Amazon's top-of-the-line E Ink e-reader was updated in 2019 -- but this Kindle e-reader device is basically identical to the previous Kindle Oasis except for one key difference: It has a new color-adjustable integrated light that allows you to customize the color tone from cool to warm, depending on whether you're reading during the day or at night.

You can also schedule the screen warmth to update automatically with sunrise and sunset -- not unlike Night Shift mode on Apple devices. Subscribe to our daily spotlight on the best tech deals on the web -- from phones to gadgets and more.

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A cheap Kindle sale is never hard to find, as Amazon is keen to keep its dominance of the reader market. Kindle prices for most of the devices are already great value given the high quality you get in your hands.

Plus, with Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, we can expect Kindle deals to start hitting the market with more frequency. We've rounded up all the cheapest Kindle deals as various retailers compete to try to offer you the best bargains.

The screens are fantastic for glare-free reading and an immediate improvement over using the Kindle app on your phone or tablet too. The top of the line Kindle Oasis model prices start at $269/£229/AU$389 and rarely drop lower.

When looking at a Kindle reader listing, whether it's on Amazon's website, or a different retailer, you'll often see 'includes special offers' in the title or item description. Essentially, these Special Offers act as Amazon -based screensaver-style advertisements on your Kindle device.

Actually, I opted for the Special Offers (I do love a cheap deal), and it's not bothered me one bit. You can swipe the ad away easily (no trying to find the tiny X icon here) and get on with your reading straight away.

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When in sleep mode, the ads cycle on the screen, but they're not illuminated, and they don't seem to consume any power. Seeing as these ads don't interfere with the experience at all, I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money to block them.

The Paper white (which is now waterproof and designed with a flush screen against the bezel) does get some chunky discounts at multiple points of the year, so if you time it right, you may not have to pay much more to get that instead of this basic (if improved) Kindle. This was no mere by-the-numbers update with a deep dive on the internal spec sheet required to spot the differences either (let's leave that to the MacBook right?).

The newest Paper white is so good you might be tempted to ditch the previous version, which we still love very much. The backlit screen is now flush with the bezel, meaning no more places for dust or hair to get stuck.

The cheapest model now has double the storage capacity at 8 GB which is handy if you're reading image-heavy books like graphic novels/comics. That extra space is also handy for audiobooks, a new addition to the Paper white that you can take advantage of via Bluetooth speakers/headphones.

The latest Kindle Paper white prices start at $129.99/£119.99/AU$199, but we see significant discounts at multiple times of the year, so it's always worth hanging on for a better deal. The Kindle Kids Edition isn't waterproof like the Paper white, but the extended warranty has you covered there.


The built-in dictionary (just hold your finger on a word) is a fantastic learning resource and there's a vocabulary builder option too. There are no games or web browsers included on this Kindle, so you never have to worry about them straying from their book.

You also get a year of free access to over 1000 child-friendly titles and other e-books can be added from the Kindle store. Some parents may want to consider the cheaper standard Kindle instead if their child is arguably getting a little old for the safety features (they might keep the same reader for years remember) or if the restrictions seem a bit much fore book content.

On the plus side, you can unlock the extra features, making it a standard Kindle if you decide to do so via a PIN code. Reasons to avoid The second iteration of the Kindle Oasis costs US$249/£229/AU$389 for the cheapest Wi-Fi version.

At one point or another, you’ve probably opened the Kindle or Amazon app on your iPhone or iPad and tried to buy a Kindle e-book, only to realize you can only download a sample. This may or may not have left you yelling at the screen and Googling, “why can’t I buy a Kindle book on my iPhone?” The whole frustrating experience may lead you to wonder if you can read Kindle books on your iPhone or iPad at all; thankfully you can.

You also can't buy a Kindle book in the Amazon app. That’s because Apple collects a percentage of the money spent on digital purchases within apps on its devices, and Amazon is not okay with that.

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Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter, and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad. If you plan to buy more Kindle books on your iPhone or iPad in the future, use the next tip to create a shortcut to the Amazon store from your iPhone or iPad Home Screen.

If you want to find an easy way to buy Kindle books on your iPad or iPhone, there's a shortcut. Use this pro-tip to add the Kindle Store app to your iPhone or iPad's Home Screen.

Tap Add to create an icon for the Kindle store to your Home screen. From now on, you can easily access the Kindle Store by tapping the icon on your iPhone or iPad and buy all the e-books you want.

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