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The best Cyber Monday deals for readers

The best Cyber Monday deals for readers


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With the holidays upon us and the end of the year approaching fast, it’s a good time to take stock of the books you might have been meaning to read all year. Cyber Monday is an ideal time to add to your reading list, whether you listen to audiobooks or read eBooks or physical ones.

Most booksellers are offering up some sort of deal, no matter what your tastes. Here’s what you can find online.


Amazon, of course, has a number of Cyber Monday deals this holiday season, but don’t forget that the site started out as a bookstore. The site is marking down some select books — some up to 60 percent off throughout the weekend.

Amazon is also marking down a number of its tablets and e-readers, if you’re in the market for a new one:


If audiobooks are your thing, Audible is offering up three months at $6.95 (53 percent off) and 20 percent off the first 3 months of the Audible Romance Package for new customers. The store is also holding its Treat Yourself Sale, with a select group of titles going or $4.95. If you buy four, you’ll get a $5 coupon.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble will be offering signed editions from 250 different authors, ranging from the likes of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Moon, to astronaut Scott Kelly’s Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut’s Photographs from a Year in Space to Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. Copies

It’s also marking down its e-readers:


Barnes & Noble isn’t the only retail chain out there. Books-A-Million is offering discounts if you spend a certain amount ($10 off for $50; $20 off for $100; and $50 off $200.) It’s also offering some autographed editions, although its selection isn’t as robust as Barnes & Noble’s. You can pick those up at buy one, get one 50 percent off.


Amazon and B&N have their own e-readers on sale, but there’s some other models available as well, according to Good eReader. Notably, the Onyx Max2 is discounted, while Sony is marking $100 off its Digital Paper models.

Publishers & Small Presses

Some major publishers sell books directly through their on websites.

There are also a number of small presses that are holding their own sales this holiday season:

If you’re looking for ideas for what to read, we’ve got plenty of reviews and lists of new books here.