Maybe you're finally ready to take the plunge and buy your very first e-reader, or perhaps you are just looking for the perfect gift for that special bookish someone. No matter what is on your holiday list this year, Amazon's 2017 Black Friday Kindle deals has exactly what you need. It's time to stop making excuses and start upgrading your device, before the official season of indoor binge reading begins.
This year, Amazon celebrated the tenth anniversary of its flagship e-reader, the world's very first Kindle. For the last decade, the revolutionary device has changed the way people read and interact with their books. Despite the fact e-book sales dropped last year by nearly 20%, e-readers remain a popular choice among readers of all ages, especially around the holidays.
While Black Friday isn't an official holiday, the day of sales is celebrated by shoppers across the country, and this year, that includes bibliophiles. Readers may not typically think of Black Friday as a book-lover's holiday — it's no World Book Day or Bloomsday, after all — but there are plenty of bookish deals worth getting excited over this year, especially if you prefer to read your books in the digital form. Amazon is offering several different sales on a variety of their e-reader devices, and after you see the deals, you're going to want to get one for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
If you're going to be a first-time e-reader owner, or looking to gift someone who will be, the Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle is the perfect choice. For a limited-time during their Black Friday deals week, Amazon shoppers can get the latest Kindle Paperwhite 6" e-reader, an Amazon leather cover, and a power adapter for just $139.97, $40 off the regular package price. What's more, the deal comes complete with a $15 e-book credit, so whoever you gift the bundle to can start shopping right away.
Are you just looking for the Kindle without any accessories? Amazon is also offering $30 off select e-readers. That means for just $49.99, readers can own their own basic Kindle, or for only $89.99, they can upgrade to the Kindle Paperwhite. Those prices have come a long way from the device's original $400 price tag.
Do you have youngsters on your holiday shopping list? For $69.99, you can gift them the Kindle for Kids Bundle, which comes with the e-reader, a cover, Kindle FreeTime, and a 2-year worry-free warranty. Complete with Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder tools, it's the perfect gift for young readers who are just starting their life-long love affair with books.
If you already own a Kindle, don't worry, Amazon even has a deal for you, too. During the Black Friday sales week, customers can trade in older eligible devices to get up to $75 off the Kindle Paperwhite, in the form of a $50 promotional credit and an Amazon.com gift card. For shoppers looking to upgrade to the newest e-reader, Amazon is also offering a $20 promotional credit and Amazon.com gift card towards any Kindle, Kindle Voyage, Kindle asis, or the Kindle for Kids bundle.
As of right now, the new waterproof Kindle Oasis is not included in any Black Friday deals, and neither is the Kindle Voyage. Even though the top-line Amazon devices are still being sold at full price, shoppers have the opportunity to check a lot of names of their holiday list with the other devices on sale.
The best part of these deals? You don't have to wait until Friday to get them. Amazon is offering Black Friday deals all week, so there is still time before Thanksgiving dinner to order an E-reader to help you avoid all that awkward conversation.