Round up #224: free comics, B&N BF deals
The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later.
Barnes & Noble announces Black Friday NOOK deals
You want a deal?
Barnes & Noble announces really low prices on some of their hardware…and more. Their low prices on NOOK books will likely drive low prices on Kindle books, since Amazon does typically price match where possible on those.
Interestingly, you can get these deals online, in addition to in the stores.
Here are some of the highlights:
- NOOK Simple Touch (not lit): $39
- NOOK HD tablet: $79
- 50% off hundreds of bestselling titles (you’ll be able to get them for the NOOK here starting on Black Friday…and again, look for them in the Kindle store)
- Buy $75 in B&N gift cards, get another $10 B&N gift card
Meanwhile, at Books-A-Million…
I reported yesterday on the big drop in Barnes & Noble sales. Well, the second largest bookstore chain in the USA is also down.
Same store sales fell 8.5%…that’s bad.
Unlike B&N, which managed to improve profitability by cutting costs, BAM saw it’s third quarter loss more than double YOY (Year Over Year) from $2.8 million to $7.1 million.
While this is actually a bit better than last quarter, it’s still not good. For those of you concerned about the literary culture being affected by the loss of dinostores (large, generalized bookstores) I’m not sure you’ll be heartened by their dependence on Duck Dynasty merchandise and Doctor Who toy tie-ins.😉
The digital comic book spinner rack…and these are free!
Amazon has a special deal through December 2nd where you can get up to eight DC (Superman, Batman…not Marvel) digital comics for free.
They work on Kindle Fires, Paperwhites, in reader apps (including iPad), in the Cloud reader…even older versions of the Kindle (including the Touch and the Keyboard). Yes, they’ll look better in color, but you can read them in the others.
There are some fun choices here, including Batman ’66 (the Adam West version), Vampire Diaries, and Smallville.
I’m getting them all…why not?
What about Kindles on Black Friday?
Amazon’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals will come fast and furious, changing as often as every ten minutes. We don’t know exactly what will be in those…I expect to keep checking.🙂
Here is their
which has links to Gold Box deals and more.
In terms of other stores, here is the search for “Kindle” at my favorite Black Friday site, BFads.net:
Be careful as you look at those to check what model is involved. Some of the discounted prices are for last year’s models. For the current models, what I’m tending to see is an incentive when you buy (like a gift card to the store). Best Buy does show the Mindle for $49.99 ($20 off).
The ads at BFads.net aren’t official…but they tend to be accurate.
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