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Amazon Celebrates 10 Years of Kindle with Discounted Devices and eBooks

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Amazon is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of it Kindle with tons of discounts on its Kindle devices, eBooks, and services.

Amazon is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of it Kindle with tons of discounts on its Kindle devices, eBooks, and services. Technically the anniversary isn’t until November 19th, but the company has already rolled out discounts. For a limited time, it’s taking $30 off its current line of Kindle devices and discounting memberships for its Kindle Unlimited service. Another notable sale is on the Kindle for Kids Bundle that includes the latest Kindle eReader, cover, and two-years worry-free guarantee.

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Amazon Kindle 10th Anniversary Discounts

You will need to act fast to take advantage of these deals as they are only good for October 23rd through midnight on the 25th. Here is a breakdown of which Kindle devices are on sale:

  • Kindle for $49.99 (normally $79.99) – The basic essential touchscreen eReader with Wi-Fi connectivity only.
  • Kindle Paperwhite for $89.99 (normally $119.99) – Has higher screen resolution as well as a built-in adaptive front light for day and night reading. Includes Wi-Fi and Free Cellular Connectivity.
  • Kindle Voyage for $169.99 (normally $199.99) – Brighter adaptive light sensor, touchscreen and page press, Wi-Fi and Free Cellular Connectivity.
  • Kindle for Kids Bundle for $69.99 (normally $124.98) – Includes the basic $49.99 Kindle with cover. Is geared towards kids with parental controls, reading times, and a two-year worry-free guarantee.

The only device not included is the new premium eReader, the $249.99 Kindle Oasis which doesn’t ship until October 31st.

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon is also providing a sale on its Kindle Unlimited service. There is a 33 percent discount for a 12-month membership and a 40 percent discount on a 24-month subscription. The Kindle Unlimited service allows you to discover new authors and titles with unlimited access to over 1 million eBooks and audiobooks with Whispersync technology. That allows you to pick up where you left off from one device to another.

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Amazon is also offering discounts on a variety of Kindle eBooks, too. Up to 80 percent off on a select number of its “top sellers.” If you are ready to collect a good amount of reading material before winter, now is a great time to save some money on devices and titles for the whole family.

All of these deals are in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Amazon’s first Kindle eBook reader. The early Kindle’s were large devices with a lot of extra controls, even a physical keyboard. The quality of eInk wasn’t the greatest at the time, and flipping through pages of an eBook was rather slow compared to modern readers. Still, it’s fun to look back at where we were just 10 years ago. It’s nice to see Amazon offer some specials for today’s modern readers, books, and services. Who knows where we’ll be at with eReaders in another 10 years from now.

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Did you have the original Kindle reader? Remember how big and bulky it was compared to modern tablets and readers? Hey, it even had a goofy keyboard! Let us know your Kindle story in the comment section below.


3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Tim  

    I still have my Kindle Keyboard and just charged it up last week. The Wi-Fi doesn’t work, but the 3G connectivity does! Clunky and can’t read in the dark, but still functional.

  2. John Mitchell  

    Did not have the very first Kindle but have had most other models since (ereaders only). On latest PaperWhite and have been pleased with all models I have had as well as with Amazon service. Was buying books ex Amazon prior to Kindle,

    mitch1945

  3. Brad M  

    I was given a Kindle Keyboard a couple years ago. Everything still works great. It had one previous owner, but they upgraded. I’m on the road for a living and use the text to voice feature. Sounds a little clunky in the computer voice, but I get a lot of use out of it.

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