Best Kindle deals: Find the latest discounts on Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis
Looking for the best Kindle deals around today? You’re in the right place, we’ve rounded up the best discounts on Amazon’s popular eReaders – as well as a clever trick to unlock millions of digital books to read on your new device for free for months to come.
First up, Kindle Unlimited is a Netflix-esque service that bundles bestsellers, critically-acclaimed novels, and non-fiction ebooks for a single subscription fee. You can read any of these titles on your Kindle eReader or using the Kindle app on iPhone, iPad, and Android. It usually costs £7.99 per month to access the vast, rotating library of books.
For a limited time, Prime members can unlock a free Kindle Unlimited subscription for three months. During that time, you can access millions of Kindle books that you’d usually need to buy individually from the Kindle Store. Cancel at any point during the three-month free trial and you won’t be charged anything. As mentioned above, even if you don’t yet own a dedicated Kindle eReader, you can still read all of the books included in the subscription on other devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Fire Tablets, and more.
If you’re looking to upgrade to a new Kindle eReader, there are some brilliant deals around right now.
We’ve got a comprehensive guide to the latest discounts and promotions on the Kindle lineup below, as well as answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions on these popular eReaders. Use the links to jump to the relevant section, or scroll down for the complete guide.
Best Amazon Kindle deals in October 2022
Amazon has slashed the price of almost every Kindle model in its lineup as part of its Prime Early Access Sale. These Prime Day deals, which are only available to Amazon Prime members, are only available for a limited time.
Fortunately for those without a Prime membership, a number of other online retailers have followed in Amazon’s footsteps and discounted the Kindle eReaders.
Find the latest discounts on the Kindle lineup below…
Latest Amazon Kindle reviews
We’ve tested the best-selling Kindle eReaders in Amazon’s lineup, including the Paperwhite, Paperwhite Signature Edition, and Kindle Oasis. If you want more detail on an individual model before taking the plunge with the latest Kindle deals, check out our in-depth Kindle reviews below.
• Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review
• Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition review
What is an Amazon Kindle?
Kindle is the brand name for a range of devices dedicated to reading digital books. Amazon uses e-ink displays across its Kindle range which, as the name suggests, resembles a printed page. These touchscreens can only display in black-and-white, which helps to extend battery life into weeks and months. Kindle displays won’t reflect sunlight either – saving you from the blinding glare that plagues those trying to use their smartphones and tablets outdoors. A built-in backlight means you’ll be able to continue reading into the evening and night.
Some water-resistant Kindle models can withstand immersion in up to two-metres of fresh water for 60-minutes and 0.25-metres of seawater for up to 3 minutes. That means you’ll be able to read in the bath, on an inflatable in the sea, on a boat, in the swimming pool without any worries – something that definitely isn’t the case with a traditional paperback.
Kindle Paperwhite and Oasis (pictured) are water-resistant and can be used in the bath with no issue
Kindle readers can adjust the typeface, font size, and alignment of their ebooks. Amazon has added support for OpenDyslexic, a typeface designed to prevent some of the most common reading errors for those with dyslexia. Another feature, called Word Wise, will highlight the definition of tough words between the lines of books, so you won’t have to interrupt the flow of the book to find out the meaning behind a difficult word. Of course, if you do need to find the full definition, you can press and hold any word to search the built-in dictionary.
Wikipedia entries can also be summoned on Kindle, which should be useful when reading non-fiction books. And transactions are also supported for those reading in different languages.
X-Ray, which is available on all Kindle models, makes it easy to keep track of characters, places, and events in your book. So, if you come across a name you can’t remember – just tap it and the Kindle software will provide a quick prompt to remind you it is.
How do you buy books on Kindle?
Kindle owners can buy digital books from the Kindle Store, which is part of Amazon’s website.
Books can be bought directly from the Kindle eReader via Wi-Fi or 4G mobile networks on models with support for cellular, or from any web browser. If you buy a Kindle book on another device – a laptop, for example – you’ll still need an internet connection to your Kindle in order to download the title.
Unfortunately, Kindle owners aren’t able to buy or download books from rival digital bookshops. For example, Barnes and Noble has a thriving ebook store as does Rakuten. However, Kindle readers will be limited to Amazon’s offering. Given that Amazon manages the biggest digital book store, with more than 10 million titles, it’s not a bad store to be limited to.