Amazon Prime Day is in full swing and by now many of us have made our big planned purchases. Time to turn out attention to the things we don't really need then, but that spark pure joy. And the Prime day book deals do just that. Because is there really anything better than losing yourself in a good book?
We weren't kidding when we said this year's Prime Day book deals were the best yet. Some of the offers are brilliant. There are tremendous discounts on Kindles, with the highest price reduction we've ever seen on a Kindle Oasis and hefty cuts on other models too. You can get huge savings on Kindle Unlimited plans, up to 40% off on paperbacks and discounts on Audible subscriptions.
Prime Day book deals - quick links
Here's a quick stress-free list of deals so that you don’t get lost in the thousands of offers currently running on Amazon. Are editors have picked the strongest and biggest discounts across a few key categories: books, Kindle devices, accessories and services, and book and audiobook subscriptions.
- Save up to 40% on fiction and non-fiction bestsellers
- Save up to 50% cookbooks
- Kindle deals
- Kindle Unlimited Subscription: Three months free
- Audible Subscription discount
- Save up to 50% on selected popular fiction
- Save up to 50% on selected mystery and thriller books
- Save up to 30% on Kindle's for Prime Day only
- 38% off Kindle Paperwhite plus Kindle Unlimited for three months
- Shop Kindle eBook deals here
Should I buy now or wait for Black Friday?
We obviously don't have a crystal ball and can't predict the future, but we consulted some retail experts. Their verdict? It's unlikely that Amazon's best Black Friday deals will be better than their current Prime Day ones - this is their own shopping event after all. So now really is a good time to treat yourself or buy Christmas gifts for literary loved ones.
Best Prime Day Kindle deals
Kindle Oasis: was £229.99, now £159.99 (save £70)
TOP OVERALL DEAL: This is the biggest price reduction we've ever seen on a Kindle Oasis, so it is definitely not a deal to be missed! That's why this Kindle is our top book-related deal for Prime Day. This higher-endKindle has a thin and light ergonomic design and features page-turn buttons. It also includes an adjustable warm light - which allows you to shift screen shade from white to amber. Don't miss out on this brilliant £70 discount, which ends in 12 hours!View this deal here.
Kindle Paperwhite: Was £119.99, now £79.99 (£40 saving)
The Kindle Paperwhite is fully waterproof so you can read it in the bath! It also features a handyadjustable light which lets you read indoors and outdoors, day and night. View the deal here.
Kindle (original): Was £69.99, now £44.99 (save £25)
One of the most affordable eReaders available, Amazon's classic Kindle with a built-in front-light is a fantastic 36% off in today's deals. This is a great one to invest in if you're not quite sure if an eReader's for you. View the deal here.
Best Prime Day book deals
Skincare: The ultimate no-nonsense guide by Caroline Hirons: was £20, now £7.50 (save £12.50)
TOP DEAL: Skincare guruCaroline Hirons has brought out her own book discussing the industry and products that really work. View the deal here.
Normal People by Sally Rooney: was £8.99, now £3.50 (save £5.49)
BBC's adaptation of Sally Rooney's hit book was all anyone could talk about earlier this year. Now, the book is on offer for Amazon Prime Day if you want to experience the story all over again. View the deal here.
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez: was £9.99, now £6.56 (save £3.43)
In this Sunday Times Bestseller Caroline Criado Perez brings together case studies, stories and new research from across the world that show the hidden ways in which women are forgotten and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing. View the deal here.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: was £8.99, now £5.49 (save £3.50)
Kazuo Ishiguro's 2010novel raises questions about humanity and humaneness and is known from its film adaptation starring Keira Knightley andCarey Mulligan. View the deal here.
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman: was £8.99, now £4.89 (save £4.10)
This novel from Andre Aciman, which was made into anOscar-winning film starring Timothée Chalamet, explores obsession and desire. View this deal now.
Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes by Kay Featherstone: was £20, now £6.99 (save £13.01)
Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone's popular food blog now takes on a cookbook form, with 100 incredible recipes which are both healthy and packed full of flavour. View the deal here.
Lean in 15 - The Sustain Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Get You Lean for Life by Joe Wicks: was £16.99, now £6.90 (save £10.09)
Joe Wicks - aka The Body Coach and the nation's P.E. teacher - explains how to sustain fitness and weight loss results with this book of meals and workouts. View this deal here.
A Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner by Chris Atkins: was £16.99, now £9.59 (save £7.40)
This compelling memoir sees former prisoner and documentary-maker share all about his time at HMP Wandsworth, one of the largest prisons in Europe. View this deal here.
Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food: was £26, now £18.44 (save £7.56)
A classic cookbook from our favourite celebrity chef, this one has everything you need for delicious, uncomplicated meals – whatever the occasion. View this deal here.
Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great For Life by Dr Rangan Chatterjee: was £16.99, now £10.39 (save £6.60)
This book shares a five-minute, easy-to-follow daily plan to help you feel your best. Including yoga moves, gut-boosting snacks, and breathing exercises. View this deal here.
A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to the menopause by beauty and wellbeing entrepreneur Liz Earle, this is one every woman should have on her bookshelf. (Even Lorraine Kelly's a fan, saying 'After reading this you will feel empowered and ready to take on the world'.) View this deal here.
Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look at the Beauty Products that Changed the World by Sali Hughes: was £26, now £16.99 (save £9.01)
Packed full of beauty wisdom, this gorgeous hardback by journalist Sali Hughes traces the beauty products that changed the world – from Johnson's Baby Lotion to NARS Orgasm blush.This one would make a treasured Christmas gift for the beauty lover in your life.View this deal here.
Best Prime Day Subscription deals
Kindle Unlimited: Was £23.97, now free for three months
Kindle Unlimited subscription service does exactly what it says son the tin - offers unlimited reading and listening with over onemillion titles, thousands of audiobooks and magazine subscriptions on any device. This service was £23.97 but Amazon is offering three months free, before charging £7.99 afterwards.View the deal here.
Of course, it's worth pointing out that you have to be a Prime Member to access this deal - you can sign up for that here.
Audible Subscription: 12 months for the price of eight - was £69.99, now £62.99
Love listening rather than reading? Shoppers can get 12 months for the price of eight with the Audible Gold Annual Membership.View this deal here.