The Early Prime Day Deal Book Lovers Will Want to Buy Now

Whether you prefer eBooks or audiobooks, you can score a fantastic deal with Amazon's upcoming Prime Day on October 13 and 14. In fact, Amazon is starting these promos early this year, so they're already up and running!

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The year 2020 has been a year of cancellations and postponements, from vacations to concerts to film releases. So we’ve been delighting in any good news about events we love that are happening again—especially when they’re entirely online and therefore risk-free!

For instance, back in April, Amazon announced that its massive annual sale, Prime Day, which usually takes place in July, would be postponed. Savvy online shoppers anxiously awaited its rescheduling, and now we know when Prime members will be able to score Amazon’s best deals. In 2020, Prime Day will be Tuesday, October 13, and Wednesday, October 14. It’ll start at midnight on the 13th and go a full 48 hours until 11:59 pm on the 14th.

And amid the scores of awesome deals you’ll want to take advantage of over these two days, we found a great book deal that every bookworm should check out. Especially if you’re preparing to hunker down and fly through some books during the upcoming winter of quarantining, or educate yourself with these anti-racist books, you’ll be all over this Amazon offer. And the best part? They’re not available only on Prime Day—Amazon is offering these deals for the full first two weeks of October, in advance of (and including) Prime Day itself. Plus, here’s more information Amazon shoppers need to know for Prime Day this year.

Kindle deals

We should preface this by saying that these offers are not actually for physical books but for books on Kindle. Through October 14, if you spend $20 on any eBooks, you can get a $5 credit—and this deal is open to all Amazon shoppers, not just Prime members. An even more exciting deal? For the entire month of October, you can score two eBooks for free if you already have a Prime membership, and for $1.99 if you don’t! (You do have to choose between Amazon’s eBook picks for this month.) Check out the many benefits of an Amazon Prime membership.

In addition, Prime Day is the best time to sign up for Kindle Unlimited, Kindle’s subscription service that allows you access to unlimited books for a subscription fee. If you sign up during the first two weeks of October, you’ll get half off your first six months—a usually $60 fee. And you’ll gain access to Kindle’s massive eBook library of over a million titles. If you want to know more, you might be interested in our Shopping Editor’s Amazon Kindle review.

Audible deal

Do you prefer listening to audiobooks—or would just like to give it a try? Well, you’re in luck, because Audible is getting in on the Prime Day action too. And they’re also offering their deal early, so it’s already in effect and will be through Prime Day. Starting now, you can get 50 percent off a year’s subscription to the audiobook platform, if you’re an Amazon Prime member. That means that you’ll get a $149.50 deal for only $99.50, and you’ll start with 12 credits (meaning you can access 12 titles). Try out these best audiobooks to listen to right now.


  • Business Insider: “New Kindle Unlimited subscribers can get 50% off their first 6 months as an early Prime Day deal”
  • Yahoo Entertainment: “Early Prime Day deal: Snag six months of Kindle Unlimited for half off—here’s how”

Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a word nerd who has been writing for since 2017. You can find her byline on pieces about grammar, fun facts, the meanings of various head-scratching words and phrases, and more. Meghan graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2017; her creative nonfiction piece “Anticipation” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Angles literary magazine.