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Amazon Prime Day book deals 2020

Amazon has finally announced this year's Prime Day dates and there's no better time to cut costs on that summertime reading list than right now.

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Amazon Prime Day is fairly new on the sale scene and yet it's giving Black Friday a run for its money already. This year's event is scheduled to start at midnight on 13 October and we're on a mission to track down all the very best book deals and discounts for you.

From thrillers and sci-fi to romances, non-fiction and beyond, Amazon Prime Day is offering some of the biggest price slashes on books you've had access to this year. And, with this limited sale shopping window being so close to the festive season, you really can't afford to pass up a chance to access the awesome discounts listed below. Get your summer reading sorted at a steal.

Scroll on to explore all the very best deals across books on offer throughout the 2020 Amazon Prime Day event.

While you wait for the next Amazon Prime Day, here are some other book deals:

The Book Depository The Book Depository

The Book Depository

Up to 91% off: Gift Deals

Choose from a wide variety of books and get up to 91% off your purchase at The Book Depository. Valid for a limited time. T&Cs apply.

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Amazon Amazon

Amazon

Up to 70% off over 700 Kindle books

Save up to 70% on over 700 Kindle books at Amazon. T&Cs apply.

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Google Play Books Google Play Books

Google Play Books

Up to 40% off top selling books

Enjoy up to 40% off top selling books at Google Play Books. T&Cs apply.

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Blinkist Blinkist
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Blinkist

10% off site-wide

Learn anytime and anywhere with 10% off at Blinkist. T&Cs apply.

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Booktopia Booktopia

Booktopia

Up to 75% off book bargains

Save up to 75% on popular books including Star Wars, Jump Ship, Narnia and more at Booktopia. T&Cs apply.

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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day has become one of the most highly anticipated and exclusive dates in the shopping calendar ever. The event is hosted annually and now rivals the most prolific sales including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, unlike these huge shopping events, Amazon Prime Day is highly regarded for its exclusivity. As only Amazon Prime members can access this exciting event, there's no time like the present to sign up for your free trial of Amazon Prime.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

This year, Amazon has decided to shake things up and instead of hosting its traditional mid-July event, the sale has been scheduled for October! Yep, you read that right. This global retailing giant is hosting a two-day event that will run from midnight on 13 October through to 11:59 PM on 14 October, ensuring that this year's sale is even bigger than last year's 36-hour spectacle.

How to score pre-Prime Day sales

Be on the lookout for pre-sale discounts as the event draws closer. Last year, the deals and discounts started as early as 2 weeks prior to the Prime Day event and Prime members were able to access some wow-worthy deals including 40% off Kindle Unlimited memberships as well as a discount on Amazon music streaming.

Another way to access early Amazon Prime Day deals is to ask your Echo. Last year, Alexa doled out exclusive savings to Echo owners two hours prior to the start of the sale. Consider asking your Echo about Prime deals at around 9pm the night before the official date and see whether you can secure a deal ahead of the event.

Can you preview Amazon Prime Day deals?

If you ask Alexa, there is a possibility that you'll be able to uncover insider info on many of the exclusive deals way before Prime Day commences, granting you a sneak peak of what's to come. Bear in mind that Amazon Prime Day is laid out in what it calls "Lightning Deals", which only last for a very limited time. So, it pays to know exactly what you're looking for before you start to shop.

Amazon Prime Day shopping tips

As with all major sale events, there are plenty of things to think about before setting out on your Amazon Prime Day shopping spree. Do a little research and ensure you shop savvy during this year's event. Scroll on to see our top tips for picking up the best deals on Prime Day:

  • Know when to strike and when to pass. The Prime Day Lightning Deals land thick and fast with new ones arriving as often as every five minutes. This can quickly turn your online shopping spree into a frenzy. While you do need to act fast to secure the products you want, don't be tempted to hit the "Add to Cart" button on every single sale item that flashes across your screen. Whenever possible, take the time to do a quick Internet search to confirm that the Prime Day price really is as good as it presents itself.
  • Always read the fine print. Some Prime Day deals, particularly on electronics such as TVs, smart devices and computers, won't reveal the brand name and model number until just seconds before the sale drops, so ensure you double-check these details before jumping on a low price.
  • Plan ahead. Never go into a sale event without a list. Take some time before the sale starts to think about what it is that you actually need or want to buy. By giving your sale shopping spree a purpose, you'll stop yourself from walking away with a bunch of stuff you didn't really want or need.
  • Check reviews. Sale events can make you feel pressured to snatch up a discount which could cause you to skip reading through the product reviews as carefully as you usually would. This step is vital unless you're already familiar with the product and know for sure it's what you want.
  • Compare prices. As Amazon Prime Day is being launched close to Black Friday this year, it's a good idea to check out competitor prices online. By now, other retailers are very aware of Amazon's biggest deal day of the year, so there's a chance you could find similar or even better deals by shopping around.
  • Voice shop. If you have an Echo device, take advantage of exclusive deals by voice shopping with Alexa.

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