In case you weren’t already aware, March 1 marks the start of National Reading Month. And to celebrate the occasion, Amazon is planning some Kindles deals that start on March 3. So if you’re in the market for a new ebook reader, it would be wise to put off your purchase for a few days.
The sale runs from Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. PST through Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. PST. During that week, Amazon plans to knock $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle for Kids Bundle; $35 off the Kindle Essentials Bundle; and $40 off the Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle.
That will bring the PCMag Editors’ Choice-winning Kindle Paperwhite down to just $99.99 and the already affordable and also highly rated Kindle to $59.99. Note that if you opt for the cheaper model, you’ll have to deal with “special offers” (aka ads) on your device’s lockscreen.
“Overall, we prefer the Kindle Paperwhite for its bright edge lighting, high-resolution screen, and speedy performance—these features make it worth the extra cost, and our Editors’ Choice,” we wrote in our Kindle review.
The Kindle for Kids Bundle, which includes a Kindle without sponsored screensavers plus a cover and a two-year guarantee, will be $104.98 during next week’s sale. Amazon is currently selling that bundle, which normally retails for $124.98, for $99.99, so it’s actually cheaper right now than it will be during the promotion.
The Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle, which includes a Kindle Paperwhite plus a leather cover and power adapter, will be $139.97 during the National Reading Month sale while the Kindle Essentials Bundle, which includes a Kindle plus a cover and power adapter, will be $94.97.
Meanwhile, Amazon is planning to offer 20 percent off Kindle gear gift bundles including the luggage tag and travel mug; luggage tag and water bottle; tote bag and umbrella; tote bag and water bottle; and backpack, luggage tag, and travel mug.
Finally, for the entire month of March, the company will offer up to 80 percent off more than 500 books, including popular titles like The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter, Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar, and Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Harvey. For the full list of book deals, head here.