Amazon Prime Day Kindle deals 2024: the best early deals and latest news

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When the Amazon Prime Day deals come calling, it's the ideal time to score the best Amazon Prime Day Kindle deals. 

Taking place on July 16 and July 17, you'll likely need to wait for those days before you see discounts on Amazon's in-house e-readers. 

With that in mind, we suggest you have a read of our best Kindles buyer's guide to get an idea of what Kindle is suite for you so you can be prepared for scoring a deal on exactly what you're after. Just keep in mind you'll need to be a member of Amazon Prime to tap into Prime Day deals. Luckily, you can sign up for a free trial; more on that later. 

So read on for everything you need to know about the best Amazon Prime Day Kindle deals and what to expect.

Today's best Kindle deals ahead of Prime Day

For Kindle deals you'll likely need to wait for Prime Day itself next week as there aren't any early deals available at the moment. 

However, you can currently score three months free of Kindle Unlimited, which will work well with Amazon's Kindle app on smartphones and tablets while you wait for a Kindle. 

Speaking of which, we've also flagged tow US deals for Amazon Fire tablets that work well as a form of e-reader. Soc check those out below, and scroll down to our widget that'll flag Kindle deals and bundles as and when they pop up. 

Amazon Kindle Unlimited: free for three months

Amazon Kindle Unlimited: free for three months
Save $30 / £24 and get yourself unlimited access to over a million books, magazines, and audiobooks for three months with this members-exclusive deal ahead of Amazon Prime Day. Read and download books onto any Kindle, iOS, Android, PC or Mac and enjoy offline reading anywhere with this rare extended free trial.

Amazon Fire HD 8: $129.99 now $54.99 at Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 8: was $129.99 now $54.99 at Amazon
Small and therefore very portable, the Fire HD 8 is a neat little tablet. It has an all-day battery life of up to 13 hours with its 8-inch HD screen allowing you to browse social media, watch some shows, or look up some useful websites. There’s Alexa support too if you’d like to use it as a smart home hub, while easy-to-use parental controls could prove very useful on a long trip. It’s not powerful but it offers the essentials.

Amazon Fire HD 10: $179.99now $84.99 at Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 10: was $179.99 now $84.99 at Amazon
A little bigger in size, the Amazon Fire HD 10 also sports a better screen thanks to its full HD panel. Content looks nicer, plus it has a convenient 5MP front-facing camera for taking calls as you move. It all comes together to provide a slightly faster and more appealing way to use a tablet, while still keeping costs down and providing that all-important Alexa support.

Amazon Prime Day Kindle Deals: FAQs

When will Amazon Prime Day 2024 start?

Amazon Prime Day 2024 will take place on July 16 – 17. The event starts at midnight on Tuesday and runs through until 23:59 on Wednesday.

Even though some early Prime Day deals are available now, the bulk of the offers will be available during those 48 hours, including a few limited-time lightning deals.

We could also see a second Prime Day in late October, which has become a commonplace addition to the retail calendar in recent years.

Will you need Amazon Prime to get these deals?

Yep, you'll need to be an active Amazon Prime member to get your hands on Prime Day's exclusive discounts. While there are usually some non-exclusive price cuts available at the retailer over the period of the event, discounts on own-brand tech like Kindles, Amazon Echo, Fire TV Sticks, and so on are almost always exclusive to Prime members. 

The good news is that if you're not an existing Amazon Prime member, you can easily sign up to the retailer's 30-day free trial ahead of Prime Day. Doing so will not only get you full unlimited access to all the exclusive discounts on offer but also plenty of time to check out the other associated perks like free delivery, streaming services, and various other freebies. 

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial
If you've never signed up before you can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime to get access to each year's Prime Day deals. You get the same benefits as paid members, including free delivery, and access to other services such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Gaming and more. You can cancel at any time during the trial to avoid paying the regular fee, which is $14.99 / £8.99 per month.

Is Amazon Prime Day the best time for Kindle deals?

Kindle Unlimited library on a Kindle ereader

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Amazon Prime Day tends to be the best time of the year to get discounts on own-brand tech. This doesn't just include Kindles, but also Echo smart speakers, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and Ring home security cameras. All these Amazon devices should have healthy discounts so it's definitely worth shopping around on Prime Day if you're a Prime member. 

If you're interested, you can see a full run-down of last year's best Prime Day Kindle deals just down below. You'll see that these deals include excellent price cuts in both the US and UK for the Paperwhite, standard Kindle, Scribe, and Oasis. Generally speaking, we're expecting similar price cuts this year - with perhaps a few new records considering that all the latest Kindle models are a little older now. 

Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?

Amazon Kindle Unlimited is a fantastic service that perfectly compliments any Amazon Kindle device. You get unlimited access to a library of over one million books and magazines, plus some free audiobook narration on select titles, courtesy of Audible. It's good value, at just $7.95 / £7.99 a month, and you'll never run out of fantastic content.

That said, Prime members get access to the Prime reading service. It's like a stripped-down version of Kindle Unlimited, and has a few thousand free titles. So if you have Prime, even if you don't want to sign up to Kindle Unlimited, you'll still have plenty of books to read with your Kindle device.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.

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