Amazon Prime perks and December savings


Those of you who live in the U.S. or Britain and have a Prime membership on Amazon can borrow one ebook a month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – that’s 12 free books a year! You can choose from more than 180,000 ebooks, including more than 100 New York Times bestsellers. And there are no due dates.

A Prime membership costs $79/year or £49/year, and it has other advantages. You’ll receive free two-day shipping on millions of items , plus unlimited streaming of more than 25,000 movies and TV shows. Read about all the Prime perks here.

And speaking of FREE…This month, Imajin Books, my publisher, has organized no less than 25 days of Christmas giveaways–between now and Christmas Day. Among the giveaways are five Smashwords titles:

      • IMAJIN THIS! – FREE Dec 1-25 http://ow.ly/fH4tv #25DaysofChristmas #ImajinBooks #kindle #nook #kobo #Apple formats
      • REMOTE CONTROL – FREE Dec 6-10 http://ow.ly/fH2QE Coupon JU22K #25DaysofChristmas #ImajinBooks #kindle #nook #kobo
      • SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET & OTHER CREEPY STORIES – FREE Dec 11-15 http://ow.ly/fH3qQ Coupon ZA77P #kindle #nook #kobo #25DaysofChristmas
      • THE OTHER FACE OF GOD – FREE Dec 16-20 http://ow.ly/fH42R Coupon PC47N #25DaysofChristmas #ImajinBooks #kindle #nook #kobo
      • WHAT FEARS BECOME FREE Dec 21-25 http://ow.ly/fH3Ga Coupon BF26Y #25DaysofChristmas #ImajinBooks #kindle #nook #kobo

And if books are on your Christmas gift list this year (and hopefully they are), you’ll save $1 on Imajin paperbacks on Createspace—up to and including Dec. 16. Check out the coupon codes for the various titles here.

Imajin is also holding its Rafflecopter Contest again—right up to and including Christmas Day. The prize is a $200 gift card from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Chapters. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form on Imajin’s contests-events page.

And a Kindle Fire HD is up for grabs in Imajin’s Twitter Party, Dec. 14-16, when we reach 5,000 followers. Readers can ask authors question throughout this event. Join the party on these days by following #ImajinBooks.

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About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based journalist and fiction writer.
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