UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest Prime Early Access Sale deals on Kindles:
BEST KINDLE PAPERWHITE DEAL: The 2021 Kindle Paperwhite (8GB) features a bright 6.8-inch display and a battery life of up to 10 weeks (!) per charge — $99.99
$139.99(save $40) + free 3 months of Kindle Unlimited
BEST KINDLE OASIS DEAL: The 2019 Kindle Oasis (8GB) is a premium pick with a 7-inch, 300 ppi flush-front screen and waterproofing — $179.99
$249.99(save $70) + free 3 months of Kindle Unlimited
BEST KINDLE KIDS DEAL: The Kindle Paperwhite Kids (11th generation) helps little ones establish healthy reading habits with zero distractions — $109.99
$159.99(save $50) + free 1 year subscription of Amazon Kids+
BEST KINDLE BUNDLE DEAL: Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Essentials Bundle includes a 2021 Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, a wireless charging dock, and an Amazon leather cover — $171.97
$259.97(save $88 as a Prime member)
If you're adding books to your reading list way faster than you're finishing them, you might want to try an e-reader. The convenience of having a slim portable device that can store an entire library might give you one fewer reason to flake on your annual reading goals — plus, there's nothing like seeing that Goodreads number go up.
Amazon is planning on kicking off the holiday season even earlier this year, with its first-ever Prime Early Access Sale on Oct. 11 and 12 — but savvy shoppers can already get the ball rolling with deals on Kindle e-readers. Below, you'll find a running list of the best Kindle deals that are already live ahead of the official sale. So far, they haven't reached the all-time low prices we saw on Prime Day 2022, but we'll be updating this page as discounts continue to roll in, so check back often if you're set on a specific device.
Kindle Paperwhite deals
Why we like it
Last year's Kindle Paperwhite refresh upgraded an already-fantastic e-reader with a larger, brighter 300 ppi glare-free display, smaller bezels, USB-C charging with up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns. Mashable tech reporter Alex Perry said it was a little laggy in his review, but wound up deeming it "an elegant e-reader that is enjoyable to use" overall.
Grab the entry-level (8GB) model on sale for just $99.99 this Prime Day part two — that's 29% off its $139.99 MSRP and just 5 bucks short of its lowest price to date. It comes with three free months of Kindle Unlimited. Want extra storage? It'll only cost you $5 more for 16GB.
More Prime Early Access Sale deals on the Kindle Paperwhite
Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite (10th generation, 32GB) — $69.99
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (11th generation, 32 GB) — $134.99
$189.99(save 29%) + free 3 months of Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Oasis deals
Why we like it
The 10th-gen Kindle Oasis from 2019 was a pretty boring upgrade over the previous model from 2017, but it's still one of the nicest Amazon e-readers you can buy. Highlights include a 7-inch, 300 ppi flush-front display, an adjustable warm light, and waterproofing.
The 8GB base model usually retails for $269.99, but Amazon will give it to you for just $179.99 ahead of the Prime Early Access Sale — that's a 26% savings and just 5 bucks short of its record-low. It also comes with three free months of Kindle Unlimited.
More Prime Day deals on the Kindle Oasis
Kindle Oasis (10th generation, 32GB) — $199.99
$299.99(save $80) + free 3 months of Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Oasis (10th generation, 32GB) with WiFi + Cellular Connectivity — $269.99
Kindle Kids deals
Why we like it
The Paperwhite Kids is strictly an e-reader, so kiddos don't have access to the internet or distracting games and ads — just a library of their favorite stories. Plus, there's a built-in dashboard where parents can set educational goal and manage content like age filters, bedtimes, and reading progress.
This e-reader also ships with a kid-friendly cover, a two-year worry-free guarantee, and a year's worth of Amazon Kids+ (normally $4.99/month for Prime members), which unlocks access to tons of books at a variety of reading levels. Prime members can snag one on sale for just $109.99, which is $50 off its usual retail price of $159.99. Pro tip: You can get double the storage space (16 GB vs. 8 GB) for just $5 more.
Kindle bundle deals
Why we like it
This absolute steal of a bundle comes with an ad-free 11th-gen Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, a wireless charging dock, and an Amazon-designed leather Kindle cover that automatically puts the device to sleep when it's closed (and wakes it upon unfolding). The Signature Edition features all the same specs as the 2021 Paperwhite, plus wireless charging, an auto-adjusting front light, and 32 GB storage (rather than 8 GB).
A $259.97 value, you'll pay just $171.97 (or 34% off) ahead of the official sale kickoff on Oct. 11, which is less than the Signature Edition costs on its own.
More Prime Early Access Sale deals on Kindle bundles
2021 Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle — $117.97
2022 Kindle Kids Essentials Bundle (Pre-Order) — $137.97
2022 Kindle Essentials Bundle (Pre-Order) — $154.97
2021 Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Essential Bundle (with fabric cover) — $162.97
2022 Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle (Pre-Order) — $499.97
$539.97(save $40) + free 4 months of Kindle Unlimited