Amazon Prime Day has been an ongoing program that sees thousands of items heavily discounted over the course of a single day. This year, Amazon is going to extend the holiday for 48 hours, giving people ample opportunity to capitalize on the deals and is most assured that the extra day will shatter all sorts of records for the number things sold and the profits the company has made.
The biggest deals are normally reserved for Amazon branded devices such as Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Echo products. This year should be no different, although I wish more publishers offered discounted ebooks.
Prime Day sales are designed for Amazon Prime members, and a Prime membership is required to get the deals. Prime Day discounts will be available to Amazon customers in the United States, UK, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Canada, Australia, Belgium, UAE, Austria, Spain, Singapore, and the Netherlands.
Going forward, it is surmised that Amazon will run the two day Prime Day every year going forward. This is similar to how Black Friday turned into a weekly event and Boxing Day turned into boxing week.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.