Amazon has announced its Kindle First early-delivery eBook Program. Amazon's editors will select four Editors' Picks books each month. Each Editors' Pick is available for Kindle for $1.99 in advance of its official release date. Readers are limited to one book per month. The program was introduced on November 1.
Musician's Friend offers the Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp in four colors for $14.46 with free shipping. (Amazon offers it to Prime members in Burgundy or Aqua for the same price.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $8. It features volume, tone and overdrive controls, 9-volt battery, leather handle, and belt clip.
Amazon discounts a selection of children's eBooks for Kindle, with prices starting at 1 cent. That's one of the best sales we've seen on these titles at Amazon. Among the offerings are The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, and The Legend of Lightning Larry.
The Amazon MP3 Store offers downloads of the 100 Must-Have Classical Christmas Concertos MP3 Album for $1.09. That's the lowest price we could find for this 100-track, DRM-free holiday album, released in October. (iTunes charges $5.99.) Amazon MP3 Downloader is required.
Amazon offers Prime members The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray / DVD for $9.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend over $35 for free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $3.98.) That's $5 under our June mention, a current low by $5, and the lowest total price we've seen. It comes with an UltraViolet digital copy.
Amazon Local offers a coupon for $3 off downloads of select holiday albums from the Amazon MP3 Store. (The code will be automatically applied to your cart.) Choose from ten holiday albums, with prices starting at $2 (after coupon). That's the lowest price we could find by at least $3. Amazon MP3 Downloader is required. Deal ends December 22. A couple best bets, with prices after coupon:
Amazon MP3 Store offers 127 karaoke MP3 downloads from The Karaoke Channel for free. Each is at least $1 off. Choose from karaoke versions of songs from Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj's, Rascal Flatts, Flo Rida, New Kids On The Block, and more. Amazon MP3 Downloader is required.
Amazon offers its Prime members preorders for the 2-Disc Frozen on Blu-ray/DVD Combo for $24.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can get free shipping on orders of $35 or more; otherwise, shipping adds $3.98.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. Note that no release date is currently provided.
Also available are preorders for Frozen on DVD for $20.99 with free shipping for Prime members or the other shipping options listed above. That's $9 off and another price low.
Best Buy is taking preorders of the Fast & Furious 6 Blu-ray Steelbook for $19.99 with free shipping. (Amazon offers the same price for its Prime members.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $4. This collector's set includes the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD editions loaded with extra content.
Amazon offers its Prime members Office Space: Special Edition with Flair! on Blu-ray Disc for $4.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend over $35 for free shipping; otherwise, it adds $2.98.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. It includes special behind-the-scenes features and deleted scenes.
Walmart cut prices on select Blu-ray books to as low as $7.50, as listed below. Choose Site-to-Store pickup to avoid shipping fees, which start at $4.97. They're each at least $2 under the best we could find elsewhere. The deals:
Amazon offers Prime members over 800 Blu-ray disc moviesunder $10 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $3.98.) With prices starting $3.99, that's one of the strongest discounts we've seen on Blu-ray movies from Amazon this year, putting many at the lowest total price we could find. (We last saw an offer for $6 off select Blu-ray titles at Amazon in May.) Choose from titles such as Fight Club, Moneyball, Pulp Fiction, Elf, Braveheart, and more. Note that many titles are temporarily out of stock but still available to order. Some best bets:
Amazon offers Prime members the J.K. Rowling's The Hogwarts Library in Hardcover for $12.95 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, it adds $3.99.) That's $4 under last month's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $8. It includes Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Amazon offers the Universal 100th Anniversary Collection on Blu-ray for $133.49 with free shipping. That's $9 under our mention from a week ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $76.) This collection was released in November 2012 and includes a 72-page book and 25 discs with movies including Jaws, Dracula, The Sting, The Birds, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Out of Africa, Apollo 13, Spartacus, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Despicable Me.
For its Prime members, Amazon offers The Ender Quartet Mass Market Paperback Box Set for $14.99 with free shipping. (Non-Prime members can spend $35 to earn free shopping, otherwise it's $3.99.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $3. The set includes Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and its three sequels: Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind.
Barnes & Noble offers the The Legend of Zelda Paperback Box Set for $34.99 with free shipping. (Amazon charges the same to Prime members.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $9. This set includes 10 volumes of the Legend of Zelda manga.