Black Friday evokes the best and worst of humanity. It’s a day of generosity, when people sacrifice their sleep, their time, and their sanity to get the best gifts possible for their friends and family. It’s also a day when people get trampled to death (sometimes literally) by mobs of crazed consumers.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Writers

Luckily for those of us who prefer to steer clear of the mob but still want to treat the ones we love (and ourselves!) to the best, there are plenty of deals to be found online.

In this post, we share the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals we’ve found for writers and those who love them.

Holiday Deals for Writers

Check back to this post on Monday when we’ll share the Cyber Monday deals.

Know about a great deal for writers that’s not on this list? Share it in the comments and I’ll add it to the post.

Do you have a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal for writers you know about? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll add it to the list.

Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links.

1. Become a Better Blogger

If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog or growing your existing blog, then I recommend Jeff Goins’, Intentional Blog course.

He is running a Black Friday deal on his Intentional Blog course for half off the normal price, only $97. The sale is only good through Monday, so get it now.

Learn more and sign up here »

2. Kindles!

Now you can get the best eReaders on the market for less than you’d spend on a nice pair of shoes.

The Kindle Paperwhite is especially great for readers. A dedicated eReader (meaning no apps or games to distract you), it feels like reading a paper book, except a paper book with backlit pages that you can read as easily at night as you can outside on a bright day. The battery lasts eight weeks, and it’s light enough to hold one handed for hours.

See all the Kindle deals here or check out the Kindle Paperwhite here.

This deal ends Monday, November 30.

3. NOOK Tablets!

Writers are readers.

Today you can get two new Samsung Galaxy Nook for a huge discount.

The NOOK Glowlight Plus is built for readers, lightweight, backlit, and readable for up to six weeks on a single charge.

The NOOK Galaxy tablet on the other hand is a full tablet, perfect for browsing the web, watching movies, and, of course, reading.

Barnes and Noble Black Friday Deals

4. 30% off any Print Book!

Black Friday Deals for Writers

Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are offering 30 percent off any book until the end of November if you use their codes HOLIDAY30 (for Amazon) and 30BFRIDAY (for Barnes & Noble).

UPDATE: Barnes & Noble is now down to just 25 percent off.

Why not use the deal to get one of our five favorite books on writing.

Or even my book, Let’s Write a Short Story?

Here’s how to get 30 percent off:

  1. Choose the book you want on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
  2. In your shopping cart, enter the Black Friday coupon code. For Amazon: HOLIDAY30. For Barnes & Noble: 30BFRIDAY 25CMONDAY.
  3. Confirm your discount and buy!

5. eBooks up to 80 percent off!

I mentioned the print books, but what about eBooks? Well, it looks like Amazon is the best bet today. There’s a long list of eBooks for $1.99, available today only.

Here’s the full list of $1.99 eBooks (scroll down to see the full list) and here are a few books that stood out:

6. 6 Months Free Evernote

I use Evernote constantly in my writing, and today, you can get six months of Evernote Plus and Premium free.

Click to check out the Evernote deal »

7. Writing Books 50 Percent Off

Writer's Digest Black Friday Deals for Writers

Writer’s Digest is hosting an amazing sale for writers to get 50 percent off nearly their entire catalogue of awesome books and seminars on writing.

PLUS you can use the code THANKS20 for an additional 20 percent off. Pretty good deal, right?

Check out all the deals »

Here are a few books and seminars I’d especially check out:

  • 2016 Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition
  • Writer’s Digest University By The Editors of Writer’s Digest
  • Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
  • Outlining Your Novel: Create a Roadmap to Storytelling Success by KM Weiland (webinar)

Do you have a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal for writers you know about? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll add it to the list.

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting

Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let’s Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).