The best Amazon Kindle deals in December 2022

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It won't be long until some serious Kindle deals are upon us as we hit the end-of-year sales extravaganza. There are signs that Black Friday deals are already here and popular tech items such as Amazon's ereader range are bound to feature. If you want to buy one today we've rounded up all the cheapest Kindle deals available right now.

Below you'll find every available model including the basic entry-level Kindle, the feature-rich Paperwhite, and the premium Kindle Oasis reader. We'd suggest waiting for the Amazon Black Friday deals to get the best price as that's when the best Black Friday Kindle deals will be available. And while there aren't any discounts for the yet-to-be-released Kindle Scribe, we've also taken a look at what to expect there. 

If you have no idea where to start, check out our look at the best Kindle which explains all the key differences. You may wish to consider other brands too so our best ereader guide will help there. 

Alternatively, if you want to do more than just read ebooks, all the latest tablet deals may prove useful. In particular, Amazon Fire tablet deals can be a cheaper alternative while giving you easy access to the Kindle store. Don't forget Samsung tablet deals and iPad deals too, depending on your budget and needs.

Kindle deals

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Kindle (2022)

A cheap, basic and capable ereader

Screen size: 6-inch | Storage: 16GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 158g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Battery life: Up to six weeks

Great battery life
Excellent resolution
No adjustable warm light

Amazon's update to the entry-level Kindle is a fairly noticeable one. While it might look the same as before, once you use it, you'll realise the screen is better thanks to it now having the higher resolution of 300ppi seen on the Paperwhite. Superior battery life of up to six weeks is also a huge help here. 

It's a bit pricier than it once was at $99.99/£84.99 but the extra cost is worth it when you get a similar experience to the Paperwhite. An adjustable warm light would have been helpful but with extra storage (now 16GB), superior resolution, and the same comfy build as before, the Kindle (2022) will still delight most users.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Advanced device with a backlit screen and waterproofing

Screen size: 6-inch | Storage: 8GB/32GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 182g | Backlight: yes | Touchscreen: yes | Battery life: up to six weeks

The updated Kindle Paperwhite launched back in September 2021 for $139.99/£129.99 with numerous upgrades over the previous model including a 6.8-inch glare-free screen and adjustable warm light to improve reading conditions during day or night. There's enough space for thousands of books, as well as a considerable battery life of up to 10 weeks.

In the months since launch, we've seen the price fall by £30 numerous times in the UK, which shows Amazon is willing to discount its latest tech even a short while after release. For the more enthusiastic readers, we'd definitely suggest this model over the standard Kindle as the improved screen and adjustable light are both excellent features that you'll appreciate for extended or frequent reading sessions.

kindle oasis

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Kindle Oasis

Amazon's best and most powerful ereader

Screen size: 7-inch | Storage: 8GB/32GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 188g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes (and page turn buttons) | Battery life: up to six weeks

New screen shade look great
Better for night-reading
Not much else has changed
Still seriously expensive

Amazon has just updated the previous-gen Kindle Oasis to an all-new version. The Kindle Oasis (2019) prices start at $249.99/£229.99/AU$399. It isn't all that different from the 2017 model in all honesty but that one is being phased out of stores now.

The main new feature is an amber-shade option for the screen background. This 'warm' light has a much more natural feel, like an old paperback. It looks rather lovely and is less of a strain on your eyes, especially if you're reading at night and wanting to wind down. 

Otherwise, this is the same beautifully-designed waterproof luxury e-reader as last time out. Those page turns buttons are a neat feature though as they keep the screen clean and work much more accurately than the sometimes errant screen taps/swipes. There's no getting around the initial asking price is seriously high though, meaning the Paperwhite is still much easier to recommend.

Kindle Scribe

Kindle Scribe

For the reader and writer

Screen size: 10.2-inch | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 433g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Battery life: up to twelve weeks

Large display
Can write on it as well as read
Expensive

The new Kindle Scribe is expensive but it offers a lot of functionality for the price. Besides being a 10.2-inch ereader that offers the same 300ppi glare-free properties of the Paperwhite, it also enables you to write notes, diaries, lists, and anything else that occurs to you, courtesy of the bundled-in stylus. Combined with the e-ink screen that's so much kinder on the eyes, it's a reasonable alternative to a tablet for certain purposes.

It's possible to choose from a variety of included templates so you can write on lined paper, grid paper, checklists, and other options. It's also simple to add your signature to PDF files, annotate them, or create sticky notes in documents such as Microsoft Word. Plus, you can also add notes to your favorite Kindle books which will make studying much more convenient. It's overkill for some users but if you're keen to write up your memoirs as well as read someone else's, it's exceptionally promising.

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Amazon Kindle Kids Edition

A Kindle with child-friendly features and bonuses

Screen size: 6-inch | Storage: 8GB | Resolution: 167ppi | Weight: 288g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Battery life: Up to four weeks

Child-safety features
Includes a cover
1 year free access to 1000 ebooks
Costs more than standard Kindle

The Kindle Kids Edition takes the 2019 entry-level Kindle (mentioned earlier) and adds a bunch of assuring child-friendly features. It comes with a cover as standard along with a nice 2-year warranty that covers any form of breakage (excellent for clumsy kids). The Kindle Kids Edition isn't waterproof like the Paperwhite, but the extended warranty has you covered there. The built-in dictionary (just hold your finger on a word) is a fantastic learning resource and there's a vocabulary builder option too.

A partner app allows parents to track how much time their children have been reading along with what they're reading. There are no games or web browsers included on this Kindle, so you never have to worry about them straying from their book. You also get a year of free access to over 1000 child-friendly titles and other ebooks can be added from the Kindle store. With double the storage of the cheapest Kindle at 8GB, you'll have plenty of space for them too.

Some parents may want to consider the cheaper standard Kindle instead if their child is arguably getting a little old for the safety features (they might keep the same ereader for years remember) or if the restrictions seem a bit much for ebook content. On the plus side, you can unlock the extra features, making it a standard Kindle if you decide to do so via a PIN code. The Kindle Kids Edition is priced at $109 in the US and £99 in the UK.

Kindle deals: FAQS

What makes a good Kindle price?

These ereaders don't have LCD screens or powerful internal components. So you'll find Kindle sale prices are far cheaper than tablets and phones. The screens are fantastic for glare-free reading and an immediate improvement over using the Kindle app on your phone or tablet too.

If you can find the Kindle Paperwhite for under US$129/£120/AU$199 you're getting a good price. The new entry-level Kindle 2019 model will surely see some discounts soon on its $89.99/£69/AU$139 price. The top of the line Kindle Oasis model prices start at $269/£229/AU$389 and rarely drop lower.

What do 'Special Offers' mean on the Kindle listings?

When looking at a Kindle ereader listing, whether it's on Amazon's website, or a different retailer, you'll often see 'includes special offers' in the title or item description. Choose 'without special offers' and the price will jump up £10/US$20.

Essentially, these Special Offers act as Amazon-based screensaver-style advertisements on your Kindle device. So when you pop your Kindle on from sleep mode you'll see an ad for a book on Amazon's Kindle store, or maybe a third party ad.

Annoying right? Actually, I opted for the Special Offers (I do love a cheap deal), and it's not bothered me one bit. You can swipe the ad away easily (no trying to find the tiny X icon here) and get on with your reading straight away. When in sleep mode, the ads cycle on the screen, but they're not illuminated and they don't seem to consume any power. They don't slow anything down when powering on the device after shutdown either. The ads are replaced with generic artwork if you have them removed.

Seeing as these ads don't interfere with the experience at all, I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money to block them. Hey, some of the sales have been worth clicking through to. If you really don't like them though, you can always pay the difference at a later date to get them removed. So we'd opt for the cheaper 'includes special offers' option first.

James Pickard
Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.