1. The price of the latest-generation Oasis may be cut by $50. 2. You may expect a free Kindle Unlimited or Audible Plus subscription bundled with the device.
In the entire history of shopping events, the Oasis was offered for a reduced price only once. It happened in 2017, and it applied only to the most expensive version with cellular connectivity. The deal was symbolic – 14% off the list price.
And then came Prime Day 2020. The price of the latest-generation Kindle Oasis was cut by as much as $75, so you could get this 7-inch device for only $175.
Would the same Kindle Oasis 3 price be offered during Black Friday 2020 event on Amazon? It’s possible, but I rather expect to see the deal price set at $199.99, compared to the regular price of $249.99.
On Prime Day the money not earned on devices is balanced with the money earned on new Prime subscriptions. This factor is out on Black Friday. Plus, giving the Oasis the full deal mode would highly decrease the value of this top-end model.
Opposite to the basic Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite 4, I expect the price of Kindle Oasis 3 to be a bit higher than on Prime Day. Plus, there would be more attractive Kindle Unlimited and Audible Plus free plans.
What may be the big thing this Black Friday is extra benefits that come with Kindle models. One obvious pick is a free Kindle Unlimited – I expect the 6-month subscription to be bundled with Kindle Oasis 3.
I hope Amazon will go one more step further with free subscriptions and offer Kindle models with a free Audible Plus subscription plan – instead of Kindle Unlimited or as an option.
Audible Plus is an affordable audiobook subscription which lets you access, stream and download original audio productions, popular podcasts, documentaries, and full-length audiobooks.
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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
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