Discount Codes for eBooks and Textbooks

Below is a list of discount codes from Kobo,, eHarlequin,, and CourseSmart for savings on various ebooks and textbooks.

As usual, some publishers don’t allow discounting on their ebooks so the codes won’t work for all titles. These include Random House: Imprints Ballantine, Bantam, Broadway Books, Crown, Dell, Doubleday, Knopf; Penguin: Imprints Dorling Kindersley, Alpha, Pearson; Time Warner: Imprints Grand Central, Hachette, Little Brown, Warner; Harper Collins: Imprints Hyperion, Zondervan; and Simon & Schuster.

Get $1 off select Kobo eBooks with coupon code Kobodollaroff. This code is valid through August 31st and is a single-use coupon, meaning you can only use it once per account.

Get 20% off ebooks at Kobo with coupon code “June20off”. This code expires on December 31st, 2011 and is also a single-use coupon.

For the month of August, get 20% off ebooks in the following categories with code categorysalecp: Computers, Performing Arts, Sex, Sports, and Health & Fitness.

Back to School Promotion at for 5% off purchases of ebooks. Use coupon: BTSBOOK%SALEcp. This code is valid until February 28, 2012.

Summer Promotion at grants $15 off on purchases of $100 or more. Use code: SUMMEREBOOKScp. This code expires on August 31, 2011.

Spend $15 or more and get $5 off your order on Harlequin eBooks. Use Code SAVE5DOLLARS to claim the discount. This offer expires on December 31st, 2011.

Save an extra 10% on romance, fantasy, and scintillating suspense books with code SAVE10EHQN. This code does not give an expiration date.

Get 5% off any purchase over $150 at with coupon SAVE5. This coupon is valid through October 31st, 2011 and does not include Aplia products and textbook rentals.

Take $10 off your purchases of $80 or more at with coupon code FBTS10 This coupon expires on September 30th, 2011 and does not include Aplia products and textbook rentals.


This last code from is only valid for three more days; it expires on August 13th. Buy 2 and get 10% off your eTextbook purchase with coupon code BUY2SAVE10.

7 Responses to “Discount Codes for eBooks and Textbooks”

  1. Thanks for the posting!

  2. Hello. Am enjoying your e-reader articles but it makes it that much harder to choose one that I can afford and that will be right for me. Do you have a comparison feature somewhere? Also, what’s holding me back is concern over any kind of radiation hazards from such things as the wireless, 3G and infrared touchscreens.

    Also, any word on the new Sony models that’ll be coming out sometime this summer? We have a Sony store nearby and they only had the 5-inch pocket model for sale.


    • Yeah, here’s the link to the ereader comparison tables. There are also a number of comparison reviews pitting specific devices against each other scattered around this site. They can be found by scrolling through the reviews category or by running searches with the search box in the upper right.

      Sony will likely announce their new ereaders later this month and then start shipping them in September.

  3. I just tried the ‘kobodollaroff’ code and it wouldn’t accept it, but the June20off did work for me (on Aug. 12).

  4. I was just curious, where do you find the coupon codes for kobobooks? I didn’t see them mentioned on the website or in my emails from them.