Amazon UK is offering discounts of up to 75% on some books of during its Black Friday week promotion.
Black Friday is traditionally an American promotional period, with retailers across all sectors offering discounts on the day after Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving is celebrated today (28th November).
Lightning deals offered by Amazon this morning include 70% off the £50 RRP of a box set of six Hilary Mantel novels (Fourth Estate) for a two-hour window (at £14.99), and the complete Harry Potter series (Bloomsbury) in paperback, which has an RRP of £59.99, discounted by 61% to £23.99.
Amazon is offering the audiobook of Learn Italian with Paul Noble (Collins) for £14.99, a 75% saving on the RRP of £59.99.
A commemorative edition of Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography (HarperPress) is priced at £9.99, a saving of 67% off the RRP of £30; and Mapping the First World War: The Great War through Maps from 1914-1918 (Collins) for £11.99, a saving of 60% off the RRP of £30.
The Black Friday deals week ends on December 1st.
Asda is also holding a Black Friday promotion for the first time this year, offering deals inshore on a range of items from 9am tomorrow (Friday 29th November). The supermarket has yet to confirm if books will be offered at a discount.