Amazon has sprung a surprise sale on on its website, with discounts on the Kindle Paperwhite reader and select Fire tablets. Amazon sales are few and far between and are usually reserved for Black Friday or Prime Day, but we'll take a price drop any day of the week.

The popular Kindle Paperwhite is £20 cheaper, so you can get it from £89.99 on Amazon.co.uk, which is a veritable bargain.

The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's mid-range reading device, offering an illuminated display, meaning you can keep reading those blockbuster novels when the lights go out. It's perfect for curling up on the sofa as autumn really sets in

For those looking for a cheaper tablet, then the Amazon Fire might be just the ticket. There are discounts on the Fire 7, Fire HD 8 and the Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition.

The first two are great tablets, but with the Fire 7 now available for £39.99, it's almost silly not to buy one. The Fire HD 8 offers a step-up in performance and has £20 off the price.

For those looking for the perfect tablet for the kids, then the Kids Edition is worth investigating. It comes with a case (a choice of colours is available) and once the tablet is in the case, it's virtually indestructible. If you do destroy it, it's covered by a 2-year guarantee.

You also get Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited for a year. This is a subscription offering that means that you'll be served up age-appropriate content on the tablet, so you (as a parent) don't have to constantly update the content. There's also some of the best parental controls you find on any tablet.

We're not sure how long these deals will last, so be sure to snap them up quick to avoid missing out.