Category Archives: Kindle

Checking out Kindle ebooks from the public library: a quick demo

While I was wrapping up a conference on a totally unrelated matter yesterday, Amazon unveiled its long awaited public library lending feature for Kindle ebooks. You can find out the official details at www.amazon.com/kindle/publiclibraries. This morning I gave it a … Continue reading

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Here’s an RSS feed for Amazon’s new Kindle Daily Deal

If you’re a bargain hunter when it comes to ebooks, there’s now a new source for discounted titles: Kindle Daily Deal at amazon.com/kindledailydeal. It’s similar to the Gold Box daily specials that Amazon has offered for years now, but focused … Continue reading

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Amazon launches “Kindle Indie Books” section on Kindle Store

Yesterday, author Brendan Gannon noticed that Amazon rolled out a new section called “Kindle Indie Books” on the Kindle Store. It’s not another publishing imprint (I guess they couldn’t use the term “indie” otherwise), but rather a human- and machine-curated … Continue reading

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Amazon releases Kindle Cloud Reader, HTML5 web app that runs on iPad

Amazon surprised everyone this morning by announcing a new way to read your Kindle books if you’re on an iPad or computer. It’s called Kindle Cloud Reader, and it’s an HTML5 web application that runs in modern browsers and gives … Continue reading

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Amazon makes it easier for anyone to submit to the Kindle Singles program

The Kindle Singles program—which is not about individually wrapped cheese slices, but rather short ebooks consisting of novellas, short stories, essays and articles—has been running since the beginning of 2011, but Amazon hasn’t publicized the submissions process very much. The … Continue reading

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Sci-fi mag experiments with freemium model on Kindle Store

Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine has switched to a freemium subscription model on the Kindle Store. A lot of the blogs that covered this last week sort of glossed over it, I imagine because we’re all getting inured to the … Continue reading

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Kindle library lending coming to U.S. next month?

Last April, Amazon announced it would offer Kindle books at public libraries by the end of 2011. Amazon still won’t give a definite date, but Steve Potash, the CEO of OverDrive (which is providing the technology behind the library lending … Continue reading

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You can now rent textbooks from the Amazon Kindle Store

Today Amazon announced the opening of its new Kindle Textbooks store (www.amazon.com/kindletextbooks). Titles will be available to rent for periods from 30 to 360 days, and you can increase the rental period in increments as small as one day, or … Continue reading

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