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Quora offering free “Best of Quora 2010-2012″ ebook

Quora, the question and answer site that’s been praised for its engaging writing, just sent its top writers a hardcover collection of 100 or so of the best answers published over the past two years, and it’s released the text … Continue reading

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Read an Ebook Week means special deals and offers

When “Read an E-Book Week” was started in 2004, it made sense to try to expose more readers to the convenience of ebooks. The Kindle didn’t exist, the readers that did were expensive, and ebook editions were priced like hardcovers … Continue reading

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Why cloud-based ebooks bring out the Luddite in me

As I wrote previously, my current position on the books-in-the-cloud business model is that it’s deeply anti-consumer, because it takes away all concepts of ownership and passes the control upstream to the retailer and/or publisher. I’ve been surprised (but happy) … Continue reading

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Quick tip: Dealing with greyed-out books

Rarely, you’ll buy a book from the Kindle Store and it won’t download immediately to your device. Instead, the title will appear in your archive but it will be greyed out, with no option to complete the download. That’s what … Continue reading

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Amazon adds three more games to the Kindle Store

From the-digital-reader.com comes news that Amazon has rolled out more downloadable game apps for the Kindle platform; with these three latest additions, there are now at least six ways to avoid doing any actual reading on the Kindle. (Seven if … Continue reading

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Kindle software update 2.5.2 now available for everyone!

It’s here! It’s finally arrived! If, like me, you’ve been waiting for weeks now for that “late May” software update, you can turn off your Kindle’s wireless and download the update right now from Amazon’s website. There are four different … Continue reading

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Where's that Kindle 2.5 update?

It’s June 1st, and if you’re at all like me, you’re still reading on a Kindle running the 2.3.3 software (switch to your “Settings” screen and look in the lower right corner). Back in April, Kindle announced the 2.5 update … Continue reading

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Make sure you're ready for the Kindle 2.5 update

According to excited posts on various forums, Amazon has started to send out the 2.5 update to Kindle 2 and Kindle DX owners. To be more accurate, they started the rollout a couple of weeks ago, but that was considered … Continue reading

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