Archive | February, 2009

Looking beyond the “Text-to-Speech” Kindle Kerfuffle

(My weekly post for TeleRead.com for Friday, 2.13.09) By Stephen Windwalker, founder and publisher of the weekly Kindle Nation newsletter This week we shall speak of robots and pirates and a kerfuffle without a cause. Or not. Among the more intriguing innovations new to Amazon’s just-launched but still unshipped Kindle 2 is a “Text-to-Speech” Read-to-Me […]

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Special Opportunity for Kindle 1 Owners

From Amazon’s new Kindle 2 web page: Even though we’ve increased our manufacturing capacity, we want to be sure our original Kindle owners are first in line to receive Kindle 2. Place your Kindle 2 order by midnight PST on February 10th and you will receive first priority. Here’s something cool just reported by Len […]

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Q & A on the Kindle press conference

What follows are my questions. We’ll see how many Amazon answers. What are they calling the new Kindle? Bezos: “Today I’m excited to introduce the Kindle 2.” Here’s a link to the new Kindle 2 detail page. “If you have previously placed an order for Kindle 1, and have not yet received it, your order […]

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A Stephen King exclusive for the Kindle

A Stephen King exclusive for the Kindle

News is spreading this morning that, among other things, Jeff Bezos will announce today that Amazon has signed Stephen King on for a (temporarily) Kindle exclusive book deal. This is a great idea. And I apologize for being a teensy bit self-referential in pasting in this paragraph from p. 92 of the August 2008 paperback […]

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