Archive for February, 2009

New blog post about Kindle bestsellers and negotiations with dinosaurs….

February 27, 2009
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Stephen Windwalker has filed his weekly Kindle column at Teleread.com, “Kindle store bestsellers: From free to DRM-free?” @ http://tinyurl.com/WWTeleread227 ©Kindle Nation Daily 2010

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Just released in the Kindle Store: The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2

February 24, 2009
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Just released in the Kindle Store: The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2

(The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2: A Kindle Owner’s Toolkit Of Over 500 Tips, Tricks, and Links To Help You Get the Most Out of Amazon’s Revolutionary e-Book Reader & Free Wireless Web Browser has been live in Amazon’s Kindle Store since Sunday afternoon and has already cracked the top 25 bestsellers there, although the...

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How Many, How Many I Wonder, But They Really Don’t Want to Tell

February 20, 2009
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(Weekly blog post at TeleRead.com) By Stephen Windwalker, with apologies to songwriters Don Robertson and Howard Barnes and artists Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Les Paul and Mary Ford for the title of this post Even if I had never been a guest on the show, I’m sure I would make a regular weekly routine of listening to Len Edgerly’s...

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Amazon is Keeping Up with Its Kindle 2 Order Flow

February 14, 2009
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Although there have been rumors that Amazon would quickly sell out of the Kindle 2, current indications are that the company has done a better job this time of preparing for the demand. Kindle 2 sales have been extremely brisk, but an order placed this morning for a Kindle 2 with one-day shipping ($3.99 with Amazon Prime) still shows...

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Order these free books for your Kindle 2 before they disappear

February 14, 2009
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Here’s a money-saving tip for new Kindlers who are awaiting for the arrival of their Kindle 2. Amazon, publishers, and authors often get together to offer temporary “zero-price promotions” on popular books in the Kindle Store, in addition to the thousands of free public-domain titles that are now available. Naturally, these books do not remain free forever, but you...

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

February 13, 2009
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(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 feature wherein a somewhat...

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Special Opportunity for Kindle 1 Owners

February 9, 2009
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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 Edgerly of the Kindle...

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Q & A on the Kindle press conference

February 9, 2009
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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 will automatically be upgraded...

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Recording a snapshot: from the Kindle detail page, 8:40 am EST 2.9.09

February 9, 2009
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To see the pertinent Kindle detail as it appeared directly on the Kindle detail page in the main Amazon store as of 8:40 a.m. 2.9.09, click here. Meanwhile, here’s a great post by Dana Blankenhorn over at ZDNet: Time for Kindle to go open source Amazon share price at 10 a.m. – $66.55 ©Kindle Nation Daily 2010

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A Stephen King exclusive for the Kindle

February 9, 2009
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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 print edition of The...

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