Archive for June, 2009

Kindle Troubleshooting 101: If You Can’t Open Any of Your Kindle Books….

June 30, 2009
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Here’s the kind of situation that I tend too easily to ignore (once I have solved it) because it seems like it must be a fluke that isn’t going to occur often enough to bother bringing it up here at Kindle Nation. But after I experienced it twice in my first two weeks with my new Kindle DX, two...

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How Many Copies Can You Download When You Buy a Kindle Book? We’ll Let You Know….

June 29, 2009
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“We face new situations every day and quite frankly we’ve never run into this problem before, but now that you’ve raised the issue please know that it will be addressed directly.” Maybe. Dan Cohen at the Geardiary.com blog goes into great detail sharing a blow-by-blow description of his difficulties getting a straight story from Amazon on several kinds of...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Another way to do higher math using the Kindle

June 29, 2009
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Thanks to faithful Kindle Nation subscriber Bob for this helpful follow-up to this week’s Kindle Nation post, Kindle DX Secrets: It’s a Calculator! Hi Stephen, In your most recent Kindle Nation, you mentioned how to do basic Math on the DX. There is another way that I use on my Kindle 2 by going online. Most folks do not...

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Throw Out the Kindle Baby, But Keep the Bathwater

June 21, 2009
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Throw Out the Kindle Baby, But Keep the Bathwater

Technology blogger Mike Elgan posted a very smart piece – Elgan: Why the iPhone doesn’t matter – in which he argues a strong point, much more elegantly, that I have been making since the Kindle first appeared: that the device is almost always secondary to what it connects us with. While he focuses primarily on the iPhone, he carries...

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Kindle DX Drop Tests, Intentional and Otherwise

June 21, 2009
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Although I said in my Kindle DX review last week that I lacked the courage to put my new Kindle DX through any intentional drop tests, it turns out that it did not take long for such a test to occur on its own. On Saturday morning I was getting back into my car at Starbucks in Cushing Square...

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Wire Up and Tag Kindlepedia to Educate Yourself Any Time on Any Topic

June 21, 2009
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Wire Up and Tag Kindlepedia to Educate Yourself Any Time on Any Topic

First, a tip of the hat to Edukindle creator Will DeLamater and Kindle Formatting author Joshua Tallent for creating the Kindlepedia tool discussed here and for Kindle Chronicles podcaster Len Edgerly for bringing it to my attention by featuring it on his program recently, and to old friend, author, teacher, fellow traveler and classmate of Len’s and mine Ned...

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Kindle DX Secrets: It’s a Calculator!

June 21, 2009
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Kindle DX Secrets: It’s a Calculator!

Congratulations to BlogKindle for this very cool Kindle DX find! Turns out that the Kindle DX works as a calculator, complete with basic math as well as some commonly used trigonometric functions. Just type a formula (2+2, 2*2, 2-2, 2/2, etc.) as you would type any search term at the Home screen and the solution will appear on the...

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Curious about Kindle sales numbers?

June 21, 2009
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Curious about Kindle sales numbers?

Curious about Kindle sales numbers? If so, there has been plenty to chew on in the last few days. Let’s just establish up front that, in the long run, the most important Kindle sales numbers involve calculations of how many Kindle books — or any other e-books, for that matter — are being purchased and downloaded. Those are the...

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Free Kindle Nation Shorts – I:3, 6.12.2009 – "Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store" a short story by Robin Sloan

June 21, 2009
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Free Kindle Nation Shorts – I:3, 6.12.2009 – "Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store" a short story by Robin Sloan

Welcome to Free Kindle Nation Shorts, No. 3, a striving-to-be-regular Friday feature of the Kindle Nation Daily Blog. As we continue to form new bonds with indie-minded authors and publishers, I am very pleased to have connected with author Robin Sloan, who has graciously granted his permission to share his “short story about recession, attraction, and data visualization,” Mr....

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Publishing Perestroika in the Age of the Kindle: You Need a Publisher Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

June 15, 2009
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Publishing Perestroika in the Age of the Kindle: You Need a Publisher Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

Curious about Kindle sales numbers? If so, there has been plenty to chew on in the last few days. Let’s just establish up front that, in the long run, the most important Kindle sales numbers involve calculations of how many Kindle books — or any other e-books, for that matter — are being purchased and downloaded. Those are the...

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