Archive for August, 2009

Around the Kindlesphere This Week

August 19, 2009
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Around the Kindlesphere This Week

There are a million posts (and podcasts) in the Kindlesphere, and here are a few that caught my eye this week and seemed worth sharing with you: BlogKindle has a fun post referencing this very retro “new” Kindle case for the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX from Busted Typewriter. I have two recommendations for the very imaginative entrepreneurs at...

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Free Software Foundation Launches Campaign to Persuade Amazon to Go DRM-Free

August 19, 2009
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Free Software Foundation Launches Campaign to Persuade Amazon to Go DRM-Free

Defective by Design, an anti-digital rights management (DRM) initiative founded by the Free Software Foundation in 2006, has launched a petition drive aimed at persuading Amazon to remove digital rights restrictions from the books that Kindle owners purchase and download from the Kindle Store. The DRM issue has been a contentious one since the Kindle was launched in November...

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Is It a Kindle World? 28 Million EBook Readers Projected by 2013

August 19, 2009
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Is It a Kindle World? 28 Million EBook Readers Projected by 2013

We all know that a picture is worth 1,000 words, even in this economy. But are charts like these worth 28 million Kindles? Thanks to David Rothman’s heads up at TeleRead, they come tied to a juicy tidbit of Kindle projection from a pretty credible source: The well-respected and extremely popular Tech-On blog (Tech and Industry Analysis from Asia,...

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Today’s Kindle Freebies: Bestselling Hot New Releases That Are Free in the Kindle Store

August 19, 2009
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Today’s Kindle Freebies: Bestselling Hot New Releases That Are Free in the Kindle Store

3. The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson (30 customer reviews) Auto-delivered wirelessly Kindle Price: $0.00 8. My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent (19 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions Auto-delivered wirelessly Kindle Price: $0.00 Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #2: Skyborn by JOHN JACKSON MILLER (3 customer reviews) Auto-delivered wirelessly Kindle Price: $0.00

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Bestselling novelist Scott Sigler’s speech on the Future of Content Delivery

August 19, 2009
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Bestselling novelist Scott Sigler’s speech on the Future of Content Delivery

Like Joe Konrath and Cory Doctorow, Scott Sigler is a talented, bestselling novelist who isn’t afraid of doing some hard thinking about what the Kindle and other new publishing technologies will do for us as readers and writers and, oh, yes, people otherwise employed in the book trades. He releases many of his books in the form of podcasts,...

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Today’s Kindle Freebies: 3 Public Domain Freebies That Are "Selling" Over 200 Copies a Day Each!

August 17, 2009
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Today’s Kindle Freebies: 3 Public Domain Freebies That Are "Selling" Over 200 Copies a Day Each!

Three classics top the billing as the most popular among over 7,000 free “public domain” books in the Kindle Store, as of Monday, August 17, 2009: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and The Art of War. If you have any doubt about the value, for Kindle owners, of the value of “Free,” let me just observe...

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Amazon to Share Kindle Periodical Subscriber Info with Publishers

August 17, 2009
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Amazon to Share Kindle Periodical Subscriber Info with Publishers

Is this a mountain, or a molehill? Or should we just call it “1985” and hunker down for two weeks of blowback and a lawsuit or two? At some point in the last few days, Amazon began including this line in the “product detail” information display for all its Kindle newspapers and magazines: “Your name, billing address and order...

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This Weekend’s Kindle Freebies

August 17, 2009
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This Weekend’s Kindle Freebies

Elric: The Stealer of Souls by Michael Moorcock “An indispensable addition to any fantasy collection, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unmatched introduction to a brilliant writer and his most famous–or infamous–creation.”–Amazon Product Detail Page And that’s not all…. Just in time for back-to-school flu preparations, here is a free download of a recently published Citizen’s Guide 2.0...

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Now Live: This Week’s Issue of The Kindle Chronicles

August 15, 2009
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Now Live: This Week’s Issue of The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles The Friday Podcast That Helps You Get the Most Out of Your Kindle TKC 56 Steve Shank Steve Shank of Arizona is a Kindle fan with 35 years of experience introducing new technology, dating back to his days as an early employee of Apple. And now you can list The Kindle Chronicles directly on your Kindle...

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Not to worry: Pre-order Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol now for $9.99

August 15, 2009
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Not to worry: Pre-order Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol now for $9.99

Fears that the Kindle edition of Dan Brown’s forthcoming blockbuster novel The Lost Symbol might not be released concurrently with the September 15 hardcover release date have been dispelled as Amazon is now accepting $9.99 pre-orders for the instant bestseller-to-be in the Kindle Store. There has been a behind-the-scenes tug-of-war going on between Amazon and some publishers concerning the...

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