Archive for February, 2010

Around the Kindlesphere, February 28, 2010: New York Times Parrots Surprisingly Low Figures on eBook Sales

February 28, 2010
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Around the Kindlesphere, February 28, 2010: New York Times Parrots Surprisingly Low Figures on eBook Sales

By Stephen Windwalker, Kindle Nation DailyOriginally posted February 28, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Should we file this one under “The Count” or “The Miscount?” Only time will tell. In a 154-word piece that runs today under her byline and the headline “So Far, E-Books Aren’t Making Sales Waves,” the New York Times’ Phyllis Korkki leads with...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert for Sunday, February 28, 2010: J.A. Konrath Has Your Back

February 28, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert for Sunday, February 28, 2010: J.A. Konrath Has Your Back

Serial by “Jack Kilborn” and Blake Crouch Price: $0.00 Have you ever come to the point where you start looking at free Kindle offerings like those listed in our Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alerts with a bit of trepidation, based on fear that you’ll hooked on some author’s free novel only to end up spending serious money on...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: How Do I Turn My Kindle Off?

February 28, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: How Do I Turn My Kindle Off?

Thanks to Michelle for this frequently asked question: Okay just received my Kindle Love It…. Have a question though how do you know when it is off. When I hold the switch for the required 4 second it looks like it off but I still see the shadow of the words. Am I doing something incorrect. Please advise. Michelle,...

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Around the Kindlesphere, February 27, 2010: That Story About Apple Denying 1-Click Access for the Kindle App? So Far At Least, It’s a Non-Story

February 27, 2010
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Publishing and ebook bloggers and pundits are claiming that Apple has created an uneven playing field between the iBooks App it will soon roll out for its iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices and the Kindle Apps that are available alongside for buying and reading books from the Kindle Store on the same devices. According to Jay Yarow at...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Saturday, February 27, 2010: Hundreds of New Free Books Hit Kindle Store!

February 27, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Saturday, February 27, 2010: Hundreds of New Free Books Hit Kindle Store!

After several months when the number of free books in the Kindle Store (for U.S.-based customers) was basically frozen at about 19,795 titles, there’s big news today. In the past few hours Amazon has again begun adding new free titles to the Kindle Store. These appear to be newly added public domain titles published by Amazon’s own imprint Public...

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Around the Kindlesphere: A Magnificent Article by Jason Epstein on "Publishing: The Revolutionary Future"

February 26, 2010
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‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’ Was there a man dismay’d ? Not tho’ the soldier knew Some one had blunder’d: Their’s not to make reply, Their’s not to reason why, Their’s but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.  –Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” By Stephen Windwalker Originally posted February...

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Did You Know You Can Read Kindle Nation Daily and Other Kindle Blogs with Your Kindle for PC App?

February 26, 2010
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Did You Know You Can Read Kindle Nation Daily and Other Kindle Blogs with Your Kindle for PC App?

By Stephen Windwalker Originally posted November 17, 2009 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2009, 2010 Did you know that you can read Kindle Nation Daily or other Kindle edition blogs on your PC with the Kindle for PC App? The Kindle for PC App renders Kindle blogs in crisp, uncluttered fashion and makes it easy to move seamlessly back...

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Around the Kindlesphere, February 25, 2010: iPad Killers and Kindle Apps

February 25, 2010
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Around the Kindlesphere, February 25, 2010: iPad Killers and Kindle Apps

It’s 9 a.m. in Arlington, 6 a.m. in Cupertino, and still no Apple Store pre-order page for the Apple iPad despite rumors that the new tablet would be available for pre-order today. While we keep watch for you there, you can go to Amazon for a Protective Carrying Case, or to M-Edge to scope out a colorful choice of...

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46.7% of All Kindle Books Priced Under $5, 12.3% at $9.99, and Only 3.23% Between $10 and $14.99

February 25, 2010
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46.7% of All Kindle Books Priced Under $5, 12.3% at $9.99, and Only 3.23% Between $10 and $14.99

Originally posted February 25, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 (Scroll down for the fine print!) Please note: If you’re reading this on your Kindle and you’d like to go to your computer to click on these links, just enter bit.ly/KindleDaily into your browser “Free” refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds...

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Around the Kindlesphere, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010
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I’ve shared a lot of my own posts with you in the past few days, but I’m not the only one in the Kindlesphere with important things to say. Here are a few links to other posts, articles, and reports by my colleagues that are well worth reading: Mike Serbinis, CEO of global ebook retailer Kobo (formerly Shortcovers) shares...

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