Archive for February, 2010

Comments from Kindle Nation Survey Respondents: eBook Pricing and Publishers

February 20, 2010
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Comments from Kindle Nation Survey Respondents: eBook Pricing and Publishers

In addition to responding directly to the questions in the Winter 2010 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey, the 1,892 individuals who responded also recorded hundreds of individual comments that provide some interesting insights into what makes Kindle owners tick. I’m in the process of breaking these down by category to share them here at Kindle Nation Daily. Yesterday I posted...

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Kindle for Blackberry App Gets Thumbs Up from Kindlelove Blog

February 20, 2010
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Thanks to James over at the Kindlelove blog for permission to reprint his timely and very nicely done review of the new Kindle for BlackBerry App: Kindle for BlackBerry review 2010 February 20 by flatland I have installed and used the new Kindle for BlackBerry application and I believe it is a completely viable e-reader app—whether sneaking in a chapter...

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Your Humble Scribe Appears on The Kindle Chronicles Podcast: The Kindle and Book Publishers, eBook Prices, and the iPad

February 20, 2010
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Your Humble Scribe Appears on The Kindle Chronicles Podcast: The Kindle and Book Publishers, eBook Prices, and the iPad

I’ve had some great discussions about book publishers, ebook pricing, the Apple iPad, and the Kindle Revolution lately, but one of the most interesting is now available for your listening pleasure. With the aroma of blueberry pancakes in the air in my Arlington, MA home, I sat down with podcaster extraordinaire Len Edgerly to record an interview for this...

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Advancing the Kindle as a Global eBook Reader: Challenges and Opportunities for Amazon in a Balkanized World

February 19, 2010
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Advancing the Kindle as a Global eBook Reader: Challenges and Opportunities for Amazon in a Balkanized World

By the one-quarter mark in this century, there may well be a billion ereaders — including as yet unimagined devices with ereading capacity — in the world.   By Stephen WindwalkerOriginally posted February 19, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Amazon has announced that it has added language support for Kindle books (and Kindle authors) in Spanish, Portuguese and...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, February 19, 2010: Over 60 Free Promotional Titles, and a Link to All 19,796 Kindle Freebies

February 19, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, February 19, 2010: Over 60 Free Promotional Titles, and a Link to All 19,796 Kindle Freebies

Originally posted February 19, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 (Scroll down for the fine print!) The following list contains all “promotional” free titles including several “sample” or “preview” offerings Click here for the complete list of 19,796 free books in the US Kindle Store, including public domain titles Wolf Signs: Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1 Off the...

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How Green is Your Kindle? The Kindle as a Dedicated Dematerialization Device

February 19, 2010
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I’ve written before on how the Kindle is so green that the Gore family must have one in every room, but I was reminded of it again this week while writing about the rumor that Amazon might be considering a plan to send out free Kindles to all of its Amazon Prime customers. From Amazon’s perspective, after all, such...

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Comments from Kindle Nation Survey Respondents: The Pleasures of Kindle Reading

February 18, 2010
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Comments from Kindle Nation Survey Respondents: The Pleasures of Kindle Reading

In addition to responding directly to the questions in the Winter 2010 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey, the 1,892 individuals who responded also recorded hundreds of individual comments that provide some interesting insights into what makes Kindle owners tick. I’m in the process of breaking these down by category to share them here at Kindle Nation Daily. In the next...

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Survey Results on Kindle Owner Demographics: 57-43 Tilt Toward Women, 59% Aged 55 and Older, Growing International Base

February 18, 2010
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Survey Results on Kindle Owner Demographics: 57-43 Tilt Toward Women, 59% Aged 55 and Older, Growing International Base

By Stephen WindwalkerOriginally posted February 18, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Kindle owners — especially those who read a lot on their Kindles — skew older and more female than many gadgets, but there are also a lot of kids reading ebooks on those same Kindles. More from the 1,892 individuals who responded to the Winter 2010...

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Would We Be Better Off Without "Industry Standard" Epub Format?

February 18, 2010
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Would We Be Better Off Without "Industry Standard" Epub Format?

Here’s an interesting post by Paul Biba, editor of the Teleread blog. He says, among other things: The Nook can’t read Sony DRM and Sony can’t read Nook DRM and, of course, the Kindle can’t read either and “either” can’t read Kindle DRM and now Apple is saying it will have its own DRM that Kindle and Sony and...

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Amazon Provides Official Confirmation of Coming Kindle for iPad App

February 18, 2010
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Amazon Provides Official Confirmation of Coming Kindle for iPad App

Today’s Amazon news release on the launch of its Kindle for Blackberry App provides the first direct and official confirmation that the company will also soon launch a Kindle for iPad App. Here’s the second sentence from the lead paragraph of today’s release: Amazon’s Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes a customer’s bookmarks across their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod...

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