Archive for March, 2010

F. Paul Wilson’s SciFi Classics from the LaNague Federation Series Get the Exclusive Treatment in the Kindle Store, for Just $2.99 Each!

March 23, 2010
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F. Paul Wilson’s SciFi Classics from the LaNague Federation Series Get the Exclusive Treatment in the Kindle Store, for Just $2.99 Each!

Amazon has just announced that the five science fiction classics that comprise F. Paul Wilson’s LaNague Federation series are available for the first time in ebook format, and will be found exclusively in the Kindle Store for one year. Here’s a link to the Kindle editions of all five books in the series: http://bit.ly/LaNague And here’s Amazon’s news release:...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert: Start with Inkmesh to Find and Download Over a Hundred Free Books from Baen

March 23, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert: Start with Inkmesh to Find and Download Over a Hundred Free Books from Baen

Baen Books is a well-respected indie science fiction publisher that has been around for over 25 years, and the company has been in the forefront among publishers who understand and play well with the ebook revolution. Baen regularly offers free promotional ebooks in a very successful effort to inspire reader interest in other books that are offered for a...

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The latest issue of our free weekly Kindle Nation email digest is now live on the web! March 23, 2010 – Volume II, Number 13

March 23, 2010
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Click Here to Read the Entire Issue Online Coming Soon, and Inspiring Some Questions: Kindle for iPad and Other Tablets From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Creating a Picture Album on Your Kindle From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Printing a Recipe from Kindle for Mac On David Baldacci’s “Writer’s Cut” and eBooks: When Is the Book Itself “the Whole Shebang?”...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: How to Make Sure You Are Receiving Your Kindle Nation Daily Subscription

March 22, 2010
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Thanks to Kindle Nation subscriber Ruth R for writing in about this problem: Hi Stephen, Would you please let me know why I have not received any daily updates in my kindle? Is it something I am doing or not doing? Thank you, Ruth Ruth, unfortunately there is a recurring problem that Amazon has promised to fix through a...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, March 22, 2010: A New Amazon Book on How to Publish a Kindle Book, and Over 2 Million Other Free Books!

March 22, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, March 22, 2010: A New Amazon Book on How to Publish a Kindle Book, and Over 2 Million Other Free Books!

Downloading? Uploading? More and more Kindle owners are doing both, and this morning Amazon has launched a new free book that is clearly aimed at encouraging thousands of established, emerging, and brand new authors to publish their work directly on the Kindle platform. This is a very brief and rudimentary introduction to using the Kindle Digital Text Platform, but...

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Coming Soon: Kindle for iPad and Other Tablets

March 22, 2010
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Coming Soon: Kindle for iPad and Other Tablets

As we’ve been saying, Kindle Apps are coming soon for tablet computers like the iPad, the Dell Mini 5 “Streak,” and other releases, and this morning Amazon has added one more official indication with a new page on the Kindle site. No big surprises here, but here’s what Amazon has to say about the coming apps: Experience the Beautiful...

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Waiting for the iPad: What’s the Real Scoop on iBooks and VoiceOver?

March 21, 2010
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Waiting for the iPad: What’s the Real Scoop on iBooks and VoiceOver?

Early Saturday morning I pre-ordered an iPad, which will arrive here at my home on April 3. I went back and forth for a week about whether to hold out for the far more expensive 3G version that does not ship until late April, but finally decided that since 95 percent of my iPad use would likely occur in...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Understanding the Kindle Store Bestseller Lists

March 21, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Understanding the Kindle Store Bestseller Lists

Thanks to Kindle Nation citizen Matt for this email with questions about the mysteries of Amazon’s famous sales rankings as they are played out in the Kindle Store: Mr. Windwalker, I’ve never concerned myself with how the New York Times or American Top 40 tabulated their “top sellers” or “Top 10″.  But, having just recevied a Kindle, the Bestsellers...

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From the Shameless Plug Department: Using Kindle for Mac or PC to Get the Most out of The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle

March 21, 2010
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From the Shameless Plug Department: Using Kindle for Mac or PC to Get the Most out of The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle

Earlier today as I was composing a post on how to create a picture album on your Kindle, it occurred to me that it would be silly of me not to suggest to Kindle Nation readers that you try the same process that I was using at the time, which was to use my Kindle for Mac app to...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Creating a Picture Album on Your Kindle

March 21, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Creating a Picture Album on Your Kindle

Thanks to Kindle Nation citizen C.A. for this recurring question about how to create an album of photos (or other graphic files) on your Kindle: Hi, Mr. Windwalker. I bought your Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2 and followed the directions for putting pictures on my Kindle, but the “book” does not show up. Is there...

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