Archive for March, 2010

Some Indications of Rising Kindle Store Prices and Tentative Willingness Among Kindle Owners to Pay More Than $9.99 for New Releases

March 10, 2010
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Some Indications of Rising Kindle Store Prices and Tentative Willingness Among Kindle Owners to Pay More Than $9.99 for New Releases

A little over two weeks ago, on February 25, I shared a post here with a breakdown of Kindle Store books by price range. The breakdown of the 447,000 titles in the Kindle Store at the time was as follows, as of February 25, 2010: 19,795 Kindle Books Priced “Free” (4.42%)  3,023 Titles Priced from a Penny to 98...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: How Can We Tell if the Kindle is Mainstream?

March 10, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: How Can We Tell if the Kindle is Mainstream?

Thanks to Kindle Nation citizen Gary S. for tipping us off to a great cartoon by award-winning editorial cartoonist Jeff Stahler in Monday’s Moderately Confused cartoon. Thought you might enjoy this comic I came across recently…  Thanks for the great service you are providing to the members of the Kindle community!   Best regards   Gary I’ve just pasted a fair-use...

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Here’s a Way for Kindle Lovers to Help Give Support to Men and Women Deployed in Afghanistan

March 8, 2010
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Here’s a Way for Kindle Lovers to Help Give Support to Men and Women Deployed in Afghanistan

If you love the Kindle and you’d also love to find a way to help give support to the men and women who are deployed in Afghanistan with the U.S. military, Len Edgerly has an idea for you. Len is the founder of The Kindle Chronicles podcast and he has come up with a projects called Kindles for Kandahar,...

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The Kindle and the Academy Awards – A Brief Sampler

March 8, 2010
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The Kindle and the Academy Awards – A Brief Sampler

I couldn’t help but notice, the morning after the Academy Awards show, that large enough numbers of Kindle owners were paying $14.85 to purchase and download Sandra Novack’s novel Precious to drive it temporarily into the top 200 in the Kindle Store sales rankings despite its price.  It’s probably a terrific read — after all, it has 21 5-star...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, March 7, 2010: Sushi for One? , and Millions More!

March 7, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, March 7, 2010: Sushi for One? , and Millions More!

Related post:  Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Saturday, March 6, 2010: How to Download 2 Million Free Books from the Internet Archive, the Kindle Store, and Project Gutenberg http://www.amazon.com/Sushi-for-One-ebook/dp/B000SF02NC/?tag=ebestOriginally posted March 7, 2010 - © Kindle Nation Daily 2010  “Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds various charges...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Saving & Highlighting Blog Posts on Your Kindle for Future Reference

March 6, 2010
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As mentioned in a previous post, Kindle Nation citizen Paul D wrote in to ask why he couldn’t bookmark, highlight, or search within a post or passage from a Kindle blog the way one can with a passage or phrase from a Kindle book. Alas, these features are unfortunately blocked with Kindle blogs, but here are several alternatives worth...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Saturday, March 6, 2010: How to Download 2 Million Free Books from the Internet Archive, the Kindle Store, and Project Gutenberg

March 6, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Saturday, March 6, 2010: How to Download 2 Million Free Books from the Internet Archive, the Kindle Store, and Project Gutenberg

Thanks  to Kindle Nation Citizen Paul D for sending in this two-pronged question about how to highlight or otherwise save our December 31 post with step-by-step instructions for how to locate and download 1.8 million free books from the Internet Archive directly to the Kindle: I wanted to highlight a passage from your blog outlining how to DL a...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: "What Do I Do if I Lose My Kindle?" – Part 2, with the Focus on What You Can Do Beforehand

March 5, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: "What Do I Do if I Lose My Kindle?" – Part 2, with the Focus on What You Can Do Beforehand

Since I know that not all Kindle Nation Daily readers, or even have access to, the comments that some readers add to our posts here, I decided that it was important to bring some of the very helpful follow-up/comment discussion right up front here in response to yesterday’s post, From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: “What Do I Do if...

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Why is Wiley Trying to Suffocate Kindle Sales of "No One Would Listen"?

March 5, 2010
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Why is Wiley Trying to Suffocate Kindle Sales of "No One Would Listen"?

By Stephen Windwalker Originally posted March 5, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010   John Wiley & Sons is not owned by any of the Apple Five or Big Six publishers. It is not owned by some global corporation based in Germany. It’s a very successful publicly traded US publishing company that has been around for over two...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, March 7, 2010: Sushi for One? , and Millions More!

March 4, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, March 7, 2010: Sushi for One? , and Millions More!

Related post:  Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Saturday, March 6, 2010: How to Download 2 Million Free Books from the Internet Archive, the Kindle Store, and Project Gutenberg http://www.amazon.com/Sushi-for-One-ebook/dp/B000SF02NC/?tag=ebestOriginally posted March 7, 2010 – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010  “Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds...

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