Archive for April, 2010

Around the Kindlesphere, April 30, 2010: Top Teleread Picks, $9.99 New Release Hardcovers, Kindle’s 2.5 Upgrade, The Kindle Chronicles Scores B List Talent, and Cisco’s Valet Hotspot

April 30, 2010
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Around the Kindlesphere, April 30, 2010: Top Teleread Picks, $9.99 New Release Hardcovers, Kindle’s 2.5 Upgrade, The Kindle Chronicles Scores B List Talent, and Cisco’s Valet Hotspot

A big thank you and shout out to estimable Teleread editor Paul K. Biba for including two of my posts among his nine choices in his weekly round-up, “The Editor’s pick of the week’s top posts.” All’s fair in love and the ebook wars: one of mine (Summing Up the Last Week for Amazon: Phases I, II, and III...

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Special Update to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure, a Sampler from Simon & Schuster

April 30, 2010
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Special Update to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure, a Sampler from Simon & Schuster

http://www.amazon.com/Swashbuckling-Fantasy-Thrilling-Adventure-ebook/dp/B003JTHWAK/?tag=ebest Nothing’s been ordinary in the world of ebooks lately, but ordinarily, lately, when you see the line “This price was set by the publisher” on a Kindle ebook’s product page it is Amazon’s way of letting us know  that there’s bad news adjacent to it in the form of one of those special “agency price-fixing model” prices. $12?...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: A Historical Romance by Mary Jo Putney, and Dozens More

April 30, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: A Historical Romance by Mary Jo Putney, and Dozens More

Special Update to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 30: Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure, a Sampler from Simon & Schuster http://www.amazon.com/Swashbuckling-Fantasy-Thrilling-Adventure-ebook/dp/B003JTHWAK/?tag=ebest Nothing’s been ordinary in the world of ebooks lately, but ordinarily, lately, when you see the line “This price was set by the publisher” on a Kindle ebook’s product page it...

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Around the Kindlesphere, April 29, 2010: Non-Freebie Bestsellers, Faith-Based Freebies, Prices at the Time of Paperback Release, Brisk Online Sales, Kindle Rising in the Land of the Rising Sun?

April 29, 2010
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Around the Kindlesphere, April 29, 2010: Non-Freebie Bestsellers, Faith-Based Freebies, Prices at the Time of Paperback Release, Brisk Online Sales, Kindle Rising in the Land of the Rising Sun?

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily © Kindle Nation Daily 2010  Not for nothing, but from Publisher’s Marketplace via The Independent, here are the top ten bestselling non-freebie books in the Kindle Store for the week ended April 27, 2010: 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (2=position last week)2. Caught – Harlan Coben...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, April 29: Sith #4, Milrose Munce, Puritan Preachers on the Prowl, and Dozens More

April 29, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, April 29: Sith #4, Milrose Munce, Puritan Preachers on the Prowl, and Dozens More

The latest free promotional listings from the Kindle Store include one continuation of a series, one listing which my 11-year-old son (who has earned the nickname “Literal Boy”) would tell me does not belong here because it actually costs a penny, and one Penguin Classic that we mentioned yesterday. Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help by Douglas...

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Amazon Announces Long-Awaited Kindle Features Coming in May: Content Organization, PDF Pan and Zoom, Password Protection, More Fonts, Facebook & Twitter, Highlights!

April 28, 2010
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Amazon Announces Long-Awaited Kindle Features Coming in May: Content Organization, PDF Pan and Zoom, Password Protection, More Fonts, Facebook & Twitter, Highlights!

What’s halfway between the Kindle 2 and the Kindle 3? It’s the Kindle 2.5, a software update that will be coming in May to the Kindle and Kindle DX, with some of the most important features that we’ve been calling for since the first edition of The Complete User’s Guide back in early 2008, including an approach to the...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, April 28: "The Minister’s Wooing," and Dozens More

April 28, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, April 28: "The Minister’s Wooing," and Dozens More

Wednesday morning’s latest promotional freebie in the Kindle Store seems at first like a bit of an outlier. It’s a Penguin Classic, The Minister’s Wooing, first published over 150 years ago by one of the bestselling American authors of all time, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and described thus on its Kindle page. From the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a...

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Here’s Your Live Link to an Archived Copy of the Latest Edition (April 27) of Kindle Nation’s Free Weekly Email Newsletter & Digest of Kindle Nation Daily Posts

April 27, 2010
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Greetings from Kindle Nation! I’m hoping that this finds you, like it finds me, in finest fettle. I try for a balance each week between tips, news, free book alerts, and analysis of what’s going on in the Kindlesphere. I never totally nail that balance, but this issue feels to me like a good mix, and I hope that...

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April 27, 2010
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Amazon Touts Free Mother’s Day Shipping for Kindle in a Release That Invites Comparison with the (iPad) Amazon’s pulling out all the stops to maintain brisk Kindle sales in the second quarter. In addition to the usual prominent presence all over Amazon’s main website, the company has collaborated with Target to make the Kindle available in over 100 South...

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About That Kindle Revolution: A Few Nuggets from Amazon’s April 22 Conference Call

April 27, 2010
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By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily As a follow-up to my post yesterday about Amazon’s earnings report and the company’s progress in advancing the Kindle Revolution, I thought it would be helpful to post some brief excerpts from last Thursday’s Amazon earnings conference call. I am using the transcript provided by Seeking Alpha, which is available here...

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