Archive for April, 2010

Summing Up the Last Week for Amazon: Phases I, II, and III of the Kindle Revolution Are Over, and Amazon Has Won All Three

April 26, 2010
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By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily Every few months we get a particularly strong dose of doom and gloom from a large number of the market and media pundits who follow Amazon and the Kindle, and another negative wave seems to have been cresting in the past several days. It may have begun with Amazon’s corporate earnings...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Legacies (eBook, Literary, and Political), eBook Architecture, and Free Book Alerts

April 26, 2010
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Thanks to Kindle Nation citizen Kenno for  his thoughtful comment on my RIP Alan Sillitoe post from last night. I commented back with some of this, but here I will take it a step further: Your comment: “I didn’t much like the turns that Sillitoe’s personal politics took after his success as a novelist, but that never kept me...

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RIP Alan Sillitoe – A Favorite of Mine, and a Litmus Test for the Backlist Reach of eBooks

April 25, 2010
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RIP Alan Sillitoe – A Favorite of Mine, and a Litmus Test for the Backlist Reach of eBooks

The novelist and shorter fiction writer Alan Sillitoe died today at London’s Charing Cross Hospital. His dazzlingly spare 1959 barely-a-novella The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and its triumphant 1962 film adaptation (Sillitoe screenplay, Tony Richardson direction, Tom Courtenay in the title role) wrestled existential rage and emotional identity out of the stark realities of post-war working class...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, April 25: "Wounded Healer" and "Scent," and Dozens More

April 25, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, April 25: "Wounded Healer" and "Scent," and Dozens More

Here are the latest free listings in the Kindle Store as of Sunday morning, April 25 – two religious fiction offerings: Wounded Healer by Donna Fleisher  4.6 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)   Scent by Clint L. Kelly (Author) 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews) “Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price...

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A Tip for Kindle Owners with Access to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch: Thousands of Free, High Quality Audiobook Readings

April 23, 2010
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A Tip for Kindle Owners with Access to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch: Thousands of Free, High Quality Audiobook Readings

I know I’ve posted before about great sources of read-aloud books that will play on your Kindle, and there’s an entire chapter on this in my bestselling book, The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2: Tips, Tricks, & Links To Unlock Cool Features & Save You Hundreds on Kindle Content, but I just posted about another...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 23: The Scent of Shadows, Free with Bonus Material (A HarperCollins Pre-Order) by Vicki Pettersson, and Dozens More

April 23, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, April 23: The Scent of Shadows, Free with Bonus Material (A HarperCollins Pre-Order) by Vicki Pettersson, and Dozens More

Here’s the latest free listing in the Kindle Store as of Friday, April 23 – a pre-order from HarperCollins! The Scent of Shadows, Free with Bonus Material (Kindle Edition, Pre-Order)  by Vicki Pettersson (For release on May 11, 2010) “Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds charges for...

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An AmazonEncore Publication Gets Reviewed by USA Today

April 22, 2010
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An AmazonEncore Publication Gets Reviewed by USA Today

Here’s yet another sign of how far Amazon has come in the past few months as a book publisher: one of the new AmazonEncore titles that we mentioned here a while back has just scored a full-scale book review from USA Today: Page from a Tennessee Journal  By Francine Thomas Howard  AmazonEncore, 276 pp., $19.95 “It’s a story as...

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Amazon Poised for Earnings Report, and Why It Matters to Kindle Customers

April 22, 2010
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Amazon Poised for Earnings Report, and Why It Matters to Kindle Customers

By Stephen Windwalker Any company’s profitability and share-price performance can be significant in a variety of ways for people who are invested either in those shares, or in the company’s most important product, or both. For those of us in Kindle Nation, Amazon’s corporate viability is especially important because the long-term value of our ownership of Kindle hardware and...

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Love, Sex, and Freedom on the Kindle

April 22, 2010
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Love, Sex, and Freedom on the Kindle

Kindle Nation is a pluralistic society, and it very likely that there will be little consensus among our citizenry as to whether or not we should be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of the birth control pill for contraceptive use. (Given the fact that our Kindle Nation citizen surveys have revealed that Boomers make up a...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, April 22: "Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices" by Julie Clawson, and Dozens More

April 22, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, April 22: "Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices" by Julie Clawson, and Dozens More

Here’s the latest free listing in the Kindle Store as of Thursday morning, April 22!  Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices by Julie Clawson “Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds charges for Kindles based beyond US borders. Originally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 4.19.2010....

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