Archive for May, 2010

From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Readers Respond to Penguin’s War on Readers

May 31, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Readers Respond to Penguin’s War on Readers

Thanks to the many Kindle Nation citizens who have written in with their perspectives on Penguin Publishing’s recent, colossally misguided pricing war against readers in general and Kindle owners in particular. Here are a few responses that I wanted to share with you: Plano Soprano put it this way: I bought The Fountainhead for my Kindle a few months...

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Intra-Day Bulletin to Update Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert: The Irish Devil and God Don’t Like Ugly

May 31, 2010
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Intra-Day Bulletin to Update Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert: The Irish Devil and God Don’t Like Ugly

The Irish Devil God Don’t Like Ugly Click here to see today’s complete list of free promotional books for the Kindle and Kindle apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, PC, and Mac. Click here (or type “kindle nation daily” in your Kindle’s Kindle Store search field) to have Free Book Alerts pushed directly to your Kindle 24/7...

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Kindle Apps for PC and Mac Now Support Japanese Language, Including This Free Excerpt

May 31, 2010
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Kindle Apps for PC and Mac Now Support Japanese Language, Including This Free Excerpt

By Stephen WindwalkerOriginally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 5.31.2010 Related posts: Kindle Nation Spreads to Japan  Soaring Pre-Order Sales Suggest Japan is Ready for Its Own Kindle!   How Hungry is Japan for the Kindle? Perhaps There’s a Clue Here  Advancing the Kindle as a Global eBook Reader: Challenges and Opportunities for Amazon in a Balkanized World Potentially big...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, May 31: A Nice Excerpt from Brad Herzog’s new road memoir Turn Left At The Trojan Horse, Home To Italy (#1 in Kindle Erotica), and Dozens More

May 31, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, May 31: A Nice Excerpt from Brad Herzog’s new road memoir Turn Left At The Trojan Horse, Home To Italy (#1 in Kindle Erotica), and Dozens More

Kensington Publishing Company has a new Kindle Store freebie this morning: a lengthy excerpt from Brad Herzog’s new road memoir Turn Left At The Trojan Horse. At 936 “locations,” this is over 5 times the length of a Kindle sample, and the full-length book is available for pre-order here until its release on Tuesday. The book is being billed...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, May 30: Home To Italy (#1 in Kindle Erotica), and Dozens More

May 30, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, May 30: Home To Italy (#1 in Kindle Erotica), and Dozens More

Home To Italy (Kindle Edition) by Peter Pezzelli (Author) 3.8 out of 5 stars  (21 customer reviews) 21 Reviews 5 star:  (11) 4 star:  (4) 3 star:  (1) 2 star:  (1) 1 star:  (4) › See all 21 customer reviews… Digital List Price: $11.20  What’s this? Print List Price: $14.00 Kindle Price: $0.00 & includes wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet You Save:...

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Help: Penguin Giving Preferential Price Treatment to iBooks on Bestsellers?

May 29, 2010
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Help: Penguin Giving Preferential Price Treatment to iBooks on Bestsellers?

Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller The Help, which for months did very well in the Kindle Store at price points below $9.99, is now priced (by Penguin imprint Putnam) at $12.99 in the Kindle Store, but it is still listed at $9.99 at iBooks. Another temporary glitch, or is Penguin playing favorites? We’ve never been told exactly what the controversy was...

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Using “tell us about a lower price” to report Kindle pricing discrepancies

May 29, 2010
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Using “tell us about a lower price” to report Kindle pricing discrepancies

With all of the anger that is brewing among readers over the hostile ebook pricing attack unleashed on Kindle customers by Penguin Publishers in the past few days, it’s worth knowing that the Kindle Store now includes an easy mechanism for us to report pricing discrepancies and instances of “cheaper ebook prices elsewhere” right on a Kindle book’s webpage....

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Could the Kindle Store’s New “Sold by” Line Lead Us to a New “No-Buy Zone?”

May 29, 2010
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Could the Kindle Store’s New “Sold by” Line Lead Us to a New “No-Buy Zone?”

In the course of working on a possible post about Penguin Publishers’ decision to declare war on readers, I noticed that there’s a new “Sold by” line in the Kindle Store listings for agency model titles. You can see it right under the price information for Dead in the Family, below: It was just a few weeks ago that...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, May 28: Don Brown’s “Treason” Redux from Zondervan, and the First 24 Chapters of a New James Patterson $14.99 Pre-Order

May 28, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, May 28: Don Brown’s “Treason” Redux from Zondervan, and the First 24 Chapters of a New James Patterson $14.99 Pre-Order

Treason (Kindle Edition) by Don Brown 3.5 out of 5 stars  (117 customer reviews) 117 Reviews 5 star:  (51) 4 star:  (19) 3 star:  (6) 2 star:  (14) 1 star:  (27) › See all 117 customer reviews… Print List Price: $14.99 Kindle Price: $0.00 & includes wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet You Save: $14.99 (100%) Sold by: Zondervan eBooks This price was...

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Penguin/Putname/Pearson eBooks Returning to Kindle at Highest Agency Model Prices

May 28, 2010
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Penguin/Putname/Pearson eBooks Returning to Kindle at Highest Agency Model Prices

As we mentioned here Wednesday, the agency model pricing impasse between Amazon and Penguin/Pearson has been settled, at least for now, and about 150 newer titles released since April 1 are now in the process of being offered in the Kindle Store, including a number of bestsellers that have been sorely missed by many citizens of Kindle Nation: Dead...

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