Archive for May, 2010

Nook Redux? Barnes & Noble Gets it 90% Right, But Fails Again, with New eReader for iPad App

May 27, 2010
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Nook Redux? Barnes & Noble Gets it 90% Right, But Fails Again, with New eReader for iPad App

By Stephen Windwalker This post appeared originally at the Planet iPad blog. Click here to have the Planet iPad blog pushed directly to your Kindle 24/7 – without advertising! – with a subscription to the Kindle edition Related post: The Cancer Spreads: Can B&N;’s Periodicals Offering Really Be a Killer Feature If They Can’t Be Downloaded? I so wanted...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, May 27: Democratizing Innovation by Eric von Hippel, MIT Press, and Dozens More

May 27, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, May 27: Democratizing Innovation by Eric von Hippel, MIT Press, and Dozens More

Democratizing Innovation (Kindle Edition) by Eric von Hippel (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars  (11 customer reviews) 11 Reviews 5 star:  (8) 4 star:  (2) 3 star:  (1) 2 star:    (0) 1 star:    (0) › See all 11 customer reviews… Digital List Price: $18.95  What’s this? Print List Price: $18.95 Kindle Price: $0.00 & includes wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet...

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News Flash: Kindle Availability of John Sandford’s Storm Prey Signals Peace Treaty Between Amazon and Penguin

May 26, 2010
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News Flash: Kindle Availability of John Sandford’s Storm Prey Signals Peace Treaty Between Amazon and Penguin

Update: Nine minutes after we put up the original post below at 2:41 pm ET today, May 26, Amazon confirmed our post by posting the following on one of its community threads: Amazon Kindle Customer Service says: Amazon has reached an agreement with Penguin and we are happy to announce that we will soon be offering their complete selection...

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Around the Kindlesphere, May 26, 2010: iPad Do’s and Don’ts, Instapaper, Cheap Android Tablet, 2 Million CreateSpace Titles, Jake Harper, G-Men Probe Apple

May 26, 2010
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Around the Kindlesphere, May 26, 2010: iPad Do’s and Don’ts, Instapaper, Cheap Android Tablet, 2 Million CreateSpace Titles, Jake Harper, G-Men Probe Apple

This stuff builds up if I don’t let it out in the open, so I hope you don’t mind my sharing: If you’re considering an iPad purchase, Instapaper founder Marco Arment has a balanced take on what it does and doesn’t do, at least for him, at Marco.org. Speaking of Marco and Instapaper, may I say that Instapaper is...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, May 26: A Reprise for Terri Blackstock’s ‘Private Justice,’ and Dozens More

May 26, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, May 26: A Reprise for Terri Blackstock’s ‘Private Justice,’ and Dozens More

Here again, gone again, back again, free again. These two novels from religious publisher Zondervan were free in the Kindle Store a week ago, then paid, and this morning they are free again. Why ask why? Private Justice by Terri Blackstock  A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher Pre-Order Vicious by Kevin O’Brien, Free! Paperback Original Releases Today;...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, May 25: A “Vicious” Pre-Order Leads Dozens of Free Books in the Kindle Store

May 25, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, May 25: A “Vicious” Pre-Order Leads Dozens of Free Books in the Kindle Store

Pre-Order Vicious by Kevin O’Brien, Free! Paperback Original Releases Today; Kindle Edition Coming June 1 Amazon’s Kevin O’Brien Page Discover books, read about the author, find related products, and more. Visit the page. For seventeen years, before his thrillers landed him on The New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien made his living as a railroad inspector and did...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert, May 25: Kindle Books in the Media This Week

May 25, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert, May 25: Kindle Books in the Media This Week

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of ProhibitionEarly Show: Charla Krupp, How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner–Without Dieting! Oprah: Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia and Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage  Good Morning America: Louis Gossett Jr.,...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert, May 24: Penguin Backlist, Sex, Olen Steinhauer, The Half-Life of Kindle Freebies, and Other Highlights of the Kindle Movers and Shakers List

May 24, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert, May 24: Penguin Backlist, Sex, Olen Steinhauer, The Half-Life of Kindle Freebies, and Other Highlights of the Kindle Movers and Shakers List

A few interesting tidbits from a cursory look at the Kindle Store Movers and Shakers List this morning: Kindle Store Bestsellers: Movers & Shakers (This highly volatile hour-by-hour list shows the titles from the top 400 Kindle store bestsellers that have experienced the greatest percentage jump in sales rankings during the past 24 hours. For instance, a title that...

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Amazon.com to Webcast Annual Shareholders Meeting

May 24, 2010
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Amazon.com to Webcast Annual Shareholders Meeting

If you like to keep up with news, announcements, and cheerleading about Amazon — and the increasingly large portion of that news that relates in one way or another to the Kindle — you might enjoy tuning in to the live webcast of Amazon’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will be held tomorrow (May 25) at 9 a.m....

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, May 24: A New AmazonEncore Release Leads Dozens of Free Books in the Kindle Store

May 24, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, May 24: A New AmazonEncore Release Leads Dozens of Free Books in the Kindle Store

 An AmazonEncore title leads the list of free Kindle Store offerings on this lovely Spring morning, not that there’s anything wrong with that: Strings Attached (Kindle Edition) by Nick Nolan (Author) 4.4 out of 5 stars  (59 customer reviews) 59 Reviews 5 star:  (36) 4 star:  (14) 3 star:  (7) 2 star:  (1) 1 star:  (1) › See all 59...

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