Archive for May, 2010

The Power of the Catalog: Kindle Undercuts Agency Model Pricing by Adding 5,000 Titles a Day, 80% of Them Priced Between $5 and $9.98

May 22, 2010
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The Power of the Catalog: Kindle Undercuts Agency Model Pricing by Adding 5,000 Titles a Day, 80% of Them Priced Between $5 and $9.98

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily – Originally posted 5.22.2010 Click here to see underlying statistical analysis (Based on U.S. Kindle Store book catalog as of 5 p.m. ET 5.22.2010) Click here for related posts It has been only 15 days since our last systematic look at the population of ebook price points in the Kindle Store,...

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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: Top Five Fiction Titles for $2.99 or Less in the Kindle Store, and More

May 22, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: Top Five Fiction Titles for $2.99 or Less in the Kindle Store, and More

Here are some samplings of popular bargain books that are much easier to find with the new organization scheme for the Kindle Store bestseller lists: Fiction 2.    The Surgeon: with Bonus Content  Tess Gerritsen (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars (173) Auto-delivered wirelessly  $1.99 37.    Heat of the Moment: A Red-Hot Summer story.  Elle Kennedy (Author) 4.5 out...

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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert for Saturday, May 22: How to Use the New Kindle Bestseller Lists to Find Great Books at Great Prices

May 22, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert for Saturday, May 22: How to Use the New Kindle Bestseller Lists to Find Great Books at Great Prices

The re-organization of the Kindle Store bestseller lists into “paid” and “free” that we discussed several days ago is now a reality, and it’s a wonderful advance that makes it much, much easier to find great books at bargain prices. Of course, if you are a citizen of Kindle Nation, you are already well aware of the free books...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Saturday, May 22: The Editor’s Pick of the Week from Paul K. Biba at Teleread

May 22, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Saturday, May 22: The Editor’s Pick of the Week from Paul K. Biba at Teleread

For all who enjoy keeping up with the Kindle revolution and its various offshoots and tributaries, here’s our weekly portion of the top posts and insights as chosen by colleague Paul K. Biba, editor over at Teleread: Lunar Conspiracies and This Old BBS: Ancient Files Equals Good Reading! by Tony Bandy An Old-fashioned Book Drive! Please help make the...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Friday, May 21: New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Trade Fiction – May 23, 2010

May 21, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Friday, May 21:  New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Trade Fiction – May 23, 2010

New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Trade Fiction – May 23, 2010 This Week Weeks on List 1 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson. (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $14.95.) A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress. $7.16 in paperback; $5.50 in the Kindle Store; unavailable in the iBooks Store. 47 2...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, May 21: Konrath, Sheldon, Martini, and Dozens More

May 21, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, May 21: Konrath, Sheldon, Martini, and Dozens More

Here’s a quick free read (or text-to-speech listen) for your commute, just a little something to whet your appetite for the full release of J.A. Konrath’s latest Jack Daniels mystery, Shaken, which will be published initially in a Kindle exclusive by AmazonEncore this Fall and is available, at least for now, at a pre-order price of $2.99. I don’t...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Thursday, May 20: Fresh From Appearances on Today, The Early Show, Bonnie Hunt, and Letterman, a Bevy of Kindle Authors!

May 20, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Thursday, May 20:  Fresh From Appearances on Today, The Early Show, Bonnie Hunt, and Letterman, a Bevy of Kindle Authors!

Today our Readers’ Alert series will shine a fresh light on some recent Kindle titles whose authors have been in the media this week: Psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser appeared on the Today show to discuss How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know.   Former MTV VJ Daisy Fuentes, also on the Today show,...

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How Hungry is Japan for the Kindle? Perhaps There’s a Clue Here

May 19, 2010
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How Hungry is Japan for the Kindle? Perhaps There’s a Clue Here

Check on this book at amazon.co.jp By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 File this one under “Go figure.” This is a story about a traditional paperback version of a book about an ebook reader … translated into a language that does not even render on the ebook reader … by an author...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Wednesday, May 19: Larsson, Sittenfeld, Summerscale, Russo, Steiner — Reading Guides and Book Group Specials in the Kindle Store

May 19, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Wednesday, May 19: Larsson, Sittenfeld, Summerscale, Russo, Steiner — Reading Guides and Book Group Specials in the Kindle Store

Whether you are trying to decide on your book group’s next selection or looking for good discussion questions to stimulate your strictly personal reading interest, you may find value in the Reading Group Guides, Free Excerpt Downloads, and other supplements that Amazon provides with many Kindle books. Guides and excerpts are  generally provided as PDF files that can be...

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Amazon Adds Major Enhancements to Kindle for PC App

May 19, 2010
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Amazon Adds Major Enhancements to Kindle for PC App

There are over a billion PCs in the world, and millions of the tablet computers that will be launched in the next few years will run on a PC platform. One other thing that they all have in common is that they will all run the Kindle for PC app with a free download and no Kindle required, which...

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