Archive for May, 2010

Catching Up with Paul Biba’s “Editor’s Pick of the Week”

May 19, 2010
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Catching Up with Paul Biba’s “Editor’s Pick of the Week”

For those who like to keep up with everything that is going on in the ebook revolution, a subscription to Kindle Nation Daily and a regular perusal of Teleread editor Paul Biba’s “Editor’s Pick of the Week” is a great start. We’ll try to make a regular point of sharing Paul’s picks here, but as of this morning we’re...

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Intra-Day Bulletin to Update Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert: Sidney Sheldon’s Rage of Angels Now Free for a Limited Time in the Kindle Store!

May 18, 2010
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Intra-Day Bulletin to Update Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert: Sidney Sheldon’s Rage of Angels Now Free for a Limited Time in the Kindle Store!

Rage of Angels (Kindle Edition) by Sidney Sheldon (Author) 4.7 out of 5 stars  (81 customer reviews) 81 Reviews 5 star:  (61) 4 star:  (15) 3 star:  (3) 2 star:  (2) 1 star:  (0) › See all 81 customer reviews… Print List Price: $7.99 Kindle Price: $0.00 & includes wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet You Save: $7.99 (100%) Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers...

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Amazon’s New International Publishing Initiative, AmazonCrossing, May Provide Many Opportunities for Professional Translators

May 18, 2010
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Amazon’s New International Publishing Initiative, AmazonCrossing, May Provide Many Opportunities for Professional Translators

News flash for professional translators! If you’re up to the job of translating serious literature from original languages into English, you should waste no time in getting in touch with Amazon. As we noted in a post moments ago, the company has just announced the launch of AmazonCrossing, a new publishing initiative aimed initially at bringing English-language translations of...

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eBooks Are Making It a Smaller World: Amazon Announces “AmazonCrossing,” a New, International Publishing Imprint

May 18, 2010
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eBooks Are Making It a Smaller World: Amazon Announces “AmazonCrossing,” a New, International Publishing Imprint

Amazon has just announced yet another major new publishing initiative, this one aimed initially at bringing English-language translations of “exceptional” foreign-language books to readers in the U.S. and abroad with both print and Kindle editions.  “The first title being published by AmazonCrossing is Tierno Monénembo’s award-winning novel, The King of Kahel, which will be released for the first time...

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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Tuesday, May 18: Martin Amis, Laura and Lisa Ling, Chuck Palahniuk, Isabel Allende, Damon Wayans and Other Books in the Media

May 18, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Readers’ Alert for Tuesday, May 18: Martin Amis, Laura and Lisa Ling, Chuck Palahniuk, Isabel Allende, Damon Wayans and Other Books in the Media

Today’s edition of our fun new Readers’ Alert series features Kindle titles that have received recent attention in the media: Heidi Durrow appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show to dish her debut novel The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Algonquin, 978-1565126800, $22.95, hardcover discounted at Amazon to $15.61; Kindle edition $13.77). PW wrote “Taut prose, a controversial conclusion...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, May 18: Soul Catcher, a new urban fantasy by Leigh Bridger, and dozens more!

May 18, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, May 18: Soul Catcher, a new urban fantasy by Leigh Bridger, and dozens more!

A couple of new additions lead the list on Tuesday morning: Soul Catcher, an urban fantasy by Leigh Bridger The Shadow and Night (The Lamb Among the Stars, Book 1) by Chris Walley Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers...

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Behind the Headlines: Amazon Announces Kindle for Android App for Release Summer 2010

May 18, 2010
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Behind the Headlines: Amazon Announces Kindle for Android App for Release Summer 2010

Amazon announced overnight that it will release a Kindle for Android App this summer to allow Kindle content to be purchased, read, and synched on the Droid Incredible, Google Nexus One, HTC MyTouch, Motorola CLIQ, Motorola Droid, and other devices that have an SD card and run Android OS 1.6 or greater. Importantly, Amazon appears to be readying the...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, May 17: Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, The Art of Asking, The Truth About Negotiations and Dozens More

May 17, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, May 17: Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, The Art of Asking, The Truth About Negotiations and Dozens More

We’ve had an excellent mix of new Kindle free promotions in the past few days, topped off with four new listings today: Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers by Terry J. Fadem The Truth About Negotiations by Leigh L....

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Soaring Pre-Order Sales Suggest Japan is Ready for Its Own Kindle!

May 16, 2010
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Soaring Pre-Order Sales Suggest Japan is Ready for Its Own Kindle!

Related post: Kindle Nation Spreads to Japan Thanks to my excellent Japanese language translator Dr. Akira Kurahone for an early morning email that pointed out this link, partially in English, for pre-orders to the paperback version of Dr. Kurahone’s Japanese translation of my book The Complete User’s Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2. The book is due for...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, May 16: Two Highly Rated Novels from Christian Publisher Zondervan, and Dozens More

May 16, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, May 16: Two Highly Rated Novels from Christian Publisher Zondervan, and Dozens More

Christian publisher Zondervan has two new free promotional titles in the Kindle Store this morning, including Private Justice by Terri Blackstock, a favorite with Kindle owners: Private Justice by Terri Blackstock  A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher “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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