Archive for May, 2010

Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert for Saturday, May 15: Heat of Passion: An Out of Uniform story by Elle Kennedy

May 15, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert for Saturday, May 15: Heat of Passion: An Out of Uniform story by Elle Kennedy

Heat of Passion: An Out of Uniform story by Elle Kennedy    Product Description On the road to forever, anything goes- An Out of Uniform story. Carson Scott is the king of one-night stands, so a naughty encounter with a sexy brunette in a nightclub supply closet is right up his alley. When his mysterious seductress disappears, he-s blindsided by...

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Kindle Nation Spreads to Japan

May 15, 2010
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Kindle Nation Spreads to Japan

I’m happy to report that Kindle Nation citizens who read Japanese will soon be able to read my book The Complete User’s Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2 in a Japanese translation. Both Amazon.co.jp and my Japanese publisher, Tokyo-based Nikkei Business Publications, have begun accepting pre-orders for the book’s Japanese translation, which will be released in a 240-page...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert for Friday, May 14: Thousands of Nearly Free Science Fiction, Erotica, Mystery, Romance, and Horror Titles

May 14, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert for Friday, May 14: Thousands of Nearly Free Science Fiction, Erotica, Mystery, Romance, and Horror Titles

Not much new to report in the “free books” category this morning, so let’s take a look at some offerings in the price range from $.01 to $0.99, with the caveat that there are no implicit recommendations here! 2,095 Science Fiction Titles Between $.01 and $0.99 1,111 Erotica Titles Between $.01 and $.99 2,870 Mystery and Thriller Titles Between...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: When I’m at My Book Group, How Do I Find the Passage That’s Being Discussed Without Page Numbers?

May 13, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: When I’m at My Book Group, How Do I Find the Passage That’s Being Discussed Without Page Numbers?

Thanks to Kindle Nation citizen Dorothy K. for a question that I suspect resonates with many Kindle owners, regardless of whether the problem is experienced in a book group, a classroom discussion, or some other setting: Stephen, I bought your user’s guide to help me use the Kindle I received at Christmas.  I love the Kindle, especially when traveling. ...

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Waves of Change in the Kindlesphere: How the Kindle Store is Evolving into Three Stores to Sharpen Competition and Marginalize Outliers

May 13, 2010
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Waves of Change in the Kindlesphere: How the Kindle Store is Evolving into Three Stores to Sharpen Competition and Marginalize Outliers

The waves of change continue in the Kindlesphere. In the next few weeks we expect to see the launch of the Kindle Apps Store, the rollout of new accessibility features including what Amazon calls “audible menuing,” big changes in royalties and publishing features for Kindle authors and publishers, and a completion of the rollout of version of 2.5 of...

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Kindle Bestsellers by Category

May 12, 2010
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Kindle Bestsellers by Category

Kindle Accessories Kindle Store Bestsellers Kindle Store Bestsellers: Newspapers OnlyKindle Store Bestsellers: Blogs Only Kindle Store Bestsellers: Magazines & Journals Only Kindle Store Bestsellers: Books Only Kindle Store Bestsellers: FictionKindle Store Bestsellers: Nonfiction Kindle Store Bestsellers: Hot New Releases (This includes titles released within the past 90 days). Kindle Store Bestsellers: Movers & Shakers (This highly volatile hour-by-hour list...

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Amazon to Drop Free Books from Kindle Bestseller List

May 12, 2010
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Amazon to Drop Free Books from Kindle Bestseller List

To mangle a snarky old line from my not-so-recent adolescence, I took a picture of the zero-priced books at the top of the Kindle Store’s Bestseller list (at right), because it will last longer. That’s right. Rachel Deahl of Publisher’s Weekly has reported today that an Amazon representative told her that, within “a few weeks,” Amazon “will be splitting...

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Here’s Something That You Can Do on the iPad That You Can’t Do on the Kindle: Shop at Amazon

May 12, 2010
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Irony of ironies. I had an on-air conversation with Jeff Bezos in June 2008 where he told me that it was only “an engineering issue” that kept Amazon from offering Kindle owners the ability to use their Kindles to synch up with the rest of the Amazon store so that we could order other products from music to maple...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, May 12: AmazonEncore Provides a Portal to Future Reading Delights with Eric Kraft’s The Static of the Spheres, and a Pre-Order Blockbuster from Steve Martini

May 12, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, May 12: AmazonEncore Provides a Portal to Future Reading Delights with Eric Kraft’s The Static of the Spheres, and a Pre-Order Blockbuster from Steve Martini

Today’s newest addition to the ranks of free promotional titles in the Kindle Store marks the first time, to my knowledge, when Amazon has offered a freebie on book published by AmazonEncore, their own in-house publishing imprint. And with Eric Kraft’s The Static of the Spheres, Amazon is living up to one of the most exciting and challenging promises...

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Free Pre-order for May 25, 2010 Release While it Lasts: Shadow of Power Free with Bonus Material by Steve Martini

May 11, 2010
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Free Pre-order for May 25, 2010 Release While it Lasts: Shadow of Power Free with Bonus Material by Steve Martini

Steve Martini’s Shadow of Power Free with Bonus Material by Steve Martini – Pre-order for May 25, 2010 Release Kindle Price: $0.00 & includes wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers This price was set by the publisher Text-to-Speech: Enabled Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 655 KB Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits...

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