Archive for June, 2010

The Future is Here (Literally) – Kicking Off the Summer 2010 CLAWS 2 Blog Tour

June 30, 2010
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The Future is Here (Literally) – Kicking Off the Summer 2010 CLAWS 2 Blog Tour

Editor’s Note: It’s an honor to share the Kindle Nation Daily platform with Stacey Cochran. Not only is Stacey a distinguished novelist in his own right, but he has gone far beyond the call of duty in helping other fine writers to create connections with readers in the Kindle community and beyond. Also, let me hasted to add that...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free & Bargain Book Alert for Wednesday, June 30 – Say Goodbye to June and Say Hello to a New Rick Riordan Sneak Preview, Over 100 Free Promotional eBook Titles, Now Sorted by Category

June 30, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free & Bargain Book Alert for Wednesday, June 30 – Say Goodbye to June and Say Hello to a New Rick Riordan Sneak Preview, Over 100 Free Promotional eBook Titles, Now Sorted by Category

If you’ve got a tweener or young teen in your household, then you’ve probably heard of Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan. And if that’s the case, the latest free title in the Kindle Store could be a big hit, even if it is billed as “just” a sneak preview…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor Today’s Kindle...

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Right on Schedule, Amazon Changes the Arithmetic of Publishing By Launching 70 Percent Royalty Option for Kindle Digital Text Platform

June 30, 2010
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Right on Schedule, Amazon Changes the Arithmetic of Publishing By Launching 70 Percent Royalty Option for Kindle Digital Text Platform

© Kindle Nation Daily 2010 – Originally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 6.30.2010. By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Right on schedule, Amazon followed through today on the promise it made in January to offer a direct 70 per cent royalty option to authors and publishers who use the company’s Kindle Digital Text Platform.  As we said here...

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A Billion “Kindles”, with Kindle for Android Joining Kindle Apps for the PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry

June 30, 2010
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A Billion “Kindles”, with Kindle for Android Joining Kindle Apps for the PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry

(Editor’s Note: Please accept my apology for my failure to publish this post when it was originally written earlier this week, and to include it in yesterday’s weekly Kindle Nation email blast. I would attempt to explain the complicated set of trivialities that contributed to the omission, but that would serve no purpose but to further burden my already...

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Amazon, Kindle Stores Down and Out; Now Back Up

June 29, 2010
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Amazon, Kindle Stores Down and Out; Now Back Up

Update: Amazon website functionality appeared to be fully restored in late afternoon (Pacific time). As you may have noticed, the Amazon website has been suffering from a pretty massive outage since early afternoon today (Pacific time). The following message on the Amazon Sellers Forum is the only official acknowledgment that I’ve seen. Although the weekly Kindle Nation newsletter is...

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What Was Really Behind Last Week’s Dramatic Kindle Price Cut? Could It Have Been a Decline in Relative In-House Sales Ranking? Er, No….

June 29, 2010
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What Was Really Behind Last Week’s Dramatic Kindle Price Cut? Could It Have Been a Decline in Relative In-House Sales Ranking? Er, No….

Originally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 6.29.2010. By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation – © Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Reporters, pundits, and bloggers tend to see the world in terms of conflict. It makes it easier to organize information, and it certainly makes it easier to write headlines. But even more than conflict, we like scoops, and I...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free & Bargain Book Alert for Tuesday, June 29 – New Genre Fiction from Kensington, Pinnacle, and Zebra: Eternal Hunter, No Mercy, Tuscan Holiday, Lakota Flower, The Heir, and Over 100 Free Promotional eBook Titles, Now Sorted by Category, and a Truly Twisted “Today’s Sponsor”!

June 29, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free & Bargain Book Alert for Tuesday, June 29 – New Genre Fiction from Kensington, Pinnacle, and Zebra: Eternal Hunter, No Mercy, Tuscan Holiday, Lakota Flower, The Heir, and Over 100 Free Promotional eBook Titles, Now Sorted by Category, and a Truly Twisted “Today’s Sponsor”!

Four new Genre Fiction titles from Kensington, Pinnacle, and Zebra are free in the Kindle Store today! But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor Today’s Kindle Nation Daily Free and Bargain Book Alert is sponsored by Android Karenina, the latest collaborative mashup by Ben Winters and Leo Tolstoy. If you’re wondering what great 19th century literature is coming to,...

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From Kindle Chronicles Episode 101: Wider Distribution Ahead for Kindle Authors and Bloggers

June 29, 2010
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From Kindle Chronicles Episode 101: Wider Distribution Ahead for Kindle Authors and Bloggers

Russ Grandinetti is the guy at Amazon when it comes to getting all kinds of books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs into the Kindle Store. Officially, he’s Amazon’s vice president for Kindle content, and he had some important things to say — not only for readers but for authors and bloggers as well — when he appeared on Len Edgerly’s...

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RE-SEND: Scary Saturday, a Regular Weekly Feature of Free Kindle Nation Shorts: “Finicky Eater” by Jack Kilborn/J.A. Konrath

June 28, 2010
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RE-SEND: Scary Saturday, a Regular Weekly Feature of Free Kindle Nation Shorts: “Finicky Eater” by Jack Kilborn/J.A. Konrath

 “Finicky Eater”a short story by Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath Copyright © 2010 Joe Konrath and published here with his permission Edito’s Note: We are re-sending this post from Saturday because we received a report today that it may not have downloaded to all subscribers’ Kindles as intended. Author’s note: This is my very first published story, which was published...

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Have Your Cake & Hear It, Too: New Audio-Video Enhancements in Kindle for iPad & iPhone Books Go Beyond the Birds and the Beatles

June 28, 2010
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Have Your Cake & Hear It, Too: New Audio-Video Enhancements in Kindle for iPad & iPhone Books Go Beyond the Birds and the Beatles

(This post appeared first at Planet iPad.) Maybe the best way to think of an iPad or iPod Touch is as an accessory for your Kindle? Or maybe you’re thinking of picking up a Kindle as an accessory for your iPad, now that the price has been cut to $189? Horse, cart? Cart, horse?Either way, it doesn’t matter. And...

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