Archive for June, 2010

Congratulations to The Kindle Chronicles for 100 Great Podcasts!

June 19, 2010
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Congratulations to The Kindle Chronicles for 100 Great Podcasts!

Congratulations and big-time kudos are due Len Edgerly for a major milestone in putting up the 100th show of The Kindle Chronicles’ regular Friday podcast. Check out this week’s centennial podcast here, and while you are at it you might even want to join me in signing up to become an honorary The Kindle Chronicles subscriber. Len’s energy and...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, June 18: A Brand New Harlequin Teen Title, and Dozens More

June 18, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Friday, June 18:  A Brand New Harlequin Teen Title, and Dozens More

We’ve got a brand new Harlequin Teen story leading today’s list of dozens of free promotional titles in the Kindle Store! Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her...

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It’s Here: The Authentic Moleskine® Kindle 2 Cover!

June 16, 2010
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It’s Here: The Authentic Moleskine® Kindle 2 Cover!

Moleskine® Kindle Cover with Reporter-Style Notebook (Fits 6″ Display, Latest Generation Kindle) Black – $39.99 From the product page: From Moleskine, the legendary manufacturer of books-yet-to-be written, comes the newest analog-digital hybrid tool: the Moleskine Kindle cover. The features and style of this cover are classic Moleskine: sleek rounded corners, strong elastic band, and the iconic smooth black cover....

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Despite Agency Model, Indications That Average Price per eBook Transaction Appears to Be Going Down

June 16, 2010
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Despite Agency Model, Indications That Average Price per eBook Transaction Appears to Be Going Down

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of kindle Nation Daily Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin made an interesting observation yesterday in an exchange that he and I had on his IdeaLog blog: We should long remember that in the Spring and early Summer of 2010, prices of ebooks actually went *up*. I don’t think we’ll look back five years from now and...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, June 16: L. Ron Hubbard Again, and Dozens More

June 16, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Wednesday, June 16:  L. Ron Hubbard Again, and Dozens More

Here’s another L. Ron Hubbard story, free in the Kindle store, to add to yesterday’s listing of The Last Drop: The Dangerous Dimension  L. Ron Hubbard Tuesday: The free promotional titles just keep on coming in the Kindle Store. Today we have L. Ron Hubbard’s The Last Drop and Moira Rogers’ Cry Sanctuary, the leadoff novel in her Red...

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Are Kindle Customers and Agency Model Publishers Approaching a Compromise at the $12.99 Price Point?

June 15, 2010
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Are Kindle Customers and Agency Model Publishers Approaching a Compromise at the $12.99 Price Point?

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily – Originally posted 6.15.2010 Click here to see underlying statistical analysis (Based on U.S. Kindle Store book catalog as of 5 p.m. ET 6.14.2010) Click here for related posts Have Kindle store customers and agency model publishers arrived at an unspoken compromise that could make $12.99 a viable new price point...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, June 15: L. Ron Hubbard, Moira Rogers, Dozens More

June 15, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, June 15:  L. Ron Hubbard, Moira Rogers, Dozens More

 The free promotional titles just keep on coming in the Kindle Store. Today we have L. Ron Hubbard’s The Last Drop and Moira Rogers’ Cry Sanctuary, the leadoff novel in her Red Rock Pass series. The Last Drop Cry Sanctuary: Book 1 of Red Rock Pass series Two mid-day additions to our updated list of dozens of free Kindle...

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Amazon Now Allows Manual Updating of Kindle Software as Version 2.5 Roll-Out Nears Completion

June 14, 2010
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Amazon Now Allows Manual Updating of Kindle Software as Version 2.5 Roll-Out Nears Completion

With the long-awaited roll-out of the Kindle version 2.5 software update nearly complete, Amazon has now flipped the switch to allow Kindle owners to download the update from its Kindle support pages and apply it to their Kindles manually. Here’s a link to the manual update page:  Applying Kindle Software Updates Manually This software update is for the Kindle...

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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, June 14: New Mid-Day Additions from Karen Kingsbury & Brandilynn Collins!

June 14, 2010
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Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Monday, June 14: New Mid-Day Additions from Karen Kingsbury & Brandilynn Collins!

Two mid-day additions to our updated list of dozens of free Kindle promotional titles: Even Now by Karen Kingsbury* Violet Dawn by Brandilynn Collins* A new daybook from inspirational author Zig Ziglar and a popular religious novel start the week’s free Kindle Store promotional listings: The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar  by Dwight “Ike” Reighard 5.0 out...

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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Kindle Nation Citizens Raise Concern with M-Edge Guardian Case for Kindle

June 14, 2010
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From the Kindle Nation Mailbag: Kindle Nation Citizens Raise Concern with M-Edge Guardian Case for Kindle

Thanks to several Kindle Nation citizens who have written in to share the disappointing news that the new waterproof M-Edge Guardian Case for Kindle has what will be, for many Kindle owners, a deal breaker or fatal flaw. Since we raved about the case the other day, it is important that I do the right thing to make it...

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