Archive | April, 2010

Forrester Research eBook Expert James McQuivey on iPublishers, iPrices, and iPads in Len Edgerly's The Kindle Chronicles Interview

Forrester Research eBook Expert James McQuivey on iPublishers, iPrices, and iPads in Len Edgerly’s The Kindle Chronicles Interview

Ever since it first appeared in the Kindlesphere back in July 2008 Len Edgerly’s The Kindle Chronicles podcast has been a wonderful source of great information and insight into the Kindle Revolution, and Len’s interview with Forrester Research ebook expert James McQuivey in this week’s TKC #90 is an especially good take. I’ve snarked at […]

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More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Sunday, April 11, 2010: "The Incumbent," "Farraday Road," and Dozens More

“Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds charges for Kindles based beyond US borders. Originally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 4.11.2010. Click here (or type “kindle nation daily” in your Kindle’s Kindle Store search field) to have Free Book Alerts pushed directly to your […]

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Parsing Steve Jobs' Numbers: 450,000 iPads Sold, 600,000 iBooks Downloads, But What's Really Going On?

Parsing Steve Jobs’ Numbers: 450,000 iPads Sold, 600,000 iBooks Downloads, But What’s Really Going On?

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation There are some interesting numbers floating around about the iPad and its iBooks Store, and some of them seem to merit a closer look. First, congratulations to Apple and Steve Jobs for an impressive rollout of a pretty cool device, and for being reasonably straightforward with the public […]

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Could the iPad Already Be the Bestselling Tablet Among Hundreds in Amazon's Own Store?

Could the iPad Already Be the Bestselling Tablet Among Hundreds in Amazon’s Own Store?

Links to order an iPad through Amazon: Apple iPad 16GB WIFI (MB292LL/A)  Apple iPad 64GB  Related post: The Partnership Continues: Apple iPad Now Available from Third-Party Sellers on Amazon By Stephen Windwalker How great is the loyalty of Amazon customers? Apparently in some cases, it’s enough to justify paying $100 for a rather popular recently […]

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More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Thursday, April 8, 2010: Three New Free Kindle Titles, and Dozens More

“Free” in the Kindle Store refers, for now, to the price for download to US-based Kindles. Amazon adds charges for Kindles based beyond US borders. Originally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 4.8.2010. Click here (or type “kindle nation daily” in your Kindle’s Kindle Store search field) to have Free Book Alerts pushed directly to your […]

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A Few Days into the Apple-Agency Pricing Model, Kindle Store Price Breakdown Shows Growth Between $10-$12.99 But Fewer Titles at $13 and Up

A Few Days into the Apple-Agency Pricing Model, Kindle Store Price Breakdown Shows Growth Between $10-$12.99 But Fewer Titles at $13 and Up

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily In these early days of Apple Pricing and Agency Model for the iBooks Store, which are also defining prices in the Kindle Store, it makes sense to pay even closer attention than usual to pricing trends. While the breakdown of books has not changed much at the […]

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Amazon Continues to Expand Its Role as Print and eBook Publisher with Announcement of Amazon Encore Summer 2010 List

Amazon Continues to Expand Its Role as Print and eBook Publisher with Announcement of Amazon Encore Summer 2010 List

Amazon has numerous “secret weapons” as it continues to strive to make the Kindle Store the go-to venue for all participants — readers and authors alike — in the Kindle, er, the eBook Revolution. Among these, as we have noted before, are expanding commitments to publication of indie authors and backlist titles through programs such as […]

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