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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Kindle's "Extra" Features Continue to Have Wide Usage

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Kindle’s "Extra" Features Continue to Have Wide Usage

(One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Jeff Bezos says the Kindle is and always will be, first and foremost, a dedicated ebook reader. And he’s right, of course.   […]

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eBook Leaders Show Random House Sitting Pretty As Amazon's Kindle Store Discounting Plays Crucial Role in Picking Winners

eBook Leaders Show Random House Sitting Pretty As Amazon’s Kindle Store Discounting Plays Crucial Role in Picking Winners

For the past few weeks, we’ve been paying more attention than usual to the USA Today bestseller lists that come out each Thursday because they have provided a fascinating window into the changes that are taking places in what we read and the publishing sources for the books that we are reasing. Once again, the […]

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The Best "Book Group" Novel Ever

The Best “Book Group” Novel Ever

Most afternoons I try to spend 20 to 30 minutes on the elliptical trying to do what I can to forestall implementation of the Kindle Nation corporate succession plan. I don’t get to it every day, but I would be nowhere if it weren’t for the accompaniment provided by my Kindle’s text-to-speech. But yesterday afternoon […]

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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Despite All the New Kids on the Block, 90% of Respondents Still Find a "Superior" Reading Experience with the Kindle

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Despite All the New Kids on the Block, 90% of Respondents Still Find a “Superior” Reading Experience with the Kindle

(One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter The 2011 Winter Kindle Nation Citizen Survey asked users about their Kindle experiences from two different perspectives: What features of the Kindle do you […]

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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: How Agency Model Publishers Are Killing Their Own Kindle Sales

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: How Agency Model Publishers Are Killing Their Own Kindle Sales

  (One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Every salesman from Seth Godin to the guy at your local used car lot or Lexus dealership knows that one of the […]

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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Citizens of Kindle Nation, Meet the Citizens of Kindle Nation

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: Citizens of Kindle Nation, Meet the Citizens of Kindle Nation

(One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter She’s an avid reader.  She’s “a woman of a certain age,” and without putting too fine a point on it, just between us […]

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Publishing Perestroika: Indie Authors Blow Away Traditional Gatekeepers and Storm the Castle of Newspaper Bestseller Lists

Publishing Perestroika: Indie Authors Blow Away Traditional Gatekeepers and Storm the Castle of Newspaper Bestseller Lists

By Steve Windwalker Editor of Kindle Nation Daily Call it the “Paper Curtain,” if you like. But like the Berlin Wall, it’s coming down. As a result of the Publishing Perestroika that has been unleashed by readers and writers connecting primarily around Kindle content in the short span of just 39 months, the walls that […]

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Kindle Version 3.1: Now Here’s a Kindle Update That Kindle Customers Have Been Waiting For! Real Page Numbers, and More!

Amazon announced today that it is rolling out a new update for the latest generation Kindle 3G and wi-fi models, and the update includes a new and long-awaited feature that millions of Kindle owners will notice right away: real page numbers! (There are some other cool features as well; more about them below). As you […]

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The Real Story Behind Those Single-Digit Kindle Margins: Amazon Has Positioned Itself for a 50% Overall Market Share in the U.S. Book Business by the End of 2012

The Real Story Behind Those Single-Digit Kindle Margins: Amazon Has Positioned Itself for a 50% Overall Market Share in the U.S. Book Business by the End of 2012

Amazon’s report of quarterly earnings last Thursday was greeted widely as an indication that the company can’t generate sufficient margins with Kindle devices and content. That interpretation has been reasonably straightforward, with strong echoes of sentiments that characterized critics’ views of Amazon during its early pre-profitability years in late 1990s and into the 21st century: […]

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The Real Lebowski

With “Kindle Singles,” Amazon Shows Off Its “Harvard Degree” in eBook Pricing

Other bloggers and journalists have joined Amazon’s own press office this week in making a big deal of Amazon’s “brand new” initiative called “Kindle Singles,” and I think it’s a big deal, too. But brand new? Not so much. First, let’s take a straight-on look at Amazon’s press release announcement of Kindle Singles, on Wednesday, […]

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INCOMING! IDENTIFY! IDENTIFY! Yes, It’s the Kindle Revolution

We have dispatches from all over this week, and they all bear the same identifying marks. Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s vice-president for Kindle Content, addressed a Digital Book World panel yesterday and summed up the changes that are taking place in the world of publishing and reading like this: “However fast you think this change is […]

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The Kindle Revolution and the Bottom Line: Amazon to Announce 2010 Corporate Earnings After Stock Market Close Today, January 27, 2011

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2010 financial results on January 27, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET. The event will be webcast live, and the audio and associated slides will be available for at least three months thereafter at www.amazon.com/ir. It will be interesting, as always, […]

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