(Editor’s Note: I originally published this post on February 3, 2011. The bottom-line prediction that “before the end of 2012, Amazon could own more than half of the U.S. book business across all formats,” isn’t quite right. But there seems to be increasing evidence that, to borrow a phrase from futurist Ray Kurzweil, it could […]
By Steve Windwalker For just a moment here, can we take a deep breath and express our gratitude to the thousands of readers who interact with Kindle Nation every day? Yes, that’s you, and we are very, very grateful. On way or another, we connect with over 51,000 readers every day. In the past 30 […]
That quaint little Kindle bookshop that launched with about 80,000 titles exactly 44 months ago today reached an important selection benchmark today when it passed the threshold of 1 million titles. That includes about 4,000 titles that are currently available for pre-order.
By Steve Windwalker The fun continued yesterday at Kindle Nation as we closed out our month-long Kindle Tablet Sweepstakes by selecting the name of grand prize winner Linda Ronne at random from the names of 4,233 Kindle Nation citizens who entered. Although we have already given out two brand-new Kindles to Kindle Nation citizens who […]
Here are two cases of very big news for the two most successful “direct to Kindle” indie authors to date. First, Amazon announced moments ago that John Locke has become the first indie author to sell a million Kindle books, with the following titles: Now & Then (a Donovan Creed Novel) Follow the Stone Lethal […]
By Steve Windwalker Originally posted at BookGorilla.com Following up on our post over at Kindle Nation yesterday about Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney’s predictions that the Kindle’s slice of total Amazon revenues will continue to rise this year and next, we note (via TechCrunch) that Mahaney has also increased his estimate of how many Kindle devices […]
“This is huge,” we opined last Tuesday when Amazon announced the launch of cloud services that give its music and audio products a big edge over the “You Can’t Take It With You” offerings from Apple’s iTunes store. Our headline and the link to our story: Taking a Huge Bite Out of Apple’s Music Ecosystem: […]
This is huge. Depending on your point of view, you might think this has nothing to do with the Kindle. Or, if you’re like me, you may well think it has everything to do with the Kindle. But this morning Amazon introduced a new suite of services that employ the Amazon Cloud to offer customers […]
Regular readers of Kindle Nation may recall our past efforts to help get the word out about a terrific non-profit organization called WorldReader.org that is doing all it can to spread the Kindle Revolution worldwide: A Great Video from WorldReader.org – 500 Down, Millions to Go Helping Kids Around the World to Read, One Kindle […]
The philanthropic organization WorldReader.org, whose aim is “to put a library of books in the hands of families worldwide, using e-reader technology,” just shared a very cool video with us. Enjoy. Check out the organization’s website here or click right through to make a year-end donation here.
If you’re interested in helping to spread the magic of the Kindle Revolution around the world, you might be interested in this relatively new non-profit organization. Worldreader.org is a Barcelona-based not-for-profit devoted to making digital books available to children in developing countries. Using emerging e-book/reader technology, the organization’s mission is to improve children’s lives. (Here’s […]
The Kindle Reader is just the kind of thing we need more, much more, of. It’s an intelligent, thoughtful, well-written blog maintained by Jan, a retired librarian and Kindle owner. She offers reviews on a wide variety of Kindle Edition books. My own preference would be for a few more indie and small-press titles, but […]