Looking beyond the “Text-to-Speech” Kindle Kerfuffle

(My weekly post for TeleRead.com for Friday, 2.13.09) By Stephen Windwalker, founder and publisher of the weekly Kindle Nation newsletter This week we shall speak of robots and pirates and a kerfuffle without a cause. Or not. Among the more intriguing innovations new to Amazon’s just-launched but still unshipped Kindle 2 is a “Text-to-Speech” Read-to-Me […]

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Special Opportunity for Kindle 1 Owners

From Amazon’s new Kindle 2 web page: Even though we’ve increased our manufacturing capacity, we want to be sure our original Kindle owners are first in line to receive Kindle 2. Place your Kindle 2 order by midnight PST on February 10th and you will receive first priority. Here’s something cool just reported by Len […]

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Q & A on the Kindle press conference

What follows are my questions. We’ll see how many Amazon answers. What are they calling the new Kindle? Bezos: “Today I’m excited to introduce the Kindle 2.” Here’s a link to the new Kindle 2 detail page. “If you have previously placed an order for Kindle 1, and have not yet received it, your order […]

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A Stephen King exclusive for the Kindle

A Stephen King exclusive for the Kindle

News is spreading this morning that, among other things, Jeff Bezos will announce today that Amazon has signed Stephen King on for a (temporarily) Kindle exclusive book deal. This is a great idea. And I apologize for being a teensy bit self-referential in pasting in this paragraph from p. 92 of the August 2008 paperback […]

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Counting down to Amazon’s Kindle press conference

from TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home: TeleRead Editor’s Note: We are happy to welcome Stephen Windwalker as a regular contributor to TeleRead. Stephen has been writing about Amazon’s strategic innovations since his niche bestseller on online bookselling in 2002, and his Complete Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle was the top-selling title in the Kindle […]

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Kindling the Googlezon Future

1.5 million books in your pocket Most people on the outside of Google, Apple, and Amazon see them as competitors, and of course they are. But their status as partners — constantly connecting the dots of hardware, content, and network to maximize usefulness as well as revenue — is far more important, and it is […]

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ET, Phone the Kindle Store

Yesterday Amazon let slip news that — for authors, publishers, and people who like to read on their cellphones — may potentially be every bit as big as anything the company will announce about the Kindle 2, 3, or 4 on February 9. As suggested in my book last summer and in this January 30 […]

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Kindle Nation – Volume 1, Number 1

Good morning Kindlers! So much has been going in the world of the Amazon Kindle that I have decided to begin trying to condense news and developments that I want to share with you in a weekly “Kindle Nation” email newsletter. You will receive this if you have signed up in the past for my […]

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