Kindle

  • Amazon Doubles The Storage Of The Existing Kindle Paperwhite

    Amazon Doubles The Storage Of The Existing Kindle Paperwhite

    Amazon hasn’t introduced a splashy Kindle update this year, but the company did confirm to TechCrunch it has increased storage on its devices from 2GB to 4GB (of which a portion is dedicated to system software), meaning those who purchased the gadget since around last month or so are able to hold about twice the number of digital books on their devices. The boost was originally spotted… Read More

  • How To Save Books

    How To Save Books

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of triumph, it was a time of disaster, it was the publishing industry in 2014, just after mighty Amazon fired a new salvo in its war on traditional publishing by announcing its $10/month Kindle Unlimited book subscription service. At first glance this might seem useless and ridiculous: Read More

  • What Kindle Unlimited Means For Authors

    What Kindle Unlimited Means For Authors

    Now that Amazon has uncorked their Kindle Unlimited service I, like many indie authors, was curious. What does this mean for us withered scribes, scribbling away in our garrets and bobbing on the waves of Amazon’s massive literary marketplace? Will I get paid if I join Kindle Unlimited? How do I add my book to the mix? Will I become fabulously rich? Full disclosure: I’ve been… Read More

  • Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is

    Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is

    Amazon’s war on publishers reached a crescendo yesterday with the leak of Kindle Unlimited, a subscription plan that would allow readers to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the Kindle ebook library. No longer content with simply demanding steeper discounts from publishers like Hachette — which is locked in a bitter fight with the ecommerce giant over book prices… Read More

  • Amazon’s Top-Secret Gadget Lab Is Building Plenty, But A Thinner Kindle Could Be The Coolest

    Amazon’s Top-Secret Gadget Lab Is Building Plenty, But A Thinner Kindle Could Be The Coolest

    Amazon is apparently working away on a lot more besides the upcoming smartphone with the 3D interface at its Lab126 hardware R&D facility. A new Businessweek profile details some of the work that went into creating the new smartphone, as well as a few other efforts, including a speech-controlled Bluetooth speaker, a Square-killing credit card reader and a projector for anywhere. But the… Read More

  • Amazon Now Lets You Buy Any Kindle On A Payment Plan Without A Credit Check

    Amazon Now Lets You Buy Any Kindle On A Payment Plan Without A Credit Check

    Those interested in buying an Amazon Kindle e-reader or tablet can now pay in a series of five equal monthly payments instead of one lump sum at checkout. According to the promotion page, this payment plan doesn’t require a credit check and doesn’t add anything to the price of the gadget, making it a pretty sweet deal for those on a budget looking to pick up a device. Read More

  • Amazon Adds Audible Integration To iOS And Android Kindle Apps For Easy Listening

    Amazon Adds Audible Integration To iOS And Android Kindle Apps For Easy Listening

    Sometimes you want to read, and sometimes you want to listen – and you might get through more books if you can switch easily between the two options. Amazon recognizes this, and has used its Audible acquisition to make it easy to switch seamlessly between reading an e-book and listening to an audiobook in its Kindle apps for iOS and Android. Read More

  • Samsung And Amazon Team Up For Custom Galaxy Kindle E-Book App

    Samsung And Amazon Team Up For Custom Galaxy Kindle E-Book App

    So much for trashing the Kindle. Today Samsung is announcing a new app, Kindle for Samsung, created in partnership with Amazon, that will let Galaxy device users using Android 4.0 and up, starting with the Galaxy S5, to buy and read content from Amazon’s catalog of magazines, newspapers and books. The app will going live across 90 countries this month. Read More

  • Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Amazon announced this morning through an email to its customers that all personal documents archived in your Kindle e-reader library are also now being made available from Amazon Cloud Drive. The files will be placed in a new folder called “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” where you’ll then be able to manage the items as you would any other file, including being able to organize, share… Read More

  • Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime Becomes An Even Better Babysitter, With New Educational Feature That Tells Kids To “Learn First,” Play Later

    Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime Becomes An Even Better Babysitter, With New Educational Feature That Tells Kids To “Learn First,” Play Later

    Kindle Free Time, Amazon’s parental control software built into its line of Kindle Fire devices, is being upgraded ahead of the holidays with additional educational features that will help the tablet do even more of the parenting on your behalf. Already capable of setting time limits on things like games and videos, the new Free Time software is now adding educational goals, which… Read More