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  • Kindle For Android Hits This Summer — And You Can Buy Books In It

    Kindle For Android Hits This Summer — And You Can Buy Books In It

    Easily one of my favorite apps for the iPad is the Kindle app. Weird, I know. But in some ways it’s superior to the iPad’s own iBooks experience. You can sync it across multiple devices, for example. And this Summer, that will also include Android phones. And there’s a nice big bonus for that platform too. Amazon has announced tonight that Kindle for Android will available in… Read More

  • In A Pre-Apple Tablet World, Instapaper + Kindle Is King

    In A Pre-Apple Tablet World, Instapaper + Kindle Is King

    Everyone is awaiting Apple’s tablet device. Some people (like me) won’t shut up about it. Others (like Paul) won’t shut up about shutting up about it. And while no one is exactly certain what its main use will be, there are no shortage of signs pointing to a definite role as a new way to consume written media. And several old-school publishers seem to be tripping over… Read More

  • Amazon Opens Up Kindle Digital Text Platform To Authors Outside The U.S.

    Amazon Opens Up Kindle Digital Text Platform To Authors Outside The U.S.

    Amazon.com this morning announced that it is expanding its self-service Kindle Digital Text Platform worldwide, giving more authors and publishers the chance to upload and sell books in English, German and French to customers around the world in the Kindle Store. Until today, DTP was only available to authors and publishers based in the United States. Amazon says additional language options… Read More

  • Libre: And now iriver preps its own e-book reader (for Japan at least)

    Libre: And now iriver preps its own e-book reader (for Japan at least)


    Sometime this year iRiver, which will soon change its name to MouseComputer, will release its very own e-book reader in Japan. It’ll be called the Libre, and it’ll probably be priced around ¥29,800 ($312). Read More

  • Video: Plastic Logic Prototype E-Reader

    Plastic Logic is showing off a prototype of its thin-film electronic reader at the D7 conference. The main difference between what Plastic Logic is trying to build and the Kindle is that its screen technology is much thinner, lighter and can be incorporated into more flexible form- factors. I shot the video showing what it can do. Check out the video after the jump. Read More

  • How Big Can The Kindle Get?

    How Big Can The Kindle Get?

    Yesterday, Amazon launched its larger-format Kindle DX with a built-in PDF reader and partnership deals with textbook and newspaper companies. Today, Wall Street analysts are weighing in on what kind of impact the DX might have on Amazon’s numbers. Barclay Capital’s Doug Anmuth estimates that the DX alone could add $800 million in revenues and $100 million in gross profits in 2012. Read More

  • For Books Available On Kindle, Sales Are Now Tracking At 35 Percent Of Print Sales

    For Books Available On Kindle, Sales Are Now Tracking At 35 Percent Of Print Sales

    The most startling thing Jeff Bezos said today at Amazon’s launch of the Kindle DX, it’s large-format Kindle optimized for textbooks and newspapers, was this statistic: For books that are available on the Kindle, sales are already 35 percent of the same books in print, up from 13 percent just a few months ago. In other words, if a paper book sells 10,000 copies on Amazon, it… Read More

  • Is The Kindle Outpacing Early iPod Sales?

    Is The Kindle Outpacing Early iPod Sales?

    When the Kindle sold out during the holidays, I guessed that Amazon would end the year selling 500,000 of its electronic books. All I did was roughly double the 240,000 that had sold through the middle of the summer. But now Citi analyst Mark Mahaney has come to the same conclusion, using better data. In a note today, he cites some numbers in Sprint’s 10Q filings that indicate… Read More

  • Want A Kindle Before Christmas? Get Ready To Pay

    Want A Kindle Before Christmas? Get Ready To Pay

    Last year Amazon had trouble filling orders of the then-new Kindle, so eBay took over and prices rocketed to $1,500. This year, same problem. Amazon says orders for Kindles will take 11-13 weeks to fulfill (which is, we believe, when they will launch the Kindle 2). So you aren’t getting one by Christmas directly from Amazon. But eBay and Amazon stores have them for sale. New ones are… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle 2 Slated For "Early Q1"

    Update on the Kindle 2: It was scheduled to be released in October in time for this holiday season, but Bezos himself reportedly pulled the plug for last minute changes to the software. Our sources now say it’s tentatively scheduled to go on sale in “early next quarter.” The images that surfaced of the new Kindle in October are real – it’s a longer device but not… Read More