Kindle

  • Amazon’s Kindle-Only Titles Downloaded Over 100M Times

    Amazon’s Kindle-Only Titles Downloaded Over 100M Times

    Apparently, Amazon has been crunching its own internal data this week in order to tout the traction surrounding its various products. Only yesterday, the company was talking about numbers related to its Prime two-day delivery, and today it’s boasting about Kindle title downloads. The company now says that its Kindle-exclusive books have been downloaded over 100 million times, and the… Read More

  • Hey Amazon, What Are You Doing With The ‘Firedock’ Trademark?

    Hey Amazon, What Are You Doing With The ‘Firedock’ Trademark?

    For most geeks, uttering the word “Firedock” conjures up images of this Kindle Fire-friendly speaker dock that was announced back in March. But something interesting happened last month — Grace Digital released that very same Kindle Fire speaker dock under a different name on July 17. That by itself isn’t much to write home about, but The Digital Reader points out… Read More

  • Feeling The Heat From Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Line Hits The UK This Fall

    Feeling The Heat From Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Line Hits The UK This Fall

    We’ve heard a lot of rumors in the last year, but now Barnes & Noble has finally unveiled its first official plans for taking its Nook tablets and e-readers to markets outside of the U.S. Today it announced that it will be launching the devices, starting first with the e-readers, in the UK in October, along with a new UK online storefront for the Nook digital bookstore (2.5… Read More

  • FCC Filing Points To Larger Kindle Fire

    FCC Filing Points To Larger Kindle Fire

    The Digital Reader has done some clever sleuthing to find a filing by Amazon’s shell company, Harpers LLC. The filing shows a fairly large, 10-inch 4:3 screen device that should launch in the fall. You can see the filing here. Read More

  • Barnes And Noble Cuts Nook Tablet Prices As New Kindle Rumors Surface

    Barnes And Noble Cuts Nook Tablet Prices As New Kindle Rumors Surface

    Well, Barnes and Noble seems to be in a giving mood today. The company revealed earlier this morning that eager customers can nab themselves a 16GB Nook Tablet for $199 — $50 off its original price. Meanwhile, the 8GB Nook Tablet now goes for $179 (down from $199), and aging Nook Color can how be had for the relatively low price of $149. As for why Barnes and Noble has suddenly decided… Read More

  • Amazon Now Selling More EBooks Than Real Books In The UK

    Amazon Now Selling More EBooks Than Real Books In The UK

    According to an Amazon UK release, the company is now selling more ebooks than hardback or paperback books in Britain, a tipping point that we reached in the U.S. over a year ago. It took four years for U.S. ebook sales to overtake print sales. The company is selling 114 ebooks for every 100 printed books. Amazon introduced the kindle in the UK two years ago. Read More

  • Amazon Finally Cracking Down On 3G Browsing Cap

    Amazon Finally Cracking Down On 3G Browsing Cap

    There’s a little-known stipulation in Amazon’s 3G browsing, available primarily on their e-ink devices. Ostensibly, downloading items over 3G is completely free but browsing the web using the device’s weird and slow experimental interface is capped at 50MB. Most users have never hit that cap and there haven’t been many reports of actual notifications. That’s… Read More

  • Notes From The Ebook Trenches

    Notes From The Ebook Trenches

    I keep a close and interested eye on the world of ebooks, and I’m pleased to report that it keeps getting weirder. British supermarket chain Sainsbury – who I worked for once, helping to program a new payroll system for a few months, until they scrapped the whole project – recently bought HMV’s share in ebook hub Anobii for a whopping, er, one pound. (Americans… Read More

  • iPad Sees Small Drop, Nook Tops Kindle Fire In New Tablet Traffic Rankings

    iPad Sees Small Drop, Nook Tops Kindle Fire In New Tablet Traffic Rankings

    Web traffic from the Apple iPad saw a slight drop in early June, according to new data from the Chitika Ad network, which analyzed a sample containing hundreds of millions of impressions to arrive at its conclusions. In May, the iPad had accounted for 94.64% of all tablet web traffic, the company previously reported. Today, the company says the iPad has dropped to a 91.07% share. However… Read More

  • Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS, Android And Cloud Reader To Support Comics, Children’s Books With Improved Readability

    Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS, Android And Cloud Reader To Support Comics, Children’s Books With Improved Readability

    Until now, periodicals like comic books were only available to Kindle Fire owners but that all changes today. Amazon has made sweeping changes across the lineup to bring children’s books, graphic novels and comics to Kindle for iOS, Android and its Cloud Reader. Read More

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