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Amazon launches Singles Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazines

Amazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles, stor

Amazon’s Kindle gets a thinner and lighter design sporting double the RAM

It’s a little late for Father’s Day, but at least there’s plenty of summer vacationing time left to take full advantage of Amazon’s newly refreshed Kindle. The entry-level e-reader has slimmed

Amazon expands VoiceView accessibility tool for visually impaired users to the Kindle Paperwhite

After rolling out to its Fire tablets, Amazon is ready to bring VoiceView functionality to its line of devoted e-readers. The accessibility feature, targeted at visually impaired users, will be hitti

Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book

I’ve spent the last week trying to pretend the new Kindle Oasis is the same as reading a real book. It’s not. I love books. I love Kindle’s e-readers and was hoping this was the meld

Meet Oasis, Amazon’s smaller, lighter, grippier Kindle

True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line&#

Get ready for the new Kindle

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/04/04/bezos-teases-new-kindle-hardware-for-reveal-next-week/">teased</a> a new Kindle device for this week. While the company has yet to

Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

E-readers may not be the most exciting space in tech these days, but some of us still find a place for them in our lives — and it is we happy few whom Jeff Bezos announced, with enthusiasm palpable,

E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto

The Kindle is great for linear fiction, but my biggest frustration is trying to consume content that isn't meant to be enjoyed from first to last page. Travel books are terrible for that, for example:

Owners of (older) Kindles have to update their software or lose Internet connectivity

People who have Kindles made before 2012 need to update their software by March 22 or lose Internet connectivity, Amazon announced. Procrastinators and people who missed the message will have to perfo

Amazon Puts Out Hollow Holiday Metrics

The crowning glory of Amazon's just dropped post-Thanksgiving press missive -- trumpeting apparently accelerating holiday sales -- is the lack of any actual metrics...

Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital invest

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Expands Globally, Remains English-Only

While Amazon expands into new areas like food delivery, the e-commerce giant has continued to look at ways of expanding its original, legacy business of selling books. In the latest development, th

Kindle Unlimited Launches In India

Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s “all-you-can-read” subscription service, is now available in India. Pricing currently starts at 99 rupees (about $1.50) for a one-month plan, though that will increase

Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

If you haven’t been following the Indie writing market I don’t blame you. It’s pretty crazy right now. After Amazon decided to tweak the royalties payouts to reflect how much readers

Kindle’s Sharing Features Now Support Messaging Apps, Plus Web-Based Book Previews

Kindle e-book reader owners will now have a new way to socialize with their friends about their favorite books or book quotes by way of mobile messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp,

Kindle Announces New $119 Paperwhite E-Reader With A Font That’s Easy On The Eyes

Amazon has just announced the availability of a new $119 Paperwhite e-reader with a 6-inch 300ppi display and a new font and book layout system that will make it easier to dig into The Martian during

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty

Amazon wants parents to buy Kindles for their children and is today launching a discounted “Kindle for Kids Bundle” to encourage them to do so. This new package includes the combination of

With Publishing Tools Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

Indie authors seem to be living in an age of wonders. They can upload a PDF and sell it instantly on Kindles and tablets. They can print-on-demand like merry little Gutenbergs, slinging their wares fr

Publisher Revenues Down As Ebook Buying Slows

Publishing conglomerates Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster are facing tough times this quarter as ebook sales fell and total profit dropped 5.6% at S&S and approximately 12% for RPH. T
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