Kindle for iPhone

The best e-book app on iPad? Kindle, says one blogger

By Chris Meadows
August 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

For years now, Apple has enforced a click-through requirement on e-book apps on the iPad—they can’t sell the books directly from their app without giving Apple a cut, so they have to send them to [...]

Pocket-sized screens are in again: The rise of smartphone e-reading

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Everything old is new again. Jennifer Maloney at the Wall Street Journal has just noticed that more and more people seem to like reading on little tiny pocket-sized devices. Of course, those devices [...]

Kindle for iOS Updated!

By Joanna Cabot
July 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Multiple news sources are reporting a Kindle for iOS update today. It sounds like they have added some welcome new features, including: – The default syncing option is now to the most recent [...]

Kindle for iOS Updated with Collections (Sort Of)

By libertyc
September 18, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’ve been updating apps all day in preparation for an upgrade to iOS 7 (as soon as I can get onto the swamped server). I was delighted to read the changelog for the new Kindle for iOS app and [...]

Kindle app for Windows 8 does not read user-generated content…yet

By libertyc
July 12, 2013 // 4 Comments

The Kindle e-reader client for Windows 8 does not support loading user-created MOBI format content. Writer Patricia “Pooks” Burroughs discovered this recently, and when she contacted Amazon to [...]

Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Store web app for iPad

By libertyc
January 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Business Insider reports on Amazon’s new HTML5 iPad web app store, Accessible from the “Kindle Store” section of Amazon’s website (if you’re browsing from Mobile Safari on the iPad), [...]

Kindle app update brings PDF, periodicals to iOS devices

By libertyc
December 24, 2011 // 2 Comments

This past week, the Kindle iOS app received an update. We did mention it when it happened, but I think a couple of the features in that update are important enough to go into in detail. First of all, [...]

Kindle app updated: store is out, magazines and newspapers are in

By Chris Walters
July 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

After several days of seeing ebookseller apps undergoing store-ectomies, pretty much all that was left as of this morning was Amazon’s Kindle app and Barnes & Noble’s Nook app. Now [...]

Apple bringing media apps into compliance with in-app purchase guidelines

By libertyc
July 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

Although the deadline for iPhone apps to be brought in line with Apple’s new in-app purchase rules recently passed, InfoWorld reports that Apple is still quietly working with developers to bring [...]

Apple deadline passes, major ebook apps still unchanged on App Store

By Chris Walters
July 1, 2011 // 5 Comments

Update: Macworld just posted that an unnamed Apple source says Apple is currently working with developers to bring their apps in line with the new guidelines, and that we can expect to see modified [...]

iBooks fails to set e-book world on fire

By libertyc
April 26, 2011 // 15 Comments

If the iPad was supposed to be a magic bullet for e-books, why hasn’t iBooks made more of a splash in the e-book market? Jason Bennett asks the question in an entry on Melville House Publishing’s [...]

Apple rejects Orange e-book app due to in-app purchase policy change, but Amazon and Kobo updates squeak by

By libertyc
March 20, 2011 // 3 Comments

FutureBook reports that UK mobile company Orange released an Orange Book Club Android app, allowing customers to browse and download thousands of books, billing them directly to their Orange mobile [...]

Windows/iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Nook Reader

By libertyc
March 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

Since posting my review of Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series, I have been moved to go back and reread the entire thing, including the latest book that was released only recently. And a couple [...]

More rumors suggest free Kindles for Prime subscribers may be in the offing

By libertyc
March 9, 2011 // 9 Comments

More rumors are flying around about Amazon giving away Kindle e-readers for free, probably to Prime members. This time CNET’s Crave blog picks up on it. Though it doesn’t mention the price point [...]

Is Kindle for the Web Amazon’s answer to in-app purchase restrictions?

By libertyc
February 24, 2011 // 3 Comments

Fortune reports Merril Lynch analysts believe that Apple’s new in-app purchase policy could cost Amazon $80 to $160 million per year in lost revenue from Kindle sales. However, on his blog [...]

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