Kindle Paperwhite horror story shows risks of tweaks—and Amazon’s controlling ways

By David Rothman
July 31, 2015 // 5 Comments

Want ePub for your Paperwhite? Or maybe a wider choice of fonts than the pitiful selection Amazon offers? In the past at least, Paperwhite owners could install tweaks. But Amazon has thwarted them [...]

E-books from your desktop to your Kindle: The good ole Calibre e-mail method, revisited with GMX

By David Rothman
July 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

“Wappwolf Automator Lets You Email eBooks to Your Kindle From Box, Google Drive, Dropbox” is Nate‘s latest take on a pesky issue. Just how to get e-books from your desktop or laptop [...]

Will the next Voyage work with an optional solar-power case from Amazon? RUMOR alert!

By David Rothman
July 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

Will the next Kindle Voyage appear in November and offer a zippier chip for nicer page-changing and other amenities? I find the rumor to be plausible, at least. Now here’s some fun [...]

TeleRead Links: Lower book sales, lost-phone retrieval, smartwatch success, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book Sales Down 6.5% in Q1: AAP (GalleyCat) Though sales in Trade Books for the quarter were $1.53 billion, down only 2.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Adult book sales helped the category, [...]

What can we learn from a ‘Kindle Gold Rusher’?

By Chris Meadows
July 18, 2015 // 11 Comments

Here’s a story that’s been getting some play over the last couple of days. There’s a piece on The Hustler from a fellow named Sidd Finch who reportedly makes $150,000 a year by gaming the [...]

Cellphone e-reading on the cheap? Amazon Fire phone just $60 today if you subtract $99 Prime Membership credit from $159 sale price

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Usually going for $450, Amazon’s unlocked 4.7-inch Fire Phone is a steal today at just $60 if you subtract the $99 Prime Membership credit from the $159 sale price as a Deal of the Day. I own [...]

Use mouse or physical keyboard with your next e-reader? Bluetooth could make it happen

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

One of the great hits of TeleRead right now is Chris Meadows’ post on using a Bluetooth mouse with an Android tablet. I’m not surprised. But what about E Ink machines like the [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Use the Send to Kindle App

By Joanna Cabot
July 7, 2015 // 12 Comments

There are many ways to send personal content such as ‘side-loaded’ (aka non-Kindle) books to your reader. You can email them to yourself, use a Calibre plug-in, or you can use the Send To [...]

The pros and cons of buttons on e-readers (for page-turning)

By David Rothman
July 5, 2015 // 17 Comments

Text to speech isn’t the only AWOL feature on the newer Kindles and many other devices. Full-sized controls for page-turning would also help, and at MobileRead, button boosters are debating [...]

Beware of Kindle Fires catching fire. Similar hazards on other devices with lithium-ion batteries

By David Rothman
July 3, 2015 // 4 Comments

Who says firecrackers are the only things that may explode July 4 (that’s Independence Day here in the United States)? Fires and explosions of lithium-ion batteries, aka li-ion batteries, are [...]

Barnes & Noble taps new CEO as revamped B&N e-commerce site hinders access to e-books

By Chris Meadows
July 2, 2015 // 4 Comments

Earlier today, Fortune reported that Barnes & Noble has tapped Sears Canada CEO Ron Boire to take over as B&N’s CEO. Boire has been the CEO of the struggling Sears Canada for just 10 [...]

Are the new Kindle Unlimited rates good or bad? It depends on who you ask

By Chris Meadows
July 2, 2015 // 4 Comments

Now that it’s July, the new chapter of Kindle Unlimited has begun. No longer paying per book (of which at least 10% was read), it’s now paying per page. According to one estimate, a bit over half [...]

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Adjust the Brightness on Your Kindle Paperwhite

By Joanna Cabot
June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is another ereader tip: did you know that the brightness on your Kindle Paperwhite can be adjusted? It can! It all happens via the top=of-screen tool bar. Tap in the middle of your screen to [...]

ePub and other sacrileges on the Voyage and Paperwhite: Easy jail-breaks ahead?

By David Rothman
June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nathan ran a great write-up on the challenges of rooting the Kindle Voyage, the Paperwhite and other recent Kindles. He was following up on a how-to video on taking the Voyage apart. Meanwhile, [...]

BookDrop: Email ebooks to your Kindle from Dropbox—even ePubs and other formats not normally supported

By David Rothman
June 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

BookDrop lets you copy ebooks from your Dropbox cloud to your Kindle gadget or app via email. That includes even ePub books and those in other formats that normally won’t fly. How-tos and [...]

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