Amazon Kindle

Rock your device with selfie Kindle covers – or something

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon has introduced a new scheme that could be ideal for the Christmas season: Customized Kindle covers with your own images used as the basis for the design. The “Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Black Origami Case – ‘Create Your Own'” option, for instance, charges $54.99 for a [...]

Amazon moving into Sweden?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

An article in Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter, the country’s largest-circulation morning daily, purports to lay bare Amazon’s plans for entering the Swedish market, under a headline translated (by Google Translate) as: “Amazon settles in the Swedish book market.” The article [...]

Painfully sharp displays take onscreen reading to a whole new level

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 8, 2013 // 5 Comments

It’s brain-dead obvious that display quality and clarity is key to the reader experience of anyone reading ebooks. And in that respect, ereading enthusiasts are becoming very lucky people. Because tablet and ereader manufacturers are now pushing their technologies to new levels and ever [...]

Is Android Still the Cinderella Platform For Content Apps and Digital Magazines

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Talking New Media just ran a piece detailing the relative revenues from the iOS and Android platforms for digital publishers of magazines and other content apps. And their findings were that the hand-over-fist growth in Android OS penetration, via cheap tablets and multitudinous generic cellphones, [...]

Amazon shipping changes: The possible backstory

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The hike in Amazon’s free shipping threshold in the U.S. to $35, already picked up by Chris Meadows earlier, has led to some interesting speculations out in the blogosphere. One, from Paulo Santos on “Seeking Alpha,” is that “ must be under tremendous earnings [...]

Few boos for Boos in Frankfurt Book Fair warning of Amazon oligopoly

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 11, 2013 // 4 Comments

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, took the opportunity in his opening address for this year’s edition of the book trade’s biggest jamboree to warn against the dangers of oligopolies in publishing, and of technical standards becoming means towards market domination. In a [...]

Amazon in supermarket discount wars with Sainsbury's in UK

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon UK has gone head to head with Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd. in a price-cutting struggle triggered by the British high street supermarket chain’s push to grab readers for its eBooks by Sainsbury’s platform. Running through October, the “99 titles for 99p!” [...]

UK Booktrust joins with Amazon "to change the culture of reading"

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

The UK’s Booktrust, a pro-literacy and children’s reading charity in existence since the 1920s, has just announced its first Booktrust Best Book Awards in partnership with Amazon Kindle 2014, which will ” seek to unearth the very best children’s books the UK has to offer, and to [...]

Latest Ofcom figures show Kindle dominates in UK

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

Sad to reflect perhaps, given Kobo’s sterling efforts in the UK, the latest media survey conducted by pollster Kantar Media on behalf of British communications industry regulator Ofcom shows Amazon enjoying 79 percent of the UK ereader market. Ebook services in the period, states the report, [...]

New Kindle Paperwhite Now Available for Pre-order: Should you upgrade?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

We’ve thought it was coming soon. Paperwhites were going out of stock, and it was getting close to the time Amazon typically releases new devices. They are now available for pre-order. So the question is, as always, should I upgrade? While it looks like a nice device, and it is the same price [...]

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook service: A match made in e-book heaven?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 3, 2013 // 5 Comments

Amazon has just announced a service that the world has been waiting for—to judge from the number of past calls for it and halfway schemes that have come some way towards delivering it. According to this morning’s announcement, “Soon Customers Will Be Able to Purchase Kindle Editions [...]

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