Andrys Basten

Amazon now heavily discouraging focused website promotion of free Kindle books

By Andrys Basten
February 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

There’s been indication for awhile that Amazon has been shifting emphasis from their various free-Kindle book promos to get more attention for Kindle books that bring them revenue (considering news that their margins are thin, partially due to reinvestment in expansion and jobs), although the [...]

The Kindle Paperwhite is getting around!

By Andrys Basten
February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is definitely going global: A few weeks ago, it was Canada, where the Paperwhite could be found in the Amazon Canada Kindle Store. Now it’s (finally) not only shipping to Australia, where it’s been eagerly awaited—it’s also available (in both [...]

Kindle Paperwhite screen: Less fragile than earlier front-lit reader?

By libertyc
September 22, 2012 // 4 Comments

Kindle Paperwhite intro Glimpses of font darkness Paperwhite book covers projected onto hall screen Paperwhite, WiFi (no 3G) Five Generations of Kindle Showing “9 mins left in chapter” estimate This time, a bit about the coming Kindle Paperwhite, which was to ship on October 1, [...]

Kindle Tips: SendtoReader (for any Kindle-compatible device) has a terrific new feature

By Paul Biba
July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World blog.  See the rest of the details in the article. SENDTOREADER Update SENDtoREADER was very well received by Kindle users, in the many comments written to the original article on it here on March 29, 2011 when I asked readers to try it out.  I noted in [...]

Kindle battery advisories

By Paul Biba
July 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

From A Kindle World blog: I just bought a Kindle book and saw, for the first time, a yellow box under the Amazon “Thanks” page, with the advisory:   “For delivery to your Kindle, please verify that your device is sufficiently charged and your wireless connection is [...]

Unsung Kindle Touch Software Update v5.1.0 improvements

By Paul Biba
April 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

From A Kindle World Blog.  A lot more in the article. As reported yesterday, the Kindle Touch 3G/WiFi e-Ink model is now shipping internationally, to over 175 countries. This blog article will highlight some software enhancements not listed in the official announcement earlier.  At the bottom, [...]

Kindle Touch X-ray feature

By Paul Biba
February 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Kindle World Blog has a post on this, along with some other interesting stuff, such as Oscar apps: In the meantime, I’ve been spending more time with the Kindle Touch (photo from because I finally went back to reading the Steve Jobs book by Isaacson, and there are SO MANY [...]

Kindle Touch goes global

By Paul Biba
February 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

From an article in Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog: This is the new but not yet announced page by Amazon forKindle Touch International, now buyable by customers in countries outside the U.S. finally – for $139 U.S. from Amazon U.S. This is for the Kindle Touch WiFi only, but on that [...]

Kindle Tip re: Tiny Fonts on web pages with Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch

By Paul Biba
January 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog comes a useful tip: In the blog article with many general tips on using the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire,  I went into detail on dealing with web pages or with PDFs in which you can see the full page but which are usually unreadable in that format or [...]

Kindle Tip – viewing images

By libertyc
December 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Andrys Basten has a series of tips for Kindle users on how to view images on the machine.  Here’s the one for the Kindle 1.  Kindle 2 through 4 on the site. Images — on the various Kindles, when reading Kindle Books One thing that the Kindles can do that most other e-readers [...]

Andrys Basten looks at Kindle Fire reviews

By libertyc
November 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

From A Kindle World Blog. The definitive compilation.  Much, much more at the site: All the Kindle Fire reviews started coming in last night, and almost every single review is detailed and quite long.  Somewhat off the topic, someone posted a review of the Kindle Touch 3G, and for the most part [...]

Kindle personal document enhancements – how it all works

By libertyc
October 18, 2011 // 2 Comments

AMAZON’S EMAIL TO “PAST USERS” OF THE PERSONAL DOCUMENTS FEATURE Introduction As many now know, since Sept. 30 and with the Kindle Keyboard software update to v3.3 on Oct. 13, Amazon has made notable, long-requested improvements to the Personal Documents feature, upgrading [...]

Kindle tips: adding a Collection to a new or replacement Kindle

By libertyc
September 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

Using a books Collection structure created on another Kindle There are various ways to add a collection structure you’ve created, for one Kindle, to a replacement or new Kindle on your account.  You don’t have to start from scratch if you’re replacing or adding a Kindle on or to [...]

Kindle News – Amazon’s possible digital-book subscription library. Plastic Logic is back.

By libertyc
September 14, 2011 // 3 Comments

Wall Street Journal – “Amazon in Talks to Launch Digital-Book Library” A WSJ article by Stu Woo and Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg on Monday reports that Amazon is talking with publishers about a Netflix-like service for e-books, which would provide access to a library of content (older [...]

Kindle for Android updated to 3.1.0

By libertyc
September 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

TFTS’ Robert Nelson reports that there is a Kindle for Android update today, to v3.1.0 and is, of course, a free download at Amazon or the Android Market. This brings a new Home interface, bug fixes, book reocmmendations in your library, and in-app upgrade-notifications. Nelson explains the [...]

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