Kindle Fire HD

Today only: Amazon knocks $80 off 8.9” Kindle Fire HD refurb

By Chris Meadows
May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Just got notification of Amazon’s latest Gold Box deal: its 8.9” 4G LTE Kindle Fire HD tablets, refurbished, at $80 off retail. That knocks the 32 GB version from $300 down to $220, and the 64 from $350 to $270. Full 1 year warranty included; the AT&T 4G LTE data plan costs extra. Not [...]

Amazon launches interest-free Kindle installment plan

By Chris Meadows
March 14, 2014 // 10 Comments

Amazon just keeps coming up with ways to get its devices into more and more people’s hands. So maybe you can’t afford $139 for a 7” Kindle Fire HD tablet, or $69 for a basic Kindle e-reader, in one chunk. Now Amazon will let you pay it in five monthly installments. They aren’t even tacking [...]

Amazon ranked #1 in customer satisfaction again; knocks $30 off Fire tablets to celebrate

By Chris Meadows
January 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

In honor of being ranked #1 in customer satisfaction during the holiday shopping season for the 9th year in a row by the ForeSee Experience Index, Amazon has announced it is knocking $30 off all Kindle Fire tablets until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, January 11th. That would knock the base model 7” [...]

Weekend Roundup: Ms. Pac-Man in the library

By Dan Eldridge
August 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

5 Reasons to Turn to Traditional Publishers Rather than Self-Publishing (Writer Unboxed) Meg says, “It took me 10 years to get my first novel published, and yet I can’t imagine how different my life as a writer would be without the support of Random House/Ballantine and the lovely people there. [...]

Amazon calls all change to Kindle across German stations

By libertyc
June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Following my earlier report on Barnes & Noble’s plans for the German market, Amazon now seems to be taking up the challenge with a new ad campaign, according to Germany’s The news and information portal of the principal magazine for the German-language book market shows a [...]

E-Book Usability News: Adjustable line spacing now available on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9”

By libertyc
May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

LibraryCity knocked Amazon for not letting users of the Kindle Fire HDs adjust their line spacing. But guess what I noticed just now within the font-related submenu of my Kindle HD 8.9” model running version 8.3.1 firmware? Alas, on my several files tested, I still couldn’t narrow the spaces [...]

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

As if to confirm a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet is in fact in the works and coming our way soon, Amazon has decided to slash the prices of the thing’s existent smaller siblings, namely the 7-inch Fire HDs. However, the promo likely has nothing to do with the alleged coming of the 10-incher, being [...]

Deal Alert: Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 32Gb Available from AT&T for $249

By libertyc
April 1, 2013 // 5 Comments

Assuming you don’t mind signing a two-year contract with AT&T, this is a good deal. Here’s the price breakdown, assuming you already have a Mobile Share plan. • $399 base cost for the Kindle Fire • Minus $150 in credits (new 2-year plan & activation at AT&T store) • [...]

Amazon Coins — A second look

By libertyc
February 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is an idea that’s been needed for a long time: Amazon will soon be adding the ability to make purchases of apps and games with a virtual currency known as “Coins,” according to this Amazon press release. Here’s a question I see parents asking all the time: “How [...]

Amazon Coins Will Pay For Your Next Kindle Fire App

By Matthew Marchesano
February 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon just announced this morning that come May, the company will be rolling out a virtual currency program known as Amazon Coins. Owners of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets will be able to use the virtual funds to purchase apps and games within the Amazon Appstore. In-app purchases will also be [...]

Deal Alert: Save $50 on Selected Kindle Fires

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

Now until Feb 8, you can save $50 on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE with the code FIRELOVE at checkout. Here are all the details. A couple of restrictions to note: The deal is only good for one Fire per customer. And because you have to enter the code, it won’t work [...]

Kindle FreeTime workaround for non-Amazon books

By libertyc
January 16, 2013 // 12 Comments

An interesting question popped up last month on Kindleboards. A mom wanted to set up FreeTime—the app included on Kindle Fire HD that allows parents to create a customized content experience—for her son on the Fire HD. A lot of his books were not purchased from Amazon, so when she sent them to [...]

Save $50 on Kindle Fire HD 8.9" on Amazon, Today Only!

By libertyc
December 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Amazon’s Deal of the Deal today (that’s Monday, December 10, 2012) is almost certainly one of the best deals you’re going to find on the Kindle Fire HD anytime soon. When you enter the code FIREHD89 at checkout, you’ll save US $50 on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Click [...]

Amazon discontinues the Kindle DX

By libertyc
October 17, 2012 // 2 Comments

The eBook Reader blog reports that, after first marking it down from $379 to $299, and not updating it for years, Amazon has quietly removed the Kindle DX from its Kindle family listings. It is now only available via third-party merchants, and there is no sign of any possible replacement. It [...]

Kindle Paperwhite to be available at Waterstones by Halloween

By libertyc
October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Bookseller is reporting today that the European bookstore chain Waterstones will be offering the Kindle Paperwhite for sale—in-store—before the end of October. This should come as welcome news to anyone based in Western Europe who’s been planing on buying a Paperwhite, but [...]

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