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Amazon quietly introduces Kindle rentals for US readers, bases prices on duration

Engadget – 2013-01-19

Think you can finish a 168-page novel in a month? It might pay to opt for Amazon's new Kindle rental feature, now available on an incredibly limited number of titles. A few options published by...

Amazon launches Kindle in Canada

The Bookseller – 2013-01-24

Amazon today (24th January) launches its Kindle range in Canada, the e-reading heartland of...

Amazon's E-Book Business Is Up 70 Percent, but It's Still Not Disclosing Kindle Sales

AllThingsD – 2013-01-30

Whatever Kindle sales were in Q4, they could have been better had Amazon not sold out of its flagship e-reader.

Amazon shares climb on Kindle e-book optimism

Reuters – 2013-02-14

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc shares climbed more than 4 percent on Tuesday after an analyst note fueled optimism about the company's Kindle e-book business.

Why I love Kindle

Betanews – 2013-02-14

I had a nice surprise Valentine’s Day gift delivered to my door this morning -- a box of ten copies of my new novel (I Know What You Did Last Supper) courtesy of my publisher and fresh off the...

How to browse the Kindle Lending Library on your PC

PC World – 2013-02-16

Finally, a way to browse the Kindle Lending Library in your browser. As an avid reader, and an especially big fan of ebooks, I thought subscribing to Amazon Prime seemed like a good idea. After all,...

Convert a Kindle ebook to a different format

PC World – 2013-02-19

When you buy an ebook from Amazon, it's yours, right? Technically speaking, Amazon is merely licensing the book to you. And the company can, seemingly on a whim, close your account and delete all...

Indie booksellers in anti-trust dream over Kindle

Crains New York – 2013-02-22

In a legal motion that brings to mind Sancho Panza and Don Quixote, three independent bookstores, including tiny Posman Books in Grand Central, have filed a class action suit charging and...

Authors face change as Amazon tightens affiliate policy on free Kindle books

GigaOM – 2013-02-27

Amazon is cracking down on a policy that allows blogs and websites to earn money when users download free ebooks through their affiliate links. That means big changes in the ways that some...

PSA: Kindle iOS app users should not update to version 3.6.1

Engadget – 2013-02-27

This one's coming straight from the horse's mouth. Amazon is acknowledging a "known issue" with version 3.6.1 of its Kindle app for iOS -- the company is recommending that current users avoid the...

Amazon's Kindle Gets Exclusive Role In New PTA Family Reading Program

Fast Company – 2013-02-28

Amazon's got a new Kindle promotion vehicle, thanks to the National PTA, which wants to boost kids' reading with their families. Amazon's Kindle is the exclusive sponsor of the new Family Reading...

Germany's Tolino is 'national alternative' to Kindle

The Bookseller – 2013-03-01

Deutsche Telekom has confirmed it is bringing out an e-reader in collaboration with booksellers...

Kindle Paperwhite is my new favorite gadget [Review]

Betanews – 2013-03-07

When I wrote Why I Love Kindle back in February I said I was intending to upgrade to a Kindle Paperwhite soon. Three weeks later, timed so I can buy a Kindle copy of my own book (my publisher only...

Amazon launches “Send to Kindle” button for web publishers and WordPress blogs

GigaOM – 2013-03-20

Amazon launched a "Send to Kindle" button that publishers can add to their websites. The Washington Post and Time are among the first to sign up. "Send to Kindle" is Amazon's answer to read-it-later...

'Send to Kindle', and read it later

Betanews – 2013-03-20

Last night something strange caught my attention, nearly enough to post a late-day story. Then this morning I got a little email nudge from Amazon PR, and thought: "Yeah. Why not?" The timing and...

Kindle drives Amazon print sales

The Bookseller – 2013-04-16

New entrants to the UK e-book market buy more books, but tend to buy more from Amazon, even for...

Amazon reportedly launching in Russia, goes on Kindle-related hiring spree

Engadget – 2013-04-19

Amazon is fleshing out its international empire. The company has already conquered the US, Japan, UK and Canada, and has even launched an ebook assault on the Chinese mainland. Now it looks like the...

I Love My Kindle. Am I a Dinosaur?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-25

It only took a few years for the Kindle to go from cutting-edge to old-fashioned. At the risk of looking like a tech dinosaur, Hannah Johnson still prefers the Kindle.

Startup BookShout raises $6M; no longer lets users import their Kindle and Nook books

GigaOM – 2013-04-25

Dallas-based book startup BookShout has raised $6 million in its second funding round. When the company launched, it allowed users to import their Nook and Kindle books onto the platform, but that...

Amazon's new China app store could help pave way for Kindle products

PC World – 2013-05-06 has updated its mobile app store to include support for its Chinese customers, in a sign that the U.S. company could be preparing to sell its Kindle e-readers and tablets in the...

Baker & Taylor launches app for reading library ebooks, but still doesn’t support Kindle

GigaOM – 2013-05-06

Digital library distributor Baker & Taylor launched an app Monday that will let library patrons read ebooks on iOS and Android devices.    

RNIB hails Kindle app 'breakthrough'

The Bookseller – 2013-05-07

A new Kindle app from Amazon will help blind and partially sighted people to access 1.5m titles...

Amazon Publishing launches Kindle Love Stories podcast, focused on romance books

GigaOM – 2013-05-13

Amazon Publishing is launching a weekly romance podcast, "Kindle Love Stories." The podcast will include a discussion group at Goodreads, the reading-focused social network that Amazon recently...

Amazon’s new Kindle Worlds gives authors a way to sell fan fiction without legal hassles

GigaOM – 2013-05-22

Amazon Publishing is launching Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform that lets authors sell fan fiction based on properties like Gossip Girl. Amazon Publishing retains the rights to the works and will...

Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction, will pay royalties to writers and rights holders

Engadget – 2013-05-22

Amazon's taken a number of steps to bring different types of content to the Kindle Store, and it's now venturing into an area that has a long history with the internet: fan fiction. The company's...

Amazon's Kindle Worlds: A Way to Sell Fan Fiction Without Legal Hassles

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-05-22

Amazon Publishing is launching Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform that lets authors sell fan fiction based on properties like Gossip Girl. Amazon Publishing retains the rights to the works and...

Amazon's Kindle Worlds will allow writers to sell fan fiction

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-23

The digital publishing platform will let fans write, publish, and sell the stories they've written based on popular books, TV shows, and more.

Amazon's Kindle Worlds fan fiction publisher draws mixed reactions

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-28

Some see Amazon's Kindle Worlds fan fiction publishing platform as a great marketing move, while others are wary of Amazon's ownership of ideas.

Kindle Fire and Paperwhite Readers Coming to China in June

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-30

Reports from China say Amazon will launch both the Kindle Paperwhite and Fire devices in China this June, prices range from 849 RMB ($134) for the Paperwhite and 1400-1500 RMB ($222-238) for the...

Amazon's Kindle comes to China: Paperwhite for $138, Fire HD for $244 (16GB) or $293 (32GB)

Engadget – 2013-06-07

Amazon launched its Kindle e-book platform into China last Christmas, but locals looking to get their mitts on the company's hardware had to look, ahem, elsewhere. Fortunately for everyone but grey...

Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

PC World – 2013-06-07

After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years,'s China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country. On Friday, both the Kindle...

Will Kindle take off in China?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-11

Amazon's Kindle e-reader is now available in China. But the Chinese Government may not be a fan and, as many Chinese use their phones to read books, the Kindle may face an uphill battle.

Amazon's bringing its Kindle Fire HD 7, 8.9 to India on June 27th

Engadget – 2013-06-13

Having recently rebranded its operations in India under the Amazon name, the retailer announced today that it's launching the Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 there later this month. Due on June 27th, the...

Howey, Stephenson join Kindle Worlds

The Bookseller – 2013-06-20

Amazon Publishing has added Hugh Howey's Silo Saga to its Kindle Worlds platform, designed...

Kindle Worlds: Bringing Fanfiction Into Line But Not Online?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-25

Limiting Kindle Worlds to the ebook form may cater the needs of licensors, but it is counter to the ethos, habits and desires of fanfiction writers and readers.

New in Kindle Format, ‘The Adventures of Ford Fairlane’ by Rex Weiner

Publishers Newswire – 2013-06-01

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ -- Available for the first time in an exclusive ebook version from Cultmachine, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (ISBN: 978-0-9840327-6-1) by journalist and...

Amazon opens up Kindle Worlds Store, for all your licensed fan fic needs

Engadget – 2013-06-27

Come on now, why are you wasting your time here, when you could be reading some Gossip Girl fan fic? Roughly a month after announcing its licensed character publishing platform, Amazon has taken the...

Kindle Worlds opens for business

The Bookseller – 2013-06-28

Amazon's Kindle Worlds platform has opened in the US, with its guidelines advising that it is...

Amazon Kindle tops yearly Japan e-reader sales five months after launch

PC World – 2013-07-02's Kindle e-reader has dominated the competition in Japan since its launch last year, according to new research, showing the company's low pricing and powerful brand may have overcome its...

Convert a PDF for Kindle viewing, no software required

PC World – 2013-07-16

If you rely on a Kindle (or Kindle app) for reading, you probably know that it supports not only ebooks, but also PDFs. In fact, if you've done your homework, you also know that your Kindle (or...

Amazon Kicks Off 'Kindle Singles Interview' Series

AdWeek – 2013-07-25

Expanding the range of its Kindle Singles offerings, Amazon has kicked off an interview series on the e-reader. The first installment of "The Kindle Singles Interview" series features...

Amazon's Kindle Singles will include interviews with 'iconic figures'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-26

Amazon's Kindle Singles will feature interviews with some of the world's biggest names as part of their Kindle Singles store.

Kindle Singles: Growing, but Maintains Focus

Publishers Weekly – 2013-07-26

The Kindle Singles store, according to its editor David Blum, is “like a bookstore where the manager also edits the books.” Blum is that manager-editor, and under his guidance the store has grown...

Kindle team finds handy way to benefit from Obama visiting Amazon warehouse

GigaOM – 2013-07-31

When President Obama gives a jobs speech from Amazon's Chattanooga warehouse on Tuesday, he'll also provide an interview that Amazon plans to publish as a Kindle Single tomorrow.

Amazon to launch Kindle Singles ebook of Barack Obama interview

Guardian – 2013-07-31

US president's visit to Amazon warehouse continues to spark criticism from the books industryPresident Barack Obama's decision to give a high-profile speech on jobs and corporate tax rates during a...

Now in Kindle eBook format, ‘Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm’ by poet Aaron Ozee

Publishers Newswire – 2013-05-10

ADDISON, Ill. /Publishers Newswire/ -- "Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm," initially released in hardcover, is now available as an eBook through Amazon as a Kindle edition (ASIN: B00C9PEW3U;...

Kindle for Android app updated with library sorting, keeps a watchful eye on remaining read time

Engadget – 2013-08-14

Amazon's Android-flavored reading app is offering up a couple more of its own e-reader's features for those with Google-fied devices. Just like folks with Kindles have already encountered, the Kindle...

Now in Kindle Edition, ‘Prosperous Priestess Handbook: A Guide to Unlock the Secret Riches of Your Inner Creation Goddess’ by Lisa Michaels

Publishers Newswire – 2013-08-07

ATLANTA, Ga. /Publishers Newswire/ -- Now in Kindle Edition: Discover the secret of creating a spirit rich, financially thriving divine feminine life and business with award-winning author Lisa...

Pratchett Kindle cases from Waterstones

The Bookseller – 2013-08-23

Waterstones is to launch two exclusive limited edition Terry Pratchett Kindle cases, including a...

Kindle e-bookstore and self-publishing platform now available in Mexico

Engadget – 2013-08-29

Both readers and writers in Mexico have a reason to rejoice today, as Amazon has just launched the Kindle Store and Kindle Direct Publishing in their country. The e-bookstore will feature over 70,000...

Amazon launches Mexico Kindle store

The Bookseller – 2013-08-30

Amazon has launched the Kindle store in Mexico with over 70,000 Spanish language e-books. The e-...

Kindle MatchBook Offers Free And Discounted Versions Of Print Titles

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-03

Kindle MatchBook, Amazon's latest endeavor, is sure to be welcomed by e-reader converts. The promotion allows anyone who has purchased a print book from Amazon to download the Kindle version for...

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook turns past print purchases into low-cost ebooks

PC World – 2013-09-03

It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.

Amazon upgrades Kindle Paperwhite – 2013-09-04

Amazon is upgrading its Kindle Paperwhite electronic book reader with a sharper display, expanded dictionary and faster computer hardware.    

Amazon's New Offer: Discounted Kindle Versions of Print Books You've Already Bought

AllThingsD – 2013-09-03

Amazon said on Tuesday that it will unveil a program that will let Amazon customers purchase the digital versions of print books they've already bought -- or will buy -- from Amazon, for $2.99 or...

Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite officially announced, ships September 30th

Engadget – 2013-09-03

In case you needed official confirmation, Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is indeed real and on the way. While we still don't have much in the way of specifics, according to the public listing, we do...

Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook: discounted e-books for those who own the hard copy

Engadget – 2013-09-03

When Amazon launched AutoRip, we looked at our bookshelves and wished that us readers would get something similar. Fortunately, the company had the same idea, and is now announcing Kindle Matchbook....

Kindle MatchBook: Re–Purchase your Library from Amazon for $2.99 or less

Fast Company – 2013-09-03

In October Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, an arrangement that lets you purchase the Kindle edition of books you've already bought from them in print for $2.99 or less. The agreement currently...

Kindle Paperwhite Gets Upgrade As Sales Of Ereaders Keep Dropping

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-04

Even though ereader sales are down, Amazon is continuing to improve the Kindle. The company on Tuesday announced an updated version of the Kindle Paperwhite, its flagship ereader, which was first...

Amazon Launches Kindle Reader With Goodreads Integration

Fast Company – 2013-09-04

Looks like Amazon is making good use of its Goodreads acquisition. When it debuted the latest Kindle e–reader Tuesday, among the features and specs touted––faster processor,...

Datapoint Discussion: “10,000″ Titles Offered Through Kindle Matchbook

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-04

Amazon is merely predicting that 10,000 books will be available through its Kindle Matchbook program by the time it launches in October. Will they get there?

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook will let consumers buy print and e-book versions together

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-05

The new program, which is scheduled to launch in October, would let Amazon users buy a discounted e-book for qualifying titles if they bought the print version as well. But many publishers have yet...

The Kindle Single Hasn't Killed the Novel Quite Yet

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-05

The Guardian's Julian Gough is arguing that the Kindle Single—an e-book platform intended for works that fall between 5,000 and 30,000 words—is "the future." Is it...

How a Man in Austria Used Legos to Hack Amazon's Kindle E-Book Security

AllThingsD – 2013-09-07

A little robotics, a little OCR and voila.

Kindle's iOS app gets a flatter design to match iOS 7

Engadget – 2013-09-18

We swear, we won't be giving you the blow-by-blow on every single app that gets updated for iOS 7 today, but this one seemed like a biggie. Amazon just announced that its Kindle reader for iOS has...

Kindle Fire HDX From Amazon To Be Faster, Weigh Less Than Previous Generation

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-25

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with devices called Kindle Fire HDX. The tablets are significantly faster and weigh less than the previous...

New Kindle Fire tablets; B&N continues Nook price cut

The Bookseller – 2013-09-25

Amazon has announced the US release of three new Kindle Fire Tablets. Meanwhile Barnes &...

New Kindle Fire tablets receive good response from reviewers

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-26

The tech community seems especially impressed by a feature called Mayday, which calls up an Amazon tech support employee via video chat to help with tablet issues.

Kindle Paperwhite review: Ebook reader gets warmer, faster

PC World – 2013-10-04

The new Kindle Paperwhite is like the old one, but with a better backlight and upgraded software.

Amazon Matchmaker mashes cheap Audible audiobooks with Kindle ebooks

PC World – 2013-10-09

And even better, Amazon's Whispersync technology picks up where you left off no matter whether you're reading, listening, or mixing the two.

Amazon releases MatchBook for Kindle

Betanews – 2013-10-29

It has been nearly two months since online retail giant Amazon announced its MatchBook feature for Kindle, complimenting the previously unveiled Autorip service for music. Now, the company finally...

Amazon Unveils Its MatchBook Print-and-Kindle Combo Deal

AllThingsD – 2013-10-29

Amazon today launched the MatchBook program it announced last month, which lets owners of select print books bought on Amazon get the Kindle e-book versions for $2.99 or cheaper.

Kindle First provides early access to unreleased books

Betanews – 2013-11-01

When it comes to reading, I use a Kindle PaperWhite. I hate paper books with a passion -- they take up space and are obsolete. The Kindle is wonderful because it allows me to easily bookmark pages,...

Amazon intros Kindle First for those who can't wait a month for the new Gloria Gaynor book

Engadget – 2013-11-01

Waiting another month for that new inspirational Gloria Gaynor book? You'll survive, most likely -- but just in case, Amazon's debuting a new program called Kindle First. Customers can get early...

Amazon US offers Kindle deal to indies

The Bookseller – 2013-11-06 is offering independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindle e-readers. The...

Amazon offers physical bookstores a cut of Kindle e-book sales, and just enough rope

Engadget – 2013-11-06

Just as Kobo has cozied up to physical booksellers, so too does Amazon have a plan to smother them in e-ink kisses. Under the company's new "Amazon Source" program, any independent bookstore that...

UK indies: 'We won't stock Kindle'

The Bookseller – 2013-11-07

Independent booksellers on both sides of the Atlantic have reacted with suspicion towards news of...

Kindle launches in Australia

The Bookseller – 2013-11-13

Amazon has launched a dedicated Australian Kindle store, selling more than 2m e-books. The...

Amazon updates Kindle Fire HDX operating system

Betanews – 2013-11-18

With both models of the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets now out in the wild, Amazon can concentrate on tweaking the system to add features and fix bugs. The device, while considered to be a competitor to...

Goodreads and Second Screen integration finally hitting Kindle Fire HD and HDX

Engadget – 2013-11-18

Today marks the debut of two features we've been waiting for since Amazon first announced its new Kindle Fire line lo so many weeks ago. Goodreads and Second Screen integration will be rolling out to...

Amazon’s Australian Kindle store: an unhappy ending for the book industry?

The Guardian – 2013-12-03

Amazon has been prising open the wallets of Australian consumers for years – but what will its local push on Kindle mean for readers, writers and publishers?Ben Eltham

The E-Reading Software That's Better Than Kindle or iBooks

The Atlantic – 2013-12-03

A new deal with Penguin UK means a greater variety of books for the insurgent platform.    

Amazon reveals quarter of Kindle ebook sales in US were for indie publishers

The Guardian – 2013-12-05

Figures from world's biggest bookseller trumpeted as sign of how self-publishing and smaller labels are changing the industryAs many as a quarter of the top 100 Kindle books on are from...

Kindle for Android adds Collections to help organize your e-library

Engadget – 2013-12-18

If you've bought quite a library of Kindle books for yourself, you might have a chore scrolling through the lot to find the one you want. Thankfully for Android users, you can now organize your...

Scribd takes on Amazon, brings its subscription e-book service to Kindle Fire tablets

Engadget – 2014-01-29

The whole point of owning an Amazon tablet is that you're eventually gonna buy stuff. Want movies? Amazon's got you covered. Music? Time to check out Amazon's MP3 store. And then, of course, there's...

Scribd launches Kindle Fire app

The Bookseller – 2014-01-30

Book subscription service Scribd has launched a new app for the Kindle Fire. The app, which can...

Amazon tests Brazil's retail jungle with its Kindle

Reuters – 2014-02-07

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Amazon Inc. started selling its Kindle online in Brazil on Friday, expanding from ebooks into retail for the first time in Latin America's biggest and most challenging ecommerce...

Microsoft working on Kindle-like Xbox reading app for Windows 8

PC World – 2014-02-11

Microsoft's getting ready to follow Amazon, Apple, and Google into the reading game with an app for Windows to peruse e-books, magazines, and comics. The new app appears be part of Microsoft's...

How would you change Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite (2012)?

Engadget – 2014-02-17

Gone are the days when, if you wanted to read a book in bed, you'd need to take a torch with you. Nowadays, as long as you've got a Kindle Paperwhite, the books will happily illuminate themselves....

Read Complex STM Books on the Kindle? Not Possible? Not So

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-17

Technical books, with charts and graphs, have always been a challenge for e-readers like the Kindle. DCL, working with MIT Press, believes it has come up with a solution.

Kindle Worlds Expands

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-05

Seven new rights holders have signed agreements for Kindle Worlds, Amazon's model that allows writers to publish and sell authorized stories inspired by popular worlds.

Scribd Offers Kindle Fire App, iOS, Android Updates

Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-29

The recently launched Scribd subscription e-book service is adding an app for the Kindle Fire tablet as well as providing updates to its iOS and Android apps.

How to Upload Public Domain Books Straight to Your Kindle — For Free

Wired – 2014-03-04

If you're looking for digital versions of older books to download, check out Project Gutenberg first. The site is filled with stuff that has lapsed into the public domain, which means it's...

Amazon Trio: New German Imprint, Kindle Drop, Higher Prime

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-13

Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime.

Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by e-book price-fixing scandal

PC World – 2014-03-25

If you bought a lot of bestsellers, you could see a hefty credit on your Amazon account on Tuesday.

Amazon paying e-book settlement cash back to Kindle users

Engadget – 2014-03-25

Remember that antitrust suit concerning publishers, ebooks and price rigging? The good news, at least if you bought one of the affected titles between April 2010 and May 2012, is that Amazon is...

Kindle v Glass, apps v text: the complicated future of books | Antony Loewenstein

The Guardian – 2014-03-26

Antony Loewenstein: Is the future an interactive novel read on a Google Glass? One thing's for certain: the transformation of the written word is one of the defining issues of our ageAntony...

YA Tops Nielsen and Kindle Lists for 2014 (So Far)

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-04

Young adult novels reigned over the top halves of the print and Kindle bestseller lists for the first six months of the year.

Amazon appears to be testing an unlimited Kindle ebook subscription

Los Angeles Times – 2014-07-16 appears to be testing a new subscription model that would give members all-you-can-read access to more than 600,000 ebooks for $9.99 a month. 

Amazon testing Netflix-style $9.99 'Kindle Unlimited' subscription for ebooks

PC World – 2014-07-16

But remember: All-you-can-eat subscriptions are only appetizing if there's delicious stuff in the buffet.

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