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Amazon's Kindle Ice Queen Is Back, Now With a Couple of Kids

AdWeek – 2012-02-10

After seeing Samsung's spirited swing at Apple users, Amazon's continuing anti-Apple pandering just feels weak. The new ad for the Kindle Fire pits a dorky, single iPad user against a Kindle-reading...

Self-published author claims Kindle top spot

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Self-published crime writer Kerry Wilkinson claimed the top spot in the UK Kindle bestseller...

Irish Voice Owner Buys Boston Rival

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-02

New York City-based publisher Niall O’Dowd, owner of the Irish Voice and Home and Away newspapers, has snapped up a Boston-based rival, The Post has learned. O’Dowd plans to place his...

Meredith Set To Buy Allrecipes From Reader's Digest

AllThingsD – 2012-01-24

The magazine publisher will more than double its digital presence, by acquiring the world's biggest food site.

One in four Americans own an e-book reader or tablet

Betanews – 2012-01-24

That's a dramatic change from just a few months ago and, perhaps not coincidentally, before new Nooks and Kindles lowered price of entry for both categories. Between December and January, the number...

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-23

The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers,...

Tablet and e-book reader ownership takes off

CBC – 2012-01-23

Computer tablets and e-book readers are surging in popularity with nearly a third of Americans owning at least one of the digital devices, according to a new study.

Amazon Expected to Cut Kindle Fire Orders in Half as New iPad Looms

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Sources from Amazon's supply chain in the Far East indicated to DigiTimes that Kindle Fire orders with original device manufacturers are expected to be just 3 million units this quarter. That's half...

Pocketable Camcorder From Sony Allows You to Do Live Broadcasts in Full HD Over Wi-Fi

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Sony is taking pocketable camcorders where they should have been going in the first place. With their latest addition to their Bloggie pocket camcorder family Sony has bundled in Wi-Fi for remote...

New York Post Launches New Kindle Fire App

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Add the New York Post to the growing list of publications that are releasing apps optimized for the Kindle Fire and in this case, other seven-inch Android tablets too. “This app adds to our...

Kindle Store for iPad Dodges Apple's 30 Percent Rule

AllThingsD – 2012-01-11

Amazon's Kindle Store is now iPad optimized. The company on Tuesday introduced a new touch-friendly version of its e-book storefront for iPad that allows readers to purchase and read Kindle books...

Amazon launches new touch-friendly Kindle Store for iPad

GigaOM – 2012-01-10

Amazon has now broken out its touch-friendly shopping experience for the iPad from its Kindle Cloud Reader product, in an effort to make it easier for everyone to buy books from the Kindle Store, and...

Ladies’ Home Journal to Move to Reader-Produced Content Model

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-10

In a new twist on the user generated content model, Meredith’s Ladies’ Home Journal is turning over editorial reins to its readers. As of its March issue, almost every story featured in the...

Barnes & Noble considers selling its Nook e-reader business

L.A. Times – 2012-01-06

The book retailer's shares plunge 17% after the company says it may spin off its Nook e-reader and tablet business despite record sales over the holiday season.Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. plunged...

Christmas Day 'biggest ever' for Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-12-29

Amazon.com has said Christmas Day was the "biggest ever day for Kindle book downloads,...

Amazon app update turns an iPad into a Kindle Fire

Poynter. – 2011-12-22

CNET Until today, people with iPads or iPhones could use Amazon’s Kindle app only to read e-books. But a newly released version 2.9 of the app adds access to the over 400 magazines and newspapers...

Wish Book: Shelter Network draws reader support

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-21

A Wish Book story this week about a young woman pulling herself out of homelessness and joblessness with the help of nonprofit organization Shelter Network really affected reader Mary Stenseph of San...

Amazon Says Kindle Selling More Than 1 Million Devices Per Week

BusinessWeek – 2011-12-16

Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest Internet retailer, said customers have bought more than 1 million of its Kindle e-book readers and tablets each week for three weeks in a row.

Reader's Digest Association Cuts 150 Jobs Worldwide

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-16

Reader’s Digest Association has eliminated 150 positions across all of its business groups worldwide, with half the cuts affecting jobs in the U.S. and the other half international.

Bloomsbury Institute enters reader events market

The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

Bloomsbury has set up a literary events arm called Bloomsbury Institute, hosting literary salons...

Google Currents debuts as mobile and tablet reader app that gives publishers control

Poynter. – 2011-12-09

Google released its Flipboard-style news reading app Thursday, called Currents, along with an online tool enabling publishers to create and customize their own “editions” for the app. Currents...

How to Share Amazon Kindle ebooks

PC World – 2011-12-08

I love reading, and I love books. I don't care much about the medium--paper or digital, it's all the same to me, for the most part.

Kindle Fire could hit UK in January

The Bookseller – 2011-12-08

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is reportedly launching in the UK in January. Know Your...

Daunt: Waterstone's should be choice of 'serious reader'

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called Amazon a "ruthless, money-making devil",...

Orion to extend early reader coverage for 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Orion is to extend its early reader series after achieving sales of 1.3 million units for the...

Kindle Store launched in Spain and Italy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-01

Amazon has launched the Kindle Store in Spain and Italy, as well as its first Spanish-language...

Penguin Pulls E-Books from Libraries, Including Kindle Versions

PC World – 2011-11-23

They publisher may want to make sure that library e-books can't be easily stripped of DRM and kept by a borrower without penalty.

WHS launches new £169.99 Kobo e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-11-23

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:30 W H Smith has launched a colour WiFi Kobo e-reader, priced £169.99 and with a multimedia touch screen and social media...

First Impressions: A Kindle worthy of Touch

GigaOM – 2011-11-17

If Kindle Fire is a disappointment as a tablet, then Kindle Touch is the epitome of e-book reading experience It's simple, elegant, easy, lightweight and just great at what it's supposed to do: offer...

Retail link is key for Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire

Boston.com – 2011-11-17

The original Kindle, the first successful e-book reader, altered the literary habits of millions. The new Fire, colorful and powerful as it is, won’t have nearly as much impact.

Kindle Fire Reviewed: Do Not Compare to iPad

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-16

The Kindle Fire is really a distant relation of the handheld portable TV that was popular about 20 years ago--you can consume lots of things fairly effortlessly on the Fire--movies, music, magazines,...

Time Inc. Magazines Make It to the Kindle Fire, After All

AllThingsD – 2011-11-16

It took some haggling, but Time Warner's publishing unit joins Hearst, Conde Nast and other big publishers on Amazon's new tablet.

Unboxing: Amazon Kindle Fire

GigaOM – 2011-11-15

The highly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire arrived in our offices on Monday, so we unbox it and take our first look. The Kindle Fire is Amazon's first foray into tablets after proving it knows a thing...

US Authors Guild attacks Amazon over Kindle Lending

The Bookseller – 2011-11-15

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 15/11/2011 - 10:12 The US Authors Guild has accused Amazon.com of "boldly breaching its contracts" with publishers by signing them up to its new...

Zinio's Global Magazine Service Available on Kindle Fire

CNW – 2011-11-15

World's Largest Newsstand Gives $25 Shopping Perk To All New Registrants, On Any Device, Through March 2012 Across Selection of 5,000+ Magazines SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

Kindle launches Daily Deals with discounted Ridpath

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 15:50 Amazon.co.uk has launched a Kindle Daily Deal promotion, selling one chosen title a day at a heavily discounted price. It began...

Amazon bets on in-store Kindle sales in France

Reuters – 2011-11-09

PARIS (Reuters) - The world's largest Internet retailer, Amazon.com, plans to sell its Kindle e-book tablet at Virgin Megastore outlets in France as it tries to inject life into a market that has...

Indigo to sell stake in Kobo e-reader

CBC – 2011-11-09

Indigo Books and Music Inc. is selling its fastest growing unit, e-book seller Kobo Inc.

Concern grows in US over Kindle lending

The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:10 Concern is growing in the US over the launch of Amazon's Kindle lending initiative. Amazon launched the new service last week...

Amazon launches Kindle lending library for US

The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:54 Amazon.com has launched a lending library for US Kindle owners with Prime membership today (3rd November), after signing deals on...

Amazon Sets up Kindle Lending Library

PC World – 2011-11-03

Amazon.com announced the launch of an e-book lending library for Kindle users, that allows Amazon Prime members to borrow books for free, as frequently as a book...

Amazon sweetens Prime with Kindle book lending

Betanews – 2011-11-03

Is Amazon Prime the best deal in tech? It just may be: Amazon now offers the capability for customers to loan out over 5,000 books for their Kindle or Kindle Fire devices. The Kindle Owners' Lending...

Can a Nook Color 2 Dampen Kindle’s PR Blaze?

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-03

This story first appears on FOLIO:'s sister site minonline. There is no telling what exactly Barnes & Noble will be announcing at a press conference the company has scheduled for Nov. 7 in New York,...

Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it

GigaOM – 2011-11-03

The fact that none of the six major book publishers are taking part in the "Netflix for books" lending program that Amazon just launched for the Kindle is another sign that the industry is more...

Amazon profits slump after heavy Kindle investment

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 10:05 Amazon’s profits have dropped by 73% in its third quarter, with the company's investment in its Kindle e-readers blamed for the...

All the World’s a Kindle

Knowledge@Wharton – 2011-10-18

Does Amazon's recent introduction of its Kindle Fire tablet, and CEO Jeff Bezos's description of it as "an end-to-end service," suggest that publishers no longer will have a role in the time-honored...

Barnes bookies' and Kindle favourite for Man Booker

The Bookseller – 2011-10-17

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:30 Julian Barnes is the bookies' favourite to win the Man Booker prize tomorrow night (18th October), as Amazon has revealed his...

WHS partners with Kobo to launch e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 09:25 W H Smith has partnered with Kobo to launch the first wifi touch-screen e-reader in the UK later this month. The chain bookseller...

Guardian publishes upcoming story budgets, invites reader feedback

Poynter. – 2011-10-11

Guardian.co.uk The Guardian will publish “a carefully-selected portion” of its internal lists of upcoming story topics, inviting readers to get in touch with reporters or editors if they have...

So the Kindle Version of Where The Wild Things Are is out of the question, then?

AllThingsD – 2011-10-07

I hate them. It’s like making believe there’s another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of book! A book is a book is a book. Maurice Sendak, to Guardian...

New Kindle with Special Offers E-book Feature: Remove Ads for $30

PC World – 2011-10-06

Those who purchased the Kindle with Special Offers version of Amazon's e-reader can now expunge the ads for a one-time fee of $30.

Weltbild and Hugendubel launch new e-book reader

The Bookseller – 2011-10-06

Written By: Anya Sieg Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 17:26 German booksellers Weltbild and Hugendubel have launched their own e-book reader, a week before the Kindle goes onsale in Germany....

What happens to books when the Kindle is free?

GigaOM – 2011-10-06

In addition to launching its new color tablet the Kindle Fire last week, Amazon also announced another price drop for the original Kindle, which is now just $79. Could the e-reader eventually become...

The future of reading: iPad, Kindle … and hardback

Guardian – 2011-10-02

It's not a surprise that ebooks are booming, nor that mass-market paperbacks are suffering. What's fascinating is how well hardback books are still sellingCan it be good news or bad news that the six...

Reader responses: Books you want banned

Salon.com – 2011-10-01

Earlier this week, Laura Miller and other Salon writers weighed in on books they'd like to see banned from school reading lists -- from "Lord of the Flies" ("Is it pure sadism [that makes teachers...

Kindle Fire and the Future of E-reading

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-30

What better place to be the day after Amazon unveiled its $199 Kindle Fire tablet (plus three Kindle models starting at $79) than a conference on e-readers? Long scheduled for September 29 and 30 in...

Kindle Fire's content heats up tablet race

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-09-30

Amazon banking on digital trove of e-books, music, TV shows and movies to crush Apple's iPad

Media companies may have a love-hate relationship with Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Poynter. – 2011-09-30

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The Kindle Fire: three reasons why Amazon's new tablet could be a game-changer

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-29

The whole world is talking about the new Kindle tablet as if it were the greatest thing since the discovery of... well, fire. The television ad certainly tries to sell the Kindle Fire as if it were...

Three Traits That Make The Kindle Fire Competitive

PC World – 2011-09-29

Low price, Amazon Silk browser and promising ecosystem of movies, apps and books make the Fire stand out in a crowd.

Amazon launches tablet and new Kindle Touch

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:20 Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, priced $99 for the wi-fi model, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire....

Amazon launches tablet and new UK Kindle priced £89

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:40 Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire. It has also launched an £89...

Amazon readying October Kindle offer

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 09:59 Amazon.co.uk has asked publishers for discounts of 90% on titles in order to participate in an October Kindle promotion. The...

Amazon Tablet Revealed: Kindle Fire

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-28

The long awaited device that has been rumored to shake up Apple's dominance of the tablet market is here. Amazon.com, Inc. announced early Wednesday that its 7-inch tablet product, the Kindle Fire...

Kindle Fire: Amazon's bid to challenge iPad for tablet market

Guardian – 2011-09-28

Web retailer to take on Apple with launch of Android-based tablet on WednesdayAmazon is set to join the tablet wars on Wednesday as it launches a rival to Apple's best-selling iPad, a device that has...

Amazon Fires up new Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:26 Amazon has reportedly dubbed its new tablet device Kindle Fire, with the digital company set to unveil it tomorrow (28th...

Amazon to release new tablet : The Kindle Fire?

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-27

The rumours have been flying, but now it looks certain that Amazon will release their new tablet, supposedly called the Kindle Fire, on September 28. This is going to be a big deal for those in the...

Flammarion signs Amazon deal ahead of Kindle launch

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:18 French publisher Flammarion has signed an agreement to sell its electronic titles through Amazon and Apple’s iBookstore. The...

New Kindle could challenge iPad

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-09-22

Amazon.com's newest Kindle device, expected in the next few months, might be the biggest threat to Apple Inc.'s iPad this holiday season. The latest iteration of the Kindle e-book reader will double...

You Can Now Borrow Kindle Books from Libraries

PC World – 2011-09-22

Over 11,000 U.S. libraries are now loaning out Kindle books.

Amazon begins testing Kindle library lending

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:03 Libraries in Seattle have started testing the feature that allows readers to borrow books using their Kindle. Amazon signed a...

Amazon launches Kindle Library Lending program

Betanews – 2011-09-21

Last April, Amazon announced the Kindle Library Lending program would let Kindle users borrow books from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries. Today, the program officially launched at all participating...

Amazon Rolls Out Kindle Library Lending

AllThingsD – 2011-09-21

Amazon has launched its long-promised library lending program for its Kindle e-reader, and says more than 11,000 libraries are participating. E-book competitors -- like Barnes & Nobles' Nook, and...

In E-Books, Publishing Houses Have a Rival in News Sites

The New York Times – 2011-09-19

Swiftly and at little cost, newspapers, magazines and sites like The Huffington Post are publishing their own version of e-books.

Martin joins Kindle Million Club

The Bookseller – 2011-09-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:24 A Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has become the latest author to sell one million copies of his books for the Amazon...

Google Reportedly Working on a Rival to the Flipboard Social Magazine App

PC World – 2011-09-16

The social tablet magazine for iPad and Android may be called Propeller.

Robert Guth Becomes Reader's Digest Association's Third CEO in 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-13

In another turn of events in Reader Digest Association’s executive saga, Robert Guth, former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove, is named president and CEO. Guth replaces Tom Williams (who...

Amazon Kindle E-Book Lending Program: What It Needs to Succeed

PC World – 2011-09-12

Amazon's "Netflix for E-Books" lending program is still a rumor, and not popular with book publishers, but here are some ways it could work.

Boost Reader Reviews to Turn Your Book Into a Bestseller

Media Bistro – 2011-09-12

Get the masses raving about your self-published book with advice from someone who did it on her own. How to Get Reviews for Your Self-Published Book New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in...

Waterstone's to launch own e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 09:30 Waterstone's is to launch its own e-reader in 2012 inspired by Barnes & Noble's Nook device. Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has...

ReadSpeaker Launches Web-Based Math Audio Reader for Publishers to Make Their Educational Content More Accessible

CNW – 2011-09-06

Do you have math notations in your e-learning content that you want your users to be able to listen to? ReadSpeaker creates the online text-to-speech service that gives users better access to courses...

Good Housekeeping launches reader research tool

Media Week – 2011-09-05

Hearst Magazines' homes title Good Housekeeping has launched a new reader recommendation tool for brands to use across marketing material and campaigns.

ABBYY FineReader now supports popular e-reader formats

Betanews – 2011-09-03

Moscow-based optical character recognition specialist ABBYY has released a major new update of its renowned OCR application. ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition, which allows users to convert...

'Ask an author' feature added to Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:08 Amazon.com is offering a new feature enabling readers to ask authors questions directly via their Kindle devices. @author is...

Sony offers first Harry Potter book free with new reader

The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:51 Readers will be able to download the e-book of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for free with the limited edition model of...

TEXT-S&P: Cuts Reader's Digest Rating To 'CCC+' From 'B'

Reuters – 2011-09-01

-- New York City-based publisher and direct marketer Reader's Digest Assn. Inc.'s EBITDA declined year-over-year in the second quarter of 2011, and its margin of compliance under its financial...

New Sony Reader details emerge

The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:38 Details have emerged of Sony's forthcoming e-reader, the Reader PRS-T1. The new device will include wifi and a web browser and...

Virgin's iPad magazine Project tweaked after reader survey

Media Week – 2011-08-26

Virgin's iPad-only magazine Project has scrapped some digital tricks to streamline its user interface, after user feedback revealed readers wanted the title's features to showcase their tablets'...

The magazines you’re most likely to see at the doc’s office: Details, Ebony, Reader’s Digest

Poynter. – 2011-08-20

AdAge.com Nat Ives reports readers are finding fewer magazines in doctors’ offices and hair salons — with exceptions such as Details, Reader’s Digest, Ebony. That’s because magazines are...

Reader’s Digest Reaches Sub Deal with Apple

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-18

The digital edition of Reader’s Digest is now available for purchase through the App Store, the publisher announced today.

Reader’s Digest signs on with iPad in-app subscriptions

GigaOM – 2011-08-18

Apple's stable of periodicals available for in-app subscription got a little bigger with the release of an update to Reader's Digest magazine on Thursday. Reader's Digest is now offering annual...

'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

AdWeek – 2011-08-17

Oh boy, do I have a contest for you long-winded Facebookers and personal bloggers. It's called, "Your Life: The Reader's Digest Version." The venerable magazine is willing to shell out $25,000 if you...

Stockett first debut in Kindle Million Club

The Bookseller – 2011-08-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 14:41 Kathryn Stockett has become the first debut author to join the Kindle Million Club after selling over a million copies of her...

Amazon bypasses Apple rules with Cloud Reader app

The Bookseller – 2011-08-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:45 Amazon has launched a Kindle Cloud Reader app, just two weeks after it, along with other e-booksellers, was forced to remove...

Hands on with Kindle Cloud Reader for iPad

GigaOM – 2011-08-10

Apple no longer allows e-book sellers to link out to their stores, which is likely why Amazon introduced a new web-based app that works outside of Apple's official software distribution channel on...

Amazon quietly launches Kindle networking site

The Bookseller – 2011-08-08

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:39 Amazon.com has launched a social networking site for Kindle users to discuss and share notes on e-books. The site, called...

New Sony devices about to launch?

The Bookseller – 2011-08-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 09:01 Sony has listed its e-book readers as out of stock on its website, raising speculation it could be on the verge of launching a new...

Kindle fuels 'fastest growth' in a decade at Amazon

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:47 Amazon.com is experiencing its "fastest growth" in more than a decade with accelerating Kindle sales, according to its founder...

Amazon Kindle launches textbook rentals

Baltimore Sun – 2011-07-20

Iniative would allow Kindle users to rent books with up to 80% offAmazon.com launched Kindle textbook rentals, promising "tens of thousands of textbooks" at discounts of as much as 80% less than...

Amazon to rent e-reader textbooks at big discount

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-19

Students can get e-books for the Kindle for as much as 80% off the purchase price

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