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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Forbes.com contributor says publishing platform ‘allows me to make OK money working part time’

Poynter. – 2011-12-02

Forbes.com Lewis Dvorkin writes that Forbes.com’s contributor system, in which people with expertise in particular fields blog for Forbes.com (and some get paid), is a “disruptive model,” with 850...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

'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...

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...

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...

Polygon buys novel by Private Eye contributor

The Bookseller – 2011-08-10

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 10/08/2011 - 08:43 Polygon has bought a novel by the Private Eye writer and cartoonist Barry Fantoni. Publishing director Neville Moir bought UK &...

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...

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 Tries Taking the Kindle To School, Again, With Textbook Rentals

AllThingsD – 2011-07-18

Amazon, which dominates the ebook market, has stayed out of the electronic textbook market. Until now: The company has opened up a textbook store for its Kindle platform, where it is renting "tens of...

New Sony e-reader to rival Kindle

Boston.com – 2011-07-15

SAN FRANCISCO - Sony Corp. , Japan’s largest exporter of consumer electronics, plans to introduce a line of upgraded digital book readers in the United States as early as next month to challenge...

Amazon drops price of ad-supported Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:32 Amazon.com has dropped the price of its advertising-heavy Amazon 3G Kindle to $139 (£86.91). Telecoms company AT&T is sponsoring...

Uh-oh, Kindle, Nook, the first Google e-reader is here

Betanews – 2011-07-11

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The first e-reader to be integrated with Google eBooks is from iriver and will be exclusive to Target in the US.

Kindle: Opportunity for independent publishers, journalists, and spammers alike

Editors Weblog – 2011-06-21

On Monday, Amazon announced that John Locke became the first independent author to join the ranks of those who have sold a million or more books on Amazon's Kindle. Locke published his books entirely...

Self-published author hits one million Kindle sales

The Bookseller – 2011-06-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 14:31 John Locke has become the first self-published author to sell more than one million e-books through Amazon. The author used...

Beware of Spam Titles in Kindle Store

PC World – 2011-06-19

Self-publishing an e-book to Amazon.com is so easy anyone can do it, and that has drawn in a lot of spammers

How Kindle Can Still Beat Nook

PC World – 2011-06-19

Advice for Amazon on its e-book strategy -- and these changes will please customers.

What Amazon Must Do to Save Kindle Direct Publishing

PC World – 2011-06-18

As awesome as Kindle Direct Publishing is, it will be crushed by spam if Amazon doesn't take some action to control the amount of junk titles being dumped on it.

Kindle vs. books: The dead trees society

L.A. Times – 2011-06-17

Kindles are convenient, but they just aren't as good as books.Several weeks into December last year, my parents suggested I might like a Kindle for Christmas.

Spam clogging Amazon's Kindle self-publishing

Reuters – 2011-06-17

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that is far from being book worthy and threatening to undermine Amazon.com...

Kindle-only children's series launched

The Bookseller – 2011-06-13

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 09:00 Intellectual property agency 1454 has developed a new interactive children's adventure series that will be published exclusively...

New children's series launched just for Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-06-13

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:50 Intellectual property agency 1454 has developed a new interactive children's adventure series that will be published exclusively...

Child and Collins join Kindle Million Club

The Bookseller – 2011-06-06

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 06/06/2011 - 14:49 Lee Child and Suzanne Collins are the latest authors to sell more than a million Kindle books. The pair join Stieg Larsson, James...

Kobo, Nook Newcomers vs. Kindle: Chart

PC World – 2011-05-30

Barnes & Noble and Kobo are getting into the e-reader game with a new breed of touchscreen e-book readers, set for release in June

Amazon selling cheaper Kindle 3G with ads

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-25

(05-24) 16:48 PDT SEATTLE, (AP) -- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is selling an ad-laden version of its Kindle 3G e-reader, which has wireless service for downloading books. Amazon said late Tuesday...

Amazon to open new service centre for Kindle support

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 14:24 Amazon is to open a new customer service centre in Edinburgh this August, with one of its roles to handle technical support for the Kindle. The move will...

Amazon.com lowers price of 3G Kindle with ads

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 09:23 Amazon.com has created a 3G version of its cheapest Kindle after it become the company’s bestselling e-reader. The internet...

Amazon.com Says Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Printed Books

BusinessWeek – 2011-05-20

Amazon.com Inc., the largest online retailer, said sales of electronic books have overtaken those of printed versions for the first time, a sign of the growing dominance of its Kindle digital reader.

Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

PC World – 2011-05-20

It happened. Amazon says e-book sales have surpassed physical book sales on Amazon.com.

Charlaine Harris sells 1m Kindle e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:19 Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels, has become the latest writer to sell more than one million...

Amazon Kindle for Android Now Honeycomb Optimized

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-22

Amazon has tweaked its Kindle for Android app to run optimally on tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Amazon launches German Kindle store with fixed prices

The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Written By: Anja Sieg Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:53 More than three years after it was introduced in North America and eight months after the UK become the first country outside of the...

Amazon says Kindle soon to access library e-books

Boston.com – 2011-04-21

Owners of the Kindle from Amazon.com will be able to download e-books from 11,000 US libraries later this year, the company said yesterday.

E-book library checkouts to be available to Kindle users

L.A. Times – 2011-04-21

Users of Amazon's e-reader will be able to borrow electronic books from more than 11,000 public libraries.Kindle e-reader and app users will be able to check out electronic books from more than...

Kindle Books to Be Loaned From Libraries Later This Year

PC World – 2011-04-21

Amazon said Wednesday that its popular Kindle e-reader will allow customers to borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries starting later this year.

Kindle to Offer E-Books From Libraries

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-04-21

Amazon.com said it will allow readers to borrow Kindle books free at more than 11,000 U.S. libraries, a new twist in the growing battle for market share among electronic tablet makers.

You’ll be able to check out books on your Kindle – and write in them

Poynter. – 2011-04-21

paidContent.orgAmazon announced this morning that sometime later this year, Kindle owners and Kindle app users will be able to check out its e-books from local libraries. The service will enable...

Check it Out: Amazon Will Add 11,000 U.S. Libraries to the Kindle [eMoney]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-20

Amazon just eliminated one of the biggest differences between the Kindle and competing e-readers. It said today it will be rolling out the Kindle Library Lending feature later this year, allowing...

Like the Blog? Buy the E-Book! Chris Dixon For Sale, Via Kindle [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-19

Here's a clever idea from Chris Dixon: The investor and entrepreneur has turned his well-read blog into an e-book. Dixon, who runs Hunch and helps steer Founder Collective's bets when he's not...

Amazon launches "spring spectacular" Kindle sale

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:22 Amazon.co.uk has launched a two-week Kindle e-book promotion, with Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White priced £1.47....

Would You Sign My Kindle? [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-15

Sitting at a table in a Barnes & Noble in St. Petersburg, Fla., T. J. Waters was signing copies of his book “Hyperformance” when a fan standing in line with the eBook version walked up and said,...

Ad-Supported Kindle: Why Stop There?

PC World – 2011-04-13

Ad-supported e-books are where it's really at.

The Kindle and the Tube

Guardian – 2011-04-13

This year's London Book Fair, which ends today, held a session on Sunday called the Digital Future Is Now. A UK publishing executive spoke of the surging US e-book market and how tit had been...

Amazon to Release Ad-Subsidized Kindle for $114 [eMoney]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-12

Amazon is dropping the price of its Kindle e-reader to $114 as it faces increasing competition from Apple, Barnes & Noble and other tablets. The new price point represents a $25 price cut on the...

Audio books added to Kindle downloads

The Independent – 2011-03-25

Amazon.com on Thursday added books read aloud by celebrities, authors and others to the library of works that can be wirelessly downloaded to the latest generation Kindle electronic readers.

Kindle e-book lending service reinstated after modification of code

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 07:10 Lendle, the US-based tool that allows Kindle users to lend their e-books, has been reinstated after Amazon said that its concern...

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