1923 readersIn the coming days, I’ll be writing a lot about iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) apps. However, I wanted to jump ahead of myself by pointing to this news release from Amazon.com about the new version of the Kindle App that enables embedded audio and video to eBooks. Last week, Om Malik wrote an opinion
16368 readersAmazon, the world’s largest book seller, says that its ebook sales have jumped past its traditional paperback and hardback sales. For every 100 printed books it sells, Amazon sells 105 Kindle ebooks — and that doesn’t include free book downloads. The announcement highlights the growing popularity of digital books, and underscores the importance of planning for
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3543 readersOn May 3, Amazon will start shipping the “Kindle with Special Features,” a $114 wifi-enabled Kindle ebook reader. The device costs $25 less than the technically-identical $139 Kindle model, the “special features” being money-saving coupon offers that show up as screensavers. Let me stop and repeat that: You must pay $25 more for the “Kindle
2891 readersAs I’ve said many times on this blog, when it comes to ebook reader apps, I’m a loyal user of the Kindle App on the iPad. However, the only ebook reader that I’ve tried that displayed creativity and unique insight into some of the properties of the iPad is the iFlow Reader app. I’ve been
2167 readersApple has just done something that I would have previously believed impossible: They have given independent booksellers and Amazon a reason to join forces. A common enemy often does that. # Many years ago, when Barnes & Noble attempted to purchase the giant book wholesaler Ingram Book, those companies discovered that rules that may be flexible
3637 readers“Five days after Millennium fired the first salvo, Blomkvist’s book The Mafia Banker appeared in bookshops…It was the first book to be published under Millennium’s own logo…Two-thirds of the book consisted of appendicies that were actual documentation…At the same time the book was published, Millennium put (the documentation) of the source material in downloadable PDF
2517 readersDespite some claims that e-book readers like the Amazon Kindle would die after the success of the Apple iPad, Amazon is not giving up and like a chess player is attacking the surrounding players on the battlefield such as the Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader. Amazon announced on its website Friday that it will start...
5973 readersIn the first quarter of 2012, adult eBooks outsold hardcover books for the first time ever. According to the Association of American Publishers, total eBook net sales revenue for 2011 was $21.5 million, a gain of 332.6% over 2010; this represents 3.4 million eBook units sold in 2011, up 303.3 %. As comparison, print formats
2336 readersRecently, I blogged that the Kindle for Mac application (app) is the best way to read a book in the context of research (for example, if you’re a student or author doing research). Today, Amazon updated the software with more features that make it even better as an ebook reader for the researcher. In addition to more search
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