1392 readers[Screen shot: Note the price of the digital version of the book (the "Kindle edition") is over $9 higher than the hardcover version of the book; a pricing decision dictated by the publisher and not Amazon, usingthe so-called "agency model" pricing model.] While I don’t know if I’m quite ready to officially declare myself a conspiracy
3876 readersBy Tom Marin
2208 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
7299 readers Amazon and Barnes and Noble are fighting for the small-screen media tablet market with their latest ebook readers. Amazon’s Kindle Fire ($199) and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet ($249) both include 7-inch touch-based color displays, built-in ebook readers, and video and music playback. Both companies say they aren’t looking to compete with the iPad, and
2538 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...
1956 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
1336 readersA story appearing in the New York Times today that’s headlined, Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store, contains one of those speculative paragraphs that makes the tech blogosphere explode. # Here’s the paragraph: # “Apple told Sony that from now on, all in-app purchases would have to go through Apple, said Steve Haber,
1200 readersOn the “Knowledge @Wharton” website, a recently posted commentary poses this question in the headline: “Will Tablets Close the Book on e-Readers?” That’s the wrong question. (And I’m even overlooking my belief that any headline in the form of a question displays editorial wussiness. Personally, I prefer reading things that provide answers, not that ask
7228 readers Today, Quark added the ability to publish directly to the Amazon Kindle e-book format from QuarkXPress. The free 9.3 update also adds support for inline table of contents in ePub files and various fixes and improvements to EPS/PDF display, PDF boxes, page reordering, and more. As Quark’s press release below points out, “Now, with a single
2641 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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