Articles about "Kindle"


Is the new $139 Kindle still important for publishers?

Wall Street Journal
Amazon will release an updated version of its popular Kindle e-reader next month, and the online retailer is pricing the device to move.

The WiFi-only model will cost $139 and the 3G-capable model $189, making them each … Read more

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Kindle sold-out, e-ink screen may be limiting supply

PC World
Amazon’s recent move to cut the price of Kindle e-reader to $189 to boost sales is apparently working. The online retailer announced Tuesday that the device was currently out of stock and no likely shipping date is currently Read more

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Lyons: Despite iPad, still room for dedicated e-readers

Newsweek
Daniel Lyons writes that despite the iPad quickly reaching sales of 3.3 million units, there will continue to be a market for dedicated e-readers such as the Kindle.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commented last week that a recent … Read more

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Book authors avoid publishers, sell direct via Amazon

Guardian
A group of notable authors, and their estates, are bypassing traditional book publishers and turning some classic works directly into e-books in order to sell them exclusively on Amazon’s Kindle. The writers, including Philip Roth, Martin Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, … Read more

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Amazon sells more e-books than hardcovers

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Amazon.com reports that for the first time, sales of Kindle e-books are exceeding sales of hardcover books:

“Over the past three months, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon.com has sold, it has sold 143 Kindle books. Over the past … Read more
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Study: IPad threatens dedicated e-reader market

Mashable
A new study by Resolve Market Research indicates that Apple’s iPad may pose more of a threat to the e-reader and portable gaming console markets than to laptops and netbooks.

Christina Warren reports that devices such as the Kindle Read more

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Kindle DX upgrade includes easier-to-read screen

mocoNews
Amazon launched the latest upgrade to its e-reader line Thursday, with a color change and new higher contrast screen on the Kindle DX. Staci Kramer reports the new graphite colored Kindle is being priced to better compete with Apple’s Read more

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Amazon bumps ups publisher royalties

TechCrunch
Publishers who meet a specific set of criteria with their Kindle e-books will now be eligible to receive 70 percent of the revenue from each digital copy sold, minus Amazon’s delivery costs for the content.

Robin Wauters reports … Read more

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Should the Kindle be free?

CNBC.com
Dennis Kneale, Media & Technology Editor at CNBC, argues that the recent price cuts for the Amazon Kindle are not enough. The online bookseller this week reduced the price for its e-reader $70 to $189. Kneale calls instead for … Read more

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Florida school hopes to replace all textbooks with Kindles

TampaBay.com
A high school in Clearwater, Fla., is preparing to replace textbooks with e-readers for all of its 2,100 students. School officials have not settled on a vendor, but the St. Petersburg Times (which is owned by Poynter) reports they … Read more

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