kindle Archive

Jumping the Shark: How the Print Book is clinging to Life in a Digital World

Alison K. Lanier We’ve heard again and again that paper books are on their way out. They are doomed to fail, environmentally destructive, inefficient, and too expensive. Yet paper books still abound, skipping right over the disastrous dive into digital oblivion that the media has repeatedly predicted. What’s made books so resilient to their less [&hellip

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The Price of Nano-Sizing: Companies Put the Brakes on Tiny Technology

By Alison K. Lanier Modern gadgets are marketed as the arrival of the future—sleekly simplified and pocket-sized. The “original” computer that occupied two mammoth rooms and carried out basic calculations is a laughable anecdote of the past. Every piece of tech—computers, music devices and phones—has spent the last several decades being withered down to a [&hellip

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Readers and Writers Rejoice: Publish E-books and Read Free E-books with Amazon

By Miranda Moore additional reporting by Linzy Novotny Now that Amazon is offering its free publication services, it’s becoming easier for unknown authors to get their names out there by publishing their books via the Kindle. The service—Kindle Direct Publishing—is fast and easy. All you have to do is upload the content, enter sales, copy [&hellip

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Gear Review: The Kindle FireDock

By Sam Parker The pool outside of Apple accessories is getting a little deeper. Grace Digital Audio, an innovative digital audio company, released plans for its FireDock, the first docking speaker system designed specifically for Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Designed to rival Apple’s docking products, the FireDock will provide charging capabilities, cordless playback abilities, a turn-and-tilt [&hellip

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Something Borrowed: The Kindle Lending Library may change e-publishing… again

By Beatty Jamieson The Amazon Kindle is one of those seemingly minor evolutions of technology that has an out-sized impact. The common Kindle was a bonifide hit, selling millions even before Amazon’s own budget-minded “Fire” tablet debuted. Now they’re moving in on the once-exclusive space of the local library, allowing their paying “Prime” customers to [&hellip

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Gear Review: The Kindle Touch

By Beatty Jamieson I’ve loved Amazon’s Kindle e-reader since it was first announced in 2007 and it has revived (some might say “rekindled”) my love for reading. It has increased the number of books I read each year 5-fold and makes it easier to reference notes and marks in books I’ve read in the past. [&hellip

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Rise of the Machines: E-Readers turn the publishing world upside-down

By Eric Balaz The publication of a book is every writer’s dream, but the traditional path of getting a book published requires time, effort, and capital. It starts with finding an agent – no small feat as most agents get hundreds of solicitations a month. If an agent is found, they then begin to shop [&hellip

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Turning the Page: The New Breed of E-readers

By Andrew Pryor On the Good E-reader Blog’s March 20 post there is a Good E-Reader Poll in the lower right-hand corner that asks readers their preferred method of reading. The seven options were E-readers, PC’s, tablet PC’s, laptops, netbooks, smart phones, and, of course, the humble paper edition. The poll is just the latest [&hellip

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Nvate, Now Available On iPad, Kindle, & Android

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