April 23, 2014

Amazon Updates Kindle For Mac App With Support for "Book Extras", Print Replica, and Your PDF Files

We just noticed that the Kindle For Mac app has been updated with support for some new features. Here’s a List of What’s New in Version 1.8.1 (via iTunes App Store): Support for Lion, including Lion’s full-screen mode. Support for collections allows you to take control of your Kindle library and organize your books with […]

Amazon.com Earnings: Q3 2011 Sales up 44% to $10.88 Billion, Net Income Down 73%, Record Kindle Sales

UPDATE: “Amazon Profit Plunges; Shares Tumble” (via Bloomberg) From Amazon.com’s Q3 2011 Earnings News Release: Amazon.com, Inc. today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Operating cash flow increased 19% to $3.11 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.62billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2010. Free […]

Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) Sends Letter to Amazon.com Re: Privacy and Kindle Fire

UPDATE: Questions for Amazon on Privacy and the Kindle Fire (via NY Times) From Congressman Markey’s News Release: “Markey to Amazon: Don’t Hold a Kindle Fire Sale on Privacy” Concerned that the pairing of the new Kindle Fire tablet with its must-use Silk browser means Amazon could track each Web click of Kindle Fire users […]

Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet

UPDATE: Here’s an Interesting “Reference” Feature Mentioned in the Official Product Launch Announcement: Amazon invented X-Ray, a new feature that lets customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as […]

Beta Underway: New Help Page on the Amazon.com Website With Info About Kindle/OverDrive Access

UPDATE:  The Beta is OVER. Amazon Library Lending Now Available to All Users Direct to an Amazon.com “Help Page” Here’s How the Page Opens: You’ll soon be able to borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 libraries in the United States to read on any generation Kindle device, free Kindle app, or in your browser […]

Georgetown University: "In Kindle Debut, Library Turns a New Page"

From The Hoya (Georgetown University): The recent addition of five Kindle e-readers to Lauinger Library may have campus bibliophiles buzzing over a new chapter in education, but not every volume listed on the syllabus may be available in Kindle format. For the last two months, the devices have been available for student and faculty use […]

Amazon Launches A New Format for Kindle, Materials Using New Format Available to Rent (or Purchase)

From Paul Biba at TeleRead: Along with Kindle for Mac 1.7 and Kindle for PC 1.7, release a few days ago, Amazon have introduced a new ebook format for their Kindle ebook store. Called “Print Replica”, it is Amazon’s solution for books with a page layout that is too complex to reproduce using their usual […]

Kindle Cloud Reader is Finally Here! Amazon Launches Web/Cloud Access to Your Entire Collection of Kindle Books

Clarity From the Top: Today’s News is For Anyone Wanting Access to the Kindle Books They’ve Purchased.  It’s Unrelated to an Amazon/OverDrive Announcement Expected Before the End of 2011 re: Library eBooks.*** Kindle for the Cloud Info and Access Here It’s now available for the following web browsers: 1. Chrome 2. Safari 3. Safari for […]

eBooks: "Amazon Quietly Launches Kindle Networking Site"

UPDATE: Several of you have pointed out that the “public notes” feature has been available for about six months. You are correct.  This feature was announced at the beginning of February, 2011 on this web page. More from Brian Dudley at the Seattle Times. From theBookseller.com: The site, called kindle.amazon.com, allows users to set up […]

Publishing Milestone: "Amazon Kindle E-Book Sales Top Print"

From Bloomberg: Amazon.com Inc. now sells 105 books for its Kindle electronic-readers for every 100 printed books. Sales of the e-books for the Kindle, introduced in 2007, surpassed hardcover titles in July 2010, and overtook paperbacks six months later, the Seattle-based company said today in a statement. “We had high hopes that this would happen […]