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How to Get the Most Out of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

How to Get the Most Out of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

So, you’ve signed up for Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service and now you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by what’s on offer? That’s OK; it’s not often that you’re faced with the sudden availability of over 600,000 digital books to sample at once. If you’ve spent the weekend scrolling through your reading ...

Amazon Officially Announces ‘Kindle Unlimited’ E-Book Subscription Service

Amazon Officially Announces ‘Kindle Unlimited’ E-Book Subscription Service

True to the webpages uncovered earlier in the week, Amazon has unveiled a new e-book subscription service. Dubbed Kindle Unlimited, the service gives access to both e-books and audiobooks, though with restrictions on the latter. Kindle Unlimited is priced at $9.99 per month with a 30-day free trial, and it allows users to ...

Amazon is Testing ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ an E-Book Subscription Service

Amazon is Testing ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ an E-Book Subscription Service

Amazon is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that offers “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month.” Most of the test pages were pulled down Wednesday after some users on the Kindle Boards noticed them, but ...

Amazon Asks the FAA for Permission to Test 50 MPH Drones in its Backyard

Amazon Asks the FAA for Permission to Test 50 MPH Drones in its Backyard

Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration if it can start testing delivery drones in its own facilities in a bid to speed up the rollout of its Amazon Prime Air shipping service. The company sent a letter to the FAA this week, in which it requested the opportunity to carry out research and development on the ...

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world through its Amazon Web Services unit, ...

The FTC is Suing Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Kids

The FTC is Suing Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Kids

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said it is suing Amazon over the way the retail giant lets kids use real money to buy “coins,” “acorns” and other digital goods on devices like the Kindle Fire. The lawsuit, filed in Seattle, comes after Amazon defiantly stated that it would take its chances in federal court ...

Report: Amazon Wants to Reprint Books When They Sell Out

Report: Amazon Wants to Reprint Books When They Sell Out

Amazon has found itself on tense terms with publishers as it begins to really use its size and power to gain favorable terms in distribution deals, notably with the major publisher Hachette. Now, the BBC and trade publication The Bookseller are reporting that Amazon is attempting to introduce some strong new terms in its ...

Amazon is Trying to Woo Hachette’s Authors With 100 Percent of Ebook Revenues

Amazon is Trying to Woo Hachette’s Authors With 100 Percent of Ebook Revenues

For months, authors have complained about being caught in the middle of a very public spat between Amazon, the world's largest bookseller, and publisher Hachette. Amazon has aggressively worked to secure better contract terms with the publisher, and in the process has turned to controversial "negotiation tactics" like ...

Report: Google is About to Spend $500 Million to Take on Amazon

Report: Google is About to Spend $500 Million to Take on Amazon

Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches. Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to when they want to search and buy just about anything — from diapers to flat-screen TVs. In some cities, ...

Amazon is Ready to Fight the FTC Over In-App Purchases

Amazon is Ready to Fight the FTC Over In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants Amazon to update some of its policies regarding in-app purchases, but the retail giant is having none of it. According to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal the company is facing a lawsuit that would require it to pay hefty fines and dramatically alter its record keeping ...