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Amazon Unveils $99 Kindle Fire and Fire Tablet for Kids

Amazon Unveils $99 Kindle Fire and Fire Tablet for Kids

Amazon overhauled its line of Fire tablets late on Wednesday. The new tablets have updated screens, processors, and are running the latest version of Amazon’s mobile operating system, Fire OS 4, codenamed “Sangria.” Amazon is also introducing a new, unusually sized 6-inch Fire that will cost $99. And the company ...

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage is the Most Advanced E-Reader Ever

Amazon’s Kindle Voyage is the Most Advanced E-Reader Ever

It's hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon's new top-of-the-line e-reader. It's called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I've had about the Kindle Paperwhite. Available for preorder now and shipping in October, it's selling for $199 and will sit alongside the Paperwhite ...

Report: Amazon is Launching Two New Kindles on November 4

Report: Amazon is Launching Two New Kindles on November 4

A new Kindle ereader is about to be released, two in fact. A leak has turned up online from Amazon Germany that shows the listing for new Kindle models. There is what appears to be a new “basic” Kindle. This one has a touchscreen and will sell for 59 euros in Europe. More interesting is a new device called the Kindle ...

A Kindle E-Book Flaw Lets Hackers Access Your Amazon Account

A Kindle E-Book Flaw Lets Hackers Access Your Amazon Account

Amazon might not have a security issue at Audible but they do have one on their main website. A security researcher has reported, and I can confirm, that Amazon has a security hole on the “manage Your Kindle” page – one which is relatively easy to fix. Thanks to this hole, a hacker can gain access to the Amazon ...

E-Readers and E-Books Are Becoming More and More Poem-Friendly

E-Readers and E-Books Are Becoming More and More Poem-Friendly

When John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, first learned that the digital editions of his poetry looked nothing like the print version, he was stunned. There were no line breaks, and the stanzas had been jammed together into a block of text that looked like prose. The careful architecture of his poems had been ...

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience. The study, presented in Italy at a conference last month and ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Amazon may be the biggest name in the world of e-books, especially with its new Kindle Unlimited service, but it’s far from the only game in town. Oyster and Scribd offer similar – and arguably better – services for about the same price. But another company is silently making a push to challenge Amazon: Apple. Apple ...

Amazon Fights Back Against Authors’ Letter, Wants Readers to Email Hachette

Amazon Fights Back Against Authors’ Letter, Wants Readers to Email Hachette

On Sunday, a letter denouncing Amazon’s tactics in the ongoing negotiations between it and book publisher Hachette ran as a paid, full-page advertisement in the New York Times. Signed by more than 900 authors, the “Authors United” letter calls Amazon out for blocking sales of Hachette titles, singling out authors ...

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

Out here in the woods, at the end of not one but two dirt roads, in a shack equipped with a picture of the Dalai Lama, a high-speed data line and a copy of Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience,” Amazon’s dream of dominating the publishing world has run into some trouble. Douglas Preston, who summers in this coastal hamlet, ...

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

Amazon is finally providing some explanation for its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette, explaining that it's taken issue over Hachette's insistence on pricing ebooks above $9.99. In a note on Tuesday, Amazon explained that it's not actually looking for a particularly large share of the revenue on ebook sales: it's ...