The Kindle Nation WEEKENDER

 November 12, 2011    

 

More Big News About the Kindle Fire, Amazon Prime and More!

 

Plus, Another Brand New Kindle Fire Giveaway Sweepstakes  

RIGHT NOW!  

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 Read the Weekender every weekend, and check out Kindle Nation Daily for the latest news, freebies, bargains, and tips any day of the week!

 

MOMMom? Dad? Grandma? Gramps? Student?

Hold On to That $79!

Here's Another Way to Try Amazon Prime, for Free or Half Price!

By Stephen Windwalker
Posted November 11, 2011

 

In last week's Kindle Nation Weekender we focused on all the great ways that Amazon Prime can enhance your enjoyment of the Kindle experience, with particular focus, of course, on the new Kindle Prime-eligible free reading program and on the Kindle Fire as a delivery device for Prime Instant Video. As we said, we've loved the Amazon Prime program for over five years and it has been a huge bargain for us to pay $79 per year for the various benefits that we enumerated.

 

But we're all about helping you save your hard-earned money here at Kindle Nation, so this week we want to let you in on how you may be able to save part or all of that $79, at least for this year, and in some cases for as long as four years!

 

First....

If you are a parent or grandparent, or for that matter anyone who buys things for babies, toddlers, kids, etc., please check out an absolutely free Amazon program called Amazon Mom. I was able to join this week without benefit of an expensive medical gender reassignment procedure or any fudging of the facts, and my Amazon Mom membership automatically qualified me for three free months of Amazon Prime, right in the middle of my paid long-term Amazon Prime membership. But that's not all! If you buy qualifying products through your Amazon Mom account you can continue to add free months to your Amazon prime membership, up to a full year! Please visit the Amazon Mom page for more information.   

 

Or if you are a student....

 

      

 TOOLWith the Addition of Kindle Prime-Eligible Books for Free Reading, Kindle Nation Daily's Magical Free and Bargain Book Search Tool Just Got Better!

 

Thanks to some around-the-clock work by our crack web-development and operations team, we are very excited to roll out a major expansion of Kindle Nation Daily's magical free and bargain book search tool!

 

Now, in addition to being able to use the tool to search and sort free books and quality (4 stars or better) 99-cent books by genre/category,  date added, reader review rating, and popularity (bestseller status), you can conduct the same kind of search to find books that appeal to you among Kindle Prime-eligible books, which allow Amazon Prime members to download up to one such title per month at no additional charge. (For more information about Amazon Prime and your Kindle, please visit this link.)

 

Here's how to use these expanded book tools to find the books you want to read at prices you can afford ... including free!

 

1. Go to the main Kindle Nation Daily website.

2. Find the BEST DEALS: KINDLES AND KINDLE BOOKS tab in the white-on-charcoal menu ribbon near the top left (at the bottom of the screen shot just below)..

BEST DEALS: KINDLES & KINDLE BOOKS  

3. Hover your cursor above the tab so that the pull-down menus appear.

PULLDOWN MENU  

4. Hover your cursor above individual selections to extend the pull-down menus and tap or click to visit the page of your choice. 

EXTENDED PULLDOWN MENU  

5. Visit the page of your choice to browse, search, sort and select the titles or other items of your choice. Please note that while Amazon Prime members may use this tool to browse, search, sort and select Prime-eligible titles, you must use your Kindle to find the specific Prime-eligible title in the onboard Kindle Store to initiate a free download.  

 

Happy reading! 

DELAYSNo Worries if You've Already Ordered, But Holiday Shipping Delays Ahead for Kindle Fire? 

By Stephen Windwalker
Posted November 11, 2011

For the first time, as of today, Amazon's website and ordering process is not guaranteeing November 15 Order a Kindle Fireshipment of pre-ordered Kindle Fire units.   

 

As of Friday morning, Amazon's Kindle Fire ordering page says "Expected to ship in 3 to 5 days" for the Fire tablet, which of course could still mean a November 15 shipment, but does not guarantee that ship date.  

 

For a Kindle Fire that I ordered this morning with overnight 1-day shipping, the Order Confirmation provided by Amazon says "Delivery estimate: Nov. 16, 2011 - Nov. 18, 2011."   

 

Please note: If you pre-ordered a Kindle Fire before November 11, no worries, because Amazon has been very clear that it will ship by November 15. 

 

So, what remains to be seen is whether this is a temporary hiccup in Amazon's supply chain for the Kindle Fire, a hedge, a bit of stress marketing to accelerate pre-holiday orders, or -- worst case here -- some sort of sad repeat of the 2007 and 2008 holidays seasons when the vast majority of pre-holiday Kindle orders were not shipped until February or March.    

  

Nobody knows exactly how many orders Amazon has received for the Kindle Fire in the six and a half weeks since it began accepting pre-orders on September 28, but we'd guess that it is very close to the point where Jeff Bezos could, in passing, casually drop the word "millions" without stretching the point. But what has changed in the last few days is that in a press release on Tuesday Amazon "announced that over 16,000 stores across the U.S. will be selling the new Kindle family starting November 15. Customers will be able to visit any Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam's Club, RadioShack, Office Depot, as well as several other retailers, to experience and purchase the $79 Kindle, the $99 Kindle Touch, the $149 Kindle 3G and the $199 Kindle Fire." Even with the most efficient possible just-in-time inventory management by those retailers, those distribution channels will require at least two million additional Kindle Fire units at or very near the November 15 release date.   

 

We've been impressed with Amazon's ability to stay ahead of heavy demand for all its Kindle models since March of 2009, so we're not predicting doom and gloom here. But I will say that this morning's slight hint of the possibility that the demand might edge ahead of supply has us going over our Kindle Fire orders again just to make sure that we're in a strong position to deliver the tablets to all of our winners in our Kindle Nation weekly giveaway sweepstakes.   

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GIVEAWAYHeads Up! - 24 Hours Left!

You Have Until Sunday to Enter for Week #5 of Our Brand New KINDLE FIRE Giveaway Sweepstakes, Sponsored by Matthew Frick, author of OPEN SOURCE


We are well into week #5 of our wild and crazy plan to give away a brand new Kindle Fire every week through the rest of this year and well into next, and we are already 85% of the way toward surpassing last week's record of 2,583 entries.

 

(Our WEEK #4 GRAND PRIZE winner, Judi Gordey of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who has been a Kindle Nation citizen since May of this year, was randomly selected from all the entries to win a KINDLE FIRE tablet. The Fire is slated to ship on November 15, and Amazon has confirmed for us that Judi's will arrive at her home by November 16!)

 

What about yours?

 

Maybe yours will be awarded in next Monday, but you know how this works, right? You can't win it if you don't enter.  For the Week #5 Sweepstakes, novelist Matthew Frick, author of the bestselling Kindle thriller OPEN SOURCE - think "Everyman meets Jack Bauer," and it's just 99 cents! - is helping us all out as our sponsor. 

 

(And just in case you are wondering, Matthew has already paid the full cost of that new Kindle Fire that could very well have your name on it. Every penny. What's that? If you have a good understanding of how karma works in these matters and you want to make sure you have downloaded a copy of OPEN SOURCE before the Week #5 drawing, thanks, and let's be clear that while the cosmos works by its own rules, we of course have no way of knowing what you download from the Kindle Store.)

 

The Week #5 Sweepstakes runs until shortly after noon on Sunday November 13, and entry details can be found at the end of this post.

  

But first ... a word from this week's sponsor.

 

Those who have yet to discover Matthew Frick's tale of international intrigue  Open Source are in for a special treat at the equally terrific price of just 99 cents!

 

 

Open Source
by Matthew Frick by Matthew M. Frick
Kindle Edition  
List Price: $0.99
Buy Now

 

 

Here's the set-up:

What if a ship carrying a cargo of stolen Russian missiles bound for Iran was mysteriously hijacked? What if Israel was secretly behind the hijacking? What if the guy who fills the vending machines in the office break room figured the whole thing out?

Based on actual events, OPEN SOURCE is a geopolitical thriller that follows Casey Shenk, a Savannah, Georgia, vending route driver with an insatiable curiosity, as he uncovers a black-market arms deal-gone-bad and the truth behind a high-level plot to shape world politics.

 

Casey draws his evidence from open sources; by reading beyond the headlines. When his theorizing catches the attention of the wrong people and anonymous threats turn deadly, Casey looks to Susan Williams, an intelligent, but insecure, analyst for the New York-based consulting firm Intelligence Watch Group for help. The two soon find themselves in the crosshairs and fighting to save their own lives, while preventing an even greater injustice that could affect the balance of power in the Middle East and plunge the world headlong into the next Great War.

 

One Reviewer Notes:

Casey Shenk is an ordinary man, living an ordinary life, with a sub-ordinary job, two ordinary friends and one unusual passion: blogging about world politics. He speaks only English, has a rather pedestrian education and loves spending time in lower class bars: but he is curious about the world he lives in, he doesn't tire easily, and enjoys solving puzzles. The problem is that he also likes publishing his opinions and findings on the internet.

This is dangerous.

 

Intrigued by a bizarre news item, he uses his Google-fu to scour the public internet for clues and explanations; based on what he finds in open sources he assembles a plausible hypothesis, and posts it on his blog. The hypothesis is more right than wrong, and powerful people take notice; some see him as a problem to be solved once and for all, while others see him as a potential resource to be used....

AlxP64, Amazon Reviewer

 

About the Author

I

I'm an active duty Naval Officer, ship driver by trade, which has given me the chance to live overseas and travel extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe. A prolific writer and author of several published articles and conference papers about the Middle East and maritime piracy, my writings have been referenced in journals, theses, and other media in over five different countries; including India, Russia, and Iran (translated into Farsi and located on the official Majlis website). A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, I'm currently stationed on the East Coast with my wonderful wife and two beautiful children.

 

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Open Source

 

So ... is that it?

 

Of course not!

 

Here are the details on the Kindle Nation Week #4 KINDLE FIRE Giveaway Sweepstakes:

 

There's no purchase required, but we do need you to go to our Kindle Nation Facebook page and "Like" us. Give the page a few seconds to load, because for some reason it takes a little longer. 

 

Then just scroll down and follow the prompts to enter the sweepstakes, and you're done! (Of course, if you want to really improve your chances of winning by multiplying your good fortune by your good karma, we hope you'll take a page from recent grand prize winner Steve Wisener's book and pick up each of our sponsors' titles. But like we say, there's no purchase necessary.)

 

(Important note: you'll probably need to sign into your Facebook account on a computer rather than a smartphone.)

 

It's that simple.

 

Good luck. And happy reading!

 


APPSSo Much More Than an eBook Reader.... 
Amazon Announces an Amazing Array of Apps, Games, Magazines and Other Content for Kindle Fire
 

What comes first?

  

That will be the question at my house Wednesday when the Kindle Fire arrives via overnight shipping from Amazon. Don't get me wrong - I'm definitely looking forward to trying out the Fire as an ebook reader. But it will also be hard to resist checking out some  of the other content and apps announced in these press releases issued this week by Amazon:

  

Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody, Games from Electronic Arts, Zynga and Rovio, and Several Thousand More Apps and Games Coming To Kindle Fire Next Week

 

Just like with movies and TV shows, music, books, and magazines, Kindle Fire offers a fully-integrated Android apps and games experience - purchase or register for an app or game once, enjoy it on your Kindle Fire and other Android-based devices - and all apps and games are backed up in the Amazon Cloud for re-download anytime 

SEATTLE, Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: AMZN) - When Kindle Fire customers across the country open their boxes next week, they will be able to choose from several thousand of the most popular Android apps and games, including Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Comics by comiXology, Facebook, The Weather Channel and popular games from Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap and Rovio. Kindle Fire customers will be able to download these apps and games without having to register multiple times and using Amazon's simple and secure 1-Click payment technology. Plus, all apps are Amazon-tested on Kindle Fire for the best experience possible, customers can get a great "paid" app for free every day, and once you've downloaded an app from the Amazon Appstore, it's available on Kindle Fire as well as your other Android-based devices.

 

"We started talking to app developers everywhere the day we introduced Kindle Fire, and the response has been overwhelming," Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "In addition to over 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, and magazines from Amazon, we are excited to offer customers thousands of apps and games to choose from on Kindle Fire - from Pandora and Rhapsody to Facebook and Twitter to Netflix, as well as popular games from EA, Zynga and many other top game developers. And this is only the beginning - we're adding more apps and games every day across all categories."

 

With the Netflix app, Kindle Fire customers who are Netflix members can browse and instantly watch unlimited TV shows and movies and resume watching where they left off on their TV or computer. "We're excited to team up with Amazon to give what we think will be a huge community of Kindle Fire owners the opportunity experience all that Netflix has to offer," said Bill Holmes, Vice President of Business Development at Netflix. "We're certain that our members will have a great viewing experience on Kindle Fire."

 

"EA is proud to be part of Kindle Fire," said Bernard Kim, Senior Vice President & Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Electronic Arts. "On Kindle Fire, we're offering some of the world's most popular titles with incredible gameplay and breathtaking graphics that anyone can play and enjoy anytime, anywhere."

 

"Zynga strives to deliver the best mobile social gaming experiences that can be enjoyed by players anytime and anywhere," said David Ko, Chief Mobile Officer at Zynga. "Teaming with Amazon to make Words With Friends a featured game on the Kindle Fire provides us with a great way to reach new and existing players on a fresh and exciting device."

 

"As Gameloft continues to create games for the mass market, Kindle Fire comes as a very exciting new platform for us to offer our games on," said Baudouin Corman, Vice President of Publishing for the Americas at Gameloft. "Not only does it provide us with an innovative channel for us to reach new audiences, but the tablet is set to enable a great gaming experience as well. In effect, we plan on providing Kindle Fire customers with a large catalog of top quality premium and free-to-play games."

 

"We're excited to be bringing our massively popular games to Kindle Fire," said Andrew Stein, Director of Mobile Product Management at PopCap Games. "Kindle Fire is a great gaming device, and consumers will love the touch-screen optimized adaptations of top titles such as Plants vs. Zombies."

 

"Personalized radio has the power to enhance all types of experiences anytime, anywhere and we're thrilled that Pandora is a launch app on the new Kindle Fire," said Jessica Steel, Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Pandora.

 

"We are really stoked to offer our members the Rhapsody experience on one of the most anticipated new devices this holiday season," said Brian McGarvey, Vice President of Business Development for Rhapsody. "We want to make sure Rhapsody is available on every must-have device, including the Kindle Fire."

 

"Being a featured app on Kindle Fire will allow The Weather Channel to continue to fulfill our mission of providing consumers with the most reliable weather information to help plan their daily lives - no matter where they are and what device they use," said Cameron Clayton, Executive Vice President of Digital Product at The Weather Channel Companies.

 

Additional examples of apps and games that will be available to Kindle Fire customers include Allrecipes, Bloomberg, Cut the Rope, Doodle Fit, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, Jenga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Airport Mania, Battleheart, Pulse, The Cat in the Hat, Quickoffice Pro, Jamie's 20-Minute Meals, IMDb Movies & TV, and Monkey Preschool Lunchbox.

 

Kindle Fire offers more than 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps and games, as well as free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync for books and movies, a 14.6 ounce design that's easy to hold with one hand, a vibrant color touch screen, a powerful dual-core processor and Amazon Silk - Amazon's new revolutionary web browser that accelerates the power of the mobile device by using the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services Cloud - all for only $199. Customers also enjoy a free month of Amazon Prime, providing access to Prime Instant Video with 13,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited streaming and the new Kindle Owners' Lending Library where Kindle owners can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for free including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

 

Hulu Plus and ESPN ScoreCenter are joining our selection of several thousands of apps that will be available on Kindle Fire beginning next week. 

 

 
With Hulu Plus, Amazon Kindle Fire users can instantly watch thousands of TV episodes - including the entire current season of popular shows like Modern Family, Glee, Saturday Night Live, The Office, House, and Grey's Anatomy - from top networks including ABC, Comedy Central, The CW, FOX, NBC, MTV, VH-1, and hundreds more.  Hulu Plus also offers entertainment fans access to classic TV favorites like Lost, Ally McBeal, and Battlestar Galactica and hundreds of popular and award-winning movies for $7.99/month with limited advertising. ESPN ScoreCenter brings Kindle Fire customers scores, news, and standings from hundreds of sports leagues around the world.

Never miss another goal, pitch, basket, try, touchdown or wicket. Whether you follow the NFL or the Premier League, the Ashes or MLB, MMA or Formula One, ScoreCenter offers the most comprehensive global sports coverage available.


Kindle Fire Newsstand to Offer Over 400 Full-Color Magazines and Newspapers  Condé Nast will give all Kindle Fire owners an exclusive free three-month trial of 17 top magazines including Vanity Fair, GQ and Glamour


SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2011-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that the Kindle Fire Newsstand will offer over 400 full-color magazines and newspapers. Kindle Fire customers who subscribe before March 1, 2012 will also receive an exclusive free three-month trial of 17 Condé Nast magazines, including Vanity Fair, GQ, WIRED and Glamour. Kindle Fire, which ships next week, is a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent reading to magazines, movies, TV shows, music, apps, games, books and more. Magazines and newspapers look beautiful on Kindle Fire's 7" vibrant multi-touch color touch-screen that delivers 1024 X 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi and 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire Newsstand customers will be able to enjoy their favorite magazines in rich, glossy, full-color from publishers such as Condé Nast, Meredith, and Hearst. Interactive editions with built-in video and audio are also available for many magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Allure and Self. To learn more about the Kindle Fire Newsstand, visit http://www.amazon.com/kindlefirenewsstand.

 

"We think Kindle Fire customers will love the beautiful, intuitive reading experience we've built for their favorite magazines such as Us Weekly, The New Yorker, and Reader's Digest," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "The response from publishers has been overwhelmingly positive and they are excited to make their magazines and newspapers available on Kindle Fire, and we're adding new titles all the time."

 

"We're excited to work with Amazon to give Kindle Fire owners access to our magazines digitally," said John Loughlin, EVP/GM, Hearst Magazines. "Kindle Fire's beautiful touch-screen creates a great experience for readers, who will be able to enjoy magazines like Cosmopolitan and Esquire in a full-color, glossy format."

"We are very pleased to be working with Amazon and getting our content to an even wider audience," said Monica Ray, Executive Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Condé Nast. "Their Newsstand will provide the kind of access and ease-of-use consumers value and demand."

 

"Meredith has worked with Amazon to create Kindle Fire optimized interactive apps, so readers can enjoy videos, how-to diagrams and more while reading magazines like Better Homes & Gardens and Parents," said Liz Schimel, Chief Digital Officer, Meredith. "We think readers will love the experience of discovering our magazines in this new way on Kindle Fire's beautiful full-color touch-screen."

Kindle Fire offers more than 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps and games, as well as free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync for books and movies, a 14.6 ounce design that's easy to hold with one hand, vibrant color touch screen, a powerful dual-core processor and Amazon Silk - Amazon's new revolutionary web browser that accelerates the power of the mobile device by using the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services Cloud - all for only $199. Customers also enjoy a free month of Amazon Prime giving them access to Prime Instant Video with 13,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited streaming and the new Kindle Owners' Lending Library where Kindle owners can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for free including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

 

 

   

   

 

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briefsKindle Nation News Briefs and Bargains - November 12, 2011


Erik Hanberg's The Saints Go Dying Is Our New Thriller of the Week Sponsor!

November 11, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Erik Hanberg's The Saints Go Dying Is Our New Thriller of the Week Sponsor!

Erik Hanberg's The Saints Go Dying is here to sponsor lots of great, free Mystery and Thriller titles in the Kindle store: The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg 4.5 stars - 12 Reviews Kindle Price: $2.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up: Arthur Beautyman, a...

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Amazon Bumped Kindle Fire Order to 5 Million Units

November 10, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
Amazon Bumped Kindle Fire Order to 5 Million Units

Our old friends at Digitimes reported yesterday that Amazon will be shipping a lot more Kindle Fires this year than expected. According to their industry sources, Amazon have increased their orders from the factories. They were reportedly expecting to sell three and  half million Kindle Fires in 2011, but shortly before launching the KF...

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Last Week'S Romance of the Week Sponsor, Mona Ingram's Full Circle, Offers This Free Excerpt!

November 9, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Our Romance of the Week Sponsor, Mona Ingram's Full Circle, Offers This Free Excerpt!

Mona Ingram's Full Circle: Full Circle by Mona Ingram 4.3 stars - 7 Reviews Kindle Price: $2.99   Here's the set-up: Bella Thompson has news: she's pregnant. But before she can tell her boyfriend Jeffrey, he shatters her with the news that he's going to marry someone else. The textile mill, owned by Jeffrey's...

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Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire face-off

A snippet from a long article at Andrys Basten's A Kindle World Blog: Getting right to it, because this will be a very long read:   Out of all the tablet-reader comparisons I saw, geek com's is the most comprehensive while keeping it simpl...

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Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available on Mozilla Firefox

From an Amazon.com Announcement: Today, Amazon announced that Kindle Cloud Reader, the HTML5-based web app that lets customers read their Kindle books in their web browser, is now available for Mozilla Firefox so the hundreds of millions of Firefox use...

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Florida airport offers 15,000 free ebooks to travellers

That's according to GoodEReader.  Here's part of the story: The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is offering a great incentive to travel, free ebooks! They are partnering with the Broward Country Library to provide patrons b...

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David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer Join Kindle Million Club

November 9, 2011
By Dianna Dilworth
David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer Join Kindle Million Club

David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer have each sold more than a million eBooks through Amazon's Kindle Store. These authors  join the likes of Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Col...

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Booklist's Corner Shelf focuses on eBooks in libraries, by Sue Polanka

The October 2011 Corner Shelf (an online supplement to Booklist magazine) focused their discussion on eBooks in libraries.  Several feature articles are offered, including one on weeding eBooks. Here is the opening paragraph of Corner Shelf which incl...

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THE SCOOP: Special Sponsored Posts on Kindle Nation Daily: How They Work

November 10, 2011
By Book Gorilla
 

Just a few months ago we launched a new kind of sponsorship for authors and publishers on Kindle Nation - the Special Sponsored Post with Facebook Triple Play (SSP-TP) - and now that we have had a reasonable sample size ... Continue reading  

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POTTERMORE Does Not Have Liftoff

November 10, 2011
By Nora Rawlinson
 

J.K. Rowling's interactive site Pottermore.com was supposed to launch to the general public on Oct. 15, but problems in handling traffic have kept the site exclusive to Beta users and even they suffered for a few days last week when the site was ...

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Kobo Books Sold for $315 Million

November 8, 2011
By Nate Hoffelder
Kobo Books Sold for $315 Million

Kobo just announced in the past hour that they've been sold to Rakuten, a Japanese web retail giant, for $315 million. Details are still scarce, but the press release is already out and it covers the basics. Rakuten will be buying out everyone, including Indigo Books, who will be getting somewhere around $160 million...

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Kindle Nation Reader Alert: The Hero, the Harlot, and the Fish (The Hero Series) by Michael J. McGrath, 5 Stars, $3.99 on Kindle

November 8, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Reader Alert: The Hero, the Harlot, and the Fish (The Hero Series) by Michael J. McGrath, 5 Stars, $3.99 on Kindle

The Hero, the Harlot, and the Fish (The Hero Series) by Michael J. McGrath   The Hero, the Harlot, and the Fish (The Hero Series) by Michael J. McGrath 5.0 stars - 2 Reviews Kindle Price: $3.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here's the set-up: Gail: A loveless...

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Lacy Camey's The Last Page Is Our New Romance of the Week Sponsor!

November 11, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Lacy Camey's The Last Page Is Our New Romance of the Week Sponsor!

Lacy Camey's The Last Page is here to sponsor lots of terrific, free titles in the Kindle store's Romance department!   The Last Page (Living, Loving and Laughing Again) by Lacy Camey 4.0 stars - 6 Reviews Kindle Price: $3.99 Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here.   Here's the...

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Kindle Nation Reader Alert: Chris Camillo's LAUGHING AT WALL STREET Could Be Worth a Lot More Than $11.99 to You

November 9, 2011
By Kindle Nation
Kindle Nation Reader Alert: Chris Camillo's LAUGHING AT WALL STREET Could Be Worth a Lot More Than $11.99 to You

$20,000 to $2 million in only three years- the greatest stock-picker you never heard of tells you how you can do it too Laughing at Wall Street How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook) and How You Can, Too by Chris Camillo Laughing...

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Have a Question for YA Author Amanda Hocking?

November 9, 2011
By Kindle Editors
Have a Question for YA Author Amanda Hocking?

Amanda Hocking is not your average YA author. Even before her Trylle series is released in early 2012 from St. Martin's press she's already sold millions of her books. How? By being a self-published phenom--that's how. (In case you're wondering, there's a movie deal in the works, too). So how'd...

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Book Industry Study Group completes Volume 2 of their survey: lots of juicy information

From the press release (blockquotes omitted): E-book sales can be expected to continue growing as readers show increased loyalty to and satisfaction with the digital format, according to Book Industry Study Group's (BISG) closely watched Consumer...

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Poll says that 26% of Kindle Fire buyers will delay purchase of an iPad

From Apple Insider: A new survey of customers who plan to buy Amazon's Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet found that 26 percent of those said the product has prompted them to delay or put on hold a purchase of Apple's iPad. The survey, conducte...

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Free Classics: The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and other East African Adventures by John Henry Patterson

November 11, 2011
By BookLending.com Blog

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle.  Find more of Marilyn's recommendations at her blog,  ClassicKindle.com,  a guide to the ...

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