Friday, December 31, 2010
How to Loan Kindle Books to Other Kindle Users - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
3 book SEO tips and why metadata and book covers matter to Google."
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
What is the Best Ereader to Buy During the 2010 Black Friday After Thanksgiving Sale? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
Top Two Best Black Friday eReader Deals for Early Bird Shoppers
Use Twitter for 2010 Black Friday eReader, iPod, and Tablet Deals
Black Friday Walmart Ad Shows a $99 eReader and Electronics Deals
Black Friday 2010: Digital Media Shopping Deals on Nooks & iPods
2010 Black Friday Deals for eBook Readers: $100 eReader on Sale
Black Friday 2010: In-Store and Online Shopping Deal for eReaders"
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
One of the best discussions of the Harry Potter series is a free podcast by Roderick Vonh�gen, a Catholic priest. The Secrets of Harry Potter podcast is broadcast by Star Quest Production Network, a digital media repository for Catholic entertainment. The podcast discusses the storyline, plot, and characters in JK Rowling's Harry Potter books and moves. Father Roderick leads discussions about the mythology, theology, symbology in Harry Potter."
Although he is now best remembered for Lady Chatterley's Lover, when D.H. Lawrence started writing, he wrote as a coal miner's son. The eloquence of Lawrence's writing brought the plight of coal miners and their families into the canon of English Literature. In Sons and Lovers, he describes a somewhat posh girl meeting a miner, who laughs off the dark dangers of the mine. 'She realised the life of the miners, hundreds of them toiling below earth and coming up at evening. He seemed to her noble. He risked his life daily, and with gaiety.'"
On October 21, 2010, Barnes and Noble demonstrated making provisions to engage in a protracted battle in the ongoing ebook reader war of Nook vs. Kindle. The company publicized plans to sell the Nook through 2500 Walmart stores. This means it is time to dust off our memories of the Nook and prepare to renew our relationships with the lovely EPUB ereader that has direct access to Google Books. They are clearly positioning their ebook reader for holiday sales."
This weekend UK residents will have some new audiobooks to enjoy for free, courtesy of The Guardian free audiobook offers. On October 23, 2010, The Guardian will give instructions for downloading The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. On October 24, 2010, readers can learn how to download The Railway Children by reading The Observer."
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Until Harry Potter downloads are a reasonable price and the ebooks are released...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I am probably 200% of those sales.
should I get Kindle 3? I am tempted.
get ready for amazon vs. random house. again.
Kindle 3 review news.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Applebaum's Column Suggests Tom and Huck Have Behavior Disorders
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
All sorts of details about the new Kindle 3.
The photo from Amazon's Media Kit -- The press release is directly from Amazon's Media Room:
Announcing a New Generation of Kindle:
The All-New Kindle is Smaller, Lighter, and Faster, with 50 Percent Better Contrast
SEATTLE, Jul 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ:AMZN)--Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the #1 bestselling item on Amazon.com for two years running. It's also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon.com. Today, Amazon.com is excited to introduce a new generation of Kindle. The all-new Kindle has a new electronic-ink screen with 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader, a new sleek design with a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, and a 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.7 ounces. The new Kindle also offers 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life, double the storage to 3,500 books, built-in Wi-Fi, a graphite color option and more--all for only $189, and still with free 3G wireless--no monthly bills or annual contracts. Also today, Amazon introduced a new addition to its family of portable reading devices--Kindle Wi-Fi. Readers who don't need the convenience of free 3G wireless can now enjoy the new generation Kindle for the lower price of only $139. The all-new Kindle and Kindle Wi-Fi are now available for pre-order at http://www.amazon.com/kindle3G and http://www.amazon.com/kindleWi-Fi, and will ship to customers in over 140 countries and 30 territories beginning August 27.
Kindle offers the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read. The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 630,000 books, including New Releases and 109 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 510,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 80 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. Kindle lets you buy your books once and read them everywhere--on Kindle, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
More than 235,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in just the last six months, including New York Times Best Sellers "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and "The Passage." The Kindle Store also recently added 20 contemporary classics from the Wylie Agency's new "Odyssey Editions" imprint that are available for the first time as e-books and exclusively in the Kindle Store, including John Updike's Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit series, Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead," Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."
"Kindle is the best-selling product on Amazon for two years running. We lowered the price to $189 and sales growth tripled. Now, we are excited to introduce a new generation Kindle that is smaller, lighter, and faster, with 50 percent better contrast. Readers are going to do a double take when they see Kindle's bright new screen and feel how remarkably light the smaller 8.7 ounce design feels in one hand," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. "If you don't need the convenience of 3G wireless, we have an incredible new price point--$139 for Kindle Wi-Fi. Kindle Wi-Fi has all the same features, same bookstore, same high-contrast electronic paper display, and it's even a tiny bit lighter at 8.5 ounces. At this price point, many people are going to buy multiple units for the home and family."
All New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen, Read in Bright Sunlight: The new Kindle uses Amazon's all-new electronic ink display with 50 percent better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images. No other e-reader has this screen or this level of contrast. Unlike LCD screens, Kindle's paper-like display looks and reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright sunlight.
New Proprietary Screen Technology--Faster Page Turns, New and Improved Fonts: Kindle's all-new, high-contrast electronic ink display is further optimized with Amazon's proprietary waveform and font technology to make pages turn faster and fonts sharper. Waveform is a series of electronic pulses that move black and white electronic ink particles to achieve a final gray level for an image or text. Amazon tuned the new Kindle's waveform and controller mechanism to make page turning 20 percent faster. In addition, this waveform tuning combined with new hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, written as code, that control points on a font character's line and improve legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies. Amazon designed its proprietary font-hinting to optimize specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.
New Sleek Design, Lighter Than a Paperback: The new Kindle has a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area. At only 8.7 ounces, the new Kindle is 15 percent lighter and still 1/3 of an inch thin, making it lighter than a paperback and thinner than a magazine. With Kindle you can read comfortably and naturally with just one hand for hours. The new Kindle Wi-Fi is even lighter at just 8.5 ounces.
Double the Storage, Holds 3,500 Books: The new Kindle has double the storage so you can carry up to 3,500 books.
Up To One Month of Battery Life: The new Kindle has up to one month of battery life with wireless off. Keep wireless on and your Kindle will have battery life of up to 10 days.
Free 3G Wireless: Kindle offers free 3G wireless, which means no annual contracts and no monthly fees.
Global Wireless Coverage: Kindle is the only e-reader that lets you travel the globe and still get books in under 60 seconds with wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories.
New Built-In Wi-Fi: In addition to free 3G wireless, Kindle now has built-in Wi-Fi support. Kindle owners will now be able to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road. Readers who don't need the convenience of free 3G wireless can purchase the new Kindle Wi-Fi for only $139 and download content over Wi-Fi. Amazon is offering Kindle customers free Wi-Fi access at AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S. for shopping and downloading Kindle content--no AT&T registration, sign-in, or password required.
Quieter Page Turn Buttons: Quieter page turns means you can read all night without disturbing your partner.
Share Meaningful Passages: Share meaningful passages with friends and family with built-in Twitter and Facebook integration.
Simple to Use: Kindle is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required.
Books in 60 Seconds: With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books on Kindle in less than 60 seconds.
Massive Selection: The Kindle Store has over 630,000 books, including 109 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers, plus audiobooks, periodicals and blogs.
Free, Out-of-Copyright Books: Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books such as "Pride and Prejudice" are available to read on Kindle.
Low Book Prices: Over 510,000 of the 630,000 books in the Kindle Store are $9.99 or less, including 80 New York Times Best Sellers.
Free Book Samples: First chapters of Kindle books are available to download and read for free before you decide to buy.
Read Everywhere with Whispersync: Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
Worry-Free Archive: Books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Improved PDF Reader: The new Kindle uses an improved built-in PDF reader with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs.
New WebKit-based Browser (experimental): The new Kindle uses a new web browser based on the industry-leading open source Web browser engine, WebKit. The updated browser is faster, easier to navigate, and provides a new "article mode" feature that simplifies web pages to just the main text-based content for easier reading. Web browsing with Kindle over 3G or Wi-Fi is free.
New Voice Guide: With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read out loud to you. New Text-to-Speech enabled menus allow customers to navigate Kindle without having to read menu options. In addition to listening to books aloud, users now have the option of listening to content listings on the home screen, item descriptions, and all menu options.
For new high-resolution images of the new generation Kindle, visit http://www.amazon.com/pr/kindle/images.
SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.
Monday, July 5, 2010
ebooks, audiobooks, footie books. footiebooks? Good blog title there.
d.h. lawrence: my favorite author, ever.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Updated and made adorable with pictures!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Stephen B. Whatley portait of More captures his whole everything, I think - a mortal man, an otherworldly saint.
I wish Hilary Mantel had been nicer to Thomas More in Wolf Hall.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
eBook Retailer Review: Kobo Offers eBooks for Any ePub Device
Audiobook Review: I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
Friday, June 4, 2010
eBook Review: Christianity by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
eHarlequin Offers Free Romance Books Online to Read and Download
Monday, May 31, 2010
News App Review: Four Free iPhone Apps from the iTunes Store
Sunday, May 30, 2010
2010 Summer Reading Programs for Students
Kids who read over the summer can look forward to public library summer programs and activities. They can also earn free books from Barnes and Noble.
Read more at Suite101: 2010 Summer Reading Programs for Students http://giftededucation.suite101.com/article.cfm/2010-summer-reading-programs-for-students#ixzz0pQI7STw3
The first book in the Guide to ... series features Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington sharing conversations loosely related to medicine.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Audible Audiobooks on iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and iPod Touch
Audible.com offers different formats of audiobooks to download. Choose a format based on file size, iPod model, and iPod generation.
Friday, May 28, 2010
With the YouVersion App, readers finally have an ebook Bible that can be used two ways: reading sequentially and flipping around as a reference book.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Amazon.com outshines BN.com in book quantity and searchability, but Google Books gives BN the quantity advantage. Free apps allow anyone to download ebooks.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Barnes and Noble is offering customers free ebooks - and people don't need to own a Nook to get them. Any device with the Nook app will work.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
America's Test Kitchen has a Kindle-exclusive ebook. The step-by-step ecookbook is perfect for new cooks and Kindle owner cookbook clubs.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Benedict Flynn brings a timeless legend to a modern audience with a dazzling performance by Sean Bean. Multiple formats make the book accessible to kids.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Charles Ryder reveals more than he realizes in his memoirs of Sebastian, his teddybear, and the Flyte family. Two audiobook versions are available.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Several companies rent audiobooks with Netflix-like systems. Audiobooks can be rented through the mail or downloaded through book mp3 rental programs.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A PDA eBook Reader is the Best Bet to use as a LIT eBook Reader
Buy an old Ipaq on Ebay and make it a Pocket PC ebook reader. PDAs are the easy, legal route for turning Microsoft ebook formats into handheld ebooks.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
What DRM Proponents Can Learn From the Catholic Church
Before the Open Source Initiative, there was an open Bible initiative. History suggests DRM will fail. People crave content more than they fear authority.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Comparing Audible.com and iTunes for Audiobooks
When it comes to audiobooks, Audible vs. iTunes is a microcosm of Amazon vs. Apple. Audible has more choices, and iTunes is easier to use for purchases.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Podcast Review: The Ricky Gervais Guide Promotion Episodes
Ten promotional episodes offer over an hour happy listening as Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant coax and provoke Karl Pilkington.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Podcast Review: Slate's Weekly Poetry is Free Enlightenment
Every week a new poem arrives on iTunes for free. Sometimes poems are read by the authors, and sometimes they are read by a former U.S. Poetry Laureate.
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Monday, May 10, 2010
Convert Free Google Books Into Amazon Kindle eBooks
Calibre is a free program that converts files into ereader friendly formats. There are also a few easy methods of getting ebooks from Calibre to Kindles. In the rock-paper-scissors game of ereaders, Kindle is the rock. Most people choose rock – and Kindle – because they are generally the winners.
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Sunday, May 9, 2010
Podcast Review: "The Blessing Bee" by Shalom Auslander
"Some kids have all the luck," Shalom says...after a classmate's father dies. He decides to save his own family from his dad by praising and insulting God.
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Saturday, May 8, 2010
eBook Review: My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
This autobiography goes beyond a comedian's memoir about his various addictions. This is a libertine's celebration of himself, and it is beautifully done.
I love Thomas More (the Saint and the character) so the only thing that stings about this audiobook is that Thomas More is overly evilized, not unlike how Faramir was made more evil Peter Jackson's versions of Lord of the Rings. In Wolf Hall itself, More is treated okay, or at least I read it that way. I know there are multiple views there.
I was quite proud of the image I made for this article, blending Cromwell and my iTouch.
Audiobook Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Simon Slater's performance brings Thomas Cromwell out of history and into humanity. Follow the audio while reading the ebook to indulge in Mantel's magic.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Podcast Fiction Review: Small Fish, Smaller Pond by Nick Hornby
Stefan's country is small. His mother is President, and her prime duty is to go to a meeting once a month. At least they have a soccer team.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Podcast Review: Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" by A. M. Homes
The New Yorker Audio presents a creepy story made creepier by the reasonable tones of a gentle reader. "The Luck of the Draw" is 32 minutes of fascination.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Audiobook Review of Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not
In some towns, people are afraid of the local serial killers. In this surrealist satire-comedy, residents are afraid they are the local serial killers.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This review was written about the Kindle ebook edition, but I used a paper version to find the page numbers.
Review of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Booker Prize Winner is a generous prism that colorfully reflects Thomas Cromwell and jarringly refracts Thomas More as they influence Tudor England.
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