Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Introducing Kindle Cloud Reader

Read over 950,000 Kindle books in your web browser - no download or installation required

Based on HTML5, Kindle Cloud Reader optimizes for the platform you're using and automatically stores your latest book locally for offline reading

Instant Books - no waiting for a download, start reading the book immediately, offline or online
SEATTLE, Aug 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: AMZN) - For over two years, Amazon has been offering a wide selection of free Kindle reading apps that enable customers to "Buy Once, Read Everywhere." Customers can already read Kindle books on the largest number of the most popular devices and platforms, including Kindles, iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, PCs, Macs, Android phones and tablets, and BlackBerrys. Today, announced Kindle Cloud Reader, its latest Kindle reading application that leverages HTML5 and enables customers to read Kindle books instantly using only their web browser - online or offline - with no downloading or installation required. As with all Kindle apps, Kindle Cloud Reader automatically synchronizes your Kindle library, as well as your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights for all of your Kindle books, no matter how you choose to read them. Kindle Cloud Reader with its integrated touch optimized Kindle Store is available starting today for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome at

"We are excited to take this leap forward in our 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere' mission and help customers access their library instantly from anywhere," said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. "We have written the application from the ground up in HTML5, so that customers can also access their content offline directly from their browser. The flexibility of HTML5 allows us to build one application that automatically adapts to the platform you're using - from Chrome to iOS. To make it easy and seamless to discover new books, we've added an integrated, touch optimized store directly into Cloud Reader, allowing customers one click access to a vast selection of books."

Features of Kindle Cloud Reader include:

An immersive view of your entire Kindle library, with instant access to all of your books
Start reading over 950,000 Kindle books instantly within your browser
An embedded Kindle Store optimized for your web browser makes it seamless to discover new books and start reading them instantly
New Kindle Store for iPad is built from the ground up for iPad's touch interface
Your current book is automatically made available for offline use, and you can choose to save a book for reading offline at any time
Receive automatic software updates without the need to download new software
Select any book to start reading, customize the page layout to your desired font size, text color, background color, and more
View all of the notes, highlights, and bookmarks that you've made on other Kindle apps or on Kindle
Sync your last page read across your Kindle and free Kindle apps so you can always pick up where you left off
Kindle Cloud Reader is available for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome starting today. Kindle Cloud Reader on the iPad is optimized for the size and unique touch interface of iPad. Without even leaving the app, customers can start shopping in the Kindle Store and will find a unique and immersive shopping experience built specifically for iPad's Safari browser.

Kindle Cloud Reader will be available on additional web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, the BlackBerry PlayBook browser, and other mobile browsers, in the coming months.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Barnes and Noble Free Friday

Footsteps in the Dark
by Georgette Heyer
NOOK Book (eBook)
Available for Download.
ISBN-13: 9781402254659
Price: $0.00

August 5, 2011

Gmail - Summer Blockbusters Come to NOOK Color(TM) Including Cowboys & Aliens Graphic Novel App with In-Store Exclusives, Winnie the Pooh, Captain America and Other Interactive Kids Books -

Summer Blockbusters Come to NOOK Color(TM) Including Cowboys & Aliens Graphic Novel App with In-Store Exclusives, Winnie the Pooh, Captain America and Other Interactive Kids Books

New York, New York - August 5, 2011 - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced today a myriad of great new summer movie blockbusters and other content for its critically acclaimed NOOK Color Reader's Tablet(TM), making the best value tablet on the market at $249 even better. NOOK Color customers can now read, explore and do even more, with an expanding array of popular high quality NOOK Apps(TM), more than 600 interactive children's picture books, a selection of more than 180 digital newspapers and full-color magazines, along with special content made available exclusively for NOOK(TM) device customers. Among these extras, customers who download the new Cowboys & Aliens graphic novel NOOK App can unlock free exclusives, including a prologue video, sketchbook, character bios and a secret Alien Language Translator while connected to free Wi-Fi® in any Barnes & Noble store.

"NOOK Color is perfect for people who enjoy reading a range of content in rich color, staying connected, and utilizing the latest popular apps," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products, Barnes & "We've added even more ways for adults and children to enjoy content based on some of the biggest summer movies, plus even more high-quality apps and books. NOOK Color is always getting better and remains the perfect companion for exploring and discovering almost anything, anywhere, and priced at $249, it's a terrific value."

Through its growing collection, customers can enjoy hundreds of popular, high-quality NOOK Apps offered by third-party developers and content providers for NOOK Color. New selections include the ever-popular Ms. PAC-MAN, Text Twist 2, Let's Golf! 2, Mazes, Doodle Jump Deluxe, and more fun apps made just for kids like Preschool Connect the Dots, Monster Match, Sandra Boynton's Moo Baa La La and more. Among the most recent top paid NOOK Apps are Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, Ms. PAC-MAN, Solitaire and Blast Monkeys and top free apps include Float HD, Fliq Calendar, Tikatok StorySpark, Fandango Movies and BibleReader.

Just in time for back to school, Barnes & Noble's youngest customers can choose from the world's largest collection of digital children's content including more than 600 picture books and more than 12,000 kids' chapter books. The company has added numerous options to prepare kids for classroom time, including interactive Read and Play(TM) titles Kindergators by Rosemary Wells and ABC Dinosaurs from the Museum of Natural History. NOOK Kids also offers new books featuring characters from popular summer movies - Disney's Cars 2, Transformers, Winnie the Pooh, Thor, Captain America and more. Current bestsellers include Cars, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track, Splat the Cat Sings Flat, Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl, Frog and Toad Are Friends and The Little Mermaid: A Special Song. In addition to NOOK Color, most picture books are available to be enjoyed by iPad(TM) owners using the free NOOK Kids for iPad application ( and

Adding tens of thousands of new NOOK Books(TM) to its expansive offering of more than 2 million titles, Barnes & Noble offers something for everyone to read from bestsellers and new releases to favorites and classics. NOOK Color customers will enjoy even more enhanced titles such as Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life, which includes video footage and an exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling. Barnes & Noble's current bestsellers include Jaycee Dugard's survival story A Stolen Life, George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and a standout newcomer from Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, a thriller mixed with vintage photos appealing to both young adults and adults.

Exclusive More in Store(TM)

Barnes & Noble will offer new More In Store content, exclusively available for NOOK Color and NOOK customers in any of Barnes & Noble's more than 700 stores by connecting to free in-store Wi-Fi service. Readers can enjoy exclusive contributions from bestselling authors Meg Cabot and Janet Evanovich, Tiger's Curse breakout Colleen Houck, grillmaster Andrew Schloss, diamond expert Alicia Oltuski and other notable authors. More In Store content is updated weekly and each new feature is available for four weeks on a rolling basis. NOOK customers can always check the recent content by visiting

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Amazon UK kindle promotion

Kindle Summer Promotion: Save 20% on any Amazon Kindle cover with your Kindle or Kindle 3G purchase
How to redeem the special offer for Kindle:

Add a Kindle (Wi-Fi) or 3G Kindle (free 3G + Wi-Fi) to your Shopping Basket.
Add an Amazon Kindle Leather Cover or Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover to your basket.
When you have finished shopping, click "Proceed to Checkout".
A discount will be applied to the order total at checkout, reducing the selling price of the Kindle cover by 20%.
This promotion is valid through 10pm on 15th August 2011.

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