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Guess How Many Kindles We're Buying a Week?


(Newser) - Looks like there are going to be plenty of Kindles under the Christmas tree. Amazon says it has sold more than 1 million Kindle devices each week for the past three weeks. It's the first time the company has given specific sales numbers for the e-reader, notes the Christian ...

E-Books Now Pricier Than Real Books

Publishers set own prices, and set them high

(Newser) - If you're hoping Santa drops a Kindle or Nook under your tree, be forewarned: e-book bestsellers don't cost $9.99 anymore. These days, electronic tomes can cost as much or more than their print counterparts, the Wall Street Journal reports, thanks to a move from the six top...

E-gads! Airport Scanners Harming Kindles, Say Users

Static might be the culprit, but Kindle denies any problem

(Newser) - Bad news for voracious readers. Some traveling e-bookworms are complaining that airport security scanners have harmed their Kindles, reports the Telegraph . Users of the affected Kindles say that the scanners seem to affect the electronic ink display on the e-readers, devices which are particular favorites of fliers. At least one...

Amazon Loses Money Every Time a Kindle Fire Is Sold

...and it's totally OK with that

(Newser) - The Kindle Fire is officially available as of today, which means Amazon is officially losing money on it. At NPR , Zoe Chace crunches the surprising numbers: The tablet has a $199 price tag—touted as less than half of that of an iPad. But research firm IHS iSuppli tallied all...

Amazon Opens Lending Library for Kindle

But it's only for those who belong to its Prime program

(Newser) - Starting today, Kindle users who are Amazon Prime subscribers—and no one else—will have access to Amazon’s new ebook lending library. The library won’t be available to those using Kindle apps on other devices, and it’s opening with a fairly small selection of books: just over...

6 Things Amazon's Tablet Has Over the iPad

Flash lovers, rejoice!

(Newser) - Surely you’ve heard by know that Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet isn’t an iPad killer . But it does have a few desirable traits that the iPad doesn’t. The Huffington Post lists six of them:
  • It supports Flash: Many iPad and iPhone users wish that Apple would take

Amazon's Kindle Fire Won't Kill Apple's iPad
 New Kindle Can't Touch iPad 

New Kindle Can't Touch iPad

It'll be a competitor, but Apple has little to fear

(Newser) - Amazon’s new Kindle Fire has been getting a lot of hype as an “iPad killer,” but Apple shouldn’t exactly be quaking in its boots, opines John Paul Titlow of ReadWriteWeb . “As far as hardware is concerned, the Kindle Fire looks more like a cross between...

Kindle Fire Price Tag: $199

Amazon's offering will be significantly cheaper than most tablets

(Newser) - Amazon is introducing its new Kindle Fire tablet in New York, but Bloomberg got some details—and Mashable got a picture—early. For one thing, the $199 price tag is lower than rumored. It will feature a 7-inch display and WiFi capability, but no 3G, camera, or microphone. A free... to Announce Kindle Fire Tablet Tomorrow: TechCrunch
 Coming Tomorrow: Kindle Fire 

Coming Tomorrow: Kindle Fire

But tablet not ready to ship until second week of November

(Newser) - It’s long been rumored , and tomorrow’s Kindle tablet will finally be announced. The iPad competitor will be called the “Kindle Fire,” TechCrunch reports, and it will resemble BlackBerry’s PlayBook with a 7-inch backlit display. The custom version of Android it will use “...

Amazon's Kindle Coming to ... Toys 'R' Us?

Kids' store to carry e-reader starting Sunday

(Newser) - Does Amazon's Kindle count as a toy? It must now, because starting Sunday it’ll be sold at Toys 'R' Us stores, the companies have announced. It’s not the first retail outlet to carry Amazon's e-reader, but it is the least usual suspect of the bunch....

Consumer Reports Says Barnes & Noble Nook Better e-Reader Than Amazon Kindle
 Nook Beats 
 Out Kindle 

says consumer reports

Nook Beats Out Kindle

Barnes & Noble e-reader boasts touch screen, lighter weight, two-month battery

(Newser) - If you’re looking to do some e-reading on the beach this summer, Consumer Reports is advocating something other than the Kindle for the first time: Barnes & Noble’s Simple Touch Nook finally has beat Amazon's offering. Unlike the Kindle, the Nook has a touch screen; it’s...

Barnes & Noble's Slim New Nook: Yours for $139

Barnes & Noble rolls out lighter, cheaper e-reader dubbed 'All-New Nook'

(Newser) - Barnes & Noble is launching a lighter, slimmer, cheaper version of its e-reader for $139, showing the company is ready compete on pricing with rivals Amazon, whose cheapest Kindle is $114, and Borders. Known as the All-New Nook, the device features a 6-inch touch screen, can hold up to 1,...

Amazon: E-Books Outsell Actual Books

Amazon sells 105 e-books for every 100 printed books

(Newser) - It took e-books less than four years to achieve world domination—or, at least, domination. Amazon now officially sells more electronic books than printed books. Since April 1, it has sold 105 e-books for every 100 printed books. What's behind those numbers? Printed books include both hardcover...

Kindle to Add Library Lending Feature

More than 11,000 libraries have signed up

(Newser) - Kindle users will be able to go to the virtual library soon. A new feature scheduled to launch later this year will allow anyone with a Kindle (or a phone with the Kindle app) to download e-books from their local libraries for free for a limited span of time, USA ...

Amazon to Sell Cheaper Kindle With Ads

In exchange for putting up with ads, customers get device for $114

(Newser) - Have you been dying to get a Kindle, but thought that it was about $25 too expensive? Well, you’re in luck. Amazon today unveiled a $114 version of the Kindle that’s the same as the $139 version except for one crucial difference: You’ll have to put up...

Amazon Yanks E-Book on How to Exploit Rankings: Author

But, lucky for you, it's back up for sale now

(Newser) - claimed it would be censorship to stop selling a how-to guide for pedophiles (although it eventually relented and removed the book )—but it reportedly had no problem yanking a book that slammed the company’s own product, the Kindle. In The Day the Kindle Died , Thomas Hertog...

Kindle Allows E-Book Lending ... Sort Of

You can loan to a friend for two weeks, with publisher's OK

(Newser) - Amazon today gave its Kindle users the ability to lend e-books for the first time, an innovation the Nook e-reader had first. The privilege comes with similar limits, however, as ReadWriteWeb explains. First of all, it's up to the publisher whether a book can be loaned, which could create a...

Kindle Becomes Amazon's Best-Selling Item Ever

Passes even Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

(Newser) - Move over, Harry Potter. The Kindle 3 has passed The Deathly Hallows to become the best-selling product in Amazon’s history, the company has announced. The latest generation Kindle is also selling much faster than its predecessors, and, as Mashable notes, the sales milestone indicates that the iPad isn’t...

Google's 'Open' E-Books? Not So Open
Google's 'Open' E-Books?
Not So Open

Google's 'Open' E-Books? Not So Open

In fact, Amazon e-books will soon be more open

(Newser) - Google is making quite a big deal about the "openness" of its e-books , but Farhad Manjoo has news for you: "Google's e-books are 'open' in the same way that politicians are 'bipartisan' and oil companies are 'green,'" he writes on Slate . "Open" certainly sounds good, when...

Google Set to Battle Amazon With Launch of eBooks

Gloves are off in battle of the eBookstores

(Newser) - After much anticipation, Google launched its ebookstore in the US today, jumping into the fray with Amazon, Apple, and Borders with its first “real” retail service, reports Wired . Google eBooks lets readers view their books on a variety of devices, from iPhones to Chrome and Safari browsers to Sony’...

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