Amazon has built an empire, a big part of which is giving you everything you need to never want to leave. The original Kindle experience was the spark that took ebooks from a cool thing that one friend of yours did to make all of their books digital to a global phenomenon that has threatened the very existence of brick and mortar book stores. Show More Summary
A poorly-Photoshopped picture is worth a thousand misspelled words. Amazon's Kindle Store has become a godsend to struggling authors around the world. In the past, countless manuscripts languished forever in a drawer, just because no publisher would take a risk on them. Show More Summary
The new update to Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet might just be smarter than you think. Firefly, a smartphone and tablet application available on Kindle Fire Phone and Kindle Fire HDX tablets, listens to and identifies songs and shows playing...Show More Summary
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription books service is expanding to Canada for $9.99/month. The service, which offers a library of more than 750,000 books from which to read previously launched in the United States and the United Kingdom at comparable pricing.
Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited, its all-you-can-read subscription service, in the US last summer. Now it’s headed north to Canada. From today, Canadian Amazon customers can access 750,000 titles for $9.99 a month. You can test the service with a 30-day free trial. Show More Summary
When I was in college, it was standard practice to find research materials in the library, read for a while, make Xerox copies of pertinent pages, and take them home. Libraries had conveniently-placed copy machines for just this purpose. The process of scrounging up change and standing over the...
Ditch the paper
If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital...Show More Summary
Apple and Samsung dominate the tablet market, but for the first time ever the number of tablets shipped has decreased. That's bad news for all tablet manufacturers, but Amazon's line of Kindle tablets is getting hit more than most. A new report published by IDC shows that worldwide tablet shipments have shrunk for the first time since 2010. Show More Summary
The worldwide tablet market saw its first-ever year-over-year decline in the holiday quarter, but the biggest losses were seen by Amazon, which saw shipments of its budget-priced Kindle Fire series plummet 70 percent.
While e-books are everywhere, electronic textbooks never really caught on, despite their potential to bring immersive learning at a lower cost. Amazon is trying to change that with the Kindle Textbook Creator, a free app from its newly formed Kindle...
Apple first released its iBooks Author Mac app for creating interactive textbooks for the iBooks Store back in 2012, and now Amazon is delivering its own textbook composing Mac app for publishing to the Kindle Store. Kindle Textbook Creator, announced today, is available in beta for both Mac and PC with the competitive benefit of publishing […]
We often think of digital textbooks as being read on iPads, and Apple rolled out iBooks Author, which lets users create textbooks and other interactive ebooks, in 2012. But Amazon, not…
Today, Amazon announced it’s releasing a new initiative that will make it easier for teachers and educators to get their materials onto Kindle products and apps. Called Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) EDU, it’s designed to help publish,...Show More Summary
With Kindle Textbook Creator, Amazon is expanding its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) initiative to the teaching realm, letting them truned PDFs of course materials and textbooks into Kindle books, which can then be accessed via tablets, phones, and PCs.
Paper books are fighting back against e-books — at least according to the UK's biggest book retailer, Waterstones, which claims that sales of Amazon's Kindle have all but "disappeared," while print sales are climbing. According to the Financial Times, Waterstones says that sales of printed books grew by 5% in the last month of 2014. Show More Summary
This morning E Ink Holdings announced the availability of a new colour-changing film known as Prism that’s based on the company’s electronic paper technology used in devices like Amazon’s Kindle and the Pebble smartwatch. But the new material isn’t destined to finally bring a dash of colour to your electronic books. Show More Summary
This morning E Ink Holdings announced the availability of a new color-changing film known as Prism that's based on the company's electronic paper technology used in devices like Amazon's Kindle and the Pebble smartwatch. But the new material isn't destined to finally bring a dash of color to your electronic books. Show More Summary