Subscription-based e-book lending service Scribd is now offering audiobooks, the company announced Thursday. Scribd is one of three top contenders -- alongside Oyster and Amazon's Kindle Unlimited -- in the race to become the leading Netflix-for-books provider.
Despite its decidedly unfriendly-to-authors feud with a major publishing company, Amazon is touting a new program that provides an outlet for hopeful authors, while letting readers maybe, sort-of decide who’s worthy of being published. Kindle...Show More Summary
Amazon wants to take some of the mystery out of predicting what books will sell with its new Kindle Scout publishing program, which lets readers vote on their favourite excerpts from unreleased books to determine what does (and what doesn’t) get published. Show More Summary
The newly launched Kindle Scout service from Amazon.com Ing. gives readers the power to decide what books get published, while also giving new authors the exposure they need. The service allows readers to view samples of unpublished books and vote for three of … Continue reading ?
With Kindle Scout, Amazon’s taking a 21st century approach to publishing, letting readers nominate which books progress to funding. It’s like your favorite reality TV show, except for books. Amazon launched Kindle Scout in the US a couple of weeks back, but today sees the program officially open for voting. Show More Summary
Apple's tablet has posted disappointing sales in recent quarters, as the market for dedicated devices, like Amazon's Kindle, have failed to crumble.
E-readers generally have excellent battery life, thanks to efficient e-ink displays that only consumer power when they’re refreshed. Backlit readers sacrifice some battery life to improve readability in low light, but they’re still pretty impressive. Show More Summary
-Wongdoody, Seattle uses origami-inspired animation to bring joys of reading to life for Amazon’s Kindle Voyage (video above). -Marketing firms are mining photo-sharing sites to find brands, target ads. -Leo Burnett teams up with Huffington...Show More Summary
Amazon has added a new feature to its latest Kindle Fires, one that should help it defend its Kindle business against Apple.
As an avid reader, I’m always on the lookout for good deals on books and e-books, whether or not I really need any more. While there are thousands of free book titles on Amazon for Kindle (or on Google Play or Barnes & Noble), they’re not usually the ones you’d find on the bestseller list. Show More Summary
It’s not often that Britain gets tech and services before they launch elsewhere, yet when Amazon announced Kindle Unlimited it was revealed that it would be available in the UK before anywhere else. Now we’re getting a little bonus with Kindle First. Show More Summary
Amazon’s Kindle Voyage is the company’s best e-reader ever. Its biggest improvement over the Kindle Paperwhite is in its screen, which has a resolution of 300 pixels per inch. The text is more clear and crisp than ever, making it the best reading experience ever on an electronic device. The Voyage also includes an ambient... Read More
When you’ve got services like Spotify and Netflix that give you access to as much entertainment as you want for a small subscription fee, it can often make you wonder why there isn’t really the same service for books. People love to read, so why can’t they access as much content as they like in the same way? Well Amazon... Show More Summary
Amazon has finally brought across its Kindle Unlimited service to the UK, which launched in the US back in July. The service offers consumers unlimited e-book enjoyment for £7.99 a month, granting access to over 650,000 digital books, as well as thousands of audiobooks from Audible.
Amazon has finally brought across its Kindle Unlimited service to the UK, which launched in the US back in July. The service offers consumers unlimited e-book enjoyment for £7.99 a month, granting access to over 650,000 digital books, as well as thousands of audiobooks from Audible. Show More Summary
Two months after Amazon launched its e-book subscription service in the US, the internet giant has quietly introduced the offering to UK readers too. As spotted by Engadget, Kindle Unlimited is now available in Britain, with 650,000 e-books and “thousands” of audiobooks up for grabs each month. Show More Summary
Whether we like it or not, Amazon nearly always launches its new products and services in the US first. It happened with its Fire-branded tablets, set-top box and smartphone. The same can be said for its all-you-can-read e-book service, Kindle...
It’s hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon’s new top-of-the-line e-reader. It’s called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I’ve had about the Kindle Paperwhite. Available for preorder now and shipping in October, it’s selling for $199 and will sit alongside the Paperwhite and a new low-end... Read More
Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up. This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version...Show More Summary