Amazon Publishing just announced Kindle Worlds, the world's first commercial fan-fiction publishing platform. Here's what investors need to know.
If you've got a knack for fan fiction, the folks at Amazon.com have great news for you. In a press release Thursday, Amazon Publishing officially took the wraps off Kindle Worlds, "the first commercial publishing platform that will enable...Show More Summary
It's Memorial Day weekend and, to celebrate, G5 Entertainment is offering up 18 of its best titles with deep discounts on the Kindle Fire. If you haven't really explored the gaming opportunities available on your e-reader, now might be a good time to do so on the cheap.
Best Buy's deal of the day is Barnes and Noble's NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight for only $80. That's $30 off the next best offer and perhaps more importantly, $40 less than Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite (with ads). Read more...
Amazon recently announced acquiring Liquavista, a Holland-based company, from Samsung. And speculation is rife that the purchase may lead to a color Kindle e-reader to come. Liquavista makes display screens and specializes in a process called electrowetting. Show More Summary
Send to Kindle This is a guest post courtesy of Kathryn Weber with tips from her new ebook Living Space: Simple Tips to Transform Your Home and how the same concepts can help you keep your office a productive space. Ya’ll know I have no shame in sharing my own struggles with productivity and work flow. [...]Show More Summary
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other dignitaries attended Chinua Achebe’s funeral. A judge has ruled against three Borders gift-card holders who wanted to file a class-action lawsuit over unredeemed balances, which have a combined...Show More Summary
It’s the case of a small neighborhood bookstore that’s thriving in Houston. Yes, people still read books and they’re not just using their Kindles or e-readers to do it. They’re seeking out specific books -- especially those books about murder and mystery. At Murder by the Book in Rice Village, it’s a real “who-done-it.”
FutureLawyer has the details. I'm very tempted but why not pay more and get a Kindle Fire?
In The Guardian, Sam Leith reviews Holy Sht: A History of Swearing, a new book by Melissa Mohr. In it, Mohr argues that swearing just ain’t what it ing used to be, man. Related posts: The Kindle World Apropos of Mark O’Connell‘s contemplation...Show More Summary
There are several kindle books by Barry Eisler on sale in the Kindle store, for the rock-bottom price of $0.99 each: -A Clean Kill in Tokyo (previously published as Rain Fall) -Winner Take All (previously published as Rain Storm/Choke Point) -A Lonely Resurrection (previously published as Hard Rain/Blood From Blood) -Extremis (previously published as The [...]
Amazon continues adding new features to its Kindle for iOS app that make it easier to use for blind and visually impaired users. Features like X-Ray, End Actions, sharing, highlighting and bookmarking have all been tweaked to give visually impaired users easier access to the nearly 2 million titles in its catalog that feature text-to-voice... Read More
Needing a win to put immense pressure on the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings put forth a stymieing performance on Thursday night to earn a crucial 2-0 victory. Jakub Kindl scored a timely power-play goal in the second period, and Jimmy Howard had a 28-save shutout. Show More Summary
Fan fiction writers, take notice. Amazon Publishing is launching a new platform to allow budding writers in the genre to indulge in their hobby and even make some money out of it. Called Kindle Worlds, the service has been announcedShow More Summary
Amazon on Thursday announced expanded availability of its Kindle Fire HD tablet lineup. Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models are now available for preorder in more than 170 countries worldwide. The Kindle Fire HD is equipped with 1280...Show More Summary
When we reviewed the Kindle Fire HD last year, we were bitterly disappointed. Mainly because it was a good little device that just didn’t have any of the great Amazon features available for Australians. That’s about to change, however, with the news overnight that Amazon will make the Kindle Fire HD available for shipping to Australia. Hurrah! More »
Yesterday, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Worlds — a way for fanfic writers to publish. But does the fine print make it more trouble than its worth?
Fan fiction has never really been about making money, but that’s not stopping Amazon from trying. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is launching a new publishing platform called Kindle Worlds that will allow fan fiction authors to publish—and get...Show More Summary
Recognizing that the world of fan fiction has produced a bona fide blockbuster, Amazon is now turning fanfic from a grey market to a sanctioned revenue opportunity with Kindle Worlds. The site FanFiction.net, one of the larger outposts...Show More Summary
(Credit: Imgur) Leaked from today's 404 episode: - Amazon's Kindle Worlds will pay writers to write fan fiction. - Hire your favorite musician to write you a song. - And now a reading from the worst fan fiction I've ever read. - Follow Russ Frushtick on Twitter. Show More Summary