Amazon has started a $6 million annual fund that seeks to encourage more independent authors to publish their works on Kindle first, the company announced today.
Apple is once again in hot water with the European Commission, this time over its pricing strategies with e-book publishers.
We might as well call it Kindle Fire Friday. Amazon revealed today that its Black Friday sales were through the roof for its Kindle lineup, though, as usual, the company didn’t offer any specific numbers.
Barnes & Noble will release a limited edition Nook Simple Touch e-reader with a white border for a bargain-bin price of $79 on Black Friday, the company announced today.
Major book publishing company Penguin Group has pulled all of its ebooks from Amazon’s Kindle Library Lending program today, reports The Digital Shift.
Amazon may be launching at least one larger version of the Kindle Fire in the first half of 2012.
Amazon’s new jaw-droppingly priced $79 Kindle actually costs $84.25 to manufacture, yet another sign that Amazon cares more about profiting on the content it sells rather than hardware.
If you believe in karma, it should come as no surprise that e-readers are slowly killing off print books — perhaps in retaliation for all those trees murdered over the years.
Making its ecosystem just that much sweeter, Amazon today announced that Kindle owners subscribed to its premium Amazon Prime service will be able to borrow one e-book a month for free.
Amazon today released its 3rd Quarter earnings, turning in a per-share performance of just 14 cents, missing Wall Street expectations of 25 cents per share by a wide margin. The ecommerce giant saw revenue decrease by 73 percent, to just $63 million, which is likely to further punish the stock price.
Not only do Kindle users get to avoid fighting through book store crowds to get their hands on Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography, but they also got the chance to start reading it long before everyone else.
Owners of last year’s third-generation Kindle don’t need to buy a new model to take advantage of some nifty new cloud features.
The arrival of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet, in a market dominated by $500 models looks like an obvious case of price disruption.
Amazon will lose around $10 for every $199 Kindle Fire tablet it sells, but the company will make back that amount as a small profit when consumers buy digital content, according to a report by market research company IHS iSuppli.
The first-generation Kindle e-reader was a revolutionary device, but it was far from pretty.
How the heck did Amazon make its new Kindle e-readers so cheap? By slyly making its ad-supported “Special Offers” pricing, which includes sponsored screensavers and ads on the home screen, the new standard for its e-readers.
Amazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire today threw down the gauntlet for both tablets and e-book readers. At just $199, it’s not much more expensive than previous e-readers, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than competing tablets.
Amazon unveiled its much-hyped Kindle Fire tablet in New York City on Wednesday.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OJzYe45V0A&w=560&h=345] Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle Touch look like the company’s best consumer devices yet, based on demonstrations from Amazon staff at the company’s launch event today in New York City.
Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, unveiled today, runs a customized version of Google’s Android mobile operating system that relies heavily on an Amazon-produced web browser called Silk.
While we’re all waiting with bated breath for the full details of Amazon’s Kindle tablet tomorrow morning, the company may also be readying its successor tablet for the first quarter of 2012, reports GDGT.
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Online retail giant Amazon could announce its own tablet at a press conference next week, according to This Is My Next, which received an invite to the event today.
Amazon announced today that its long-awaited Kindle library lending feature, which will be available at over 11,000 local libraries across the US, has finally gone live.
In what may end up being a Netflix for e-books, Amazon is currently in talks with book publishers to launch a new digital book library for customers of its premium Prime service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Amazon‘s long-rumored tablet, dubbed simply the Kindle, is “very real” and headed your way this November for $250, reports TechCrunch’s MG Siegler.
Sony on Wednesday launched a new version of its e-book reading device called the Reader Wi-Fi, which is the first e-reader to offer wireless public library borrowing. The device will retail for $149 and be available in October.
Amazon could sell as many as five million tablet PCs in 2011 and become the top challenger to Apple in the tablet space, according to an analyst at Forrester Research.
Displays for e-book readers are in such high demand that its tripling every year, according to E Ink Holdings chief marketing officer Sriram Peruvemba.
Amazon released a student version of its mobile shopping application today, just in time for the back-to-school rush. The free app is available for the iPhone and iPod touch.