I'm reading IQ84, Haruki Murakami's long-awaited new book. In hardback, it's 944 pages and weighs several pounds. I am a pasty blogger with weak arms and soft hands, so the Kindle version seemed like a no-brainer. More »
Amazon is disruptive, which means it is divisive. So inevitably the retailer’s new all-you-can-read venture, Kindle Unlimited, is the subject of heated debate, pro and con, among self-published writers.The program allows people to pay a flat monthly fee for as many e-books as they can read.
One big argument for “all you can eat” music, video and book services is that they encourage people to sample new artists and ultimately develop a deeper relationship with a few of them. You listen to songs you have never heard before because there is no additional cost, and then maybe you go to the concert and, perhaps, buy a T-shirt.
For the past three years, Apple has had a free Mac app - iBooks Author - available for creating textbooks compatible with the company's iBooks app. Today, Amazon announced a beta version of Kindle Textbook Creator , designed to let educators and authors create Kindle books from existing materials and immediately make them available on the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.
designated to work on the productUltimately, the latency problem was solved before launch.Varghese and Rahemtulla disagreed about how to handle the situation.Rahemtulla wanted to see if Discover would consider putting more money than its original $500,000 into the promotion.
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 17, 2014– (NASDAQ: AMZN)–Amazon today introduced the all-new Fire HDX 8.9, which combines a startlingly light design and stunning HDX display with a new, more powerful processor, exclusive Dolby Atmos and the latestDolbyAudio, and all-new Fire OS 4 “Sangria” features and services. The new Fire HDX is available for pre-order starting today for just $379–learn more atwww.amazon.com/hdx.
Amazon is on a roll today, unleashing a barrage of new Kindle devices to make bibliophiles swoon. But for those who want a bit more functionality out of their device at the expense of e-ink, Amazon has a new generation of Kindle Fire HDs just for them. There is even one made especially for kids! There are two new models in this Fire HD line.
Back in December of 2013, the world was introduced to Vellum , a Mac app designed to make ebook publishing painless. I personally loved the ease of use of the app , since it lets potential authors and publishers create and edit their books for free, then make an in-app purchase of US$49.99 (regular price) to have the book published on both the iBookstore and Amazon Kindle Store.
Amazon has introduced its new Kindle Textbook Creator, a tool that lets users create digital textbooks and related materials that include educational elements, not the least of which are flashcards. Students will then be able to access this content on the same devices other Kindle content can be accessed on, including their Fire tablets.
DisplayMate ’s Color Accuracy Shoot-Out has a couple of premises – first, that users have been used to mediocre color accuracy since day one, and secondly, that manufacturers do not calibrate their devices for display color accuracy from the factory. This results in devices not being equal in terms of color accuracy.
There is nothing more frustrating than when someone pastes a value on top of a formula in your spreadsheet. This can ruin a beautiful excel model. And it can take awhile to fix because you have to find the problem cell. The F5 key saves time in Excel by letting you jump to specific cells or named ranges. But that isn't all it can do.
I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it. I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn’t want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on the iPhone 5s that I didn’t get.
If Amazon Jeff Bezos has his way, you’ll be ensconced in his media empire soon enough. A new report suggests The Washington Post, which Bezos recently purchased, will make a home on the Amazon Kindle. Via a proprietary app, the printed word will come to the best eReading platform around.
Amazon Fire tablet owners that like to keep up to date with national news have a new app offering exclusive access. The app is from the Washington Post and Kindle Fire owners will get exclusive access at no cost for six months. The app was build for national and international readers.
and advertisers and publishers are taking notice.By creating advertisements that are in the same format as the content audiences are there to consume, marketers hope to provide a much less disruptive advertising experience. Native ads have also proven effective, drawing higher click rates than traditional banner ads, particularly on mobile devices.
In 2004, Amazon's entire e-commerce business took in about $7 billion in revenue, about one-tenth the amount it takes in today.(You'll see often see the abbreviation IaaS, or infrastructure-as-a-service. Think of IaaS as bare-bones services required to run applications.