Amazon Kindle 3G Getting a Wider Retail Presence

Kindle 3G with Special Offers

The tech race that has gripped the United States during the first decade of the 21st century has often see companies fiercely guard their latest and greatest gadgets. Rather than offer their gadgets in as many places as possible, companies have worked hard to protect their exclusive distribution rights to ensure a strong profit stream. Amazon’s Kindle 3G has long been available in just a […]


Michael Connelly is the Latest Author to Sell 1 Million Kindle eBooks

| Jun 9 | 0 Comments

The Kindle Million Club just keeps growing: Amazon announced today that Michael Connelly is the seventh author to sell over one million Kindle ebooks. The Lincoln Lawyer author is in good company—he joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child and Suzanne Collins in the club. “We congratulate Michael Connelly on reaching this milestone and are happy to welcome him to the […]


Amazon Introduces ‘Sunshine Deals’ on Kindle eBooks

| Jun 8 | 0 Comments

Amazon unveiled a discounted pricing promotion on over 600 books in their Kindle ebook store last week. The “Sunshine Deals” offer books from small and mid-size publishers at prices of 99 cents, $1.99, and $2.99. The two-week promotion is an opportunity for Amazon and publishers to test out cheaper ebook prices. The Sunshine Deals have already had a big impact on the Kindle bestseller list. […]


HUNGER GAMES Author Suzanne Collins Sells Over a Million Kindle eBooks

| Jun 6 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, has become the first children’s author to sell over one million Kindle ebooks. Amazon announced today that she’s the sixth author to join the “Kindle Million Club,” which recognizes authors who have sold over 1 million paid units in the Kindle store. “What a lovely and unexpected honor to be in such wonderful company and see my […]


Amazon Announces the New Kindle 3G with Special Offers

| May 26 | 0 Comments

Kindle 3G with Special Offers

Not long after Barnes & Noble introduced their new touchscreen Nook ereader, Amazon announced a new addition to the Kindle family—the Kindle 3G with Special Offers. The ad-supported Kindle 3G is priced at $164 ($25 cheaper than the regular Kindle 3G). Amazon first introduced the $114 Wi-Fi only version of the Kindle with Special Offers last month. It quickly became the bestselling version of the […]


Amazon is Now Selling More Kindle eBooks Than Print Books

| May 19 | 0 Comments

Amazon announced another major milestone today: they are now selling more Kindle ebooks than all print books (hardcover and paperback) combined. Kindle book sales surpassed hardcover book sales in July 2010, and just recently overtook paperback books, so this news doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Still, Amazon didn’t expect this to happen quite so quickly. “Customers are now choosing Kindle books more […]


Charlaine Harris Sells Over 1 Million Kindle eBooks

| May 12 | 0 Comments

Author Charlaine Harris has become the fourth author to sell over 1 million ebooks in Amazon’s Kindle store. She joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts in the “Kindle Million Club.” Amazon says that it was the great sales of Dead Reckoning, the 11th Sookie Stackhouse book that was released last week, which pushed Harris past the 1 million mark. “When Amazon first unveiled […]


Amazon Tablet aka the iPad Killer Coming Later This Year

Amazon Tablet

The rumor mill is churning as word is coming out that Amazon is getting ready to roll out its own version of tablet in a bid to take on the tablet market, currently dominated by the iPad, by storm. Amazon is reportedly working with Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese manufacturer who has the capacity of producing somewhere around 700,000 to 800,000 units a month with the […]


Watch Out For Scammers in Amazon’s Kindle eBook Store

| Apr 27 | 2 Comments

Kindle Apps

Crooks always seem to find new ways to use technology to their advantage and scam people out of their money. Unfortunately for us ebook readers, Internet scammers’ latest trick is to embed hyperlinks in ebooks that direct readers to malicious websites. One of the cool features of ebooks is that hyperlinks can be embedded directly into the text for readers looking for more information. So […]


Amazon to Allow Kindle eBooks to be Checked Out of Local Libraries

| Apr 20 | 0 Comments

In a move guaranteed to make their customers giddy, Amazon has announced that they will soon allow Kindle ebooks to be borrowed from over 11,000 local libraries in the United States. The new feature is called Kindle Library Lending and it will be available on all generations of Kindles and Kindle reading apps (Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone). Amazon […]