Amazon Kicks Off 'Kindle Singles Interview' Series

Expanding the range of its Kindle Singles offerings, Amazon has kicked off an interview series on the e-reader. The first installment of "The Kindle Singles Interview" series features Israeli President Shimon Peres, who was interviewed by Tablet magazine's literary editor, David Samuels. Amazon previewed the 42-page piece with a handful of quotes from the octogenarian leader, including his praise for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. With the series, which will include other "iconic figures and world leaders," Amazon is borrowing from the format of print magazines and their high-profile interviews (think The Rolling Stone or Time). “In September of 1962, novelist Alex Haley’s conversation with Miles Davis launched the Playboy Interview, and pioneered the idea of a long-form, extended dialogue with the great personalities of our time,” Kindle Singles editor David Blum said in a release. “We hope to carry forward that tradition, and use the unlimited digital space to engage great artists and thinkers in conversation with skilled writers and interviewers.” Typically, successful Kindle Singles are the works of established authors, which entices readers who are used to consuming digital content for free on the Web to pony up the small fee associated with the shorter ebooks. But in the case of the new interview series, Amazon appears to believe Kindle's reach is large enough to attract readers—and their money—based on the interview subjects alone. Amazon reps were not... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle Singles will feature interviews with some of the world's biggest names as part of their Kindle Singles store. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Amazon Singles Classics brings stories from magazines to Kindle

If you're looking for some new reading material on your Kindle or inside Amazon's reading app, you're in luck. The online retailer announced Singles Classics: a collection of essays and stories from "well-known authors" that were published in "top ma... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon Releases Cornwell's 'Ripper' Kindle Single

Amazon Publishing has released an essay by bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, which documents her investigation of Jack the Ripper for her 2002 title, 'Portrait of a Killer.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PSA: Entire Harry Potter series now available on Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Fancy dipping back into the world of Quidditch and Dumbledore? Or maybe you shunned the whole Pottermania thing until now. Either way, if you own a Kindle, you can finally get up to speed without paying a spellbinding price -- thanks to Amazon's Kindle Owners Lending Library. All seven eBook... Continue reading at Engadget

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Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Program Offers "Harry Potter" Series to Kindle Owners

Members of the Amazon Prime subscription program will be able to read "Harry Potter'' ebooks for free through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a move intended to encourage consumers to buy Kindle devices. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

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Amazon rolls out the first 'Kindle Singles,' short form ebooks

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Get $20 off both Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite right now

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Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite drop back to all-time low prices

Amazon's latest Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are back down to their lowest prices since Black Friday. The newest Kindle Paperwhite is now $85, instead of the usual $130, while the latest standard Kindle is $60, instead of the usual list price of $90.... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon's Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far

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Amazon debuts Whispercast service, lets organizations manage Kindles and Kindle content

Individual Kindle users already have Whispernet, and Amazon has now announced another free service designed to make Kindles easier to manage for large organizations. Dubbed Whispercast, the service will let schools, businesses and other groups both distribute and manage the Kindles themselves... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for only $80 for Prime Day

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Amazon sale drops the price of a Kindle to $60

Need an e-reader to get through pandemic lockdowns? Now’s a good time to get one. Amazon is running a sale on the standard Kindle that drops the price of the Special Offers version to $60, or $30 below its usual price. That’s similar to historic lows... Continue reading at Engadget

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CNN is kicking off a podcast push with a Jeffrey Epstein series

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Amazon is selling Kindles at Black Friday prices

If you didn't manage to snag a Kindle on Black Friday, you have another chance to buy one at a steep discount. Amazon is currently offering $45 off the newest Kindle Paperwhite ($85) and $30 off the latest Kindle ($60). These are historic lows, and w... Continue reading at Engadget

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