HBG, Amazon Partner on Narrative Content for Echo Device

In a move that shows where the future of storytelling may be headed, HBG has teamed with Amazon to create an interactive title specifically for Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant aimed at children, Echo Dot. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Alexa, Echo, and other devices became a drag on Amazon’s revenue

Sure, R&D is expensive, but the issues run deeper. When Amazon CEO Andy Jassy announced earlier this week that Amazon would be conducting layoffs, he called out one team in particular: devices and books, which is responsible for products including Alexa, Kindle readers, Echo smart speakers,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2022-11-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The best Black Friday Amazon deals on Kindles, Echo speakers, Fire TV devices and more

Now that Amazon has not one but two Prime Days per year, you might think they'd run out of deals. Not so. The world's largest retailer has plenty of deals to go around for Black Friday, including these discounts on their own devices. And for this sale, you don't even have to be a Prime member to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-11-25 08:00:21 UTC ]
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Amazon offers steep discounts on recent Echo devices

This may be one of your best chances of scoring a smart speaker or e-reader before the holiday rush. Amazon is selling multiple recent Echo devices (plus a Kindle reader) at very low prices. To start, the fourth-generation Echo speaker is on sale for just $60 (usually $100), or the same as its... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-10-31 14:22:12 UTC ]
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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) review: This is the Echo most people should buy

When I reviewed the Amazon Echo 13 months ago, I predicted that people would want one in every room. The Echo can control your home’s lighting, play music, estimate your commute time, operate a timer, answer trivia questions, read books and news bulletins to you, tell you which movies are at... Continue reading at PC World

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The best Amazon device bundle sales ahead of Prime Day

It's no secret that Amazon devices are some of the best things to buy on Prime Day. Amazon usually discounts most of its gadgets to record-low prices for the two-day shopping event, but Prime members can take advantage of great sales now. In addition to bringing devices like the Echo Dot and the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-07-09 13:30:14 UTC ]
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Amazon to close Kindle bookstore in China, halt device sale

Amazon said Thursday it will shut down its digital Kindle bookstores in China and stop selling the device to retailers in the country Continue reading at ABC News

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 devices are up to $75 off at Amazon

Samsung's newest tablets have only been available for a few weeks, but they're already receiving discounts on Amazon. You can snag both the Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+ for less right now thanks to clippable coupons that knock $50 and $75 off the tablets, respectively. Just make sure to clip the coupon... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-03-09 14:54:03 UTC ]
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The Amazon device deals worth your money on Black Friday

Aside from Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday is the best time of year to save on Amazon gadgets. It's arguably better than Amazon's exclusive shopping day because anyone, not just Prime members, can get Black Friday discounts. Everything from Echo speakers to Fire tablets to Kindles are down to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-11-26 10:00:48 UTC ]
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Orion partners with Open Door to find narrator for Capes debut

Orion Fiction has partnered with Open Door to find the voice of the unabridged audio edition for Kirsty Capes’ debut novel, Careless.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-05 17:16:14 UTC ]
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How Do You Sell Content to an Audience That Controls the Narrative?

Now more than ever, the publishing industry finds itself on a quest for more effective ways to make money. For the past few years, the industry has been working through a regular cycle of taglines and keywords: ‘metered models,’ ‘memberships,’ ‘registration paywalls,’ dynamic paywalls,’ and so... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2019-12-11 16:35:15 UTC ]
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These are the Prime Day deals Amazon is offering on its Kindles, Echos, and Fire tablets

Shoppers can save up to $80 on select Kindles. With Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 kicking off on Monday, the company has revealed some of the deals to be had on its range of hardware devices. The deals include everything from $70 off Echo Shows to $80 off on Kindle Oasis to $100 off on Fire TV... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-07-12 05:47:39 UTC ]
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Amazon is working on a device that can read human emotions

Amazon.com Inc. is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product in internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg. It’s a collaboration between Lab126, the hardware development group behind Amazon’s... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-23 22:06:23 UTC ]
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Amazon's rumored wearable device reads your emotions by listening to your voice

Amazon already brings joy to the millions of people who receive its packages, but now it wants to know how you’re feeling during the other 1,400 minutes in your day. Bloomberg reports that Amazon is developing a new wearable device “that can discern the wearer’s emotional state from the sound... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2019-05-23 14:16:00 UTC ]
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Huawei devices disappear from Microsoft Store and Best Buy, but remain on Amazon, Newegg

Microsoft appears to have pulled Huawei's Matebook X Pro from its online shelves, and Best Buy, too, has followed suit. Huawei phones and devices are still available from Amazon and Newegg as of this posting, however.Neither the Huawei Matebook X Pro nor the Huawei Matebook 13 appear on... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2019-05-21 19:24:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Echo now reads your first Audible book for free

Amazon has a new way to reel you into Audible now that smart speakers are a big deal: give you a freebie just by asking. As of this week, anyone who's new to Audible can ask an Echo speaker to read a full audiobook at no cost. You don't have to be pi... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Store Now Selling Audiobooks and Boosting Content on Voice-Activated Devices

While hardly a shock that Google Play has started selling audiobooks, it's a moment to look at aspects of the format's sales-building prominence: the other way of 'reading.' The post Google Play Store Now Selling Audiobooks and Boosting Content on Voice-Activated Devices appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Bookwire Partners With HarperCollins Ibérica; US Libraries Seek Non-English Content

Bookwire expands its ebook distribution business in Spain. And a new survey finds that American libraries see rising demand for non-English language content. The post Industry Notes: Bookwire Partners With HarperCollins Ibérica; US Libraries Seek Non-English Content appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Amazon Kindle Now Turning 10, David Naggar Says Content Is Prime

On the 10th anniversary of Kindle, VP of Kindle content David Naggar looks back on the development and impact of Amazon's ebook ecosystem on book publishing. The post With Amazon Kindle Now Turning 10, David Naggar Says Content Is Prime appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. In fact, new Alexa "skills" are being created all the time. Tell Alexa to start your usual order at... Continue reading at PC World

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