Kindle First provides early access to unreleased books

When it comes to reading, I use a Kindle PaperWhite. I hate paper books with a passion -- they take up space and are obsolete. The Kindle is wonderful because it allows me to easily bookmark pages, look up definitions, and scan the book for certain words with the x-ray feature. An Amazon Prime membership enhances the Kindle experience by letting the user "borrow" a book from among 350,000 choices. Today, Amazon announces Kindle First , a new program that gets unreleased books into the hands of readers before the official release date. This is not just a few days… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2013-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon 'Kindle Reading Fund' makes books more available to those without access

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Kindle e-reader update gives quick access to your books

Who said that dedicated e-readers were dead? Certainly not Amazon. It's rolling out a major Kindle reader update that breathes new life into your e-paper experience. The most conspicuous improvement is a brand new home screen that highlights your... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Kindle Changed the Book Business. Can It Change Books?

A decade after the first Kindle, Amazon looks toward disrupting books themselves. Continue reading at Wired

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Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

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Readers stuck at home need books — and community. Here’s how to access them.

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Hopkins Press Grants Free Access to Journals, E-books

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'It's never too early to share a book', says Paul Howard-Jones at Annual BookTrust lecture

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How to Lock Down Your Kindle So Your Kids Do Not Buy All The Books: A Guide

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When you own an Amazon Kindle, the cost of supporting a voracious reading habit can get very steep, very quickly. A quick glance at Amazon’s list of the Best Books of the Month shows that a decent read can set you back between $13 and $15 for a Kindle edition book. Sure, Amazon offers deals... Continue reading at PC World

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A new guide provides best practices for making books readily available to the visually impaired. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bob Woodward's book Fear: Trump in the White House may not be in bookshops just yet, but with the book in high demand one million copies have been printed in advance.  Continue reading at Stuff

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