Tablets bring a non-linear experience to reading a book. Readers can instantly jump from one part of the book to another. There can be hyperlinks to external content. And it is in full color.
Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet isn't an iPad killer, but it could be an iPad wounder.
If you are a big time Amazon customer, this is a very sharp device. Because that's what, at bottom, the Amazon Kindle is: an Amazon consumption enabler.
What are the things driving the Kindle Fire sales, and will they keep up, and even eclipse the iPad? I think they will, and there are six reasons driving the powerful trajectory of the Amazon device.
So, Amazon is to become the official publisher of its own books. It was, of course, bound to happen, too tempting to resist. After all, it does repres...
A real book has a crisp smell when it's brand new. But what makes a book a book is the joyful pride you get from looking over at a book on a shelf and knowing, "This is mine. I read that."
I accidentally deleted over 13,000 messages from my email account and didn't flinch. Well, almost. There was a feeling of panic, but it was followed by a Zen-like calm. Had I effectively erased the past?
In the end, whether the Kindle Fire will compete with the Apple iPad remains to be seen. But Amazon lowering and improving its line of e-readers mean that late, cost-conscious adapters of the e-book revolution will now join the party, more readers either cutting back on or eschewing print altogether.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed a new line of tablets on Wednesday morning including one, Kindle Fire, that unleashes a clear warning shot across Apple's bow. It could even score a direct hit.
I received an email today from Zac Moffatt, Mitt Romney's Digital Director. Zac's a good guy, taking time out as he did to send me an email informing ...
With @author, readers can ask questions directly from their Kindles while they are reading a book, and the questions get sent to authors' Twitter accounts as well as to their author pages at Amazon for all to see.
With the publishing of this NY Times story, the whole review process has been thrown into doubt. What's real and what's not?
The number of self-published e-books has surpassed and will continue to surpass books published through the time-honored process of editing and distribution that has been the practice of publishing companies for centuries.
As the news agenda goes into warp speed, it becomes ever more difficult for authors writing about current events to keep their books timely and relevant.
The hot-button item this year has been e-books, and how digital textbooks save cash and lighten loads. But are e-textbooks really the answer to education woes? I think we have a ways to go.
For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.
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