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Gold Box Deal of the Day for Kindle eBooks Again

Once again Amazon is having another sale on select Kindle ebooks for one of their main Gold Box Deals of the Day. Just like last week it’s a one day only sale for September 25th so if you see something you like now is the time to get it. The theme for this week’s deal […]

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Sainsbury eBook Store Closing, Kobo Inherits Accounts

Yet another ebook store is closing down and once again Kobo is the beneficiary of all their customer accounts. Sainsbury is a UK company that has decided to close their Entertainment on Demand business, which includes movies and TV, digital magazines and MP3 music, in addition to ebooks. Sainsbury is officially closing their ebook store […]

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Kindle Cloud Reader

Does Anyone Actually Use Cloud Readers?

A few years ago a number cloud readers started cropping up. They were designed to allow users to read ebooks online using a web browser. Personally I never understood the purpose of using a cloud reader instead of an app. Why would anyone want to read using a web browser rather than using a dedicated […]

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Smashwords Alerts

Smashwords Adds Author Alerts for New Releases

Yesterday Smashwords introduced a new author alerts feature called Smashwords Alerts. It’s basically a new way for readers to subscribe to their favorite authors to get notified about new releases. It’s similar to Amazon’s author alerts using Amazon Follow. If you’ve already favorited authors at Smashwords then you will automatically receive an alert when they […]

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Kindle In Motion

New Kindle in Motion Feature Adds Animations to eBooks (Video)

Amazon has started rolling out a new enhanced formatting feature for Kindle books called Kindle in Motion that adds animations and video features to the reading experience. Amazon hasn’t announced the new feature yet, and that’s probably because it’s currently only available on 7 titles in the entire Kindle Store. A few romance ebooks are […]

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Kindle First

How the Kindle First Program Works (Free eBooks for Prime Members)

I had pretty much entirely forgotten about Amazon’s Kindle First program until I saw the newsletter sign-up option for it while putting together the Kindle email subscriptions article the other day. Basically Kindle First gives readers early access to a free or discounted ebook each month. The ebooks in Kindle First are brand new; the […]

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Kindle Singles Classics

Amazon Announces Kindle Singles Classics

Today Amazon (actually Kindle) announced the launch of new “Singles Classics”, an add-on to the Kindle Singles section of the Kindle store with shorter-length titles. Kindle Singles Classics are essays and stories written by iconic authors curated from popular magazines and periodicals. Most Singles Classics are priced at $0.99 and they are available for free […]

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Stores Issuing Credits from Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement

Amazon and Barnes & Noble have started sending out emails informing customers about ebook credits that have been added to their accounts. The credits are because of the antitrust settlement case against Apple for colluding with publishers to effectively fix the prices of ebooks, and Apple was forced to pay up. The credits are for […]

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