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Google Search Library eBooks

Google Adds eBooks from Local Libraries to Search Results

There’s a story going around about how Google has started displaying ebooks from local libraries in Google search results. So far it’s kind of hit or miss which titles show the option. I had to run several searches of book titles before seeing the “Borrow eBook” section appear, and I was searching for ebooks that […]

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Kindle eBook Updates

Here’s How to Update Your Purchased Kindle eBooks to the Latest Version

The other day I was using the Manage Your Content and Devices page at Amazon and I saw something that I hadn’t noticed before. On the list of your purchased ebooks they have a button that shows up in the far right column when there’s a newer version of an ebook available. Just click the […]

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Scribd

Why Are Audiobooks and eBooks Treated Differently?

With Kobo launching their audiobook subscription plan last week, where customers can get one audiobook per month for $9.99, it has me thinking about how ebooks and audiobooks are treated differently. Why is it that big publishers are fine with audiobook subscription plans but they continue to resist ebook subscriptions for the same exact titles? […]

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Kindle Create

How to Use Kindle Create to Convert Word Documents to Kindle eBooks (Video)

Kindle Create is a new tool that was recently released for Amazon’s Kindle direct publishing platform, along with the Kindle Create Add-in for Microsoft Word. Kindle Create is a free program designed to help transform a manuscript written in Microsoft Word or PDF format into a nicely-formatted Kindle ebook that’s ready to sell in the […]

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Should eBooks Cost Less Than Paper Books?

It’s quite common to hear people complaining about the price of ebooks, especially when it comes to popular best selling titles. It’s not unusual to find an ebook priced higher than its paper book counterpart. For example, the #3 most read book on Amazon Charts right now, The Late Show by Michael Connelly, is priced […]

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Kindle Books

You Can Now Gift Kindle eBooks from the MYCD Page

I don’t use the Manage Your Content and Devices page at Amazon very often, but I noticed a new note at the top of the screen the other day about gifting ebooks: Loved reading a book? Now share your happiness with your friends and loved ones by gifting it to them from Manage Your Content […]

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Amazon Charts: New Weekly Bestseller List for All Amazon Books

Amazon launched a new kind of bestseller list today called Amazon Charts that tracks the most popular books that people are reading and buying each week across a variety of metrics. The Amazon Charts list shows the top books read and sold each week ranking the top 20 in both fiction and nonfiction for each. […]

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Share Kindle eBooks Between Amazon Accounts with Family Library

Amazon added a feature called Family Library a couple years back that lets users share Kindle ebooks and other digital content between two linked Amazon accounts. Family Library is another one of those features that is easy to overlook if you haven’t used it before or don’t use it very often. The way it works […]

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