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KDP EDU

Kindle Textbook Creator Launches

Today Amazon announced the release of a new digital textbook creator tool for educators and authors to easily create digital textbooks, called eTextbooks, and other educational content to promote and sell on the Kindle Store. The new program is called KDP EDU. It’s a new division to the Kindle Direct Publishing platform. KDP EDU is […]

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Odiloplace

Odilo Launches New Library eBook Service in the U.S.

A new distribution service for library ebooks called OdiloPlace has just launched this month in the United States. When you think about checking out ebooks from public libraries for free, OverDrive is the first company that comes to mind. But there are competing services out there too, and Odilo is the latest to join the […]

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Kindle deals

Amazon’s Deal of the Day Takes Up to 75% Off Kindle Books

Today Amazon’s main gold box deal of the day includes a selection of Kindle Books for students with prices up to 75% off list price. There are hundreds of Kindle books on sale for students, including Brain Rules and Doing Data Science. Like always, the Kindle books can be read on Kindle ereaders and Fire […]

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Library Recommend

How to Recommend eBooks for Libraries to Add to Their Catalog

The folks at OverDrive posted a 10 most frequently asked questions article today with some helpful tips for librarians and people that get ebooks from public libraries. Number ten on the list highlights a feature that I didn’t know existed. Some public libraries allow customers to recommend specific ebook titles for the library to purchase […]

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Kindle Deals

10 Free Kindle eBooks for Christmas, Plus Kindle eBook Deals

Amazon always offers lots of deals on ebooks and other digital content this time of year to fill up new Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets with a bunch of good reading material and content to better enjoy your new devices. In fact Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day offers up to 50% off Kindle […]

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FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon Adds New Titles to FreeTime Unlimited

Yesterday Amazon announced that they’ve added thousands of new titles to their kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited subscription service just in time for the holidays. The new content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Toca Boca, Sesame Street and Oceanhouse Media is now available for download to subscribers. For those unfamiliar with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, it’s a subscription service designed […]

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Kindle Book Browser

Kindle App for iOS Updated to Version 4.6, Adds Several New Features

Last week Amazon updated their Kindle Android app to add some new features, and now they’ve just updated their iOS app for iPad and iPhone as well. The update adds a number of new features, most notably Goodreads integration and the addition of a Book Browser, with support for downloading ebooks through Kindle Unlimited. Ever […]

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Nook Stacks

B&N Updates Nook App for iPad and iPhone

Barnes and Noble has finally updated their Nook App for iOS devices. It’s been almost a full year since the last update, so better late than never, I guess. The new software version 4.0.0 adds support for iOS 8, Apple’s latest mobile operating system. It was released 3 months ago so it’s about time B&N […]

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Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Brings Kindle Unlimited to France and Brazil

Amazon has been steadily adding more counties to their Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service since it first launched in the United States this past July. Now Kindle Unlimited has become available in both France and Brazil. That makes seven countries that now have access to KU. The other five include the United States, United Kingdom, […]

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Kindle Android App

Kindle Android App 4.8 Update Adds New Features

Amazon updated the Kindle for Android app yesterday to version 4.8.0. The update brings some new features to Android that have been available on other Kindle devices and apps for years. The main change is the addition of X-Ray, an exclusive Kindle feature that displays additional information regarding characters, places, and terms mentioned in an […]

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