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Amazon’s List of the Best Books of 2015 (So Far)

This past week Amazon issued a press release with a list of the best books of the year so far. The titles on the list were hand-picked by the Amazon.com Editoral Team. To see the complete list of titles selected, check out this Best Books of the Year page at Amazon. The list includes an […]

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Kindle Sharing

Amazon Adding More Sharing Features and Instant Previews to Kindle eBooks

Today Amazon announced that they’ve introduced some new social reading features to the Kindle for Android app. The sharing features will be coming to Kindle ereaders and other devices later this year as well. The new Kindle sharing features let users share quotes and recommendations with specific friends using popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger […]

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Oyster Lumin

Oyster Adds Blue Light Filtering to eBook App

Oyster, one of the leading ebook subscription services and recently launched ebook retailer, added an interesting new feature to their ebook app this past week called Lumin. With Lumin turned on, the Oyster ebook app will automatically adjust the amount of blue light that emits from your smartphone or tablet’s screen depending on the time […]

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Kindle Unlimted Rant

I’m Sick of Amazon Using Free Kindle Unlimited eBooks Deceptively

I don’t know about you folks but I’m sick and tired of seeing Kindle Unlimited advertised all over the place whenever I’m shopping for Kindle ebooks. The number one thing that irritates me about the whole thing is how Amazon deceptively highlights the $0.00 price for Kindle ebooks that are available as part of their […]

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kindle-lending

Kindle Unlimited, Prime eBooks and Kindle Library Books Explained

There are a number of different ways to read Kindle ebooks without having to pay for each specific title. Amazon offers free ebook lending to Prime members, along with a monthly subscription service called Kindle Unlimited, and thousands of public libraries in the US lend Kindle books for free. These are good options for people […]

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Send Kindle ebooks

How to Set Default Kindle Device & Send eBooks to Multiple Kindles

One of the cool things about Kindle ebooks is that you can choose which Kindle device or Kindle app you want to send the ebook to directly from the product page when making a purchase. You can also set things up so that Amazon will always automatically deliver new ebooks to a specific Kindle device […]

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How to Fix a Kindle eBook That’s Not Downloading

If you happen to experience a problem with a Kindle ebook or Amazon app not downloading or not finishing downloading, there are a few things you can try to do to remedy the issue on your own before having to contact Amazon support. It’s not very common, but sometimes a Kindle book won’t download properly […]

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Literata

Google Introduces New Literata eBook Font for Google Play Books

This week Google announced on Twitter that they’ve introduced a new font type called Literata for their Play Books app that was designed specifically for ebooks. Literata is now the default font for Google Play Books, replacing Droid Serif. Google claims that their new font is perfect for long reads on all devices, and that […]

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Hoopla ebooks

Hoopla Adds eBooks and Comics to Library Lending Service

Hoopla Digital offers a service much like OverDrive that provides free access to digital content from public libraries across North America. Hoopla gives library patrons access to over 300,000 movies, TV shows, full music albums, audiobooks, and now they’ve just added ebooks and comics to their selections as well. All you need is a library […]

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How to Add Hyphen Support to Kindles for Better Readability

One thing that has always annoyed me about reading ebooks on Kindles is the lack of good font choices and the fact that hyphenation isn’t supported, which often results in awkward spacing between letters. Yesterday I posted an article about how to get Kindle books to display custom fonts. Today I’m going to show how […]

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