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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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How Many eBooks Do You Have on Your eBook Reader?

The great thing about ebook readers is the ability to carry thousands of books with you wherever you go. Not only that but they eliminate all the physical space required to store paper books; you can have an entire library’s worth of ebooks on a dime-sized microSD card. It’s pretty amazing when you think about […]

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Kindle Voyage Sale

Should Amazon Add ePub Support to Kindles?

Kindle ereaders are one of the few reading devices on the planet that don’t support ePub format. Kindles are the most popular dedicated readers and ePub is the most common ebook format, so what gives? Why doesn’t Amazon add support for ePub ebooks to Kindles? Fire tablets support ePub with apps available through Amazon’s own […]

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Comixology Unlimited

Comixology Unlimited Launches, Monthly Subscription Service for Comics

Comixology is owned by Amazon so I guess it’s not surprising to see them launch a monthly subscription service for comics called Comixology Unlimited. The entry page for Comixology Unlimited even looks similar to the Kindle Unlimited page with the scroll box at the bottom. However, unlike Kindle Unlimited, Comixology doesn’t appear to have a […]

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Waterstones eBook Close

Waterstones eBook Store Closing, Accounts Getting Transferred to Kobo

Another ebook store is closing in the UK, the second one this year after Barnes and Noble closed the UK branch of their Nook Store back in March. Waterstones has decided to discontinue offering ePub ebooks and MP3 audiobooks from their website effective immediately. They’ve been selling ebooks for several years so it’s unfortunate to […]

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