The Sea Queen

10 Free Kindle eBooks and Kindle Deals – Feb 3

Here’s another mid-week roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle books. Amazon is also running some sales on select Fire devices. Please note that the free Kindle ebooks listed below are free as of February 3rd, 2016. Most of these titles are free for a limited time only and will expire in a few days before […]

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New Kindle Homescreen

Major Update for Kindle eReaders Rolling Out – Version 5.7.2

Amazon has issued a new software update for Kindle ereaders that includes a number of significant changes, including a new homescreen layout, a new OpenDyslexic font choice, a new quick actions menu, and improved book recommendations. The update, version 5.7.2, is now available for the Kindle Voyage, the current entry-level Kindle, and the Kindle Paperwhite […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle App for iOS Updated to Version 4.17

Yesterday Amazon updated the Kindle for iOS app to version 4.17. The update adds support for interactive magazines on the iPad for some US magazine titles. Interactive magazines contain enhanced content like videos, audio clips and slideshows. The update also adds support for the new iPad Pro, which has a 12.9-inch screen with a resolution […]

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New Kindle Layout

Are You Happy with New Kindle Typesetting and Layout Engine?

Amazon started rolling out a new typesetting and layout engine for Kindle books last May to improve text layout and to add new features like hyphens, kerning, and drop caps. Amazon also introduced a new font called Bookerly that was designed specifically for reading ebooks on digital screens (there’s an E Ink version and an […]

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Fire HD Readers Edition tablet

Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition on Sale for $199, Actually a Good Deal Now

I don’t understand Amazon sometimes. I happened to notice that they have their new Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition bundle on sale for $199, which is $50 off the regular price. Yet Amazon doesn’t advertise this deal anywhere on their dedicated deals pages. Whatever… It’s a limited time offer that doesn’t say anywhere when it […]

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Kobo Aura Front

New Open Box Kobo Auras Going for $68

I happened to come across a listing yesterday with a seller offering some Kobo Auras on eBay for $67.95. The item condition is listed as “new open box”, so they were most likely demo units or leftover stock. Either way they are the version with the magenta-colored back. Kobo dropped the price of the Aura […]

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Kindle Essentials Bundle

Amazon Adds New Kindle Essentials Bundle for $109

Amazon recently added a new bundle package deal for the entry-level Kindle that comes with an Amazon cover and power adapter for $109, with six different color choices for the cover. The Kindle sells for $79 and the Amazon cover sells for $29 when purchased separately, so essentially you get a free power adapter with […]

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Kindle Fire HDX Lightning Deal

Kindle Fire HDX Lightning Deal for $149 – Is it Worth It?

For at least the second time in the past couple of weeks Amazon has their 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX marked down to $149 for one of their Lightning Deals. The regular retail price is $215 so that’s $65 off the regular price, but it’s not quite as good of a deal as it may seem. […]

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