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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The Mage and the Magpie

10 Free Kindle Books and Kindle Deals – August 8

It’s time for another weekly roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks to get your Monday off to a good start. Update: Best Buy is having a big sale on Amazon products today only (August 8th). The Kindle Voyage is marked down to $149. The Paperwhite is $89. The Fire tablet is $33 and a […]

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Kindle Frontlights

Kindle Frontlight Differences for Each Model

There are four different Kindle ereader models available from Amazon right now (actually there are a lot more, but let’s just stick with the current lineup). Of the four current Kindle models, three have frontlights, and each one is different. Some people call them backlights but since E Ink is opaque that doesn’t work. Technically […]

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Kindle eMail Subscriptions

Sign-up to Kindle eMail Subscriptions for Deal Alerts

A lot of folks don’t know about Amazon’s email subscriptions for Kindle content where you can sign up to get alerts about deals and new content that gets added to the Kindle store. They have email subscriptions for a bunch of different things. Here’s the page with the list of subscriptions that you can choose […]

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Kindle Book Sales

Kindle Books Deal of the Day – NYT Best Selling Authors Sale

Amazon’s main deal of the day once again includes some sales on Kindle ebooks. They’ve been doing Kindle book sales for the main deal of the day a lot lately. This time around the deal of the day includes select ebooks written by New York Times best-selling authors. There are some good titles in the […]

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Target Kindle

Kindles Return to Target Stores, Along with Fire Tablets

Amazon and Target have partnered up once again after a four-year hiatus to bring Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets back to Target stores across the US. Target has already started selling a few different Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets from their website, along with Fire TV devices. Target plans to have Amazon’s devices available in […]

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New Kindle

Kindle Firmware Update 5.8.2 Improves Tables

There’s a new software update available for Kindle ereaders. The new firmware version is 5.8.2. It applies to the current lineup of Kindles, including the Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyage, the Paperwhite 3 and the new entry-level Kindle (8th gen). The update is also available for the Kindle Paperwhite 2 and the previous entry-level Kindle Touch […]

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The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans – Free Audiobook for August

Amazon has updated the free classic audiobook for August to help promote their Whispersync for Voice feature that syncs the last page read between Kindle ebooks and Audible audiobooks. The free ebook and audiobook combo this month is The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. The professionally narrated audiobook regularly sells for $19.99 […]

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