All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘E-Readers’

Amazon Reports Big Increase In Black Friday Sales Of Its Devices

This year was a lot better than last year when it comes to Black Friday sales of Amazon’s tablets and e-readers, according to the company. Amazon said Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on Amazon.com grew “significantly” year over year. Fire tablet sales on the site were up over 3x year over year on Friday, while Kindle …

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Amazon Announces A Bunch Of New Kindle Devices

Amazon made a whole bunch of Kindle-related announcements late on Wednesday, including some new devices and a new OS. New Kindles First off, Amazon unveiled its seventh-generation Kindle, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon calls this its “most advanced Kindle ever”. Well, I would hope so. “Not as advanced as the last one” doesn’t sound nearly as appealing. The display is brighter, …

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Read an E-book a Month Early with Amazon’s New Kindle First Program

In its attempt to boost the brand value of the Kindle (and sweeten the Amazon Prime deal as well), Amazon has just announced a new initiative called Kindle First, which will give readers early access to a selection of e-books every month. The way it works is pretty simple. Every month, Amazon Publishing editors will choose a handful of books, …

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Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of

Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect this to be the first Nonline shopping season,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Meaning that the line between offline and …

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Now Available

Amazon has a killer Kindle lineup heading into the holiday season. The launch of the Kindle Fire HD last month was just the beginning. Now the spotlight turns to the company’s latest e-reader. Amazon announced that the Kindle Paperwhite is now available starting today. Those who pre-ordered the device should be getting it today or later this week depending on …

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Barnes & Noble Announces Video Streaming Service, Nook Video

Barnes & Noble hasn’t been able to take the e-reader and mini-tablet worlds by storm the way Amazon has, but the company’s Nook e-readers and tablets do have a following, and are well-made devices. The Kindle Fire, however, has changed things. No longer is the Kindle only for reading books. With a growing app store and broadening video streaming service, …

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Amazon Announces The Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon revealed a new Kindle device today called the Kindle Paperwhite, which comes with “patented Light Guide” frontlighting and a “Paperwhite” display, aimed at creating a more paper-like appearance for book pages. It has higher resolution, higher contrast, and perhaps best of all, an 8-week battery life, even with the light on. It is said to have 25% more contrast …

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Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time

Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook products to the UK this fall, the company announced today. Customers will be able to access the digital storefront via nook.co.uk, and the company will begin selling its E Ink Readers, Nook Simple Touch, and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. This is a significant occasion for the company, not just because it’s opening …

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Nook for Web Lets Your Browser Be Your E-Reader

Barnes & Noble has finally joined the web-based e-reader party by launching Nook for Web. Nook for Web gives anyone and everyone with a computer access to B&N’s e-book store, and allows them to read books from their browser – no device or extra downloads necessary. With Nook for Web, readers can sample books for free and purchase full copies …

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FAA Reviewing Rules Regarding E-Readers, Tablets On Planes

Let it never be said that one disgruntled journalist’s airplane experience can’t yield some intriguing results. Having his own Howard Beale “I’m mad as hell” moment, The New York Times‘ Nick Bilton decided he’d unnecessarily purchased magazines from the airport newsstand for the last time and called the Federal Aviation Administration to “pester them” about the regulation prohibiting the use …

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Joe Lansdale On The E-Book Revolution And The Future Of Books [Exclusive Q&A]

Last week, we reported that author (and “Champion Mojo Storyteller”) Joe Lansdale was considering e-book as the exclusive format for his next “Hap and Leonard” book. He indicated as much in a Facebook update, but in a later update he said after talking with a publisher, there would be print editions after all. Since then, we conducted a Q&A with …

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Kindle: Best Selling Product Across Europe and US

Kindle E-readers and tablets nearly tripled in sales this past holiday when compared to the 2010 Christmas season. Amazon’s total sales for the final quarter were at a staggering $17.3 billion. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos: “We are grateful to the millions of customers who purchased the Kindle Fire and Kindle e-reader devices this holiday season, making Kindle our …

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