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Amazon Announces Fire HD 10 in Silver Aluminum and with More Storage

Amazon announced today that its Fire HD 10 now has new enclosure and internal storage options. Customers can order the Fire with a silver aluminum all-metal enclosure for the same price as the existing black color option. The Fire is now also offered with 64GB of internal storage for $289.99, in addition to the...

Amazon Makes $30 Million Deal to Sell Ebooks in NYC Schools

Amazon Makes $30 Million Deal to Sell Ebooks in NYC Schools

Amazon won a $30 million deal Wednesday to provide ebooks to New York City public schools, according to The Wall Street Journal. New York’s Panel for Education Policy voted in favor of the three-year deal with the Department of Education, which will go into effect in the next school year. If the three years...

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Amazon Brings New Features to Fire Tablets

Amazon announced that starting today, December 2nd, and over the next couple of weeks, Amazon’s Fire HD 10, Fire HD 8, and Fire tablets will receive a free, over-the-air software update that will add several new Fire OS 5 “Bellini” features, including: Introducing Blue Shade – Read Comfortably at Night Want to read that...

Oyster Turns Web Publisher

The subscription ebook service turns web publisher with an online literary magazine, Simon & Schuster widens its library ebook program, BiblioBoard offers library ebooks by indie authors, BitLit bundles Elsevier ebooks and much more.

Amazon Drops New Devices

A new line of tablets and e-readers quietly enters the market, Amazon outbids Google for ".buy" domain, Nook and 'The Bookseller' boost self-published authors, UK publishers lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and much more.

Amazon Unveils New Kindle E-Readers, High-End Kindle Fire, Children’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire for Under $100

[Press Releases] Amazon Introduces Two All-New Kindles New Kindle Voyage is our thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever, with our brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display, plus reimagined page turns—$199 New $79 Kindle is small and light, with weeks of battery life, a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a touch...

The Real Reason Enhanced Ebooks Haven’t Taken Off (Or, Evan Schnittman Was Right… For the Most Part)

According to a recent article on the Futurebook blog, so far no publisher has proven that Evan Schnittman, industry thought-leader and current executive vice president and chief marketing and sales officer of Hachette Book Group, was wrong when he declared enhanced ebooks and apps essentially dead and a non-starter for publishers during a presentation...

iPad Sales Slow as Tablet Competitors Rise

Despite pumping another 60 million e-reading devices into the market, including 16 million iPads, Apple may be losing its grip on the tablet market. According to a new report from ABI Research, Apple competitors grew their tablet businesses by a combined 79%, while Apple managed only 13% growth. While more Android and other tablets...

Scribd Launches Kindle Fire Reading App

Related: Forceful Pitches From Ebook Subscription Services, But Questions Remain [Press Release] SCRIBD LAUNCHES NEW READING APP FOR KINDLE FIRE Surpasses +3MM Android and IOS Downloads with Major Product Updates Scribd, a book subscription service featuring 100,000+ books including contemporary bestsellers and beloved classics, is celebrating three million mobile downloads with the launch of...

Amazon Breaks Kindle Sales Record Over Holiday Weekend

[Press Release] Record Holiday Shopping Weekend for Kindle This holiday shopping weekend is the best ever for Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers December 04, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time Amazon today announced that this holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Kindle, with customers purchasing more Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle...

Amazon Discounts Kindle Fire Tablets Deeply for Cyber Monday

[Press Release] Cyber Monday Starts Early—Amazon Announces Two Unprecedented Limited-Time Deals on Kindle Fire Tablets $50 dollars off two of our most popular tablets Kindle Fire HDX 7”—normally $229—now just $179 Breakthrough price now even lower—all-new Kindle Fire HD 16 GB now just $119 Amazon today announced two special deals on Kindle Fire tablets....

Amazon Integrates Goodreads Into New Kindle Fire Operating System

Amazon’s latest big book-related acquisition is starting to be fully integrated into the Kindle reading experience. In the latest upgrade to the Kindle Fire operating system, Goodreads has been built in to the Kindle reader so users don’t have to leave a book and open a separate Goodreads app to enjoy social reading experiences....

Why it’s Too Early for Publishers to Give up on Media-Rich Ebooks

Some observers of digital publishing have questioned why the many powerful tablets in the market have not brought forth a new generation of media-rich ebooks that delight readers with new forms of digital reading experiences. Meanwhile the current common wisdom among publishers is that there is no viable market for what have become known...

Amazon Launches App Store Select, Marketing Opportunities for App Developers

Amazon has created a marketing program for app developers who create apps optimized for the Kindle Fire platform, including special marketing opportunities and a rewards program that is designed to entice consumers to buy apps within the program. (See much more in the release below.) Marketing apps is a confounding problem for publishers. It’s...

Tablets Reign as Digital Platform for Children

By Beth Bacon The tablet is now the leading device for e-reading among children, according to a recent report from PlayCollective and Digital Book World. In the past six months, tablets have overtaken dedicated e-readers as American kids’ digital reading platform of choice. 84% of e-reading children now have access to tablets, up form...

Amazon’s New Fleet of Tablets: Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon has released a new fleet of high-end tablets, lower-pricing on less-advanced devices and a bevy of new features in its new Android-based operating system. Dubbed Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon’s new flagship devices come in two sizes — seven inches and 8.9 inches — and feature a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor,11 hours of battery...

One Showroom Too Far: Why Wal-Mart Shut Its Doors to Kindle.

Last May, Target, one of America’s biggest retail chains, announced it would no longer carry Kindles. Today it’s the turn of an even larger chain – indeed, the country’s largest. Wal-Mart will no longer carry Kindles either, report Stephanie Clifford and Julie Bosman of the New York Times. Speculation focuses on the practice known...

Google Announces New Nexus 7 Tablet Starting at $199

Google has announced its latest product: a seven-inch tablet computer called the Nexus 7. It will be ready to ship to consumers in two or three weeks. The tablet will come in an eight gigabyte version for $199 and a 16 gigabyte version for $249. The tablet will come with a $25 credit to...