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  • August 15, 2012
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Amazon seems to be in the mood to duplicate the work of others today. They just announced a new plugin for Google Chrome called Send to Kindle, and as you can guess from the name it will let you clip webpages and email them to your Kindle. Color me underwhelmed. There already was a Chrome…

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  • August 14, 2012
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Your report (Kindle book sales have overtaken Amazon book sales, 6 August) highlights our march into a more limited and sterile book-reading future. It is not enough to simply compare the experience of ebooks with that of paper books – we need to consider the whole reading ecosystem that each format supports. An ebook (like…

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  • August 8, 2012
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Remember that sale Amazon was running the other day on Kindles for people who had Amazon Rewards Visa Cards? I’ve found one that might just be almost as good, and possibly available to anyone who has a Best Buy store nearby (in the US, at least). Details below the jump. In other Amazon-related news, the…

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  • August 2, 2012
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It’s that time of year: Through August 15th, Amazon is offering a 40% discount on the current entry-level non-touch Kindle to holders of its Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card. As David Carnoy reports on CNet, you could get a basic Kindle for as low as $47 (with ads, or $65 without). Quantities limited, use promo code…

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  • August 2, 2012
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Hello, everyone. Those of you who’ve been following e-reading for a while might know me as former Senior Writer for TeleRead.com, where I’ve been for the last six years. I talked a little about the history of e-reading that happened during the six years I was writing there in my farewell post to the site….

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  • July 24, 2012
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A couple days ago i posted about a new and easy hack for the Kindle Touch. As cool a trick as that was, there wasn’t much point to using it barbecue it didn’t add much in the way of features. That’s why I’m pleased to bring you a new story today about a I was…

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  • July 19, 2012
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No surprise to anyone who reads a site like this one: Sales of e-books are booming. But just like most media formats, the book market is still a long way from converting completely to digital: Last year, print accounted for 85 percent of the publishing industry’s general interest sales. That number comes from the new…

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  • July 6, 2012
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More Kindle Fire 2 rumors, from Unwired View’s translation of a China Times article: Amazon has reportedly ordered two million of the tablets to ship on August 7th, and is rumored to be preparing an announcement for July 31. According to these rumors, the Fire 2 will be 7”, 1280

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  • July 5, 2012
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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us? What’s the big deal if your e-reader is spying on you? Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in…

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  • June 12, 2012
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Today I bring you a tale of glorious federal extravagance. Our wise and benevolent federal government has decided that it needs to buy 2,500 Amazon Kindles. Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Sony need not apply; no, according to the requirements it must be a Kindle, because that’s the only device which fits the bill. it…