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  • April 26, 2013
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Amazon has release their quarterly statement today, and buried in among the generally good financial news were a few dribblets of info about the Kindle. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, a free service that enables Amazon Prime members to borrow up to one ebook each month, has now topped 300,000 titles. Amazon also reports that…

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  • April 26, 2013
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I don’t think Amazon likes me. They’ve just rolled out a new update for the Kindle for Android app, and the one major change is the addition of the one single feature I don’t like from the Kindle Fire HD: the carousel. Yes, Amazon has added the cursed carousel as a new optional view on…

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  • April 26, 2013
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A reader has just tipped me to a new price cut for the Kindle Paperwhite and the basic Kindle. Amazon’s Canadian customers can now buy either Kindle model for $10 less than they cost last week. While the new price is still $10 more than the prices charged in the US, the Canadian models don’t…

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  • April 24, 2013
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There’s an article in yesterday’s NYTimes that is worth your time. At first glance it is an interview of David Blume, the former publisher Amazon hired to run the Kindle Singles Store, but in reality there is a lot more information in the article than that. If you still think of the Kindle Single as…

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  • April 23, 2013
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There was a spate of rumors circulating around this time last year that Amazon was planning to open a retail store in Seattle. None of those rumors ever panned out, but a recently discovered job posting on the UK classified site Gumtree suggests that there may possibly have been a grain of truth to the…

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  • April 23, 2013
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Amazon is often maligned as only being interested in losing money on ebooks. That’s never actually been true (just ask the DOJ), but last week one ebook retailer in China decided to give the idea a try. Dangdang.com ran a sale last week that defied the meaning of the word. According to China Daily, Dangdang…

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  • April 20, 2013
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Amazon is expanding into Russia – or at least the Kindle Store is. Forbes.ru reported this morning that Amazon has opened a new office in Russia, and  hired a publishing industry insider to run it. Arkady Vitrouk has left his position as the CEO of the Russia’s Atticus Publishing Group to take this new position…

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  • April 19, 2013
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The WSJ has learned that Goodreads had a deal in the works with Apple which was done in when Amazon bought Goodreads: Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and…

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  • April 18, 2013
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China is widely known for exporting cheap knock-offs of almost any consumer product you can name, and now that readiness to copy is coming home to roost. Amazon is at the center of a maelstrom of complaints this week. Many Chinese publishers are complaining that the retail giant isn’t doing enough to curb piracy. They…

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  • April 17, 2013
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Amazon announced today that they would soon be expanding their Android app store around the world. Right now the Amazon Appstore is only available in the US, a handful of countries in Europe, and Japan, and the same goes for the Kindle Fire. But according to the press release Amazon will soon be selling Android…