Nate has the details. Related: Amazon Fire phone just $60 today if you subtract $99 Prime Membership credit from $159 sales price. That one’s over for now. But will it be revived tomorrow, June 15, as part of Amazon’s Prime Wednesday? Yes, Amazon wants to blow the phones out the door—they were hardly a hit. […]
A Kindle update for the iPad and iPhone, version 4.10, is rolling out with an “About the Book” feature, according to Nate. The really, really fun news of the day is a rumor—passed on by Good E-Reader—about a Voyage 2 appearing in November with a higher-speed processor. Bottom line, reportedly? No more page flickers. The Voyage 2 is to […]
Nate got it right when he said journalists should spend less time worrying about robots and more time figuring out how to befriend the silicon. Human/bot collaborations, anyone? He mentioned the use of robots to write up the basics when earthquakes struck L.A.—followed by in-depth reporting by human. And now here’s my own example. The […]
This post started its life as a comment to Nate’s post on how authors are unhappy with Kindle Unlimited. It quickly grew to a post in its own right. I agree that Kindle Unlimited has not been a good thing for authors. I’ve seen the impact on my own sales. Before KU was launched, I […]
Yesterday, Nate broke quite a story over on The Digital Reader about Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 sending information in the clear about the e-books you read. It got picked up by The Passive Voice, Ars Technica, GigaOm, TechDirt, Slashdot, BoingBoing, the list goes on and on. Congrats on the scoop, Nate! (Frankly, I’m amazed his […]
Kindle-based subscription reading isn’t limited to the US any longer. Amazon has launched Kindle Unlimited in the UK. For £7.99, UK readers can now enjoy all the benefits of Kindle Unlimited. Nate at the Digital Reader reported last month that KU will be launched in Germany at the Frankfurt Book Fair next month. If true, that […]
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