Tag Archives: Kindle

LIST: America’s Most Well-Read Cities

Via Business Wire: Amazon.com today announced its fifth annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America – just in time for summer reading season. The ranking was determined by compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format from April 2014 to April 2015, on a per capita basis in cities with ...

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New JMG Mobile Interface Launches

We launched a new mobile interface for JMG today. Don’t freak out if you don’t like it – just hit the “desktop” button at the top and you’ll be returned to the regular version. The new interface supports the following devices at this stage: iPad (Mobile Safari on iOS 5+, Chrome on iOS 5+) iPhone (Mobile Safari on iOS 5+, ...

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Open Thread Thursday

E-reader or “real” book?

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One Million Moms Vs Amazon

What took them so long? Dear Joe, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite commercial promotes gay marriage. Instead of Amazon remaining neutral in the culture war while showcasing how their product has no glare even at the beach, they chose to promote sin. The commercial starts off with a guy and a girl sitting on the beach with their Kindles. At the end, ...

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New Kindle Ad Is Gay-Inclusive

You know who ain’t gonna like this! (Tipped by JMG reader Bstewart23)

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Amazon Readies New Kindles

Gizmodo notes that Amazon says it’s all out of the Kindle Fire. For the moment. Staples’ U.S. retail chief Demos Parneros recently said Amazon was prepping “five or six” new tablets. What that likely means—if there’s any basis to it at all—is several storage options in two different sizes. So theoretically, a 7-inch Kindle Fire with 8GB, another with 16GB, ...

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Turn Off All Electronic Devices

But not because you’ll crash the plane. “The power coming off a Kindle is completely minuscule and can’t do anything to interfere with a plane,” said Jay Gandhi, chief executive of EMT Labs, after going over the results of the test. “It’s so low that it just isn’t sending out any real interference.” But one Kindle isn’t sending out a ...

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Amazon Launches iPad-ish Kindle

Via Atlantic: Tomorrow Amazon will unveil its answer to the iPad, reports TechCrunch’s MG Seigler. “On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is the name Amazon has settled on, to help differentiate the product from the e-ink Kindles, which will still be very much alive and for sale.” With Amazon’s online retail ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Tell us how technology has changed your reading habits. Kindle? iPad? Internet-only? Dead trees? What are you reading right now and how are you reading it?

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e-Books Outselling Print

For the first time, e-books outsold printed books at Amazon over the holidays. eBooks, some of them free eBooks, outsold print books this Christmas. On December 26, Amazon announced that, for the first time ever, they had sold more eBooks than physical books on Christmas day. In an interview Jeff Bezos was also quoted as saying that he believes that ...

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Kindle 2 Unveiled

Amazon is unveiling the second generation of its Kindle ebook device today. Details are sketchy at the moment, but CNET predicts a few changes. What the final product will look like is unknown, but if a new Kindle is launched Monday it’s easy to imagine it will be lighter, slimmer, and have an updated look. The original design was largely ...

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Kindle’s Killer App?

Could textbooks be Kindle’s killer app? I sure would have loved not to have to lug around a giant pile of over-sized textbooks. To say nothing of the their outrageous prices and the bother of selling them at the end of the term. On the other hand, I’m not so sure I’d be able to get a handle on flipping ...

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Kindle Ignites

Hey, remember last year when we all laughed at the Kindle? Said e-books would never take off? Especially with such a fugly e-reader? Via CNET: Calling it the iPod of the book business, CitiGroup analyst Mark Mahaney says the Kindle e-book reader will generate three-quarters of a billion dollars for Amazon.com in less than two years. CNET thinks the analyst ...

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Kindle Fails To Spark

Yesterday Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launched Kindle, their new $400 e-reader that he claims will become the iPod of books. Previous e-readers have failed to catch on, but the Kindle, which can hold 200 books, does have some nifty features, including the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines (Time Magazine: $1.99/mo), and newspapers (New York Times: $13.99/mo.) New content is ...

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