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Deal Alert: Save $50 on Selected Kindle Fires
February 4, 2013 | 3:15 pm

Now until Feb 8, you can save $50 on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE with the code FIRELOVE at checkout. Here are all the details. A couple of restrictions to note: The deal is only good for one Fire per customer. And because you have to enter the code, it won’t work on One-Click ordering. Also, they say it’s only good while supplies last. Better decide fast. Kindles don’t go on sale very often, so if you’ve been waiting to get one of the larger Fires, now is a good time to act....

Kindle FreeTime workaround for non-Amazon books
January 16, 2013 | 10:00 am

An interesting question popped up last month on Kindleboards. A mom wanted to set up FreeTime—the app included on Kindle Fire HD that allows parents to create a customized content experience—for her son on the Fire HD. A lot of his books were not purchased from Amazon, so when she sent them to the Fire, they were classified as "personal documents" and didn't show up under any of the FreeTime tabs. She converted the books to EPUB, side-loaded an EPUB reader and figured that would fix it. Nope. Sideloaded apps also don't show up on FreeTime. She called Amazon Customer Service, and...

Save $50 on Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ on Amazon, Today Only!
December 10, 2012 | 2:46 pm

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Deal of the DayAmazon's Deal of the Deal today (that's Monday, December 10, 2012) is almost certainly one of the best deals you're going to find on the Kindle Fire HD anytime soon. When you enter the code FIREHD89 at checkout, you'll save US $50 on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9". Click here to order, and for more details about which models are available. * * *  ...

Amazon Turns Kindle FreeTime Into a Paid Subscription Service
December 6, 2012 | 9:22 pm

By Jeremy Hill | for Technology Tell Earlier this year, Amazon turned on a new service for its Kindle Fire HD tablets called FreeTime. FreeTime is a kid-friendly interface that allows parents to pick and choose which apps, videos and web content their kids can access. On Tuesday, Amazon announced its plans to automate the service with something it calls Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. Unlike the regular version of FreeTime, FreeTime Unlimited will cost Amazon Prime subscribers $2.99 per month for each child, or $6.99 for a family subscription. If you aren’t a Prime member, the price jumps to $4.99 and $9.99 respectively. For...

The TeleRead Holiday Gift Guide
November 25, 2012 | 11:01 am

Kobo ArcBy Joanna Cabot and Chris Meadows Our friends over at Good E-Reader have come out with their holiday shopping recommendations for the e-book fan. We here at TeleRead have some holiday shopping suggestions for you as well. What's the best e-book gadget for the reader on your list? Check out our recommendations below.  * * * For the aspiring tablet owner  Kobo Arc This is like a budget version of the Google Nexus---cheaper, but about on par in terms of weight and size, and with access to the Google Play store (unlike the Kindle Fire). Early reviews are favourable, with people nothing smooth operation and a...

What does the popularity of 7-inch tablets mean for the publishing industry?
November 24, 2012 | 4:38 pm

Amazon Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, tablets  By James Sturdivant | for Publishing Business Today In September, Amazon announced several new tablets, including the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, which, along with Microsoft's new Surface tablet, are expected give Apple's iPad mini a run for its money this holiday season. Appearing along with the Kindle Fire HD at launch were new tablet editions of Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, and several Condé Nast titles, all powered by Adobe's digital publishing software and optimized for the Fire's 4G LTE wireless and Wi-Fi, HD display, high-performance processor and dual stereo speakers. Publishing Business Today asked Lynly Schambers-Lenox, Group Product Marketing Manager, Digital...

Amazon Dips its Toes into the Educational Pool
November 14, 2012 | 4:22 pm

Kindle Fire use in the classroomBy Caroline Ross It may be called Whispercast, but the shiny new organizational tool from Amazon may just have the potential to make school districts and teachers shout from the rooftops with joy. Okay, that last statement was a bit of hyperbole. But if Amazon's Whispercast has managed to solve the issues some school board members have with the iPad, then the Kindle (not the iPad) may end up dominating U.S. classrooms. In a nutshell, Whispercast is a free, Kindle-compatible system that was designed specifically with instructors and business professionals in mind. The concept is rather simple: it allows a central user (an employer...

Amazon discontinues the Kindle DX
October 17, 2012 | 7:35 pm

Amazon Kindle DX discontinuedThe eBook Reader blog reports that, after first marking it down from $379 to $299, and not updating it for years, Amazon has quietly removed the Kindle DX from its Kindle family listings. It is now only available via third-party merchants, and there is no sign of any possible replacement. It didn’t seem to me that there ever really was that much of a market for the DX. It was too big to be easily pocketable the way the smaller readers are, and too monochrome to be desirable for displaying things like textbooks. The Kindle Fire HD will boast the same...

Kindle Paperwhite to be available at Waterstones by Halloween
October 16, 2012 | 3:21 pm

Kindle Paperwhite available at WaterstonesThe Bookseller is reporting today that the European bookstore chain Waterstones will be offering the Kindle Paperwhite for sale—in-store—before the end of October. This should come as welcome news to anyone based in Western Europe who's been planing on buying a Paperwhite, but hasn't actually placed an order for the device through Amazon. According to The Bookseller post, "Amazon.co.uk has told customers that orders placed today for the Paperwhite model would not be expected to ship until the week of [November 12] 'due to popular demand' [for the device]." According to a Waterstones rep, the standard Paperwhite model will be retailing in its...

More Audiobook Fun From Amazon
October 10, 2012 | 1:45 pm

By Moe Zilla Last week I wrote about a new audiobook feature that Amazon introduced, making it easier to switch from the text version of an e-book to its professionally-narrated audiobook version. But in the same announcement, Amazon also revealed a new feature that's available in its new versions of the Kindle Fire tablet. "Immersion Reading" promises an "evolutionary multisensory reading experience that intensifies the power of great stories and helps readers retain more of what they read," Amazon explains in a press release. Translation: You'll be able to listen to a professionally-narrated audiobook at the same time that you're also reading along with the text yourself! “Immersion Reading” is now already...

Why did Wal-Mart really decide to stop selling the Kindle?
September 20, 2012 | 4:22 pm

By now, many of you have probably heard the news that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has chosen to stop carrying the Amazon Kindle. ("This includes all Amazon Kindle models current and recently announced," according to a Wal-Mart spokesperson.) The news seems to have broken sometime this morning, after a memo sent yesterday to Wal-Mart store managers came to light. According to Reuters, "a Wal-Mart spokeswoman confirmed the decision and said the company would continue to sell 'a broad assortment' of other tablets, eReaders and accessories." I don't suppose it should come as a surprise that the statements Wal-Mart has released about the incident are so...

Kindle Fire HDs apparently can’t change line spacing …
September 17, 2012 | 12:10 pm

Kindle Fire HD tablets apparently can’t change line spacing when you’re reading an e-book. Is this part of a consumer-hostile niching initiative by Amazon to high-pressure my fellow Kindle addicts into buying more than one gizmo? Yes, I suspect—if we consider similar disappointments, such as the omission of sound in the Paperwhite E Ink reader line. Separately, it appears that at least for now, Amazon won’t offer a text-to-speech upgrade for owners of the original Fire (above photo). Let’s speak up and change that! Big thanks to Andrea for nailing this one down, and I hope other LibraryCity community participants will also raise usability issues with Amazon in a civil...