UK Hotel Replaces Bibles With Kindles

Salvation Gets High Tech At UK Hotel, With Kindles In Lieu Of Bibles

News by Rob Hart July 3, 2012
A hotel in the United Kingdom will no longer keep copies of The Bible in bedside tables, trading them in for Kindles loaded with the religious text.
 'War and Peace' Marred By Sloppy Computer Work

Tolstoy's Classic Novel 'War and Peace' Marred By Some Sloppy Computer Work

News by Rob Hart June 7, 2012
We still need editors in the digital age. Case in point: A find/replace swap goes awry, replacing every instance of the word "kindled" with the word "Nookd" in a digital copy of 'War and Peace'.
Target Dumps The Kindle for iPad

Target Dumps The Kindle, Going Steady With The iPad

News by Rob Hart May 3, 2012
Target is dumping the Kindle from stores as part of an "ongoing review"--which might have something to do with the company's new focus on the iPad and Apple products.

My Kindle Experiment: What A Month And Change Can Teach You

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 30, 2012
Amazon may be on everyone's naughty list this year, but they're still the easiest game in town when it comes to self-publishing and selling your book. You just have to work the kinks out, first.
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Amazon Opens Spanish-Language eBook Store Con Todos Los Libros Para Nora Roberts

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 5, 2012
Rejoice, Spanish speaking individuals! Amazon has finally rolled out an all-Español Kindle section, complete with trashy Harlequin novels and English classics like 'Pride and Prejudice.'
The Kindle store is broken...

UPDATED: Amazon Kindle Store In Throes Of Huge Outage

News by Rob Hart March 27, 2012
For nearly an hour today, you couldn't buy any eBooks from Amazon. Considering they control a lion's share of the market, they just lost a lot of sales--and maybe some faith from the consumer?

My Kindle Experiment: How Easy Is Amazon's Self-Publishing Platform?

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 21, 2012
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing makes profiting from a book or novel seem ridiculously easy. I've got an unpublished manuscript that I'm willing to sacrifice, so let's see just how simple this is.
Sales Of Kindle Singles Pass 2 Million

Sales Of Kindle Singles Pass 2 Million

News by Rob Hart
Amazon's Kindle Singles program has moved 2 million units in 14 months, raising the question of whether we should be impressed.
Amazon pulls IPG Kindle Titles

Amazon Digitally Stomps Its Foot, Pulls 5,000 Kindle Titles Over Contract Terms With IPG

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 23, 2012
Amazon continues to strong-arm its way into improved sales at the cost of small publishers. They should go pick on someone their own size but... there really isn't anyone left.
Authors earning big on Kindle Lending Library

Royalties For Authors In The Kindle Lending Library Up 449 Percent

News by Rob Hart January 13, 2012
Authors who are participating in the Kindle Lending Library are seeing increased royalty payments, from a fund Amazon put aside to compensate them.
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Get Your Kindle 'Signed' With Kindlegraph

News by Brandon Tietz December 30, 2011
It used to be the only way for an author to sign your Kindle was to flip the thing over and take a Sharpie to it. But Kindlegraph is bringing author signatures into the digital age.

Nook, Kindle, or Kobo? Your eReader Holiday Shopping Guide

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen December 1, 2011
Whether you're shopping for your significant other, or a recent-ish college grad, an eReader may be just the gift you're looking for. Just make sure you get one that suits the recipient's needs.

Can The Kindle Add Fuel To The Fire Of The Public Library System?

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Amazon Kindle has changed the way consumers get their hands on books. Now the little eBook that could is showing that it can do more, by quietly creeping into libraries. Could this be a good thing?
Barnes & Noble announce the Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble Enters The Tablet Wars

News by Rob Hart November 7, 2011
The eReader wars are heating up: Barnes & Noble just announced the Nook Tablet, to rival the Kindle Fire and Kobo Vox.
New Kindle Format Promises Comic and Graphic Novel Awesomeness

New Kindle Format Promises Comic and Graphic Novel Awesomeness

News by Brandon Tietz October 24, 2011
Kindle Format 8 (KF8) will support HTML5-based formats for Kindle. In short: books are about to look a helluva lot better.
Kobo Announces New Tablet, The Vox

Kobo Enters The Tablet Wars With Vox

News by Rob Hart October 20, 2011
Kobo enters the tablet wars with the Vox, which they're positioning as a rival to the Kindle Fire