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Add #SendToKindle Button on Your Site

March 21, 2013 7 comments

From MediaBistro:
Readers often encounter news articles, blog posts and other content on the web that they want to read but don’t have time to do so immediately. The Send to Kindle Button lets people easily send that content to their Kindle so they can it read later. Just send once and read everywhere on any Kindle device or free reading app. No more hunting around for that website or blog that caught your eye – just open your Kindle and all the content you sent is right there. The Send to Kindle Button is also great for readers who want to collect content from the web to use in work projects, school assignments, or hobbies.

Click here for the link to generate the button on Amazon.

Click here for the article in MediaBistro.

 

Autographing ebooks

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

With the rise in popularity of ebooks comes the need for electronic autographs. Kindlegraph’s been around for a bit, but only now do I see enough people using it. For a primer on Kindlegraph, click here.

Penguin Cites Piracy Concerns in Pulling ebooks Out of Lending Library

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Like previous news from Penguin about its subsidy press ‘Book Country’ wasn’t bad enough (see my previous posts), now comes news that Penguin is refusing to participate in ebook lending citing priracy concerns. For more details, refer to this story in mashable.com.

Not a good week for Penguin publicity-wise.

Traditionally Published Author Goes Self-Pubbed Route

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

For most writers, being published traditionally, then going on to be a bestseller, is the holy grail. Everyone wants it, but only the chosen few achieve it.

What, then, would impel such an author to go the self-publishing route?

Check out bestselling author Nina Bruhns’ thoughts in this article from USA Today.

Advertisements in ebooks?

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Publishing companies are toying with populating ebooks with ads. The idea is to have these ads pay for themselves in increased sales for the product, the incentive for the reader being free or reduced priced books.

Personally I think it is a terrible idea. I’d hate to have the flow of reading broken up by randomly popping ads. As a writer, I don’t think it is such a hot idea, either. (Never say never, I know.)

Check this article on goodreader.com for details.

 

Kindle and Sony Touchscreens

September 6, 2011 2 comments

 

Amazon’s Kindle is preparing to launch out as a tablet, an Android based touchscreen, hitting stores (US) late November for $250.The cool thing is that buyers will receive a free subscription to Amazon Prime (unlimited two day shipping, and free access to instant video).

Sony’s new touchscreen will not tie you down to a particular store (unlike kindle). Some features – it’ll let you highlight with your finger, let you touch a word to bring up its meaning.  Click here for details on the Sony.

 

Kindle Lets Reader Interact With Author

September 1, 2011 2 comments

Amazon’s Kindle has an interesting feature in beta -as you are reading a book, you can direct a question to the author using @author so long as you have a twitter account. You could do this directly from Twitter, of course, but this way you can ask questions as they occur to you. The question could be answered by anyone who’s bought something from Amazon, but if you get lucky, it could be the author himself/herself.

Will iPad be the Dominant Reader?

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The iPad is Offering the Kindle Stiff Competition. Click here for the story.

Making Money Off Self-Publishing

A lot of people are making a lot of money from self-publishing. But it is important that you plan things out.  Click here for an account by a self-published author (this is pre-Amazon), who still made a lot of money.

Spam Arrives on Kindle

It was too good an opportunity for scammers to ignore. Taking advantage of Kindle’s upload by anyone policy, scammers have been ripping off lesser known authors. All it takes a name change and a cover change. Price it at $.99 and you’re set to go.

Then there are the spammers. They upload junk content. To a casual buyer, it is only $.99 right? They’ve made their money.

Kindle pays authors monthly, so it is quick turn around for the scammers as well as spammers.

Check out the article ‘Spammers, Content Farming, and Kindle: One Reason Why Your Book Can’t Be Found In The Abyss’ for another angle on this. Click here for this post.

 

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