Are Airport X-Ray Machines Killing Kindles?

Are Airport X-Ray Machines Killing Kindles?

The Amazon Kindle and other similar e-readers can be quite convenient for frequent air travelers who want to fly without packing heavy or bulky books. But some European jet-setters are reporting that run-ins with airport X-ray machines are killing their Kindles. [More]

Is Amazon Working On A Cheap Smartphone?

Is Amazon Working On A Cheap Smartphone?

Analysts at Citibank report that, based on their “supply chain channel” research, they believe Amazon is following up on its low-priced Kindles with a smartphone, which could be released next year. They speculate that Amazon could sell the phone at a loss, and presumably make up the difference by selling e-books, music and other digital media to mobile customers. [More]

Barnes & Noble Won't Sell Physical Copies Of Kindle Exclusive Comics

Barnes & Noble Won't Sell Physical Copies Of Kindle Exclusive Comics

After DC Comics gave exclusive digital rights to Amazon for a few of its comic book titles, Barnes & Noble is getting revenge by refusing to sell physical copies of those books in its stores. [More]

Video: Consumer Reports' Preview Of The Kindle Fire

Video: Consumer Reports' Preview Of The Kindle Fire

As you probably already know, earlier today Amazon announced the launch of the $199 Kindle Fire tablet. Consumer Reports Electronics Editor Paul Reynolds has had the chance to get a brief look at the device and has filed this video report with his initial impressions. [More]

Amazon Launches $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, $99 Kindle Touch

Amazon Launches $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, $99 Kindle Touch

Amazon today announced its long-awaited tablet, the Kindle Fire. The 7-inch tablet will be available in November for $199. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also announced out two new Kindles: the $99 touchscreen Kindle Touch, and a $79 version of the traditional Kindle. Both will include “Special Offers.” Ad-free versions will be available at higher prices. [More]

How To Scam A Free Kindle From An Amazon Seller, In Four Easy Steps

How To Scam A Free Kindle From An Amazon Seller, In Four Easy Steps

Want a free Kindle? Eric shared this story of how an unscrupulous Amazon Marketplace buyer scored one from his friend through the use of lies and some attempted mail fraud. Here’s how the buyer did it. (Disclaimer: Do not actually do this.) [More]

Amazon, AT&T Team Up For Even Cheaper Ad-Supported Kindle 3G

Amazon, AT&T Team Up For Even Cheaper Ad-Supported Kindle 3G

A few months ago, Amazon unleashed its first version of a lower-priced, ad-supported Kindle, but if you wanted the 3G version it was still going to cost significantly more. Last month, they introduced a 3G Kindle with ads for $25 off the retail price, and today they announced a deal with AT&T that lops off another $25, taking the price down to $139. [More]

Writer Sells 1 Million Self-Published Kindle Books

Writer Sells 1 Million Self-Published Kindle Books

The publishing industry may be struggling, but you wouldn’t know it from the success of some ebook writers, including one who has become the first self-published author to sell 1 million Kindle downloads. [More]

Nook Beats Kindle In Consumer Reports Ratings

Nook Beats Kindle In Consumer Reports Ratings

For the first time ever, a Nook has beaten the Kindle in the Consumer Reports ratings. [More]

Barnes & Noble Unveils Its New Nook Simple Touch Reader

Barnes & Noble Unveils Its New Nook Simple Touch Reader

Fans of the Nook e-reader who don’t want to shell out $250 for the color version will be happy to hear that Barnes & Nobles has finally introduced its newest, cheaper e-Reader today, turning up the heat for Amazon’s Kindle. [More]

Are Publishers, Not Technology, To Blame For The Decline Of Books?

Are Publishers, Not Technology, To Blame For The Decline Of Books?

Ah, books, those paper-paged dinosaurs! Lovers of the non-electronic form of literature are already bemoaning the end of an era, as Kindles and other e-readers seem poised to replace physical books forever. But should we be blaming technology or publishers for the possibly imminent extinction of books? [More]

Is It Amazon's Fault They Still Have My $200, Or Mine?

Is It Amazon's Fault They Still Have My $200, Or Mine?

David ordered a Kindle and cover from Amazon shortly after Christmas, but it disappeared in transit and was never heard from again. These things happen in commerce. What David doesn’t understand is why, after he was too busy to respond after an initial e-mail exchange, Amazon didn’t try to contact him or just automatically issue a refund or replacement for the missing Kindle. [More]

Library E-Books Finally Come To The Kindle

Library E-Books Finally Come To The Kindle

Kindle users, fire up your brains for even more delicious books. Amazon announced earlier today that the OverDrive ebook library lending system is coming to the Kindle platform. The technology is already available on competing book replacement devices, the Nook and Kobo. Kindle Library Lending will give Kindle users access through the 11,000 public and school/college libraries that are already part of OverDrive. [More]

Amazon's Kindle: Now Brought To You By Buick?

Amazon's Kindle: Now Brought To You By Buick?

If $140 for an Amazon Kindle e-reader is still too rich for your blood, the online book-seller is starting to take pre-orders for a new $113 “Kindle with Special Offers.” What makes it cheaper (and “special”)? The new e-reader will display advertisements on the Kindle’s screensaver and at the bottom of the home page. [More]

Report: Apple Tells Sony It Can't Sell E-Books Through Its App

Report: Apple Tells Sony It Can't Sell E-Books Through Its App

The battle over the e-book market has just gotten a little nastier. According to Sony, Apple is now telling some application developers that they can not create apps for the iPad and iPhone that would allow users to purchase content — or even be able to access content — that isn’t sold through its App Store. [More]

Best Buy Sold Me A Better Kindle Than What I Paid For — Should I Keep It?

William thought he had bought a WiFi-only Kindle from Best Buy, only to bring it home and discover he’d actually gotten the pricier version that accesses the 3G network. [More]

Author Claims To Manipulate Amazon Rankings By Buying Own Book Every Day

Author Claims To Manipulate Amazon Rankings By Buying Own Book Every Day

Authors, publishers and agents live and die inside — mostly die — by monitoring their product’s position on the Amazon charts, which are adjusted hourly. Thomas, an author who penned the Kindle book Wealth Hazards, says literary types should take a step back because the system is easily corrupted. He says he’s manipulated the system by buying his book 200 times and posting fake reviews hailing his self-described masterpiece. [More]

Reader Thinks He's Discovered Why Kindle Covers Screw Up Devices

Reader Thinks He's Discovered Why Kindle Covers Screw Up Devices

David says he’s figured out the reason Amazon’s Kindle covers may be making devices lock up. He says metal parts are connecting ports on the device and causing the problems, and that he was able to get Amazon credit for his cover after he escalated his complaint. [More]