Now You Can Force Your Friends To Finally Read 'Harry Potter' With Kindle Lending

Now You Can Force Your Friends To Finally Read 'Harry Potter' With Kindle Lending

If you’re sick of trying to foist various large tomes from the Harry Potter series on your friends so they can finally see for themselves how exciting Quidditch is, there’s relief in sight. Amazon announced today that Kindle owners can now borrow Harry Potter e-books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. [More]

Target Stops Selling Kindle Over Reported "Conflict Of Interest"

Target Stops Selling Kindle Over Reported "Conflict Of Interest"

Even though Amazon’s Kindle e-reader has been a top seller for Target since the retailer began selling the device in 2010, the Minnesota-based chain is pulling the Kindle from stores and has already stopped selling it on Target.com. [More]

Apple Willing To Stand Trial On E-Book Price-Fixing Allegations

Apple Willing To Stand Trial On E-Book Price-Fixing Allegations

Even though three of the publishers accused of colluding with Apple to fix prices on e-books have already settled with the Dept. of Justice, the electronics giant continues to assert its innocence and wants the opportunity to answer the charges in court. [More]

How Amazon Was Amazing To Kindle Customer

How Amazon Was Amazing To Kindle Customer

Mike wasn’t looking for a freebie. He just had a few cosmetic scratches on the touchscreen of his Kindle Fire and wanted to know if there was a way he could minimize them or buff them out. He called up Amazon to ask, and their solution wasn’t a healing screen cover or a special polish. They shipped out a new device to him the very next day. [More]

My New Kindle Went Astray…Pre-Loaded With My Credit Card Info

My New Kindle Went Astray…Pre-Loaded With My Credit Card Info

The cloud of invisible information that surrounds is is a wonderful thing, but there are dangers as well. Brandon ordered a Kindle as a gift for his girlfriend, and upgraded to one-day shipping, but the package went astray. Amazon overnighted a new Kindle and things were glorious…until Brandon started receiving purchase confirmations of Kindle apps and content using his credit card and e-mail address. His girlfriend wasn’t making the purchases. So who was? [More]

Don't Bother Getting A Kindle Fire Unless You Have A Credit Card

Don't Bother Getting A Kindle Fire Unless You Have A Credit Card

Heather really likes her new Kindle Fire, once she got it working, but she’s sending it back. Why would she do that? Because the Fire isn’t a very fun device without Amazon Prime, and you need to have a credit card to sign up for Prime. She doesn’t have any credit cards, and she doesn’t want any. So back the Kindle goes. [More]

While E-Readers Get Cheaper, E-Books Make Up For It With Rising Prices

While E-Readers Get Cheaper, E-Books Make Up For It With Rising Prices

Yay! E-readers are getting so affordable! But then, wait, boo, e-books are climbing in price, to the point where there’s just the tiniest gap between them and an honest to goodness real book. [More]

Where To Get Free Books For Your E-Reader

Where To Get Free Books For Your E-Reader

If you went out on Black Friday and snagged a cheap e-reader, it’s time to load it up with as many free e-books as it can hold. The amount of free stuff out there is astounding, ranging from public domain classics to new releases you can borrow from libraries. [More]

Amazon Puts Your $1000 Kindle Library 'On Hold,' Apologizes, Shrugs

Amazon Puts Your $1000 Kindle Library 'On Hold,' Apologizes, Shrugs

One day in October, Kindle owner Ryan couldn’t log in to his Amazon account. He reset his password: no luck. According to Amazon representatives, the account is now “on hold,” but no one can tell him what that means. He was told that someone at Amazon would call him back within 24 hours. That was almost a month ago. [More]

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]