I know I am technologically challenged and I accept this but am frustrated by it. Most of the time I stumble upon new things accidentally. I was way behind on the pinterest craze and had to have lessons from my sister-in-law. By no means am I addicted but I enjoy it well enough. I love most of my little gadgets but they are probably not being used to their full capacity. I have my iPhone, my 2 Kindles and a desktop computer. I know, everyone has a laptop but I’d never move off the couch if I had a laptop; besides between the Kindle Fire and my iPhone, I don’t have to actually get on the computer unless I want some true speed and need the exercise.
Yes, there’s a point to all this. When I do accidentally come across new things, I like to share (and if you already know about the neat things I find, just humor me please ; ‘ )
I recently got to play with the new Kindle ($79 with special offers from Amazon). One of my favorite things about my Kindle 3rd Gen (aka Kindle Keyboard) is the “screen saver” images that show up when you turn it off. I was pleasantly surprised with the new Kindle line when I saw the images that were included. As much as I love the images that are included on mine, they are more geared towards paying homage to literary heroes. I feel that the new Kindle images really kind of pay homage to the writers themselves and the beauty in creating a piece of literature. These are a few of my favorites that came up.
I popped on over to M-Edge today to check out the latest news on their site and found out that the Classic Jacket for the Kindle 3 (with the keyboard), Kobo and iRiver is on sale – TODAY ONLY – for $10 with FREE shipping!!! Gorgeous cover!! Perfect for someone who loves the look of old books!
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday confirmed that it is investigating the pricing of electronic books, the latest antitrust watchdog to probe whether there was improper collusion by Apple Inc. and publishers to prevent discounting.
Book publishers have survived the first stage of a digital revolution in better shape than the music industry and are now embracing the shift to e-books in their search for new revenue streams and lower costs.
Once again, Amazon has made a big to-do about the volume of Kindles sold, without making public any actual sales numbers. “Best Black Friday Ever for Kindle Family: Kindle Sales Increase 4X Over Last Year,” its press release proclaims. “Holiday shoppers made Kindle Fire the bestselling product across all of Amazon.com on Black Friday; Kindle Fire now the bestselling product across Amazon for 8 weeks running — ever since its introduction on September 28.”
With all of the different e-readers on the market, it’s no wonder people stare at the computer screen scratching their head when it comes time to buy one. Here’s a little quicky guide to the major players in the e-reader market today.
This week, an unknown American author called Amanda Hocking joins an elite literary club alongside just 11 others – including Stieg Larsson, James Patterson and Nora Roberts – by racking up her millionth Kindle sale. Unknown is of course a relative term in this case – no one can shift that many books by remaining anonymous – but Hocking is unusual because she has sold all her books on Kindle. Entirely self-published, her first physical book doesn’t reach traditional bookshops until January 2012.
If you have been chomping at the bit waiting for the day that your new Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch or Kindle Touch 3G arrives, the wait is over! Amazon announced this morning that the Kindle Fire has started shipping today (one day ahead of schedule) and the Kindle Touch and Touch 3G will start shipping tomorrow (six days ahead of schedule).
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Waking amid battle, the warrior Bayne has no recollection of his past, of his life, of himself. Believing the mad emperor-mage Verkanus holds the keys to his past, Bayne pursues the wizard across years and unto a mountain. Here, Bayne must climb to find Verkanus and to find himself, and among the crags are oddities and dangers never witnessed by lesser men.
In part an allegorical tale, the short novel Bayne’s Climb is the first part of The Sword of Bayne trilogy.