Kindles have been around for over 13 years. Although their popularity has fluctuated, the pandemic has caused reading to be on the rise. In 2020, e-readers were a common gift that was received by a sizable percentage of the population. Since these devices have evolved over the last 13 years, they now have many unique functionalities. In this article, we will share eight things … [Read more...] about 8 Things That You Didn’t Know You Could Do On a Kindle
Amazon is having a Valentine’s Day sale on the entry level Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite. They are running this sales promotion in most countries they do business in, so you can score a deal if you live in the United States. It looks like Amazon Canada is not running the promotion. The entry level Kindle in the US has received a $25 discount is now available for $64.99 and the … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite on sale for Valentine’s Day
The Amazon Kindle is the world's most popular e-reader and millions of people buy a new model every year. This has resulted in Amazon having a stranglehold on US ebook sales, with an estimated 75% market share and 90% in the United Kingdom. There is a small minority of users that have elected to jailbreak their Kindle for a myriad of benefits. Such as support for the EPUB … [Read more...] about Do not Jailbreak your Amazon Kindle
Amazon emailed me and said there is a new update to the latest Kindle Oasis. It provides 12% faster page turns while reading—meaning Kindle Oasis will have the fastest page turns of any Kindle ever. There is also a myriad of new security features, closing some of the loopholes that were discovered a couple of weeks ago.The Amazon Kindle Oasis firmware page says the last … [Read more...] about Kindle Oasis now has faster page turns
There have been a number of critical vulnerabilities discovered on the entire Amazon Kindle line of e-readers. The attacks could give hackers access to your entire device. Amazon has issued a patch to close all of the loopholes and everyone is encouraged to download the 5.13.4. firmware update right away, even people who have elected to root their device.Researcher Yogev … [Read more...] about Critical Security Vulnerabilities Discovered on the Amazon Kindle
Amazon did not release a new Kindle e-reader in 2020, partly due to the global pandemic. Their current line were completely sold out multiple times for a couple of weeks, before the stock was replenished. Amazon relies on Foxconn in China to produce all of their e-readers, and the factory was only working at 30% capacity for most of the year, due to distancing measures. New … [Read more...] about Will Amazon release a Color Kindle in 2021?
Amazon is under fire for the dominant position in controlling the ebook market. A class action lawsuit has being filed against them, by the same law firm that successfully sued Apple in 2011, by colluding with publishers to establish a uniform pricing model for ebooks, for their iBooks launch.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, … [Read more...] about Lawsuit filed against Amazon for ebook price fixing
Kindle Challenge is a new reward system that Amazon launched a couple of weeks ago. It allows you to earn badges, meeting different reading goals or purchasing ebooks. Amazon is doing some AB testing, some people are earning $5 ebook credit, by getting three different badges, while others just have fun, meeting their goals.Amazon Kindle Challenge is only available for US … [Read more...] about How do you get invited to the Kindle Challenge?
Amazon has a hugely successful Black Friday on their entire Kindle line of e-readers. For the past five weeks, the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis and Kindle Kids Edition has been totally unavailable for purchase in the United States. It was tremendously difficult to buy one for a Christmas gift, since not only was Amazon sold out, but many of their retailers too. There … [Read more...] about Every single Amazon Kindle is out of stock
Amazon Prime Members get a bevy of benefits, such as fast shipping and access to Amazon Video and Music. Prime Reading is one of the best programs, you can borrow around 20 titles per month, from a dedicated list, but they are not yours to keep. They eventually expire and disappear from your Kindle. Did you know there is a way that you can download free ebooks and keep them … [Read more...] about Did you know Prime Members can get free ebooks via First Reads?
Amazon has just launched a new Kindle Challenge system. It allows users to engage in quests and get $5 in free ebook credit. The badges that you get revolve on a monthly basis and is designed to encourage reading, by dangling a carrot. This is a similar system that Kobo offers on their e-readers.To receive a promotional credit, you must achieve at least four diamond-shaped … [Read more...] about Amazon launches Kindle Challenge Award System