Amazon introduced a renewed system in late 2017 and we are finally seeing a series of e-readers have this designation. There are currently a number of Kindles, Kobos and Nook e-readers available at serious discounts and also tablets, like the 2019 iPad. What does renewed mean?Renewed is an Amazon brand name for Refurbished. Amazon has a system where basically the buyer can … [Read more...] about What is a Renewed e-reader on Amazon?
The Audible audiobooks of the Alien franchise is doing spectacularly well, and Audible has been hunting around for more partners to develop more original content for their website and series of apps. They have just struck a deal with Skybound, the team behind The Walking Dead, to create multiple Audible originals.“At Skybound we strive to connect creators to new and existing … [Read more...] about Audible will release Walking Dead Originals
Amazon has been running Kindle publishing for periodicals for blogs a very long time. It helps publishers convert their news publications via RSS and convert it into a daily ebook. This e-book could be subscribed to for free or some publishers charged a monthly subscription fee. The content would be delivered to your Kindle on a daily or monthly basis. Amazon has just … [Read more...] about Kindle Publishing for Periodicals for blogs is shutting down on August 19th
Many companies are abandoning tablets or have severely scaled back in the number of products they release on a yearly basis. Smartphones are increasingly becoming larger and this has resulted in many players losing money. The only two vendors that have saw any type of growth are Amazon and Apple.The IDC has just issued a new report that looks at the Q2 2019 worldwide tablet … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire and Apple iPad are the only two tablets with significant growth
Amazon Publishing certainly isn't new to the industry anymore, but somehow, people continue to be surprised by the names the company manages to publish under its different imprints. According to Publishing Perspectives, Dean Koontz, horror author of more than 45 titles, is the latest name to sign with Amazon for a five-book deal, the first of which will release … [Read more...] about Amazon Publishing Nabs Several Top Authors
There are dozens of cases that were designed for the Amazon Kindle Oasis 2 by companies such as Casebot and Ayotu, that do not work on the latest generation Oasis 3. This is because the Oasis 3 has their magnets in a slightly different position, the second gen model had their magnets on the back contoured edge. This means that most Amazon cases for the Oasis 2 and various 3rd … [Read more...] about Many 3rd party cases for the Oasis 2 do not work on the Kindle Oasis 3
The third generation Kindle Oasis is shipping out this week and on July 24th, anyone that pre-ordered one will have it delivered. The big selling point behind this new model is the 25 LED lights and half of those are amber, for the new glowlight system. This is the first Kindle ever with a color temperature screen that can be controlled automatically with the ambient light … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle Oasis 3 is going to be released this week
Amazon is running a promotion when you buy $20 worth of Kindle books, you get a free $5.00 credit. This offer is only valid between July 5 and July 14, 2019. You need to be a Prime member and is only good for a single purchase. You cannot buy $60 worth of Kindle books and get a $15 credit. It also does not apply to Kindle pre-orders or audiobooks. Amazon ran this promotion last … [Read more...] about Buy $20 worth of Kindle ebooks and get a free $5 credit
Today Amazon announced its selections for Best Books of the Year So Far as chosen by Amazon’s editors. The list includes big-hearted novels, thrilling mysteries, moving memoirs, laugh-out-loud picture books, and more. City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) tops the list this year.This annual list features the Top 10 books of the year so far, … [Read more...] about These are the Best Kindle Books of the year so far
Amazon's tablet strategy has been a race to the bottom in recent years. They tend to release sub-par devices that don't have great specs, but are cheap and cheerful. This has worked out for them, they are frequently in 2nd and 3rd place in worldwide tablet sales, so people are obviously buying them in droves. Amazon is having a Mother's Day sale on Fire tablets and you can save … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire Tablets are on sale – should you buy one?
Amazon is closing down their storyboard and script writing software on June 30th and all documents will be purged from the platform. Writers have until that date to download all of their materials and store them locally. Amazon Studios has also announced they are no longer accepting submissions, which is why they are closing everything down.The closure of the script writer … [Read more...] about Amazon is closing down Storywriter and Storybuilder