Amazon has emailed thousands of users to tell them their username and email address was leaked on their website. When contacted for comment, Amazon said that neither its website nor any of its systems had been breached and that it has “fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.” It did not reveal the number of accounts affected or which countries the … [Read more...] about Amazon accidently leaks customer names and email addresses
Self-published authors whose works are distributed via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform may have noticed a couple of beauty-wise changes to their author dashboards. A new report dashboard, currently in beta, gives the muddled old dashboard a much-needed facelift.However, other than being more eye-catching and appealing, not much has changed about the sales report. … [Read more...] about KDP Launches New Reports Dashboard in Beta
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 edition went on sale a couple of weeks ago and it is already on sale in the United Kingdom. The regular price is £119.99 and has been discounted by £30.00, so you can purchase the latest generation e-reader for a paltry £89.99. The discounted Kindle is the base model with WIFI and 8GB of storage space. This is the Special Offers variant, … [Read more...] about Kindle Paperwhite 4 is on sale in the UK for £89.99
Barnes and Noble announced their Black Friday deals earlier in the week and Amazon just unveiled everything they are going to be discounting. The vast majority of the deals are from Amazon branded devices, such as e-readers, tablets and Alexa speakers. There are a number of products such as televisions and security cameras to make sure nobody steals your packages. The full list … [Read more...] about Amazon announces the best Black Friday Deals
Amazon Day is a new program that will be unveiled soon. It will hold all of your shipments and deliver them on a specific day of the week. This is useful if you have a specific day off or want to ensure you won't miss any deliveries. This system is currently being tested with a small subset of users, including Amazon employees. It will not be formally unveiled to existing Prime … [Read more...] about Amazon will ship all of your items out on a specific day
E-reader enthusiasts are torn whether or not they should purchase the Kindle Paperwhite 4 or the Kobo Forma. These e-readers represent the two latest entrants to the market and they provide vastly different user experiences.Amazon and Kobo are the two largest companies in the world that continue to release new models every year and compete heavily against each other. Amazon … [Read more...] about Are you going to buy the Kindle Paperwhite 4 or Kobo Forma?
Every year Amazon discloses the best books of the year, as selected by their editors. These are not only books that have topped the bestseller list, but also include titles you might not have heard of before. The top book is Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir, it chronicles how Tara survived a survivalist upbringing (she didn't see the inside of a classroom until she was … [Read more...] about These are the best books of the year from Amazon
Amazon will be shipping everything for free in November and December. They are doing away with the minimum purchase price, even if you aren't a Prime member. Previously in order to qualify for free shipping you had to buy at least $25 of merchandise, but this is no longer the case. Amazon also announced that more than 3 million items will be available for same-day delivery … [Read more...] about Amazon will ship everything for free this holiday season
Amazon is going to be releasing their eagerly anticipated Kindle Paperwhite 4 this week. It is going to be available in most major markets right away, such as Canada, United States and the United Kingdom on November 7th. The big selling points is that it has double the amount of storage from previous models and is waterproof. Amazon is not really promoting it, but this device … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 is available this week
While the main purpose of e-readers is to allow users access to thousands of books from a single screen, they have often come with other features over the course of their history. In fact, some models have been made with built-in games to give readers something else to do in between devouring various fiction and non-fiction titles. Over their history, e-reader games have tended … [Read more...] about Games on E-Readers: A Missed Opportunity?
Barnes & Noble is still clinging to life despite years-long rumors that almost every aspect of the business model is at death's door. With physical stores closing and the Nook constantly rumored to be on the chopping block, it's hard to know what to believe.So the recent announcement that B&N's Press (formerly Nook Press, the self-publishing wing of the company) is now … [Read more...] about BN Press Now Offers Pre-Orders, But Why?