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Kindle biggest sales day ever

Posted by admin on November 24, 2010

Kindle biggest sales day ever

Amazon announced yesterday on Twitter its biggest sales day ever for Kindles.

Seen on: Kindle Team on Twitter.

Don’t have a Kindle? Buy Kindle Wi-Fi version for only $139, Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi for $189 or Kindle DX for $379.

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$89 Kindle (2nd generation) announced for Amazon’s Black Friday sale

Posted by admin on November 24, 2010

Kindle (2nd generation) for just $89!

Amazon announced it yesterday on Twitter: Kindle 2 for only $89!! This deal starts on Friday November 26, from 9am PST.

More info: Amazon’s Black Friday Deals.

Seen on: Kindle Team on Twitter.

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HIT Entertainment and RosettaBooks to Publish Bestselling “Rainbow Magic”(TM) e-Books in the United States

Posted by admin on November 23, 2010

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, RosettaBooks and Amazon.com announced that the entire bestselling “Rainbow Magic”(TM) collection (nine 7-title series, plus one 10-title special edition series), and future series and special editions, are available exclusively in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). RosettaBooks, a pioneer in e-book publishing will launch these books; this marks RosettaBooks’ first foray into the children’s e-publishing space, and the first time these titles have been made available digitally. Seventy-three books in the “Rainbow Magic”backlist catalog are now available in the Kindle Store, and future books will launch in conjunction with the printed editions from Scholastic.

Introduced in the U.K. in 2003 andaimed primarily at girls 5-9 years-old, “Rainbow Magic” is a collection of more than 80 books that follow the magical adventures of Kirsty and Rachel, two young girls, and their interactions with different groups of fairies and other creatures in fairyland. A publishing phenomenon, “Rainbow Magic” has sold 20+ million copies in 31 languages worldwide, including over 6 million books in print in the U.S. The series of books are highly collectible and regularly featured in children’s bestseller lists.

“We are pleased to build on our tradition of bringing top selections to the dynamic e-book market with the introduction of all 73 titles in the ‘Rainbow Magic’ series,” said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO, RosettaBooks, “and to join with HIT Entertainment and Amazon in offering the collectible and popular ‘Rainbow Magic’ for the expanding demographic of young readers on Kindle in time for the 2010 holiday season.”

‘Rainbow Magic’ has achieved phenomenal success in publishing and built a huge fan base in the U.S. and around the world,” said Stacey Reiner, Vice President, Consumer Products, HIT Entertainment Global Brands U.S. “With leading e-book publisher RosettaBooks, we are confident that even more kids will discover the wonder and excitement of the world of ‘Rainbow Magic’ through Kindle.”

“We hear from our Kindle customers that they love to read to their kids on their Kindles,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. “Series, including the ‘Rainbow Magic’ series, are hugely popular in our Books store, and we’re thrilled to be able to add ‘Rainbow Magic’ to the Kindle Store for children to enjoy on their own or with their parents. And because Kindle books are Buy Once, Read Everywhere, parents will never be without reading material to keep their kids entertained when they leave their Kindle at home.”

Kindle offers the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read. The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 750,000 books, including New Releases and 108 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 620,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 78 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle. Kindle lets you buy your books once and read them everywhere–on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

Don’t have a Kindle? Buy Kindle Wi-Fi version for only $139, Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi for $189 or Kindle DX for $379.

Source: Amazon.

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For the First Time, Give the Gift of Kindle Books (No Kindle Required)

Posted by admin on November 21, 2010

Kindle Store the first major bookstore to offer eBook gifting

SEATTLE, Nov 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

Kindle is the most gifted item in the history of Amazon.com and millions of people around the world are reading Kindle Books on Kindle devices and free Kindle apps. Beginning today, just in time for the holiday season, customers can give Kindle Books as gifts to anyone with an e-mail address–no Kindle required. Kindle Books can be read on Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. For more information or to give a Kindle Book as a gift, go to www.amazon.com/givekindlebooks.

“We are thrilled to make it easier than ever for our customers to give their favorite Kindle book to a friend or family member as a gift,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We’re making this functionality available in time for the holidays to offer an easy, stress free holiday shopping option for anyone – not just Kindle owners.”

To give a Kindle Book as a gift, customers simply choose a book in the Kindle Store, select “Give as a Gift” and send their gift to anyone with an email address. Notifications of Kindle Books gifts are delivered instantly via e-mail and the recipient redeems the gift in the Kindle Store to read on any Kindle or free Kindle app.

Just in time for holiday gift-giving, Amazon editors’ picks for the best books of the year are:

  1. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
  2. “Faithful Place: A Novel” by Tana French
  3. “Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War” by Karl Marlantes
  4. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand
  5. “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson
  6. “Freedom: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen
  7. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson
  8. “To the End of the Land” by David Grossman
  9. “Just Kids” by Patti Smith
  10. “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” by Michael Lewis

With over 725,000 books, the U.S. Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore) has the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read – including New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases from $9.99. Kindle lets you Buy Once, Read Everywhere – on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

You can buy a Kindle DX for $379, Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi for $189 or Kindle Wi-Fi version for only $139 today with FREE shipping and get it in time for Christmas!

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Amazon will allow lending of e-books

Posted by admin on November 16, 2010

Amazon.com Inc. is going to allow the lending of e-books purchased from its Kindle Store.

The online retailer announced the upcoming feature in a discussion forum for the Kindle on its website Friday, saying that later in the year it will start letting Kindle users and people who use its free Kindle apps loan books to others for a two-week period. During the loan, the book’s owner will not be able to read the book, Amazon said.

Only some Kindle books will be available for lending; Amazon said that the decision is up to the book’s publisher or rights holder.

Amazon’s most recently released Kindle sells for $139 and uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly download content from the Kindle Store. A version with Wi-Fi and 3G data network access costs $189, and a version with these same wireless connection options and a larger screen called the Kindle DX sells for $379.

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