Amazon launching ad supported Kindle

I have to admit that I don’t really get this. The Kindle is already really cheap in my opinion, so why release an even cheaper version?

Everyone I know who has a Kindle loves it and thinks it is an excellent e-reader, so I can’t imagine why they’ve decided to launch a cheaper and arguably less attractive model. to Evernote

Amazon to bring apps to the Kindle

According to AppleInsider Amazon is approaching iOS app developers about porting their iOS apps to the Kindle. Apparently Amazon is especially interested in educational type apps which makes sense.

I doubt very much that there will be a space for audio or music type apps on the kindle, but the device does have a mic and speakers, so it can’t be ruled out. Clip to Evernote

The gadgeteer reviews the NOOKColor

The gadgeteer gives a good review of the NOOKcolor. Worth a read if you’re considering getting one. Clip to Evernote

Unboxing a Kindle

Not mine, but I got to have a little play with this device and really liked it, for reading of course, not music at all, but I was really impressed with the display. Clip to Evernote

Kindle Web App and Self Publishing

Following Google’s announcement of their e-book store, Amazon have announced a web app and the ability for self published authors to get their work on the Kindle platform. Clip to Evernote

NOOKcolor Impressions

Interesting post from Gadgetlab on NOOKcolor against the iPad’s iBooks app and the Kindle. Sounds like NOOKcolor has done well. The downside is that although it is an Android device it doesn’t have full access to the Android Marketplace.

I’m still looking for the perfect Android device … Clip to Evernote

Kindle Singles is not about dating

Amazon is bringing a shorter format publication to it’s Kindle platform. The 30-to-90 page e-chapbooks aim to split the difference between feature-length magazine articles and shorter books.

“Ideas and the words to deliver them should be crafted to their natural length, not to an artificial marketing length that justifies a particular price or a certain format,” said Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti. The costs of print production, marketing and distribution have historically driven the page-counts of book monographs up and the word-counts of magazine and newspaper articles down.

More at Gadgetlab. Clip to Evernote

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