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Color Kindle Contest Winner

A while ago I ran a contest for guessing a name of Color Kindle device when it comes out. And the prize goes to… Taylor Harris who lives in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, and has been a Kindle owner since March of 2009. He’s a fan of Willa Cather, reads Robert D. Kaplan, and […]

Happy New Year!

Well folks, it’s been a fun and exciting year in terms of eBooks and eReaders. I’m sure that the next year will be even more interesting but for now I’m off to celebrate the New Year for the rest of the day. See you in the new 2011 year! Cap d’Any – Nit de Cap […]

Kindle Book Lending is here!

Without much of an announcement, Amazon has rolled out the Kindle feature that many people has been waiting for since it was announced two months ago. Kindle books can now be lent and borrowed for a period of 14 days. The feature is only available for some of the books. Here’s official Amazon help page […]

Kno Finally Ships

Remember the Kno?  It was an interesting idea that was taken by many to be an impossible or doomed project many months ago.  The basic idea was that a tablet PC optimized for educational needs and being about the size and weight of a standard undergraduate textbook would go over impressively in the same market […]

Read Kindle books on Nook Color

Yep, you are reading this right. It’s actually quite easy now to get Kindle books on Nook color and have both eBook stores available to you on a single device. This is possible because Nook Color is more of an entry level Android tablet than a dedicated eReader. As it comes out of the box […]

Tic Tac Toe – Kindle Edition

Tic Tac Toe is one of the earlier games made available for the Kindle and it goes for cheap…just 99 cents.  Tic Tac Toe is in the form of an e-book rather than an application, and Jon Larimer is the author. Many of you probably know the rules of Tic Tac Toe, also known as […]

Kindle Exceeds Expectations This Year

Early on, analysts were guessing that the Kindle had about 5 million sales in its 2010 future.  Overall, an impressive gain after Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) managed about 2.4 million last year (according to anonymous report since Amazon doesn’t disclose sales figures on this). Current estimates, however, have the projection set at an even more impressive 8 million […]

Kindle Skins

Cuteness overload! I have been using this adorable giraffe (originally created by Vlad Gerasimov) as my desktop wallpaper for a couple years now. Each time I need to make a presentation, thus exposing my desktop to the strangers’ eyes – I always get a few giggles and compliments towards my choice of desktop image. I […]

Tolstoy and Kindle

As I was reading Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog (which I quite enjoyed, by the way), I could not help myself but notice that the author emblematizes intelligence and erudition in one particular author, Leo Tolstoy. I found it a little amusing and curious – in order to demonstrate the concierge’s intellectuality, Barbery […]

Kindle for Android Magazine Update

There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind at this point that Kindle eBooks are here to stay, right?  I mean, I’m pretty sure we’ve made that point before, so why dwell on it?  Well, think for a minute how many people have traditionally done most of their reading in things besides books.  Obviously magazines and newspapers […]