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Daily Deals: History Books by Stephen E. Ambrose and Mahjong Solitaire

Today only Amazon offer three top-rated American history books from the inimitable historian Stephen E. Ambrose are just $1.99 each. A biography of Meriwether Lewis that relies heavily on the journals of both Lewis and Clark, this book is also backed up by the author’s personal travels along Lewis and Clark’s route to the Pacific. […]

Kindle Fire UK Coming This January

One of the biggest obstacles that Amazon is going to have to overcome in order to continue expanding its Kindle line at a decent rate is the complicated international release process.  That hasn’t stopped them so far, of course.  Some analysts are anticipating, for example, that the Kindle Fire will control as much as 50% […]

Daily Deals: The Giver and Warp Dash

Today Amazon offer you to get The Giver by Lois Lowry just for $0.99.   In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning novel, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community. In a world with no […]

Biography of Steve Jobs

I am currently reading Steve Jobs, a biography of the late CEO of Apple by Walter Isaacson.  It hit the bestseller’s list pretty quickly after Jobs’ death earlier this fall.  The hardcover edition is really heavy, so if you can get the Kindle edition, your arms will probably thank you.  On another note, you also […]

Daily Deals: The Handmaid’s Tale and Hot Donut

Today Amazon offer The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood just for $1.49 A radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, this story is told with such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called […]

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet: Amazon Winning, Sales Looking Great All Around

It’s undeniable that the release of the Kindle Fire, and along with it the competing Nook Tablet, has shaken up the Tablet PC market.  Since launch Amazon has already firmly taken second place next to the Apple iPad, selling as many as 5 million units in the 4th quarter of 2011 alone.  Barnes & Noble […]

Daily Deals: Pictures of You and Monopoly

You can gel Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt  just for $0.99. Award-winning author Caroline Leavitt’s novel of redemption and self-discovery begins with a fatal car crash and ends with a question: “How well do we really know those we love—and how do we forgive the unforgivable?” Here are some reviews: The Boston Globe describes Pictures of You “as part literary […]

Could The Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet Fight Really Hinge On Magazines?

Since the launch of the very first Kindle eReader, the persistent and constantly repeated complaint has been that it lacks color.  Everything else that began problematically, from screen refresh time to clunky controls, has been addressed in later iterations of the Kindle line.  Sadly, you just can’t do much yet in terms of color without […]

Daily Deals: The Detachment and Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots

Today Amazon offer The Detachment (John Rain) by Barry Eisler only for $0.99 John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.  When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott […]

Kobo Launches Book Club Against Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

It was recently announced that Kobo, Amazon’s leading competitor against the Kindle outside the United States, is offering a fun new perk for anybody who picks up one of their eReaders between now and May 2012.  The new Kobo Book Club, as they are referring to it, will offer each person a book of their […]