25 days before Black Friday Amazon lowered price of its Amazon Paperwhite from $119.99 to $99.99. Kindle Paperwhite is one of Amazon bestselling devices which provides the best value for its cost.
Besides Kindle Paperwhite following Kindle products also got $20 discount. Kindle 6″ is now $79.99 after $20 discount (was $99.99). Kindle Voyage is $179.99 after $20 discount (was $199.99).
Based on previous Black Friday discounts this deal will probably be there until Black Friday holiday or even until official Amazon Black Friday close date on December 22nd. But it is also possible that Amazon will stop the deal for sometime and re-launch it again later to spark more interest. So sit tight!
Last month Amazon announced it will hire 120,000 holiday workers to help with holiday demand.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite can handle quite a lot of books without breaking a sweat. But if your books are all about images even it can ran out of storage capacity rather quickly. To address this Amazon Japan issued a special version of Kindle which storage is 8 times more than typical Kindle Paperwhite 4GB. It has total 32GB of storage and improved performance to deal with complex images in manga books. Additional performance of this Kindle allows up to 33% faster page turning and display of multiple pages of a book side by side.
Here is a list of additional features that Amazon is offering on its Kindle Paperwhite 32GB model.
8 times of storage capacity. Allows readers to save hundreds of comics book and thousands of books on Kindle device.
Rapid page turn. Advanced processing capability of new Kindle allows up to 33% page turning speed. Also you can quickly skip pages at a speed of up to 7 pages per second.
Comics could be read on any device you own. Any books or comics you download will be available on all of your devices including smartphones and PC.
High resolution display. 300ppi display delivers crips and clear images of cartoon images and letters.
Two-page display format. To enhance viewing experience you can view books in two-page display.
Built-in light in display allows reading in low light conditions without eye strain.
Batter which lasts several weeks. You can enjoy up to 6 weeks of reading (with brightness set on 10 and using it for 30 minutes per day with wireless connection off).
Amazon Japan opened pre-orders this week for ¥16,280 (about USD 157).
It is not clear if this Kindle model will be offered in other parts of the world but it is pretty clear that it could be a very popular offering. Probably Amazon is just testing the market demand for it in Japan.
It used to be that publishing a book was a feat only achieved by the select few, and it was restricted to major publishing houses.
Ebooks have completely shifted the way we think of publishing. Anyone who can write and has some technology knowledge can publish via Kindle Direct Publishing.
Now, we can take it even further, and open up the publishing process to children. A child’s dream to be a writer can be a reality.
The Halloween Plan is a short story written by 10-year-old Claire Saguy, an avid Kindle reader and aspiring writer who is raising money for her school in Los Angeles. Schools are facing funding cuts all over the country. What a neat way to give back to her school and community.
The plot is a dilemma we all know well. Sarah, a 5th grader, has to go to her younger sister’s Halloween show, but would much rather go to her friend’s birthday party instead. Sarah and her friends team up to come up with a plan that will allow Sarah to come to the party without her mom knowing. The plan takes some twists and turns that could go either way.
The Halloween Plan teaches a lesson on the importance of honesty and good communication. It is a quick read, and the writing is quite good.
A great short story for all ages, and just in time for Halloween. Hopefully Claire’s example will help encourage other kids hoping to become writers to publish their own ebooks as well. The lure of technology could be a great boost for literacy.
This generation of children are pretty tech savvy. There are a number of children’s books on the Kindle, some with interactive content sure to make the story more fun and engaging.