amazon kindle books

5 Jan

Amazon Kindle e-book downloads outsell paperbacks

But its profit margins were down as it spent money on discounting, acquisitions and building new depots.

Amazon shares fell 9% in after-hours trading as its sales were not as good as had been expected.

Three month net sales passed $10bn for the first time, up 36% to $12.95bn, but analysts had predicted a higher figure.

Three month net income came in at $416m (£262m), which was up 8% from the same period last year.

The world’s biggest online retailer’s operating margin declined to 3.7% from 5% at the end of 2009 and the company warned that it would be between 2.8% and 3.8% in the first three months of 2011.

Its recent acquisitions have included and the DVD mail-order and streaming business Lovefilm.

Amazon announced that in the US since the start of the year it had sold 115 e-book downloads for every 100 paperback books, even excluding its downloads of free books.
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But it stressed that sales of paperback books were also growing.

“Last July we announced that Kindle books had passed hardcovers and predicted that Kindle would surpass paperbacks in the second quarter of this year,” said Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

“So this milestone has come even sooner than we expected – and it’s on top of continued growth in paperback sales.”

It has not said how many of its Kindle devices it has sold, but did say that they had overtaken the final book in the Harry Potter series to become the top-selling item in Amazon’s history.

Amazon shares have risen nearly 75% from their low-point of $105.80 in July.

Amazon’s Kindle Gets a Library Card

Starting today, library patrons and Amazon e-book lovers have no reason to needle each other over which source of books is superior. Or at the very least, they have a comfortable meeting place where they can (quietly) exchange both book recommendations and spirited taunting.

As announced in April, Amazon now supports borrowing e-books from local libraries. Library-lent books will work on both Kindle e-readers and Kindle smartphone or tablet apps.

Library books, though temporary, work just like any other Kindle e-book:

When you borrow a Kindle public library book, you’ll have access to all the unique features of Kindle books, including real page numbers and Whispersync technology that synchronizes your notes, highlights, and last page read. After a public library book expires, if you check it out again or choose to purchase it from the Kindle store, all of your annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

Facebook and Twitter integration works too. I’m presuming Amazon’s own social platform does as well, although the release notes don’t specify so, and I haven’t yet been able to verify it.

Here’s one tricky part that turns out to not actually be so tricky. Naturally, you can’t check out books through But you also can’t search to see if a book is available for library lending on Amazon’s home page, or see whether your local library is participating in Amazon’s program.

If you know and regularly patronize your local library and its web page, this is no real problem. Simply go to your local library’s web site and find the digital book catalog. Use your library card (and if you don’t have one, get one) to check out the book, then click “Get for Kindle.” You’ll have to sign in to your Amazon account and have your device connected either to the internet over Wi-Fi or to your computer through a USB cable. If you’re on a 3G Kindle, smartphone, or tablet, your book won’t be delivered.

What if you don’t know whether your library offers e-books at all, let alone the new Kindle books? Here it’s helpful to know that Amazon’s library lending is mediated by a third party: Overdrive. Overdrive manages digital rights for e-books in nearly every format.

Plenty of other e-reader manufacturers and e-book sellers have been working with libraries to make books available already. Nearly all of them use Overdrive as a partner for its robust DRM. It mediates between the e-book manufacturers and many different kinds of institutions, particularly libraries. Your library’s web site may even have an “Overdrive” branded link rather than a Kindle one; you would then have to select which e-book format you want.

Unlike Amazon, Overdrive actually does have a global search engine. It’s particularly useful for checking to see if your local library supports e-book lending for Kindle, or any other e-book format. You can search for individual books by title, author, keyword or ISBN, or search and/or browse lists of libraries and bookstores that use Overdrive for e-books. If you don’t know the name of your library or library system, you can search by city or zip code. Advanced search allows you to specify individual formats — like “Kindle Book (BETA).”

That’s about it. It’s a good thing for readers, because they’ve got access to more free content. It’s a good thing (I hope) for libraries, who can reach or reconnect with a wide range of patrons in different media. (Let’s hope whatever deal they struck with Amazon doesn’t prove ruinous, or gets slashed back by budget-busting administrative and government crusaders.)

It’s also a good thing, I think, for Amazon. When the Kindle was introduced, there were many people who argued that Amazon was only trying to preserve one kind of reading — direct individual purchase of popular new books — and grind every other model to dust.

Now, Amazon’s much more eclectic. Whether it’s book borrowing between users, textbook rentals, libraries lending books to local patrons, or (potentially) subscription content for Amazon Prime customers, they’re experimenting with a wide range of approaches to connecting their customers to books.

This partly shows Amazon’s confidence: It’s willing to engage in almost any business field or model, because it knows part of its strength is its position as an omnibus retailer who can offer anything and everything, physical and virtual.

Still, this kind of experimentation, especially from a market leader, is welcome in a new market like e-books where nothing, not even Amazon’s continued role as the market leader, is certain just yet.

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Kindle Covers

22 Dec

Amazon Kindle Covers

While Amazon is enlarging the range of its e-book readers, kindle covers is an entry point for all its users. Basically, covers is everything you could wrap your Kindle with. They are designed to protect the reader from dirt and scratches and to decrease the damage from accidental fall. There is a huge variety of material the Kindle covers are made of: neoprene, leather, plastic, and hemp – the natural material popular among the hand-made designers.
Nowadays, covers for Kindle is not only a necessity, amed at increasing usability and protection of your Kindle device, but also the way to express your personality and creativity. Thankfully to you can find a lot of different models.
There is a plenty of Kindle covers to choose. The most popular models are the leather ones produced by Amazon.

They come in seven different colors (Black, Burnt Orange, Chocolate Brown, Steel Blue, Hot Pink, Apple Green and Burgundy Red), which means you can find the color you like best. Since they are made from leather and have the soft grey microfiber padding, they are both practical and elegant, and protect your reader from dust and scratches.

Amazon kindle cover with light is another interesting model, which main advantage is that you can read your ebook in poorly lit place or at night everywhere (on the plane, in the train or automobile) without bothering the people around you. Like everything produced by Amazon, this cover is stylish, durable and comfortable. High-quality little LED reading light you can find inside the top right corner at the back panel. Due to the fact that it draws power directly from the device, no additional batteries are needed.

Kindle sleeves are one of the favorites. They are so different and colorful, and have such an unusual design, which makes them the most popular Kindle covers amount the large variety offered. On the one hand Kindle covers meet all the protection requirements, on the other hand they are smartly and thoughtfully designed and reasonably priced.

Many professional designers work hard to create stylish, fashionable, user-friendly design for Kindle covers. They use the high quality materials with solid craftsmanship and that why they are both stylish and protective.

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kindle dx review

4 Nov

The larger Kindle DX with a Kindle 2 for size comparison

Amazon announced the Kindle DX on May 6, 2009. This device has a larger screen than the standard Kindle and supports simple PDF files. It was also the thinnest Kindle to date and offers an accelerometer, which enables the user to seamlessly rotate pages between landscape and portrait orientations when the Kindle DX is turned on its side. It is marketed as more suitable for displaying newspaper and textbook content.[28] The device can only connect to Whispernet in the United States. It can be distinguished from the later International version by a serial number starting with “B004”.

Since January 19, 2010, the Kindle DX International has shipped in 100 countries.[30] The Kindle DX comes with a 24.6 cm (9.7 inch) E Ink screen instead of the 15.2 cm (6 inch) normal Kindle screen. It has support for International 3G Wireless, and its serial number will start with “B005”.

On July 1, 2010, Amazon released a new revision of the Kindle DX “Graphite” (3rd Generation Kindle DX). As well as dropping the price from $489 to $379, the new Kindle DX has an E Ink display with 50% better contrast ratio (due to new E Ink Pearl technology) and comes only in a “graphite” case color. It is speculated the case color change is to improve contrast ratio perception further, as some users found the prior white casing highlighted that the E Ink background is light gray and not white.

Like the prior Kindle DX, it does not have a Wi-Fi connection. Its serial numbers start with “B009”.The DX Graphite (DXG) is generally accepted to be of the 3rd generation, yet it is a mix of 3rd generation hardware and 2nd generation software. The CPU is of the same speed as Kindle 3 but it is of a different revision. Even though DX Graphite has a larger case, it has only a half the system memory (128MB) of the Kindle 3 (256MB).

Due to these hardware differences, DXG runs the same firmware as Kindle 2 (currently at version 2.5.8). Therefore, DXG cannot display international fonts (such as the Cyrillic font, Chinese, or any other non-Latin font), and PDF and the web browser are limited to Kindle 2 features.

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A second generation Kindle

On February 10, 2009, Amazon announced the Kindle 2. It became available for purchase on February 23, 2009. The Kindle 2 features a text-to-speech option to read the text aloud, and 2 GB of internal memory of which 1.4 GB is user-accessible. By Amazon’s estimates the Kindle 2 can hold about 1500 non-illustrated books. Unlike the Kindle First Generation, Kindle 2 does not have a slot for SD memory cards. It was slimmer than the original Kindle.

To promote the new Kindle, author Stephen King made UR, his then-new novella, available exclusively through the Kindle Store. On October 22, 2009, Amazon stopped selling the original Kindle 2 in favor of the international version it had introduced earlier in the month.

According to an early review by iFixIt, the Kindle 2 features a Freescale 532 MHz, ARM-11 90 nm processor, 32 MB main memory, 2 GB moviNAND flash storage and a 3.7 V 1530 mAh lithium polymer battery.

On November 24, 2009, Amazon released a firmware update for the Kindle 2 that it said increased battery life by 85% and introduces native PDF support.

On July 8, 2009, Amazon reduced price of the Kindle 2 from the original $359 to $299. On October 7, 2009, Amazon kindle  further reduced the price of the Kindle 2 to $259. The Kindle 2 was criticized[22] for its high original retail price, compared to the $185.49 manufacturing cost estimated by iSuppli.

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Instructions on How to Operate a kindle readers

The Amazon Kindle pdf is an e-book, newspaper and magazine reader with a bookstore built-in. The Kindle uses a special electronic ink display to render pages from electronic media stored on the device. You can add new media to your Kindle by purchasing it directly from Amazon’s online book store. Your Kindle can connect to the Amazon store and download new content over WiFi. If you have a 3G-ready Kindle, it can also connect over Amazon’s Whispernet service wherever a cellular data signal is available.

Plug the small end of the Kindle reader power cord into the USB/Power port on the bottom of the Kindle. Plug the other end into a wall outlet or a USB port on a computer. Allow the Kindle to continue charging until the charge indicator light on the bottom of the Kindle turns green. learn about kindle reviews here.

Slide the power switch on the bottom of the Kindle to the right and release it to turn the Kindle on. Wait for the Kindle to start up.

Press the “Home” button, then press the “Menu” button. Select “Settings” from the main menu, then select “Wi-Fi Settings.” Select the name of a nearby WiFi network that you want to connect to. The Kindle will automatically prompt you for the network’s passkey if a passkey is required. Type the passkey using the Kindle’s keypad and press “Enter.” If you have a 3G Kindle, you do not need to connect to a WiFi network, but you will be able to browse and download faster if you are connected to one.

Press the “Home” button then press the “Menu” button. Select the “Settings” menu then select “Register.” Type the email address associated with your Amazon account in the “E-Mail Address” field, type your Amazon password in the “Password” field, then select “Submit.” If you purchased your Kindle directly from Amazon, your Kindle should already be registered to you.

Select “Shop in Kindle Store” from the main menu to access the Kindle store. Type the name of the book that you want to buy on the Kindle’s keypad and select “search store” to search for a specific title. Select the book that you want to buy in the search results, then select “Buy” to purchase the book. Your Kindle will automatically download the book that you’ve purchased.

Press the “Home” button to access a list of the media stored on your Kindle. You can select a sort option (“Most Recent First,” “Title,” “Author” or “Collections”) at the top of the home page to change the way your media is sorted. Select an item to begin reading it. Press the “Next Page” and “Previous Page” buttons on either side of the Kindle’s screen to move through the document.

Press the “AA” button on the bottom row of the keyboard to modify the way the text is displayed. Select the appropriate text size, typeface, line spacing and number of words per line in the on-screen menu, then press the “AA” button again to save your changes.

Press the “Menu” button while reading a book to add bookmarks, notes or highlights to a book. You can also use the menu to navigate through the media. Select “Go to…” to skip through the book. You can jump to the table of contents, the cover, the beginning of the book, the end of the book or a specific page number. Press the “Sym” key to enter the page number that you want to jump to.

Slide and release the power switch on the bottom of the Kindle or leave your Kindle alone for ten minutes to allow it to go into sleep mode to save battery power. Slide and hold the power switch to turn your Kindle off.

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What Is Kindle

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Kindle is an electronic book that can be used to read a variety of media, from newspapers, magazines, books, novels, and others.

What Is Kindle? kindle is the best e-book reader and wonderful investment for avid readers (holds up to 3500 books), The device is small and light (weight 8.7 ounces and size 190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm ), so it fits in the inside pocket of a man’s sport jacket. kindle reviews

What is kindle? Kindle is fill with magazine, newspapers books, and the Screen is clear, bright, sharper and great for indoor or outdoor reading and readable in sunlight. You can read outside in the sun, for hours at a time, and with no side effects such as headaches or pain in my eyes. The one benefit using kindle E-book is the Screen is exactly same as paper edition of books (screen like real Paper).

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