29 DeLancey Nicoll

delancey-nicoll-thumbNews – Citigroup’s Internet analyst Mark Mahaney finds some real numbers that convincingly indicate Amazon sold 500,000 Kindles in 2008.   Joe Wikert of Kindleville is looking for someone to take over his blog who still believes in the Kindle.  Stephen Windwalker launches a new weekly newsletter, Kindle Nation .

Tech Tip – Via Stephen Windwalker, how to paw through 7,000 “new” old free titles at the Kindle Store, and why Abhi thinks there may be a lot more coming on February 9.  Click here for Karen of KindleKorner’s handy search of more contemporary free books.

Interview – DeLancey Nicoll, a student at Hartwick College, took his Kindle to a transcultural nursing program in Jamaica , and he tells what it’s like to share a Kindle account with one’s mother.  What’s on his Kindle: Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk.

Quote – A little light reading from H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Comments – from Leslie Nicoll, Glenn Dudley, Larry Goss, Michael Kraus, Al MacDermid MacDiarmid, Marcy McKenzie, Peggy Pellet, April Weed, and Zete Hutton. Mentioned in comments: Hood by Stephen Lawhead, Free-Range Chickens by Simon Rich, ,  Kindle 1.20 firmware update, my “Cold Turkey in Paradise” essay.

Music for my podcast is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

Only three more days till February 9th!

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  1. Karen wrote:

    I’ve found my previous link misses some books (due to the way the Amazon search engine works), but a new link that excludes the public domain books by looking at the Publisher field (which the Amazon search box and Jungle search miss) is both more accurate and lets you keep the categories on the side for further selection. The link is very long, so I set up a tiny url for it:


    And set up permanent links on the left side of my blog that take you to either the non-public domain or just the public domain free books, both with complete category lists intact (finding a book in those 7K+ public domain books can be daunting, otherwise).

    Posted 07 Feb 2009 at 8:54 am
  2. Karen wrote:

    Oops, sorry, forgot my blog address:


    Posted 07 Feb 2009 at 8:55 am
  3. StephanieInCA wrote:

    I’m shocked more people aren’t talking about the serious privacy-rights implications of the Kindle. Sure, it’s convenient, but is it worth your civil liberties?

    Posted 09 Feb 2009 at 1:04 pm