Monthly Archives April 2012

TKC 195 Mike Shatzkin

News – 1) Amazon beats financial analysts’ expectations with its first-quarter earnings report. 2) E Ink Holdings, on the other hand, has its first first-quarter loss since 2009, thanks to Amazon’s “digestion” of E Ink screen inventory that exceeded demand for the last quarter of 2011. Thanks to Sri Peruvemba of E Ink Holdings for […]

TKC 194 Doug Lance

News – 1) More commentary on the Department of Justice’s antitrust action against Apple and five publishers over e-book price collusion: Brad Stone and Felix Gillette in Bloomberg Business Week, Mike Shatzkin, and Stephen Windwalker.  2) Kindle Touch 3G goes worldwide sooner than expected, via Andrys Basten. Tech Tip – A comparison of Audible audiobooks […]

All the News that Bashes Amazon

I love The New York Times and am a loyal subscriber to its Kindle version. But honestly. Are all of the Times’s objective, hard-hitting journalists in the pockets of New York publishers? When you scan the prestigious addresses of the five Defendant Publishers listed in the Department of Justice’s antitrust complaint, they are all in the same […]

TKC 193 Jim Cheshire

News – 1) The Department of Justice files an anti-trust suit against Apple and five publishers, three of whom have settled out of court. Click here for the 36-page Complaint and here for the Proposed Final Judgment as to defendants Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. For a look at where at least one of the alleged conspirators’ meetings […]

A Kindle Daily Deal to Remember

Amazon today is marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking by offering Walter Lord’s classic, A Night to Remember, as the Daily Deal, for $1.99. Lord’s minute-by-minute account of the Titanic disaster was published in 1955, when I was five years old. I vaguely remember reading this book when I was a boy, but […]

Nook Gets a Glowing Screen Before the Kindle

I just pre-ordered a Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and can’t wait to see how it looks under the covers for night-time reading. TechCrunch has reported that Amazon is planning an E Ink Kindle with this clever technology, but Barnes & Noble appears to have beat Bezos and company to market with a glowing screen. […]

United States v. Apple and the Big Publishers

Click here for the 36-page complaint filed today by the Department of Justice against Apple and five major publishers charged with conspiring to fix e-book prices. It’s a PDF file that you can email to your Kindle(s) for a close read. I will be studying it this week as I prepare TKC 193, but at […]

TKC 192 Panio Gianopoulos

News – 1) Devin Coldewey of TechCrunch has the Kindle scoop of the week, with his first-person description of a new e Ink Kindle with a front-lit screen, apparently coming to the market later this year. 2) Amazon announces “eBooks Kindle en Espagñol Español.” 3) CNET UK reports the Kindle Fire is coming to the U.K. and […]