Monthly Archives November 2012

TKC 226 Russ Grandinetti

News - 1) Amazon announces record Kindle sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 2) Just in time for the holidays, a $1.5 million bonus is added for Kindle Direct Publishing authors enrolled in KDP Select. 3) Click here to vote for Worldreader.org in the Chase American Giving Awards. The deadline is Tuesday, December 4. Worldreader is […]

Amazon Adds $1.5 Million Seasonal Bonus for KDP Select Authors

Amazon today served up a jolly seasonal bonus for Kindle Direct Publishing authors who are taking advantage of the Kindle Select program. At midnight Seattle time, the company announced that it will pay an additional $1.5 million to participating authors in the three-month period from December through February. The bonus payment, available to authors who […]

Will Kobo Save Indie Bookstores? My Thoughts on the ABA’s Latest Digital Initiative…

(Cross Post of my Kindle Nation Daily Contributing Editor’s Column) November 23, 2012 The general manager of Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, remembers two women who came into the store and said, “We’d like to talk to your children’s specialist about what books we should buy for our granddaughter for her Kindle.” “I took […]

TKC 225 Neil Strandberg

News - This week marked the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the first Kindle. Five years later, The Los Angeles Times reports on a prediction that the Kindle Fire HD will outsell Apple’s iPad mini by a margin of two to one. Tech Tip - You won’t find a Kobo app at Amazon’s Apps for Android […]

New Options for Serious Journalists: How Brian Mockenhaupt’s Powerful Tale of 3 Marines Found an Audience via Byliner

(Cross Post of my Kindle Nation Daily Contributing Editor’s Column) But for eBooks, war fatigue might have kept Brian Mockenhaupt from publishing a story that should never be forgotten. A former Army infantryman who served two tours with the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq, Mockenhaupt is a contributing editor at Reader’s Digest and Esquire and […]

Kindle History: It All Started Five Years Ago Today

I have few regrets about my involvement with the Kindle these past five years, but one of them is triggered by today’s anniversary. It was five years ago today, on November 19, 2007, that the original Kindle sold out in the first five and a half hours of availability. I wish I’d been one of […]

TKC 224 Brian Mockenhaupt

News - 1) First impressions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9“. 2) The Waterstones-Kindle partnership unfolds in the U.K. with a free hour of reading eBooks in the stores. CORRECTION 11/17/12- Eolake Stobblehouse points out that I probably was not comparing apples with apples in my video comparison of the iPad 3 and the Fire HD […]

Richard Mason’s Lush New App for His Novel Opens New Vistas for Reading Pleasure

Cross Post of my Kindle Nation Daily Contributing Editor’s Column When a brilliant author creates a version of his novel for tablet computers, a whole new world of possibilities opens up. That’s what I find so intriguing about Richard Mason’s recently released app, History of a Pleasure Seeker, Volume I: The Gilded Curve. When Mason began […]

TKC 223 Richard Mason

News - Not much shaking this week. Go directly to Tech Tips. Tech Tips - How to highlight over multiple pages on a Kindle Paperwhite, and a tip from Jean Remple on buying apps for your Kindle Fire in France. Interview (starts at 7:33) - Richard Mason, the author of History of a Pleasure Seeker, has made a stunning […]

Here’s Why Chris Brogan, co-author of The Impact Equation, Plans to Read Only 3 Books in the Next 12 Months

(Cross Post of my Kindle Nation Daily contributing editor’s column) November 2, 1012 Three books? 12 months? For most Kindle Nation readers or Kindle Chronicles listeners, it’s hard to imagine such a choice. But which ones would you choose? In my case, it may take another year for me to finish Tolstoy’s War and Peace at […]