Articles tagged kindle

12 Aug 2011 // 7:35 AM

Rise of E-books Will Benefit One Group: Readers

Rather than the first steps of a funeral cortege, the death of Borders is really just the first little dip on a wildly careening roller coaster ride for the people who write, publish, buy and sell books. It's going to shake us up, down and sideways, industry figures say, and some people may get thrown from their cars. But one group is sure to be happy at the end: readers.

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12 Aug 2010 // 1:00 AM

The Odyssey of Andrew Wylie

As traditional print media is being slowly but irresistibly subsumed by electronic competitors, powerhouse agent Andrew Wylie argues that writers should get a larger cut of e-book sales. But is Wylie, in reality, seeking to destroy paper-based publishing houses?

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8 Jul 2010 // 4:04 AM

DETROIT — Borders Group launched its eBook store Wednesday morning at The store features more than 1.5 million titles available for immediate download with prices

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23 Jun 2010 // 2:43 AM

WASHINGTON — on Monday slashed the price of the Kindle to $189 from $259 just hours after Barnes & Noble cut the cost of its competing

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Should free electronic books count in sales ratings?

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Penguin & the iPad: Taking Books to the Next Level, or Leaving Them in the Dust?

Apple's latest gadget, the iPad, hits shelves this weekend. There's been a lot of chatter on the interwebs and in the publishing world about how the shiny new tech may change the way we think of books.

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1 Feb 2010 // 2:05 AM

The Cult of Kindle and the Myth of Digital Utopia

If I could read more with a Kindle, it stood to reason that I wasn’t reading enough without one. Getting and consuming increasingly MORE information is an end in of itself these days.

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21 Jan 2010 // 4:07 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Inc. said Wednesday that it has raised the royalty rate for authors and publishers on books published for its Kindle e-reader,

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In an effort dubbed internally as “Project Impact,” Wal-Mart has redesigned its store layouts in order to make all departments visible from

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8 Oct 2009 // 3:11 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Inc. cut the price of its Kindle electronic-book reader for the second time this year, as competition continues to grow in

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26 Aug 2009 // 5:13 AM

WASHINGTON — Sony Corp. on Tuesday said the first wireless version of its electronic book reader will go on sale before Christmas, a move that will

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1 Apr 2009 // 5:30 AM

The Kindle 2, the second version of Amazon’s breakthrough electronic book reader, is cheaper ($359), thinner (0.36 inches), can hold more books (more than 1,500 compared with 200), and

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11 Mar 2009 // 8:30 AM

There was some good news recently in a report from the National Endowment for the Arts, which showed an increase in reading among adults. Or

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5 Mar 2009 // 8:10 AM

Let’s be clear: Amazon’s new app for the iPhone, released Wednesday, does not compare to the Kindle. Not only is it not as

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4 Mar 2009 // 6:00 AM created an amazing machine. Its Kindle 2 is the greatest device ever built for buying books. But as a tool for reading and handling

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10 Feb 2009 // 4:09 AM

Amazon has released a new Kindle. It costs $359. I don’t know why anyone would buy that piece of crippleware when you can buy a

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10 Feb 2009 // 4:03 AM

NEW YORK - on Monday unveiled a slimmer, lighter version of the Kindle, its electronic book reader, with a host of new features

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3 Jun 2008 // 3:37 AM

CHICAGO - Here’s one reason why you may want to take the hardcover of David Sedaris’ new book to the beach this summer instead

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Print Is Dead by Jeff Gomez

Although mediums change, it is ultimately the message that remains important.

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13 Dec 2007 // 12:47 AM

Many people, this reviewer included, found it easy to come up with reasons the Kindle, an electronic reading device introduced last month by Amazon .com,

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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