The Kindle Fires include Kindle Fire HD in 8.9″ ($499/$299) and 7″ ($199) and a regular Kindle Fire in 7″ ($199). The new Kindle is called a Paperwhite. The tablets come with a new feature called “Kindle Free Time” that allows you to make profiles for members in your family, set daily screen limits, and give limited content access.
Paperwhite is not an eink screen but black ink on white screen with a light screen overlay that is adjustable. Per the Amazon site:
- Paperwhite has 62% more pixels for unsurpassed resolution 25% better contrast for sharp, dark text
- New hand-tuned fonts – 6 font styles, 8 adjustable sizes
- 8-week battery life, even with the light on
- Holds up to 1,100 books – take your library wherever you go
- Built-in Wi-Fi or 3G for $179
Updated 7″ Fire ($159)
- 40% faster performance
- Built-in Wi-Fi
7″ Fire HD ($199)
- 1280×800 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology
- Exclusive Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers
- Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
- 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core
- Free Skype video calls with front-facing HD camera
- Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
Fire HD 8.9 ($299)
- 1920×1200 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology
- Exclusive Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers
- 1.5Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core
- Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40%
- Free Skype video calls with front-facing HD camera
- Optional: 4G LTE wireless for $499. Get 250 MB a month for 12 months with a one-time payment of $49.99. Also included: 20 GB of additional Cloud Drive storage for your photos and more, plus a $10 Amazon Appstore promotional credit. You can pay for 3GB and 5GB monthly data plan from AT&T
Thomas Friedman concurred, noting how Trouillot and anthropology changed his columns on globalization and the Middle East. “Trouillot revealed the myth-making involved in ahistorical claims about recent globalization and the need to understand deep interconnections among peoples we typically portray as us and them,” Friedman writes. “Reading anthropology kept me from spouting inanities about Egypt, and of course to be very careful with metaphors: why would anyone ever celebrate a march to war as an audacious shake of the dice?”” Living Anthropologically
Here’s a link to a stand up desk. Order it, use it and live longer. Actually, can I lie down? Does that generate a longer life span?
Oh copyright and trademark infringement. You go on with your ridiculous self.
I don’t know if Pando Daily is right. I do think it is interesting that the publisher is investing in digital education startups. Isn’t half of Pearson (the parent of Penguin) based on educational products? If textbooks go away, that is likely to be a greater disruptive force that digital fiction books.
This puts a damper on the whole special forces/law enforcement hero books.
This article essentially says that film studios are interested in books like the Marriage Bargain (which I would predict to be a big screen fail unless it includes the Magic Mike crew inserting pelvic thrusts every ten minutes) and Bared to You by Sylvia Day (ditto). The movie moguls are trolling the Kindle bestseller list. “On the Island” has already been optioned and I actually think that has enough interesting content to generate a decent and maybe dark movie.
Entangled deciding to print its own mass market books. Mass market books are pulped and returned for a credit. Warehousing, taxable issues, and no refunds make mass market expensive.
It’s looking like a late July announcement with an early August ship date is more likely than not.
I still think this rumor is very iffy even though Google has launched its own 7″ tablet and Amazon is onto version 2. That said, Bloomberg and the WSJ are saying that Apple intends to launch a cheaper, smaller iPad around October. October is supposedly the release date of the iPhone 5.
This is insane. A vote made accidentally should not count.
Look, a happy ever after ending!
The Bible comes preloaded but you might have to pay for a copy of the Koran.
Time argues, like me, that investing in libraries is important for our communities, not only because libraries offer access to books for underprivileged, but because the services that libraries offer to communities is invaluable and isn’t replicated by other organizations.
Supposedly the news regarding Amazon’s updated tablet offerings will be at the end of July.
This makes a lot of sense. In prior years there were people in publishing that never read digitally.
I use themify as the base for this site and the releases.dearauthor.com site. From now until July 4th, you can get 30% off a Themify theme. Enter “nationalday” coupon code on checkout to save 30% off any theme or Club Membership.
PN: The price point would remain the same and the current Kindle Fire would be reduced to $149. The rumors regarding Kindle Fire 2 include higher resolution and a camera.
PN: I think it is great to encourage reading but increased reading =/ decreased criminal intent.
PN: The split would spin off the film/entertainment with the publishing/newspaper portions. For some reason, I always thought it was CBS that would shed Simon & Schuster first. News Corp owns, among other things, HarperCollins, the parent of Avon.
PN: Andrew Zack’s post is about how the DOJ lawsuit is wrong because Agency pricing hasn’t brought about higher prices, but I thought it was interesting to look at the revenue split from each retailer along with Zack’s admission that publishing an ebook is harder than he had originally envisioned.
PN: I thought this was fun but I didn’t understand why the author didn’t know how to pronounce her own words. Or am I misunderstanding her post?
PN: The BookPushers sought recommendations for post apocalyptic romances and generated a wonderful list. The giveaway deadline has passed but the list lives on.
Reposting the deals that I posted yesterday because the prices have flipped.
- THE BLACK ECHO by Michael Connelly * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN by John Fowles * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- FOREVER by Pete Hamill * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- ALONG CAME A SPIDER by James Patterson * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- THE PILOT’S WIFE by Anita Shreve * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- THE WINDS OF WAR by Herman Wouk * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- THE TIPPING POINT by Malcolm Gladwell * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- MYTHOLOGY by Edith Hamilton * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- BLUE HIGHWAYS by William Least Heat-Moon * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- AMERICAN CAESAR by William Manchester * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- LONG WALK TO FREEDOM by Nelson Mandela * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- NAKED by David Sedaris * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S
- WAR by Sebastian Junger * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S