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How To Decide Which Kindle Fire HD Is Right For You

September 21, 2012
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How To Decide Which Kindle Fire HD Is Right For You

We’ve been posting about all the upgrades and great new features of the Kindle Fire HD, and we’re not done yet. But since the only significant differences among the various new Kindle Fire HD models are screen size and the 4G LTE option, the most urgent question for many of our readers is how to decide...

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What About TTS & Collections?

September 7, 2012
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What About TTS & Collections?

We know many Kindle Fire owners have been anxiously awaiting the announcements this week to learn if two of their most-wanted Kindle Fire features, Text-to-Speech (TTS) and Collections, would be included in some kind of firmware upgrade for existing KiLarndles. Kindle Fire Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton attended the press conference this week,...

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Come For The Devices, Stay For The Services

September 7, 2012
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Come For The Devices, Stay For The Services

One point made very strongly by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Amazon’s press conference this week was that while Amazon of course wants to make devices its customers will like and want to buy, if customers don’t find themselves actually wanting to use the device very much, the device is a failure. It doesn’t matter...

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Top Ten Reasons To Get Your Grad Or Retiring Dad A Kindle Fire

June 13, 2012
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Top Ten Reasons To Get Your Grad Or Retiring Dad A Kindle Fire

The graduation gown is off and soon junior will be heading off to college, or trade school, or work. Dad’s finally retiring and looking for productive ways to spend his newfound leisure time. Before you plunk down the cash to buy your graduate or newly-minted retiree a video gaming console, an iPad, a new smart phone or...

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Bench Testing And Mythbusting Video On The Kindle Fire

May 20, 2012
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Bench Testing And Mythbusting Video On The Kindle Fire

It seems to me that many, maybe even most, Kindle Fire owners aren’t using their Fire to watch video. An informal survey of online comments posted by Fire owners reveals opinions like these: 1. Any videos you want to watch on a Fire have to be purchased from Amazon, and they’re expensive 2. It...

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Meet the Editor!

April 16, 2012
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Meet the Editor!

We’re happy to introduce Fire on Kindle Nation Daily’s Editor in Chief, April L. Hamilton: author, publishing agitator, member of the Association of Independent Authors Board of Directors, and founder and Editor in Chief of Publetariat.com. We offer this introductory interview, to help you get better acquainted with our intrepid “woman behind the curtain”. Fire...

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Amazon vs. Apple And The Agency 5: Let’s Get The Facts Straight

April 13, 2012
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This is a cross-posting of an editorial from April L. Hamilton’s Indie Author Blog. Given that anyone who reads my blog is an author, publisher, or otherwise involved in the book business, I don’t think I need to trouble myself with recounting every detail of how the U.S. Department of Justice came to charge...

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Amazon Announces Intent To Start Slashing Kindle Book Prices In Wake Of Antitrust Settlements

April 13, 2012
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Yesterday the New York Times reported: As soon as the Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it was suing five major publishers and Apple  on price-fixing charges, and simultaneously settling with three of  them, Amazon announced plans to push down prices on e-books. The price  of some major titles could fall to $9.99 or less...

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Prices For Ebooks On Kindle Could Tumble As Deal In Apple Book Price-Fixing Case Is Just ‘Weeks Away’

April 4, 2012
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As promised, we provide this update on the U.S. Justice Department’s price fixing and collusion case against Apple and the Agency 5, as we originally reported in this earlier post. On The Mail, Rob Waugh reports: Justice Department could halt price deal which prevented Amazon discounting Deal between Apple and five publishers Ebook prices risen...

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Survey Finds Main Use of Kindle Fire is for Reading

March 21, 2012
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Survey Finds Main Use of Kindle Fire is for Reading

Interesting statistics can sometimes come from unexpected places. In its due diligence on researching Amazon stock in order to determine how to rate the investment, Citi conducted a survey of 1,100 online consumers. Some of Citi’s questions pertained to the Kindle and Kindle Fire. As reported on eBookNewser: 23% of respondents report that they...

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