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Nov 30, 2012

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...


Amazon Adds $1.5 Million Seasonal Bonus for KDP Select Authors

Nov 29, 2012

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...


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

Nov 27, 2012

(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...


Nov 23, 2012

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

Nov 20, 2012

(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...