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U.K. Customers Are Getting Free Kindles. Will the U.S. Get Them, Too?

Two weeks ago, the Amazon announced that the Kindle would be sold in AT&T stores; it's already available at Best Buy, Staples and Target here in the U.S. Now the e-reader device will be popping up in Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse locations across the U.K. Both retailers will be offering the e-reader with an interesting twist: In addition to being able to purchase a Kindle at the regular...

Lendle Lets Kindle Users Share E-books

Lendle, an e-book sharing site that launched this week, allows Amazon users to borrow and lend select Kindle e-books, of which 821 are currently available, for two-week periods. All you need is at least one of the free Kindle apps for Mac, PC, iOS or Android (or a Kindle, itself). Besides that, you'll need an Amazon account and a willingness to share with others. Just make sure you return the...

Amazon Continues to Rake in the Cash, Selling More E-Books than Paperbacks

Amazon's empire is continuing to grow, with the company reporting an increase in profits of eight-percent in the fourth quarter of 2010. That growth was a little slower than expected, but the really big news from Amazon's quarterly financial report is the fact that sales of Kindle e-books have surpassed that of paperbacks. It was only in July sales of e-books passed that of hardcovers -- making it...

Amazon Finally Lets You Lend Kindle E-Books

In October, Amazon announced that it would begin allowing Kindle owners to lend books to friends and family, so long as they use a Kindle (or the Kindle app), too. The company promised the feature would arrive before the end of the year and, while Amazon is cutting it pretty close with a December 30th launch date, it stayed true to its word. Users can now lend e-books for up to 14 days, although...

Kindle 3 Now Amazon's Best Selling Product Ever

The Kindle is officially the iPod of the e-reader world. It has its own locked media ecosystem and offers a best-of-breed user experience. And, this holiday season, the Kindle 3 offically became the best selling product in Amazon history, beating former top seller 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' Amazon also set a single-day sales record on Cyber Monday, with orders for 13.5 million items...

Amazon Offers Free One-Day Shipping For Procrastinating Shoppers

This year's Free Shipping Day was so successful, Amazon has decided to do it all over again. From now until Wednesday, last-minute holiday shoppers can purchase thousands of products from the online retailer, and receive free, one-day shipping. To take advantage of the offer, you'll have to ship all your items to a single address, and make sure that every product you purchase qualifies for the...

Your Christmas Morning E-Book Shopping Spree Will Be 'Curated' by Random House

The New York Times states that, on Christmas Day, "hundreds of thousands of consumers are expected to unwrap new e-readers that they received as gifts, and quickly begin downloading books to read." No surprise there, really, since Christmas Day 2009 doubled as the Bataan Death March of the popular printing press -- the first time that Amazon sold more digital books for its Kindle reader than it...

Supreme Court Showdown: iPad v. Kindle

Forget Roe v. Wade. Forget Miranda v. Arizona. Forget 'The People vs. Larry Flynt.' They're all milestone cases, to be sure, but they all pale in comparison to the virulent ideological divide that's ravaging today's Supreme Court: iPad v. Kindle. In a recent interview with C-SPAN, Justice Elena Kagan confessed that she reads many of her court briefs on her Kindle, where, presumably, she can...

Gift Guide: Kindle 3 Is Our e-Reader Pick for Under $300

Ah, the difference a year makes. Last holiday season, we struggled to find nice things to say about many members of the first e-reader generation. Fast-forward to this August, when we revisited the topic, and we were blown away by how things had (and in some cases hadn't) changed. New models have appeared since, but, for us, Amazon's most recent Kindle continues to be our hands-down pick. ...

Amazon Lets You Gift Kindle Books, Makes Holiday Shopping Even Lazier

Back in October, Kindle users got the ability to lend e-books to friends, and, now, just in time for the holidays, Amazon is introducing e-book gifting. Lazy shoppers, rejoice! You can delay your shopping until Christmas morning, and just purchase and send e-books gifts to anyone with a Kindle reader or app....

Amazon Relents, Pulls Bestselling Pedophilia Guide From Kindle Bookstore

When a book offering guidance on how to be a pedophile inexplicably landed in the Kindle's list of Top 100 Paid Bestsellers, Amazon suddenly found itself at the center of a brewing national controversy. Thousands of users posted comments of anger and disgust, and many even threatened to boycott the retailer. Through it all, Amazon held firm, and steadfastly refused to remove the title -- until...

Amazon to Finally Let You Lend Kindle Books to Friends

Kindle-wielding bibliophiles will soon be able to share their favorite books with their literary friends, thanks to a new book lending policy that Amazon announced on Friday. As TechCrunch explains, the new policy will allow readers to lend out their e-books to other Kindle users, who will be allowed 14 days of alone time with the lender's publication of choice. There are, however, some catches....

Kindle Singles: Amazon Announces Shorter E-Books at Smaller Prices

Long before the 30-minute time slot defined the TV show, and the 45-minute LP defined the album, aspiring authors were constrained by how many, or how few, words a publisher was willing to print. Such has largely been the case for our lifetimes, but, if Amazon has anything to do with it, it may not be the case much longer. Today, the company announced that it will begin offering shorter...

Scholastic Study: Kids Read Less as They Get Older, But Want to Use E-Readers

If you give a kid a Kindle, she's going to ask for more fun books. A study commissioned by Scholastic -- the publisher of the 'Goosebumps' and 'Harry Potter' series -- found that 57-percent of kids aged 9 to 17 were interested in reading on electronic devices. Their parents, however, believe that using electronic devices of any kind limits the amount of time they would actually read, do...

Amazon Kindle for the Web Improves E-Reading Previews

Amazon already has Kindle apps on the three biggest smartphone platforms and the two most popular consumer OSes, so what's left for it to conquer? (Besides Linux that is.) The Web, of course, and Amazon has staked its claim on that next frontier with the debut of Kindle for the Web. Kindle for the Web is not an online, feature competitive e-reader, though. Instead, it is used to display samples...