Apple to Overhaul it’s Digital iBooks Service

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There’s no doubt that while Apple products are generally thought of as superior, their iBooks service does really come a poor second to the Amazon Kindle service and it looks like Apple are about to do something to try and get ahead of the curve.

It’s reported by the Verge that iBooks is changing to just ‘Books’ and a new app is coming in the next few months. It’s promised that the new app will be simplified, highlighting current bestsellers with a separate tab for audio books. Read More

Amazon Reveals the Most Read Kindle Books of All Time

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To celebrate the Kindle’s 10th birthday, Amazon has released new information from the Amazon charts which shows off which books, both fiction and non-fiction, are the top 10 best-selling Kindle books of all time. Many of the fiction entries won’t surprise you, but some of the non-fiction top sellers show Kindle readers have a wide variety of interests, from autobiographies to historic reads. Read More

Amazon Celebrates the Kindle’s 10th Birthday by Having a Big Sale

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of Amazon’s e-reader the Kindle. The Kindle was very well received by consumers upon its launch and now the device is the go to e-reader for all bibliophiles who have run out of shelf space. Whilst the Kindle’s actual tenth birthday will be November 19th, Amazon is celebrating the milestone a little early by discounting several types of Kindle devices by $30. Read More

Kindle Kids Bundle is Perfect for Little Bibliophiles

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Reading Goals and a Whole Library in Little Hands

Say what you like about Amazon, but they certainly know the book market, inside out and that’s great news for bibliophiles! And as times have moved on, eReaders and similar technology has become the staple for many people. And now, just in time for the festive season, they’re offering an amazing Kindle kids bundle, and it’s just the ticket for budding bibliophiles growing up in a technological world.

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Amazon Customers Receiving Cash Windfalls due to Lawsuit

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If you buy eBooks, you could be in for some cash!

It was like Christmas in our little reading group yesterday, and playing Santa Claus was Amazon as they credited cash back to hundreds and hundreds of Amazon accounts after the settlement of a price fixing lawsuit.

If you received an email this week telling you that you have cash credit then it’s probably not a scam, check your Amazon account as if you downloaded eBooks between 2010 and 2012 you’ll be in for credit to spent on site. Read More

Silver Surfers Driving Digital Reading

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While Paper Books are ‘Cool for Kids’

We hear a lot on our Facebook page about the seemingly younger generation and their dependence on digital devices, but according to research carried out for eBook retailer Kobo, it’s silver surfers who are driving the digital reading revolution. And in other news, and another study we find that youngsters aren’t only outreading older people but they are buying more paper books too. Read More

Amazon Announce Critical Kindle Update

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Software Update must be done before March 22nd

If you’re like me and you only turn your Kindle on once in a blue moon then this message is definitely for you! Amazon has announced a critical Kindle update and unless you download it by 22nd March, your device will be rendered unusable.

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Recall for Kindle Chargers over Electric Shock Risk

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UK power adapters affected

Amazon has announced a voluntary recall and exchange programme for some of its power adapters today over a concern that they could prove an electrical shock risk.

There’s no need to panic, and only certain model numbers are affected but if you own a UK Kindle Fire 7” or a UK Fire Kids Edition 7” you might want to check your power adapter.

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