3G Kindles on their last days of updating directly from the internet

3G is being phased out by all of the phone companies. Early Kindles used the 3G network to update their Kindles. When the network disappears, internet updating will no longer be possible. However, the alarmist tone in this article is inappropriate as these Kindles can still be updated by occasionally attaching them to their computer … Continue reading 3G Kindles on their last days of updating directly from the internet

New layout for Kindle special offers coming soon

This update to the Kindle's firmware has been in the wind for quite awhile. It's nice to get the details of how things will be handled for those who decided to accept ads. Would like to learn what it does for Kindles without special offers. goodereader.com/blog/kindle/new-kindle-update-changes-the-special-offers-layout New Kindle Update Changes the Special Offers Layout May … Continue reading New layout for Kindle special offers coming soon

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Amazon Kindle

https://gizmodo.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-your-amazon-1846824490 12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Amazon Kindle https://gizmodo.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-your-amazon-1846824490 David Nield May 5, 2021 8:00AM Your Kindle e-reader isn’t the kind of gadget you upgrade all that often, and you might have one that’s been serving you well for years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you know everything that Amazon’s … Continue reading 12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Amazon Kindle

Amazon finally adding a much-desired feature to Kindles

The article is not exactly crystal clear. First your Kindle must meet two conditions: not have the ad-supported screensaver and have the necessary firmware. Then, Amazon will send the ability to display your book covers as screen savers. That choice will show up under Settings, Device Options on your Kindle, but the rollout may take … Continue reading Amazon finally adding a much-desired feature to Kindles

How do you enroll in the Kindle challenge?

How do you get invited to the Kindle Challenge? January 12, 2021 By Michael Kozlowski Kindle Challenge is a new reward system that Amazon launched a couple of weeks ago. It allows you to earn badges, meeting different reading goals or purchasing ebooks. Amazon is doing some AB testing, some people are earning $5 ebook credit, by getting … Continue reading How do you enroll in the Kindle challenge?

Kindle Challenge Award rather fun — once you find out about it

Am not sure whether this program is widely available in the U.S. or not. Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a $5 discount. Amazon launches Kindle Challenge Award System January 4, 2021 By Michael Kozlowski 17 Comments Amazon has just launched a new Kindle Challenge system. It allows users to engage in quests and get $5 … Continue reading Kindle Challenge Award rather fun — once you find out about it

Best novel of 2020 according to Amazon and a great Kindle Unlimited deal for new subscribers

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2020/12/22/best-novel-2020-amazon/24747211/ Amazon editors say this is the best novel of 2020: 'It's impossible to put down!' MORIBA CUMMINGSDec 22nd 2020 11:53AM Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a … Continue reading Best novel of 2020 according to Amazon and a great Kindle Unlimited deal for new subscribers

Amazon Kindle’s screen saver will soon show more ads

You will still are able to get past these ads without reading them by simply swiping to reopen the page you were reading before you put your Kindle down long enough for the screen saver to kick in. Alternatively -- at least for now -- you can pay Amazon $20 for any Kindle that you … Continue reading Amazon Kindle’s screen saver will soon show more ads

Read with a Kindle or an iPad?

This is a nicely comprehensive discussion (with lists of key factors) showing potential purchasers whether they're likely to be more happy with reading ebooks on a Kindle or an iPad. Personally, I often read for hours at a time and those books might contain a map at the front but are rarely otherwise illustrated. The … Continue reading Read with a Kindle or an iPad?

In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything

The City is a new online and email publication that is already producing some fine investigative reporting about the NYC area. http://thecity.nyc/2020/05/nyc-public-libraries-mull-grab-and-go-book-pickup-service.html May 26, 2020 NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service By Reuven Blau@ReuvenBlau The New York Public Library is ramping up electronic materials` during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY … Continue reading In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything

When did a book last make you laugh out loud — in public?

And now I'm wondering how many of these are available in Kindle format? https://bookriot.com/2016/05/24/books-that-made-us-laugh-out-loud-in-public/ Books That Made Us Laugh Out Loud In Public Claire Handscombe May 24, 2016 Blurbs often claim that a book is “hilarious” or “laugh-out-loud funny.” Usually, though, let’s be honest: they are chucklesome at best. We might smile, or draw a … Continue reading When did a book last make you laugh out loud — in public?