Australian Kindle Books Prices

The link below is to an article that looks at the prices of Kindle ebooks by way of contrast between Australian and US prices.

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Scribd’s New Ebook Subscription Service

The link below is to an article that takes a look at Scribd’s new ebook subscription service.

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Apps to Help You Track Your Personal Libraries

The link below is to an article that takes a look at apps that help you keep track of your personal library.

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Kindle First

The link below is to an article reporting on the latest offering from Amazon, ‘Kindle First.’ Kindle First is just another reason to go with Kindle in my view.

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Not My Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

The link below is to a book review of ‘Looking for Alaska,’ by John Green.

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Not My Review: Tinder by Sally Gardiner

The link below is to a book review of ‘Tinder,’ by Sally Gardiner.

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Whatever you think of Google as a company, the book-scanning decision is the right one


On Thursday, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin handed down a decision in one of the longest-running copyright cases in recent memory: namely, the lawsuit launched by the Authors’ Guild against Google (s goog), claiming that its book-scanning project amounted to a massive case of copyright infringement. Chin, however, ruled that the project is protected under the “fair use” principle, since there are clear public benefits to the indexing of millions of books.

Over the past few years (the case was originally launched in 2005) the Authors Guild has won support for its case from Google critics who believe that the web giant has amassed too much power — the same critics who have pushed for repeated antitrust investigations of the company’s quasi-monopoly in the search and internet-advertising markets, among other things.

But regardless of whether you believe Google is too big for its britches, and is trying to…

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Amazon now offers customized Kindle covers


Thinking about giving someone an Amazon Kindle(s amzn) this holiday season? How about adding a customized case with an image of your face to go with it? Amazon on Thursday introduced a new line of personalized Kindle accessories that allows you customize your Kindle cover for no extra cost.

This service was already available through third-party manufacturers, but this marks the first time that Amazon will be offering the personalized accessories itself. You can design your own cover by uploading photographs from your library, or you can choose from a number of Amazon-made designs. There’s also a library filled with images, logos and patterns, including graphics from cartoons and television shows like Peanuts and Breaking Bad.

The covers are available for the new and old Kindle Fire HD, both sizes of the Kindle Fire HDX, the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Touch. The covers are shipped and sold by…

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