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Amazon Amazes by Evolving Kindle Display Surface to Meet Industry Standard

April 16th, 2021

Slashgear reports on Amazon’s breakthrough update to Kindle eReaders. You can now set the device to show the cover of the book you’re currently reading.

Honestly? This is news primarily because Kobo and other eReaders have been doing this since the early days of the eBook Revolution.

The truth is, Amazon resisted that logical step because it was reluctant to give up the self-promotion and advertising space on your property.

They considered every Kindle display surface to be theirs to exploit.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Oasis Compared

April 10th, 2021

T3 compares the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Oasis.

Amazon and Big Five Publishers Collude in Anti-trust/Price-fixing

April 2nd, 2021

ArsTechnica untangles the anti-trust and price-fixing litigation surrounding Amazon and the big five legacy publishersHarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House.

The same publishers pulled this scam colluding with Apple (that paid $450-mil settlement on denial of appeal) in 2007, but the five settled out of court. (Publishers paid out tens of millions …)

Publishers (and Amazon) Continue Fight Against Public Libraries

March 27th, 2021

Publishers Weekly reports on a popular Library eBook Bill moving quickly through Maryland State Government that will force publishers (and Amazon) to offerreasonableterms when selling their titles to public libraries.

Amazon KDP Ditches MOBI File Format for Publishing

March 20th, 2021

GoodeReader reports that Amazon KDP will no longer support the MOBI, PRC or AZK file formats for Kindle eBook publishing.

Amazon vs Public Libraries vs Legacy Publishers

March 18th, 2021

Techdirt offers an update on the current Amazon vs. Public Libraries debate, and the ongoing struggle between legacy eBook publishers and eBook Lending Institutions.

eBook Options other than Amazon

March 12th, 2021

InputMag offers up some eBook options if you want to buy into digital reading without going all-in with Amazon Kindle. (We’d add the indie-driven Smashwords retail eBook platform to the list.)

Operating Kindle eReaders in Dark Mode

March 6th, 2021

GoodeReader offers a ‘how-to’ on operating your Kindle eReader in Dark Mode.

Amazon eBook Price-Fixing Lawsuit Unpacked

February 1st, 2021

PublishersWeekly offers a step-by-step unpacking of the eBook Price-fixing class-action lawsuit that is headed for Amazon and its Big-Five Publisher-accomplices.

Convert eBooks for Kindle eReading

January 27th, 2021

MakeUseOf offers up four ways to convert any eBook file format to read on your Kindle.