Original Kindle Paperwhite (2012) Update v5.6.1.1 Adds Wordwise, Goodreads

With the new Kindle Paperwhite due to ship next week, Amazon has turned its attention to the older models. Amazon is currently rolling out an update for the three-year-old original Paperwhite. The v5.6.1.1 update doesn’t add the features that will ship on the new Paperwhite next week but it does bring the older model more in… Read More »

Scalzi Says That KDP Select Payment Terms Suck, but He’s Missed Half of the Point

Amazon’s announcement last week that it was changing the payment terms for KDP Select, the program used to supply books to Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, has caused any number of traditionally published authors and legacy industry pundits to decry the change. John Scalzi, for example, focused solely on the fiscal aspects and… Read More »

Marvel Renews Comixology Deal, Expands Exclusive Digital Comic Deal to Include Kindle Store

Amazon’s purchase of Comixology last year started paying the expected dividends this week. Marvel and Comixology announced on Thursday that they had signed a deal to extend their exclusive relationship on single issue comics. Marvel’s digital floppies will continue to be exclusively available through Comixology (graphic novels are of course available more widely). And now that Amazon… Read More »

How Le Guin (Accidentally) Got It Right: Amazon is Manipulating the eBook Market

When Ursula K Le Guin posted her Amazon rant a couple weeks ago she was roundly derided by the indie publishing community, but it turns out her arguments may have accidentally hit the mark. Le Guin blamed Amazon for destroying for destroying the legacy publishing industry through over-commercialization, a hyper-focus on best sellers, and turning books… Read More »

Glose Launches an Android App, Adds Excerpt to Its eBookstore

The second coming of Readmill has been quite popular since it launched last November, but it was missing something: support for Android. That changed today. Glose has launched a new Android app which brings its social reading platform to Android. The app features all the same great shared reading experience which iPad and iPhone users… Read More »