Tag Archives: Amazon

Google starts e-book store

Google announced on Monday that it has opened a new e-book store. This essentially means that Google will be competing head on with Amazon and even Apple through their iBooks app. The unique part of  the Google e-book store is that they are not selling a special device for it. Sure, they are selling Android [...]

Amazon.com backtracks on pedophile “guide” book

The last few days have been a PR nightmare for Amazon.com, America’s largest online retailer. It all started on Wednesday when a popular blog discussed Amazon.com’s poor decision of allowing a book titled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure” to be sold on their website. This quickly rippled through the internet and was even discussed [...]

A new Kindle

Amazon announced this week that they have a new and improved Kindle ebook reader and will begin shipping them in about one month to about 100 countries. If you have read any of my past posts regarding the Kindle, you know that I am not a big fan of the device. However, I am slowly starting [...]

Amazon pre-empts Apple

Amazon.com announced Wednesday that it would give more money to small, independent authors and publishers that use the Kindle Digital Text Platform and sell their books through the Amazon Kindle e-book reader. They agreed to pay authors almost twice as much, up to $6.15 for a book that sells $8.99, not too bad. There are terms [...]