Diane Von Furstenberg Kindle Covers Are Stunning

Looking for a devilishly stunning Kindle cover for your Amazon ebook reader, then have a look at the newly released Diane Von Furstenberg Kindle covers.

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These are luxurious without the guilt, as three of the models are made with canvas and a soft but durable twill interior. Nice! Who needs leather? Not I. The covers are made specifically for the Kindle 2 and with Furstenberg’s touch, will surely add a splash of glamor to your digital reader.

With a pink twill interior and a signature shiny gold DVF toggle, this Diane Von Furstenberg Kindle cover is perfect for the ladies!

Site description:

  • Designed by Diane von Furstenberg exclusively for 6″ Display, Latest Generation Kindle
  • Cotton canvas spotted cat denim blue print cover
  • Twill blend interior with business card holders
  • Kindle-compatible hinge holds device in place

via Amazon

Kindle App For iPad Soon To Be Released

Today Amazon has announced the future release of the Kindle App for iPad, this new app will allow anyone to read ebooks on the upcoming Apple tablet. No Kindle device required.

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When it becomes available, you will be able to download it via Amazon.com, and once you receive your iPad, you can view, download, and read Kindle books. This is a great development, as Kindle books are rumored to be cheaper than what iBooks will have available.

Through the Kindle for iPad app you will have 420,000 ebooks available for your reading pleasure. A vast library indeed.

via Amazon

12 Fun Facts About The Kindle Store

Whether you just got your hands on a shiny new Kindle or plan to buy one, the Kindle Store has many sweet goodies for you. Let’s take a look at some fun facts behind the dedicated online shop.

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1. The Kindle Store Is Open 24/7 -With a simple click of the mouse, anytime day or night you have a HUGE library of reading and or entertainment material available to you, via the Kindle Store.

2. Over 420,000 Books Await – One of the biggest advantages of the Kindle over other ebook readers, is the sheer volume of books at your disposal. In fact, well over four hundred thousand titles await online at the Kindle store or via the reader itself. A massive collection of books, by any definition.

3. Free Kindle For PC App – Download the app which allows you to purchase and read any of the thousands of Kindle titles, on your desktop computer or laptop. No Kindle required. Easy, low-maintenance and 100% free to use.

4. New! Kindle For Blackberry App – Amazon recently announced a new app to their line of readers, the Kindle for Blackberry app, which brings digital reading to your crackberry. Compatible with the most popular Blackberry models, including the Bold, Storm and Curve.

5. Free Kindle For Mac App – Mac addict? Try the Kindle for Mac app and begin a reading adventure like no other.

6. Free Kindle For iPhone App -Don’t do Blackberry? Then the Kindle for iPhone app should be right up your alley. This sweet little app turns your already juiced up smartphone into even smarter territory, with a digital reading app. A simple download via the cell phone itself or the Kindle Store, gets you on your merry reading way.

7. Featured Books Specific To Kindle DX – see which books are tailor made for the Kindle DX larger screen, such as graphic-rich novels, cookbooks, travel guides, computer books, etc.

8. Kindle Tech Support – Have questions on your Kindle reader, or need help with a technical issue? The tech support area is a must bookmark resource for all Kindle owners. You can reach them via various methods, including email or phone.

9. Manage Your Amazon Ebook Reader – Register and manage all aspects of your Kindle, including book downloads, returns, billing and more right from the Kindle Store page.

10. Buy A Cool Accessory – Need a new cover to protect and keep your digital reader dust and scratch free? The selection found on Amazon can’t be beat, everything from neoprene sleeves to hard shell cases can be bought with a simple click of the mouse.

11. Score Some Sweet Night time (or Commute) Reading – What is Kindle for, if not for reading. Start your sweet collection of digital books by visiting the Kindle Store and browsing the many titles available. Try a New York Times Best Seller or perhaps a newspaper or blog is more your style. Whatever nighttime or commute reading you seek, surely you’ll find it online at Amazon. Don’t forget about the awesome book freebies as well, there are plenty for you to download. Search for “freebies” when at the store page.

12. Oprah’s Book Club Pick’s For The Kindle – find out what are the top book club picks for the Kindle, from the queen of all media Oprah.

All this and more you can do anytime via your desktop computer or laptop at the Kindle Store. Be sure to bookmark the page!

Free Kindle From Amazon?

kindle dx ebook reader

The Tech Crunch blog is making a bold statement, when it said (on Feb. 12th) that Amazon MIGHT giveaway a free Kindle to “Prime” subscribers.

The story (or should I say rumor) is that Amazon wants to gift a Kindle to its very best customers, those who sign-up for the Prime shipping program. These are the customers who make multiple purchases on Amazon monthly and also most likely buy lots of ebooks as well. But may (or may not) own a Kindle, yet.

Amazon is betting that the Kindle freebie offer, entices “Prime” customers to go for it.

This is a rumor at the moment, no official word has come out from Amazon, so hold your wallets for now. But we’ll keep you posted if (and when) this happens.

via Tech Crunch

What Will Ebook Prices Cost When iPad Launches?

There’s a lot of talk and buzz lately on ebook prices, especially since Apple announced their iPad tablet. What’s interesting to me, is that the iPad isn’t really billed or marketed as a digital reader. Yet, it’s already forcing changes in the ebook reader space.

Unbelievable!

Or maybe not. They have a force and sheer network no one can compete with. Not even Amazon. Not too mention a legion of high-income crazed fans, who will literally pay ANY price Apple places on  any of their products.

What is the latest in the Amazon versus Apple war? Another big publisher Hachette Books has withdrawn from the $9.99 price point for NYT best sellers. An absolute blow to Amazon and it’s low price ebook model. And this is before the iPad has even launched. It seems Apple is out to monopolize the ebook reader space as it has done with digital music and iTunes.

It’s clear now that those who complained the Kindle is too pricey and why buy an ebook at $9.99 when you can’t loan it, sell it or place it in your book shelf – will have to shell out ALOT more for both an ebook reader and ebooks. Well, assuming you just can’t live without another highly hyped Apple product. And c’mon, let’s face it – Apple iPad sales (come March) will be through the roof.

Higher priced ebooks suck for small book publishers, independent book shops, and of course avid book readers.

But the question remains, what will ebook prices cost when the iPad launches in March?

via Gizmodo

Do You Want Your Kindle To Multi Task?

That pretty much seems to be the Kindle QUESTION in 2010. Because of competing digital readers and of course, the omni-potent and all mighty Apple iPad, Apple iSlate (or whatever it ends up being called), many are proclaiming that it should do more or BE MORE than a digital book reader.

But why?

It’s clear that Kindle owners don’t want it to BE MORE. They simply want to READ BOOKS through the Amazon device. Read below two quotes from the recent article posted on PC World.

The Kindle is NOT competing with the iPad. The Kindle is not intended to be a computer. It’s a book. A BOOK. BOOOOK. Read my lips. BOOOOK. I didn’t buy a Kindle to read email, play games, mess with Facebook, or do my bank statements on. I want a simple reliable device that I use to disappear into novels. I do NOT want it to do 1000 other things. Why is this so hard for tech journalists to understand?

I totally agree with this comment. Technies just do not get it. I love my Kindle. I read a lot of books. The Kindle makes it easier for me to read books, which I love to do. Reading books on the Kindle is superior to reading books on a computer or in a real live book. If I can also do a few other things on my Kindle, that is nice, but not necessary. I would NOT want my Kindle to mimic a computer. I have a smart phone and a computer for that.

What telling quotes. And these come from Kindle owners. Those who buy and use the device for its intended purpose, which is “to read”.

There’s talk lately about Amazon adding development for Kindle apps, which would mean things like:

  • Games
  • Photos
  • Music
  • Shopping
  • Social Networking Tools
  • and much more

Do Kindle owners want all this extra functionality? It’s clear they don’t. And it’s also clear the biggest appeal is the e-ink display. Not the flash and dash of say, an iPhone screen or other smartphone screen.

Question?

Are you excited about the announcement from Amazon, regarding Kindle apps? Or will “these apps” just become a distraction from the reading?

Kindle Decal Stickers For Women, Part I

Just like you dressed up your iPhone or Blackberry, you want to dress up your shiny new Kindle. Right? One way to do this is via sassy Kindle Decal Stickers.

You can find quite the variety online at Amazon. Below are a few I found which I think you will like. Enjoy!

(for the Kindle 2)

Pink Tranquility Kindle Decal

pink kindle decal

Lily Kindle Decal Skin

lily kindle decal

Olga Kindle Decal Sticker

olga kindle decal sticker

Blue Kindle 2 Decal

blue kindle decal

My Heart Kindle Decal Skin

my heart kindle decal skin

This last one would make a fantastic Valentine’s Day Kindle gift. And again, all are available online via Amazon. (aff links) Each Kindle decal comes with easy instructions on how to apply and if you buy two, you get free shipping. Keep this in mind.

If you don’t particularly fancy the white minimalistic look of your Kindle 2, then give these skins a try.

Which one of the five is your fave? Chime in below.

Kindle Charger, Where To Find A Replacement

kindle charger

Did you lose or misplace the original Kindle charger that came with your digital reader? Not to worry, as finding a replacement is a click away.

If you didn’t lose or misplace your Kindle Charger, but want an extra for the car or office, trusted online retailer Amazon has one for less than $20.  The small and portable charger (which is pictured above) is the wall AC charger which works on both the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX.

Also in the box are two connectors for either foreign or domestic charging.

available via Amazon