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3Jan/110

Our arts specialists give you the lowdown on what to look forward to in 2011|Lastest Kindle News]

Our arts specialists give you the lowdown on what to look forward to in 2011
FILM SIOBHAN SYNNOT THE film forecast for 2011 may not be bright exactly, but sunny spots include the Coen Brothers' version of True Grit, Mark Wahlberg in the rousing c
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25Dec/100

Shopping numbers give hope|Lastest Ebook News]

Shopping numbers give hope
Shoppers are showing their optimism by upping their spending this holiday season, both online and in traditional stores, new reports revealed Tuesday.On “Super Saturday,” the last Saturday before Christmas , retail sales jumped 15.1 percent this past Saturday from 2009, with shoppers laying out a collective .58 billion nationwide, according to Chicago-based research firm ShopperTrak. The ...
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24Dec/100

Win a MiGear ereader! We have one example to give away to a lucky ebook reader……





Some one has to win this ereader!

I have been overwhelmed by the reaction to the post I wrote on this ereader, so far over 4000 Australians and New Zealanders have read that article, and a very active and helpful discussion has sprung up, both on the comments to the post  and in emails direct to me, so, the good folk at MiGear and I have arranged a small competition (well, sort of……) the winner of which will be given a brand new MiGear ereader!

Nice way to start the New Year for one of you…….

So, here it is………………

Treat yourself to a simple and full-functioning e-Reader this New Year with www.ebookanoid.com’s MiGear 7″ TFT Colour E-Book Reader Giveaway!

One lucky reader will be selected to win the MiGear 7″ TFT Colour E-Book Reader with DRM (Digital Rights Media) compliments of www.ebookanoid and www.migear.biz.

What you need to do……

To enter, just follow these simple steps:

1. Leave us a comment on this post telling us how you would best use the MiGear E-Book Reader if you were to win.

2.Include a valid e-mail address where you can be reached in the comment form. (this wont be made public, obviously)

3.The winner will be selected by the ebookanoid mob, based on the most original and amusing or inventive use you come up with for the MiGear ereader and notified via e-mail by January 14th 2011.

Contest entries accepted until 11:59 PM January 10th 2011 (Queensland Time zone).

Good luck everyone and on behalf of www.ebookanoid and www.migear.biz we wish you a prosperous 2011!!

 





24Dec/100

Shopping numbers give hope|Lastest Ebook News]

Shopping numbers give hope
Shoppers are showing their optimism by upping their spending this holiday season, both online and in traditional stores, new reports revealed Tuesday.On “Super Saturday,” the last Saturday before Christmas , retail sales jumped 15.1 percent this past Saturday from 2009, with shoppers laying out a collective .58 billion nationwide, according to Chicago-based research firm ShopperTrak. The ...
Read more on Chicago Sun-Times

24Dec/100

New: Give mp3 gifts – Amazon Italy launches – Price Check for iPhone

NOW THERE'S MP3 GIFTING TOO

Amazon has just announced instant mp3 gifts, and as with kindle book gifts, the recipient can always exchange MP3 gifts for an Amazon.com gift card.  All songs and albums sold by Amazon MP3 can be given as gifts, and of course we can personalize them with special messages.  Your recipient will get an Amazon email letting them know theres's an mp3 or mp3 album waiting for them.

AMAZON ITALY LAUNCHED TODAY
Amazon announced the launch of their Amazon online store in Italy.

This is of course an Italian-language website offering customers the usual large selection of books, DVDs, video games, music and consumer electronics at Amazon's everyday lower prices.  Amazon says that Amazon.it is launching with more categories than with any other Amazon web site's initial launch, the selection including computers, software, small home appliances, watches and toys.  Included is Amazon Prime, the membership program with unlimited free guaranteed 2-3-day delivery at an annual fee of 9.99 Euros.  Prime members also get guaranteed one day Express shipping for 3.98 Euros per item if the shipping address qualifies for one day shipping .

Per the press release, the store will offer international bestsellers to hard-to-find Italian-language items.  For example, customers can find over 2 million Italian- and foreign language-books in stock, over 450,000 CDs and over 120,000 DVDs and a large selection in video games, music, consumer electronics, as well as software, small home appliances, watches and toys -- with selection growing every day.
  To celebrate the launch of www.amazon.it, Amazon is offering a special 30 percent discount on most of its books and more throughout the rest of their store.

I have great memories of a 3-week visit to Italy in 2006.

AMAZON'S NEW PRICE CHECK FOR
And now, for Apple users, Amazon is working overtime.  The latest is their Price Check for iPhone

iPhone users can use the new feature "instantly compare prices with Amazon.com and its merchants while on-the-go -- search Amazon products quickly using barcode, picture, voice, and text search.  All prices are in US Dollars. Compatible with iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4 devices with auto-focus cameras and iOS 4 or greater.  This should be a quite a boon for Amazon, I mean, the customer :-) This will show product descriptions and customer reviews and also uses Prime if you have that.  Click on the linked landing page and that'll take you to the iTunes page for more info.

Here's Amazon's Mobile for Iphone, Ipad, and iPod Touch support page in case it's needed.

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's),   DX Graphite


Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or highest-rated ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

23Nov/100

kobo ebook vouchers – Give an ebook to a friend with an ereader





Kobo actually was before Amazon with this idea…..

The other day I wrote a post about the ebook gift vouchers that Amazon had just announced they were going  to sell, and now find that Kobo had actually set up a similar scheme before Amazon.   Makes a nice change to see one of the second rank of players in the ebook/ereader world actually beating Amazon to the draw.

There are two differences with the Kobo idea from the Amazon one, firstly, it is available in both Canada and the USA, unlike the Amazon one which is currently only available for people who live in the USA, and secondly, the Amazon one is a simple book token idea, i.e you give your friend a voucher worth a certain amount of money, which they can then use to buy any ebook within that amount.  Kobo  have gone a step further, and their vouchers are not for a certain sum of money, but for a specific ebook.

To find out more, simply nip along to Kobo’s website and all will be revealed.

Link: http://kobobooks.com/