Amazon recently announced the launch of a Kindle App which allows Kindle users to access all their books, newspapers and magazines, bought for their Kindle, to be accessed through any digital device such as their PC, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The application will also be available on Android phones in the near future.
"Our vision is Buy Once, Read Everywhere, and we're excited to make this possible for Kindle periodicals in the same way that it works now for Kindle books," said Amazon
The US based giant also mentioned that users will be able to transfer their entire book and magazine subscriptions between their devices by simply picking up where they left off.
At present the biggest selling newspaper on the Kindle, the Wall Street Journal, will hold off in taking part until thy launch their paid subscription model.
On the day that the Amazon.com opened their 2010 Xmas store, they revealed that the Kindle is the most wished for product in their Christmas shop.
The revolutionary eBook reader, along with “Inception” the box office hit from Chris Noclan, ”Toy Story 3”, the long awaited PS3/Xbox game, “call of Duty: Black Ops, and the latest Twilight “Eclipse” are on the list of most wanted Christmas presents.
Millions of Amazon shoppers update their Amazon “Wish List” on a regular basis. Having such information at hand is a wonderful indication of what global shoppers really want for Xmas.
"Kindle has been the number one bestselling item on Amazon in the US for two years running as well as the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and the most 5-star reviews of any product and we're seeing the same trends emerging now in the UK." said Brian McBride, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "Kindle is already the number one bestselling and number one most wished for item on Amazon.co.uk since the launch of the UK store just a few months ago."
There are many items which top our Christmas charts, and here are just a few guaranteed to be in Santa’s goody bag:
Apple iPod Touch 32GB 4th Generation
Samsung 32-inch Wide screen Full HD TV
Sony Blu-ray player
JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Casio W-59-1VX Alarm/Chronograph Watch
Lord of the Rings Sterling Silver Arwen's Evenstar large
Timex T Series Mens Watch with Black Leather Strap
Silver Ladies Filigree Open Heart Pendant
Toy Story 3
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Iron Man 2
MUSIC & MP3
Come Around Sundown – Kings of
Science & Faith - The Script
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
The Fry Chronicles – Stephen Fry
Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home – Nigella Lawson
The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow
I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Formula 1 2010
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Before the release of the long anticipated Kindle 3, Amazon took a record amount of pre-orders on the new Kindle e reader. Whilst prepared for a gold rush, it did not take very long for Amazon to also sell.
Those early purchasers of the third generation Kindle e reader will be soon getting their hands on the device, as it is reported that Amazon will begin shipping both versions of the new Kindle this Friday. With the Kindle the most wanted item from Amazon, customers who would like to buy the new eBook reader can expect delays of 7 to 9 weeks! This is no good and could make Santa a very unpopular man.
The reasons behind this is that Amazon has been promoting the Kindle relentlessly with television advertising, online advertising and is now available for the first time in retailers, such as Staples.
Currently the Kindle is limited to 3 per customer and that should be a dead giveaway of low stock issues. Kindle
The Kindle electronic book reader starts at $139.00 (R970.00) for the Wi-Fi version which can download eBooks wirelessly, but Amazon also stocks a host of free apps which can be used to read Kindle e-books on other gadgets Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices.
Our sources say that there are literally millions of users reading Kindle books on their electronic book reader and on free apps. For example, Amazon disclosed that James Patterson has become the second author to sell over 1 million Kindle books and is now a member of the "Kindle Million Club." As 26 October 2010, , James Patterson has sold 1,005,803 Kindle books and he is now officially part of The Kindle Million Club who recognizes authors who sold over 1 million copies of their books in the Kindle Store. The first author to sell over 1 million eBooks is Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium Trilogy. The Kindle Store stocks over 1.8 million, out-of-copyright and pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle free.
This still does not give an indication of how many people have bought the Kindle, something which they have never given exact details about. But being the top selling gadget on Amazon for the second year running, it is clear that people are flocking to Amazon's to buy a Kindle. With Christmas fast approaching, and customers being able to give Kindle e-books to each other as gifts I’m sure Amazon will continue to ship vast number of Kindle Readers to South Africa.
22/11/201 Posted by KindSA:
You can now buy Kindle books as gifts! (No Kindle Required)
With every release of the new Kindle from Amazon they have done exceptionally well to dominate the market with their electronic book readers. As with any new products, there is always something lacking or something to improve. Amazon has now done just that by including a wonderful feature to the Kindle product line which would see everyone benefit and them increasing their stronghold in the market.
With the festive season fast approaching, Amazon recently announced that customers will be able to buy eBooks as gifts for family and friends. This tiny new feature has been missing all along but now that one can buy books for others it will surly open a whole new market. In the past, you could only buy a gift card for another person. With this being less personal, buying an eBook will make buying a Xmas or birthday presents a treat. (excuse the pun) All that is needed is the persons’ email address for them to be able to download their eBook. You can also include a 300 character message which you can personalize to the occasion. The recipient will receive the email immediately, ideal for those last minute gift ideas! In the event that the recipient does not like the book they were bought, they can simply exchange it for an Amazon gift card or swap it for a Kindle eBook of their choice.