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Why Amazon is Integrating Goodreads into Kindle Devices and How eBook Authors Can Benefit

This past month Amazon added Goodreads integration to the original, first generation Kindle Paperwhite. It was already part of the second generation Paperwhite as well as newer Kindle Fire tablets with the Fire OS 3.1 update last fall. Goodreads (acquired by Amazon in early 2013) continues to extend its lead as the largest and fastest …

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Two Underappreciated Views Regarding New Amazon Kindles: Kindle Fire Likely to Drive Amazon Store Sales and Advertising is Subsidizing Device Adoption

Little talked about in the hoopla on Wednesday were the Forrester Research findings reported by the Wall Street Journal: “Tablets still account for only a small percentage of overall e-commerce, but they are punching above their weight. While the conversion rate—orders divided by total visits—is 3% for shoppers using a traditional PC, it is 4% …

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Battle of the Brand Ecosystems: Kindle vs. iPad (not Android vs. iPad)

I continue to be surprised by the number of people I meet who obsess over eReader and tablet features. To be sure, screen resolution, I/O ports, processor speed, weight, buttons/no buttons, etc. are indeed important features to consider. But I don’t believe you can evaluate eReader hardware the way you evaluate other consumer electronics like …

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