Original posting was 8/24/09 at 10:12 am
1. Kindle Blogs & News Feeds
Many will have received in email a notice that the Kindle Daily Post is now available for the Kindle. This Amazon Kindle-dedicated blog contains the daily Kindle news we've been able to read on the Kindle device only when we were at the 'store' while Kindling with wireless turned 'On.' I suppose that was because we'd also be more likely to buy something while there. In the meantime, people like me then seldom saw this otherwise interesting daily.
Now you can get that daily blog for your Kindle at no cost.
Another blog available along with 7,000+ other ones Amazon offers for the Kindle device is this one, Kindleworld. Delivery includes the full text of Kindleworld's latest 25 articles (with images), delivered whenever there's a new entry or updated information (usually daily). Each Kindle delivery replaces the previous one, so there's no clutter.
Selecting this blog, if you haven't subscribed earlier, starts a 14-day free trial. The Kindle version is easier to navigate than the usual RSS feeds are on a Kindle and you can search the blog for info in the latest 25 articles, which might be worth 99c/mo. for some.
2. It's time for the irregularly repeated low-cost books reminder.
Be sure to check out the most recent Free and under $1 books in the blog entry listing links for those.
I've added a listing sorted by NEWEST first, for free non-classics there.
3. UPDATED 8/25/09. The photo of Bierce below links you to the best under-$1 edition of Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, republished by Xinware Corporation in Canada, Jan. 2008, and with a working Table of Contents and very good formatting.
The cover for that one is seen on the right.
The book highlighted yesterday had problems with the table of content links, and some of the quotations did not wrap well. Amazon will give a refund for a book that is giving you problems if reported within 7 days. Call 866-321-8851 to request the refund.
While there are several editions offered on the Amazon page - most do not have working table of contents and have very rudimentary formatting. I sampled each one under $1, and one sample even froze my Kindle causing me to need to reboot or reset it twice. The 80c version I link to here was the best of those under $1 and I didn't try any above that dollar amount, as I'm very happy with this one. The free one from Project Gutenberg froze my DX each of 3 times I tried it, so I can't recommend the one there right now.
UPDATED 8/25/09 - LATER. Elmo let me know tonight of a free Devil's Dictionary file made available by "vivaldirules" at MobileRead Forums. This is extremely well formatted with quotations in italics. You can get it from their site. Thanks, Elmo!
Typical of the definitions in this often hilarious and always cynical classic is:
" Gold n. A yellow metal greatly prized for its convenience in the various kinds of robbery known as trade..."Caution: the book, 90 yrs old, is wholly impolitic.
4. Auto Charger for the Amazon Kindle 2 and Kindle DX.
5. iRex signs up with Barnes and Noble. This doesn't appear to be an exclusive arrangement, unlike the one with Plastic Logic where B&N will be PL's sole book store. Current large-screen iRex models average $850 and that's before any monthly cellular wireless access charges. Not likely to be (successfully) after the Amazon audience at that price. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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