Monthly Archives: January 2008

Late-Night Ebay Results

23 Kindles sold Jan. 31, average price $500.  Highest $600. 7 Sony Readers sold, average price $310.  Many of those with international shipping, highest price was $340. Checking this late ‘cuz there really were only 2 Sony Readers sold yesterday. … Continue reading

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Geeze, if they’d just fix my Mobi-books they’d be there

Current tally of books in the Kindle Store: 99,926 Think I’ll go put another 5 into Mobipocket.

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Sony’s Shorts

1k small ebooks to be added, including 120 by IRC fave Phil Dick.  For those thinking the partnership means Sony’s made inroads with publishers after a lousy, lousy start–err, actually, the firm, Tekno Books, that controls the rights is part … Continue reading

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I was dared to publish this picture

The enfant terrible of the ebook scene. I am not afraid.

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Maybe The New Royalties Won’t Suck

Amazon buys Audible. If ya ever wondered why Audiobooks go for $50 or something for a download…. well, it’s cause Audible’s terms, and especially their royalties… suck. Now I’m not a trained financial analyst by any means, but anyone else … Continue reading

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Back to $5

No, not my AMD stock, though that will still happen, don’t worry.  $5 is what I’m quoted for a single click on the Google keyword “Amazon Kindle.” Most of the other ads are affiliate sites, but Google‘s most reliable ad … Continue reading

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TechCrunch on Kindle (and transcript)

TechCrunch reporter on Amazon’s Kindle, accepting the device is a hit.  Michael Arrington, techcrunch editor-in-chief, didn’t like the device before, but he wasn’t as bad as the Zdnet guy. Actual page, from Seeking Alpha, of the conference call where Kindle … Continue reading

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Oh, geeze, that’s a bit late

Please accept my apologies for the delay in receiving your XO laptop.  Give One Get One was such a phenomenal success that we over-taxed our order processing and payment systems.  Demand exceeded supply.    Additional XO laptops are being built … Continue reading

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Pink Sony Reader

I’m late with this one, but Sony’s clever marketing team, to sell the device, came up with a pink-skinned PRS-505.  Also includes 14 Harlequin ebooks. Meanwhile Amazon, without fanfare, has terms so palatable that Samhain and other romance/romantica–oh, whatever, I’m … Continue reading

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The Real Consequence of Bezos not Releasing Kindle Sales #s

Articles like this one. At best, Kindle, which is now dominating ebooks will get faint praise from the press. Then again, if Amazon, following its I-Pod example only expects to sell 50k units for the next quarter or two, they’ve … Continue reading

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