Amazon’s Send to Kindle for Mac and PC

Amazon's Send to Kindle for Mac and PC

And, enter a brand new way to send eBooks – especially ours – to your Kindle.

If you have ever struggled with the concept of “Send to Kindle” or transferring books to your Kindle via USB, it all got easier with Amazon’s latest release: the “Send to Kindle” app that sits on your desktop computer (Windows OR Mac) and is synchronized with your Amazon.com account. Anything you upload with the desktop app is archived to “the cloud” and accessible from any Kindle app or reader.

As your trusty resident technophile, I downloaded the app under both Mac OS

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Discussing the real issue with the agency model of eBook pricing

There has been a lot of buzz lately with the US Department of Justice probing the agreement between Apple and five top US book publishers as to whether there are anti-trust issues at play.

The history of this situation, is that Apple signed an agreement with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Penguin, and Hachette Books for an “agency style” model which would enable them to set their eBook prices and not leave that to Apple. So long as Apple could get their 30% of the proceeds. Amazon buys books from publishers on a the wholesale model, which

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The Kindle Touch has arrived!

The Kindle Touch has arrived!

So the Kindle Touch has shipped. I received mine this morning, but I am sure there are others who took the second day shipping and got theirs possibly as early as Monday or Tuesday.

So far, I’ve found two and possibly three issues with the Touch that I might find to be of long-term annoyance.

The touch sensitivity on the screen is a bit ornery and I’m not sure that this is because I had only just booted my brand new Touch or whether it is something that will perpetuate throughout the life of the device. I tapped

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