Kindle Paperwhite: A Smart Bitches' Review

Last night my Kindle Paperwhite (which I've been calling the Kindle Paperweight without meaning to, and the name has stuck) arrived. I had this scheduled on my calendar as soon as I received the shipping notification. I wanted time completely alone to set up the Kindle - and to my surprise my sons were about as excited about the new Kindle as I was. They wanted me to open the box in front of them, which was bonehead easy, thanks to Amazon's truly (and I mean this) excellent packaging initiative.  ...more
@JennaHatfield  @Leica  It also has a RSS feeder that can be syncronized with your google chrome ...more


With Christmas rapidly approaching, have you given any thought to what YOU want for Christmas?  For most women, we spend the weeks leading up to the holiday providing for everyone else.  When Christmas morning arrives, we frequently wake up to appliances or yet another set from Bath and Bodyworks....more

Court Approves Settlement in EBook Price Fixing Case

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Judge Cote approved the settlement between the Department of Justice and three of the major US publishers to resolve a dispute over price fixing allegations.   The upshot of this ruling means that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette will no longer be able to restrict ebook sellers like Amazon from discounting ebooks.  ...more

New: Send a gift card on Facebook with Amazon

I have been talking about how to customise a digital gift card and the pets gift card with Amazon, that you could send via email.You can do as well, via your Facebook connection. It allows Amazon to access your friend’s names and birthdays, and post the gift card to your friend’s Wall on the delivery date....more

The Curse Of Amazon

I've written before about making extra Amazon credits via Superpoints and Swagbucks.  Not a fortune, but $10-$20 a month always comes in handy!I have the best of intentions.  I tell myself that I'm going to save those credits for something big on my wish list or for Christmas.  I'm only deluding myself. ...more

Bogus Reviews

One of the consequences of the Internet is the devaluation of concepts that we used to take for granted: Reviewers and Reviews. Nowadays everyone can do his own reviewing, from books, plays, toys, games, movies through restaurants, hotels, travel-arrangements and people. ...more

Amazon Launches E-Book Kindle Lending Library

The e-book wars continue to flare as announced the launch of their Kindle Owner's Lending Library. Available only to Kindle and Kindle Fire owners (sorry app users, you're out of luck), Amazon Prime members can now borrow one book a month from Amazon's initial offerings of 5000 loanable books. ...more
@karabuntin The lack of being able to read loaned books, be it from an Kindle Lending Library ...more

Amazon Blazes Into Tablet Race With Kindle Fire

This week Amazon announced a new low-price Kindle for $79, a $99 Kindle Touch and entered the table marketplace with their $199 7-inch Kindle Fire. Supported by their new browser, Amazon Silk, the Kindle Fire will allow users to read, watch movies, download apps and listen to music. It's currently available for pre-order and will start shipping November 15, just in time for holiday gift-giving. ...more
I have a Kindle, bought it when it was $250 (first generation). It was very quickly replaced by ...more

Readers Versus E-book Spammers

Recently announced that it was taking steps to remove the more dodgy spam e-book content that can be found in the Kindle electronic bookstore.  I have my doubts so I performed a test. ...more
@threeundertwo That is a good idea. I'll try it the next time I want to buy something. It is ...more

How I Took Charge of My Life and Career

In February 2010, I was laid off from our local newspaper, my second layoff in two years. I decided it was time to take charge of my life and career and to stop being someone else’s employee, writing and publishing other people’s stories, and getting let go when the work ran out....more
This is absolutely encouraging. As someone who is flirting with the idea of ebooks, this is ...more