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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amazon - Kindle

Exciting things happening at Kindle.

Launched Kindle Indie Bookstore

We are excited to announce the launch of the Kindle Indie Bookstore (www.amazon.com/kindleindiebooks) on Amazon.com. This page will provide readers a convenient way to explore and browse some of the indie selection available on Kindle from KDP authors and publishers. We hope the Kindle Indie Bookstore will showcase top selling, popular and high quality books from independent authors and publishers. "We are excited to highlight our growing selection of indie books to Kindle readers through the launch of the Kindle Indie Bookstore and provide this new avenue of exposure to KDP authors and publishers,” said Atif Rafiq, General Manager, Kindle Direct Publishing. Please read the Kindle Indie Bookstore FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.
Introducing Kindle Cloud Reader:

On August 10th, Amazon.com announced Kindle Cloud Reader, its latest Kindle reading application that leverages HTML5 and enables customers to read Kindle books instantly using only their web browser - online or offline - with no downloading or installation required. As with all Kindle apps, Kindle Cloud Reader automatically synchronizes your Kindle library, as well as your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights for all of your Kindle books, no matter how you choose to read them. Kindle Cloud Reader with its integrated touch optimized Kindle Store is available starting today for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome at http://www.amazon.com/cloudreader. The full press release is available by clicking here.

Online Previewing is Now Available for KDP Titles:

Customers will be able to preview Kindle book samples online by clicking on cover images with the “click to LOOK Inside” logo. Online previewing is automatically enabled when you publish your book with KDP. You should find the Online Previewing feature enabled within one week after your book is made available to readers for purchase. If you have a print book enrolled in the Search Inside the Book program, both print and Kindle versions will be available for online previewing. You can enroll your print book by clicking here. Search Inside the Book is a program that lets you search and browse millions of books across Amazon.com. With Search Inside, Amazon search results include matches based on every word inside a book, not just results that match the title or author of the book. It's like browsing a gigantic bookstore with millions of searchable pages at your fingertips.

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