Amazon’s phone could be the first major product to take advantage of AT&T’s Sponsored Data plans with a Prime Data service. Free mobile broadband as a subsidy? It wouldn’t be the first time Amazon has done this.
Users of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets can download a new Kindle app produced in partnership with Amazon. The app, Kindle for Samsung, has a new interface and gives away one ebook a month.
Goodreads users can now automatically import the print and ebooks they’ve purchased on Amazon into their Goodreads accounts.
Amazon wants to make it easier for Kindle users to stay within Amazon’s playground.
The early adopter tax on the first-generation Kindle Paperwhite is nearly gone: A software update is now available that brings Goodreads, Kindle FreeTime and more to the e-reader, bringing it up to par with the newest Kindle Paperwhite model.
You can get a Kindle Paperwhite for $99 or a Kindle for as low as $49.
Amazon’s Kindle (s AMZN) Worlds program, which secures licenses that allow self-published authors to legally sell Kindle fan fiction based on properties like Gossip Girl and Kurt Vonnegut’s books, added a few more brands to its lineup Wednesday. Among them: Hasbro’s G.I. Joe and Warner Brothers (s WB) shows Veronica Mars and Ravenswood. Cult favorite Veronica Mars is a particularly interesting case because Amazon Prime Instant Video is the exclusive streaming home of that show, and its creator Rob Thomas recently raised over $5 million on Kickstarter to fund a Veronica Mars movie.
The future of publishing is entering a new golden era that will make publishing available to more people. Twitter, new long-form content distributers and an increase in digital ad spending will support this new era.
After using an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 for several weeks, I’ve decided it’s not for me, even though it’s an outstanding device. My wife likes to live in Amazon’s limited world, however, and it didn’t take her long to buy Amazon’s new tablet.
Today is a good day if you’re looking to buy a Kindle: Amazon is offering a 20% discount on a number of Kindle models.