Report: Amazon flipping the DRM kill-switch on customers' Kindles

Amazon can, at its pleasure, suspend your account: for example, if you return too many books or other purchases. This also means that your Kindle can no longer get virtual books and subscriptions you already paid for. From The Consumerist: Your Kindle still works, and the books you already bought for it will work, but […]

Reading Rights Coalition to protest Authors Guild whinging about Kindle 2 text-to-speech

The Reading Right Coalition and the National Federation of the Blind will be hosting a protest tomorrow outside the offices of the Authors Guild in an attempt to convince the Guild to quit busting Amazon’s balls over the Kindle 2’s text-to-speech technology that turns any eBook into a robotic audiobook. (Cory wrote about this a […]

Fujitsu Flepia is slow, expensive, but heralds a color e-paper age

Fujitsu is set to sell its own Kindle-like e-book reader in Japan, with one critical difference from Amazon’s offering: the new heart of the new Flepia reader is an 8-inch, 1,024 by 768 pixel touch screen…in color. Pretty pennies must be shined: it costs $1,000, or the price of an industrial newspaper press in five […]

Kindle for iPhone

Amazon will sell books to smartphone users, starting with Kindle for iPhone. Amazon’s software application, which can be downloaded free of charge, allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to read books or periodicals purchased on the Web or through their dedicated Kindle device, usually for $9.99. Using a service that Amazon calls whispersync, the program […]

Lazyweb: Getting public domain books out of Gutenberg en masse and onto a Kindle

I’m trying to figure out how to slurp down every single book in Gutenberg to throw on to a Kindle. It’s easy enough to download the Gutenberg archive, but everything comes down in .txt (with funky line breaks and no title/author information in index page of the Kindle) or in PDF, which I would have […]