| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Amazon announced a free software update for Kindle Paperwhite that will add several new features to the e-reader.
Amazon said the update would be delivered over the air automatically in the coming weeks, or via download from its website.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Elmore Leonard died in August at the age of 87. But writing can bring a kind of immortality, and the modern noir master has come to life, again, in the form of two new short stories.
Today, the San Francisco-based digital imprint Byliner publishes...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has quietly become an e-book bestseller, climbing high on the charts of political books on Apple’s iTunes and Amazon’s Kindle, even as print sales of the 1925 anti-Semitic screed continue to...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Did you know that August is Read-a-Romance month? Neither did I, until a few days ago. I couldn’t let the month pass entirely, however, without giving a nod to commercial fiction’s most popular genre and the many romance authors who make...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:51 AM
Here's Tuesday's list of hot deals. Get 'em while they last:
Amazon Local: $7 buys you $30 to spend on Dolphins, Hurricanes or Marlins tickets at ScoreBig.com; expires in 16 days.
Amazon.com: $70 off all Kindle Fires for student members; Kindle Fire...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
MEMO TO: JEFF BEZOS
FROM: PETER BART
When I first learned that you had quietly (and quickly) annexed the Washington Post, I was, like many newsmen, baffled and even angered. In former years I had worked for two family-owned newspapers, the New York Times...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Beyond the basic pencils and books exist a wealth of cool tools for school.
10. Slap Rulers
They've been selling for years, but slap-on rulers are still trending. A bendy, easily portable ruler beats a wooden one any day. $2.99 at Target, or http://...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Creating some competition for AT&T, Kindle-maker Amazon.com Inc. tried out a proposed new wireless service earlier this year, Bloomberg reported.
With companies such as Amazon, Netflix and Google providing a growing array of data-hogging video services,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Now when you buy a print book from Amazon, you might be able to get a cheap e-book version of the same title.
The Seattle online retailer Tuesday announced Kindle MatchBook, a service that enables customers to get an e-book version of any book they have...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Davis Laughlin, who was recognized by “Live with Regis and Kelly” as one of the five top teachers in the United States a couple of years ago, has written and published a book.
“Ripple Maker: Teaching Effectively & Loving It” is...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Apple TV doesn't offer a way to stream video from Amazon directly -- but the Internet retailer now has a way to reach the set-top anyway.
On Tuesday Amazon updated its Instant Video app for iPads and iPhone to let users play back content on Apple TV set-...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Timed for the holidays, Amazon.com has begun letting users send each other Amazon Prime memberships as gifts.
Amazon Prime is a $79 service sold by the Seattle online retailer that gives members a number of benefits including free shipping on purchases....