Will DeLamater

8 ways to jump into eBooks from eSchool News

My favorite is “2. Research eBook best practices.” Devices and databases will work themselves out, but using these digital resources to really help kids is most likely to be worked out, as all great teaching gets worked out, in the trenches by people like you, dear Reader. So become a teacher-researcher: see how all the…

How to clean up your Kindle Fire

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A lot of Amazon Kindle Fire users have been hit with a message about low storage space or less memory on their devices. One reason for this problem is that the apps that are installed on the Kindle Fire are running in background, performing certain operations that consume both memory and storage. There are few…

“Got iPad” beats “Got Kindle” on Christmas

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According to Topsy Analytics, there was a clear winner on Christmas morning between iPad and Kindle, at least among Twitter users. Using the Topsy analytics engine, Philip Elmer-Dewitt of CNN Money ran a search on the phrases “got iPad, got Kindle, got Note” in Tweets that people shared on Christmas day. The results are startling…

Beware Automatic Book Updates on Kindle

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Related Content: Should You De-Synchronize Your Kindle? If you have been reading this blog, you know I am an awestruck fan of the Amazon reading ecosystem and the many, many ways it improves the reading experience, even if you can’t easily find that free book you are looking for… But you have to remember that…

Far From the Madding Crowd? Far from Frictionless!

Are Consumers Like Hardy's Sheep?

Read the Recent Post Does My Kindle Book Have Real Page Numbers? You remember Jeff Bezos’s stated mission to make reading “frictionless”? Well, in some macro sense, circa 2009, he has accomplished his mission. But this is 2013, people, and when I want to load a copy of a public domain title onto my Kindle…

Are You Getting an E-book Refund?

If this is the first you have heard about an e-book refund, the next thing you will notice is a credit in your Amazon or B&N account for books purchased between April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012. The option to 1) opt out of the settlement, 2) file a claim, or 3) apply to…