The Kindle Reading Experience

How Blue Shade Helps You Sleep Better

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About Blue Shade: There has been a lot of research lately concerning the way that backlit screens on tablets like the Amazon Fire affect sleep patterns for those who read on the tablet at bedtime. The bottom line seems to be that certain wavelengths of light in the blue end of the spectrum somehow suppress…

What’s wrong with Clean Reader? Maybe nothing…

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When I asked educators about the usefulness of Clean Reader, the responses were definitive. Teachers don’t like it. It smacks of censorship. It dilutes the purpose of art, or worse–it bastardizes it in the name of correctness. One teacher said that the app is “a violation of all of the principles of intellectual freedom that…

Will Kindle Unlimited Change Everything?

Watch the short video that GigaOm dug up about the new subscription service for unlimited books from Amazon: How would such a service affect your reading habits? Please share your thoughts in the comments below! You might also like: Beware Automatic Book Updates on Kindle and What Educators Need to Know About Kindle Synchronization

Reading Retrofit: A Tool Called Spritz

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From the beginning, EduKindle has really been about the meetup between digital technology and reading. Not so much the impact of technology on the publication of text, although that has a long, long history that has involved advances in technology at every step (see Mr. Gutenberg and his press, or Mr. Hammurabi and his stele).…

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…

Does My Kindle Book Have Real Page Numbers?

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Highly Recommended: Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual To find out if your Kindle book has page numbers, remember that this feature is available only on Kindle 3 and later. It is also only available if the publisher of the book went to the time and expense of adding real page numbers into the Kindle…