The Kindle Reading Experience

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

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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Read the latest post: Are You Getting an E-Book Refund? 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…

Send to Kindle: The Little Button with the K on It

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See that little button at the top of this post with the “k” on it? If you click it, you will be given the opportunity to send the post in its entirety to your Kindle reading device. It’s called “Send to Kindle,” and it is something Kindle readers have wanted for a long time. First,…

Five Reasons I Put Pulse on My Kindle Fire

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I mean, there are more than five reasons, and frankly I put that in the headline because the pundits say it makes more people read the post, like the numerical approach scratches some itch we have in the reptilian brain or something. In any case, I should say “at least five,” because this nifty little…

The Growing World of Worldreader, Part 2

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As a follow up to our chat a few weeks back, Worldreader CEO David Risher was kind enough to answer a few more questions for me. First, I wondered how the money from the Bezos grant would be used? Our goal this year is to move from 10,000 kids with access to e-readers to over…

The Growing World of Worldreader

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Had an opportunity to catch up with David Risher, founder and head of Worldreader, the group that is transforming literacy around the world by sending Kindles loaded with books to the remotest reaches of the planet. He sounds like he is having a blast. And who wouldn’t be, when the CEO of a little internet…