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December 27, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Amazon holiday recap: Kindle overtakes Harry Potter 7

After a crazy spurt of holiday sales, the Kindle is now the best-selling product in the history of Amazon.com, the company announced today. The Seattle-based retail giant said sales of its Kindle digital book have now overtaken sales of “Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows.” But you’ve got to take Amazon’s word for it – the company…

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January 20, 2010 at 10:01 AM

As Apple haggles with publishers on tablet, Amazon ups Kindle royalties

Apple’s reportedly haggling with book publishers over deals to put their content on the slate computing device the company’s expected to announce next week. But it’s not the only “A” company that’s hustling its book platform this week. Amazon today announced new royalty rates for books distributed via its Kindle platform, offering authors and publishers a…

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October 19, 2009 at 10:17 AM

New Kindle competitors, one with Google juice

Companies releasing e-books seem to be telling people to hold off buying a Kindle this holiday, because cool options are coming soon. Today’s e-book teases include a new Google Android-powered model with dual displays, a new Irex reader with access to 1,200 newspapers, and a business-oriented touchscreen reader that Barnes & Noble partner Plastic Logic promises…

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