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Kindle Stores launched in Italy and Spain

Published December 6, 2011

Kindle Stores launched in Italy and Spain

A few days ago, Amazon announced two brand new stores for Kindle, bringing the total up to six individual destinations now. The two new countries added are Italy and Spain, via Amazon.it and Amazon.es. All three of my books are currently available in both, with any searches bringing up the results with Euro currency. Christine Blachford on the Italian store Christine Blachford on the Spanish store The two news stores join the recently introduced French site, along with the already existing US, UK and German stores.

A week or two with my first Kindle

Published October 28, 2011

A week or two with my first Kindle

When Amazon announced their new line of products - ereaders and tablets all - we decided it was about time we became a Kindle-owning household. I’ve never really been fussed about the Kindle really, settling for the gazillion apps I have spread around the office. There’s never a time I’m very far from a book these days. Still, the new range of products made them more enticing, and as a Kindle book writer, we sort of needed one for testing.

Amazon launch French Kindle store

Published October 12, 2011

Amazon launch French Kindle store

Amazon have launched a French Kindle store to go alongside their US, UK and German destinations. The new store allows Kindle users in France to purchase books from a dedicated .fr domain, rather than being redirected to their nearest store and purchasing in differing currencies. Along with the store, Amazon also launched a French-language Kindle, so that users can buy and read books in either language. You can find my three books on the French Kindle store here.

The cult of less

Published August 18, 2010

The cult of less

Mr C and I have often discussed our desire to have less stuff. We move house on a frequent basis and the more stuff you have, the more tired your arms get by the end of each moving day. The Amazon Kindle apps were a big turning point, I think. A big marker in the sky saying that it really is possible to own less junk. You also have to throw in our fledgling desire to live underground, and you can see we’re not exactly “normal” in the “how people live” sense.

Magically delicious

Published July 14, 2010

Magically delicious

I recently discovered the new Groceries section on Amazon. It’s in Beta and it sells, well, groceries, obviously. I find this idea so weird, and I’ve been struggling to put my finger on why. I’ve narrowed it down to two things. Firstly, I never really got on board with the third party aspect of Amazon. I’ve actually only used it to buy books from - both physical and now in Kindle form - and they’ve always come direct from Amazon, rather than any third party sellers.

Almost ready for the full size Kindle

Published June 30, 2010

Almost ready for the full size Kindle

I’ve been a big supporter of the ebooks movement, but for some reason I haven’t actually been jumping on the wagon with the band until just recently. To start with, I had absolutely no time for reading, I wasn’t buying books, so although I flew the flag for digital novels, I wasn’t consuming them myself. Then I began to find time to read again, and now, I’m pretty much as converted as I knew I would be.

Amazon release International Kindle

Published October 7, 2009

Amazon release International Kindle

Amazon have finally got around to offering up the Kindle to parts of the world outside the US, although at the moment it seems to still be a US Kindle. The UK site redirects to Amazon.com for purchasing, and you buy the device and subsequent books in dollars. It also ships with a US charger, which would need a converter. It seems as though this is a rush decision to capitalise on the markets eager to get their hands on a Kindle (ie.

Judging by it's cover

Published August 20, 2009

Judging by it's cover

An interesting thought about the Kindle that hadn’t occurred to me. I wonder how many people have not only fallen for the sheer alleged convenience of Kindle, but because it has filled their minds with works they would not otherwise have touched. Could Kindle be a way to re-educate the world? Could it help us to bypass those scheming, artsy book designers and finally be true to our own genuine interests?

Wishing away

Published July 23, 2008

Wishing away

Whilst the new Amazon design is very fancy and navigation is supposedly easier, there seems to be an elemental problem. Being from the UK, I signed up ages and ages ago, via the .co.uk side of Amazon. Today, I accidentally logged in via the .com domain. For a moment, I thought the stupid site had lost my wish list. But the truth is, it doesn’t seem to be able to access it across stores.

Links for 2008-04-03

Published April 3, 2008

Links for 2008-04-03

Amazon.co.uk: America Unchained: A Freewheeling Roadtrip In Search of Non-Corporate USA: Dave Gorman: Books Buy it, buy it now. Moving on to new projects - Veronica Belmont (link retired) But Mahalo Daily is so good… Podcasting News » Free Skype Call Recorder Where was this when we needed it? Amazon Payments Account Management (link retired) Earlier I told you to buy a book - now I’m telling you how. Cult - News - No romance for Doctor and Donna - Digital Spy