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How to get Amazon Prime for half the price

Amazon announced it is raising the price of its Prime membership to $99, but some students and (perhaps) less than honest consumers can get the …

10 Free Audiobook Sites to Get Your Bookworm On

The Internet is overflowing with free audiobooks. On the wild frontier of the web, there are hundreds of sites ponying up downloadable literary works …

Check your Kindle account for your credit from the Apple ebook settlement

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Book publishers, as part of a price-fixing settlement with state governments, agreed to pay small credits to consumers who …

Amazon’s next data center could inspire trust in gun-shy EU companies

When you’re the top dog in an industry, you can make some bold moves. That’s certainly the case with public-cloud provider Amazon Web Services.<p>Now it’s possible that the Amazon cloud could get a little wider, perhaps with an expansion into Germany.<p>Amazon customers in Germany have been asking for a …

Kindle v Glass, apps v text: the complicated future of books

Is the future an interactive novel read on a Google Glass? One thing's for certain: the transformation of the written word is one of the defining issues of our age<p>How many e-book consumers realise that some publishers, writers and distributors know an awful lot about their reading style? They have …

Amazon Customers Wake Up to Unexpected Cash

Amazon customers had a pleasant surprise in their email inbox this morning: credits from a settlement between some of the largest U.S. book …

Amazon Set to Unveil Its Apple TV and Roku Competitor April 2nd

Amazon has long been reported to be developing a set-top box to compete with the likes of the Apple TV and Roku boxes, and now it seems the company …

Amazon may reveal its set-top box next week in New York

In just a week from now, we'll likely find out the truth about Amazon's living room ambitions. The company has sent out invites for an event in New York at 11:00AM ET on Wednesday, April 2nd that promises to offer an "update for our video business." Amazon has long been rumored to be working on a …

Amazon announces April 2 event: Video-streaming device coming?

Amazon.com has sent out invitations to members of the media for an April 2 event at which the company is expected to unveil a video-streaming device.<p>The online retailer is scheduled to hold the event in New York at 8 a.m. PDT, according to a screenshot of the invitation posted by Business Insider. …

Televisions

'The Fault in Our Stars' Is Not 'Divergent': Unboxing YA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The next movie featuring <i>Divergent</i> stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is not the next <i>Divergent</i> …

Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Meg Wolitzer, author of <i>The Interestings</i>, is coming out with a young adult novel called <i>Belzhar</i> (a play on Sylvia Plath's <i>The Bell Jar</i>). It's set to be published by Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin, on Sept. …

J.K. Rowling Publishes ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ Part 1 on Pottermore

When J.K. Rowling’s fan-servicing online interactive Harry Potter experience Pottermore launched almost two years ago, I had high hopes. It looks …

Here's why Amazon Prime can afford to raise prices

In terms of scale, speed, and streaming extras there is no comparable offering<p>Yesterday morning Amazon emailed it customers to let them know that its Prime delivery service, after more than nine years, was getting its first price hike, from $79 a year to $99. In some ways it seemed like a risky …

Amazon Puts Image Recognition Into Its Main iOS App – Prepare To Be Even More Showroomed, Retailers

People already use their mobile devices for comparative shopping when paying visits to brick-and-mortar retailers – but it’s about to get a lot worse. Amazon has integrated shopping-by-camera functionality into its main iOS application, which is even easier than the previous barcode scanning …

Amazon's Prime fee hike: Is this just the beginning?

Consumers may need to get ready for rate increases every few years as Amazon races to add services and programming to justify the hikes.<p>It took Amazon nine years to raise the fee for its Prime premium membership. It won't take nearly as long for the next price hike to show up.<p>Amazon's $20 increase …

eCommerce

World Book Day: Writing tips from Cressida Cowell and Charlie Higson

Two much-loved children's authors offer advice for children on how to conceive, plot and structure a page-turning story<p><b>Cressida Cowell's tips for thrilling adventures</b><p><b>Setting</b><p>I often say that writing is like telling a really big lie – the more detail you put into that lie, and the more you base the …

Horror

Three beautiful comics you should pick up now

<b>Stranger than Life: Cartoons and Comics 1970-2013,</b> <i>By M.K. Brown, Fantagraphics, 248 pages, $35</i><p>Given the disregard for convention that's on display in this hefty collection of comics – forget about punchlines or typical jokes, and don't even start with ideas about love or "what women want" – you …

Graphic Novels

#Twitterfiction festival 2014: what you are and are not missing

The second Twitter fiction festival is in full swing, but does the social media website's limit of 140 characters inspire good writing?<p>Alexander McCall-Smith, Anne Boleyn's dog and God himself are taking part in this year's Twitter Fiction Festival, which is running over four days until March …

Amazon, Apple want a piece of the TV set top box

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Smart TV

Amazon announces rate increases for regular ($99/yr) and Student Prime ($49/yr) memberships

<b>Update (3/13 8:30 am)</b>: Amazon is now boldly owning the increases with an announcement on its homepage (above).<p>Effective April 17th, Amazon Prime annual membership rates will increase for the first time ever. Regular accounts will jump from $79 to $99 and Student accounts will go from $39 to $49.<p>The …

Amazon launches AppStream to speed up mobile app performance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Heads up, game and app developers — Amazon(s amzn) just made AppStream, its promised service that quickly …

The Incredible Histories Of Your Favorite Fonts

When was the last time you handwrote something? It probably wasn't today, and it was probably a phone number or a grocery list (even though there's an app for that). Most of our written communication is done via typing, but most of us know very little about the fonts we use to chat with our friends …

New York Public Library left $6m by devoted reader

Lotte Fields, a regular but modest donor during her life, bequeathed 'extraordinary' gift in her will<p>A reader who loved the New York Public Library has left it an "unexpected [and] extraordinary" gift of $6m (£3.6m) in her will.<p>Lotte Fields, who was 89 when she died, was a "regular modest donor" to …

North Korean dictators revealed as children's authors

Researcher finds Kim Jong-il and his father Kim Il-sung both credited with fiercely ideological but 'quite enjoyable' tales<p>From Madonna to Barack Obama, celebrities and politicians have long been tempted to dabble in the world of children's books – but their output pales in comparison to the …

Rumors of an Amazon music service, TV set-top box swirl yet again

We're still not sure whether Amazon's truly launching a music streaming service, but if it does, you <i>might</i> only be able to access songs and albums for a limited time. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the e-commerce company hopes to offer music streaming as part of Prime to justify an annual …

Amazon AppStream Is Now Open To All Developers

Last year, Amazon Web Services unveiled a new service, AppStream, which would run high-resource apps including “3D games and interactive HD applications” from the cloud.<p>Now Amazon is opening up AppStream to all developers (via VentureBeat). In an announcement today, Amazon says interested …

Amazon said to be adding a music-streaming service

Amazon Prime subscribers could get more than video streaming and free shipping, word has it the e-commerce giant is looking to launch a music service much like Apple's iTunes Radio.<p>Amazon is said to be looking to create its own version of Apple's popular iTunes Radio. According to The Wall Street …

eCommerce

Amazon’s TV streaming box to ship with Netflix and Hulu Plus apps

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Amazon’s (S AMZN) Roku competitor, which could be unveiled any day now, won’t just peddle the company’s own video streaming …

Spritz: Read War and Peace at 1,000 words a minute? No thanks

A new app to aid speed-reading may have its uses, but some texts need to be digested slowly<p>Whoosh. That’s the sound of me speed-reading this article. Thanks to a very clever new bit of technology, I’ve learnt to read so fast that I’ve already reached the end of this piece by the time you slow …