Gulliver's Travels - Kindle Bookstore

Since its publication in 1726, Gulliver's Travels was a great success. Narrative of imaginary journeys, satire savage against corruption and human folly, philosophical treatise, a maze of irony and pretense, the book, Swift is an inexhaustible richness and timeliness amazing. Multilingual, talkative, sometimes informed and sometimes blinded observer who turns the naive enthusiasm to a chronic misanthropy, Gulliver recounts his adventures with a narrative voice whose instability and reflexivity give us the keys to work at the same time that they plunge us into doubt and perplexity. This study attempts to find a way through this treacherous terrain discourse without losing sight of the strength and conviction of one of the most controversial of all the English-language literature.
This fantastic satire of Jonathan Swift reveals almost mythic images that punctuate the narrative comic adventures of Gulliver: chained by the crowd of dwarves on the beach of Lilliput, transformed into a doll by a young giant ... The imagination and verve of Swift are here all their scope. A story that we thought we knew but it is essential to read to understand who was the 'Rabelais' from Ireland.

Gulliver's Travels [Kindle Edition]
by Jonathan Swift is classic work of satire and adventure that hardly needs my recommendation. Instead, let me comment on this edition published by Sterling. It's a nice hardcover with dustjacket and placeholder ribbon. There are a number of illustrations by Scott McKowen and an afterword by Arthur Pober. If you're looking for a inexpensive, but nice edition of Gulliver's Travels, this kindle books would be a good choice
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (February 1, 1997)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
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Dracula [Kindle Edition] - kindle bookstore

Dracula is the worthy heir of a novel by John Polidori. Polidori, in 1817, published a story entitled "The Vampire". For the record, "The Vampire" was born on a bet between the poet Lord Byron and Mary Shelley's writing in a day of a ghost story. Mary Shelley ac-cou-cha Fran-ken-stein. Lord Byron a new beginning, "The Vampire". Polidori then his secretary, drew up the leaves and ... finished the text which appeared later under the name of Byron ...

Rather poorly written (I could see for myself ...) "The Vampire" has the merit of laying the foundations for the modern vampire. Spurred on by Polidori, the vampire out of his corpse status and develop a character of noble aristocrat, distinguished and seductive. Polidori's influence on Dracula is also undeniable if you read the two novels in parallel: one finds the same pattern vampire and a similar shading. Came a few days to settle in Transylvania real estate with a certain Count Dracula, Jonathan Harker at his expense teach the true nature of its host. In "The Vampire", the young Aubrey, visiting London, will bind with a strange lord attending high society, he will eventually expose him too ...

Polidori in his luggage, fascinated by the magnificent "Carmilla" Le Fanu, Bram Stoker had to cogitate on, not to mention dealing with legends of vampirism in the Balkans he consulted with passion. But we had to Stoker something else to begin a novel. A per-son-swim hard. He found in the Romanian folklore: Prince Vlad IV. Leader of Wallachia, Vlad IV is an heir to the tradition of "Dracula" (the name already borne by his father), meaning "devil" or "dragon" depending on the direction. His cruelty was such that it also earned him the nickname of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler "in Romanian), punishment he was particularly fond. Persecutor of the Turkish invaders and wild-enforcement officials and the law, Vlad Dracul exterminated entire populations, men, women and children. The misdeeds of the Dracul did look like a "Vampyr" devil in Romanian, after a supposed pact with the Dark Lord.

With these references, Bram Stoker and published in 1897 wrote what became one of the pillars of vampire literature. Written as an epistolary novel, letters, articles and diaries interposed, Dracula can be split into several parts. The first, moreover, "the guest of Dracula" tells the meeting of Count Dracula and Jonathan Harker. In this first part, rather fast, there are few allusions to Le Fanu: Dracula does not eat or drink ever in the presence of Jonathan eclipsed during the day and did not return that evening. "Dracula's Guest" does not reveal even the nature of the Count, but these disturbing details and completion of this section leaves no doubt about its evil nature. Then another part introduces other basic characters of the novel, Mina Murray (later her friend Mina Harker, Lucy ...), and of course Dr. Van Helsing. Added to this is Dr. Seward who treats a curious patient, Renfield, in its psychiatric hospital. Insectophage fascinating mental patient, Renfield maintain over novel a telepathic connection with Dracula. Finding strength to oppose it, he will lose life. By his knowledge of the history of the vampire myth, Dr. Van Helsing will be a valuable ally in the fight against Dracula and Lucy and Mina to release, both owned by the power (and charm?) Count. Despite his efforts, Lucy will undergo transformation and will be completed according to the rites. The last part is devoted to the final battle against Dracula ...

Dracula brings together several literary styles. The arrival of Jonhatan Harker is not without thinking about some adventure novels. Similarly, the fight against Dracula evokes themes dear to the novels of chivalry, the gallant heroes fighting a monster, ladies and Professor Van Helsing, both counselor, fighter and spiritual leader. And some moments of sheer terror that have nothing to envy the modern authors. One passage in particular: Dracula's arrival in England was introduced by the logbook of a stricken vessel, which he described the disappearance of every sailor over the nights. Relying constantly on references, Polidori and Le Fanu in mind, Bram Stoker is also some discrepancies or interpretations for the purpose of his work. Thus, the legends say a vampire can not cross running water. The story that Dracula wanted to take the boat to pass his native Transylvania to England, Stoker transforms the clause: it can cross the water until the tide ... Similarly the multiple metamorphoses of Dracula (bats and wolves), are evoked in folklore around here for a much higher plane. There are also some winks: the execution of the vampires, at least technically, once again inspired some legends, but especially "Carmilla" Le Fanu. Lucy, now a non-dead, will be dubbed the "Lady in blood", which for me is an obvious reference to the Countess Bathory. Called the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Bathory believed to have found the secret of rejuvenation in the daily bloodshed. More than 650 victims during the 16th century have helped to fill the bathtub ...

Dracula is a monument of vampiric literature, led ably by an author very much beating about it. Rather than plagiarize his references, they will make Stoker a subtle tribute throughout his novel. The epistolary style, which may seem daunting at first, adds to the suspense and allows the reader to keep pace with the protagonists. Dracula has inspired many other works. Include Anne Rice, among which we find the elegance and refinement, but also the ruthlessness of these creatures.
Dracula ... A novel worth reading! The epistolary nature of the work (snatches of diaries, letters, etc.) contributes to our involvement in this exciting story of encountering a mysterious lawyer with a single count of atypical bleak landscapes and scenic which is becoming a battle between good and evil ... Short a work that can not be detached from reading the first page! For lovers of fantasy literature and mystical, this masterpiece of Irish literature and fantasy will delight you!
Dracula [Kindle Edition]. Review. Dracula is one of the few horror books to be honored by inclusion in the Norton Critical Edition series. (The others are Frankenstein, The Turn of the Screw, Heart of Darkness, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Metamorphosis.) This 100th-anniversary edition includes not only the complete authoritative text of the novel with illuminating footnotes, but also four contextual essays, five reviews from the time of publication, five articles on dramatic and film variations, and seven selections from literary and academic criticism.

Nina Auerbach of the University of Pennsylvania (author of Our Vampires, Ourselves) and horror scholar David J. Skal (author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, and Screams of Reason) are the editors of the volume. Especially fascinating are excerpts from materials that Bram Stoker consulted in his research for the book, and his working papers over the several years he was composing it. The selection of criticism includes essays on how Dracula deals with female sexuality, gender inversion, homoerotic elements, and
Victorian fears of "reverse colonization" by politically turbulent Transylvania.

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (October 1, 1995)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English

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Free Kindle Books

Well, that's it, you could not resist the e-book from Amazon: The Kindle!

Only problem, although Amazon has no fewer than 360,000 books on its site compatible, it becomes quickly ruin as most are free (normal what ...)

So here are several methods to retrieve gratos books for the Kindle (mostly in English)! And at the end of this article, I will also explain how to read books for the Kindle without the Kindle (yeah it's possible, so as to give pleasure)

First method: tracking down books in EPUB format. Indeed, this standard is what is most widespread in terms of book Electone. You'll find them on sites like:
By cons, they are not directly compatible Kindle (that would be too simple). Therefore the ePub format convert to the format of the Kindle. For this I recommend the Stanza application that does this very well. (Which is provided by Amazon). For info, Stanza will also convert PDFs, Office documents (Word and Co)
and of course HTML pages in Kindle format ... it's always good to know.

Another method to obtain this kind of book: Digging on the Amazon site that offers continuously hundreds of free books. To do this, you will need as Lorent Deutch, impersonate an American! Login to your profile and your account, click on "Manage Your Kindle" and change the country associated to it
by the USA (United States). This will give you access to well:
* A list of free books (Best Sellers)
* A classic literary theme
* Or has books to 1 percent (cheap my brother)

It must be done, because if you are in non-US and you download a free book ($ 0.00), Amazon will tax you still costs $ 2. By cons, if you configure your Amazon account and your soft transfer in U.S., you will not pay the $ 2.

But I admit, the site is pretty messy, so be sure to find something you like, go Google with a query like this, which will give you a list of books offered. I put the word "Computer" but you can change what you want. Good and now that you know it, the killer question: How will we do for the Kindle Attitude farting when you do not Kindle? (Such as me)

Simple ... if you are equipped with an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can download the application on the AppStore Kindle and if you have your good old PC as the only friend there is a Windows application that does everything the same as the Kindle.
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Books from Amazon, also on PC

The Kindle is the famous e-book reader from Amazon, a stylish device that can read e-books anywhere.

The U.S. distributor is offering Internet users a free download for PC Kindle. This software allows a computer to read e-books purchased from the Kindle Store. Amazon explores another way to expand its servicing of electronic books. The seller has announced that it has developed software, the Kindle for PC that can turn any PC into a digital book reader.
The software is free and open to all PC users running Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. This is also in a presentation of the new operating system from Microsoft, New York, the Kindle for PC was officially unveiled
For PC with Kindle, Amazon has now read e-books on PCs, with software that reads e-books purchased on Amazon, and only those.

Synchronization with e-books purchased on Amazon is automatic and fast. Just an internet connection and a few seconds, and e-books are stored in Kindle for PC.

Attention Kindle for PC does not accept other than e-books from Amazon. To read the other titles, we must look to other players such as Microsoft Reader or ICE Book Reader Professional.

The collection of e-books from Amazon is still mostly in English, but the arrival of the Kindle in France suggests that many of these works will soon be available in the language of Molière.

When the Kindle is unloaded, continue to read your novel bedside for PC with Kindle. Only for e-books from Amazon.
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Kindle DX Review

Kindle DX is the second version of the device for reading electronic books to Amazon, the Kindle. Its screen is 9.7 inches (25cm). As an iPhone on the image adapts to vertical or horizontal. It has a thickness of one centimeter and its storage capacity is 3.3 GB (about 3500 pounds). The PDF format is supported natively without conversion. The DX uses the Kindle electronic ink process that gives the impression of being in front of a book. However, he still has a touchscreen or Wi-Fi and the display is monochrome. To download a book, you must go through Sprint's 3G network or transfer from a computer. Finally, its price starts at $ 489,  from late July 2010 at $ 379.     
* Screen (not touch): diagonal 9.7 ", resolution of 1200 x 824 pixels     
* Size of the unit: approximately 264 mm x 183 mm x 9.6 mm     
* Weight: about 535 grams     
* Memory: 3.3 GB     
* Independence: 4 to 20 days depending on frequency of use of  3G     
* Connectivity: Modem HSDPA (3G) compatible EDGE / GPRS Note: During the commercial release of the device, only the English language was managed.

Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G,  9.7" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally – Latest Generation
. Amazon Price: $379.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping

All New, High Contrast E-Ink Screen: Our graphite Kindle DX uses our all new, improved electronic ink display, with 50% better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images

Beautiful Large Display: The 9.7" diagonal E-ink screen is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs

Read in Sunlight with No Glare: Unlike backlit computer or LCD screens, Kindle DX's display looks and reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Books In Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Free 3G Wireless: No monthly payments, no annual contracts. Download books anywhere, anytime

Long Battery Life: Read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for two to three weeks.

Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents

Buy Once, Read Everywhere: Kindle books can be read on all your devices. Our Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your Kindle library and last page read across your Kindle(s), PC, iPhone, Mac, iPad,
Android device, and BlackBerry device  

Share Meaningful Passages: Share your passion for reading with friends and family by posting meaningful passages to Twitter and Facebook directly from your Kindle

Global Coverage: Enjoy wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. See details.
Built-In PDF Reader: Carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. Now with Zoom capability to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics

Auto-Rotating Screen: Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages

Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Large Selection: Over 750,000 books and the largest selection of the most popular books people want to read, including 109 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary. Check your country.

Out-of-Copyright, Pre-1923 Books: Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are available to read on Kindle, including titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island. Learn more

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases from $9.99.

Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy
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The Kindle Store: More Than 630,000 Books

At Amazon, we've always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and we know that even the best book reader is useless without the books you want to read. We are fortunate that we have tens of millions of book customers at Amazon, and as a result, we know the books customers want to read and we prioritize getting those titles. With over 630,000 titles, the Kindle store contains the largest selection of the books people want to read including New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Along with today's bestsellers, the Kindle store offers thousands of free popular classics including titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island. Kindle customers can also discover and download over 1.8 million free, pre-1923, out-of-copyright titles from other websites

Kindle Application

Amazon released the Kindle for PC application free of charge, allowing users to read Kindle books on a Windows PC. Amazon later released a version for the Macintosh. Versions for mobile devices running on operating systems from Research in Motion, Apple, Android and Google are also available free of charge. None of these alternate versions can currently read newspapers, magazines, or blogs, the way they are readable on the Kindle device itself. Amazon has announced that periodical support will soon be added to the Kindle apps for other platforms. you can download the free Kindle app from iTunes store and read books on the move using your iPhone or iPod Touch.

While most eBooks available on the Amazon Kindle store are paid, here are some simple ways by which you can find and download free books for reading on your Kindle Reader or your Kindle Desktop application.

1. Google Books on your Kindle

Project Gutenberg, Google Books and FeedBooks are some popular sites that offer a large collection of public domain books in the standard ePUB format.
The Kindle for PC application cannot read ePUB files directly but you can use the excellent Stanza program
(from Amazon itself) to convert these public domain books from .epub into .mobi format that you can then import into Kindle Desktop for reading*. That means you now have millions of out-of-copyright books for your Kindle for free.
[*] You can also use Stanza to convert PDFs, HTML web pages and other Office documents into .mobi format for reading inside the Kindle App but I see little reason why would anyone want to do so since the reading experience is not all that great.


2. Find Free Kindle Books on

Before your proceed, please log-in to your Amazon account, choose “Manage your Kindle” and change the country associated with your Kindle account to “United States”. This is important because most “free” content on the Kindle Bookstore is currently restricted to North America.
OK, now let’s explore ways to find free Kindle books:
#2.1 Big Deals – This is more of an official listing of Kindle books that are currently available as a free download on to Kindle users. You should also check the Bestsellers category on Kindle Store as it again lists quite a good number of free titles.
2.2 Sort by Price – When you search for a Kindle book (or any other item) on, it displays search results by relevance.
If you change this default sort order from “Relevance” to “Price: Low to High”, you’ll get a list of all Kindle books that match your search keywords and are available as a free download. For instance, here’s a list of Kindle books that are related to “India” but cost exactly $0.00.
2.3 Listmania - This is another resource where you can discover Kindle books that are available for free.
Listmania Lists are basically a list of products compiled by Amazon users. You can use search phrases like “free kindle books”, “kindle freebie”, “penny kindle book”, etc. to discover lists that may free books you are looking for. For instance, here’s one Listmania List of 27 classic books for Kindle that are absolutely free and here’s another one that also includes copyrighted books.
2.4 Use Google – Here’s an unofficial method to help you find Kindle books that are available for free on
You can use the following search query in Google to search the Amazon store for free Kindle books – just replace the search-phrase in red with the name of the book, author, book category, etc.

intitle:kindle "you save * (100%)" search-phrase

For instance, here’s a list of free Kindle books related to Abraham Lincoln while here’s a list of Kindle books on Shakespeare that are again free.

Note: Kindle Pricing for International users
 If the cost of a Kindle book is mentioned as $0.00 on the Amazon Store, it will still show up as $2.00 for you if the country associated with your Kindle is something other than United States. This is because Amazon charges a $2 roaming fee for “international downloads”.
 You can either temporarily change your Kindle country to US or use the “Transfer via Computer” option when buying a book and you won’t be charged that extra $2 fees.
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International version

On October 7, 2009, Amazon announced an international version of the Kindle 2 that works in over 100 countries. It became available October 19, 2009. The international Kindle 2 is physically very similar to the U.S.-only model, although it uses a different mobile network standard.
The original Kindle 2 uses CDMA2000, for use on the Sprint network. The international version uses standard GSM and 3G GSM, enabling it to be used on AT&T's U.S. mobile network and internationally in 100 other countries.
Kindle 2 International Version is believed to have a noticeably higher contrast screen, although Amazon does not advertise this.
On October 22, Amazon lowered the price on the international version from $279 to $259 and discontinued the U.S.-only model. On June 21, 2010, hours after Barnes & Noble lowered the price of its Nook, Amazon lowered the price of the Kindle 2 to $189, undercutting the Nook by $10.
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Kindle 2nd Generation

On February 10, 2009, Amazon announced the Kindle 2. It became available for purchase on February 23, 2009. The Kindle 2 features a text-to-speech option to read the text aloud, and 2 GB of internal memory of which 1.4 GB is user-accessible. By Amazon's estimates the Kindle 2 can hold about 1500 non-illustrated books. Unlike the Kindle First Generation, Kindle 2 does not have a slot for SD memory cards. It was slimmer than the original Kindle.

* Screen: 6 "diagonal electronic ink technology with E Ink ®, resolution of 600 x 800 pixels at 167 dpi, 16 levels of gray.
 * Size of the unit: approximately 203.2 mm x 134.6 mm x 9.1 mm.
 * Weight: approximately 289.2 grams.
 * Memory: 2 GB internal (about 1.4 GB available for user content).
 * Autonomy: from a full charge up to 4 days of reading with wireless reception enabled.
up to two weeks
reading with the wireless off. (Given as an indication)
* Connectivity: Modem HSDPA (3G) compatible EDGE / GPRS network uses the Amazon Whispernet (availability depending on the coverage of the respective countries)* USB port: USB 2.0 micro-sized B* Audio: Stereo 3.5 mm jack, stereo speakers in the rear of the unit.
 * Supported formats: Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP after conversion.

 It seems that the drop of prices for memory components contributed to the abandonment of the SD Card slot in favor of a much larger internal capacity of the unit.

To promote the new Kindle, author Stephen King made UR, his then-new novella, available exclusively through the Kindle Store. on October 22, 2009, Amazon stopped selling the original Kindle 2 in favor of the international version it had introduced earlier in the month.

According to an early review by iFixIt, the Kindle 2 features a Freescale 532 MHz, ARM-11 90 nm processor, 32 MB main memory, 2 GB moviNAND flash storage and a 3.7 V 1530 mAh lithium polymer battery.

On November 24, 2009, Amazon released a firmware update for the Kindle 2 that it said increases battery life by 85% and introduces native PDF support.
On July 8, 2009, Amazon reduced price of the Kindle 2 from the original $359 to $299. On October 7, 2009, Amazon further reduced the price of the Kindle 2 to $259. The Kindle 2 was criticized for its high original retail price, compared to the $185.49 manufacturing cost estimated by iSuppli.
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Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)

The Amazon Kindle or Kindle is a device for reading electronic books sold by Launched November 19, 2007 by Jeff Bezos, the global version of the device has been available since October 19, 2009 in over 100 countries. The global version of Kindle DX is available since January 2010
Description and functionality
The Kindle is an electronic book that allows you to connect to the Internet to download content (digitized books, newspapers and magazines) sold online by U.S. site. The content format is proprietary, they are protected by a system of digital rights management (DRM). The transfer does not require a computer or Wi-Fi connection it is carried through the wireless high-speed mobile operator Sprint. The user can also upload their own documents on the Kindle by connecting the camera to a computer via USB or by sending email to the price of 10 cents per item. Word documents and various image formats are converted by Amazon after emailing to be readable on the Kindle. A built-in browser allows access to the Web and has a set of pre-selected favorites.

There are to date 4 hardware versions:

    * 1st generation Kindle (November 2007), U.S. only
    * 2nd generation Kindle (November 2009) Kindle * DX (June 2009)
    * 3rd generation Kindle (August 2010)

and 3 levels of service without receiving service wireless, wireless reception only U.S. wireless reception internationally (see website for list of countries served).

1st generation Kindle
"This is the future of book reading. It will be everywhere." Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and Liar's Poker.

Amazon released the  Kindle First Generation on November 19, 2007, for US$399 and it sold out in five and a half hours. The device remained out of stock for five months until late April 2008.

It is the only Kindle with expandable memory, via an SD card slot.

The device features a 6 inch (diagonal) 4-level grayscale display, with 250 MB of internal memory, which can hold approximately 200 non-illustrated titles.

The device measures 19.1 cm × 13.5 cm and a thickness of 1.8 cm and weighs 292 grams. It has a monochrome screen 6 inches (15 cm) diagonally, whose definition is 600 × 800 pixels and the resolution of 167 dots per inch. The Kindle has a keyboard, an audio output to listen to audio books, a card reader SD memory and a USB 2.0 port to connect to a computer. It is equipped with an internal memory of 256 megabytes, of which about 80 are reserved for its own operating system, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel (version 2.6.10). The device firmware can be updated, allowing Amazon to add new features. According to Amazon, the Kindle can store about two hundred pounds and its battery life varies between two and seven days (respectively with and without using the wireless network).

Amazon did not sell the Kindle First Generation outside the United States. Plans for a launch in the UK and other European countries were delayed by problems with signing up suitable wireless network operators.
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Amazon Kindle -Books Store Review

kindle book store
Amazon launches digital book reader, Kindle.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, launched Monday, November 19 digital music player called "Kindle". Listed in the U.S. at a price of 399 dollars (275 euros), this unit from 13.5 to 19.5 cm using the latest technologies for digital paper and is equipped with a mobile broadband connection (on the American network), a keyboard and a memory that can hold the equivalent of a small library of 200 books with a total weight of 310 grams.

88,000 books and dozens of newspaper titles are already available and downloadable directly on the site of the leading seller of books on the internet, but only with DRM and under its proprietary digital format - the PRC, the competitor to PDF Adobe, developed by the French company Mobipocket (bought two years ago by Amazon) - which prevents it from being read on players from other brands, such as the Sony Reader from the Japanese group Sony.

The Kindle can read text files or images to Word, HTML, TXT, JPEG, GIF and PNG. With WiFi connectivity, you can surf the internet, but in black and white and so far only on the Amazon site. The Kindle is also equipped with a sound system for listening to audiobooks.

Digitized books - yet public securities in English - are available at various price not exceeding $ 10, against 25 to 30 dollars for the same works in paper edition and subscriptions to newspapers such as those dailies The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are about $ 15 per month. Finally automation of Kindle is about thirty hours. No date has been set yet for marketing in France.
The goal of Amazon, which has the advantage of clients and a large database, is reproduced in the book the success of Apple in the music field with its iPod music player and store iTunes online. According to The Association of American Publishers, sales of digital books rose 24% last year. Various book publishers and press are beginning to enrich the offer by offering versions for e-paper e-book readers. 

On a larger scale platforms for download, free or not, will also put in place, such as the Kiosk Digital Lagardère group or the online library Google Books. Some experts believe the market could take off when the function e-book reader will converge on digital cameras mobile multi-function, as might be the case with future Apple iPhone, which already combine all the functions of both of mobile phone, handheld, multimedia device (camera, video ,...) and music player.
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