HARDWARE: Kindle Paperwhite

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Kindle Paperwhite
Wi-Fi, Paperwhite Display, Higher Resolution, Higher Contrast, Built-in Light

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OK, I relented and bought one. The IPADs, Mac reading app, and such are just too “heavy”.

I like it …

… BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), …

It needs some UI (User Interface) help with respect to Library Books.

It’s a PIA to get stuff off the Kindle that has expired. 

It also doesn’t (easily if at all) differntiate between content I’ve borrowed and stuff I’ve bought.

Getting stuff emailed to it seems neat but width-wise doesn’t always fit.

More as I play with it.

“But choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.” Grail Knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097576/quotes

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FUN: Wonder how many authors there are? 4691!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Dear ferdinand j. reinke,


Today we have added a new feature, Amazon Author Rank,

the definitive list of best-selling authors on Amazon.com. This list makes it easy for readers to discover the best-selling authors on Amazon.com overall and within a selection of major genres.

Your Amazon Author Rank:

4691 in Science Fiction

Amazon Author Rank is your rank based on the sales of all of your books on Amazon.com. Just like Amazon Best Sellers, it is updated hourly. The top 100 authors overall and the top 100 in selected genres will be displayed on Amazon.com. You can see your Amazon Author Rank trended over time inAuthor Central.

You can find your Amazon Author Rank in Author Central under the Rank tab. Historical rank data is available from September 28, 2012.

We’re always interested in feedback, so please let us know what you think.

The Author Central Team


P.S. You may have friends who are authors; feel free to pass this email along to them.

Amazon Author Rank is a feature available to all authors registered in Author Central.


INTERESTING: Amazon contest

Monday, January 9, 2012


Amazon Breakthrough Novel AwardThe 2012 Contest is Here!

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Do you have an unpublished or self-published novel you know Amazon.comreaders will love? Enter your novel in the 2012 Amazon BreakthroughNovel Award for a chance to win one of two $15,000 publishing contractswith Penguin USA and distribution of your novel on Amazon.com.

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Maybe next year. I’ll have one or more of the novels ready.

So much to do; so little time. Argh!

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