Avid readers – many of us – should be aware that if you’re an Amazon kindle reader or and utilize the Amazon app for reading digitally, your reading habits are tracked. In The Guardian reporter Kari Paul – opens in a new tab details what they saw when they recently requested access to the data Amazon has stored: But tucked into the dozens of files … Continue reading Amazon watches us read
Starting this week, Amazon Prime members can now access more than 1,000 books, magazines and more via Prime Reading. The program is open to members – and any devices (so you don’t have to have a Kindle). A Prime Membership costs $99, providing unlimited 2-day shipping on most products, access to movies, TV shows, music and more – and now makes an even bigger play … Continue reading Amazon Prime Now Offers Free Books
After just two years in operation, Oyster Books is calling it quits. Books for Her was a big fan of the “Netflix for books” service, and we are sad to see it go. Depending on your subscription date, the service will no longer be available as of January 2016. Learn more at: https://www.oysterbooks.com/boh7IeY7 Continue reading Bad News for Oyster Fans
In a move to compete with Amazon.com’s ebook sales, Oyster, the monthly book subscription service for $9.95, is now going to sell ebooks. The new option is likely a move to provide readers with access to new releases and other books that aren’t available through their subscription site. Here’s a look at the online store: According to cnet.com, “Even with these changes, Oyster still faces … Continue reading Oyster launches new online store
Amazon is on our news list again! Most recently they launched their Kindle Unlimited; Now they’re offering same-day delivery in six major cities (Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC). For an additional $5.99 Amazon Prime customers can have many items – including books – at their home the same day. It’s an interesting play to see … Continue reading Amazon: Same-day delivery of books
Tell us: Where do you shop, download and read your books? We want to better customize our site to suit your needs. We currently provide a lot of links to Amazon.com for Kindle downloads – but if our readers shop elsewhere, we want to know! Please select as many options as applicable and feel free to add your own or leave us a comment. Thanks for following! Continue reading Where do you get your books?
Do you keep up and wonder about the financial relationship between authors, booksellers, publishers and more recently Amazon? I’ve caught several interesting headlines on the battle between Amazon and a top-five publisher Hachette … and this article from Sound and Video Contractor does a great job explaining the honest relationship. Here’s the full article: Amazon vs. the World. Some notes from Books for Her: Publishers and booksellers … Continue reading Amazon vs. the World
Well friends … we weren’t dreaming when we heard rumors of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. The full site launched today offering a 30-day free trial and access to more than 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks on any device (from Android tablets and smartphones to iPhone and iPads). Some noteable offerings: 600,000 titles, including some popular series like Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and … Continue reading Kindle Unlimited is here
Update: See our most recent “Kindle Unlimited is here” post by clicking here. Rumor has it – there may be a new competitor for one of Books for Her’s favorite books services – Oyster. Amazon is currently testing Kindle Unlimited, a monthly subscription for $9.99 that would compete directly with Oyster and Scribd for the ‘Netflix of Books’ title. We can’t wait to see this … Continue reading Kindle Unlimited?
We’ve been overwhelmingly excited about the book app Oyster (now on Android/Kindle too – see our review). Are we alone? We’d love your thoughts. Can you tell us: Is your favorite genre represented? Do you see any holes or lacking material? Is it easy enough to use? What’s your biggest complaint? My favorite reading is usually historical romance – of which I found a plethora … Continue reading Oyster Book App: What do you think?