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Are Kindles Greener?

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Posted by admin on 09 Dec 10 - 0 Comments

According to a study released by the Cleantech Group last year (and cited by Sam Jordison in The Ecological Case for Books), eReaders are greener than paper books. However, Kindle Stand suspects there may be too many variables to determine if buying a Kindle is really going reduce your carbon footprint. If you live a [...]

Kindle in Every Backpack

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Posted by admin on 30 Nov 10 - 1 Comment

How can anyone think this is a bad idea? A high school in Clearwater Florida bought Kindles for some 2,000 students. Kindle Stand is thrilled, though we recognize some serious challenges. Cost Analysis for School Boards A printed textbook can cost $100 or more. Equipping a child with three or four textbooks is a big [...]

Eyestrain from a Kindle?

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Posted by admin on 17 Nov 10 - 0 Comments

Kindle Stand recently came across an article that discussed at length the likelihood of developing eyestrain from reading ebooks on ereaders. The author weighed electronic ink against back-lit LCDs and concluded that neither technology is likely to cause eyestrain. Rather, he suggests, how you read may have the greatest effect on your eyes. The Free [...]

Kindle Stand Musing: Self-Publishing is In

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Posted by admin on 29 Oct 10 - 0 Comments

Kindle Stand doesn’t expect traditionally-published books to disappear any time soon. However, we also recognize that the publishing industry is struggling to adjust to the Internet era. Consider that ten years ago “self publishing” carried considerable stigma; “real” writers simply wouldn’t self publish, and the expense put self-publishing out of reach for most fake writers. [...]

Kindle Stand Applauds eReader Adoption

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Posted by admin on 15 Oct 10 - 1 Comment

In case you missed the news reported last week at eWeek.com, a recent survey by Harris Interactive found that eight percent of Americans use Kindles or other ebook readers, and of those who don’t, 12 percent plan to buy ereaders within six months. While Kindle Stand finds these numbers compelling, we were even more excited [...]

Kindle Borrows from Internet Marketing

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Posted by admin on 06 Oct 10 - 0 Comments

Kindle Stand found this story about the rise of Kindleporn… and we weren’t at all surprised by it. However, it was interesting to read about the emergent marketing strategy companies are using to sell ebooks: give them away. Internet marketers have proven that you can make a lot of money by giving stuff away. Here’s [...]