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Amazon Kindle

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Amazon Kindle

Series of e-book readers produced by Amazon.com add

Category: Business (705)

Launched in 2007.

Countries: United States (43%), (28%), United Kingdom (11%)

Main connections: Amazon.com, Kindle Fire, Amazon (company)

Linked to: Amazon.com, Mobipocket, Apple, Inc, International Data Corporation

 

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2007

Kindle hardware has evolved from the original Kindle introduced in 2007 and a "Kindle DX" line introduced in 2009 add something

 

Amazon.com - In November 2007, Amazon launched Amazon Kindle, an e-book reader which downloads content over "Whispernet", via the Sprint Nextel EV-DO wireless network


2008

This number continued steadily increasing to more than 275,000 by late 2008, and exceeded 500,000 in the spring of 2010 add something


2009

Amazon released a "Kindle for PC" application in late 2009, available as a free download for Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. This application allows thousands of books to be read on a personal computer in color, with no Kindle unit required, as e-books can simply be purchased from Amazon's store add something

 

Stephen King - In 2009, King published Ur, a novella written exclusively for the launch of the second-generation Amazon Kindle and available only on Amazon.

 

On February 10, 2009, Amazon announced the Kindle 2 add something

 

Discovery Communications - On March 17, 2009, Discovery revealed that it owned the rights to several patents related to e-books, in announcing a patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon.com, maker of the Kindle e-book reading device

 

Amazon announced the Kindle DX on May 6, 2009 add something

 

On July 17, 2009, Amazon.com withdrew certain Kindle titles, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, from sale, refunded the cost to those who had purchased them, and remotely deleted these titles from purchasers' devices after discovering that the publisher lacked rights to publish the titles in question add something

 

Animal Farm - On 17 July 2009, Amazon.com withdrew certain Amazon Kindle titles, including "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, from sale, refunded buyers, and remotely deleted items from purchasers' devices after discovering that the publisher lacked rights to publish the titles in question

 

On July 23, 2009, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos posted an apology about the company's handling of the matter on Amazon's official Kindle forum add something

 

On July 30, 2009, Justin Gawronski, a Michigan high school senior, and Antoine Bruguier, a California engineer, filed suit against Amazon in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington add something

 

Richard H. Bernstein - Among Bernstein's initiatives as Chair of the Board of Governors, he led the Board in unanimously passing a resolution in September 2009 regarding the Amazon Kindle reader

 

On October 7, 2009, Amazon announced an international version of the Kindle 2 with the ability to download new titles in over 100 countries add something


2010

Amazon later released a version for the Apple Macintosh, in early 2010 add something

 

In the last three months of 2010, Amazon announced that in the United States, their e-book sales had surpassed sales of paperback books for the first time add something

 

Specific Kindle sales numbers are not released by the company; however, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, stated in a shareholders' meeting in January 2010 that "millions of people now own Kindles" add something

 

Since January 19, 2010, the Kindle DX International has shipped in 100 countries add something

 

Its aim is to allow developers to build 'active content' for the Kindle, and a beta version was announced with a February 2010 release date add something

 

That charge was quietly dropped in May 2010 add something

 

In June 2010, Amazon released a "Kindle for Android" version add something

 

Millennium series - In July 2010 the series made Larsson the first author to sell a million electronic copies of his work on the Amazon Kindle. and 80 million by March 2015

 

On July 1, 2010, Amazon released a new revision of the Kindle DX "Graphite" add something

 

Amazon announced a new generation of the Kindle on July 28, 2010 add something

 

On August 25, 2010, Amazon announced that the Kindle 3 was the fastest-selling Kindle ever add something

 

Amazon began accepting pre-orders for the new Kindle as soon as it was announced and began shipping the devices on August 27, 2010, in the United States and United Kingdom add something

 

In December 2010, three eBooks by author Selena Kitt were removed due to violations of Amazon's publishing guidelines add something


2011

IDC estimated that the Kindle Fire sold about 4,7 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011 add something

 

Publishing - As of early 2011 Amazon's Kindle reading device is a significant force in the market, along with the Apple iPad and the Nook from Barnes & Noble

 

Navel fetishism - In 2011, MTJ Publishing which publishes adult comics released a bellybutton focused series, "Navel Maneuvers 1: Bellybutton-Tickling Erotica" In 2014, a Kindle erotica eBook titled "Bellybutton Fetish: Erotic and naughty stories for bellybutton lovers" was published online through Amazon Digital Services, Inc. In the same year, MTJ Publishing released a second edition of the Navel Maneuvers series

 

Navel fetishism - In 2011, MTJ Publishing which publishes adult comics released a bellybutton focused series, "Navel Maneuvers 1: Bellybutton-Tickling Erotica" In 2014, a Kindle erotica eBook titled "Bellybutton Fetish: Erotic and naughty stories for bellybutton lovers" was published online through Amazon Digital Services, Inc. In the same year, MTJ Publishing released a second edition of the Navel Maneuvers series

 

Jeff Bezos - In 2011, "The Economist" gave Bezos and Gregg Zehr an Innovation Award for the Amazon Kindle

 

E Ink Corporation - It is used by 2011-2012 Kindle models, Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch, Kobo Touch and Sony PRS-T1

 

OverDrive, Inc. - On September 21 2011, OverDrive supported Kindle public library book borrowing

 

Instapaper - The Kindle feature alone is used by over 60,000 Kindle owners as of late 2011

 

In January 2011, Amazon released Kindle for Windows Phone 7 add something

 

In late January 2011, Amazon announced that digital books were outselling their traditional print counterparts for the first time ever on its site, with an average of 115 Kindle editions being sold for every 100 paperback editions add something

 

On March 6, 2011, AT&T stores officially started sales of the Amazon Kindle add something

 

Charles Karel Bouley - Bouley's new book, "Shouting at Windmills, BS From Bush to Obama" was released in June 2011, and is now in bookstores, and Amazon Kindle

 

In July 2011, Kindle for HP TouchPad was released in the US as a beta version add something

 

As of July 4, 2011, there were more than 765,000 books available for download, about 36,000 of them in German add something

 

On July 18, 2011, Amazon began a program that allows college students to rent Kindle textbooks from three different publishers for a fixed period of time add something

 

In August 2011, Amazon released an HTML5 based webapp supporting the Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers called Kindle Cloud Reader add something

 

After the introduction of the low priced Kindle version, and Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire readers in September 2011 Amazon began describing the older Kindle version as the 'Kindle Keyboard' instead of the Kindle 3 add something

 

Announced in September 2011, the range now includes devices with keyboards , devices with touch sensitive screens , a tablet computer with a reader app and a color display and a low-priced model with an on-screen keyboard add something

 

OverDrive, Inc. - In 2011, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash made obvious hints that the Amazon Kindle will join other major eReaders in public libraries as soon as September 2011

 

Early tablet computers - In September 2011 Amazon.com announced the Kindle Fire, a 7 inch tablet deeply tied into their Kindle ebook service, Amazon Appstore, and other Amazon services for digital music, video, and other content

 

History of tablet computers - In September 2011 Amazon.com announced the Kindle Fire, a 7 inch tablet deeply tied into their Kindle ebook service, Amazon Appstore, and other Amazon services for digital music, video, and other content

 

Amazon announced an Android-based tablet with a color touch screen on September 28, 2011 add something

 

The Kindle Touch began to ship on November 15, 2011 add something

 

In December 2011, Amazon announced that customers had purchased "well over" one million Kindles per week since the end of November 2011; this includes all available Kindle models and the Kindle Fire tablet add something


2012

Amazon indicated in 2012 that the fourth generation Kindles will be updated to support the KF8 format add something

 

Pacific Crest estimated that the Kindle Fire models sold 6 million units during Q4 2012 add something

 

Natashia Williams - In 2012, Natashia wrote a book based on her life and career as a fashion model: "The Clever Little Book on Modeling" is set for release on Amazon.com and Kindle in the spring of 2013

 

Steven Saylor - The complete works published under the Aaron Travis pen name were reissued in Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook editions in 2012

 

Amazon announced in March 2012 that the device would be available in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy on April 27, 2012 add something

 

Amazon has reported the Kindle version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" sold more than double that of Amazon's print sales of the book, and, in June 2012, the Kindle edition became the first to sell more than one million copies add something

 

Amazon announced a new version of the regular Kindle on September 6, 2012 add something

 

The Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Amazon's color touchscreen Kindle Fire tablet line announced on September 6, 2012 add something

 

In October 2012, Amazon deleted every book that Linn Nygaard, an IT consultant living in Norway, had purchased, and canceled her Amazon account add something

 

The Kindle Paperwhite was released on October 1, 2012 in the United States add something

 

In November 2012, Amazon released the 5,3 add something

 

The 7 inch version was released on September 14, while the 8,9 inch model was released on November 20, 2012 add something


2013

University of Chicago Press - In 2013, Chicago Journals will be offering e-book editions of each new issue of each journal, for use on e-reader devices such as smartphones, iPad, and Amazon Kindle

 

In January 2013, Amazon released the 5,2 add something

 

Karrine Steffans - In February 2013, "How To Make Love To A Martian" was published in exclusively Kindle form

 

The 8,9 inch model was initially available only in the United States, but in March 2013 it was released in additional countries add something

 

Kindle Fire - As of May 2013, about 7 million units have been sold according to estimates by Forrester Research, making the Kindle Fire the second-best-selling tablet after the iPad

 

Kindle Fire - As of May 2013, the Kindle Fire is the second-best-selling tablet after Apple's iPad, with about 7 million units sold according to estimates by Forrester Research

 

The Kindle Paperwhite was released in most major international markets in early 2013 and was released in China on June 7, 2013 add something

 

Broadcast (magazine) - In July 2013, Broadcast released an app for iOS, Android and Kindle that features both online news stories and overnight ratings for 12 key channels

 

The Kindle Fire HDX is the third generation of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet line announced on September 25, 2013 add something

 

Amazon.com - On September 25, 2013, Amazon.com unveiled its third generation of Kindle Fire tablets called Kindle Fire HDX.

 

Goodreads - The upcoming Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to be released on 30 September 2013 will feature integration with the Goodreads social network

 

In October 2013, the Fire HD 7" was refreshed with a new case and had its price reduced add something


2014

As of July 2014, the program status is listed as beta add something

 

Kindle Fire - In July 2014 the Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Amazon.com alleging it was promoting in-app purchases to children for their Kindle Fire tablets, which were being bought without parental consent

 

As of September 2014, the US version of the Paperwhite 2 includes 4GB of storage add something

 

Amazon announced a new upgraded basic Kindle and the new Kindle Voyage on September 18, 2014 add something

 

The Kindle Voyage will be released on October 21, 2014 in the United States add something


2015

As of February 2015, there are over 3,2 million e-books available in the Kindle Store add something

 

As of June 2015, there are over 3,6 million e-books available in the Kindle Store add something

 

In August 2015, all the Kindle ereaders released within the last two years were updated with a new typesetting and layout engine that adds hyphens, kerning , and ligatures to the text and e-books that support this engine require the use of the "Kindle Format 10" file format add something

 

All Kindle devices integrate with the Kindle Store to get content and as of November 2015, the Kindle Store has over four million e-books available in the US. add something

 

As of December 2015, Kindle publishing for blogs is listed as beta add something


2016

All Kindle devices integrate with the Kindle Store to get content and as of February 2016, the store has over 4,3 million e-books available in the US. add something

 

Users can use the Amazon Kindle Store to access reading material using the Kindle itself or through a web browser to download content and as of February 2016, there are over 4,3 million e-books available at the store add something

 

Amazon announced the Kindle Oasis on April 13, 2016 and it was released on April 27, 2016 worldwide add something

 

In May 2016, Amazon released the "Kindle Audio Adapter" for reading e-books aloud via a text-to-speech system for the blind and visually impaired add something

 

On June 2016, Amazon started to release the new Page Flip feature to the Kindle App and to e-readers released in 2014 or later via software update add something

 

On June 30, 2016, Amazon released a white version of the Paperwhite 3 worldwide; the only thing different about this version is the color of the shell add something

 

As of July 2016 there is still no support for a Linux desktop application add something

 

In October 2016, Amazon released the Paperwhite 3 "Manga Model" in Japan with 32GB of storage , which is space for up to 700 manga books add something

 

Google - Later, in October 2016, "The Information" reported that David Foster, Amazon.com's former Kindle hardware chief, had joined Google as hardware chief for a new brand of smartphones by Google


2017

All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content and as of January 2017, the store has over five million e-books available in the United States add something

 

All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content and as of April 2017, the store has over 6,9 million e-books available in the United States add something

 

Amazon announced the Kindle Oasis , marketed as the "All-New Kindle Oasis" and colloquially referred to as the Oasis 2, on October 11, 2017; it will be released October 31 add something

 

Amazon released the Kindle Oasis , marketed as the "All-New Kindle Oasis" and colloquially referred to as the Oasis 2, on October 31, 2017 add something

 

All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content, and as of December 2017, the store has nealy 5,9 million e-books available in the United States add something


2018

All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content, and as of March 2018, the store has over six million e-books available in the United States add something

 

Amazon announced the Kindle Paperwhite on October 16, 2018, and released it on November 7, 2018 add something


2019

Amazon announced the Kindle 9 on March 20, 2019 that features the first front light available on a basic Kindle add something

 

Amazon announced the 3rd generation Kindle Oasis on June 19, 2019, scheduled for release on July 24 add something

 

Amazon released the 3rd generation Kindle Oasis, colloquially referred to as the Oasis 3, on July 24, 2019 add something