Friday, 20 May 2011

Cheap Kindle Books - How to find them!

There are lots of good value books available for Kindle, but just how the heck can you find them?

One simple way is to use the Jungle-Search advanced Amazon search tool at This lets you search the Amazon US, UK, Canada, German and France stores. You can select a category from a menu (for example click Kindle Store then Kindle eBooks) and search for eBooks within a specific price range, with a certain user rating and containing specified keywords.

So, for example, if you search in the category Kindle eBooks/Fiction with keywords “new romantic mascara” and a price range between 0.99 and 3 you will find my New Romantic Murder Mystery, ‘Killers In Mascara’... Hurrah! you are now (no doubt!) so overjoyed at your discovery that you immediately buy it and spend the next week happily reading it and recommending it to your friends. Well, I can hope, can’t I....?

Let’s suppose you now do the same search by replace the keywords with “dickens”. This time you’ll find various Charles Dickens Collections at bargain prices (he’s a pretty good writer too – though, curiously, he didn’t write much in the way of New Romantic Murder Mysteries).

At any rate, if you are looking for Kindle Books, this search tool may help you find what you are after more efficiently than the default Amazon search.

Amazon Kindle book sales overtake print titles

The digital-reading revolution is more than just a flash in the pan. It really does seem that ever more people prefer to read on the Kindle than on paper...

"Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books," Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement,"We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly," Mr Bezos added. "We've been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years."

See: Amazon sales of digital books for Kindle overtake print titles for first time - Telegraph

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

UK general title digital book sales soar to £16m in 2010

Sales of digital books are soaring in the UK, figures from the Publishers Association show. The association said that in 2010 sales of e-books and audio book downloads in the "general titles" category, which includes novels and consumer titles, shot up from £4m to £16m.
 Full story: BBC News