Amazon releases a new Kindle
Amazon has released the Kindle 3 at $139. It is lighter and utilizes Wi-Fi instead of 3G. They discovered people who buy a Kindle buy 3 times more books than those who purchase the traditional paper books.
Blogging in 15 just minutes
Want to write a great blog in 15 minutes? Here are some good tips to make it easy... http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-write-a-great-blog-post-in-just-15-minutes/
50,000 Acres of trees per day
The average American consumes 741 lbs of paper a year. EVERY DAY 50,000 ACRES of trees are slashed. Where can you and I cut back?
Hardcovers vs eBooks
"According to Amazon, over the past 3 months, for every 100 hardcover books it has sold, the e-tailer has sold 143 Kindle books. Over the past month, for every 100 hardcover books Amazon has sold, it has sold 180 Kindle books. The ratio is across Amazon’s entire U.S. book business & includes sales of hardcover books where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded from the totals." Publishers Weekly
eBook sales up again
eBook sales rose 162.8% in May, to $29.3 million, according to AAP’s monthly sales report. Sales for the first five months of the year increased 207.4%, to $148.3 million. eBooks are gaining momentum.
Seth Godin on Writing
"Writing permits language to travel through time or over distances. It ensures that ideas last more than one generation." Seth Godin
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Steve Jobs on eBook Sales
Find out what Apple's Steve Jobs says about eBook sales and pricing. (He begins talking about it around the 40 Min Mark.) http://d8.allthingsd.com/speakers/steve-jobs/full-session-video/?mod=D8skybox
Be green - cancel your phonebook
Easy way to save trees, water, oil, landfills--cancel your phonebook. http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/ can remove you off the list. 1 ton of paper uses 7,000 gal of water, 380 gal of oil & 4,000 kilowatts of power. Afterwards it can take up 3 cubic yards of space in a landfill if not recycled. An ave directory weighs 3.62 lbs.
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