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At the Amazon annual shareholder meeting yesterday, CEO Jeff Bezos said that the Kindle targets "serious readers," while the iPad targets a broader range of users. Bezos later added that 90 percent of households are not serious reading households. This begs the question, is 10 percent of households a big enough audience for a specialized device to a company as large as Amazon? Also, does this explain why Amazon has declined to state sales numbers for the Kindle?
Perseus, one of the largest independent publishers who also distributes works from 330 other small presses, signed a deal last week with Apple to sell their books via the iBookstore on the iPad. The deal is similar to deals Apple has made with five of the six biggest publishers in the industry. Perseus says they will have books available in the iBookstore when the iPad is available on April 3.
In a post detailing its plans for upcoming Kindle apps, Amazon announced that they are working on a version for the iPad. The iPad app is set to feature their Whispersync technology, which allows users to sync bookmarks, notes, and last position from one device to another, meaning you can read one page on the Kindle and pick up where you left off on an iPad. Users will also be able to browse and purchase eBooks from Amazon's library of 450,000 books directly from the iPad, and any purchase will automatically be available on the user's Kindle.
Amazon has stated that they will not be releasing the iPad app until it's been fully tested on an actual iPad — the simulator — which comes out April 3.
Apple is billing the iPad as their answer to the netbook in many ways, but Amazon's Kindle is sure to take a big hit from the upcoming Apple tablet. Currently, the Kindle has control of around 90% of ebook sales in the world right now, but that may drop all the way to 35% five years of the iPad being on the market.
Amazon has announced that their Kindle for iPhone [App Store, Free] iPhone app is now available in more than 60 countries. The app uses a technology dubbed Whispersync that keeps the iPhone app in sync with all devices on that account for things like bookmarks and last pages, so your iPhone and your Kindle are always on the same page, so to speak.
On Tuesday Amazon released IMDb [App Store, Free], an app which allows you to easily surf The Internet Movie Database in an iPhone-friendly format. The app provides access to all of IMDb's movies, actors, trailers, photos and more. It also provides access to primetime TV schedules, movie showtimes, upcoming movies, and much more!
We've talked a lot on the podcast about apps that give you access to IMDb, so we're pretty excited to see that they've finally come out with an official app.
Delicious Monster has pulled their Delicious Library app for the iPhone from the App Store due to recent changes to Amazon.com's Product Advertising API license agreement. Unfortunately for DM and their users, the app relies on this API, but Amazon's license was recently changed to prohibit them from using it in an iPhone app, and they aren't willing to make any exceptions.
Amazon has updated Kindle for iPhone [$0 | AppStore] to version 1.1, adding new features like background and text color options, reading in landscape mode, multitouch pinch-to-zoom for images, and a new way for turning pages that involves simply tapping the page. Screenshots after the break.
Amazon.com has announced that they are launching a new online Kindle eBook store optimized for the iPhone's Mobile Safari browser. The new store can be accessed by tapping the "Get Books" button in the Kindle for iPhone [Free] app, which will then launch the store in Safari. According to VP of Amazon Kindle, Ian Freed, the ability to access the store on the iPhone has been a popular request from users of the app.