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Common Craft Kindle Books: Better on the iPhone

Posted by: leelefever on March 8, 2009- 5:00pm

Categories: amazon, ebook, Explanation, iphone, kindle


As you may have seen, Amazon recently published the Kindle for iPhone App that allows iPhone users to purchase and read Kindle books on the phone.  Of course, one of the first things we did was to see how our Kindle Books look.  We were excited to see that our Kindle Books are in color look better on the iPhone than on the Kindle, thanks to the nice iPhone screen. Compared to: Another shot of the color:

Eleven Common Craft Kindle Books for Your New Kindle

Posted by: leelefever on February 22, 2009- 4:00pm

Categories: business, ebook, Explanation, kindle


Sometimes we think about our videos not as videos, but little lessons. Whether you watch them in a video, or read the script with visuals, the messaging should be just as effective.  This is where we got the idea for our Common Craft Kindle books.  If someone has a Kindle wireless reading device and wants to learn about Twitter or the basics of Investing money, they should be able to spend a couple of bucks and get up to speed in a few minutes.  More about our Kindle Books here. As of... Continue Reading

Introducing: Common Craft Kindle Books

Posted by: leelefever on December 15, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: amazon, ebook, Explanation, kindle


We're big fans of Amazon's Kindle.  It makes reading easier and we're convinced it could become an iPod-like device in the future in terms of ubiquity.  We've been working to make our videos into Kindle books so people have another way to learn, in Plain English.  I previously wrote about the Kindle here and here.  The basic idea with the Kindle is that you can purchase and download books, magazines, newspapers and articles and have them delivered wirelessly to the Kindle. We see an... Continue Reading

Independent Publishing on Amazon's Kindle (Two Stories)

Posted by: leelefever on September 9, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: amazon, books, kindle, publishing


[Note: This is my second post in a row about Amazon. I can assure you that although I am a fan,  I (or Common Craft) am not affiliated with Amazon in any way.] I remember my first purchase from the Kindle Store.  It was an article by an author named Stephen Windwalker called "How to Use the Amazon Kindle for Email & Over 100 Pages of Other Cool Tips" (Now here, under a new name).  It was $2.39 and was delivered to the Kindle in seconds.  I remember thinking, "Hmm, $2.39.  That's not too... Continue Reading

Un-Boxing and Getting Started with Amazon's Kindle

Posted by: leelefever on June 18, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: gadgetry, kindle, publishing


About a month ago, I got a Kindle as an early birthday present (Thanks Sachi's Mom!)  Since that time, I've become consumed by not only the device, but the potential for it to become a foundation for Amazon to disrupt the publishing industry.  Indeed, there are two parts to any discussion about Kindle (1) the device and how it works (2) how Amazon will use it and it's Digital Text Platform to create a micro-payment economy for authors. For now, I want to introduce a few aspects of the device... Continue Reading