Amazon Says Thanks To FAA – Kindle Is 15% Off

Kindle Fire HDX

I just saw that Amazon is giving a 15% discount on Kindle as a way to show gratitude toward the FAA’s announcement of expanded passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight.

Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle are priced at $195, $118 and $59 respectively for a limited time.  Enter code ThnksFAA at checkout.

FAA Press Release

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition – New Book

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual is a new book from author Peter Meyers. An overview of topics from the publisher include:

  • Read all about it. Find ebooks and newspapers in the Kindle Store, and add your own books and magazines.
  • Use great new features. Discover Amazon’s X-Ray service, and parental controls for individual users.
  • Take in a show. Watch movies and TV series, and display your photos and videos.
  • Go online. Browse the Web and manage email with Wi-Fi and 4D LTE.
  • Fill up your jukebox. Listen to your favorite music from Amazon and iTunes.
  • Load up on apps. Get popular games, guides, and references with Amazon’s Apps for Android.
  • Get to work. Read PDFs, Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and other docs.

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual retails for $15.99; however, it is currently available for $9.99 in a Kindle Edition.

Borrow Kindle Books for Free from Amazon—If You Have Prime Membership

Good news for Kindle owners, but especially for Amazon Prime members:  Amazon announced a new ‘benefit’ where you can borrow a kindle book, one per month, with no due dates.  Looks like another way Amazon is connecting its content library to its devices, and it makes the $79/year Prime membership look like a steal.  Prime membership originally was intended for frequent shoppers, offering free 2 day delivery, then included unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows, and now its ventured into e-books.

Leave a comment if you’re a Prime member and tried the book borrowing feature.


New Kindle Models Introduced by Amazon

Big news from Amazon earlier today, regarding the release of 3 new Kindles.  The lineup will begin at $79 with a basic Kindle, up to the new “Kindle Fire,” color touch screen running Android, for $199.  Any mention of “Special offers are fairly non-intrusive screen savers that provide yes, special offers on Amazon.  They are not pop up ads, and generally do not intrude upon the reading experience.

A summary about each model, with pre-order links, after the break:

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Check out Library books on your Kindle? Yes You Can!



The long awaited Kindle feature has finally arrived.  The ability to download e-books from your local public library.  The Nook and other E-readers have had this capability for some time, and Amazon has finally come on board after announcing this months ago.  One interesting feature noted in Amazon’s press release was that the reader’s margin notes (and highlights, bookmarks) will be saved, even after the book expires, and will be there when you borrow the book again, or buy the book.  Neat.

Check out the details from Amazon’s page, as well as the Engadget report.