Entries in Amazon Kindle (3)

Friday
Jul222011

The Era of Big Chain Bookstores is Passing

Today, Borders Group, the direct competitor of Barnes & Noble, is beginning liquidation of its 399 stores, and “everything must go,” folks. And that means $700 million of the company's inventory, which includes books, stationery, CDs, and DVD movies. Even the furnishings and equipment, right down to the shelving will also be sold off. Yikes!

According to one paper, “A liquidation company that is part of the process said late Thursday that the sales will be held starting Friday at all 259 Borders superstores, 114 Borders Express and Waldenbooks, and 26 Borders airport stores.”

A distant rival, Books-A-Million, is said to be bidding for “leases and assets of 30 Borders stores.”

With this latest news, it is official: we are nearing the end of the era of big chain bookstores as we know it. Sad for some, awesome for others. There is a major shift going on in the book world today, and that shift is caused primarily by the upward momentum of the eBook market, which is currently being propelled by online giant Amazon.com. In the decades to come, we won’t be able to walk a mere four or five blocks in a major city and pop into a big chain bookstore to browse the shelves and sit down over a steaming cup of java as we peruse a choice print book or two. Those days will be long gone. Instead, look to see a slew of people sitting in actual coffee shops with various eReaders in hand, clicking through digital books that didn’t cost us a forest. (You’ll see a few of ‘em now in fact.)

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Friday
Jun242011

YA TV Book Order of 5ive is Top Rated

711 Press's new YA TV Book series, Order of 5ive, lands at #28 on Amazon's Top Rated list for Children's Action and Adventure Literature (click here). Thanks to all our loyal fans for the kind support!

Friday
Feb252011

The Crisis Hits Amazon!

Now Kindle lovers can experience all the thrills of this exhilirating cinematic book. If you own a Kindle, buy The Crisis Artifact now. Within an hour and a half of going live, we got our first review from our very first customer. In her words: 

"THAT WAS TERRIFIC. Defintely worth $2.99
Honest surprise: the writing is good and I did not expect it to be. VERY VERY good story. 

But talk about a cliffhanger!!  I was shocked!! [Spoiler removed . . .]  UNfair!!!  With an ebook you don't have any idea how much you've read. (I didn't pay attention to the bottom)..if this were a paperback held in my hands, I would think oh, I'm coming to the last chapter but with this--a total surprise!  BRAVO to you, Daniel. Well done."

Cici McNair, Author of Never Flirt With a Femme Fatale

Thank you Cici.

So Kindle readers, download your copy today!