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Apple iBookstore Could Be 24% of Ebooks Market

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Respected analyst Horace Dediu over at Asymco has tried to put some numbers to Apple’s iBookstore business, and reckons they’re selling about 17 million a month. Compared to their other media and app sales, books are a drop in the ocean. Even so, Apple could account for as much as 24% of the market.

Embedded Kindle In Your Car?

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The good folks at Gigaom have come to the not unreasonable conclusion that Amazon’s launching of their Cloud Player app on the Ford Sync platform could open the door to integrated audiobook in your car.

Kindle Fire HD Shipping Now

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The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD which was due to start shipping on 20th November, has started shipping today, five days early.

Kindle Launching in China?

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According to unnamed sources close to Amazon, preparations are being made to launch the Kindle (Paperwhite model) in China as soon as this month. No official word from Amazon though.

New Monthly Amazon Prime Option

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Previously only available as $79/year membership, the US prime program is now also offered at $7.99/month with no minimum term.