November 22, 2013
Found this in the highlights of a Kindle book I was reading.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
Review your highlights from Kindle books at https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights
If you highlight too much of a text you will loose the ability to see the early highlights this way. I saved highlights to a personal Evernote file, one per book. That way if the highlights become inaccessable this way I have the early highlights already saved in a file I can review in it’s entirety any time I want.
Kindle Paperwhite Touch Screen E-Reader with Light:
“Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder”
*Interesting feature. Hadn’t heard of it previously.
“Successful innovations exploit changes that have already happened. They exploit the time lag-in science, often twenty-five or thirty years between the change itself and its perception and acceptance.”
Peter Ferdinand Drucker. Managing in a Time of Great Change (Drucker Library) (p. 20). Kindle Edition.
A few minutes ago I was in the Kindle for Mac app and was reviewing text others and myself have highlighted in this book. The quote above jumped out at me.
What changes have recently occurred?
What are the opportunities that the future will present?
Something to think about.
*Multipage highlights. Finally.
The Future of Reading?
Recently, Amazon released new Kindle models. With this introduction Amazon is beginning a push to integrate their Kindle e-books with their Audible audio books. Recently, I’ve noticed that if you buy the Kindle version first, you can purchase the corresponding audiobook version for a greatly deducted price. As I recall, the deal would be about $16. The idea is that you can read an e-book and switch to the audio version for listening on the go. The beauty is that the version are synced. Meaning, the versions can pick up where you left off in the other format.
How will combination ebooks and audio books change the face of learning? Some people find it hard to sit for long periods of time reading a book. If, after an hour of reading it might be useful to get up and go for a walk… and, while you are out, continue listening to the book you were reading.
This is an idea that will shape the future.
This is a quick post. There may be some incomplete thoughts and other typographical errors. This was written while listing (live) to Amplified, the 5by5 podcast with Dan Benjamin and Jim Dalrymple. iOS 6 comes out later today.
Have been really enjoying this book. Great value at $3.99.
July 19, 2012
While reading a book on a Kindle electronic reader, it came to me that there is not an easy way to order, buy or read the reference materials at the end of each chapter. It would be great if there was a way to get a preview, order, buy and read the article inside the Amazon ecosystem.
Harvard Business Review, do you want to sell more articles?
Notes: The book is The Innovator’s Solution. There are a lot of articles that interest me in the chapter end notes. There seems no easy way to order and buy them yet.
Original title for this post: Reading Resources – Increasing Sales
Lubricity of Commerce
In 2011 I completed the reading of 41 books. Approximately 75% of them were conventional paper books, while the other 25% or so were digital books (Kindle).
Odd, there is no clear way to just display an authors books as available by format. In this case I was hoping to only see books that are available as Kindle ebooks.
The Kindle reading network has some interesting possibilities.
- Book clubs
- Community Ed.
The key might be to arrange around some circle of relevance. Classes and topics make sense as these are areas one can identify interest in. How do you find areas of interest that are below the surface of consciousness? Perhaps this is solved by connecting with people from other networks something like a cross-pollination of interests.