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New American Commentary Sale on Kindle

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I don’t know how long this sale will last, but right now most of the New American Commentary volumes for Kindle are on sale for $2.99 each. That’s a great sale as the print versions are usually in the $25-$30 range. I own the whole set, and these are great books for Bible study and teaching preparation. You can check out the various volumes for sale here: New American Commentary Volumes on Kindle.

Free Tabletalk Magazine Download

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Ligonier Ministries (with R.C. Sproul) is offering free Kindle and ePub downloads of the September issue of Tabletalk. If you’ve never tried Tabletalk, this would be a great time to check it out. Each month’s issue contains thoughtful and challenging articles relating to the Christian faith as well as daily devotional readings.

This month’s issue focuses on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the church’s response. In addition to the daily Bible studies and feature columns, this issue contains articles such as “The Gospel for Muslims” by Thabiti Anyabwile, “A Pastor’s Reflection” by Rev. Charles Drew, “Can God Bless America?” by Dr. John MacArthur, “Ten Years Later” by Dr. R.C. Sproul, and more.

Click here to get your free ebook download of Tabletalk. (You can also request a free print version.)

Disclosure notice: I did the conversion for this ebook magazine edition. (See Fowler Digital Services for more information on ebook conversions.)

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    • The Hidden Life of Prayer for Kindle, Ipad or Nook
    • The Bible Memory Version for Kindle, Ipad or Nook
    • Top 10 Kindle Features
    • Amazon Kindle’s Most Popular Bible Highlights

                                   

Amazon Kindle to Add Real Page Numbers

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Amazon announced today that the latest software update to the Kindle will include real page numbers. This has been a huge issue for the Kindle, so I am glad to see Amazon finally addressing it.

Kindle’s page numbers match the page numbers in print books so you can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class. If your Kindle book includes page numbers, you’ll see page numbers displayed next to locations when you push the Menu button. Page numbers and locations are only displayed when the Menu button is pushed.

I format ebooks for authors and publishers, and this is similar to a solution that I offer my clients. I call it the page number grid. The page number grid correlates with the print version of the book and provides a convenient way for ebook users to jump to any page from the print edition. This is especially helpful for group situations or Bible studies where some people have the print edition and others have the ebook.

You can find an example in an ebook that I recently formatted for Dr. William B. Salt. Here is the link to Amazon, and you can just download the free sample to check it out:  Still Hurting, Find Health.

                                   

Related posts:
    • The Bible Memory Version for the Kindle
    • Top 10 Kindle Features

Note: For ebook and audiobook conversions, see Fowler Digital Services.

Amazon Black Friday Deals Including $89 Kindle

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Click here for the latest Amazon Black Friday deals all day long. And if you click over to Amazon at the right time, you can even pick up a Kindle 2 for $89. That’s right – $89! This is for a Kindle 2 with built in 3G access for life and no monthly contracts. (I bought this same model back in January for $289.) If you have been thinking of getting a Kindle for yourself or someone else, this is the absolute lowest price Amazon has ever offered.

When do you click? Some reports say the deal starts at 9:00 a.m. PST (12 noon EST) while others say 9:00 a.m. EST. The officical Amazon page currently says 9:00 p.m. PST (12 midnight EST), but the p.m. might be a typo for a.m. Supplies are limited on this offer so you may want to check over there several times throughout the day.

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I’m at the top of Google for the Amazon Kindle

I don’t know why, but if you go to Google and type in the search terms “kindle features and benefits,” my article on the Top Ten Kindle Features comes up first out of 11,000,000 results. For some reason it ranks even higher than Amazon itself. Not that I’m complaining, but it sure is weird.

                                   

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    • Top 10 Kindle Features
    • The Bible Memory Version for the Kindle
    • Amazon Kindle’s Most Popular Bible Highlights

(Note: For ebook and audiobook conversions, see Fowler Digital Services.)

Ebook Formatting for the Ipad, Kindle and Nook

If you or someone you know is working on an ebook or interested in self-publishing, I encourage you to check out Fowler Digital Services. I produce quality ePub and mobi/Kindle conversions which are readable on all standard e-readers including Apple iPad/iPhone, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook. I am careful to preserve the original format of the print book, as well as provide extra features such as an active table of contents, fully-linked footnotes, and even a page number grid (with links to pages from the print edition of the book).

  • ePub and Mobi formats suitable for iPad/iPhone, Kindle and Nook Amazon Kindle
  • quality hand-builds guaranteed to work on all standard ereaders
  • active table of contents with NCX navigation
  • all files validated XHTML and ePubCheck compliant
  • convert from a variety of formats (Word, PDF, Text, RTF, etc.)
  • additional services available upon request:
    • fully-linked footnotes, indexing, etc.
    • special images, tables, charts
    • book page-number grid (This unique feature provides links to pages from the print edition of the book.)
    • proofreading, editing, transcriptions, etc.
  • will work with you to handle the unique demands of your project
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If I can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Click here to learn more about Fowler Digital Services.
 

New Amazon Kindle Goes Wi-Fi!

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Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for the new Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi ($189.00) and the the new Kindle Wi-Fi only ($139.00). The new Kindles offer substantial improvements over the Kindle 2, including:

  • All-New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen – 50% better contrast
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
  • New Sleek Design – 15% Lighter (only 8.7 ounces) and 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
  • Battery Life of One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off (10 days with wireless on)
  • Double the Storage – Now holds up to 3,500 Books
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights

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The new 3G model is available in your choice of color — either graphite or white. And the new Kindle cover even includes a built-in, retractable LED reading light. If you are looking at getting into e-books, I believe these are the best e-readers at the best price available today.

                                   

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    • Top 10 Kindle Features
    • Amazon Kindle’s Most Popular Bible Highlights
    • My Kindle Got Run Over by a Car

(Note: For ebook and audiobook conversions, see Fowler Digital Services.)

The Bible Memory Version

Fowler Digital Books | The KJV Bible Memory Version: A Tool for Treasuring God's Word in Your Heart (King James Version), by Ray Fowler

I am excited to announce the release of what I hope is the first book in a series: The Bible Memory Version: A Tool for Treasuring God’s Word in Your Heart.  Bible memory has long been a passion in my life, and I hope The Bible Memory Version will help others catch a vision for Bible memory in their lives too.

The Bible Memory Version is an interactive book that helps you memorize and review whole sections of the Bible. Click on any verse or passage of Scripture, and it instantly switches to first-letter view. (Click here for an example of how this works.) The first-letter method is based on memory research which shows that recalling information is a far more effective way to memorize than merely repeating information.

The Bible Memory Version includes:

  • the entire text of the Bible in both full-verse and first-letter view
  • an introductory chapter with helps and hints for Bible memory
  • a quick-start guide with list of recommended passages
  • a topical section with 100 key verses arranged according to 20 topics
  • five popular gospel presentations with accompanying Bible verses
  • a helpful Bible Memory Resource guide

    Available in ePub, Kindle, and Mobipocket formats
    Works with all standard e-readers including iPad, iPhone, Amazon Kindle, and Nook

I am excited about this project and hope to work with publishers to produce Bible Memory Versions in various translations. If you would like The Bible Memory Version released in a specific translation, please email me at digital-books@rayfowler.org. If you don’t have an e-reader, you can download a free e-reader here for your computer or portable device.

So what do you think of this project? Let me know in the comments section below!

Click here to purchase The Bible Memory Version now.
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    • Bible Memory Version Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon
    • The Bible Memory Version Poll

Most Popular Kindle Highlights for the Koran

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Fowler Digital Books | The KJV Bible Memory Version: A Tool for Treasuring God's Word in Your Heart (King James Version), by Ray Fowler

Check out The Bible Memory Version for the Kindle here.

 

Yesterday when I posted the Kindle’s most popular highlights for the Bible, someone suggested I do the same for The Koran. There were two Kindle versions of The Koran that had a sufficient number of highlights for Amazon to list them: the Ali and the Haleem translations. In both versions the most highlighted sections all came from Chapter 2: The Cow. The only other chapter with a significant amount of highlighting was Chapter 5: The Dinner Table. So, here are the most popular passages in the Koran as highlighted by Kindle users around the world:

[2.62] “Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.” (41 highlights: 31 Ali + 10 Haleem)

[2.190-191] “And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.” (22 highlights: 13 Ali + 9 Haleem)

[2.113] “And the Jews say: The Christians do not follow anything (good) and the Christians say: The Jews do not follow anything (good) while they recite the (same) Book. Even thus say those who have no knowledge, like to what they say; so Allah shall judge between them on the day of resurrection in what they differ.” (20 highlights: 12 Ali + 8 Haleem)

[2.87] “And most certainly We gave Moses the Book and We sent apostles after him one after another; and We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear arguments and strengthened him with the holy spirit, What! whenever then an apostle came to you with that which your souls did not desire, you were insolent so you called some liars and some you slew.” (16 highlights: 11 Ali + 5 Haleem)

[2.24-25] “Be on your guard against the fire of which men and stones are the fuel; it is prepared for the unbelievers.” (13 highlights: all from Ali)

[2.136] “Say: We believe in Allah and (in) that which had been revealed to us, and (in) that which was revealed to Abraham and Isma’il and Isaac and Jacob and and the tribes, and (in) that which was given to Moses and Jesus, and (in) that which was given to the prophets from their Lord, we do not make any distinction between any of them, and to Him do we submit.” (12 highlights: all from Ali)

[2.193] “And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.” (12 highlights: all from Ali)

[2.256] “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” (12 highlights: all from Ali)

In yesterday’s most popular Bible passages there was a clear theme of trusting God and not worrying. The main theme I could find here has to do with the relationship of Muslims with Christians and Jews.

                                   

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    • Top 10 Kindle Features
    • My Kindle Got Run Over by a Car

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Amazon Kindle’s Most Popular Bible Highlights

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Fowler Digital Books | The KJV Bible Memory Version: A Tool for Treasuring God's Word in Your Heart (King James Version), by Ray Fowler

Check out The Bible Memory Version for the Kindle here.

 

The Amazon Kindle e-reader device allows you to highlight specific passages for viewing later. Amazon just rolled out a software upgrade (version 2.5) which expands this feature in a whole new way. Not only can you view your own highlights for a particular book, but now you can view the combined highlights of all other Kindle users as well. (Kindle users not wanting to share highlights can deactivate this feature.)

Using this feature I was able to find the most popular Bible highlights on the Kindle. Amazon lists six Bible translations in their top 100 most highlighted books: NIV (ranked #2), NASB (#19), TNIV (#32), NLT (#33), ESV (#35) and KJV (#76). I took the top highlights for each translation and put them together in the chart below. So, here are the most popular passages in the Bible as highlighted by Kindle users around the world:

                      Amazon Kindle’s Most Popular Bible Highlights
      (Hover your mouse over the Bible reference to view the passage.)

Passage   NIV    NASB   TNIV    NLT     ESV     KJV     TOTAL  
 Philippians 4:6-7 120 29 67 90 75 381
 John 3:16 152 30 60 72 24 338
 Matthew 6:33-34 106 40 49 26 16 237
 Proverbs 3:5-6 70 62 11 143
 Galatians 5:22-23 25 62 54 141
 Philippians 4:13 41 72 19 132
 1 Corinthians 13:4-7  41 47 88
 Ephesians 2:8-9 19 31 37 87
 Romans 8:28 54 9 63
 Jeremiah 29:11 55 55
 Romans 8:38-39 51 51
 Hebrews 11:1 45 45
 2 Timothy 3:16-17 19 19
 Psalm 23:1-4 16 16

I found it interesting how many of these highlights focus on trusting God and not worrying. What stands out to you? (Click here for the most popular Kindle highlights for the Koran.)

                                   

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    • The Bible Memory Version for the Kindle
    • New Amazon Kindle Goes Wi-Fi!
    • Top 10 Kindle Features
    • My Kindle Got Run Over by a Car

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Top 10 Kindle Features

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As much as I still love good old-fashioned print books, there are new benefits that come with ebooks and ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle. Here are the top ten things I like about the Kindle, including my absolute favorite (and little known) Kindle feature listed below.

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  1. Portability: The Kindle is lightweight, and easy to carry around. And it almost feels like a regular book when you put it in its book cover.
  2. Readability: The E-Ink screen is amazing. It is just like reading paper. I can adjust the font size up or down as needed. I also like that I can hold the Kindle “open” and “turn the pages” with just one hand (leaving the other hand free for coffee or tea).
  3. Accessibility: I have access to all my Kindle books and magazine subscriptions at all times. Plus, I can browse new books, read samples, and download directly to my device. As a result, I find I am reading more with my Kindle, which is a good thing.
  4. Flexibility: I am not limited to the Kindle reader but can read my Kindle books on a variety of devices, including my desktop computer, laptop, or netbook. When I switch devices, each book opens up exactly where I left off reading on the former device. Multiple devices also means more than one family member can be reading Kindle books at the same time. Amazon offers reader apps for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android, and now Tablet Computers (including the iPad). .
  5. Searchability: I can search for specific words or phrases in individual books or across my whole library.
  6. Free samples: Who doesn’t like free samples? I can download free samples from books or magazine subscriptions and preview before purchasing.
  7. Cost savings: This one is simple. Books are cheaper on the Kindle. Most books I have purchased are $9.99 or less. Many of them you can get for free (including over 30,000 classic titles from Project Gutenberg).
  8. Space savings: We ran out of bookshelf space a long time ago. Many of our books are currently in boxes. With the Kindle I can purchase new books without worrying about where to put them.
  9. Note-taking: It is easy to highlight text and make notes on the Kindle while I read, and I never need to look around for a highlighter or pen.
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    And my absolute favorite Kindle feature? (Most people don’t know about this one.)

  11. Note-retrieval: I used to type up important notes and quotes from a book when I finished reading it, but it was a long, laborious, time-consuming process. Amazon saves all my highlights and notes along with their locations for me at a special password protected website. When I finish a book, I can go to the website and easily access all my underlines and notes for that book in order. Then I copy and paste them into a Word file for permanent reference. This is a huge time saver, and one of the best advantages of digital over printed books for me. Note: This is different from (and far superior to) the Kindle’s clunky My Clippings folder.

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My Kindle Got Run Over by a Car

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Note to self: Do not put Kindle on top of car, then drive away letting Kindle fall into street in front of home. Also, do not leave Kindle in street overnight, exposing it to rain and passing cars. If you do, it will look like this:

    Kindle - Damaged - Front       Kindle Damaged Back

Happy ending: Fortunately, when I bought my Kindle I purchased the 2-Year Extended Warranty which provides full coverage for accidental damage. Amazon sent me a brand new Kindle the next day fully loaded with all my books, notes and highlights in place and ready to read. Thanks, Amazon!

                                   

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    • Ebook Formatting for the Ipad, Kindle and Nook
    • Top 10 Kindle Features

(Note: For ebook and audiobook conversions, see Fowler Digital Services.)