Changes to Sending Personal Document

Sending Files

As of May 4,  you will be able to send RTF files to your Kindle email address for convenient wireless delivery.

This is added  to  the DOC, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TXT, AZW, MOBI, and PRC, that your Kindle2 already support.

Also, in addition to sending experimental PDF, you will be able to send DOCX files for conversion.

Some complex PDF and DOCX files might not format correctly on your Kindle.

Fee Changes

The fee for sending the files will now be based on the size of your file.

The new rate  for this Personal Document Service (via Whispernet) is will be $0.15 per megabyte rounded up to the next whole megabyte.

Downloading your personal for free is still an option if you are not in a wireless area, or you simply do not want to pay the fee.

To get the free file transfer,  send attachments to “name”@free.kindle.com to be converted.

These documents will be e-mailed to your computer at the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.com account login.

You can then transfer it to your Kindle over USB for free.

For more information on this you can visit Transfering Documents and File to Kindle 2 at the Amazon website.

Barnes & Noble’s May Develop A Kindle-Like Device

Rumor has it that Barnes and Noble is working on developing a kindle-like device for making more of its book available to its readers.

This is not the first time that the nation’s No. 1  book store chain has tried its hand at an electronic book reader as it did so back in 2003 in partnership with Microsoft and Adobe, only to abandon the project due to disappointing sales.

Now that the Amazon Kindle is successfully making in-roads into the  ebook reader market, Barnes & Noble’s may be looking to get in on its  share.

The news came one week after the CTIA wireless show, where source say Barnes and Nobles may be leaning in that direction.

Since the Amazon Kindle came about in November 2007,  it has racked up quite a following among loyal readers as well of significant profit for the company.

This year Amazon is expected to gross some 65 million dollars in profit and about 285 million next year.

A possible wireless partner for the project could either be Sprint ( the same one Amazon uses) or AT&T, who  is looking to get in more on the action since its partnership with Amazon and Apple to bring wireless reading to the iPhone.

Stay tuned for more on how this rumor pans out…