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.@AmazonKindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB w/Special Offers (Great Gift for Writers/Authors)

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Sylvia Hubbard,Are you looking for something in our Tablets department? If so, you might be interested in these items.
Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers
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Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers
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Kindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers
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Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB – Includes Special Offers
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Which one would be best for a writer? The New @amazonkindle or the iPad Mini

A year ago when I bought my Amazon Kindle, I immediately fell in love with the device. I wrote an article on my blog about how wonderful the features were for a writer, including what apps to use.

CLICK HERE to read my review of the Amazon Kindle and why it’s nice for writers. Also read the comments as well!

This year the fight for devices is all about giving the user a TKO experience and from what I’ve seen, the new Kindle Fire is still coming up number one in my book.

Now Amazon has a Kindle Fire HD.

It’s like The regular Kindle on crack! Including a camera, better pixels, faster WiFi.

Recently I’ve gotten asked a lot of times by writers should they go ahead and buy an iPad Mini. Most times these are people who wanted to get an iPad anyways but couldn’t afford the price tag.

I’ve seen and handled one and for the price, I would say if you really wanted an iPad, I’d still wouldn’t invest in one. Just get the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 inch LTE for $499, which has a bigger screen and all the comforts of a regular fire plus a little bit more. Click here for more information about this device.

But if you want to save $400 of the 699 you would  pay if you bought an iPad plus get a tablet you can utilize as a writer, without breaking your bank, get the Amazon Kindle HD.

To help you really see the potential and comparison, see the picture Amazon put together.

If you’re ready to get yours or give a writer a great gift for Christmas, CLICK HERE to buy yours today.

(I would sure love one too, so I don’t mind a gift, hint, hint, HINT!) 

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Author Tech – SMART or Not to Smart (phone)

Kania "TechnoDiva" Kennedy

Greetings Authors!

I’ll admit it, I’m a geek and proud of it!  I love video games, can write computer code, and I loooove gadgets.  While I don’t have to have the latest and greatest in cellphones, when I do upgrade I tend to add all the bells and whistles I can afford!

When my old cellphone went kurplunk a few years back I entered the SMARTphone world.  I heard a lot of hype about these phones, but wasn’t sure if it was worth the cost (these plans are not cheap).  I’m not cheap, but I’m frugal so before I implement a new a new piece of technology or add anything else that will cost me money I like to weigh the practicality of the decision.

I started with a Plam Centro (Do they still make those? LOL) and it was cool.  Ultimately why I was a yes was to have the ability to combine my PDA (Electronic Calendar) with my phone AND sync them with my calendar while on the Go!

I am committed to being FREE.  I don’t like be tied down to a desk or a city.  No I don’t have commitment issues, because I am committed to being free :-).  My dream is to be able to travel and live my life without having to put my business on hold.  If I want to work in front of the lake instead of being trapped in my home office or tethered to wi-fi at a coffee house or something, I can do that (awesome right?).

So what on earth does this have to do with Authors and writing?  
Well guess what, when you become an author…you become a business or rather a personal brand!
Yep if you plan to sell your books you are instantly in business and have to go to work on getting your  brand established (get your name out there and your works sold)!  With that in mind, don’t you want to spend MOST of your time writing and as little possible running the business side of being an author?
One of the tools that will help you with that is a SMARTPhone!  It’s a must have tool for every small business owner.  So in part 1 of this 2-part series, I’m sharing my experience as I entered the SMARTPhone market and making the case for every person in business to have one.  So back to the story!
 
I use the Google Apps for business to run my back office (yes I can and do help small businesses implement and learn how to use these tools) so that means my email, contact list, and calendar are powered by google and with all of the lovely Apps out there for the SMARTphones I cab sync them from anywhere!
So if I make an contact while at a networking event, I enter the data on the spot and INSTANTLY my address book is updated.  Same for appointments and events.  This means less work entering data and keeping my schedule straight.  Pretty SMART huh?
Since my first experience with Palm I have upgraded and experienced both the Blackberry and the Android operating systems.  I have not made the investment into an iPhone, mostly because although I love Apple, my life is very PC and Google.  Currently I’m using the DROID 2 from Motorola and while it has had its kinks its decent.  Since I’m frugal, I’ll probably keep it until my contract is up or they offer a discounted UPGRADE!  In addition to the calendar and contacts features, I use my phone for accepting payments on the go (gotta be able to make money at any time), blog, tweet, stay connected on Facebook, make and take business calls, email, and soooo much more.
End of the day,  EVERY entrepreneur Author who is serious about their business selling their books needs to invest in a SMARTphone.  It helps you stay quick, accessible, and connected to your business personal brand (aka YOU) from wherever you are.  If you’re worried about needing your space, don’t worry…they all come with an OFF BUTTON!!
Stay tuned for Part 2 where I”ll break down how to optimize your phone for your business personal brand.
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