If famous book characters were living in times of social distancing

The coronavirus pandemic dramatically changed the way we live and work. It forces us to rethink our priorities and plans for the future.

How would the world look if social distancing replaced social interactions?

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Men Without Women, Amerika, and To the Lighthouse enter the public domain in 2023!

Books that enter the public domain in the US as of January 2023 / Book covers: Wikipedia

Are you curious to find out which classic titles enter the public domain on January 1, 2023?

Ebook Friendly compiled a list of 10 most interesting public domain books in 2023. They become available for anyone to use and remix without any limitations.

It’s just a matter of time to see them published by Project Gutenberg or Internet Archive. Once this happens, you will be able to download them free of charge.

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Cancel Netflix and start reading books again

Read books on the same device that you use to watch Netflix / Image: Freepik

Isn’t it the right time to realize that Netflix and other video-on-demand services are taking too much of your precious time?

The habits you’ve developed over the countless Netflix sessions might be helpful. You can use them to turn your binge-watching sessions into binge-reading ones.

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The best, most innovative pillow for hands-free reading

This innovative pillow stand will be extremely helpful for long reading sessions.

It’s a combination of a pillow and stand, allowing you to place your e-reader at the right height and angle no matter which position you choose.

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Kindle battery lasts 6 weeks, which means… 21 hours

Kindle 11 model, released in 2022 / Image: Amazon

According to Amazon, the 11th-generation Kindle released in 2022 may run up to 6 weeks without the need to recharge it.

The battery life is based on a half hour of reading per day with the display brightness set at 13 and wireless charging turned off.

The number seems stunning, but let’s count battery life in hours instead of weeks, especially that the assumption (half an hour of reading a day) is way too limiting.

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Over 1,000 Kindle ebooks are up to 80% off ahead of Cyber Monday 2022

Usually, the biggest deal on Kindle ebooks is revealed on Cyber Monday. This year it will be November 28 (mark your calendars).

However, you can save up to 80% on over 1,000 Kindle ebooks right now. The books are included on the list of Kindle Monthly Deals.

It’s a lesser-known Kindle deal section but it’s definitely worth exploring. The books are priced between $0.99 and $3.99 each.

💬 Every month, the Kindle Monthly Deals page helps you discover great deals in our rotating selection of Kindle books. Here you’ll find current best selling deals, newly released deals, and so much more.

Take your time, the monthly deals end on the last day of each month, so you will have a chance to compare them to the Cyber Monday 2022 Kindle promotion.

Scroll down the page and hit the “See all results” button to have the full list of eligible books. When you switch the sorting toggle to “Publication Date” you will see the hot new releases at the top.

Full list: Amazon.com: Kindle Book Deals for $3.99 or Less

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This is the coolest gift you can give the book lover this year

Most reading lamps come with a clip that lets you attach them to the book. It’s not a good idea because the lamp disturbs page turning. The light should be attached to your head, so that it can enlighten the space you actually look at.

A German brand Nachteule offers a clever book light that got Red Dot Design Award. This patented design cannot be attached to the book or wrapped around your neck book. Just clip it onto your glasses and start reading!

Full list: 10 most innovative gifts for modern bookworms

New Kindle 11 vs. Paperwhite 5 – size comparison

The 2022 Kindle sports the 6-inch display with 300 ppi pixel density. It’s three times more pixels than in the 2019 model. As a result, you will see crispier text and images.

Is the 6-inch display large enough? Readers’ needs are evolving. Why not get the 6.8-inch Paperwhite and enjoy 13% more space for bigger text and larger margins?

Here is how two devices stack up (click to enlarge).

Size comparison: Kindle 11 (2022) vs. Kindle Paperwhite 5 (2021) / Image: Ebook Friendly

Ask yourself a question: was my previous Kindle screen too small? You can always increase the font size or reduce margins to get the page layout that fits your needs the most.

Source: Amazon Kindle 11 (2022) – things to know before buying it

If you missed it: How to add bionic formatted books to Kindle

Bionic reading is not yet built into the Kindle ecosystem. However, if you are excited about this revolutionary reading method, you can download …

How to add bionic formatted books to Kindle

A complete history of Kindle devices and services (updated)

Take a look at a detailed history of the Amazon Kindle – not only devices, but also ebooks, services, and subscriptions. It has just been updated with epub file support, Kindle 11, and Kindle Scribe.

Source: A fascinating history of Kindle devices and services

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