People who own Kindles spend more on Amazon than those who don’t.

But the size of the disparity is pretty astounding.

Based on its research and analysis, CIRP estimates that Kindle owners spend $1,233 per year on Amazon compared to $790 per year for Amazon shoppers who don’t own one of the company’s e-readers or tablets. Kindle owners aren’t necessarily buying more at a shot, but are buying more frequently.

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The iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple Inc. $274 to make. That’s a 13% decrease from Apple’s cost of $316 to make a comparable iPad from the third-generation model introduced last year.

Based on the cost of production and sale price, Apple is charging an 82 percent markup on the iPad Air.

HarperCollins is releasing HarperCollins Unbound, a new, free app for Apple and Android smartphones that allows consumers to scan HarperCollins print books for additional digital content.

My monthly e-book reissues column for October—Reading All Through the Night: October 2013’s Digital Reissues—is now online at Heroes & Heartbreakers.
This time around I write about All Through the Night and Promise Me Heaven by Connie Brockway, MacNamara’s Woman by Lisa Gardner, Keri Arthur’s Kiss the Night Goodbye, and Tara Sue Me’s The Training.

My monthly e-book reissues column for October—Reading All Through the Night: October 2013’s Digital Reissues—is now online at Heroes & Heartbreakers.

This time around I write about All Through the Night and Promise Me Heaven by Connie Brockway, MacNamara’s Woman by Lisa Gardner, Keri Arthur’s Kiss the Night Goodbye, and Tara Sue Me’s The Training.

Saturn, from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft, then assembled into this mosaic by Gordan Ugarkovic

Saturn, from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft, then assembled into this mosaic by Gordan Ugarkovic

David Pogue also compares it to the newly updated Google Nexus 7. Click thru to see which comes out ahead for your needs.