Round up #84: new British Kindle ad, ads on the Fire?

Round up #84: new British Kindle ad, ads on the Fire?

I’m writing this in a business center in a hotel, and it has somewhat unreliable and limited internet, but I’ll do the best I can. I like to tell you about new Kindle ads when I can, and I got an alert, so I’m taking a few minutes for this.

Ads on the Fire

This first one is in the rumor category, but interesting.

Ad Age (really, the major advertising publication) reported that Amazon is asking for $600,000 to put ads on the homescreen of the Kinde Fire.

Ad Age article

I first saw this when somebody on the Kindle forum wrote a really irate post about it, threatening illegal activities in response.

Yes, before we even know if it’s happening.ย 

Yes, before we even know how it’s happening if it is.

Some people love to get upset, I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

What I would guess is that this could be part of the package of new tablet and RSK (Reflective Screen Kindle) releases I think may happen before the end of the summer

Of course, precedent suggests these wouldn’t show up unless you wanted them…contrary to what some people might assume (and curse, prematurely in my opinion).

What I’m thinking is that we’ll have the option to buy an ad-sponsored Kindle Fire for a lower price…and that might go for other tablets Amazon releases. That makes sense to me…why not?

If you don’t want it, my bet would be that you won’t have to have it.

New UK Kindle ad

I got alerted to this one from the official Kindle YouTube channel (I’m signed up for alerts).

It’s an interesting ad which I think really does show the virtues of the Kindle in a way that many of the other haven’t.

It’s about taking Kindles on vacation…er, holiday, since it is British.

It actually shows people using them.

It also shows a lot of skin.

Seriously, Amazon, people who aren’t young models use Kindles, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know, I know, that’s how advertising often works. Yes, people who go to the Riviera in bikinis read, too. It’s just my guess that the people in the ad aren’t exactly…representational, statistically.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

ย I did manage to get the link for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4lo-4DbHKs

ย This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in theย I Love My Kindle blog.

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